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Contract phone plans are a bad deal: not only are you stuck with the same phone and network for two years, you often end up with smaller data and call allowances than with a no-contract prepaid or month-by-month deal. We've eliminated the also-rans and come up with one firm recommendation for the best value no-contract prepaid deal on each of Australia's mobile networks.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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ALDI Mobile is continuing its long history of reducing its data allowances while charging the same amount of money for its prepaid plans. From 1 April (no joke), its $35 prepaid plan will include just 1GB of data each month -- less than half the current 2.5GB allowance and just one-fifth of the 5GB it originally launched with.

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When ALDI Mobile changed the name of its "Unlimited" plan to "$35 Plan" last November, we suggested this was a good move to avoid incurring the wrath of the regulator, given the many limitations the plan included. It turned out the regulator was annoyed anyway, and now ALDI Mobile has signed a court-enforceable undertaking to make sure it doesn't repeat that kind of behaviour.

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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.