Luke over at Gizmodo scooped the news that Telstra is planning to offer no-contract plans for people who bring their own phones from next week, a move its main rival Optus made earlier this month. But just how much more will you pay for not being on a contract with Telstra? We've crunched the numbers.
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Optus has dropped the contract requirement on some of its BYO plans, letting you sign up month-by-month if you bring your own phone. How do the new plans compare to its old offers, and are they worthwhile? The answer turns out to be: some of them are more expensive than before and you can do better elsewhere.
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.
Whatever happened to technology getting smaller and more integrated? A research project tracking banking executives has found that most of them carry two smartphones, a tablet and a laptop. The trade-off for the extra weight is the ability to better balance work and personal commitments by ignoring the 'work' phone out of hours.
Based on our recent survey of Lifehacker users, phones are rapidly overtaking laptops and notebooks as the BYO device of choice. Plus: who won the tablets we were giving away?
Bring-your-own device policies are increasingly replacing the traditional "IT will dictate what you can have" approach. It's no surprise that the most popular brand of BYO phone in Australian corporate environments is the iPhone. But which one ranks second, and why are laptops still a more common choice than phones?
Yesterday we discussed some of the challenges that BYO phones face in the workplace. New survey data confirms that for many IT managers, the easiest way to deal with that challenge is still not letting people choose their own device.