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The Buzz has almost the same specifications as your Y but has more onboard storage 8GB vs 4GBa slightly bigger battery, illuminated soft buttons and a newer version of Android. Do you have Zte thoughts as Blade why it would have been removed by the latest update?? My first phone arrived today, 640 headphones. Wow, Glad I missed all the other Qlax now. No, 4vs I wouldn’t expect it to be at this price point. I don’t see anything about the Y5 being Blue-tick, and no mention of 4GX Nokia either on the Telstra website:
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zte blade qlax 4vs nokia 640

zte blade qlax 4vs nokia 640

zte blade qlax 4vs nokia 640

zte blade qlax 4vs nokia 640

zte blade qlax 4vs nokia 640

zte blade qlax 4vs nokia 640

zte blade qlax 4vs nokia 640

zte blade qlax 4vs nokia 640

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Bluetooth issues with the Buzz 9I actually started the thread due to a different Bluetooth issue http: Even at full price it’s very good value. Almost a wall of silence. The phone includes an 8-megapixel selfie camera on front. Tethered to Rooter is fine but not stand alone.

I will try to get to a 4GX area and test. On plugging in say a USB hard drive. I paid cash, no ID required, nice fast transaction. The DSE operative said that there are plenty of these phones around at present.

His shop restocked on Fri afternoon. He also commented that Telstra is offloading this stuff now and he would be surprised if stock is still around in quantity after Christmas. As others have said, about the only negatives are the el-cheapo screen but the digitiser is fine and the low end camera.

Other than that, all good. I am quite impressed with overall speed and responsiveness, from booting up through loading apps to shut-down, all is smooth. I auto-loaded about apps from my Cloud storage and this did not have any noticeable effect on performance after loading had completed.

Battery performance also looks to be good but it’s early days yet. My main objective was to get a cheap entry into Telstra 4GX wireless hot-spotting and I must say that as a hotspot it performs admirably.

The phone runs cool, much cooler than the ZTE MF91 dedicated pocket hotspot that I will probably now retire, presumably meaning that battery life will be solid. Thanks for reporting because my last Cheap coles telstra phone died with minimal addition of apps.

I did notice this battery is of a fairly large size. The latest cordless bluetooth phones that provide incoming and outgoing calls via bluetooth are cool.

Most of the cheap Telstra branded handset have external antenna ports. They are perfect for adding an external antenna to keep the phone alive in an area where an external antenna is necessary.

Connect to the stationary mobile handset external antenna connected via your bluetooth cordless. Telstra stuffed up and ported my number to the wrong sim.

After 30 hours I called them and they fixed the problem. So now i have 8. I also thought I was meant to get 5GB for a new service? I know that would be greedy. The best thing is this rolls over.

So apparently because i didnt set up direct debit at the beginning i need to do it 1 day or on the day of recharge before it runs out. StraitVodka, with respect, isn’t this stuff decidedly off topic and better discussed over in the Telstra Prepaid thread here?

I only got around to unboxing yesterday. But further, I find the screen is fine. I haven’t tried the camera. My previous Androids are now so slow browsing using Chrome and I find the Buzz is great.

My apps are working well, except perhaps for CSipSimple which is working although every time I get the message that it has stopped working. It only stops working if I acknowledge the message by touching OK.

So I had a chat on 24×7 about these phones and I’m very confused about whether the phone has a removable battery. I see a lot of you guys are alluding to one.

The Telstra chat operator said that it did have a removable battery then apologized and said no it doesn’t have one and now insists that it doesn’t. Telstra’s page about the phone says the battery isn’t removable under the detailed specifications section https: But I’ve just discovered use of Telstra credit on Google play and the joys of an extra GB when using CreditMe2U — both these things currently require me to use the sim card in my main phone, which is a hassle.

I’m very confused about whether the phone has a removable battery. It has a removable battery. As above the battery is user replaceable or removable. In fact it comes separate to the phone itself in the box.

I just got one for myself as a spare for the kids, http: Correct, as per the thread title ;. And in “About phone” Sure you’re not thinking of the much older Tempo? On a side note, when using this phone just as a pocket wifi device for the household, will it always stay on and connected when it comes to dishing out wifi assuming it’s plugged in, or will I have to mess with it when I get up in the morning for instance?

They are not on display. You have to ask the sales guys. Two more left about half an hour ago. Mentioned mates rates at the cashier. If I go into a Telstra store, will they give me the same deal?

Unlike at Dick Smith they’re displayed with printed price tickets as if it’s a new regular price. I bought a phone anyway: Not a bad idea. I only purchased it 1week ago from Telstra store.

They could have let me know a deal was coming Docket are usually 7 days right? Couldnt help myself and purchased another: Its all your fault, and Jacks and astero’s, and a couple of others: To good to pass up.

I will keep the headphones and pass the phone on to one of my extended family in the Philippines. It can take a couple of days for the data to appear. If not get in touch with Telstra. The store probably would not be aware of the headphone offer.

Try returning it, nothing to lose except some time and possibly angst: I’m tempted to get a second one myself so the wife’s got a set of headphones too.. I’m an iphone guy, I’m at the point of being sick of ios issues and generally bored with apple, so I am going to use this to enter the world of Android Android has it issues as well.

Still after trying apple, ms, and android, I am hooked on android. I’m at the point of being sick of ios issues and generally bored with apple. I would not call this an awsome android phone but hey its cheap as and has mhz.

Android does not have all the annoying constraints etc that apple has. Apple, google etc are all pain in the butts. What’s the approx delivery date for the Buzz?

Is it really the 2 day delivery for metro locations? Every time I have ordered sims or phones from Telstra I get it within 1 to 2 business days. I ordered the Buzz last night. They will dispatch today.

It will turn up tomorrow or Friday. Here is a problem i have run into with this phone Put telstra sim in I also have the Huawei y and both sims tether fine no problems Can anybody else check this please: The headphones are all black and look to be the same model as these: I ordered mine yesterday at Arrived in Fitzroy It does sound very much like it.

Perhaps this article will be of assistance: No APN settings made no change were correct already You could surf on the phone no problem and had 4G While we do support tethering for iPhones we do not provide personal hotspots for iPads.

Depending on your mobile device, check out our Help and Support articles on how to set up tethering on your handset. So it would appear that there is a special APN that your get routed through when trying to tether.

True, but it’s still a good valued phone irrespective. Its an incredible deal with the headphones. Has anyone got the white Buzz? If so, how do the two colours compare? Already ordered a black and thinking about a second one for the wife Looking from the front you see very little white maybe 2mm around sides.

I like the white. I just bought one yesterday, but only today — almost 24h later — I received a confirmation email. Getting a bit worried that 2-day delivery time-frame is not going to happen I jumped on chat to as the status of my order and they said its currently out of stock and once my order is fulfilled, I would receive the tracking details.

I jumped on chat to as the status of my order and they said its currently out of stock. That’s a bit strange, you must of just missed out, mine shipped yesterday and StarTrack website is showing it in Perth today.

How many days passed since you placed your order and the package actually being delivered? I ordered Tuesday night, shipped yesterday and is showing “onboard for delivery today” this morning.

I’m in Perth so would expect us to be worse case. Hope you can help. Ive just purchased the buzz and want to know if it can block numbers?? And also can it take screen shots??

Hoping someone can help. Here’s the user manual if you are keen http: I’ve read through it and found screen shots, still can’t get it to work. I must be useless but still can’t find info about blocking numbers.

Do I actually need to be at home to show the delivery driver the same ID used to make the purchase? Normally all packages at my condo are signed by the admin guy and then everyone just picks them up in their own time.

So just wondering if this one time I actually have to be present no matter what Does anyone know if you can switch the hard-keys around on the Buzz? I really would like it the other way around Crap, it’s actually in my wife’s name — do I just need her DL when she heads out or does she need to physically be here too?

By the looks of it you are out of luck. I was looking to do the same thing. Also can’t fine tune the screen like the fit. The Buzz and fit look identical from the outside.

The Buzz has a slightly nicer backing. I think I prefer the fit out of the two after brief impressions. I’ve had a quick scan through the comments to see if this question has already been answered, but couldn’t find anything Once unlocked to all networks, would this be a good phone to use on Optus?

Or would the missing network bands make reception patchy and unreliable? I just bought this phone because I needed one and headphones. This was perfect, except I just got it delivered and there aren’t any headphones.

I really like the white colour as it’s a slight pearlish metallic colour. Of course we are only talking about the back of the phone here. Headphones came included not just the small ones in the phone’s box but also the Monster DNA headphones that Telstra is currently attaching to orders as a bonus, and after activating the included SIM card I have 5GB data on it already valid for 28 days.

Overall — great experience with Telstra and a great phone too — an absolute bargain at this price. And an absolute steal considering you get the Monster DNA headphones with it for free.

My widget just says “tap here to manage your prepaid service”. It should show it if you’re on mobile data — when it’s on wifi it can’t get the usage information as well. My widget just says “tap here to manage your prepaid service” Remove that widget.

Install the Telstra 24×7 app and then put the 24×7 widget on. This will show you all the info, not just data. Can someone please clarify what being locked to Telstra means?

Does it mean being locked to being a Telstra customer, or being locked to using the Telstra network, but able to go through another company that uses the Telstra network — eg. Can we unlock other network bands on this device, under the options you listed Wahroonga Farm?

It does not seem to give that option which is a pain. Tethered to Rooter is fine but not stand alone. On closer inspection of the box there was a sticker over a sticker, so I offered the unlocker the IMEI number in the battery compartment and that unlocked it.

I’ve now received a second a second Buzz, this one from Telstra — an impulse buy, heck the headphones are worth 60 notes by themself. So if you come to unlock be aware that the stickers IMEI number may not be the same as the one on the phone, which isn’t a problem unless you persistently bang in an incorrect unlock code 10 times.

I gave the unlocker the IMEI number showing on the box and the resultant unlock code failed. Where’s the hardware specs? Is this a Qualcom Snapdragon? According to ZTE’s website it is Qualcomm.

If the former then might be able to unlock additional 3G and 4G bands. And appears to add Mhz 3G, as I just popped a Voda sim in and don’t think that Voda does or here.

Perhaps someone else can confirm this. I wonder what additional 4G bands could be unlocked? Voda actually uses all 3, , and Got mine and insta-ordered an unlock code, screw the telstra sim included.

Indeed but not all districts have all three available Australia-wide. What we need is confirmation as the phone or modem doesn’t indicate frequency info for connection. I’ve tested with a Voda SIM.

The handset is network locked to Telstra. If you put in a non-Telstra SIM card you won’t receive any service. So if you come to unlock be aware that the stickers IMEI number may not be the same as the one on the phone,.

Telstra took 2 days to dispatch, a lot unusual in my experience. On board for delivery today still within Telstras time frame and the moron driver from Star Track tries to deliver it to the wrong address.

Geez its a business address with a business name, how hard is it? Anyway now fighting with Star Track to find and deliver my phone, what a useless company!!

Mine made it just on time. Ordered Wednesday morning, got the 2nd email yesterday evening and luckily got delivered today. Star Track being themselves carded it to my local LPO Lucky I didn’t stay waiting and checked the tracking status at pm The LPO is within walking distance.

I fly out of Australia for several weeks on Sunday things would have been messy otherwise chasing refunds Yes it’s funny this phone is pretty much identical on outside to the fit, but the mtk SoC the fit gets performs better.

Mainly the GPU is a lot better. If you test benchmarks side by side you can watch run through the tests fast. Seems the GPU is not quite twice the speed going by 3dmarks scores. On a side note, as someone has already mentioned, the Telstra SIM is actually quite useful to activate it as you’ll get 5GB straight off the bat and I think you have a full 28 to use it too.

I’m ok getting the 24×7 app via Google Play as that is one thing I actually know how to use, but how do I dump the current widget and then put the new 24×7 widget in its place?

If your mobile doesn’t automatically place a new app on the main screen – do a similar thing, hold the app down with your finger and it “should” drop it on the main screen. Where do you get the unlock code?

Open your app drawer. Go to widgets tab. Find widget you want. Tap and hold on it. Place it where you want. Or on the handset itself: Looks like the replacement for this is the Y5 also blue tick which has more bands spec wise and is running 5.

Picked it up over this ZTE model. I don’t see anything about the Y5 being Blue-tick, and no mention of 4GX support either on the Telstra website: According to your link it does list support for mhz band in specifications, which is 4GX.

I would find it odd that a newly released phone didn’t offer support for it at this stage. Yeah the s is definitely a downgrade over the s used in the Buzz. You probably not going to notice much difference performance wise between the two in real life use except for the s does seem to be lot more friendlier on battery life.

Do you have the handset now and if so, do the specs match the Huawei website? Yeah that’s the thing I found with these lower end phones, you can’t trust the listed specs. Box is blue tick and there is the MHz so it is 4GX.

Nope — read the very first post in this thread, and look up the specifications for yourself:. I found this interesting, I benchmarked battery life between the fit and the buzz, here’s the results: I posted on another website forum that I thought this phone was better than the Y, but having used this phone for a while, I’ve changed my mind and I’d say the Y is better.

But this phone is very good. Y back is so slippery, Buzz is way better soft-touch rubberised. According to this site, http: Set preferred network type: And the Buzz is much better in low signal areas.

For a solid phone with Monster headphones included, not to mention a SIM card that gives 5GB straight off the bat after registration? Super for a second phone. Anyone knows if the credit can be used for existing Telstra prepaid service and not activating the new sim?

To get the headphones, can these be purchased from a T shop, or do they have to be purchased online? If buying online it appears that one has to go through the activation process as part of the procedure.

Must order online to get the headphones and discount. I was thinking about taking the sim kit into a T shop to get that credit added to my existing prepaid service. You need to activate the new SIM.

I think you’ll find that this is merely their ID procedure, so they know who’s responsible for the sim they’re sending out. Once received you or anyone can activate the sim in a different name provided that relevent ID is provided.

