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?


Telstra's Wi-Fi Hotspots Adds 1500 Locations (And They're Still Free For Now)

Telstra announced its plans to offer Wi-Fi hotspots via payphones, towers and individual routers last May, and rolled out the first sites in November. Now it is expanding the trial to an additional 1500 locations.


Ask LH: Are Politicians Allowed To Spam Me Via SMS?

Hi Lifehacker, Just before the NSW election, I received an sms from Mike Baird about voting for him or something. I tried replying to the number but Android would crash every time — I guess I wasn’t the only person who was annoyed by this.


Microsoft Announces Lumia 640/640XL Australian Pricing

Microsoft announced the mid-range Lumia 640 and 640XL at Mobile World Congress, and today it has released local availability and pricing details.


Every Day, Everyday People Choose The Wrong Spelling For This Word

They’re the same words in the same order — but one has a space and one doesn’t, and they mean different things. Here’s what you need to know to use everyday and every day correctly.


Don't Pay Idiotic Prices For An Apple Watch Pre-Order

Apple put its Watch up for pre-sale orders on Friday afternoon, and predictably, pre-orders were brisk, with wait times now blowing out markedly. Equally predictably, you can now pay a stupid amount for a pre-order on eBay.


Back Out Of Conversations Politely By Excusing Yourself With An Invite

If you find yourself in the middle of a conversation that has become awkward, frustrating, or they just won’t stop talking, escape is necessary. Excusing yourself while inviting them along can give you an exit opportunity without being rude.


Ask LH: What's A Good Choice Of Smart Phone For A Senior Citizen?

Hi Lifehacker, as a pensioner in his seventies, I have pointedly ignored the “smart phone” craze and have stuck to text-and-calls only phones. I have since decided I would like to upgrade but don’t know where to start! What would be your recommendation for the best smart phone for non-techie oldies?


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.


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.