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NBN congestion miracle cure, Optus kills unlimited mobile data plans after 1 day: Vertical Hold – Episode 169

The NBN says it’s all-but fixed congestion on its network, but should we believe it? Meanwhile, Optus was offering “unlimited” mobile broadband plans, somehow with…

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Telstra's Gigabit LTE and Amazon Prime's Aussie delays : Vertical Hold Episode 112

Should we be hyped or hesitant to sign up to Telstra’s Gigabit LTE network? Why is Amazon holding out on Aussies with video content?

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Telco outages and Alzheimer’s VR app: Vertical Hold Episode 95

What sort of compensation should you get when your telco’s network goes down? What does VR have to do with dementia research and education? All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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iOS 10 Review, GST Geoblocking and Netflix Unlimited Data: Vertical Hold Episode 93

iOS 10 reviewed in depth, the federal government’s no-GST-collected-geoblocking proposal examined and Netflix’s big push for “unlimited” plans in the latest episode, with special guest…

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Could Telstra's outages be good for Australian mobile broadband?

Telstra’s been hit recently with wave after wave of outages, which sucks if you’re a Telstra customer. Taking a slightly longer term view, however, this could be beneficial for everybody.

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Telstra includes MVNOs in free data day

Telstra doesn’t have many MVNOs to speak of, but if you’re on the Telstra network, you should get free data anyway.

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Optus Adds Data Sharing To More Plans

If there’s a trend for 2015, it’s in allowing customers to “share” allowances from mobile plans across multiple devices. Optus is taking this to its…

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Does sharing your phone plan make sense?

Vodafone’s announcement of its new shared plans means that every one of the three big Aussie telcos now has a sharing plan. But does sharing…

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How fast is Telstra's free Wi-Fi?

Telstra’s launched its trial of its nationwide “free” Wi-Fi today. So naturally I had to test it.

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Telstra's prepaid "Freedom" plans have a nasty data sting [Updated]

Telstra’s new “Freedom” prepaid plan looks a whole lot like its previous “Cap Encore” plan that I’ve been a keen user of. It would appear…

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