I’m finding this, but the differences are minor like the viewing angles better with the Y and as DerekG says in favour of the Buzz it goes brighter. A matter of personal choice this.

The camera on the buzz has it all over the Y, but find the Y battery lasts longer, but it’s early days, I’ve only completed one charge cycle on the buzz thus far, so the li-ion may still be settling.

With Mhz LTE on the Buzz but Mhz 3G on the Y, the difference between the handsets has to be in the eyes of the beholder and what they need it for. Both are excellent budget smartphones. I bought the buzz mainly for the Monster headphones, but figured I can use this as a second phone.

What do people normally use a second phone for other than work purposes? Activate the sim that came with the Buzz on freedom plus and you’ll get a 5gb data bonus valid for 28 days.

You now have a decent 4gx pocket wifi for all your wifi devices. Install Here and download offline maps and you get a 4. I use mine mainly as a workout phone since you don’t want your flagship phone to get all sweaty and possibly dropped a few times.

I might not even bother with a flagship phone in the future since these cheap ones are plenty fast with decent battery life for my use. Hi there, I’ve juts picked up one of these as a secondary phone and am surprised at the quality and functionality for the price.

I am unable to find the option to do this on this phone. I had a Y when they were cheap and the biggest flaw I found with it was only around 1. You could set it to install apps directly to sd card easy enough.

It shouldn’t be any faster though than the Buzz, because the Buzz uses the exact same system on chip. The screen I believe is ips on the Y, so should have better viewing angles and might be a bit better to look at despite having the same dpi.

The only other budget phone with an ips screen that I could use to compare against is the Sony E4g, but I doubt the Y is in the same league as that phone’s screen. I’ve had the Fit longer, and has been through a few more battery cycles, so perhaps that helps a bit.

You still wouldn’t think that it would achieve around 2 hours better. The rest of the phone seems almost identical, same screen, same mah battery, same crappy quality camera etc.

Just ordered one of these purely for use as a cheap GPS but I was wondering if everyone is still receiving these with headphones have the headphones sold out? Just checked OzBargain and 2 people received theirs with headphone on Friday so it seems like the headphones haven’t sold out yet.

Both are actually excellent scores when compared to other results: My only qualm with that benchmark is that it uses the CPU primarily and isn’t really indicative of real world performance.

The GSMarena endurance rating is good but they seldom test these cheap handsets. I don’t think it’s possible with the stock launcher and I have the same issue with my Nexus 7.

You’ll probably need to install a more customisable launcher like Nova:. You’ll probably need to install a more customisable launcher like Nova: Ordered a Black and White phone on Saturday.

Received the black one today with a set of headphones. No sign yet of the white one on its way. I assume that I will get the headphones as my invoice says: I was supposed to receive mine today.

According to Star track tracking it was on board for delivery today. Then it went back to depo. After numerous calls, I finally got out of them that Telstra had sent an Email requesting that it be ‘return to sender’!

I’ve tried all afternoon to find out what is going on but I am getting the usual run-around. Almost a wall of silence. Lucky you, my receipt doesn’t have that on it, even though they were “Included” right through checkout.

However the two Buzz phoens in our house can see each other via Bluetooth. So while I suspect it’s a Bluetooth protocol issue does the Buzz use a special protocol that isn’t widely available or something?

I don’t think any battery benchmarks are. I think it just a way to compare against other phones. I haven’t found their tests to be indicative of real world battery life either.

I like the GSMarena one because they test talk time, web browsing and video playback separately to come up with the aggregate score. I value the web browsing and video playback results since that’s what I use my handsets for most over any other tests out there but that’s just me and we all have different requirements.

Yeah their tests must be a best case scenario, I have no idea how some of the phones achieve the numbers they get. So I don’t think their numbers are good indicator of real world use either.

Thinking of returning, getting this, looks like it has message alert LED can anyone confirm thanks. Lumia’s don’t offer that, they want you to use glance instead. Have you tried glance? Though the buzz is a much better phone than the Lumia Yep used glance, i like the clock at night handy, both have 1 gig ram which is good, and 5mpx camera.

Battery seems better in the Buzz though. Just got my Buzz with the free headphones. Enjoy mate — glad you got the headphones. Going to use mine as an Audiobook player with a micro-SD as well.

Only issue with this is the volume on all droid phones is a bit low. If you use it more like dumb phone, the is better with power-saving mode. For smartphone use then the buzz should get 2 days of moderate use easy enough and better than Lumia.

I’d take the buzz everyday over the Faster processor, better apps, and flash on camera. I found this out the hard way after trying to use it with multiple android phones: Several days ago I tried to order online, at the end of the process after I pressed “submit” or whatever, got a brief on-screen message saying there was a payment failure, order status is unknown and to check my bank statement.

All too hard, I won’t be bothering further — top ordering system That was the only way to get Optus 4G mHZ at my house. My Zenfone 2 was getting 2 bars Optus amaysim 4G signal when they were side to side, Buzz was on E dge all the time.

Has anybody ordered multiple units and got headphones for each phone ordered? What sort of adapter would I need to get? Or never heard of an adapter for headphones buttons. I would love to know if there’s an adapter that allows the use of both the mic and the buttons on iPhone-centric headsets on Android You can’t lose, beat valued smartphone.

Don’t forget the free 5gb sim activation. Is that with the included sim? No extra recharge is required in the case of SIM cards included with prepaid devices. If you do some searching in the Lycamobile prepaid thread you may find a technique which allows tethering to occur in spite of Lyca not permitting it.

Lyca uses Telstra however and there is no guarantee the same technique will work in your case. I do know it works for Lyca although I do not use it. We ran into a problem some time back on a different phone.

Phones without MHz work fine in metro areas and large regional centres where there is MHz service. This had me stumped for a while, we even had 5 bars of signal at times but no service — I am guessing the phone was monitoring Telstra signal, not Optus.

As soon as you step into the country where there is no MHz service, the service stops. Someone mentioned before that this phone might actually support MHz. However, you’ll have to play around with the secret handset menu.

Yes, I remember reading W-Farm’s post, but i haven’t experimented. I am actually using the phone with Telstra prepaid, but it could be handy for me if I could use it with Amaysim Optus too.

It should arrive within the next few days and I’ll give this a shot. And I’ll be very interested in what you discover. The phone I use for Amaysim is now pretty hopeless for internet use, hence my interest in potentially using the Buzz which is very snappy.

You should be able to enable 3G and other bands. You’ll need root though. Refer to my previous post. Thank you for this information. I had read your previous posts and looked at your link.

Unfortunately the process is too hard for me and I’ll have to be satisfied with the phone the way it is. But thank you anyway. Mine just got delivered via Startrack Express. Has this happened to others?

Now trying to get on to 24×7 chat. Because even though the offer runs till Christmas, the headphones are mentioned as subject to stock availability in the fine print.

For those saying you can enable MHz, I doubt the phone has the hardware for it The chipset does support 3G, but there’s no guarantee the antenna is capable of it as well. But they didn’t come.

So it is on record. BTW this was a lengthy session, 24×7 seemed to think I was referring to the little earpiece that comes with the phone. Lucky the offer is still there so I sent them the link referring to the “Bonus Gift” Eventually the light filtered through.

I cant find where to turn on notification light? Maybe it was that priority thing i played with anyone know how? I’m using messenger for texts thanks. This phone will be my sons, so I need to restrict some apps ect.

When I go in to setting to do this, I don’t have the “Users” option listed. Is it hidden somewhere else on the phone? The second issue is when I go in to system updates, the only option listed is “Storage card updates” Is anyone able to help me with this?

The headphones are pretty ordinary. If I paid the prices they normally sell for I’d be disappointed. Doss apparently there isn’t a way to set up seperate user accounts, although this phone runs android lollipop its version is missing this feature.

Perhaps a hardware limitation, insufficient memory perhaps. All you may be able to do is disable apps that are innapropriate in settings apps. I read somewhere that zte are unlikely to issue any updates to the phone.

There is an update app in the app drawer. I presume if an update became available you would use this app to download it to SD card then go to settings to install it. Presumably the one mentioned here: I checked “about phone-system-updates “and I saw that only “storage cards updates” available, it said” copy update pack to storage card for system updates”.

I then used this script to remove kingroot and replace with supersu. As stated by other users it’s not available by default, however if you root the phone as above you can enable it by editing the build.

You should be able to remove root once you have edited the build. I have no problems with my Telstra sim either If this is the same for all Buzz users, it looks like Telstra’s firmware is causing this.

Your only choice will be to use the wifi hotspot or to replace Telstra’s firmware with the factory generic one. Maybe tell others where you found it. Anyway I found it too.

For information of others trying to update.. Scroll through the pre installed apps and find one called “system Updates”. White with green arrow. What can I use this on?

My update downloaded and installed ok went smooth I find them a bit similar to my Logitech UE, except the mids are suppressed. The UEs have very crisp bass, the Monsters have emphasised lows and highs, and fairly unenthusiastic mids.

Still, they don’t really hold a candle to the Sennheiser HD I normally use with my laptop I attempted installation from the System Updates app and it seemed to be working until I got the same message as Mike reported:.

And as in his case I have plenty of space on the device and I also have a micro SD card installed. Now the System Updates app reports: System update was not completed because the package is mismatched.

I attempted installation from the System Updates app and it seemed to be working until I got the same message as Mike reported. That happened to me three times in a row last night. Thank you for that.

I notice in my System Updates app history that code is quoted at the end of the failure message. Power down phone, while holding the volume up power the phone up and it should enter recovery menu, use the volume buttons to select wipe cache, after that finishes reboot and try update again.

Yeah lots of devices like that yet my gb SD card still works. I haven’t tested the buzz, but it works in the very similar ZTE fit. I doubt it’s a hardware limitation.

Works fine without formatting as FAT So no need to worry about the supposed 32gb limitation. Price valid from 7 Dec to 24 Dec Okay I received my amaysim sim today and can confirm tethering doesn’t work with any sim except for a Telstra one.

I received my amaysim sim today and can confirm tethering doesn’t work with any sim except for a Telstra one. So i just got this phone for a family member and ended up doing the update, however now it seems to of removed the bluetooth smart function.

Any idea how i can get it back? The device they use requires this. It did work before the update too which seems even weirder. Maybe we can try it on our phones to see if the same issue exist after updating.

I no longer have the phone with me and they won’t tell me the app for some reason? Just told her to keep it for a couple days and see if it changes, otherwise work something out.

I have two of theses phones one updated, one I haven’t yet, using this app it confirms the updated phone doesn’t support BLE, while the non updated one does show as working.

They probably don’t want to in case any issues arise rolling back to a previous version, sucks they don’t provide full firmware roms, as it limits development. Same thing has happened to me — did the update and now can’t use BLTE bluetooth low energy.

I was using it to couple a Wahoo Tickr heart rate monitor to the phone — in fact, it was the only reason I bought this phone — for the Bluetooth 4 capability. It’s not a problem with any APP — it is because Bluetooth 4 capability has been removed from the phone!!!!!

My bluetooth still allows me to connect to a set of headphones — but not to a device which requires Bluetooth 4. The phone itself will not pair with the device. Have any of you managed to get Foxtel Go working with the Buzz?

I get an error message while Foxtel Go is loading — “Sorry. Video playback is not available on this device. Please turn off AllShare to continue. Given this is not a Samsung phone, I wonder why this error shows up.

I’m very interested in hearing from anyone about what happens when you install and then attempt to use Foxtel Go. Might have something to do with the chromecast stuff I have installed though.

Mobile Foxtel different app works fine though as long as you turn off wi-fi — it’s unmetered mobile data on Telstra so all’s good. Foxtel’s just paranoid about people trying to stream from phones to a TV.

I’m having some trouble applying the update as an OTA, does anyone know where I can find it as a download that I can put on the SDcard and do the update that way?

I’ve had a Google around but not having any luck finding it. Have you tried setting the APN type to: I know in Kitkat and Lollipop there is apparently a tethering flag meaning that your carrier will know that you are tethering and restrict your usage.

I do not know however, if there is the ability to have a fixed tethering apn on Android Lollipop. Root your phone, instructions by Snakebyte here 2. Run the app and grant it root permission 4.

Close the application, reboot, and you’re good to go. So multi user is a feature of 5. I thought it was from 5. Any other tweaks I should do while rooted? List of default bands: Here are the list of available bands you can enable with this phone: Agreed, make sure you write a reply here at least.

Would have to do something about it asap then surely? There are certain areas at work where I have difficulty getting Telstra 3g but works fine on Optus, I’ll be able to check it out tomorrow to see if my phone can utilise MHz frequency.

Hi Baz, I’ve managed to edit the permissions to enable this feature after the update. You’ll need your phone to be rooted. Copy the file and paste it in: Reboot and BLE should be working! Excuse me if i’m blind but i can’t seem to find this path, where should i be looking?

Can’t see any device folder. I rooted it with kingroot, then followed your steps but no device folder in SD card drive. Was in the drop down. Hmmm very tempting!! Do you have any thoughts as to why it would have been removed by the latest update??

Anyway — I have never rooted an Android phone before. So am not sure how to do this. Would much appreciate an elemental description of “how to root this BUZZ phone: The deployment of this update has been stopped as an issue whereby the Bluetooth 4 functionality is deactivated has been identified.

A fix is being developed however timelines are not known yet. The original purpose of the update was to incorporate security fixes from Android Partner Security bulletins 14 and 13 which contain additional “Stagefright” fixes.

Hi, It’s a mistake and is being addressed. The final fix will take alittle time due to all the processes required to have it approved. I will update you all once I know the confirmed solution and timeframes.

Also only two users came to me and only one was from Whirlpool or Crowdsupport sites. Bluetooth issues with the Buzz 9I actually started the thread due to a different Bluetooth issue http: I will be replying to the external forum users shortly.

I have been very busy working out the issue with the team. Ok we have it sorted and understand the issue now. Two problems occurred at the same time. I was testing using a Jawbone UP2 — Jawbone broke their app and we broke the handset Bluetooth 4 function some how at the same time with the update of firmware as you correctly told us.

