Smartphones are a key driver of consumer electronics development. With this comes a range of new features and gadgets from the major manufacturers, and tech-tragics like me can hardly wait to try out new things like the HTC One M8 re-focus feature.

Of course, for us at Telstra it’s about connecting these devices to Australia’s best mobile network. But it’s also about getting the latest mobile into your hands as quickly and as easily as possible – like me, I know you don’t want to wait to try new technology.

Already a fast growing share of our customers choose the convenience or ordering their new device online, taking advantage of free next day shipping in metro areas.

But now we’re taking our service to the next level – from today, when you choose same day delivery in our online mobile shops, we’ll deliver orders placed before 10:00am, by 6:00pm that same day. Starting in Sydney, we’re planning to roll this out to other capital cities over time.

So now you will be able to place an order from your workplace in the morning and receive your device before you go home.

And for those of you who love your existing device, but want to switch to our network, our same day delivery of SIMs will make that so much easier.

Together, along with our online price promise, our offer of free same day shipping will mean online orders will now be the first choice for online shopping.