Telstra has recorded smartphone speeds topping 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) on its network using the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. This is the first time in Australia that speeds in excess of 1Gbps had been demonstrated on a commercial network with a commercial smartphone. Here are the details!
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Telstra and Optus announced this week that both would launch 5G services next year, and the general response was "sure, but it's not like they're going to give us a lot of data, so who cares?"
Will this be the case? I'm not so sure. One of the key benefits of 5G technology is a big increase in network capacity, so I'm quietly optimistic about how this will play out.
Ladies and gentlemen, if you haven't already, it is time to join the revolution. Recent findings from research group Telsyte revealed that over half of Australian phone owners have ditched phone plan contracts and now use BYO phone plans.
Not that we need to tell a tech savvy bunch like you. You're probably all using grey import, dual-SIM Xiaomi smartphones and have long known the virtues of SIM Only phone plans.
Got a phone but need a plan? You're in good company. According to Telsyte, two-thirds of Aussies who switched phone plans last year moved to no contract plans, and you can be sure when they run these numbers again, the proportion of SIM Only plan purchases will increase again.
In short, it's time to find the best SIM Only plan. Here are the best options for five different types of user.
Internet access is important to modern travellers heading overseas. But when it comes to using your phone internationally, convenience can come at a cost. Blindly roaming can be ludicrously expensive.
But it doesn't have to be. It's easy to avoid bill shock and even access relatively cheap options with just a little bit of research. And we're here to help.
When Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit Queensland last week, one of the casualties was the region’s mobile phone network. Phone towers can stop working because they have been damaged by the wind, or because they have run out of diesel to run their generators.
Whatever the cause, the end result is the same: a number of people will find their mobile phones not connected to the network, leaving them without communications for an extended period of time. Here's how to stay connected in times of need.
The way we buy mobile data is pretty unusual, if you think about it. Unlike other utilities, like water and electricity, we're asked to estimate our usage in advance, and what we don't use, we lose. Worse still, if we underestimate our usage we might get slugged $10 for an auto data top-up.
It's no wonder that data rollover is a feature we're often asked about. In Australia it's difficult to find plans that let you carry unused data from one month into the next month, but it's not impossible. Here are some of the best.