The update had nothing to do with BT4, but it did have security fixes Still looking at what the cause is. At some stage in the next couple of days you should see another notification that there is another update available and once you apply that Bluetooth 4 on the handset will work again.

What confused me was that the new Jawbone UP2 app also had an issue at the same time as our handset update was released and it wasn’t until I swapped the UP2 for a Fitbit Charge that I found that the Buzz update had broken BT4.

So keep an eye out for the update. We just need to go through the required processes, testing and approvals before we can get the firmware released on the update platform.

Definitely worth registering on it in case you ever need assistance I must of missed the link to the forum, but i did fill out the support form on the weekend, nothing back as of yet though.

Glad it’s being sorted. I downloaded and tried it and get the same error, Samsung allshare uses DLNA, the app must be detecting something and thinks it is allshare, try contacting foxtel re the app giving false allsare warning.

Obtain root using kingroot, then replace kingroot with supersu following the instructions on the link for the script. If you didn’t want to keep root it can be removed via supersu once you have made any changes.

Note that is usually best to remove root before applying any system updates. You can enable this feature from build. I don’t think so!! But the same can be said for the latest expensive offerings from Samsung!!

My niece recently renewed an expired phone contract and got the latest IPhone with the new contract — she seems to think that she is getting the phone for nothing!!!! I tried formatting a 2gb sd card that’s all I had handy as exFAT, but couldn’t get the Buzz to recognise it.

Coles has the Buzz in its latest catalog, on sale for a week commencing today. For 10cents extra you can buy it from Telstra and get free Startrack Airlock delivery and Monster DNA headphones, which I’m pretty sure you could sell for a lot more than ten cents if you didn’t want them ;P.

Haha yes have already done this as well, though it might be good to get added for users that don’t like rooting or modifying their devices: Looks like the headphones may have sold out, no mention of them on the Telstra site anymore.

Just checked the website, looks like the deal is over now. I actually ordered another one on the weekend and received it yesterday with the headphones. I did exactly the same. Received my second phone with headphones yesterday after someone else said earlier that they ordered twice and received headphones both times even though the website stated only 1 pair per customer.

Blue tick is a Telstra certification for devices that have an especially good ability to get reception on their network. Performance is OK but i find the screen slightly laggy, My 3yr old Note 2 feels faster but then again that was also a flagship phone in its day.

I found that it outperforms my Note 4 in general use. That has more to do with Samsung version of Android than the hardware. It also has the advantage of a lower resolution screen.

The phone performance is great, battery life is excellent. So you can’t expect it to be fantastic at that price. The poor mans iPhone is something like the Sony E4G, great screen, camera takes good photos in good lighting, excellent performance even when playing games in hgh detail and will get as good if not better framerates,.

Your’s the exception not the rule. That’s one of the negatives of that lovely aluminum. Haven’t tested it yet, ill have to wait till next month when i get another 5gig from Amaysim to use.

Bought a Buzz recently but can’t seem to find a tempered glass screen for this phone. Does anyone know if there are any other phones with the same size screen?

Have managed to smash two phone screens already so would be good to prevent this one from suffering the same fate. Did anybody try OTG usb? I try to connect my Sandisk 32g Otg usb, but can’t be recognised by buzz.

I just tried then and it didn’t work. Might have to root it and use an app like StickMount: I bought a buzz today. Unlocked it and tried Optus. Got 4g great everywhere except inside my house would you believe it!

Sorry — but I don’t understand the above. Why would you do this? There is a place inside the settings where you can select 4g, 3g, etc. Any thoughts re the pros and cons either?? No luck with the tempered glass on ebay — I have found these for all other phones I have owned for the last few years ever since my first droid phone broke the screen back in I got an app called ‘4g switcher’ to change preferred band.

The stupid phone was going 2G when 4G was there the whole time. So now that I have unlocked the ZTE and have got it working properly on Optus, you mean I have to root around with it more to get tethering to work??

I thought that, but I checked OzTowers and there is only and optus 4g in my area. Thinking of buying one of these phones for my Mother In law. I am guessing she would have to go to the telstra shop to get a micro sim to activate and use with her current number?

From memory only Fat I know of one user with a G microSD card formatted to Fat32 and is happy. Some members of the U. Earlier this week, Huawei’s retail partner Best Buy said it will cease selling Huawei devices in the U.

Telecom companies in the U. Even so, Pai alluded to taking more action. In his response he said, “I intend to take proactive steps to help ensure the integrity of the communications supply chain in the United States in the near future.

The FCC did not immediately return a request for comment on the nature of Pai’s intended actions. Xiaomi, the smartphone maker based in China, said it is eying a launch in the U. Xiaomi’s Jun did not say if the company will seek to strike distribution deals with U.

The former would give it the best chance of success, but other Chinese companies haven’t fared so well winning carrier deals. Xiaomi is China’s fourth-largest phone maker, and has been highly successful in India.

It was one of the first to make an all-screen device, the Mi Mix, back in ZTE has built a respectable presence in the U. The company plans to make “more effort to build the trust among the people in Washington,” according to mobile device CEO Lixin Cheng.

ZTE has spent the last few years building strong relationships with U. Cheng indicated ZTE will do what it must to ensure it can continue to sell phones to Americans. These devices bring ZTE’s design language in line with current trends by adopting They also put the competition on notice with dual cameras designed to take better low-light photographs.

Earlier this week, Google promised that more Android Go phones would arrive shortly, and the Tempo Go is leading that wave. Pricing wasn’t immediately announced. These mid-range handsets bring the Blade series up-to-date with competing designs by adopting the The V9 pictured drops the plastic build common to ZTE’s older Blade designs for an aluminum frame and glass panels on front and back.

The screen measures 5. It is powered by a 1. The V9’s front camera supports Facebook detection for waking and unlocking the phone. Other stand-out features include NFC, fingerprint reader, and 3,mAh battery.

It comes in black or gold. The Vita dials back the size and specs when compared to the premium V9. It drops the metal and glass for a polycarbonate shell that forms the entire rear of the device.

The screen is reduced to 5. The phone has a 3,mAh battery and it comes in black, pink, blue, and dark blue. ZTE said neither of these phones is slated to reach the U. Google today made ARCore 1.

For example, it features improved environmental understanding that lets people put virtual objects on surfaces like posters, furniture, toy boxes, books, cans, and more. Google says it is expanding the availability of the Google Lens Preview, which lets you take a picture and gather information about what’s in the image.

Google says Lens will hit all Google Photos English-language users over the coming weeks. Lens lets people create contacts from business cards, recognize plants and animals, and add events to their calendar by taking photos.

Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.

Google says brands can “send more useful and interactive messages” to their customers with photos, videos, and links for purchasing. Some include Contacts, Flowers.

Google says more businesses will be deploying richer messaging via the Android Messages app over the coming months. The Android Messages app has gained a lot of traction with phone makers and carriers, and more support is on the way.

The app has a growing footprint with carriers, as well. Sprint is the lone U. Google believes this new momentum for RCS and Android Messages will eventually mean a better messaging experience between people, brands, and more.

Qualcomm today announced the Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine, a package of hardware and software components meant to help developers bring AI-assisted apps and services to Qualcomm-powered handsets.

The AI Engine is supported on the Snapdragon, , , and mobile platforms, though it shines brightest on the, which has its own AI processing built in. The AI Engine relies on three core hardware components: On the software side, Qualcomm’s AI Engine runs on the Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine, software that was created so developers can target the exact core they want powering their apps.

This powers machine learning and accelerates AI operations. Qualcomm says the sum of all these parts is real-time responsiveness, improved privacy, and enhanced reliability on the supported Snapdragon mobile platforms.

Qualcomm will be demonstrating the technology at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress trade show. ZTE says American consumers have no reason to fear its cell phones. As a publicly traded company, we are committed to adhering to all applicable laws and regulations of the United States, work with carriers to pass strict testing protocols, and adhere to the highest business standards,” said the company.

ZTE takes cybersecurity and privacy seriously and remains a trusted partner to our U. Some in the government characterize phones and telecommunications gear sold by ZTE and Huawei as security risks. Moreover, Republican senators and congressmen have put forth bills that would make it illegal for the government to purchase or use equipment from Huawei and ZTE.

Neither of these bills has been voted upon yet. For the time being, ZTE’s handsets continue to be available in the U. Huawei’s devices are available online.

ZTE says, based on customer requests, the build of Android 8 Oreo for the Axon 7 will be close to stock. The platform brings improved battery life to the Axon 7, as well as shorter boot times, picture-in-picture mode, notification dots, Google Play Protect, Android instant apps, and autofill for online forms.

Android 8 Oreo should be available to Axon 7 owners starting February It features a 5. Intelligence agency leaders have suggested that U. All six intel heads said plainly they don’t think American citizens should use phones or other products from Huawei and ZTE.

Lawmakers in the House and the Senate have since introduced bills that would make it illegal for the government to use any equipment from Huawei or ZTE. Huawei said it is “aware of a range of U.

Huawei is trusted by governments and customers in countries worldwide and poses no greater cybersecurity risk than any ICT vendor. Nearly all mobile devices, including Apple iPhones, are made in China.

T-Mobile today announced new ways for its postpaid and prepaid customers to save some green. First, T-Mobile has a buy-one, get-one offer on deck for LG handsets.

This BOGO offer is available to new and current customers. These deals will be available for a limited time. Republican Senators today introduced a new bill that would prevent the U.

Last year, ZTE was hit with a temporary ban after it was discovered the company supplied some equipment to Iran in violation of international sanctions. ZTE’s handsets are widely available from prepaid carriers in the U.

Huawei sells its phone to U. ZTE has pushed a maintenance release to its aging Axon 7 flagship handset device in order to patch up the phone’s security. Primarily, the update applies Google’s security fixes through the December patch.

The security maintenance release also adds Hiya v6. The release was made available over the weekend and should reach all Axon 7 devices in the weeks ahead. ZTE first debuted the Axon 7 during the summer of Though ZTE brought the foldable Axon M to market in, the company did not release a follow-up flagship to replace the Axon 7.

ZTE is expected to make some announcements at the Mobile World Congress trade show scheduled to take place next month in Barcelona. Some people who work for the U. The lawmakers, including members of the Senate and the House, further suggested that any U.

The two companies were widely expected to kick off sales of the phone at the Consumer Electronics Show. The phone will still be made available to U. Huawei is the world’s third-largest supplied of handsets and the largest supplier of telecommunications gear.

Reuters suggests the change in tone with respect to Chinese technology firms comes from the Trump Administration. Last week, lawmakers introduced legislation that would prevent the U.

Government Communications Act” H. Conaway cited a number of reports that link both companies to China’s communist party as the chief reason for introducing the bill. The idea is to protect the security of government communications, according to Conaway.

Huawei is the world’s third-largest maker of smartphones and the world’s number one maker of telecommunications equipment. Representative Elizabeth Cheney R from Wyoming co-sponsored the bill. The bill will need to approved by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform before it can be sent to the House for a vote.

Google recently provided a list of Android-based wearables that have or will receive the Android 8 Oreo update. As always, the exact timing of the update is up to each individual manufacturer.

Android 8 Oreo for Android Wear is a minor update that tweaks some notification behaviors and vibration settings, and adds new languages and notification channels for improved battery life.

Nov 20, , 1: Cricket Wireless is offering a number of free and discounted smartphones starting today. Cricket says the sales prices are good through November 26 or as long as supplies last.

The offer is available to new customers only. Customers can select which carrier they wish to use when they sign up for ROK Mobile. This allows people to use their own device. ROK Mobile also offers what it calls Life Plans, a series of services including roadside assistance, accidental death and cremation insurance, family legal services, family telemedicine, and ID theft insurance.

A 5-megapixel camera with flash adorns the rear, while a 2-megapixel camera sits on front. Both can capture video up to p HD. The phone is powered by a 2,mAh battery. Others features include Bluetooth 4.

It runs Android 7 Nougat. The company expects the dual-screened handset to go on sale in retail stores on November The Axon M is unique in that it has twin 5. The design bring with it incredible improvements to multitasking, allowing people to run two full-screen apps side by side, as well as more easily share content with others in mirror mode.

The Blade X sports a 5. The phone is powered by a 1. It supports high-capacity microSD memory cards. The main camera has a megapixel sensor with LED flash and features such as manual, panorama, and time-lapse.

The front camera has a 5-megapixel sensor with digital zoom. The Blade X runs Android 7. Oct 17, , 9:

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I auto-loaded about apps from my Cloud storage and this did not have any noticeable effect on performance after loading had completed. Battery performance also looks to be good but it’s early days yet.

My main objective was to get a cheap entry into Telstra 4GX wireless hot-spotting and I must say that as a hotspot it performs admirably. The phone runs cool, much cooler than the ZTE MF91 dedicated pocket hotspot that I will probably now retire, presumably meaning that battery life will be solid.

Thanks for reporting because my last Cheap coles telstra phone died with minimal addition of apps. I did notice this battery is of a fairly large size. The latest cordless bluetooth phones that provide incoming and outgoing calls via bluetooth are cool.

Most of the cheap Telstra branded handset have external antenna ports. They are perfect for adding an external antenna to keep the phone alive in an area where an external antenna is necessary.

Connect to the stationary mobile handset external antenna connected via your bluetooth cordless. Telstra stuffed up and ported my number to the wrong sim. After 30 hours I called them and they fixed the problem.

So now i have 8. I also thought I was meant to get 5GB for a new service? I know that would be greedy. The best thing is this rolls over. So apparently because i didnt set up direct debit at the beginning i need to do it 1 day or on the day of recharge before it runs out.

StraitVodka, with respect, isn’t this stuff decidedly off topic and better discussed over in the Telstra Prepaid thread here? I only got around to unboxing yesterday. But further, I find the screen is fine.

