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Phone Fatigue

Over the past couple of decades, telcos have played the role of financing companies, subsidising expensive handsets. In return, the companies tie customers into their phone plans which ensure they stick around for a while. This model is slowly tapering and could soon come to an end in Australia as people develop phone fatigue. Continue reading…

Telstra – Free Data in 5-10 Years

Telstra – Free Data in 5-10 Years The future for consumer data prices is not as bright for telcos, according to Telstra. In the next 5 to 10 years, the prices may touch the zero line and operators must prepare for this by diversifying to other services in addition to connectivity. Speaking at the Continue reading…

Why You Don’t Need the Latest Phone

There is always excitement whenever a flagship handset hits the market. Everyone wants to try it despite the colossal sums they have to sacrifice to get it. If you could just step back a little bit and reexamine your decision, you may not actually need the new model handset. Unlike in the past, there Continue reading…

Telstra Says 5G Will Not Replace NBN

Very soon, Australia will have access to 5G data speeds. This is revolutionary, and some industry players have suggested that a significant market share will move from National Broadband Network (NBN) to mobile broadband. However, Telstra says that 5G mobile will never supersede the NBN due to capacity issues. The 5G mobile network is Continue reading…