• Telstra launches $10/day international roaming

    EXCLUSIVE | Telstra will today launch a flat $10/day global roaming deal in 57 counties around the world, with a cut-price $5/day for New Zealand.  The carrier will scrap its complicated Travel Pass packs in favour of the simplified scheme, which covers most countries in Europe, Asia, North...

    POSTED 10 Jul, 2017 75 Comments

  • Global roaming: Telstra vs Optus vs Vodafone, which is best?

    We compare the global roaming deals of Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – which one is best for the frequent flyer? One of the greatest advances for business travellers over recent years wasn't a new type of business class seat, a new airport lounge or travel app, or even an actual 'enhancement...

    POSTED 9 Dec, 2016 27 Comments

  • Rio Olympics: should you get a local SIM card or roam in Brazil?

    As Australians flock to Brazil for the Rio 2016 Olympics, keeping in touch with loved ones back home can be both difficult and expensive: but are you better off slipping a local SIM card into your phone or paying global roaming fees to your usual telco? Australian Business Traveller reviews both...

    POSTED 29 Jul, 2016 5 Comments

  • Telstra jacks up data, prices on international roaming plans

    LATEST | Telstra has backed down on its decision to more than triple some international data roaming costs after an outcry from the telco's travelling customers. Changes due to take effect from today would have seen the cost of excess data on the company's Travel Pass plans jump from 3c/MB to 10...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2015 21 Comments

  • Telstra TV streaming Internet video box takes on Apple TV

    TECHNOLOGY | Telstra’s latest gadget sees the Aussie telco go toe-to-toe with Apple for the eyeballs and wallets of Australia’s streaming video market. Like the Apple TV, the Telstra TV is a compact set-top box which taps into Internet-based video services such as Netflix, Presto and...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2015 5 Comments

  • Telstra launches super-fast 4GX mobile broadband hotspot

    So 4G isn’t fast enough for you? Get ready for 4GX, which Telstra touts as the next wave in mobile broadband and capable of shovelling data down the line at a meaty 600Mbps. A supercharged personal hotspot dubbed the Wi-Fi 4GX Advanced III will go on sale on September 29 at around $26...

    POSTED 17 Sep, 2015 1 Comment

  • Using Telstra global roaming for international voice and data

    Travelling overseas with your Telstra post-paid mobile phone? Here’s what you’ll pay for international roaming calls and data, and how to minimise your bill while you’re on the road. With a few exceptions for countries seldom visited by Aussies, Telstra offers global roaming in...

    POSTED 7 Jan, 2015 2 Comments

  • Telstra rolls out 1,000 free wireless Internet hotspots nationwide

    From today, roaming travellers and CBD workers can enjoy free access to 150 free Telstra Wi-Fi hotspots across Australia until early 2015, with 1,000 locations planned to be up and running by Christmas. On the list are pedestrian-heavy areas such as Hyde Park in Sydney, the Bourke Street Mall in...

    POSTED 19 Nov, 2014 2 Comments

  • Telstra roaming rates to skyrocket this month

    Millions of Australians will be hit by Telstra’s increased global roaming charges this month, with the price of receiving calls when travelling overseas set to skyrocket from March 24. The cost of answering your phone while in New Zealand, the UK and some European countries will more than ...

    POSTED 5 Mar, 2014 5 Comments

  • Telstra cuts international data roaming costs

    Telstra’s cut-price data roaming deals come into effect today as the nation’s leading carrier plays catch-up to recent globetrotter-friendly initiatives from Optus and Vodafone. Telstra’s post-paid subscribers can grab a Casual Traveller Data Pack good for anywhere from 100MB t...

    POSTED 14 Oct, 2013 12 Comments

  • Vodafone, Optus get real on global roaming

    Australia’s mobile phone companies are finally moving to make global roaming an affordable proposition, with both Optus and Vodafone unveilling new globetrotter-friendly plans, with Telstra likely to follow suit. Until this month, using your smartphone overseas under any Australia carrier&...

    POSTED 26 Aug, 2013 0 Comments

  • Telstra testing 4G 'small cell networks' for airports

    Telstra is evaluating advanced 'small cell networks' to cope with the boom in smartphones, tablets and laptops at Australia's busiest airports. Known as heterogeneous networks or HetNets, these use a tightly-woven matrix of small 4G mobile phone cells to handle high traffic loads in areas "...