I haven’t tried the camera. My previous Androids are now so slow browsing using Chrome and I find the Buzz is great. My apps are working well, except perhaps for CSipSimple which is working although every time I get the message that it has stopped working.

It only stops working if I acknowledge the message by touching OK. So I had a chat on 24×7 about these phones and I’m very confused about whether the phone has a removable battery.

I see a lot of you guys are alluding to one. The Telstra chat operator said that it did have a removable battery then apologized and said no it doesn’t have one and now insists that it doesn’t.

Telstra’s page about the phone says the battery isn’t removable under the detailed specifications section https: But I’ve just discovered use of Telstra credit on Google play and the joys of an extra GB when using CreditMe2U — both these things currently require me to use the sim card in my main phone, which is a hassle.

I’m very confused about whether the phone has a removable battery. It has a removable battery. As above the battery is user replaceable or removable. In fact it comes separate to the phone itself in the box.

I just got one for myself as a spare for the kids, http: Correct, as per the thread title ;. And in “About phone” Sure you’re not thinking of the much older Tempo?

On a side note, when using this phone just as a pocket wifi device for the household, will it always stay on and connected when it comes to dishing out wifi assuming it’s plugged in, or will I have to mess with it when I get up in the morning for instance?

They are not on display. You have to ask the sales guys. Two more left about half an hour ago. Mentioned mates rates at the cashier. If I go into a Telstra store, will they give me the same deal? Unlike at Dick Smith they’re displayed with printed price tickets as if it’s a new regular price.

I bought a phone anyway: Not a bad idea. I only purchased it 1week ago from Telstra store. They could have let me know a deal was coming Docket are usually 7 days right?

Couldnt help myself and purchased another: Its all your fault, and Jacks and astero’s, and a couple of others: To good to pass up. I will keep the headphones and pass the phone on to one of my extended family in the Philippines.

It can take a couple of days for the data to appear. If not get in touch with Telstra. The store probably would not be aware of the headphone offer. Try returning it, nothing to lose except some time and possibly angst: I’m tempted to get a second one myself so the wife’s got a set of headphones too..

I’m an iphone guy, I’m at the point of being sick of ios issues and generally bored with apple, so I am going to use this to enter the world of Android Android has it issues as well.

Still after trying apple, ms, and android, I am hooked on android. I’m at the point of being sick of ios issues and generally bored with apple. I would not call this an awsome android phone but hey its cheap as and has mhz.

Android does not have all the annoying constraints etc that apple has. Apple, google etc are all pain in the butts. What’s the approx delivery date for the Buzz?

Is it really the 2 day delivery for metro locations? Every time I have ordered sims or phones from Telstra I get it within 1 to 2 business days. I ordered the Buzz last night. They will dispatch today.

It will turn up tomorrow or Friday. Here is a problem i have run into with this phone Put telstra sim in I also have the Huawei y and both sims tether fine no problems Can anybody else check this please: The headphones are all black and look to be the same model as these: I ordered mine yesterday at Arrived in Fitzroy It does sound very much like it.

Perhaps this article will be of assistance: No APN settings made no change were correct already You could surf on the phone no problem and had 4G While we do support tethering for iPhones we do not provide personal hotspots for iPads.

Depending on your mobile device, check out our Help and Support articles on how to set up tethering on your handset. So it would appear that there is a special APN that your get routed through when trying to tether.

True, but it’s still a good valued phone irrespective. Its an incredible deal with the headphones. Has anyone got the white Buzz? If so, how do the two colours compare? Already ordered a black and thinking about a second one for the wife Looking from the front you see very little white maybe 2mm around sides.

I like the white. I just bought one yesterday, but only today — almost 24h later — I received a confirmation email. Getting a bit worried that 2-day delivery time-frame is not going to happen I jumped on chat to as the status of my order and they said its currently out of stock and once my order is fulfilled, I would receive the tracking details.

I jumped on chat to as the status of my order and they said its currently out of stock. That’s a bit strange, you must of just missed out, mine shipped yesterday and StarTrack website is showing it in Perth today.

How many days passed since you placed your order and the package actually being delivered? I ordered Tuesday night, shipped yesterday and is showing “onboard for delivery today” this morning.

I’m in Perth so would expect us to be worse case. Hope you can help. Ive just purchased the buzz and want to know if it can block numbers?? And also can it take screen shots??

Hoping someone can help. Here’s the user manual if you are keen http: I’ve read through it and found screen shots, still can’t get it to work. I must be useless but still can’t find info about blocking numbers.

Do I actually need to be at home to show the delivery driver the same ID used to make the purchase? Normally all packages at my condo are signed by the admin guy and then everyone just picks them up in their own time.

So just wondering if this one time I actually have to be present no matter what Does anyone know if you can switch the hard-keys around on the Buzz? I really would like it the other way around Crap, it’s actually in my wife’s name — do I just need her DL when she heads out or does she need to physically be here too?

By the looks of it you are out of luck. I was looking to do the same thing. Also can’t fine tune the screen like the fit. The Buzz and fit look identical from the outside. The Buzz has a slightly nicer backing.

I think I prefer the fit out of the two after brief impressions. I’ve had a quick scan through the comments to see if this question has already been answered, but couldn’t find anything Once unlocked to all networks, would this be a good phone to use on Optus?

Or would the missing network bands make reception patchy and unreliable? I just bought this phone because I needed one and headphones. This was perfect, except I just got it delivered and there aren’t any headphones.

I really like the white colour as it’s a slight pearlish metallic colour. Of course we are only talking about the back of the phone here. Headphones came included not just the small ones in the phone’s box but also the Monster DNA headphones that Telstra is currently attaching to orders as a bonus, and after activating the included SIM card I have 5GB data on it already valid for 28 days.

Overall — great experience with Telstra and a great phone too — an absolute bargain at this price. And an absolute steal considering you get the Monster DNA headphones with it for free.

My widget just says “tap here to manage your prepaid service”. It should show it if you’re on mobile data — when it’s on wifi it can’t get the usage information as well.

My widget just says “tap here to manage your prepaid service” Remove that widget. Install the Telstra 24×7 app and then put the 24×7 widget on. This will show you all the info, not just data.

Can someone please clarify what being locked to Telstra means? Does it mean being locked to being a Telstra customer, or being locked to using the Telstra network, but able to go through another company that uses the Telstra network — eg.

Can we unlock other network bands on this device, under the options you listed Wahroonga Farm? It does not seem to give that option which is a pain. Tethered to Rooter is fine but not stand alone.

On closer inspection of the box there was a sticker over a sticker, so I offered the unlocker the IMEI number in the battery compartment and that unlocked it. I’ve now received a second a second Buzz, this one from Telstra — an impulse buy, heck the headphones are worth 60 notes by themself.

So if you come to unlock be aware that the stickers IMEI number may not be the same as the one on the phone, which isn’t a problem unless you persistently bang in an incorrect unlock code 10 times.

I gave the unlocker the IMEI number showing on the box and the resultant unlock code failed. Where’s the hardware specs? Is this a Qualcom Snapdragon? According to ZTE’s website it is Qualcomm.

If the former then might be able to unlock additional 3G and 4G bands. And appears to add Mhz 3G, as I just popped a Voda sim in and don’t think that Voda does or here. Perhaps someone else can confirm this.

I wonder what additional 4G bands could be unlocked? Voda actually uses all 3, , and Got mine and insta-ordered an unlock code, screw the telstra sim included. Indeed but not all districts have all three available Australia-wide.

What we need is confirmation as the phone or modem doesn’t indicate frequency info for connection. I’ve tested with a Voda SIM. The handset is network locked to Telstra. If you put in a non-Telstra SIM card you won’t receive any service.

So if you come to unlock be aware that the stickers IMEI number may not be the same as the one on the phone,. Telstra took 2 days to dispatch, a lot unusual in my experience. On board for delivery today still within Telstras time frame and the moron driver from Star Track tries to deliver it to the wrong address.

Geez its a business address with a business name, how hard is it? Anyway now fighting with Star Track to find and deliver my phone, what a useless company!! Mine made it just on time.

Ordered Wednesday morning, got the 2nd email yesterday evening and luckily got delivered today. Star Track being themselves carded it to my local LPO Lucky I didn’t stay waiting and checked the tracking status at pm The LPO is within walking distance.

I fly out of Australia for several weeks on Sunday things would have been messy otherwise chasing refunds Yes it’s funny this phone is pretty much identical on outside to the fit, but the mtk SoC the fit gets performs better.

Mainly the GPU is a lot better. If you test benchmarks side by side you can watch run through the tests fast. Seems the GPU is not quite twice the speed going by 3dmarks scores. On a side note, as someone has already mentioned, the Telstra SIM is actually quite useful to activate it as you’ll get 5GB straight off the bat and I think you have a full 28 to use it too.

I’m ok getting the 24×7 app via Google Play as that is one thing I actually know how to use, but how do I dump the current widget and then put the new 24×7 widget in its place?

If your mobile doesn’t automatically place a new app on the main screen – do a similar thing, hold the app down with your finger and it “should” drop it on the main screen. Where do you get the unlock code?

Open your app drawer. Go to widgets tab. Find widget you want. Tap and hold on it. Place it where you want. Or on the handset itself: Looks like the replacement for this is the Y5 also blue tick which has more bands spec wise and is running 5.

Picked it up over this ZTE model. I don’t see anything about the Y5 being Blue-tick, and no mention of 4GX support either on the Telstra website: According to your link it does list support for mhz band in specifications, which is 4GX.

I would find it odd that a newly released phone didn’t offer support for it at this stage. Yeah the s is definitely a downgrade over the s used in the Buzz.

You probably not going to notice much difference performance wise between the two in real life use except for the s does seem to be lot more friendlier on battery life.

Do you have the handset now and if so, do the specs match the Huawei website? Yeah that’s the thing I found with these lower end phones, you can’t trust the listed specs.

Box is blue tick and there is the MHz so it is 4GX. Nope — read the very first post in this thread, and look up the specifications for yourself:. I found this interesting, I benchmarked battery life between the fit and the buzz, here’s the results: I posted on another website forum that I thought this phone was better than the Y, but having used this phone for a while, I’ve changed my mind and I’d say the Y is better.

But this phone is very good. Y back is so slippery, Buzz is way better soft-touch rubberised. According to this site, http: Set preferred network type: And the Buzz is much better in low signal areas.

For a solid phone with Monster headphones included, not to mention a SIM card that gives 5GB straight off the bat after registration? Super for a second phone. Anyone knows if the credit can be used for existing Telstra prepaid service and not activating the new sim?

To get the headphones, can these be purchased from a T shop, or do they have to be purchased online? If buying online it appears that one has to go through the activation process as part of the procedure.

Must order online to get the headphones and discount. I was thinking about taking the sim kit into a T shop to get that credit added to my existing prepaid service.

You need to activate the new SIM. I think you’ll find that this is merely their ID procedure, so they know who’s responsible for the sim they’re sending out. Once received you or anyone can activate the sim in a different name provided that relevent ID is provided.

I’m finding this, but the differences are minor like the viewing angles better with the Y and as DerekG says in favour of the Buzz it goes brighter. A matter of personal choice this. The camera on the buzz has it all over the Y, but find the Y battery lasts longer, but it’s early days, I’ve only completed one charge cycle on the buzz thus far, so the li-ion may still be settling.

With Mhz LTE on the Buzz but Mhz 3G on the Y, the difference between the handsets has to be in the eyes of the beholder and what they need it for. Both are excellent budget smartphones.

I bought the buzz mainly for the Monster headphones, but figured I can use this as a second phone. What do people normally use a second phone for other than work purposes?

Activate the sim that came with the Buzz on freedom plus and you’ll get a 5gb data bonus valid for 28 days. You now have a decent 4gx pocket wifi for all your wifi devices. Install Here and download offline maps and you get a 4.

I use mine mainly as a workout phone since you don’t want your flagship phone to get all sweaty and possibly dropped a few times. I might not even bother with a flagship phone in the future since these cheap ones are plenty fast with decent battery life for my use.

Hi there, I’ve juts picked up one of these as a secondary phone and am surprised at the quality and functionality for the price. I am unable to find the option to do this on this phone. I had a Y when they were cheap and the biggest flaw I found with it was only around 1.

You could set it to install apps directly to sd card easy enough. It shouldn’t be any faster though than the Buzz, because the Buzz uses the exact same system on chip.

The screen I believe is ips on the Y, so should have better viewing angles and might be a bit better to look at despite having the same dpi. The only other budget phone with an ips screen that I could use to compare against is the Sony E4g, but I doubt the Y is in the same league as that phone’s screen.

I’ve had the Fit longer, and has been through a few more battery cycles, so perhaps that helps a bit. You still wouldn’t think that it would achieve around 2 hours better.

The rest of the phone seems almost identical, same screen, same mah battery, same crappy quality camera etc. Just ordered one of these purely for use as a cheap GPS but I was wondering if everyone is still receiving these with headphones have the headphones sold out?

Just checked OzBargain and 2 people received theirs with headphone on Friday so it seems like the headphones haven’t sold out yet. Both are actually excellent scores when compared to other results: My only qualm with that benchmark is that it uses the CPU primarily and isn’t really indicative of real world performance.

The GSMarena endurance rating is good but they seldom test these cheap handsets. I don’t think it’s possible with the stock launcher and I have the same issue with my Nexus 7. You’ll probably need to install a more customisable launcher like Nova:.

You’ll probably need to install a more customisable launcher like Nova: Ordered a Black and White phone on Saturday. Received the black one today with a set of headphones. No sign yet of the white one on its way.

I assume that I will get the headphones as my invoice says: I was supposed to receive mine today. According to Star track tracking it was on board for delivery today. Then it went back to depo.

After numerous calls, I finally got out of them that Telstra had sent an Email requesting that it be ‘return to sender’! I’ve tried all afternoon to find out what is going on but I am getting the usual run-around.

Almost a wall of silence. Lucky you, my receipt doesn’t have that on it, even though they were “Included” right through checkout. However the two Buzz phoens in our house can see each other via Bluetooth.

