Life only has three certainties: death, taxes, and mobile data prices reaching a new low every other week. This time last year, we were getting excited about SIM-only plans that included 15GB for around $40 per month. That kind of money gets you twice as much data these days, if not more.
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Australia's largest mobile network is currently offering $10 off all SIM-only plans off the back of Click Frenzy festivities. There are some great offers here, including 30GB of mobile data for just $39 per month! Here are the details.
After months of relentless leaks, the Google Pixel 3 has officially launched - and for the first time ever, it's available on the Optus network. Here are the plans!
The Oppo Find X is one of the best lower premium smartphones on the market - especially if you hate notches and love photography. With a true edge-to-edge screen and innovative pop-up camera, it's a bright beacon of originality in a sea of samey Androids. Currently, you can get $500 off the Find X at JB Hi-Fi when you bundle it with a $65 phone plan. Here are the details!
If there's one phone myth that needs to be extinguished, it’s that older Australians don't need a great phone or a high-value phone plan. We used to work on the assumption that seniors almost never used their handsets and recommend only the cheapest phone plans, with no mobile data and long credit expiry. What they really want is a good phone at an affordable price.
The headline of this article is as much a challenge for me as it's a promise to you. Spending my days looking at phone plans, and talking to people about phone plans, I know better than most that everyone needs something slightly different. Price, data, coverage, international calls, data rollover, contracts: the list of variables is long and each complicates the task.
Telstra executives gathered this week to discuss Telstra2020; a bold vision of the future involving simplified systems, fast 5G and the axing of 8000 jobs. Bold indeed. Intermingled with conversation about its business structure was the news that Telstra will soon make big changes to its mobile phone plans - specifically that it will cut all excess data usage charges.
Last week, Optus announced that over the next two years, they would slowly be phasing out their Virgin Mobile brand and be shutting 36 stores across Australia. We know have a more accurate picture of when the stores will be closing and what Virgin's million-plus customer base will have access to, come closing time. Here's what you need to know if you're a Virgin Mobile customer and some potential alternative providers for you to take a look at.
Ladies and gentlemen, if you haven't already, it is time to join the revolution. Recent findings from research group Telsyte revealed that over half of Australian phone owners have ditched phone plan contracts and now use BYO phone plans.
Not that we need to tell a tech savvy bunch like you. You're probably all using grey import, dual-SIM Xiaomi smartphones and have long known the virtues of SIM Only phone plans.
"Phone season" is well and truly in swing, with many of this year's big devices now available. There are a few more yet to be come, but a plethora of new phones is the perfect time for telcos to fight over customers looking to upgrade. This has led to some shakeups in the plan space, with plenty of new big data options.
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.