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Planhacker: Family Sharing Mobile Plans

Sharing is caring, so they say. But does it make sense to share your mobile phone contract’s calls, texts and data amongst your family members?


Virgin Mobile Has Upped Its Data Inclusions On Contract Plans

Virgin Mobile is increasing the data allowances on its more expensive mobile plans — a sensible move given recent increases by most of its rivals.


ALDI Mobile Now Has A 4GB Plan (But Proceed Cautiously)

ALDI Mobile is notorious for reducing data allowances on its prepaid plans. In a reversal of its usual form, it has just introduced a new XXL prepaid plan which includes 4GB of data.


Boost Mobile Data Allowance Changes Again, Adds Bonus Data Sundays

So last month Telstra-owned Boost Mobile decided to cut the data allowance on its prepaid plans. Now it is restoring some of them back to their previous levels, which we’re not really prepared to call an increase.


Planhacker: Every Australian Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge Plan

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be available outright in Australia in mid-April, but the outright purchase costs range from $999 to $1449. If that’s too steep and you’d prefer to buy one on a contract, we’ve rounded up every plan available for both phones in Australia from Optus, Telstra, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone so you can choose the one that’s right for your needs.


Telstra's New Data-Enhanced Mobile Plans: How Much More Do They Offer And Are They Now Competitive?

The biggest complaint about Telstra’s mobile plans is that they have high monthly fees and relatively stingy data allowances. Does a new revamp with extra data make them more competitive? Planhacker investigates.


Amaysim Goes 4G: What The New Plans Offer And How They Compare

Amaysim is finally offering 4G access on its plans — but that change does alter some of its most popular offerings. Here’s what you need to know and how Amaysim compares to all its major rivals.


Belong's Plans Now Have More Data, But Still Aren't Particularly Impressive

Belong is the brand Telstra uses as a no-frills broadband provider — think of it as the month-by-month Jetstar to Telstra’s contract Qantas. The original plans Belong offered were thoroughly underwhelming. Now it has increased its data allowances, but there are still better value plans out there.


AusBBS Has An Unlimited Fibre-To-The-Basement Plan For Unit Blocks

AusBBS has offered an unlimited NBN plan since May 2013. Now it is also offering a similar deal for apartment blocks being serviced by TPG/AAPT, but as always it pays to check the conditions carefully if you happen to live in one of the 300 buildings offering the deal.


How Apple Jacked Up iPhone 6 Pricing In Australia

Apple’s new skinny MacBook costs essentially the same in Australia as the US, with the pricing matching closely when you factor in exchange rates and taxes. But the declining Australian dollar also means that if you want to buy a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, it will now cost a lot more than when the phone launched last September.