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Why Boost’s New Roaming Offer Can Upset The Fray

Boost’s New Plan Heats up the Roaming Rates Competition among Aussie Telcos Boost has just released one of the most attractive roaming plans for Australians. The MVNO’s new $60 international roaming plan competes favorably with those of other Australian telcos. The plan is available only to boost customers, but it also gives users access Continue reading…

How Much Can Australians Expect To Pay for 5G?

The OnePlus 7 Pro 4G and 5G versions are identical in every aspect except 5G connectivity, which adds $100’s to the later’s price tag.  img source We’ve had detailed information about 5G infrastructures, 5G smartphones, and 5G rollout dates, but information about the cost to customers remains sketchy during the early days. Although we Continue reading…

How to Use the COVID-19 Break to Save Your Family Money

Coronavirus pandemic calls for some money-saving plans The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted the world, literally. The Australian government has made a series of moves to slow down the spread of COVID-19, and businesses have done the same. Most of these measures focus on keeping Australians at home to stem the chances of an even Continue reading…

3 Things to Get Around To Know You’ve Got the Time – COVID-19

You now have a lot of time on your hands – use it well The COVID-19 outbreak is like nothing we’ve seen before on such a global scale. Governments worldwide are responding with extreme measures, shutting down schools and business, restricting civilian movements or effecting outright lockdown orders, and so on. Australians, in large Continue reading…

Internet of Things and Possibilities Comes With It

The Internet of Things The Internet of Things (IoT) is is established on a foundation built over the past decade. Within that period, we’ve witnessed an unprecedented penetration of smart devices in our daily lives. Mobile connectivity has also become ubiquitous, with the cost of connection continuously shrinking. In simple terms, the Internet of Continue reading…

Telstra and Optus Experience Network Outages During COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus effects: Mobile network disruptions in major cities Australians have been experiencing mobile network outages throughout the week, as more people work from home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Complaints began pouring in on Tuesday about dropped phone calls and inability to make calls on both Telstra and Optus networks. Downdetector’s map showed Continue reading…

How to Use Mobile Data on Your Phone?

What is mobile data? Data allows you to connect to the internet and browse, and this includes your favourite social media apps like Facebook and Instagram, as well as streaming apps like YouTube and Netflix. Traditionally, internet connections were made through external modems – for instance, wired NBN and cable services. Today, wireless network Continue reading…

Who Benefits From the Internet of Things?

What can we expect in the age of the IoT?   The IoT (Internet of Things) is pushing the boundaries of connectivity. The technology is expected to transform the way we interact with the world around us, with a purpose of improving efficiency and quality of life. We’re talking about a system of intelligent Continue reading…

How To Watch The EPL In Australia Without Optus

Different ways to live stream the English Premier League When it comes to football, the English Premier League is what comes to mind in Australia. Also known as EPL, the league is known as the best worldwide. It accommodates many of the best players, teams, and matches, making it very popular around the globe. Continue reading…

How To Watch The ABC Live Streamed On Your Phone?

Those with a TV provider account can watch on-demand content and live TV with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) on the web or through the ABC mobile app. The app is compatible with: FireTV Roku Android iOS AndroidTV, and Apple TV For video streaming, most Australians prefer free streaming platforms or live streaming channels Continue reading…

5G Map Reveals Cities’ Future: Fast Internet Speeds

5G in Australia. Image Source Most Australians are excited about 5G With 5G dominating the tech news cycle, there are many questions floating around. One of the most common is where 5G coverage is available in Australia. After all, why rush to purchase a 5G device if you won’t be able to take advantage of Continue reading…

Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone Offer Extra Data Amid Coronavirus

Telcos respond to effects of COVID-19 with bonus data offers The three major telcos have pledged bonus data to customers as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. Optus, Telstra and Vodafone are offering that extra data to accommodate their customers’ data needs as many Australians are expected to work remotely to prevent the spread of Continue reading…

Telstra’s IoT Offering is Getting Pretty Impressive

Telstra’s Cat M1 Coverage Map. Source. Telstra’s foray into the IoT market is kicking into higher gears. With over 3.2 million devices already couched in the network, forecasts show the company will take up some 1 million more IoT devices in the next one year. Initially, it took Telstra eight years to put together their Continue reading…