    POSTED 15 May, 2013 0 Comments

  • Traveltech: Telstra's new prepaid 3G USB & WiFi superstick

    Having a tough time choosing between a dedicated USB mobile broadband dongle and the more versatile 3G-to-WiFi personal hotspot? Now you don't need to choose, with Telstra's debut of the 'Pre-Paid 3G USB+Wi-Fi' device. And yes, that's quite a mouthful. This 3G superstick acts as a USB...

    POSTED 13 Nov, 2012 4 Comments

  • Optus 4G now battling Telstra for superfast mobile broadband

    Optus is gearing up to woo business travellers with its new 4G mobile broadband network in Sydney and Perth, with Melbourne coming on board from September 15. Officially launched at the end of July but restricted to business customers, the 4G network is now available to anybody with the need for...

    POSTED 4 Sep, 2012 3 Comments

  • Telstra's new 4G 'Mi-Fi' modem: a high-speed personal hotspot

    On the back on building Australia's first 4G network – one which, alas, Apple's new 4G-capable iPad doesn't recognise – Telstra now offers a mobile wi-fi box to turn a super-fast 4G signals into a high-speed personal wireless hotspot. It's a next-gen version of Telstra's Ultimat...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2012 0 Comments

  • Telstra launches HTC Velocity 4G smartphone, 4G tablet coming...

    Telstra's debut of its first 4G smartphone – the aptly-named HTC Velocity – is set to delivering blistering speeds to business travellers. How fast? As high as 25Mbps-30Mbps in the real world, according to what we've seen in the Sydney CBD. That's quicker than most home broadband co...

    POSTED 24 Jan, 2012 0 Comments

  • Telstra's 4G mobile network goes live across Australia

    Telstra's new super-fast 4G LTE mobile network is going live today in capital city CBDs and 30 regional and metropolitan centres. The telco has already been giving a limited number of business customers a taste of the new network since August, but is today expanding coverage outside of the small...

    POSTED 27 Sep, 2011 0 Comments

  • Speed test: Qantas lounge Wi-Fi vs 3G mobile broadband

    Comfortable seating, good coffee and satisfying snacks: they’re three must-haves for any airport lounge. But can you rely on the free Wi-Fi in airport lounges for business-grade internet access? On a recent mid-morning visit to Sydney Airport’s Qantas business lounge, Australian Bus...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2011 1 Comment

  • Optus to SMS warnings to customers about global roaming bills

    Optus, Australia's most expensive network for data roaming, says it will start proactively warning customers when they start clocking up big bills overseas. Monthly-billed customers will get an SMS alert when they first download any data on an overseas mobile network, warning them of the high co...

    POSTED 9 Sep, 2011 2 Comments

  • Money-saving Onavo global roaming app now available for Android

    Onavo, the app that dramatically cuts how much data your smartphone uses to cut down on data roaming costs, is now available for Android phones. However, unlike the iPhone version that can actually cut data usage by up to 85% by compressing data before it gets sent over the mobile network, the A...

    POSTED 5 Sep, 2011 0 Comments

  • 3G/Wi-Fi pocket hotspots on sale for $39.50

    IN BRIEF | If you're heading off on a trip soon, and you haven't yet sorted out your internet access, consider picking up one of these Pocket Wi-Fi modems, currently on sale at Dick Smith for $39.50. It takes a 3G mobile network signal, connects to the internet, and provides you with a Wi-Fi hot...

    POSTED 19 Aug, 2011 2 Comments

  • 2-for-1 deal on unlimited data roaming SIM

    IN BRIEF | Heading to Asia for a short trip? There's a good deal on a roaming SIM card that could save you even more money than usual.  Bridge Alliance -- a consortium of mobile networks in the region -- is offering a good promotion on its Bridge AsiaRoam DataSIM cards for American Express ...

    POSTED 17 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Telstra launching Australia

    Business travellers in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane will be the first to get a taste of super high-speed 4G/LTE mobile broadband later this month. Modems for Telstra's new 4G network will go on sale on August 29th. The network itself has been running in testing mode since May, but the public h...

    POSTED 8 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Telstra debuts shared mobile broadband plans for businesses

    In brief: Businesses can now share mobile broadband plans among several staff members who need to be out and about at varying times. Telstra's Mobile Broadband Shared Plan services support several users on the same account, a move the carrier has attributed to increased mobility in the mode...

    POSTED 4 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Can Australian voicemail be hacked? Optus, Telstra and Vodafone respond

    The News International scandal over voicemail hacking may have focused on Britain so far, but it made us wonder whether Australian voicemail is safe. It's especially relevant in the context of business travel, where voicemail to people in different timezones or undertaking negotiations could yie...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2011 3 Comments

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