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How To Minimise Your Phone Usage When You Travel Internationally

Travelling internationally is difficult enough without worrying about your phone. To avoid paying a fortune for international roaming fees, here’s how to prep your phone for travel so you can stay connected without breaking the bank.


Top 10 Places Worth Moving To For NBN Access

Future plans for the National Broadband Network (NBN) are anything but certain — the only way to be sure you’ll gain access to a fast fibre connection is to move to a location where it already exists. Here are 10 suggestions for places that might be worth the journey.


Planhacker: Australian Unlimited ADSL2+/NBN Broadband (July 2014)

If you’re a video addict, then “unlimited” broadband plans can be appealing — but who offers them and who has the best deal? This Planhacker guide rounds up all the “unlimited” ADSL2 and NBN plans we could find so you can choose the right one for you.


The Best Roaming Deal From Each Major Australian Carrier

Global roaming rates are a rort. That’s news to nobody. But if you were desperate to keep hold of your Australian phone number while travelling overseas, what’s the best way to cap your costs?


How Do Costco Smartphone Prices Compare?

Costco sells food in vast containers at cheap prices. But are its smartphone deals such good value? Planhacker investigates.


Optus' New Data Sharing Mobile Plans: Everything You Need To Know

Optus has updated its mobile plans today, including a new option to share data from your main plan with other devices without paying an ongoing extra fee. Does that make sense? Planhacker investigates.


Telstra's New Wi-Fi Network: Everything You Need To Know

Two years after closing off its previous Wi-Fi service, Telstra is once again going to start running Wi-Fi hotspots — and it wants to use your home ADSL connection as part of it. How will that work and what will it mean for customers?


How To Buy A Used Smartphone Without Getting Screwed

Buying a used smartphone can save you some money, but it obviously involves a few risks. Here are some tips I’ve learned after buying many used phones.


Planhacker: All The Samsung Galaxy S5 Contract Deals (Updated)

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 goes on sale on 11 April, and you can place pre-orders from 9am on 27 March. Telstra, Optus, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone are all offering the phone on contract, but who has the best deal? We’ve rounded up all the offers.


ALDI Mobile Slashes $35 Plan Data Allowance To 1GB

ALDI Mobile is continuing its long history of reducing its data allowances while charging the same amount of money for its prepaid plans. From 1 April (no joke), its $35 prepaid plan will include just 1GB of data each month — less than half the current 2.5GB allowance and just one-fifth of the 5GB it originally launched with.