So while I suspect it’s a Bluetooth protocol issue does the Buzz use a special protocol that isn’t widely available or something? I don’t think any battery benchmarks are.

I think it just a way to compare against other phones. I haven’t found their tests to be indicative of real world battery life either. I like the GSMarena one because they test talk time, web browsing and video playback separately to come up with the aggregate score.

I value the web browsing and video playback results since that’s what I use my handsets for most over any other tests out there but that’s just me and we all have different requirements. Yeah their tests must be a best case scenario, I have no idea how some of the phones achieve the numbers they get.

So I don’t think their numbers are good indicator of real world use either. Thinking of returning, getting this, looks like it has message alert LED can anyone confirm thanks.

Lumia’s don’t offer that, they want you to use glance instead. Have you tried glance? Though the buzz is a much better phone than the Lumia Yep used glance, i like the clock at night handy, both have 1 gig ram which is good, and 5mpx camera.

Battery seems better in the Buzz though. Just got my Buzz with the free headphones. Enjoy mate — glad you got the headphones. Going to use mine as an Audiobook player with a micro-SD as well.

Only issue with this is the volume on all droid phones is a bit low. If you use it more like dumb phone, the is better with power-saving mode. For smartphone use then the buzz should get 2 days of moderate use easy enough and better than Lumia.

I’d take the buzz everyday over the Faster processor, better apps, and flash on camera. I found this out the hard way after trying to use it with multiple android phones: Several days ago I tried to order online, at the end of the process after I pressed “submit” or whatever, got a brief on-screen message saying there was a payment failure, order status is unknown and to check my bank statement.

All too hard, I won’t be bothering further — top ordering system That was the only way to get Optus 4G mHZ at my house. My Zenfone 2 was getting 2 bars Optus amaysim 4G signal when they were side to side, Buzz was on E dge all the time.

Has anybody ordered multiple units and got headphones for each phone ordered? What sort of adapter would I need to get? Or never heard of an adapter for headphones buttons.

I would love to know if there’s an adapter that allows the use of both the mic and the buttons on iPhone-centric headsets on Android You can’t lose, beat valued smartphone.

Don’t forget the free 5gb sim activation. Is that with the included sim? No extra recharge is required in the case of SIM cards included with prepaid devices.

If you do some searching in the Lycamobile prepaid thread you may find a technique which allows tethering to occur in spite of Lyca not permitting it. Lyca uses Telstra however and there is no guarantee the same technique will work in your case.

I do know it works for Lyca although I do not use it. We ran into a problem some time back on a different phone. Phones without MHz work fine in metro areas and large regional centres where there is MHz service.

This had me stumped for a while, we even had 5 bars of signal at times but no service — I am guessing the phone was monitoring Telstra signal, not Optus. As soon as you step into the country where there is no MHz service, the service stops.

Someone mentioned before that this phone might actually support MHz. However, you’ll have to play around with the secret handset menu. Yes, I remember reading W-Farm’s post, but i haven’t experimented.

I am actually using the phone with Telstra prepaid, but it could be handy for me if I could use it with Amaysim Optus too. It should arrive within the next few days and I’ll give this a shot. And I’ll be very interested in what you discover.

The phone I use for Amaysim is now pretty hopeless for internet use, hence my interest in potentially using the Buzz which is very snappy. You should be able to enable 3G and other bands.

You’ll need root though. Refer to my previous post. Thank you for this information. I had read your previous posts and looked at your link. Unfortunately the process is too hard for me and I’ll have to be satisfied with the phone the way it is.

But thank you anyway. Mine just got delivered via Startrack Express. Has this happened to others? Now trying to get on to 24×7 chat. Because even though the offer runs till Christmas, the headphones are mentioned as subject to stock availability in the fine print.

For those saying you can enable MHz, I doubt the phone has the hardware for it The chipset does support 3G, but there’s no guarantee the antenna is capable of it as well.

But they didn’t come. So it is on record. BTW this was a lengthy session, 24×7 seemed to think I was referring to the little earpiece that comes with the phone. Lucky the offer is still there so I sent them the link referring to the “Bonus Gift” Eventually the light filtered through.

I cant find where to turn on notification light? Maybe it was that priority thing i played with anyone know how? I’m using messenger for texts thanks. This phone will be my sons, so I need to restrict some apps ect.

When I go in to setting to do this, I don’t have the “Users” option listed. Is it hidden somewhere else on the phone? The second issue is when I go in to system updates, the only option listed is “Storage card updates” Is anyone able to help me with this?

The headphones are pretty ordinary. If I paid the prices they normally sell for I’d be disappointed. Doss apparently there isn’t a way to set up seperate user accounts, although this phone runs android lollipop its version is missing this feature.

Perhaps a hardware limitation, insufficient memory perhaps. All you may be able to do is disable apps that are innapropriate in settings apps. I read somewhere that zte are unlikely to issue any updates to the phone.

There is an update app in the app drawer. I presume if an update became available you would use this app to download it to SD card then go to settings to install it. Presumably the one mentioned here: I checked “about phone-system-updates “and I saw that only “storage cards updates” available, it said” copy update pack to storage card for system updates”.

I then used this script to remove kingroot and replace with supersu. As stated by other users it’s not available by default, however if you root the phone as above you can enable it by editing the build.

You should be able to remove root once you have edited the build. I have no problems with my Telstra sim either If this is the same for all Buzz users, it looks like Telstra’s firmware is causing this.

Your only choice will be to use the wifi hotspot or to replace Telstra’s firmware with the factory generic one. Maybe tell others where you found it. Anyway I found it too. For information of others trying to update..

Scroll through the pre installed apps and find one called “system Updates”. White with green arrow. What can I use this on? My update downloaded and installed ok went smooth I find them a bit similar to my Logitech UE, except the mids are suppressed.

The UEs have very crisp bass, the Monsters have emphasised lows and highs, and fairly unenthusiastic mids. Still, they don’t really hold a candle to the Sennheiser HD I normally use with my laptop I attempted installation from the System Updates app and it seemed to be working until I got the same message as Mike reported:.

And as in his case I have plenty of space on the device and I also have a micro SD card installed. Now the System Updates app reports: System update was not completed because the package is mismatched.

I attempted installation from the System Updates app and it seemed to be working until I got the same message as Mike reported. That happened to me three times in a row last night.

Thank you for that. I notice in my System Updates app history that code is quoted at the end of the failure message. Power down phone, while holding the volume up power the phone up and it should enter recovery menu, use the volume buttons to select wipe cache, after that finishes reboot and try update again.

Yeah lots of devices like that yet my gb SD card still works. I haven’t tested the buzz, but it works in the very similar ZTE fit. I doubt it’s a hardware limitation. Works fine without formatting as FAT So no need to worry about the supposed 32gb limitation.

Price valid from 7 Dec to 24 Dec Okay I received my amaysim sim today and can confirm tethering doesn’t work with any sim except for a Telstra one. I received my amaysim sim today and can confirm tethering doesn’t work with any sim except for a Telstra one.

So i just got this phone for a family member and ended up doing the update, however now it seems to of removed the bluetooth smart function. Any idea how i can get it back? The device they use requires this.

It did work before the update too which seems even weirder. Maybe we can try it on our phones to see if the same issue exist after updating. I no longer have the phone with me and they won’t tell me the app for some reason?

Just told her to keep it for a couple days and see if it changes, otherwise work something out. I have two of theses phones one updated, one I haven’t yet, using this app it confirms the updated phone doesn’t support BLE, while the non updated one does show as working.

They probably don’t want to in case any issues arise rolling back to a previous version, sucks they don’t provide full firmware roms, as it limits development. Same thing has happened to me — did the update and now can’t use BLTE bluetooth low energy.

I was using it to couple a Wahoo Tickr heart rate monitor to the phone — in fact, it was the only reason I bought this phone — for the Bluetooth 4 capability. It’s not a problem with any APP — it is because Bluetooth 4 capability has been removed from the phone!!!!!

My bluetooth still allows me to connect to a set of headphones — but not to a device which requires Bluetooth 4. The phone itself will not pair with the device. Have any of you managed to get Foxtel Go working with the Buzz?

I get an error message while Foxtel Go is loading — “Sorry. Video playback is not available on this device. Please turn off AllShare to continue. Given this is not a Samsung phone, I wonder why this error shows up.

I’m very interested in hearing from anyone about what happens when you install and then attempt to use Foxtel Go. Might have something to do with the chromecast stuff I have installed though.

Mobile Foxtel different app works fine though as long as you turn off wi-fi — it’s unmetered mobile data on Telstra so all’s good. Foxtel’s just paranoid about people trying to stream from phones to a TV.

I’m having some trouble applying the update as an OTA, does anyone know where I can find it as a download that I can put on the SDcard and do the update that way? I’ve had a Google around but not having any luck finding it.

Have you tried setting the APN type to: I know in Kitkat and Lollipop there is apparently a tethering flag meaning that your carrier will know that you are tethering and restrict your usage. I do not know however, if there is the ability to have a fixed tethering apn on Android Lollipop.

Root your phone, instructions by Snakebyte here 2. Run the app and grant it root permission 4. Close the application, reboot, and you’re good to go. So multi user is a feature of 5.

I thought it was from 5. Any other tweaks I should do while rooted? List of default bands: Here are the list of available bands you can enable with this phone: Agreed, make sure you write a reply here at least.

Would have to do something about it asap then surely? There are certain areas at work where I have difficulty getting Telstra 3g but works fine on Optus, I’ll be able to check it out tomorrow to see if my phone can utilise MHz frequency.

Hi Baz, I’ve managed to edit the permissions to enable this feature after the update. You’ll need your phone to be rooted. Copy the file and paste it in: Reboot and BLE should be working!

Excuse me if i’m blind but i can’t seem to find this path, where should i be looking? Can’t see any device folder. I rooted it with kingroot, then followed your steps but no device folder in SD card drive.

Was in the drop down. Hmmm very tempting!! Do you have any thoughts as to why it would have been removed by the latest update?? Anyway — I have never rooted an Android phone before.

So am not sure how to do this. Would much appreciate an elemental description of “how to root this BUZZ phone: The deployment of this update has been stopped as an issue whereby the Bluetooth 4 functionality is deactivated has been identified.

A fix is being developed however timelines are not known yet. The original purpose of the update was to incorporate security fixes from Android Partner Security bulletins 14 and 13 which contain additional “Stagefright” fixes.

Hi, It’s a mistake and is being addressed. The final fix will take alittle time due to all the processes required to have it approved. I will update you all once I know the confirmed solution and timeframes.

Also only two users came to me and only one was from Whirlpool or Crowdsupport sites. Bluetooth issues with the Buzz 9I actually started the thread due to a different Bluetooth issue http: I will be replying to the external forum users shortly.

I have been very busy working out the issue with the team. Ok we have it sorted and understand the issue now. Two problems occurred at the same time. I was testing using a Jawbone UP2 — Jawbone broke their app and we broke the handset Bluetooth 4 function some how at the same time with the update of firmware as you correctly told us.

The update had nothing to do with BT4, but it did have security fixes Still looking at what the cause is. At some stage in the next couple of days you should see another notification that there is another update available and once you apply that Bluetooth 4 on the handset will work again.

What confused me was that the new Jawbone UP2 app also had an issue at the same time as our handset update was released and it wasn’t until I swapped the UP2 for a Fitbit Charge that I found that the Buzz update had broken BT4.

So keep an eye out for the update. We just need to go through the required processes, testing and approvals before we can get the firmware released on the update platform. Definitely worth registering on it in case you ever need assistance I must of missed the link to the forum, but i did fill out the support form on the weekend, nothing back as of yet though.

Glad it’s being sorted. I downloaded and tried it and get the same error, Samsung allshare uses DLNA, the app must be detecting something and thinks it is allshare, try contacting foxtel re the app giving false allsare warning.

Obtain root using kingroot, then replace kingroot with supersu following the instructions on the link for the script. If you didn’t want to keep root it can be removed via supersu once you have made any changes.

Note that is usually best to remove root before applying any system updates. You can enable this feature from build. I don’t think so!! But the same can be said for the latest expensive offerings from Samsung!!

My niece recently renewed an expired phone contract and got the latest IPhone with the new contract — she seems to think that she is getting the phone for nothing!!!! I tried formatting a 2gb sd card that’s all I had handy as exFAT, but couldn’t get the Buzz to recognise it.

Coles has the Buzz in its latest catalog, on sale for a week commencing today. For 10cents extra you can buy it from Telstra and get free Startrack Airlock delivery and Monster DNA headphones, which I’m pretty sure you could sell for a lot more than ten cents if you didn’t want them ;P.

Haha yes have already done this as well, though it might be good to get added for users that don’t like rooting or modifying their devices: Looks like the headphones may have sold out, no mention of them on the Telstra site anymore.

Just checked the website, looks like the deal is over now. I actually ordered another one on the weekend and received it yesterday with the headphones. I did exactly the same.

Received my second phone with headphones yesterday after someone else said earlier that they ordered twice and received headphones both times even though the website stated only 1 pair per customer.

Blue tick is a Telstra certification for devices that have an especially good ability to get reception on their network. Performance is OK but i find the screen slightly laggy, My 3yr old Note 2 feels faster but then again that was also a flagship phone in its day.

I found that it outperforms my Note 4 in general use. That has more to do with Samsung version of Android than the hardware. It also has the advantage of a lower resolution screen.

The phone performance is great, battery life is excellent. So you can’t expect it to be fantastic at that price. The poor mans iPhone is something like the Sony E4G, great screen, camera takes good photos in good lighting, excellent performance even when playing games in hgh detail and will get as good if not better framerates,.

Your’s the exception not the rule. That’s one of the negatives of that lovely aluminum. Haven’t tested it yet, ill have to wait till next month when i get another 5gig from Amaysim to use.

Bought a Buzz recently but can’t seem to find a tempered glass screen for this phone. Does anyone know if there are any other phones with the same size screen?

