Mobile Plan Guides

Get up to speed with our essential tips for choosing a plan, a provider, or your next mobile phone.

  • Review: Compare Prepaid Mobile Plans
    No longer the easy-but-expensive way to get your phone connected, the best prepaid plans on the market offer amazing value. There’s plenty of options for every type of mobile phone user, whether you’re on screen all day or just keeping a phone handy in case you need it.
  • How to stop Apps from draining your data – find out what to do about it
    Draining data apps
    Trying to fit your daily mobile app usage into your monthly data allowance can be a pain for many people – but it’s easy to keep in control of how much data you use. We give you some tips for holding on to that precious data.
  • Find the Best 2017 Mobile Data Plans in Australia
    Whether you want to check Facebook on your iPad on the way to work or get your laptop connected to fast mobile broadband when you’re away from home, the many value-packed 4G mobile data plans on the market now have got you covered.
  • Review: How Much Data Do I Need on My Mobile Plan?
    With so much choice on offer these days it can become a minefield when trying to decide what mobile phone to sign up to? We have some tips that will make your life easier!
  • Review: How to Get the Most Out of Your Mobile Data Allowance
    Mobile data burns fast, especially if you’re the type who likes to stay connected 24/7. Refreshing social feeds, watching videos, downloading emails – all these seemingly small actions can really take a toll on your data allowance. So when you’ve only got a limited amount of GB to work with, it’s best to make the most of them.
  • Cheap SIM-Only Mobile Plans Review: Telstra v Boost v Amaysim v Yomojo
    SIM Only Plans
    Bring your phone to a provider and reap the rewards with superb value deals. There are plans that charge based on your usage, and not for things you don’t need. We take a look at the best deals right now.
  • Which network does your mobile provider use?
    With an increasing number of providers offering great deals on mobile phone SIMs – both prepaid and postpaid – it’s a buyer’s market when it comes to getting your mobile connected and not paying very much money at all. But how can you tell which mobile network you’ll end up on? We take a look at how Australia’s newest mobile providers work.
  • Jeenee vs Telstra: Compare Mobile Plans, Deals and Perks
    Jeenee vs Telstra
    With a range of plans that give more people than ever before access to unlimited mobile calls at low prices, socially-conscious provider Jeenee has won itself a lot of fans. But does it stack up value-wise compared to what Telstra has on offer these days?
  • Compare Third-party Services on the Telstra Network
    Comparing third-party providers on the Telstra network
    Telstra’s 4G network is famous for its coverage and reliability, but you don’t need to sign a contract with Telstra itself to gain access to it. Boasting a wide range of contract-free plans to suit almost every user type, third-party providers will get you hooked up with Telstra while leaving your wallet happy.
  • OVO Offers Unlimited 4G Mobile Plans with Big Savings: Compare Costs Today
    It’s often hard to find a mobile provider that can offer a decent amount of fast 4G data alongside unlimited calls, but OVO does exactly that – and throws in a free streaming service as a bonus!
  • Compare Third-party Services on the Optus Network
    The Optus 4G Plus, Australia’s first fast 4G network, has millions of users. And yet, not all of them have signed up for an Optus plan. There are many great alternatives that can save you a ton of money while still providing access to the Optus infrastructure. We’ve gathered a few of the best third-party providers you should check out.
  • Five Tips for Finding the Best Mobile Phone Plan
    Best Mobile Phone Plans
    Thanks to the ever-expanding range of providers and offers in the Australian mobile market, there’s little that can go wrong when it comes to picking a plan for your new mobile phone – or one to save you money compared to what you’re on now. But what should you be looking for?
  • 2016’s Best Smartphones Review – We Test the Top 10
    Best Smartphones
    With a vast range of smartphones on the market, sorting through the pros and cons of all of them to find what’s best for you in features or value can be a chore. We do the job for you with this look at the year’s ten best smartphones.
  • Compare the Best Cheap Phone Plans Today
    With no punishing contracts, low monthly cost and often unlimited calls and texts – sometimes even to overseas countries – cheap mobile phone plans can get you connected at bargain prices while making use of the advanced networks of the big three telcos. But is there a catch?
  • Your Complete Guide to International Phone Plans
    Calling or texting your loved ones internationally used to cost a lot of money and had you watching the clock. But now, thanks to unlimited international phone plans available from providers big and small – at price points to suit almost everyone – you can keep in touch with the world without breaking the bank.
  • Telstra vs Optus: Whose Prepaid Plans are Tops?
    Gone are the days when it used to cost you a hefty price to get connected to Telstra or Optus. Thanks to avid competition on the mobile market, you can get a prepaid plan from one of the big two for not much cash at all. But which is better?
  • Aussie Guide to International Phone Cards
    Keeping in touch with home has never been cheaper or easier than it is these days. And while mobile phones are taking over the job more and more, international phone cards – which opened up affordable international calling to everyone – still have their place. Find out what they’re all about.
  • Unlimited data phone plans review – too good to be true?
    Today, more and more users assess phone plans based on the amount of data they offer. But why aren't there any unlimited data phone plans to choose from? We investigate.
  • Mobile Phone Plans Review: How to Avoid Buyers Remorse
    Choosing the right mobile plan isn’t as hard as you might think. You just need lots of information to make a smart, informed choice. We look at some of the things you should consider before getting connected.
  • Review: Quick and Painless Guide to Porting Your Mobile Number
    Tired of your mobile provider? Good news: changing carriers doesn’t have to mean losing your phone number. If you’ve decided to go another way, you have the right to take your number with you. And we have a comprehensive overview of exactly how to do it.
  • How to Improve Your Smartphone Battery Life: A Practical Guide
    The biggest complaint about smartphones, besides the fact that they keep us glued to the screen for more time than we’d like to admit, is that they have a short battery life. On average, most smartphone batteries last just 1 day before needing a hook-up to the charger! Here's some practical tips to make your phone's battery last longer.
  • Quick Guide to Storing Photos Online: Google v Flickr v Apple iCloud Review
    For average users, the smartphone became our go-to photo camera. Thanks to advances in technology, our phone cameras can now deliver high quality images at the push of a button. There’s no more need to carry heavy photo equipment around unless you’re a professional photographer, and the convenience of having a camera in your pocket can’t be denied. But where can you store your snaps to make sure their safe? We have a few suggestions.
  • Review: Best Practices for Australian Smartphone Security
    Most of us use our phones to go online on a regular basis, and yet we often fail to consider the issue of smartphone security. Since our gadgets are becoming more and more central to our daily lives, it’s important to take the time and make sure they’re protected from viruses, identity thieves, and cyber attacks. We have a few quick tips that will keep your sensitive data secure.