For all those people wandering around our great Australian cities and spewing they can't watch a streaming video over 4G because of network access and congestion - we've found a place where you can get access to a brand new 4G network that isn't being hammered. The downside - you'll need to travel about 384,000km to get there. Nokia and Vodafone are teaming up to put 4G on the moon.
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Most people have a pretty strong opinion about their telco. Some love their provider and wouldn't consider switching to a competitor, others hate certain telcos and will never do business with them again.
The problem with being rusted-on to a provider based on reputation is that you may never give thought to plan switching. You definitely should.
Taking your hard-earned dollars away from one carrier and giving them to another instead is not a decision to be made lightly, no matter how much you've grown to loathe your current provider of cellular services. If you're thinking about switching carriers to take advantage of big deals for cool new phones, than here are some key checks and preparations to make before you commit to switching your allegiances.
You've seen the contract prices and you might be tempted to sign up and avoid paying big upfront for Samsung's excellent, expensive and explosion-proof Galaxy Note 8 -- but while signing up for a plan may mean more money in your pocket in the short term, you could end up paying much more over the life of the phone. Here's how much you can save by buying a Note 8 outright and choosing the right prepaid plan.
Vodafone has added 16 new apps to their suite of ReadyApps. The suite of tools already includes Office 365, G Suite and a bunch of security and other online tools. The company says the are the only provider in Australia to give customers with 10 or more connections a dedicated, Australian-based Personal Account Manager.
Vodafone has announced a massive overhaul to postpaid plans, with sweeping changes to lock-in contracts, handset repayments and separate charges for voice, text and data usage so customers know exactly what they're spending.
According to Vodafone, the new plans will give customers better choice and flexibility: but how do they stack up in reality? We take a look at what's different.
It's getting easier and easier to set up a low cost point of sale system. With tablets and smartphones delivering apps that can integrate wth finance and stock control systems, it's possible to roll your own PoS easily. And payment services now mean you can skip the bank when looking for an EFTPOS terminal. From today, Vodafone will be selling the Square Reader for just $5 when bundled with selected mobile plans.
Dear Lifehacker, I will be in Spain, France and Italy for five weeks starting May 1 with my iPad Air (iOS 9.3 ). My iPad has no sim installed but can take one. What do you recommend as to a sim to buy? I need to access email, and suss out local info maps, timetables etc as we go around. NO Skype or movie music downloads.
Last year the Federal Government announced it would be auctioning off two 15 MHz lots of the 700 MHz spectrum, used to provide 4G mobile broadband. Today, the winning bids for the auction have been announced, with TPG and Vodafone snapping it up.
Forget about the Note 7. Samsung's comeback Galaxy smartphones are finally here and they look to be worth the wait. On paper at least, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are a monumental improvement over their aforementioned predecessor - sleeker, sexier and - wait for it - safer than before. Here are the specifications for both phones, along with Australian pricing and specifications.
Samsung's shiny new Galaxy smartphones officially go in sale on April 28. If you're planning to sign up to a new mobile contract and want to bag yourself a Galaxy S8 or S8+ in the process, here are the available plans from Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile. We've also included some tips for those who want to buy the phones outright.
This week, Vodafone held its first live public 5G demonstration in Australia, with Nokia at the University of Technology in Sydney. Gizmodo joined UTS staff and students watch robots deal with latency, eight simultaneous streams of Virtual Reality and of course -- speed tests using 5G capabilities.
But when will we get it, and what will it be used for?
It felt like déjà vu on Sunday night when Vodafone suffered a network outage that affected its mobile services nationwide. Customers experienced problems with data, texts and calls for seven hours, harkening back to the telco's 'Vodafail' days. Vodafone is now doing damage control by giving every mobile customer 2GB of bonus data. Here are the details.
After a nationwide outage last night, Vodafone's network is back up. The telco updated customers at 2:30am this morning, without clarifying what caused the problem.
7:55am Update: A spokesperson for Vodafone has now stated a "router issue" caused the outage.