How to pick your phone plan when you have an eSIM

How does eSIM technology work? The eSIM (electronic SIM or embedded SIM) is designed to reduce the hassles of staying connected while changing locations or service providers. As the built-in, software version of SIM cards, it eliminates the drawbacks of its traditional counterpart. With eSIM cards, there’s no need to switch physical SIM cards Continue reading…

Optus Lands Copa America Deal for Optus Sport

Optus Sport grows with South America’s Copa America Optus just landed another major deal for football fans – the telco’s Optus Sport will broadcast all Copa América matches live this year, as well as in 2024 and 2028. Optus Sport has been landing broadcasting deals with some major football tournaments around the world, leading Continue reading…

What is the Internet of Things Used For?

The Internet of Things We’ve seen some major technological explosions in the last decade, such as the introduction of tablet computers, smart watches, 3D technology, artificial intelligence, and many more. We probably thought we had seen it all, but the Internet of Things (IoT) raises the bar higher. What is the IoT? The Internet Continue reading…

How To Check Your Own Phone Number In Australia?

Who needs to check their phone number? These days, phone number are just as important as identification credentials. Virtually every form you fill asks for this information. When you make important financial transactions, alerts might be sent to your phone number. In fact, it’s difficult to envision functioning in today’s society without a phone Continue reading…

The Internet of Things- What Could Go Wrong?

What is the Internet of Things? The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to interrelated devices that communicate ot transfer information among themselves using the internet. It could be computers, mechanical or digital devices, or even human beings or animals with outfitted with sensors that are capable of transferring data. You probably already have an Continue reading…

Comparing 5G Plans From Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone

Vodafone launches 5G, wins merger with TPG With Vodafone finally entering the 5G race officially, the Australian telco market is getting tighter. The telco recently announced that their first 5G site will be turned on “within weeks”, but have just made good on that promise sooner than expected by turning on 5G sites in Continue reading…

How Does the Internet of Things Work?

What is the Internet of Things? You’ve probably heard about the Internet of Things, commonly referred to as the IoT. But chances are you might not really know how it works. If that’s the case, you’re not alone – many don’t even know exactly what it is, talk less about how it works, given Continue reading…

How to Unlock Your Phone?

A locked phone only accepts SIM cards from the service provider who sold it to you. Though it automatically unlocks after the expiration of the phone contract, many users usually don’t wait around for that to happen before giving other service providers a try. That’s because it’s perfectly legal, and there are many alternative Continue reading…

Which Is Better – 5G Mobile Broadband Or The NBN?

Can we really compare 5G mobile broadband to the NBN at this stage? With 5G promising a ton of benefits, the telco landscape is getting a bit shaky. While fixed-line networks were once the way to go for high speed connections for homes and businesses, 5G now compares favourably to what those wired networks Continue reading…

What Does Internet of Things Mean?

What is the IoT? Internet of Things, commonly referred to as the IoT, refers to interconnected devices that communicate with the aid of the internet. In essence, these devices can control each other or pass vital information to each other. You’ve probably already made use of the IoT at home or elsewhere. Take the Continue reading…

Vodafone 5G Just Weeks Away

Vodafone announces first 5G site to be turned on “within weeks”. Image Source Vodafone is finally entering the commercial 5G race After a rocky 2019, Vodafone is looking to bounce back strong. The telco has another update about its 5G plans, announcing that its first 5G site will go live “within weeks”. 5G has been Continue reading…

How to Buy Mobile Data for your Smartphone?

Mobile data gives you internet access on your mobile device wherever you go within the coverage area of your service provider. Unlike the other internet connectivity options such as Wi-Fi and wired connections, mobile data doesn’t restrict your internet access to a fixed location such as your home, office, or other establishment. Those alternatives Continue reading…

What is the Internet of Things?

The IoT is already in your hands You’ve probably heard about the IoT (Internet of Things), and if you haven’t then you’ve probably made use of the IoT without even knowing it. The Internet of Things has been defined in so many different ways, but it’s simply just different devices communicating with each other Continue reading…

Why Does Telstra Give Away Telstra Air Free to Everyone?

