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Briefly: 50% Off Blu-Rays At Big W, More Cosplay, Amazon Announces Drone Delivery

Brief news items for Lifehacker readers including: Amaysim Unlimited customers to get a bonus gigabyte of data for three months, more amazing cosplay creations, Amazon to launch drone service.

Amaysim: No Immediate 4G Plans, Not Worried By MVNO Collapses

In a year which has seen mobile providers Kogan Mobile, PennyTel and Red Bull Mobile disappear (and ALDI Mobile teetering on the brink), you could understand if Amaysim was a little nervous. But CEO Rolf Hansen tells Lifehacker that he’s not worried about the rationalisation in the MVNO industry — and why there are no imminent plans to add 4G to the Amaysim mix.

Amaysim Express SIM Delivery Extended To Melbourne

Earlier this year, Amaysim began offering an express delivery option for Sydney residents, promising delivery within three hours in the CBD if you ordered before 3pm Monday to Friday. The same express delivery service is now available to Melbourne residents.

Planhacker: Every Australian Unlimited Prepaid Plan

Want a prepaid mobile phone plan with unlimited calls and texts within Australian? Even with the collapse of Kogan Mobile this week, you have plenty of choices. Planhacker has rounded up every available unlimited prepaid plan.

How Contract Phone Plans End Up Costing Way More Than You Expect

We’re not big fans of 24-month phone contracts here at Lifehacker, and the evidence for how they’re bad value keeps piling up. An analysis of phone bills by Macquarie University suggests that people on a monthly plan will typically end up paying $20 or more extra each month.

Planhacker: Long Expiry Prepaid Mobile Deals

For a mobile phone that is only used very occasionally, a long expiry prepaid deal makes sense. What choices do you have? Planhacker rounds up the offers on the Australian market with 90 days expiry or longer.

Amaysim Hand-Cutting iPhone 5 Nano SIMs

One of the minor annoyances of the iPhone 5 is that is uses the nano SIM format, and replacement SIMs are in short supply if you’re not buying on contract through a major telco. Amaysim has confirmed it won’t have its own branded nano SIMs until November, but the MVNO is offering to hand-cut replacement nano SIMs for any existing customers who have purchased an iPhone 5 outright.

Planhacker: Every Australian Prepaid Mobile Broadband Deal Compared

A prepaid mobile broadband service is ideal if you want occasional internet access while travelling, or just need a backup service when your home or office broadband goes down. Who has the best deals? Planhacker rounds up all the current offers in Australia so you can compare and choose.

How Many 2-Minute Calls Can You Make On Australian Phone Plans?

One of the key requirements under the new Telecommunications Consumer Protection Code is for mobile phone providers to specify how many 2-minute calls you could make on each plan they offer. That won’t be a requirement until March 1 next year, but we can easily perform that calculation ourselves right now.

Planhacker: Every Australian BYO Contract Cap Plan Compared (Updated)

Prepaid works for casual mobile phone users, but many Australians choose to sign up for a contract plan, either to get better data rates or because they want the cost of their handset subsidised. But which one should you choose? This up-to-date Planhacker listing covers every contract mobile plan (and their month-by-month competitors) available in Australia.

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