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Planhacker: Mobile Broadband Contract Plans (August 2014)

If you regularly need an internet connection on the road, a separate mobile broadband SIM in a hotspot or USB dongle is the way to go. But who offers the most data and the best deals? We’ve rounded up all the available plans from Australian carriers so you can compare and choose the right one for you.


Amaysim Unlimited Has Increased Its Data Allowance And Its Price

Amaysim’s Unlimited prepaid plan is one we often recommend at Lifehacker. From 1 September, the plan is changing. The good news? The data allowance will increase from 4GB to 5GB. The bad news? The price is also going up, from $39.90 a month to $44.90. Plus: Amaysim’s plans for 4G.


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.


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