Free Telstra Air – is there a catch? Telstra Air is the largest WiFi network with over a million hotspots here in Australia, and 19 million hotspots across the globe. Telstra provide WiFi access through phone booths scattered throughout the country, but there’s another key participant that makes up those 1 million hotspots (we’ll Continue reading…

My Month Living On 1.5 mbps

Australians are using a lot of data Last year, the average Australian householed consumed around 196GB of data per month. Let that sink in. But if you need help realizing just how much that is, in July of last year alone, NSW residents alone consumed around 30 percent of Telstra’s entire fixed line network Continue reading…

How 5G and AI Tie Together

5G and AI benefit each other 5G isn’t alone – the technology comes with high expectations because of the many other technologies we hope it will advance. You’ve heard about driverless cars, the Internet of Things (IoT), surgical robots and more. To operate flawlessly and reach or exceed our expectations and their potentials, these innovations Continue reading…

Add Your Medical Information to Your iPhone’s Homescreen

Your medical information can mitigate emergencies Emergencies are always unexpected, and can happen to anyone. In such situations, there might be nothing you can do to prevent the emergency, but others can. We’re usually at the mercy of first responders who come to our aid – from auto accidents to severe weather conditions and Continue reading…

Federal Court Okays $15 Billion Vodafone and TPG Merger

TPG, Vodafone finally free to merge After several roadblocks by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), a federal court has granted the Vodafone and TPG merger. The ACCC opposed the merger last year, stating that it would reduce competition in the telco market. Justice John Middleton disagreed with the ACCC’s conclusion, taking the Continue reading…

Will the eSIM Cause Phone Company Retail Stores to Close?

Ericsson moves to eSIM tech Ericsson  has become the latest to adopt eSIM technology. The tech giant’s new devices will no longer feature the need for physical SIM cards, thanks to what the eSIM brings. eSIMs are essentially built-in SIM cards. They are embedded into the device itself, eliminating the need for physical SIMs, Continue reading…

Which is Better – 4G Mobile Broadband or the NBN ?

4G is still great! 5G has been in the talk of the technology world for the past few years. The hype has been everywhere, promising lightening fast speeds, low latency, high bandwidth – all the makings of a sci-fi movie. 5G has been promised as the ultimate internet solution, blowing out current wireless and Continue reading…

How Your Smartphone is Stopping You From Reading Properly

Growing Up Digital Australia survey indicates declining student performance as a result of increased screen time. Image Source Technology – a double edged sword Technology is commonly referred to as a double edged sword. On the one hand, innovation furthers society in a number of ways, generally making our lives a lot easier than Continue reading…

Do Yourself A Favour – Don’t Get A 5G Phone Just Yet

5G hype: Fact or fiction? We’ve all heard about 5G, but if you’ve been living under a rock, then here’s a quick explanation: 5G is the latest mobile network technology, supposedly up to 100 times faster than 4G. 3G vs 4G vs 5G download speeds – supposedly. Source. You knew all that already, thanks Continue reading…

Optus Sport Acquires Japanese J.League

Optus Sport making a push for even more football Optus has been making a series of moves to dominate the football world over the last few years. The telco just snagged Japan’s J.League on a three-year deal, adding yet another football league for sport fans in Australia. Optus Sport’s success has exploded, thanks to Continue reading…

AI will be the Driving Force Behind 6G Mobile Data Services

The rollout of 5G will help scientist identify factors that will sharpe 6G. img source Mobile technology transforms the ways that people interact with the world around them. The latest innovation in the mobile landscape, 5G is tipped to completely overhaul our patterns of interaction with our environment. As the new technology is being Continue reading…

Optus Sport: Where To Get It Cheapest

What is Optus Sport? Optus Sport is an app that allows you stream live sport content. The app is loaded with European football content, and you get live coverage of: English Premier League (EPL) UEFA Champions League UEFA Nations League UEFA Europa League European Qualifiers. Optus is the second largest telco in Australia behind Continue reading…

Will my 5G Phone/Dongle be Secure?

