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Telstra has launched the Telstra Go Repeater. This is antenna solution the company says will improve mobile coverage or provide coverage in most places where it’s unavailable. With mobile black-spots and dead zones a constant hassle, particularly now that many people are abandoning landlines completely, this is a good step forward for those dependent on mobile coverage for their comms.


Nowadays, almost every smartphone on the market is proudly 4G capable. The majority of mobile phone plans have followed suit - with everyone from Telstra to Vaya offering 4G network connectivity as standard. Consequently, the idea of a "3G-only" plan sounds positively archaic.

However, there are significant benefits to a 3G plan, ranging from cheap prices to generous data allowances of up to 90GB a month. If speed isn't hugely important to you - or you live in an area with flaky 4G coverage - the plans in this roundup could be worth considering.


Worried about going over the data limit on your mobile phone and running up a big bill? With the right apps, you can keep track of what you've used and avoid any nasty surprises.


Vodafone has revamped its unlimited contract plans under the Red moniker, promising better voice inclusions, Australian customer support and other enhancements. Here's what you need to know about how the plans work and what they offer.


Vodafone has revamped its tablet plans, offering much more data on its standalone plans than its rivals but cutting back a little on choices for prepaid users. Here's what we like and what we don't about the new offerings.


Hi Lifehacker, interested in your thoughts. I'm planning on travelling with an iPad as my main computing device. Is it more cost effective and user friendly to get a Wi-Fi model and take a pocket hotspot, or get a model with a 3G/4G SIM slot and grab a SIM when I'm overseas? Thanks, Pad Thai


Everyone you know has a smartphone and mobile data network usage is growing hugely, but what do those developments mean for IT pros when it comes to managing and deploying apps and equipment? Here are some key trends to watch out for (including average download speeds for Aussies and how many of us really use 4G) and what they'll mean for your future projects.


Dear Lifehacker, I recently moved house and I have had to make do with using a 4G/3G USB modem for internet access. Is there a way to plug this thing into a Wi-Fi router so it acts like an ADSL modem/router does? I seem to remember devices like this in the past. Thanks, Rerouted


A group of Dutch researchers has demonstrated a technique for measuring rainfall by examining disruption to mobile phone signals. As well as providing a potential method for providing more measurements in the future, the study also reminds us of one of the downsides of mobile networks: they can be a bit rubbish during a downpour.


Dear Lifehacker, I'm moving to country Victoria (Horsham) and I'm wondering how I can find out before I move what provider I should go with (or stick with.) I'm really stuck with what terms to Google search or how to find coverage maps. Is there a central resource with this kind of information? Thanks, Signal Seeker