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Humanitarian agency World Vision is looking for the next generation of innovators with the launch of a $20,000 Optus Future Makers World Vision Challenge. The aim is to make a dent in the problem of youth unemployment by encouraging and supporting young people to be job ready for the future.

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While there are just four mobile phone network operators in Australia (you all know about Telstra, Optus and Vodafone but Pivotel is there as well, in remote areas), there are stacks of MVNOs who sell services on top of the networks built by the other operators. Moose Mobile is one of those MVNOs. And they've just signed a five-year deal to resell Optus' 4G services on top of their business selling refurbished handsets.

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Dear Lifehacker, I will be in Spain, France and Italy for five weeks starting May 1 with my iPad Air (iOS 9.3 ). My iPad has no sim installed but can take one. What do you recommend as to a sim to buy? I need to access email, and suss out local info maps, timetables etc as we go around. NO Skype or movie music downloads.

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Samsung's shiny new Galaxy smartphones officially go in sale on April 28. If you're planning to sign up to a new mobile contract and want to bag yourself a Galaxy S8 or S8+ in the process, here are the available plans from Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile. We've also included some tips for those who want to buy the phones outright.

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Optus is cutting off cable customers' phones and broadband without warning, sometimes blaming NBN, as part of Optus' rush to shut down its HFC cable network in NBN-ready areas. The telco has conceded responsibility for the rapid cable switchoff with some customers forced to sign a new 24-month contract if they want to stay with Optus.

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Nowadays, almost every smartphone on the market is proudly 4G capable. The majority of mobile phone plans have followed suit - with everyone from Telstra to Vaya offering 4G network connectivity as standard. Consequently, the idea of a "3G-only" plan sounds positively archaic.

However, there are significant benefits to a 3G plan, ranging from cheap prices to generous data allowances of up to 90GB a month. If speed isn't hugely important to you - or you live in an area with flaky 4G coverage - the plans in this roundup could be worth considering.

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Dear Lifehacker, I have a Samsung Galaxy 6 edge on a mobile contract that ends in December. I want to exchange my phone for an iPhone 7 now before my contract ends - how much would that cost? Also, can I upgrade to a new plan without having to pay off the remainder of my existing plan?