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Virgin Mobile Increases Data Allowances In The Most Confusing Manner Possible

It was only last month that Virgin Mobile increased the data allowances on its postpaid plans. It is now offering additional data on its more expensive contract plans — but deciphering what has actually happened is needlessly tricky.

Telstra's Go Mobile Sharing Plans: How They Compare

Plans where you can share data amongst multiple people in your family or workplace are the most notable trend in the Australian mobile space this year. Optus and Vodafone already offer them, and now Telstra is jumping on the bandwagon with its new Go Mobile plans. Are they good value? Planhacker has crunched the numbers.

Vodafone Is Giving Free Stan Subscriptions To Red Plan Customers

If you’re signing up for a new mobile phone contract and you’re not being offered some sort of streaming service subscription, you’re doing it wrong. Vodafone is now offering Stan subscriptions to customers on its postpaid Red plans.

Optus Boosts Mobile Data, Adds 'Family Sharing' Plans

Optus is boosting its mobile data allowance for new postpaid customers, including a generous 10GB per month on a $100 plan (up from 3GB). In addition, a new sharing option has been introduced that allows families to combine separate plans into one bill with data allowances shared across all devices. Optus has also added unlimited voice calls and text messages to all post-paid mobile plans. Here’s a look at what’s different.

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/contract 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.

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