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It can seem like almost everyone has had a bad experience with the big three telcos. Their massive customer bases mean it's not hard to find someone who feels like they've been wronged. But if you're after a new phone plan, Telstra, Vodafone, and Optus aren't your only options.

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The ACCC released its third report on real-world NBN speeds at the start of this month, and the results were mostly good. While there's always room for improvement, most fixed-line NBN customers are consistently getting close to the speeds they're paying for.

Of course, not all internet providers are equal.

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Cash back, gift cards and wads of bonus rewards points – credit card providers are pulling out some of their biggest deals to date to get credit cards into the hands of new customers in the lead up to Christmas.

But do these sign up bonuses really deliver bang for your buck? The answer is yes, but only if you’re the right type of customer.

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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 finance market has never been more competitive, with plenty of great deals available in the lead-up to Christmas. If you shop around, you’ll find an array of products and prices, offered by more than 100 banks, credit unions, building societies, non-bank lenders and online providers.

Here are some of the best-value home loans, credit cards and savings accounts in Australia right now. (But you'll need to hurry - most are available for one week only!)

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After a phone plan that's a little more than just a phone plan? There's plenty of choices if all you want is talk, text, and data, but some telcos are now offering a whole lot more. Here's a few of our favourite bonuses that you can get with a new phone plan right now.

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Wouldn't it be great if you could try an NBN plan before you buy it? It turns out you can. 30-day free trials are everywhere these days, but they haven't quite made their way to the world of telco. This is a bit of a shame when it comes to the NBN; while all providers are technically reselling access to the same network, they're far from equal.

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There's never been a better time to unshackle yourself from your mobile contract and sign up to a prepaid plan. This holds true whether you're a penny pincher who's worried about bill shock, or a power user who wants tons of commitment-free data. Here are the best plans currently available for both types of user.

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It wasn't that long ago that a $40 phone plan with 4GB of data was considered astonishingly good value for money. Nowadays, most smartphone users churn through that in a week - and plan inclusions have changed to keep pace.

If you've got your own phone, it's possible to snag a massive data allowance without paying through the nose for the privilege. Here are ten BYO plans from ten different telcos that offer the best bang for buck.

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As we're all aware - and probably sick of hearing -- NBN speeds are a contentious topic. Picking an NBN plan should be a simple equation where we weigh up the speed and data included in a plan versus the price you pay. But it hasn't turned out to be so neat and tidy.

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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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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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Yesterday, JB Hi-Fi snatched the crown for Australia's stealthiest mobile plan launch, releasing two BYO offers with nary a whisper. Only available in-store, you won't find mention of them anywhere on JB's website. You can, however, read about them right here.

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The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are almost here - and you can sign up for one with an Australian telco right now. If you live in a regional area or like the peace of mind that comes from being on Australia's largest mobile network, you're going to want to go with a Telstra plan. Here are all the Telstra plans for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max!

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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.