The proliferation of network use cases of 5G is one of the factors increasing the security risk. Source. 5G is a Double-Edged Sword Security is central to stability and sustainability. Telcos offering 5G know they’re in for the long haul, so they must plan to make the technology stable and sustainable. Scandals and mass Continue reading…

Telstra Plans Are Being Shaped By Competition

Telstra plans are being shaped by competition Telstra has been around for a long time — they are Australia’s biggest telco. They sell a several smartphone plans, as well as a range of other services and hardware. However, being the largest telco and having a wide range of services doesn’t always translate into being Continue reading…

Telstra Teams up With Damon Motorcycles for eSIM Connected Motorbike

Damon Motorcycles Hypersport electric bike wins Best in Innovation at CES 2020. Source. Electric motorbike gets smart, thanks to eSIM technology The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2020 was packed with some amazing technology newbies. One newsworthy tech was Damon Motorcycles’ Hypersport electric bike, which we really should refer to as a smart bike. The Continue reading…

What you need to know about Vodafone Australia

Vodafone Hutchison Australia is the third major telco in Australia, behind Telstra and Optus. The company has a global presence beyond Australia, and offers a wide range of telecommunications services. Vodafone Australia’s customer base recently hit 6 million, after the company spent roughly $1.3 billion on the renovation of its network and technology. Right Continue reading…

How To Recharge Your Phone – Everything You Need To Know

Everything you need to know about recharging your phone plan. Mobile phones have become a worldwide staple, and prepaid phones have taken a large chunk of that market. In Australia alone, about 6.2 million people aged 14 and over own a prepaid mobile phone.  This translates into big business for telcos, as consumers have Continue reading…

Is the Radiation from my 5G Phone Dangerous?

5G waves belong to the non-ionizing end of the spectrum, which makes it even much safer than medical x-rays. Source. Making sense of the noise about 5G health concerns 5G outdoes the previous generations of mobile networks in all aspects. Sadly, this apparently also extends to health concerns. Many cities have either canceled or Continue reading…

How the Telco Industry Responded to Bushfires

The world watched on as unstoppable fires tore through enormous sections of Australia, and residents were left reeling after property and lives were endangered. While rain has brought some relief to a few areas, the damage will take a long time to rebuild, and some things may never fully recover. While there are a Continue reading…

Phone Coverage in South Australia – Everything You Need To Know

South Australia has great network coverage. Last year, OpenSignal, a world-renowned telecommunications coverage mapping organization, released a new report to demonstrate the findings in South Australia. According to the report, South Australia (SA) enjoys the fastest 4G mobile network speeds in the country. The state has an average networking speed of 41.2Mbps. The organization Continue reading…

How To Check Your Data Usage Using Optus’ Self Service App

Self-service apps allow customers to manage their Optus accounts easily. Mobile internet use continues to increase. During the second half of 2018, the amount of data transferred using mobile networks was 30% higher than in 2017, which indicates continuous growth. Expanding coverage provided by 4G mobile networks is one of the major factors leading Continue reading…

The Best $30 Phone Plan Deals Around Right Now

Check out $30 phone plans available to Australian customers The number of Australians moving from expensive plans to low-cost plans continues to increase. Fortunately, all three major Australian telcos, along with a slew of smaller telcos (MVNOs), provide cheap plans under $30. If you need to talk and text without limit while having a Continue reading…

Vodafone Australia Offers Exciting New SVoD Subscriptions

Increasing SVoD demand makes Vodafone’s new offerings really exciting Vodafone Australia has entered into a partnership with DOCOMO Digital. Vodafone is one of the country’s three major telecommunication network providers. Its new partner, DOCOMO Digital, is a well-established mobile commerce payments platform. Together, Vodafone has launched new subscriptions for the customers who are using Continue reading…

Telstra has Connected 100,000 Devices to 5G Network

5G speeds could hit 100 times that of 4G, along with 50 times the bandwidth and zero latency. Telstra 5G rollout continues At the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2020, Telstra announced it had connected 100,000 devices to its 5G network. The telco also announced that it currently has 800 5G-capable sites, and will reach Continue reading…

Keeping Smart Devices Separate – Internet of Things

The Internet of Things has already begun to be implemented. Eventually, an almost unimaginable number of devices will become ‘smart’ and connected. We can already see this trend beginning with a wide range of devices like smart fridges, connected appliances like the Thermomix, and hub devices like Google Home or Amazon Alexa. However, while Continue reading…

Comparing Vodafone, Telstra And Optus Video Streaming Content Offers

Everything you need to know about video streaming content offered by Australia’s top telcos. Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone are Australia’s top three telecommunication companies. All three telcos offer video streaming services to their customers on special plans. In Australia, the current live streaming players are: Stan, Netflix, YouTube Premium, Foxtel/Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, Amazon Continue reading…

The Best Value $20 Phone Plans in Australia

Know your best options for $20 phone plans in Australia You don’t have to spend a lot of money recharging your mobile phone plan on a monthly basis. You can get unlimited talk and text plans with reasonable mobile data at cheap prices. Many Australian telecommunication companies, including the Big 3 — Telstra, Optus Continue reading…

Will People Pay More for 5G?

