Telstra's Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Offer to Give Australians Access to 4G LTE-Advanced Service

4 October 2014
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Telstra's subscribers in Australia with access to its 4G LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network can look forward to accessing a whole lot more content on their mobile devices as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung's LTE-A compatible smartphone joins Telstra's product line-up later this year. At present, Telstra's LTE-A services are already available in parts of Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin, Fremantle, Esperance, Mildura, Griffith, Mt Isa, Sarina, Yamba and Bundaberg and will be expanded to 20 new locations by the end of this year before a wider launch beginning next year.

According to Telstra, the LTE-A technology combines its new 4G 700MHz coverage with Telstra’s existing 4G coverage on the 1800MHz band to deliver theoretical peak network speeds of up to 300Mbps, which is at least double Telstra’s existing 4G theoretical peak network speeds. The actual speeds subsribers can experience however, depends on location, devices and other factors, said Telstra.

With Samsung Galaxy Note 4 onboard, subscribers will be able to access richer applications and at the same time increase their device features and capabilities as the Note 4 comes with a 5.7" Quad HD Super AMOLED display that supports a 1440p resolution content, a 16-megapixel camera and includes a heart rate monitor and a finger print scanner for secure access and facilitation of online payments. Together with the Note 4, Telstra will also be launching the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Edge, the Samsung Gear S smart watch and the Samsung Gear VR, a virtual reality headset compatible with Note 4, added the company.

"The leap to LTE-A will mean customers in coverage areas with compatible devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will enjoy ultra-fast content. But just as importantly, it means a more reliably fast mobile web experience for our customers. It’s the technology that will support our growing appetite for video on the go, our love of streaming music services and our fascination with sharing life through social networking sites. Australians have an ever increasing appetite for video and mobile phone manufactures are catering to this with bigger, higher-quality screens. Telstra is catering for this shift with the rollout of our 4G 700MHz spectrum and LTE-A technology.

-         Andrew Volard, Telstra Director of Devices

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