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- Planhacker: The Best No-Contract Deal On Each Australian Mobile Network (August 2014)
- A Developer's Guide To Building Your First App
- The Best Bookmarklets To Make Mobile Browsing Less Annoying
- Why A Self-Destructing Phone Won't Solve All Your BYOD Woes
- Five Reasons To Consider Using Multiple SIMs
- Planhacker: Every Australian Unlimited Prepaid Plan
One of the jobs of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is to track whether phone companies and internet service providers are meeting regulatory requirements. Today, it announced it had issued formal warnings to 39 providers for not meeting basic requirements around paperwork and customer information. That would make us cautious about using any of them.
Contract phone plans are a poor deal: you’re stuck with the same handset and network for two years and you often have smaller data and call allowances than with a no-contract prepaid or month-by-month deal. We’ve eliminated the also-rans and come up with one firm recommendation for the best value no-contract prepaid deal on each of Australia’s mobile networks.
Metadata is in the news again with revelations that police in Australia have been getting access to data collected from mobile base stations (cell towers).
Dominic Williamson is an app developer who began his career as a psychology student with no prior coding experience. Within six months, he had produced one of the most successful apps on Microsoft’s Windows Phone Store. Here are some tips from Dominic that will help budding app developers kick-start their own careers.
Hi Lifehacker, I recently moved jobs to a Sydney skyscraper where the reception from an Optus-based carrier is less than stellar — I have no data connection most of the time, and phone calls often don’t come through. Colleagues on Telstra don’t have these issues. Is there some way I can get out of my post-paid contract without paying exorbitant fees and move to Telstra?