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Review
Hands-on review: TCL 30 SE mobile phone
July 2022
TCL continues to provide consumers with budget phones that still pack a punch with the TCL 30 SE mobile phone. 
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Microsoft Teams
How MSPs can add value with Teams Phone
July 2022
As a Managed Service Provider, you know the Microsoft suite better than any telco ever will. But how do you retain ownership of the ecosystem, ensure system security, and minimise churn risk?
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Phone
Hands-on review: Obsbot Me AI-powered mobile phone mount
July 2022
The Obsbot Me is an independently controlled portable mobile phone mount that can track its target without the need for software or a connection to a phone.
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GoTo
Does your business’ phone system have the “IT” factor?
July 2022
Why it's time to upgrade your communication system - the success stories and the cash incentives currently available to you.
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eCommerce
Live Payments to use Visa’s Tap to Phone tech for merchants
July 2022
Live Payments has announced a new partnership with Visa to help small businesses and taxi operators accept digital payments securely and conveniently using Visa technology.
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Design
Hands-on review: Samsung S22 Ultra
June 2022
I have been impressed by the functions Samsung packed into this phone. I did actually make one phone call on this phone, in between trying out as many of its other uses that I could pack in.
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CX
Phone, internet complaints increase for first time in five quarters
May 2022
Phone and internet complaints have increased for the first time in five quarters, according to a new telco report from the Ombudsman.
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Phone
Best looking phone survey reveals surprising market trends
March 2022
The survey not only found the best looking devices, but revealed some interesting facts about the cellular phone market on a whole.
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Telcos
Thank you for your service! Phone and internet complaint numbers are down in Oz
February 2022
Australian consumers are becoming increasingly more satisfied with their internet and phone service providers, with new research seeing a record drop in complaints.
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Cloud
2degrees launches new business product to tackle hybrid engagement problems
December 2021
2degrees has launched its new Group Text business product to help solve many of the challenges that have come from hybrid work and engagement.
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Cybersecurity
Samsung outlines cybersecurity strategy for devices
December 2021
"While we are generally more mindful today of the dangers posed by hackers to our laptops and computers, we also need to recognise that smartphones are prone to cyberattacks as well."
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Smartphones
Hands-on review: Nokia X20
November 2021
Unless you are a device snob, you will be more than happy to own a device that won’t cost the price of a high-spec laptop but will provide you with reliable and future-proofed usage.
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Copper Network
Vodafone's copper landline network to be axed next year
October 2021
10,000 customers are still using its copper phone network, but they will need to move to voice over fibre, wireless, UltraFast HFC, or copper broadband (VoIP).
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SonicWall
Zoom partners with Poly & Yealink to launch phone appliance range
June 2021
The traditional workplace is evolving and adapting, and our goal is to empower the workforce to accomplish more by blurring the lines between voice and video.”
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Phone
Poly integrates antimicrobial protection into wireless phones
February 2021
The Poly Rove family of phones are built with an antimicrobial technology developed by Microban.
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Cloud
Smartphone sales to reach 1.5 billion this year — Gartner
February 2021
The rebound reflects the consequences faced by the industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, a year in which smartphone sales declined by 10.5%.
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Scams
NZ telco industry's two golden rules for avoiding phone scams
November 2020
“If something doesn’t feel right it probably isn’t. Hang up and report the call to your phone provider.”
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VoIP
2talk provides SIP services that put your business in charge
September 2020
2talk is a provider that is committed to providing solutions to small and medium enterprises in Australia and New Zealand.
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VoIP
The case for cloud-based business phone systems
August 2020
With the pandemic overhauling the means of business communication and collaboration, the time has come to consider Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems.
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Phone
Hands-on review: Oppo Find X2 Lite
July 2020
If you're in the market for a new phone and do not want to pay a full fortnight’s paycheck, the Oppo Find X2 lite is a great option.
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Cloud
Smartphone market continues to grow - Canalys
January 2020
Shipments of smartphones grew 1% this quarter, despite falling 2% generally in 2019.
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Phone
Hands-on review: Huawei Mate20 Pro
October 2018
Huawei’s answer to the Apple XS, the Mate20 Pro, is nearly in the wild. FutureFive’s Darren Price takes the new smartphone for a spin.
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Phone
Remember the RED holophone? Unsurprisingly the launch is delayed
May 2018
RED recently released a blog post confirming that their ‘holophone’ is being delayed.
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Smartphones
Two million ANZ consumers now have access to future of payment
November 2017
Gone are the days of bank cards and cash transactions as more consumers turn to mobile.