Have managed to smash two phone screens already so would be good to prevent this one from suffering the same fate. Did anybody try OTG usb? I try to connect my Sandisk 32g Otg usb, but can’t be recognised by buzz.

I just tried then and it didn’t work. Might have to root it and use an app like StickMount: I bought a buzz today. Unlocked it and tried Optus. Got 4g great everywhere except inside my house would you believe it!

Sorry — but I don’t understand the above. Why would you do this? There is a place inside the settings where you can select 4g, 3g, etc. Any thoughts re the pros and cons either??

No luck with the tempered glass on ebay — I have found these for all other phones I have owned for the last few years ever since my first droid phone broke the screen back in I got an app called ‘4g switcher’ to change preferred band.

The stupid phone was going 2G when 4G was there the whole time. So now that I have unlocked the ZTE and have got it working properly on Optus, you mean I have to root around with it more to get tethering to work??

I thought that, but I checked OzTowers and there is only and optus 4g in my area. Thinking of buying one of these phones for my Mother In law. I am guessing she would have to go to the telstra shop to get a micro sim to activate and use with her current number?

From memory only Fat I know of one user with a G microSD card formatted to Fat32 and is happy. Telstra shops or Telstra chat or calling them should relsove that tho. Definitely go in store if you can, they should be able to replace the sim on the spot.

If you can’t get in, I expect chat will suggest effectively porting the number from the old sim to the new one, which will take however long porting takes, but allow use of the number on the old phone until the new one gets active.

That’s what they suggested when I needed a new sim for the same number — but I just ducked back into the Telstra shop and got it done quick smart. But can that be activated with another number?

I was in the same case as you, I originally had a standard sized sim and needed a micro for this phone. Went into a Telstra shop, showed them the old sim, provided ID that I owned it, and they just transferred everything to the new sim.

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Has anyone put this phone to the test as a portable wifi device and used a handful of devices simultaneously? Does it do a decent job as a portable router? For those wondering how fast the Telstra Buzz is at handling data, here is a great speed test for such a cheap phone.

Just 2 bars signal strength suspect 4G MHz at 9. A busy time for the internet down in the Adelaide CBD. If it’s the Mhz 4G frequency you seek it is indeed a good price. There’s one white model left at Nunawading, VIC Would that be a huge problem for suburban areas?

I’m still wondering how it handles data when used by a few devices simultaneously. Does it still do a better job than those pocket wifi devices? Thank you very much sween64 for posting this information.

I managed to pick one up for that price on my way home tonight. Sure, I know it will get cheaper, but I am currently very frustrated with the limited capabilities of my current Android phones.

This firmware allows any later model Android phone to act as a modem to a number of routers via USB tethering. With a number of users, everything runs very well Can not promise every android phone but the more people that report back the better.

Have you reported this works back to the Rooter thread? Thanks for letting me know because I have both also but have not tried it. Interesting — that certainly gives better network coverage throughout your home.

So basically the phone just interacts with the TP-Link router and then the big device dishes everything out to the end devices. Have you tested the Buzz on its own before, as a pocket wifi that spreads the love to all devices on its own?

I still have the Telstra Ultimate pocket hotspot but am considering the Buzz if it can do a better job as a standalone device. Dairyman, Coltec and Cobia are the real master minds. Here is the website info is a bit dated so forums are the better place to talk about it on whirlpool.

Indooroopilly Centro had none last night but told me that Indooroopilly Shopping Town had four, one of which I bought. It seems they are on the DSE computer and any shop should be able to tell you where they are available.

So i have used mine for 1 day. People on the other end keep saying they cant hear me properly. Must be the way i hold it. I decided to put my voice directly over the tiny mic hole and talk it made things even worse.

The Speaker is on back and is not very loud especially when it comes to using speaker phone. Also had one phone call where the telstra lady was cutting in and out but they could here me fine.

She called me back and all was good. I was on 4G in the city about m from a cell tower. More testing to do. I was told because it’s a pre-paid phone I need to get the sim activated and I need to wait in line with 5 other people because I can’t do it myself WTF?

I just want this cheap phone without a sim as I already have a BYO sim on my flagship daily. I just wanted a spare phone and Telstra couldn’t do it: I rang my nearest store Garden City in Brisbane Southside — they had none left, but advised there were 3 at Sunnybank and 4 at Calamvale.

I just swapped over. I know the feeling. I went to telstra for 3 sims today and they said they dont sell them and that I had to go to coles or wollies to get them and then ring up and get each activated then come back to telstra for them to charge 2X prepaid devices up with data and ring for the freedom plus plan on the other.

I can report that I have tried the following 4G phones, all with great success: Yes, I’m very happy with it. I originally wanted to go down this track so that I could connect a voip box ATA device via a LAN cable to utilise my phone’s data allowance.

The cordless phone Telstra brand contains bluetooth. This allows you to copy your phone’s address book in just a couple of steps into its memory. When making a call via the cordless phone, I am given the choice of making it via MyNetFone or via my mobile phone the Telstra Buzz.

When I leave for work, I simply take the now fully charged Telstra Buzz with me, connecting a Huawei Y in its place for others to use while I’m out. Yes, it works absolutely fine.

It just doesn’t give me all the flexibility I get with the above setup. The wifi range of the Buzz phone is every bit as good as another good phone The Buzz also manages to do all of this, plus connect to my bluetooth headset which lets me talk while doing mundane tasks such as the dishes or the washing.

I didn’t mean the code the public can see. Please contact store to confirm availability”. Here are my 2 best speed, Note that I am not in a 4GX area and these are about the bet possible in this case.

I will try to get to a 4GX area and test. On plugging in say a USB hard drive. I paid cash, no ID required, nice fast transaction. The DSE operative said that there are plenty of these phones around at present.

His shop restocked on Fri afternoon. He also commented that Telstra is offloading this stuff now and he would be surprised if stock is still around in quantity after Christmas.

As others have said, about the only negatives are the el-cheapo screen but the digitiser is fine and the low end camera. Other than that, all good. I am quite impressed with overall speed and responsiveness, from booting up through loading apps to shut-down, all is smooth.

I auto-loaded about apps from my Cloud storage and this did not have any noticeable effect on performance after loading had completed. Battery performance also looks to be good but it’s early days yet.

My main objective was to get a cheap entry into Telstra 4GX wireless hot-spotting and I must say that as a hotspot it performs admirably. The phone runs cool, much cooler than the ZTE MF91 dedicated pocket hotspot that I will probably now retire, presumably meaning that battery life will be solid.

Thanks for reporting because my last Cheap coles telstra phone died with minimal addition of apps. I did notice this battery is of a fairly large size. The latest cordless bluetooth phones that provide incoming and outgoing calls via bluetooth are cool.

Most of the cheap Telstra branded handset have external antenna ports. They are perfect for adding an external antenna to keep the phone alive in an area where an external antenna is necessary.

Connect to the stationary mobile handset external antenna connected via your bluetooth cordless. Telstra stuffed up and ported my number to the wrong sim. After 30 hours I called them and they fixed the problem.

So now i have 8. I also thought I was meant to get 5GB for a new service? I know that would be greedy. The best thing is this rolls over. So apparently because i didnt set up direct debit at the beginning i need to do it 1 day or on the day of recharge before it runs out.

StraitVodka, with respect, isn’t this stuff decidedly off topic and better discussed over in the Telstra Prepaid thread here? I only got around to unboxing yesterday. But further, I find the screen is fine.

I haven’t tried the camera. My previous Androids are now so slow browsing using Chrome and I find the Buzz is great. My apps are working well, except perhaps for CSipSimple which is working although every time I get the message that it has stopped working.

It only stops working if I acknowledge the message by touching OK. So I had a chat on 24×7 about these phones and I’m very confused about whether the phone has a removable battery. I see a lot of you guys are alluding to one.

The Telstra chat operator said that it did have a removable battery then apologized and said no it doesn’t have one and now insists that it doesn’t. Telstra’s page about the phone says the battery isn’t removable under the detailed specifications section https: But I’ve just discovered use of Telstra credit on Google play and the joys of an extra GB when using CreditMe2U — both these things currently require me to use the sim card in my main phone, which is a hassle.

I’m very confused about whether the phone has a removable battery. It has a removable battery. As above the battery is user replaceable or removable. In fact it comes separate to the phone itself in the box.

I just got one for myself as a spare for the kids, http: Correct, as per the thread title ;. And in “About phone” Sure you’re not thinking of the much older Tempo? On a side note, when using this phone just as a pocket wifi device for the household, will it always stay on and connected when it comes to dishing out wifi assuming it’s plugged in, or will I have to mess with it when I get up in the morning for instance?

They are not on display. You have to ask the sales guys. Two more left about half an hour ago. Mentioned mates rates at the cashier. If I go into a Telstra store, will they give me the same deal?

Unlike at Dick Smith they’re displayed with printed price tickets as if it’s a new regular price. I bought a phone anyway: Not a bad idea. I only purchased it 1week ago from Telstra store.

They could have let me know a deal was coming Docket are usually 7 days right? Couldnt help myself and purchased another: Its all your fault, and Jacks and astero’s, and a couple of others: To good to pass up.

I will keep the headphones and pass the phone on to one of my extended family in the Philippines. It can take a couple of days for the data to appear. If not get in touch with Telstra. The store probably would not be aware of the headphone offer.

Try returning it, nothing to lose except some time and possibly angst: I’m tempted to get a second one myself so the wife’s got a set of headphones too.. I’m an iphone guy, I’m at the point of being sick of ios issues and generally bored with apple, so I am going to use this to enter the world of Android Android has it issues as well.

Still after trying apple, ms, and android, I am hooked on android. I’m at the point of being sick of ios issues and generally bored with apple. I would not call this an awsome android phone but hey its cheap as and has mhz.

Android does not have all the annoying constraints etc that apple has. Apple, google etc are all pain in the butts. What’s the approx delivery date for the Buzz? Is it really the 2 day delivery for metro locations?

Every time I have ordered sims or phones from Telstra I get it within 1 to 2 business days. I ordered the Buzz last night. They will dispatch today. It will turn up tomorrow or Friday.

Here is a problem i have run into with this phone Put telstra sim in I also have the Huawei y and both sims tether fine no problems Can anybody else check this please: The headphones are all black and look to be the same model as these: I ordered mine yesterday at Arrived in Fitzroy It does sound very much like it.

Perhaps this article will be of assistance: No APN settings made no change were correct already You could surf on the phone no problem and had 4G While we do support tethering for iPhones we do not provide personal hotspots for iPads.

Depending on your mobile device, check out our Help and Support articles on how to set up tethering on your handset. So it would appear that there is a special APN that your get routed through when trying to tether.

True, but it’s still a good valued phone irrespective. Its an incredible deal with the headphones. Has anyone got the white Buzz? If so, how do the two colours compare?

Already ordered a black and thinking about a second one for the wife Looking from the front you see very little white maybe 2mm around sides. I like the white. I just bought one yesterday, but only today — almost 24h later — I received a confirmation email.

Getting a bit worried that 2-day delivery time-frame is not going to happen I jumped on chat to as the status of my order and they said its currently out of stock and once my order is fulfilled, I would receive the tracking details.

I jumped on chat to as the status of my order and they said its currently out of stock. That’s a bit strange, you must of just missed out, mine shipped yesterday and StarTrack website is showing it in Perth today.

How many days passed since you placed your order and the package actually being delivered? I ordered Tuesday night, shipped yesterday and is showing “onboard for delivery today” this morning. I’m in Perth so would expect us to be worse case.

Hope you can help. Ive just purchased the buzz and want to know if it can block numbers?? And also can it take screen shots?? Hoping someone can help. Here’s the user manual if you are keen http: I’ve read through it and found screen shots, still can’t get it to work.

I must be useless but still can’t find info about blocking numbers. Do I actually need to be at home to show the delivery driver the same ID used to make the purchase?

Normally all packages at my condo are signed by the admin guy and then everyone just picks them up in their own time. So just wondering if this one time I actually have to be present no matter what Does anyone know if you can switch the hard-keys around on the Buzz?

I really would like it the other way around Crap, it’s actually in my wife’s name — do I just need her DL when she heads out or does she need to physically be here too? By the looks of it you are out of luck.

I was looking to do the same thing. Also can’t fine tune the screen like the fit. The Buzz and fit look identical from the outside. The Buzz has a slightly nicer backing.

I think I prefer the fit out of the two after brief impressions. I’ve had a quick scan through the comments to see if this question has already been answered, but couldn’t find anything Once unlocked to all networks, would this be a good phone to use on Optus?

Or would the missing network bands make reception patchy and unreliable? I just bought this phone because I needed one and headphones. This was perfect, except I just got it delivered and there aren’t any headphones.

I really like the white colour as it’s a slight pearlish metallic colour. Of course we are only talking about the back of the phone here. Headphones came included not just the small ones in the phone’s box but also the Monster DNA headphones that Telstra is currently attaching to orders as a bonus, and after activating the included SIM card I have 5GB data on it already valid for 28 days.

Overall — great experience with Telstra and a great phone too — an absolute bargain at this price. And an absolute steal considering you get the Monster DNA headphones with it for free.

My widget just says “tap here to manage your prepaid service”. It should show it if you’re on mobile data — when it’s on wifi it can’t get the usage information as well.

My widget just says “tap here to manage your prepaid service” Remove that widget. Install the Telstra 24×7 app and then put the 24×7 widget on. This will show you all the info, not just data. Can someone please clarify what being locked to Telstra means?

Does it mean being locked to being a Telstra customer, or being locked to using the Telstra network, but able to go through another company that uses the Telstra network — eg.

Can we unlock other network bands on this device, under the options you listed Wahroonga Farm? It does not seem to give that option which is a pain. Tethered to Rooter is fine but not stand alone.

On closer inspection of the box there was a sticker over a sticker, so I offered the unlocker the IMEI number in the battery compartment and that unlocked it. I’ve now received a second a second Buzz, this one from Telstra — an impulse buy, heck the headphones are worth 60 notes by themself.

