Data retention, website-blocking, new security laws -- as telcos and ISPs face increasing regulation at the hand of a national security-focused Government, one industry leader warns against the "state control of telecommunications".
As data retention looks set to pass parliament within weeks, the telecommunications industry has united to make a "simple and reasonable" request for the Government to release costs for the regime.
Almost a year after Apple announced the launch of Apple Pay, Australia is still waiting for the service. But while reports suggest banks are clashing with Apple over fees, experts say there's a bigger obstacle to adoption.
Customers hit with late payment fees by Telstra, Optus and Vodafone are being asked to join a class action, as lawyers deem these fees "unlawful".
Alongside unlimited calls and text, Vodafone is offering bonus data, unlimited international calls for select plans and even a data control feature to get a grip on downloads across shared plans.
This week the Girt by CNET team offer up a mixed lolly bag of tech news. From Wi-Fi Calling to Stan's new run of apps, from the Nissan GT Academy to Samsung's new phones, if you're after a hot take, we've got 'em.
Telstra is bringing Roku to Australia, but the telco has confirmed that "Telstra TV" will only be available to home broadband customers, and spells the quiet end of the T-Box.
Optus prepaid and postpaid customers will now be able to make and receive calls and texts via a Wi-Fi connection using their own phone number, thanks to the launch of WiFi Talk.
Just one week after partnering with Roku to offer content streaming to broadband customers, Telstra has partnered with another content giant to give post-paid customers free Apple Music subscriptions.
Fresh off the back of a retail partnership with Dick Smith, Chinese smartphone brand Oppo gets carrier support with Optus now offering the R7 on plan.