Australians won’t welcome extra costs for 5G, Deloitte survey suggests  Deloitte’s Mobile Consumer Survey 2019  suggests people won’t pay more for 5G than they already do for 4G. Here’s a glimpse at some of the results of the June survey of some 2,000 Australians: 84% won’t pay the $15 that’s likely to be the Continue reading…

How To Check Your Data Usage Using Telstra’s 24×7 Self Service App

Telstra’s self-service app allows you to manage your Telstra account easily. Mobile self-service apps help telecommunication companies deliver enhanced customer experience at a significantly reduced cost. Australia’s three major telcos provide self-service apps that help customers manage their accounts online at anytime and from anywhere. The average Australian household uses nearly 85 gigabytes (GB) Continue reading…

Roaming costs Australians $1.4bn – Here Are Your Alternatives

Know how to avoid paying excessive roaming charges. Australia’s top telcos, including Optus and Telstra, are charging over $1 billion in excessive international roaming charges. Vodafone, Australia’s third major telco, says that they are doing this to safeguard their profit margins. Vodafone commissioned a YouGov Galaxy survey recently, and the study found that Australians Continue reading…

Why No One Is Spending More Than $40 On A Phone Plan

Mobile data is getting cheaper The growing competition in the telecommunication industry has led to telcos offering affordable plans that fulfill even more customer needs. You can now find plans under $40 from any telco out there, that accommodate typical data needs. Consumer data consumption has continued to increase over the years. The Australian Continue reading…

How the Samsung 11 Compares to the iPhone 11

If you’re like me, keeping up with the newest phones and gadgets is something that is not only exciting but also very interesting! New technologies are emerging that could change the game in the security arena.  According to industry sources, the new Samsung 11 will be packed full of bells and whistles including a Continue reading…

Vodafone Go First on Making eSIM Easy

Imagine – you sit on your couch with snacks and a drink, and turn on your TV, ready to watch Netflix. You’ve done your research, so you go straight to the movie you want and select it. You press play, and… A message pops up, telling you to drive to your local store and Continue reading…

Belong Teams Up with SPACETALK

Kids are owning mobile devices earlier than ever, but some parents feel the positive aspects of giving them a device for communication and safety can be outweighed by the negatives. Australian company SPACETALK have been making safety devices for children that are set to get a lot more visible. The small but mighty telco Continue reading…

Optus Brings the Olympics in 4K

The Tokyo Olympic Games are coming up next year in 2020, and those wanting to watch in 4K definition will need to be Optus 5G customers. The telco is part of a general push toward diversifying the content available to customers in a bid to draw people to their brand. Optus in particular has Continue reading…

Telstra’s Mobile Sport Vision

With 5G paving the way for footy, this season’s AFL will deliver the best connectivity experience on the ground. The final season of this year’s AFL (Australian Football League) is around the corner. Telstra has taken time out to speak to AFL players, clubs and fans before the season starts, about how they expect and Continue reading…

How Does Mobile Data Work On Laptops And Mobile Phones

Everything you need to know about how mobile data works on your laptops and mobile phones. Mobile data allows your smartphone access the internet when you can’t access a Wi-Fi connection. Mobile-enabled devices can transfer – receive and send – information over a wireless cellular connection. This means that while you have a cellular Continue reading…

Optus 5G Strategy Includes Wholesale to MVNOs

Optus’ financial year Optus continues their 5G rollout as the race against Telstra continues. Meanwhile, the telco hasn’t reported any revenue growth in the three months preceding September 30. But there are some positives to look at: EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation, and Amortization financial year — stats) is at $703 million, up Continue reading…

How to Watch Channel 10 Live Streaming Your Phone

You can now watch your favorite Channel 10 live shows on your smartphone. Channel 10 is an Australian commercial television network, and one of the five national free-to-air networks. Stations of Channel 10 can be found in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Adelaide, and its affiliates extend to regional areas of Australia. Ten Network Continue reading…

Why you Shouldn’t Share your Phone Number with Strangers

Keep Private Information Private Phone numbers, whether for personal or business use, are exclusive and private pieces of information. In today’s world, phone numbers are identifiers. Cellular network operators are able to identify and monitor the activities of each individual subscriber based on their phone number. Aside from that, these numbers connect users across Continue reading…

How to Cancel your Vodafone Plan for Free

Why would I want to cancel my Vodafone plan? Vodafone are Australia’s third largest mobile carrier, after Telstra and Optus respectively. The telco currently services approximately 5.8 million costumers throughout Australia. They holds 17.4% share of the Australian telecommunication market. Vodafone are the third largest network provider in the Australian mobile market. Source: Whatphone Despite Continue reading…

What Happened To Phone Boxes?

