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Has Vodafone cracked roaming, does the NBN really have a clean bill of health, foldable phones emerge: Vertical Hold – Episode 203

Samsung starts a fresh wave of hype around foldable phones, Vodafone gets aggressive on roaming deals and the ACCC says the NBN is doing just fine… maybe… in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Apple iPhone XS rumours, 8K TVs from IFA, TPG/Vodafone confirm merger: Vertical Hold – Episode 193

Apple’s iPhone XS is coming, and we dig through the rumours to see if it’s worth getting excited about. Meanwhile, at IFA the talk is…

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TPG looks to merge with Vodafone, new NBN CEO and Google Home Max: Vertical Hold Episode 192

What would a merged TPG/Vodafone look like? What changes will the new NBN CEO bring in? Is Google Home Max worth its steep asking price?

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Are new Unlimited plans worth it, which Aussie telcos are worst for customer service? – Vertical Hold Episode 188

Are Telstra’s revamped Peace of Mind Plans or Vodafone’s unlimited passes worth buying? Which telcos are slammed in Australia’s latest customer service report? What are…

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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 dials up the blame game, Vodafone ditches lock-in contracts: Vertical Hold – Episode 140

NBN admits customers aren’t happy, but once again says retailers are to blame, while Vodafone takes the torch to retailers and mobile phone contracts alike. Meanwhile, we talk LinkedIn work snooping and more in this week’s episode!

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NBN's war on retailers, Vodafone's NBNfail mobile fallback and the future of AI bots: Vertical Hold Episode 138

Why is the NBN going to war on its own retailers, and what will this mean for consumers? Will Vodafone’s 4G NBN fallback model attract customers, or remind them of the NBN’s failures? Should we be scared or welcoming of our new AI overlords? All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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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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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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Are Telstra's Go Mobile Sharing Plans good value?

Telstra’s finally joined the sharing plans game with Go Mobile plans. How do they stack up against the competition?

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