Tag Archives: Telstra

GDR3 Coming Soon

So there is a lot of talk as to when the GDR3 update will be rolling out to our lovely Windows Phone devices in Australia. Below is a table of carrier data. You can see that many carriers have completed or a close to completing their testing and are waiting for Microsoft to flick the switch so we shouldn’t have to wait too much longer.

Handset

Telstra

Optus

Vodafone

HTC 8X

Early testing

No information or not available from carrier

Available now in staggered release.

HTC 8S

Early testing

No information

No information or not available from carrier

Nokia Lumia 520

No information

No information or not available from carrier

No information or not available from carrier

Nokia Lumia 625

No information or not available from carrier

No information or not available from carrier

Testing complete. Awaiting rollout.

Nokia Lumia 820

No information or not available from carrier

No information or not available from carrier

Currently testing

Nokia Lumia 920

Awaiting Testing.

Expected release  mid-Feb

No information or not available from carrier

No information or not available from carrier

Nokia Lumia 925

Currently testing

Expected release  mid-Jan

Currently testing

Expected release  mid-Jan

Testing complete. Awaiting rollout.

Nokia Lumia 1020

Currently testing

Expected release  mid-Jan

No information

No information or not available from carrier

At this time Optus does not have a page that shows when they are planning to release updates. Their website is particularly unhelpful and if you are an Optus subscriber we would encourage you to provide feedback to the carrier that its not only Android users that want updates.

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Who offers what?

Image: Nokia Australia

Since we are back in 2014 its about time we did an update on what the major carriers have on offer with Windows Phone. We now have Windows Phone 8. So if there is anyone looking for a device at the moment here’s where you can find which devices are on each carrier.

 

Optus

Telstra

Vodafone

Current Devices

Nokia Lumia 1020 Nokia Lumia 925 Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 1020 Nokia Lumia 625 Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 925

Coming Devices

None Announced

None Announced

None Announced

 Extra Services

Telstra 24×7

TelstraOne

Garmin Navigator

 Foxtel Guide

 My Vodafone

Who offers what?

So its been six whole months since we last wrote about who offers what. A lot has changed, the Lumina’s have hit and we have a 4G Windows Phone on the market. So if theres anyone looking for a device at the moment here’s where you can find which devices are on each carrier.

 

Optus

Telstra

Vodafone

Current Devices

Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia Lumia 710 

HTC Titan 4G
Nokia Lumia 800

 

Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia Lumia 610 

Coming Devices

None Announced

None Announced

None Announced

Previous Devices

Samsung Omnia 7

LG Optimus 7

 

HTC HD7

HTC Mozart 

LG Optimus 7Q

Samsung Omnia W

HTC Trophy

Carrier WP Site

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Extra Services

 

TelstraOne

Garmin Navigator

 Foxtel Guide

 My Vodafone

We have a date … maybe?

So the Nokia Lumia 800 is coming to all major carriers at throughout March, but Gizmodo is reporting today it might be very early if not before if you’re a Telstra customer. An anonymous source that works in a Telstra store sent Gizmodo some information regarding to the release of new 4G devices on their network. Interestingly it was noted that the Nokia Lumia 810 would be coming to the network on the 28th of this month. Is the 810 just a typo? Is the date incorrect? We will find out in 12 days I guess!

Source: Gizmodo

Luminating the Rumors

Nokia Lumia 900
Image Source: Nokia United States

There are small rumors running around the internet that the Nokia Lumia 900 will see an internation announcement at MWC. While Nokia Australia has not confirmed it to be coming, their Facebook Page have let slips that they are in talks with carriers.

“Hi *****, we’re still talking to the operators about bringing the Nokia 900 to Australia.  No news just yet.” 30th January 2012

Seeing that Telstra is the only network in the country with LTE it would be a pretty good guess to say it will end up on their 4G network before other operators.

So you never know, we might be seeing ourselves in that front facing camera sooner than we thought?

Source: Nokia Australia Facebook Page

AFL Live …. unless you use a Windows Phone

AFL

Telstra has announced their new service dubbed AFL Live, where AFL fans can watch games and videos on their smartphones. Unfortunately the service is limited to Anroid and IOS devices with Telstra making clear it does not include Windows Phones in its service.

“m.afl.com.au is not available on Windows Phone 7 devices.”

So bad news guys 😦 If you’re upset or just want Telstra to show some WP love jump on their feedback site or Crowd Support to show the demand.

Source: AFL LIVE/Telstra

How to fix your FOXTEL App

Foxtel App Logo
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Telstra’s version of the Foxtel app for Windows Phone has been broken for quite a while.

Tesltra was notified of the issue in January on their Crowd Support site. Users were notified that the issue was forwarded to the correct department for resolution. 6 weeks later Telstra users are still waiting for an official response.

It seems the forum site does have its advantages. A Telstra employee has unofficially notified users of a work around for the issue. The marketplace has 2 different versions of the Foxtel Guide app, one is created by Telstra, the other by Foxtel. The Foxtel released app is at version 1.6 and working correctly but the Telstra version is at 1.3 and still broken.

The issue to Telstra customers is that they cannot access the Foxtel released app from their handset. Customers should either download the app via the Zune desktop client or the online marketplace.

Please find the link below:
http://www.windowsphone.com/en-AU/apps/c8b2096d-d5​e7-df11-9264-00237de2db9e

Source: Telstra CrowdSupport

Foxtel App Screenshot
Image Source: Windows Phone Marketplace

Who offers what?

So far in Australia we only have one second generation device on one carrier and that is the Samsung Omnia W on Telstra. With Nokia Australia having announced on their Facebook Account that the Lumia 800 is coming to all carriers in March, this is what the Australian Windows Phone market looks like.

 

Optus

Telstra

Vodafone

Current Devices

 

Samsung Omnia W

 

 

Coming Devices

Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia Lumia 800

Previous Devices

Samsung Omnia 7

LG Optimus 7

 

HTC HD7

HTC Mozart 

LG Optimus 7Q

HTC Trophy

Carrier WP Site

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Extra Services

 

TelstraOne

Garmin Navigator

 Foxtel Guide