So if you come to unlock be aware that the stickers IMEI number may not be the same as the one on the phone, which isn’t a problem unless you persistently bang in an incorrect unlock code 10 times.

I gave the unlocker the IMEI number showing on the box and the resultant unlock code failed. Where’s the hardware specs? Is this a Qualcom Snapdragon? According to ZTE’s website it is Qualcomm.

If the former then might be able to unlock additional 3G and 4G bands. And appears to add Mhz 3G, as I just popped a Voda sim in and don’t think that Voda does or here.

Perhaps someone else can confirm this. I wonder what additional 4G bands could be unlocked? Voda actually uses all 3, , and Got mine and insta-ordered an unlock code, screw the telstra sim included.

Indeed but not all districts have all three available Australia-wide. What we need is confirmation as the phone or modem doesn’t indicate frequency info for connection.

I’ve tested with a Voda SIM. The handset is network locked to Telstra. If you put in a non-Telstra SIM card you won’t receive any service. So if you come to unlock be aware that the stickers IMEI number may not be the same as the one on the phone,.

Telstra took 2 days to dispatch, a lot unusual in my experience. On board for delivery today still within Telstras time frame and the moron driver from Star Track tries to deliver it to the wrong address.

Geez its a business address with a business name, how hard is it? Anyway now fighting with Star Track to find and deliver my phone, what a useless company!! Mine made it just on time.

Ordered Wednesday morning, got the 2nd email yesterday evening and luckily got delivered today. Star Track being themselves carded it to my local LPO Lucky I didn’t stay waiting and checked the tracking status at pm The LPO is within walking distance.

I fly out of Australia for several weeks on Sunday things would have been messy otherwise chasing refunds Yes it’s funny this phone is pretty much identical on outside to the fit, but the mtk SoC the fit gets performs better.

Mainly the GPU is a lot better. If you test benchmarks side by side you can watch run through the tests fast. Seems the GPU is not quite twice the speed going by 3dmarks scores.

On a side note, as someone has already mentioned, the Telstra SIM is actually quite useful to activate it as you’ll get 5GB straight off the bat and I think you have a full 28 to use it too. I’m ok getting the 24×7 app via Google Play as that is one thing I actually know how to use, but how do I dump the current widget and then put the new 24×7 widget in its place?

If your mobile doesn’t automatically place a new app on the main screen – do a similar thing, hold the app down with your finger and it “should” drop it on the main screen.

Where do you get the unlock code? Open your app drawer. Go to widgets tab. Find widget you want. Tap and hold on it. Place it where you want. Or on the handset itself: Looks like the replacement for this is the Y5 also blue tick which has more bands spec wise and is running 5.

Picked it up over this ZTE model. I don’t see anything about the Y5 being Blue-tick, and no mention of 4GX support either on the Telstra website: According to your link it does list support for mhz band in specifications, which is 4GX.

I would find it odd that a newly released phone didn’t offer support for it at this stage. Yeah the s is definitely a downgrade over the s used in the Buzz. You probably not going to notice much difference performance wise between the two in real life use except for the s does seem to be lot more friendlier on battery life.

Do you have the handset now and if so, do the specs match the Huawei website? Yeah that’s the thing I found with these lower end phones, you can’t trust the listed specs.

Box is blue tick and there is the MHz so it is 4GX. Nope — read the very first post in this thread, and look up the specifications for yourself:. I found this interesting, I benchmarked battery life between the fit and the buzz, here’s the results: I posted on another website forum that I thought this phone was better than the Y, but having used this phone for a while, I’ve changed my mind and I’d say the Y is better.

But this phone is very good. Y back is so slippery, Buzz is way better soft-touch rubberised. According to this site, http: Set preferred network type: And the Buzz is much better in low signal areas.

For a solid phone with Monster headphones included, not to mention a SIM card that gives 5GB straight off the bat after registration? Super for a second phone. Anyone knows if the credit can be used for existing Telstra prepaid service and not activating the new sim?

To get the headphones, can these be purchased from a T shop, or do they have to be purchased online? If buying online it appears that one has to go through the activation process as part of the procedure.

Must order online to get the headphones and discount. I was thinking about taking the sim kit into a T shop to get that credit added to my existing prepaid service. You need to activate the new SIM.

I think you’ll find that this is merely their ID procedure, so they know who’s responsible for the sim they’re sending out. Once received you or anyone can activate the sim in a different name provided that relevent ID is provided.

I’m finding this, but the differences are minor like the viewing angles better with the Y and as DerekG says in favour of the Buzz it goes brighter. A matter of personal choice this.

The camera on the buzz has it all over the Y, but find the Y battery lasts longer, but it’s early days, I’ve only completed one charge cycle on the buzz thus far, so the li-ion may still be settling.

With Mhz LTE on the Buzz but Mhz 3G on the Y, the difference between the handsets has to be in the eyes of the beholder and what they need it for. Both are excellent budget smartphones.

I bought the buzz mainly for the Monster headphones, but figured I can use this as a second phone. What do people normally use a second phone for other than work purposes? Activate the sim that came with the Buzz on freedom plus and you’ll get a 5gb data bonus valid for 28 days.

You now have a decent 4gx pocket wifi for all your wifi devices. Install Here and download offline maps and you get a 4. I use mine mainly as a workout phone since you don’t want your flagship phone to get all sweaty and possibly dropped a few times.

I might not even bother with a flagship phone in the future since these cheap ones are plenty fast with decent battery life for my use. Hi there, I’ve juts picked up one of these as a secondary phone and am surprised at the quality and functionality for the price.

I am unable to find the option to do this on this phone. I had a Y when they were cheap and the biggest flaw I found with it was only around 1. You could set it to install apps directly to sd card easy enough.

It shouldn’t be any faster though than the Buzz, because the Buzz uses the exact same system on chip. The screen I believe is ips on the Y, so should have better viewing angles and might be a bit better to look at despite having the same dpi.

The only other budget phone with an ips screen that I could use to compare against is the Sony E4g, but I doubt the Y is in the same league as that phone’s screen.

I’ve had the Fit longer, and has been through a few more battery cycles, so perhaps that helps a bit. You still wouldn’t think that it would achieve around 2 hours better.

The rest of the phone seems almost identical, same screen, same mah battery, same crappy quality camera etc. Just ordered one of these purely for use as a cheap GPS but I was wondering if everyone is still receiving these with headphones have the headphones sold out?

Just checked OzBargain and 2 people received theirs with headphone on Friday so it seems like the headphones haven’t sold out yet. Both are actually excellent scores when compared to other results: My only qualm with that benchmark is that it uses the CPU primarily and isn’t really indicative of real world performance.

The GSMarena endurance rating is good but they seldom test these cheap handsets. I don’t think it’s possible with the stock launcher and I have the same issue with my Nexus 7. You’ll probably need to install a more customisable launcher like Nova:.

You’ll probably need to install a more customisable launcher like Nova: Ordered a Black and White phone on Saturday. Received the black one today with a set of headphones.

No sign yet of the white one on its way. I assume that I will get the headphones as my invoice says: I was supposed to receive mine today. According to Star track tracking it was on board for delivery today.

Then it went back to depo. After numerous calls, I finally got out of them that Telstra had sent an Email requesting that it be ‘return to sender’! I’ve tried all afternoon to find out what is going on but I am getting the usual run-around.

Almost a wall of silence. Lucky you, my receipt doesn’t have that on it, even though they were “Included” right through checkout. However the two Buzz phoens in our house can see each other via Bluetooth.

So while I suspect it’s a Bluetooth protocol issue does the Buzz use a special protocol that isn’t widely available or something? I don’t think any battery benchmarks are.

I think it just a way to compare against other phones. I haven’t found their tests to be indicative of real world battery life either. I like the GSMarena one because they test talk time, web browsing and video playback separately to come up with the aggregate score.

I value the web browsing and video playback results since that’s what I use my handsets for most over any other tests out there but that’s just me and we all have different requirements.

Yeah their tests must be a best case scenario, I have no idea how some of the phones achieve the numbers they get. So I don’t think their numbers are good indicator of real world use either. Thinking of returning, getting this, looks like it has message alert LED can anyone confirm thanks.

Lumia’s don’t offer that, they want you to use glance instead. Have you tried glance? Though the buzz is a much better phone than the Lumia Yep used glance, i like the clock at night handy, both have 1 gig ram which is good, and 5mpx camera.

Battery seems better in the Buzz though. Just got my Buzz with the free headphones. Enjoy mate — glad you got the headphones. Going to use mine as an Audiobook player with a micro-SD as well.

Only issue with this is the volume on all droid phones is a bit low. If you use it more like dumb phone, the is better with power-saving mode. For smartphone use then the buzz should get 2 days of moderate use easy enough and better than Lumia.

I’d take the buzz everyday over the Faster processor, better apps, and flash on camera. I found this out the hard way after trying to use it with multiple android phones: Several days ago I tried to order online, at the end of the process after I pressed “submit” or whatever, got a brief on-screen message saying there was a payment failure, order status is unknown and to check my bank statement.

All too hard, I won’t be bothering further — top ordering system That was the only way to get Optus 4G mHZ at my house. My Zenfone 2 was getting 2 bars Optus amaysim 4G signal when they were side to side, Buzz was on E dge all the time.

Has anybody ordered multiple units and got headphones for each phone ordered? What sort of adapter would I need to get? Or never heard of an adapter for headphones buttons.

I would love to know if there’s an adapter that allows the use of both the mic and the buttons on iPhone-centric headsets on Android You can’t lose, beat valued smartphone. Don’t forget the free 5gb sim activation.

Is that with the included sim? No extra recharge is required in the case of SIM cards included with prepaid devices. If you do some searching in the Lycamobile prepaid thread you may find a technique which allows tethering to occur in spite of Lyca not permitting it.

Lyca uses Telstra however and there is no guarantee the same technique will work in your case. I do know it works for Lyca although I do not use it. We ran into a problem some time back on a different phone.

Phones without MHz work fine in metro areas and large regional centres where there is MHz service. This had me stumped for a while, we even had 5 bars of signal at times but no service — I am guessing the phone was monitoring Telstra signal, not Optus.

As soon as you step into the country where there is no MHz service, the service stops. Someone mentioned before that this phone might actually support MHz. However, you’ll have to play around with the secret handset menu.

Yes, I remember reading W-Farm’s post, but i haven’t experimented. I am actually using the phone with Telstra prepaid, but it could be handy for me if I could use it with Amaysim Optus too.

It should arrive within the next few days and I’ll give this a shot. And I’ll be very interested in what you discover. The phone I use for Amaysim is now pretty hopeless for internet use, hence my interest in potentially using the Buzz which is very snappy.

You should be able to enable 3G and other bands. You’ll need root though. Refer to my previous post. Thank you for this information. I had read your previous posts and looked at your link. Unfortunately the process is too hard for me and I’ll have to be satisfied with the phone the way it is.

But thank you anyway. Mine just got delivered via Startrack Express. Has this happened to others? Now trying to get on to 24×7 chat. Because even though the offer runs till Christmas, the headphones are mentioned as subject to stock availability in the fine print.

For those saying you can enable MHz, I doubt the phone has the hardware for it The chipset does support 3G, but there’s no guarantee the antenna is capable of it as well.

But they didn’t come. So it is on record. BTW this was a lengthy session, 24×7 seemed to think I was referring to the little earpiece that comes with the phone.

Lucky the offer is still there so I sent them the link referring to the “Bonus Gift” Eventually the light filtered through. I cant find where to turn on notification light? Maybe it was that priority thing i played with anyone know how?

I’m using messenger for texts thanks. This phone will be my sons, so I need to restrict some apps ect. When I go in to setting to do this, I don’t have the “Users” option listed. Is it hidden somewhere else on the phone?

The second issue is when I go in to system updates, the only option listed is “Storage card updates” Is anyone able to help me with this? The headphones are pretty ordinary. If I paid the prices they normally sell for I’d be disappointed.

Doss apparently there isn’t a way to set up seperate user accounts, although this phone runs android lollipop its version is missing this feature. Perhaps a hardware limitation, insufficient memory perhaps.

All you may be able to do is disable apps that are innapropriate in settings apps. I read somewhere that zte are unlikely to issue any updates to the phone. There is an update app in the app drawer.

I presume if an update became available you would use this app to download it to SD card then go to settings to install it. Presumably the one mentioned here: I checked “about phone-system-updates “and I saw that only “storage cards updates” available, it said” copy update pack to storage card for system updates”.

I then used this script to remove kingroot and replace with supersu. As stated by other users it’s not available by default, however if you root the phone as above you can enable it by editing the build.

You should be able to remove root once you have edited the build. I have no problems with my Telstra sim either If this is the same for all Buzz users, it looks like Telstra’s firmware is causing this.

Your only choice will be to use the wifi hotspot or to replace Telstra’s firmware with the factory generic one. Maybe tell others where you found it. Anyway I found it too. For information of others trying to update..

Scroll through the pre installed apps and find one called “system Updates”. White with green arrow. What can I use this on? My update downloaded and installed ok went smooth I find them a bit similar to my Logitech UE, except the mids are suppressed.

The UEs have very crisp bass, the Monsters have emphasised lows and highs, and fairly unenthusiastic mids. Still, they don’t really hold a candle to the Sennheiser HD I normally use with my laptop I attempted installation from the System Updates app and it seemed to be working until I got the same message as Mike reported:.

And as in his case I have plenty of space on the device and I also have a micro SD card installed. Now the System Updates app reports: System update was not completed because the package is mismatched.

I attempted installation from the System Updates app and it seemed to be working until I got the same message as Mike reported. That happened to me three times in a row last night.

Thank you for that. I notice in my System Updates app history that code is quoted at the end of the failure message. Power down phone, while holding the volume up power the phone up and it should enter recovery menu, use the volume buttons to select wipe cache, after that finishes reboot and try update again.

