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If you use prepaid for your phone or mobile broadband, it's handy to be able to grab vouchers without having to head to a retail store or use your credit card. After successfully trialling selling Telstra recharge vouchers via NetBank, the Commonwealth Bank is planning to expand that offering to include recharge vouchers for Optus and BigPond media services such as music and games.

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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It's not quite a terabyte plan, but a revamp of Telstra's BigPond broadband and mobile broadband plans has seen it introduce a new 500GB per month plan, simplify the criteria for its bundling deals and add some extra data to contract mobile broadband. All the details (and the catch) after the jump.

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Bundling deals are one of the most common tactics used by telcos to attract your business, the theory being that you get cheaper prices in return for spending more money overall. But as Dan over on our sibling site Gizmodo reveals, Telstra is now going to charge a setup fee for customers who add phone or broadband services.

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Back in June, Telstra increased broadband data allowances for customers who bundled a bunch of other products with their home internet connection. Now it has increased the data allowances and dropped prices on its BigPond ADSL range more generally, but the prices are still only available to customers who sign long-term contracts and take on other services.

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If you're a customer of BigPond Wireless Next G and you're running OS X 10.5 Leopard, you may have experienced some connection issues, according to APC magazine's Danny Gorog. He says when he tried to set up his network, the wireless card (Bigpond's Next G 7.2 Wireless expresscard) didn't like Leopard and the connection manager would keep disconnecting. While Telstra says a fix is on the way, Danny has written up a workaround at APC which involves downloading the latest driver for the Sierra card and deleting the "Sierra Watch" application which is causing the problem. He's written up a full walkthrough with screenshots.

Connect to BigPond Wireless Next G in OS X 10.5 Leopard