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Vodafone Will Revive Shared Plans 'Soon'

One of the most popular offers from long-departed MVNO Crazy John’s was its offering of shared plans, where data and calling allowances were split between a couple or across a family. Vodafone (which bought out and killed off Crazy John’s) has now said it plans to reintroduce shared plans “soon”.


Optus Adds A Bunch Of International Calls And Texts To Its Postpaid Plans

If you have a lot of friends and family overseas, this might be tempting: Optus has beefed up its postpaid/contracy My Plan Plus plans to include a reasonably generous helping of overseas texting and calling credit.


Vodafone Red Roaming Is Now Free On Some Plans

Vodafone’s $5 a day roaming option is one of the better choices if you’re travelling overseas and want to keep your phone number. If you’re on one of Vodafone’s more expensive Red plans, you now won’t have to pay that $5 daily fee to use it.


Telstra's New International Travel Roaming Deals: Better, Still Not Great

Telstra has always had stupidly expensive deals for roaming data and overseas calls on mobile plans. Do its new International Travel passes — which incorporate a bundle of options for a fixed period — improve that situation? Yes, but you can still do better.


Optus' New Mobile Insurance Offer: Pros And Cons

Optus has revamped its insurance offering, replacing what was previously a messy system with a flat-rate $13 a month deal — but there are still some catches. Here’s what you need to know.


Calls To 1800 Numbers Are Now Free From All Telstra Mobiles

1800 and 13 numbers are often promoted as “freecall”, but that isn’t necessarily the case if you’re calling from a mobile. Telstra has reduced the confusion for its customers a little by making calls to 1800 numbers free from all its mobile plans, both prepaid and postpaid.


Mobile Phone Plans Are Still Way Too Hard To Compare

Anyone who wanted to pre-order an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus ahead of last week’s launch didn’t just have to grapple with sites that constantly crashed, a shortage of models and a sense of unhelpful panic. They also had to deal with phone plans that are confusing, inconsistent and constantly changing.


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.


Ask LH: What Happens Now Crazy John's Has Killed Off My Plan?

Hey Lifehacker, I just learned that Vodafone plan to stop offering all Crazy Johns plans in September. I’ve been offered a new deal but it’s nowhere near as good as the shared plan I have currently. Nothing Vodafone offers that is incentive enough to switch and go on a contract. But if I don’t change before the switch-off, will I be “rolled over” automatically?