Yeah lots of devices like that yet my gb SD card still works. I haven’t tested the buzz, but it works in the very similar ZTE fit. I doubt it’s a hardware limitation.

Works fine without formatting as FAT So no need to worry about the supposed 32gb limitation. Price valid from 7 Dec to 24 Dec Okay I received my amaysim sim today and can confirm tethering doesn’t work with any sim except for a Telstra one.

I received my amaysim sim today and can confirm tethering doesn’t work with any sim except for a Telstra one. So i just got this phone for a family member and ended up doing the update, however now it seems to of removed the bluetooth smart function.

Any idea how i can get it back? The device they use requires this. It did work before the update too which seems even weirder. Maybe we can try it on our phones to see if the same issue exist after updating.

I no longer have the phone with me and they won’t tell me the app for some reason? Just told her to keep it for a couple days and see if it changes, otherwise work something out.

I have two of theses phones one updated, one I haven’t yet, using this app it confirms the updated phone doesn’t support BLE, while the non updated one does show as working.

They probably don’t want to in case any issues arise rolling back to a previous version, sucks they don’t provide full firmware roms, as it limits development. Same thing has happened to me — did the update and now can’t use BLTE bluetooth low energy.

I was using it to couple a Wahoo Tickr heart rate monitor to the phone — in fact, it was the only reason I bought this phone — for the Bluetooth 4 capability.

It’s not a problem with any APP — it is because Bluetooth 4 capability has been removed from the phone!!!!! My bluetooth still allows me to connect to a set of headphones — but not to a device which requires Bluetooth 4.

The phone itself will not pair with the device. Have any of you managed to get Foxtel Go working with the Buzz? I get an error message while Foxtel Go is loading — “Sorry. Video playback is not available on this device.

Please turn off AllShare to continue. Given this is not a Samsung phone, I wonder why this error shows up. I’m very interested in hearing from anyone about what happens when you install and then attempt to use Foxtel Go.

Might have something to do with the chromecast stuff I have installed though. Mobile Foxtel different app works fine though as long as you turn off wi-fi — it’s unmetered mobile data on Telstra so all’s good.

Foxtel’s just paranoid about people trying to stream from phones to a TV. I’m having some trouble applying the update as an OTA, does anyone know where I can find it as a download that I can put on the SDcard and do the update that way?

I’ve had a Google around but not having any luck finding it. Have you tried setting the APN type to: I know in Kitkat and Lollipop there is apparently a tethering flag meaning that your carrier will know that you are tethering and restrict your usage.

I do not know however, if there is the ability to have a fixed tethering apn on Android Lollipop. Root your phone, instructions by Snakebyte here 2. Run the app and grant it root permission 4.

Close the application, reboot, and you’re good to go. So multi user is a feature of 5. I thought it was from 5. Any other tweaks I should do while rooted? List of default bands: Here are the list of available bands you can enable with this phone: Agreed, make sure you write a reply here at least.

Would have to do something about it asap then surely? There are certain areas at work where I have difficulty getting Telstra 3g but works fine on Optus, I’ll be able to check it out tomorrow to see if my phone can utilise MHz frequency.

Hi Baz, I’ve managed to edit the permissions to enable this feature after the update. You’ll need your phone to be rooted. Copy the file and paste it in: Reboot and BLE should be working!

Excuse me if i’m blind but i can’t seem to find this path, where should i be looking? Can’t see any device folder. I rooted it with kingroot, then followed your steps but no device folder in SD card drive.

Was in the drop down. Hmmm very tempting!! Do you have any thoughts as to why it would have been removed by the latest update?? Anyway — I have never rooted an Android phone before.

So am not sure how to do this. Would much appreciate an elemental description of “how to root this BUZZ phone: The deployment of this update has been stopped as an issue whereby the Bluetooth 4 functionality is deactivated has been identified.

A fix is being developed however timelines are not known yet. The original purpose of the update was to incorporate security fixes from Android Partner Security bulletins 14 and 13 which contain additional “Stagefright” fixes.

Hi, It’s a mistake and is being addressed. The final fix will take alittle time due to all the processes required to have it approved. I will update you all once I know the confirmed solution and timeframes.

Also only two users came to me and only one was from Whirlpool or Crowdsupport sites. Bluetooth issues with the Buzz 9I actually started the thread due to a different Bluetooth issue http: I will be replying to the external forum users shortly.

I have been very busy working out the issue with the team. Ok we have it sorted and understand the issue now. Two problems occurred at the same time. I was testing using a Jawbone UP2 — Jawbone broke their app and we broke the handset Bluetooth 4 function some how at the same time with the update of firmware as you correctly told us.

The update had nothing to do with BT4, but it did have security fixes Still looking at what the cause is. At some stage in the next couple of days you should see another notification that there is another update available and once you apply that Bluetooth 4 on the handset will work again.

What confused me was that the new Jawbone UP2 app also had an issue at the same time as our handset update was released and it wasn’t until I swapped the UP2 for a Fitbit Charge that I found that the Buzz update had broken BT4.

The phone has a 3,mAh battery and it comes in black, pink, blue, and dark blue. ZTE said neither of these phones is slated to reach the U. Google today made ARCore 1.

For example, it features improved environmental understanding that lets people put virtual objects on surfaces like posters, furniture, toy boxes, books, cans, and more. Google says it is expanding the availability of the Google Lens Preview, which lets you take a picture and gather information about what’s in the image.

Google says Lens will hit all Google Photos English-language users over the coming weeks. Lens lets people create contacts from business cards, recognize plants and animals, and add events to their calendar by taking photos.

Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.

Google says brands can “send more useful and interactive messages” to their customers with photos, videos, and links for purchasing. Some include Contacts, Flowers. Google says more businesses will be deploying richer messaging via the Android Messages app over the coming months.

The Android Messages app has gained a lot of traction with phone makers and carriers, and more support is on the way. The app has a growing footprint with carriers, as well. Sprint is the lone U.

Google believes this new momentum for RCS and Android Messages will eventually mean a better messaging experience between people, brands, and more. Qualcomm today announced the Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine, a package of hardware and software components meant to help developers bring AI-assisted apps and services to Qualcomm-powered handsets.

The AI Engine is supported on the Snapdragon, , , and mobile platforms, though it shines brightest on the, which has its own AI processing built in. The AI Engine relies on three core hardware components: On the software side, Qualcomm’s AI Engine runs on the Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine, software that was created so developers can target the exact core they want powering their apps.

This powers machine learning and accelerates AI operations. Qualcomm says the sum of all these parts is real-time responsiveness, improved privacy, and enhanced reliability on the supported Snapdragon mobile platforms.

Qualcomm will be demonstrating the technology at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress trade show. ZTE says American consumers have no reason to fear its cell phones.

As a publicly traded company, we are committed to adhering to all applicable laws and regulations of the United States, work with carriers to pass strict testing protocols, and adhere to the highest business standards,” said the company.

ZTE takes cybersecurity and privacy seriously and remains a trusted partner to our U. Some in the government characterize phones and telecommunications gear sold by ZTE and Huawei as security risks.

Moreover, Republican senators and congressmen have put forth bills that would make it illegal for the government to purchase or use equipment from Huawei and ZTE. Neither of these bills has been voted upon yet.

For the time being, ZTE’s handsets continue to be available in the U. Huawei’s devices are available online. ZTE says, based on customer requests, the build of Android 8 Oreo for the Axon 7 will be close to stock.

The platform brings improved battery life to the Axon 7, as well as shorter boot times, picture-in-picture mode, notification dots, Google Play Protect, Android instant apps, and autofill for online forms.

Android 8 Oreo should be available to Axon 7 owners starting February It features a 5. Intelligence agency leaders have suggested that U. All six intel heads said plainly they don’t think American citizens should use phones or other products from Huawei and ZTE.

Lawmakers in the House and the Senate have since introduced bills that would make it illegal for the government to use any equipment from Huawei or ZTE. Huawei said it is “aware of a range of U.

Huawei is trusted by governments and customers in countries worldwide and poses no greater cybersecurity risk than any ICT vendor. Nearly all mobile devices, including Apple iPhones, are made in China.

T-Mobile today announced new ways for its postpaid and prepaid customers to save some green. First, T-Mobile has a buy-one, get-one offer on deck for LG handsets. This BOGO offer is available to new and current customers.

These deals will be available for a limited time. Republican Senators today introduced a new bill that would prevent the U. Last year, ZTE was hit with a temporary ban after it was discovered the company supplied some equipment to Iran in violation of international sanctions.

ZTE’s handsets are widely available from prepaid carriers in the U. Huawei sells its phone to U. ZTE has pushed a maintenance release to its aging Axon 7 flagship handset device in order to patch up the phone’s security.

Primarily, the update applies Google’s security fixes through the December patch. The security maintenance release also adds Hiya v6. The release was made available over the weekend and should reach all Axon 7 devices in the weeks ahead.

ZTE first debuted the Axon 7 during the summer of Though ZTE brought the foldable Axon M to market in, the company did not release a follow-up flagship to replace the Axon 7.

ZTE is expected to make some announcements at the Mobile World Congress trade show scheduled to take place next month in Barcelona. Some people who work for the U. The lawmakers, including members of the Senate and the House, further suggested that any U.

The two companies were widely expected to kick off sales of the phone at the Consumer Electronics Show. The phone will still be made available to U. Huawei is the world’s third-largest supplied of handsets and the largest supplier of telecommunications gear.

Reuters suggests the change in tone with respect to Chinese technology firms comes from the Trump Administration. Last week, lawmakers introduced legislation that would prevent the U.

Government Communications Act” H. Conaway cited a number of reports that link both companies to China’s communist party as the chief reason for introducing the bill. The idea is to protect the security of government communications, according to Conaway.

Huawei is the world’s third-largest maker of smartphones and the world’s number one maker of telecommunications equipment. Representative Elizabeth Cheney R from Wyoming co-sponsored the bill.

The bill will need to approved by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform before it can be sent to the House for a vote. Google recently provided a list of Android-based wearables that have or will receive the Android 8 Oreo update.

As always, the exact timing of the update is up to each individual manufacturer. Android 8 Oreo for Android Wear is a minor update that tweaks some notification behaviors and vibration settings, and adds new languages and notification channels for improved battery life.

Nov 20, , 1: Cricket Wireless is offering a number of free and discounted smartphones starting today. Cricket says the sales prices are good through November 26 or as long as supplies last.

The offer is available to new customers only. Customers can select which carrier they wish to use when they sign up for ROK Mobile. This allows people to use their own device.

ROK Mobile also offers what it calls Life Plans, a series of services including roadside assistance, accidental death and cremation insurance, family legal services, family telemedicine, and ID theft insurance.

A 5-megapixel camera with flash adorns the rear, while a 2-megapixel camera sits on front. Both can capture video up to p HD. The phone is powered by a 2,mAh battery. Others features include Bluetooth 4.

It runs Android 7 Nougat. The company expects the dual-screened handset to go on sale in retail stores on November The Axon M is unique in that it has twin 5. The design bring with it incredible improvements to multitasking, allowing people to run two full-screen apps side by side, as well as more easily share content with others in mirror mode.

The Blade X sports a 5. The phone is powered by a 1. It supports high-capacity microSD memory cards. The main camera has a megapixel sensor with LED flash and features such as manual, panorama, and time-lapse.

The front camera has a 5-megapixel sensor with digital zoom. The Blade X runs Android 7. Oct 17, , 9: ZTE is trying something different with the Axon M. Rather than push out another boring slab, ZTE created an interesting Android smartphone with twin folding displays that can be set in a number of different and useful configurations.

Need extra screen real estate in that document, or want to run two full-screen apps side by side? The Axon M does that and more. ZTE today announced the Axon M, a unique Android smartphone that has two full-sized displays that can unfold to create one larger screen for multitasking and viewing video.

ZTE calls the Axon M a flagship handset, and it includes solid specs under the foldable aluminum chassis. Both screens measure 5. When fully opened, the combined screen real estate stretches 6. The displays are each covered by 2.

The Axon M includes three viewing modes suited to different tasks, such as running two apps at the same time, expanding the size of any given app, or sharing video with another person.

ZTE says a decent number of apps will support the new viewing modes at launch, but it is releasing a series of tools to developers so they may adjust their apps to the Axom M form factor.

The phone supports memory cards up to GB. The Axon M has a single megapixel sensor that doubles as the main and selfie cameras. The device runs Android 7. ZTE said it expects the phone will reach stores in time for the holiday shopping season.

This Android handset includes support for Sprint’s High Performance User Equipment technology and two-channel carrier aggregation for better performance near the cell edge.

The Blade Force has a 5. The phone supports external storage cards up to GB. The rear camera has an 8-megapixel sensor while the front camera has a 5-megapixel camera.

The phone runs Android 7. The Vantage includes a 5-inch screen with by pixels and it is powered by a 1. The screen is protected by 2. It ships with Android 7.

This affordable handset features a 5-inch screen with by resolution and a 1. The phone supports memory cards up to 32 GB. ZTE gave the device a 5-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel front camera.

The device ships with Android 7. It is available from Boost Mobile online starting today. ZTE is making greater use of its Blade branding on value handsets in the U.

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No sign yet of the white one on its way. Has anyone got the white Buzz? Yeah that’s the thing I found with these lower end phones, you can’t trust the listed specs. Google says brands can “send more useful and interactive messages” to their customers with photos, videos, and links for purchasing. I doubt it’s a hardware limitation. So it is on record.

The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass. It could have been a problem before I unlocked it that I didn’t notice. This was perfect, except I just got it delivered and there aren’t any headphones.

This dual-glass-sided phone is begging for some protection. You’ll probably need to install a more customisable launcher like Nova: I’ve had the Fit longer, and has been through a few more battery cycles, so perhaps that helps a bit.

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According to ZTE’s website it is Qualcomm. Maybe it was that priority thing i played with anyone know how? Your order is available and ready for dispatch. See…

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