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For a while, it seemed like Telstra plans were moving in the right direction. Prices were creeping down, and the value creeping up. But recently Telstra shifted direction again, and we're back to looking for cheaper alternatives.

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If you already own a spanking new smartphone and are looking for a new SIM-only plan with heaps of data, Optus is keen to hear from you. The telco has launched a new Sim-only plan that boasts monthly data inclusions of 80GB for under $60! Here are the details.

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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!

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It used to be that the cheapest way to buy a new smartphone, especially a costly handset like the iPhone, was to pay for it outright. But with the price of phones doubling over the past couple of years, is an outright purchase still the way to go?

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Is it about time for your kids to have their own smartphone? Perhaps you're concerned about their safety and want them to stay in touch, or perhaps you're just sick of them begging to play Minecraft and Fortnite on your phone.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I read an article this week talking about the death of the landline in Australian homes. Seriously, didn't landlines use die out years ago? The hot new take on this topic is whether you need to be paying for phone calls at all.

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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.

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"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.

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Kogan Mobile's prepaid plans provide some excellent value, big data deals and reliable coverage with Vodafone's 4G network. If you're looking for a new prepaid plan this month you're not going to have to look for long - Kogan are offering up their prepaid plans for just $4.90.

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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.