Where are all the phone boxes? A far cry from their prevalence and popularity of the last century, phone boxes (also known as phone booths and payphones) are still widely available across the country. According to the Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA), there were approximately 24,573 functional payphones across the country by June 2016. Continue reading…

What is a Prepaid Phone Plan?

Prepaid phone plans are taking over Australian telcos have increased the number of prepaid mobile plans over the last decade. Formerly perceived as not so glamorous, many more Australians are now subscribing to prepaid services than ever before. Around 45 percent of Australian mobile connections are on prepaid plans. Source: Whatphone With a prepaid Continue reading…

How to Check Your Mobile Data Usage on Optus

Why is checking my mobile data usage important? When you exhaust your allocated data for your billing cycle, you’ll likely incur overage fees. This means that any data you use from that point on will cost extra until your next billing cycle begins. Optus, like other telcos, charge you extra when you go over Continue reading…

Boost’s New Second Hand Phone Scheme

Who is Boost Mobile? Boost Mobile is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) Founded in 2000 by Peter Adderton, Boost Mobile is a telecommunications brand owned by two independent companies in the United States and Australia. In the US, Boost is an MVNO on the Sprint Inc. network whereas in Australia, it utilizes the Telstra Continue reading…

Half-Priced Device – but There’s a Catch

Buying a Second Hand Phone Although smartphones are a basically a necessity for modern life, purchasing brand new and premium quality devices can cost thousands of dollars. Many major telecommunication brands offer contract payment plans to their subscribers that include phone repayments as well as paying to use their network.  Even with numerous telcos Continue reading…

How to Cancel your Telstra Plan

Many individuals opt to cancel their phone plans for numerous reasons, particularly dissatisfaction. Source Why Would I Want to Cancel my Telstra Plan? Loyalty doesn’t always get you the best deal these days, so when getting into a plan it’s a good idea to know how to get out. When a subscriber chooses to Continue reading…

How the NRL is Affecting Telstra’s Bottom Line

Telstra’s Relationship With the National Rugby League (NRL) Telstra Corporation Limited is Australia’s largest telecommunications company. The company offers a wide range of services, most of which include telecommunication and technological services. Currently, Telstra provides approximately 17 million Australians with retail mobile services, 4 million Australians with retail fixed voice services and 3 million Continue reading…

How To Watch SBS Live Streaming On Your Phone

What is the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)? Founded in 1978, the Special Broadcasting Service largely funded by the Australian government, and is considered one of the nation’s leading free-to-air television services. SBS operates 5 channels – SBS, SBS Viceland, SBS World Movies, SBS Food and NITV. The range of interests that SBS represents means Continue reading…

Apple Music from Optus vs Apple Music from Telstra

Music Streaming Hits an All-Time High: A Focus on Apple Music Music has come a long way from the days of recording off the radio and purchasing CDs. Now, music is more accessible. Given the advances of technology, music lovers can now enjoy their favourite tunes alongside numerous perks on platforms known as streaming Continue reading…

How to Watch Channel 9 Live Streaming On Your Phone

What is Channel 9? The Nine Network — also referred to as Channel 9 or Nine — is Australia’s highest rated television network. Founded in 1956, Channel 9 is one of Australia’s five free-to-air television services. Free-to-air refers to television services that you can pick up on your TV set free of charge. Having Continue reading…

Who has the Best Mobile Phone Plan?

