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You were the first of your friends to migrate from a dumb phone to a smartphone. You were also first to join a 4G plan. You always get the new version of Android before anyone else and buy the latest handset on launch day. You are a tech pioneer - and now, your time has come again.

At long last, the wonderful world of 5G is open to consumers. But you will need to tread carefully. As the adage goes, here be dragons!

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You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a good NBN connection. Sure, Telstra and Optus will charge you at least $85 per month for an unlimited data NBN 50 plan, but there are plenty of providers with more affordable deals.

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If you're considering a new iPhone, now might be a good time to pull the trigger. Telstra and Optus both have a whole heap of Apple-centric deals across new and old iPhone models. Whether you prefer the latest and greatest or are okay with a model from a few years back, there are plenty of hot offers around right now.

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Contracts kinda suck. While the telco industry is built on the back of two-year commitments, locking yourself into one provider for as long as 24 months never feels great. What if there’s a better deal? What if the service is terrible? What if you decide to abandon technology and live a nomadic life off the grid?

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Whenever a big new phone launches, telcos will try and woo you into a 24-month contract with glossy deals and big bonuses. However, buying your phone outright and signing up for a SIM-only plan can often save you money in the long run.

If you can't afford to drop $2000 upfront on a shiny new handset, you should still consider grabbing one of these plans. (Your old phone is probably just fine.)

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Tangerine Telecom has been plugging away at the peripheral of the National Broadband Network since 2013. While it's not exactly a household name, its latest NBN 100 deal could see it earn a place in your own household.

For a limited time, the telco is offering unlimited superfast internet on a contract-free plan for just $69.90 per month. That's the cheapest NBN 100 plan we've seen in quite a while. Here's what you get with the plan.

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The Google Pixel 3 range might be six months old, but it remains one of the best smartphone options on the market by a considerable margin. With instant access to the latest version of Android and a great battery and camera, it does a lot to stand out from the crowd.

You can currently snap the phone up from Optus on a 100GB(!) plan for just $84 a month. Here are the inclusions.

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The National Broadband Network has become a bit of a crapshoot - with emphasis on 'crap'. Depending on the technology deployed in your suburb and the type of plan you plump for, you could be getting speeds as low as 20 megabits per second. This clearly isn't good enough.

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For a limited time, Optus is adding an extra 25GB to its $30 prepaid mobile plans. This brings the total to 35GB of data per month - more than triple the usual data allowance. The plan also comes with a bonus 10GB of 'Streaming Data' so you're actually getting 45GB for 35 bucks. Nice!

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Everyone wants fast internet, but unfortunately, getting speedy NBN isn’t as simple as it should be. There are so many factors that can affect the speed and quality of your connection, and no one wants to be stuck with a service that craps out during peak hours.