Mobile phones can be confusing, but there are good value deals to be had. These are the 10 most popular mobile posts from Lifehacker in 2013.
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The savagely high prices for contract deals for the new iPhone have reaffirmed our belief that no-one should buy a phone on contract, or sign up for any kind of contract phone plan. But how can you choose between all the different prepaid and month-by-month plans? We've cut through the clutter with one clear recommendation for each of Australia's main mobile networks.
Want a prepaid mobile phone plan with unlimited calls and texts within Australian? Even with the collapse of Kogan Mobile this week, you have plenty of choices. Planhacker has rounded up every available unlimited prepaid plan.
Just how 'unlimited' are Australia's unlimited pre-paid mobile phone services? We compare the small print of each telco to see how much phone usage is actually permitted — along with your chances of getting disconnected from the service if you overstep the mark.
With the offer of unlimited Australians calls and texts and 6GB of data on a Telstra network for $29 a month, Kogan Mobile has been a popular prepaid choice since its launch last December. But like most unlimited plans, the company's acceptable usage policy (AUP) allows it to ditch customers whose usage is deemed "unreasonable", and it seems Kogan Mobile is actively pursuing that policy and getting rid of some high-volume users.
If you don't want to pay up front for the new iPhone 5s or 5c, you'll have to sign up for a contract plan. We've gathered together every plan available from Optus, Telstra, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone in an interactive spreadsheet so you can choose the best one for your needs.
Australia will be the first country in the world to see Apple's new metallic iPhone 5s, which goes on sale from Friday 20 September across all three major carriers (Optus, Telstra and Vodafone) as well as outright. Here's what we know so far.
Or, if you're Boost Mobile, UNLTD calls, text and MMS, because vowels are just a hindrance. But how does it stack up to the other Telstra MVNOs?
Kogan Mobile has released an official response about its impending demise that explains what will happen to customers' remaining credit. Meanwhile, rival telco Optus has seized the opportunity to rescue Kogan's customers from the wilderness with a 'special' deal.
ALDI Mobile has just sent out a release confirming its pricing schedule for the ALDI Mobile phone service we wrote about yesterday morning.
There was a time when unlimited broadband plans proliferated, but these days your choices if you want a truly unlimited connection are relatively limited. Planhacker rounds up what's still on offer for NBN and ADSL2 customers.