What do mobile phone plans consist of? A mobile phone plan is a paid agreement between a subscriber and a mobile carrier, allowing your cell phone to use the telco’s network services. Typically, mobile phone plans consist of three service sectors bundled into one. A Voice plan, which covers incoming and outgoing calls, A Messaging Continue reading…

How to Check your Phone Plan Balance

Who should check their phone plan balance? Everyone should know how to check their phone plan balance. As long as you have an active phone plan, it is highly important that you know how to check your plan balance. Checking the balance of any aspect of a phone plan, be it voice, messages, or Continue reading…

23% of People Buy their Phone Plans Online in Australia

Online SIM purchases increasing SIM cards are a necessity for a functional mobile device. From mobile phones to many smart devices, SIM cards are an integral aspect of a wide array of technologies today. SIM cards can be procured in a number of ways. Carrier stores (for major telcos such as Telstra and Optus), Continue reading…

Data Bank or Data Vault – What Does It Mean?

The need for phone plans The smartphone is an integral part of the day-to-day activities of individuals across the world. In order to use these devices, consumers need to procure SIM cards to connect their smartphones to the networks of their choice telcos. Many SIM cards are bundled with phone plans that may include Continue reading…

Be Smarter Than Your Neighbour – The Latest Trend In Phone Plans

Trends in phone plans The Australian telecommunications sphere is changing. Aussies are now in the process of reinventing the dynamics that governed their phone usage in the past. Nowadays, more and more phone users are breaking away from the rigid, inflexible mobile trends of the past, embracing newer, fresher offers by telcos and MVNOs Continue reading…

Will 5G cost more than 4G?

Anticipated and almost fully here — A look at the Australia’s 5G rollout The anticipated fifth generation of wireless technology, 5G, is finally in Australia. The technology has sparked a global race, with South Korea and the United States getting into a public spat back in April, arguing over which country was the first to Continue reading…

Does Google/Facebook/Apple Listen to my Phone Calls?

Smart devices or secret recording devices? Privacy is often regarded as a 21st century myth. With the world now more connected than ever, it is easier for larger corporations to mine personal data from their users. While most believe this to be impossible given the numerous privacy terms and conditions they’ve signed in the Continue reading…

How to Cancel your Optus Plan for Free?

Why would I want to cancel my Optus plan? Smartphones are an essential part of life as we know it today. These devices are no use without phone plans, yet subscribers cancel their plans quite frequently. When a subscriber chooses to cancel their phone plan, one of two scenarios is usually the case: They Continue reading…

What is the Best No Contract Phone Plan?

What is a no contract phone plan? Telecos have provided their subscribers with service plans alongside mobile devices for a long time. Traditionally, when a customer opts to purchase a mobile device from a telco, they enter a service contract with the telco that sells the phone. Such a deal usually means the device Continue reading…

How to Activate your SIM Card?

What is a SIM card and what does activating it mean? SIM cards have been around for a little over two decades, traced back to 1991. The first SIM cards were the size of today’s credit cards, but they gradually reduced in size over the years. The term ‘SIM’ stands for ‘Subscriber Identity Module’ Continue reading…

Getting a Phone Plan When You are Under 18

Why is it important to be over 18 before getting a Phone Plan? Today’s generation are more technology savvy than ever before. Nowadays, children as young as 10 have their own smartphones and other connected devices, and this is the norm. There’s an ongoing debate about what this though — we’re still trying to Continue reading…

What’s the Best Mobile Phone Plan in Australia?

Making the right choice on the phone plan could be all the difference between sheer satisfaction and dissatisfaction. Source What is a mobile phone plan and why is it important? A mobile phone plan is a paid service plan between a telecommunications operator and a subscriber. The telco provides a paying subscriber access to Continue reading…

How to pick a phone plan

Why is picking a phone plan so difficult? Committing to a phone plan is no simple task. The Australian Telecommunications market is home to various major carriers and MVNOs, giving willing subscribers a myriad of options to choose from. Although the presence of so many options can be viewed as an advantage, it can also Continue reading…

What is the Cheapest Phone Plan for iPhone

Understanding phone plans A phone plan is a paid agreement with a mobile carrier that allows your cell phone makes use of their network for services such as phone calls, text messages, and mobile data (internet access). These services are typically bundled into one plan as inclusions, but can be sold as separate voice and Continue reading…

What Will 5G Cost?

The rollout of 5G in Australia The fifth generation of wireless technology — also known as 5G — is finally here. In Australia, 5G networks are springing up in numerous locations, but most Aussies won’t have access to the service right away. Launching 5G networks across the country isn’t as easy as flipping a switch. Continue reading…