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Telstra Bigpond Ultimate Broadband Wi-Fi review

Update: Telstra have announced their new 4G LTE mobile WiFi Hotspot Update: Our Telstra 4G USB review is up ———————————————- iBrothers likes it’s mobile broadband – no, we REALLY like our mobile broadband. It’s there when we are stuck in traffic and need directions, when we are looking for a decent coffee in an unknown area, conducting

Telstra launches first Pre-Paid 4G LTE modem

UPDATE: Our review is up!


Today Telstra announced it’s first Pre-Paid 4G LTE modem.

The Pre-Paid 4G modem has full access to Telstra’s small but super fast 4G network which offers download speeds ranging from 2Mbps to 40Mbps and typical upload speeds from 1Mbps to 10Mbps.  The modem also supports Telstra’s 3G HSPA+ network for fallback when not in a 4G area.

Perfect for people wanting occasional use (such as holiday makers) it offers the best possible mobile broadband speeds and coverage without forking out for the Post-Paid 4G USB modem option. As far as it appears on paper, this would be an option  iBrothers would be happy to recommend.

Customers can purchase the Telstra Pre-Paid USB 4G today for $129 which comes with 3GB of data and 30 days expiry. Read more

It’s all things nice!

It has come to our attention that it’s been a looooooong time since we last posted a social entry to iBrothers. The fact that a worthy contender recently opened right in our backyard has provided us with an excellent opportunity to remedy this.

Decisions decisions … Should we go with the maple syrup cupcake, the choc mint cupcake, the red velvet cupcake or maybe just a biscotti and coffee today?

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A new name for a new focus – say hello to Clever IT Systems

After much deliberation, we have decided to separate the iBrothers entity with our business entity.

Truth be told, this blog site reflects a more candid and personal side of who we are and it was getting a little confusing for clients to understand the separation that exists between our business and our blog.

Further to this, the business has evolved and is taking on a more polished look and feel and as such, we decided it was time to rebrand and refocus the way we go to market.

The new business name is Clever IT Systems. If you are looking for a company who specialise in managing SOHO and SMBs in Melbourne Australia, look us up.


iTunes Gift Cards: 20% off at David Jones until Christmas Eve

Need a last minute discount iTunes gift card for somebody? Get yourself into David Jones and get 20% off. Offer ends Christmas Eve.

[Source: giftcardsonsale.com.au]

Victoria – The Place To Be For Smartphone Applications


With over 36% of the Australian mobile phone population owning a smartphone, and with an expected growth to more than 50% within 12 months, it’s no wonder the number of applications (or “apps”) being made, continues to increase rapidly. It is becoming more common for websites to offer a mobile version of their website or a dedicated app and this trend has continued with our local Government agencies getting onboard.

In Victoria, we are spoiled with almost every Government department offering something. From the Department of Health’s fantastic Better Health Channel application, which I have personally used many times to locate a 24hr Chemist or gain health advice for my children, to VicRoads SmartPark application, which helps me to avoid being fined by reminding me that my parking is about to expire, and it even tells me the exact location I parked my car! Read more

How could something so sweet ever make you Angry?

What many people don’t know is that iBrothers have a history in dealing with licensed products. Essentially, you find a franchise such as Mickey Mouse or Batman for example, get your product and brand it with images from that franchise and pay the people who own the franchise (licensor) a royalty for each product you sell.

The better a license performs and the quantity of licensed products available often comes down to how big that brand is. It’s understandable why companies would see that selling Star Wars or Dora the Explorer branded balls, stationary, toys, toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper etc. would attract people to purchase it over the exact same item without the branding. Licensees take the gamble that the branding itself offers the point of distinction in an often crowded market. Read more

JB Hi-Fi’s NOW Music Streaming Service Launches With 1 Month Free Subscription

JB Hi-Fi has today launched (in beta) it’s new music streaming subscription service called JB Hi-Fi NOW. There are only a handful of companies offering music streaming services in Australia, and with international licensing these Australian services seem to have limited tracks on offer compared to the USA.

NOW will offer unlimited music streaming to it’s customers from it’s 6 million plus tracks, with a 3 month subscription starting at $25. You can even use a JB store gift card to pay for the service. Currently, streaming is only available via web browser and JB expect to have mobile and tablet versions shortly.

Head over NOW to http://now.jbhifi.com.au and get started with your complementary 1 month subscription.

Christmas Gift Guide 2011

Here we are again, right in the middle of the silly season ready to give those of you who aren’t completely organised some last minute shopping advice.

This year seems to be better than ever for bargains with all retailers conducting an all out assault to keep you buying local and not overseas. So without further ado, here are our top picks for Christmas 2011 Read more

Playstation Network Cards: Get 2 x $30 Cards For Only $50 At Dick Smith

Buy two (2) $30 Sony Playstation Network Cards at Dick Smith and get them for only $50. Offer available from 04/12/2011 – 19/12/2012

[Source: giftcardsonsale.com.au]

iTunes Gift Cards: Get 20% Off At Caltex Woolworths Petrol Stations

It’s not too hard to find a discount on iTunes gift cards this Christmas. I snapped this one yesterday afternoon while filling up the car. Get 20% off iTunes gift cards at Caltex Woolworths petrol stations*. Starts 7th Dec 2011 – Ends 10th Jan 2012

*May not be available in all states and stores.