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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?


Vodafone Is Offering Temporary Unlimited Data So You Can Work Out How Much You Actually Need

If you don’t carefully track your data usage, you can easily end up paying for a phone plan that has more data than you actually need. Vodafone is offering a workaround of sorts with its new Data Workout option, which lets you essentially use unlimited data for the first two months so you can calculate your needs.


Tarifica Scores Provide A Limited Way Of Comparing Mobile Phone Plans

Choosing a mobile phone plan can be fiddly and time-consuming. US research firm Tarifica is now assigning scores to Australian mobile plans to determine which ones offer the best value, but frankly we’re sceptical about how useful that is.


Telstra Simplifies Roaming Prices (But Remains A Rip-Off)

Not only does paying for global roaming mean you are often ripped off, it can be very confusing trying to work out what rates you’ll be charged based on your destination. As of 24 March, Telstra will be making its rates a little less confusing — but it’s still a very expensive way to stay in touch on the road, especially when using data.


Five Ways Mobile Phone Plans Can Screw You Over

The Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code means that phone companies have to be relatively honest about what a given mobile service costs you, but that doesn’t mean they won’t try and wring money out of you in other ways. Here are five examples of how phone companies can be sneaky with their charges.


Ask LH: How Can I Find A Good 4G Plan With Lots Of Data?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m looking to get a 4G plan for my mobile phone. I’m currently with Aldi Mobile but have just bought the Nexus 5 and so I want to shift to a 4G plan.