Following in the footsteps of Optus, Telstra will also offer AU$450 credit to customers breaking contract, as well as making its "new phone feeling" deal free for a limited time.
A new deal will see NBN Co take over ownership of Telstra and Optus' legacy copper and HFC networks, saying it will help connect customers to a "multi-technology" NBN more quickly.
The budget carrier will begin offering both pre- and postpaid LTE services from around April next year, using the Optus 4G network.
Vodafone names its LTE-A network 4G+ and switches on in Melbourne, while Optus gets early access licence approval to begin rollout on its 700MHz service.
Optus postpaid customers can now make contactless payments (linked to any bank account) through their Android smartphone. And thanks to Optus' new NFC SIM, they can even pay when their battery's dead.
Optus has announced a new mid-range offering in its line-up of home broadband and phone bundles, as well as a freebie with its most popular plan.
Optus is focusing on regional Australia with its latest network expansion, promising faster mobile data speeds in 200 new locations in the next 6 months.
Optus now has Carrier Aggregation available via its 2300MHz spectrum in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide
Optus is offering more data and up to $450 credit to entice new customers to upgrade their smartphone on the Optus network, while existing customers are also being offered credit for a trade-in.
The mobile provider unveils new daily prepaid plans starting from a dollar a day, with six months credit expiry.