Top Stories 4g
- The New Optus Contract Plans: Everything You Need To Know
- Vodafone 4G 5-City Speed Test: So Much Variation, So Much 3G
- Vodafone's 4G Network Speed Tests: Sometimes Fast, Sometimes Not
- How Long Before 4G Starts Costing Us More?
- How Mobile Network Usage Will Change Your Work Environment
- Will Telstra's 900MHz 4G Mean Everyone Needs New Devices?
One of the more frequent questions we get here at Lifehacker is where to find an affordable 4G service for use as broadband in the home. While still not as cheap as wired ADSL broadband, Vodafone’s new 4G WiFi Cube and associated plans are a decent option if you’re in a Vodafone 4G coverage area.
We’re big fans of prepaid and no-contract plans here at Lifehacker. The SIM-only plans on offer from Jeenee Mobile stack up pretty well against the competition, offering 4G access to the Optus network and decent data allowances.
Choosing a prepaid plan from an MVNO usually involves some kind of sacrifice: either your data is minimal, your network is 3G only or your calls are overpriced. Yatango sells plans using the Optus 4G and 3G networks, but how does it compare to its rivals?
Vodafone’s $5 a day roaming deal is one of the better choices out there if you want to roam on your existing account. If you’re travelling to New Zealand, it’s now an even more appealing option, since you’ll be able to access Vodafone’s own 4G network while doing so.
We know Telstra has 1.4 million customers using 4G for mobile broadband. We also know some of them aren’t very happy right now. A botched network upgrade and support patch rollout has meant many people haven’t been able to use their wireless hotspots in the last two days. If that’s happened to you, here’s how to (possibly) fix it.
Vodafone’s 4G network performs reasonably well, but one of the challenges in managing any 4G network is expanding its reach as more people use it. Vodafone’s solution? It will “refarm” some of its existing 850MHz spectrum, currently used for 3G, for 4G instead.