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NBN Co adds new speeds but not for all, Optus offers premium 4G, Cybertruck crashes on launch — Vertical Hold Episode 256

How will NBN Co’s proposed speed changes affect you? Should Optus be offering “priority” access to its 4G network? And can we talk about the Tesla Cybertruck without collapsing into a fit of giggles? All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Why it’s not worth buying a 5G phone in 2019

The first crop of 5G phones have some great features — but I reckon it’s worth pausing before putting down your hard-earned cash. Here’s why.

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NBN ponders Netflix tax, should teens be banned from social media? – Vertical Hold Episode 235

The “Netflix Tax” for the NBN emerges, and we ponder the tricky question of teenage use of social media in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Unlimited data frenzy (with a catch) and Windows 10 April Update: Vertical Hold – Episode 176

“Unlimited” mobile data deals are here, but are they worth your money? Meanwhile, there’s a new version of Windows 10 in town, as well as…

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NBN adopts FTTC and Optus goes for unlimited mobile data (again): Vertical Hold – Episode 173

NBN is switching hundreds of thousands of homes over to FTTC, but what will that mean for the future of the network? With “unlimited” mobile…

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Optus flexes its 5G muscle, Google talks Smart Homes and Morrow exits NBN: Vertical Hold – Episode 172

This week we’ve got all the guests, talking NBN, Smart Homes with Google and Optus’ vision of a 5G future at the Commonwealth Games!

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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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Google Wi-Fi, the death of Flash and Optus' billion dollar mobile spend: Vertical Hold Episode 137

Does Google Wi-Fi live up to the hype, or is Google cutting corners to save costs? Why is Optus spending a billion dollars on bush…

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The NBN Blame Game: Vertical Hold Episode 118

It’s time to play Australia’s least favourite ongoing broadband game, as the NBN twists and turns from speed woes to Optus’ forced HFC tactics with special guest, Australian IT editor Supratim Adhikari!

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Optus "Free" Netflix, Android N, iPhone Headphone Jack and XboxOnesie: Vertical Hold Episode 90

Optus goes quota free for Netflix and Presto while Google launches Android N and Microsoft gets a lot of coverage for the XboxOnesie in the latest episode!

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