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Optus Now Has iPhone 6 Plus Pricing

It was late to the party, but Optus has finally released its iPhone 6 Plus pricing (though you can’t pre-order the bigger handset). We’ve added all the details to our full Planhacker guide.


The Cheapest Way To Buy An iPhone 6 Or iPhone 6 Plus In Australia

Buying on contract means you won’t have to pay up-front for an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus — but you could actually end up paying more for the same phone, calls and data than you need to. Here’s how much you can save by buying up-front and choosing the right prepaid plan — up to $450 compared to a 24-month contract.


Planhacker: Every Australian iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Plan From Optus, Telstra, Virgin Mobile And Vodafone

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can be pre-ordered now, and go on general sale from Friday 19 September. If you’re planning to buy on contract, we’ve rounded up every single one of the offers from Telstra, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile and Optus in an interactive spreadsheet and a series of tables so you can easily compare the total cost and features and choose the one that’s ideal for you.


Planhacker: Every Australian Contract Phone Plan Compared (September 2014)

With new phones galore about to hit the market (iPhone 6, Galaxy Note 4 and Edge, Experia Z3, Moto X for starters), many people will be signing up for a new phone contract between now and Christmas. We’ve rounded up all the current contract offers from the major providers so you can compare them and choose the best for your needs.


Australian iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Open At 5PM On 12 September

If you’re mad keen to place a pre-order for the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus tomorrow, you won’t have to get up early. It looks like Australian orders won’t open until 1700 — that’s five in the afternoon for the time-challenged.


Dolph Lundgren Shows Lifehacker How To Break People

Today we caught up with action movie demi-god Dolph Lundgren who was in town to promote Optus’ new “Switch” offerings. During his visit, Dolph agreed to show off some hand-to-hand combat techniques for beginners.


Optus Offering $200 Credit For Phone Switchers, But You Can Do Better

Optus is offering $200 towards early exit fees for customers who switch from another network. That might sound tempting, but it’s not necessarily going to be a good deal in the long run.


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.


Planhacker: The Best No-Contract Deal On Each Australian Mobile Network (August 2014)

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.


Optus' New Prepaid Plans: The Pros And The Cons

Optus has revamped its pay-as-you-use and monthly prepaid plans. Here’s our assessment of what’s on offer.