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​Phone features that are actually useful
| By Alex Angove

​Phone features that are actually useful

Not all phone features are created equal. Some are worse than useless, others you'll play with for a bit and forget.

Best Vodafone phones: updated
| By Alex Angove

Best Vodafone phones: updated

Vodafone has some great phones available. We've compiled a list of our favourites that we'll update every month or so.

11 best iPhone 6 cases: style, function and protection
| By Alex Angove

11 best iPhone 6 cases: style, function and protection

There are a huge range of stylish, protective and functional cases out there. Here is our top pick.

Boost Mobile vs Amaysim
| By Joseph Hanlon

Boost Mobile vs Amaysim

Boost Mobile and Amaysim are both great choices for your telco service, but which is best bang for your buck? We take a closer look to find out.

How to activate your Optus data sharing SIM card
| By Alex Angove

How to activate your Optus data sharing SIM card

Activating your data sharing SIM is pretty easy. Here's what you'll need and the steps you should follow.

Best waterproof phones available right now
| By Alex Angove

Best waterproof phones available right now

Waterproof and resistant smartphones are the next big thing. We've been waiting a while for manufacturers to put a little more thought in to durability, and the time is finally upon us.

Best upcoming phones of 2014
| By Alex Angove

Best upcoming phones of 2014

Keen for a glimpse at the best future smartphones coming soon to a store near you? We break down which upcoming handsets you should be waiting for.

Best Virgin Mobile phones available right now
| By Alex Angove

Best Virgin Mobile phones available right now

We've compiled a list of Virgin's best devices that we'll update regularly to keep you in the know

Disable auto play videos on Facebook for Android and iOS
| By Alex Angove

Disable auto play videos on Facebook for Android and iOS

Sick of videos in your News Feed playing automatically? Don't worry, you can turn them off pretty easily.

What is iMessage?
| By Tara Donnelly

What is iMessage?

How to use iMessage to send texts, photos and videos cheaply between Apple devices.

Best Optus phones
| By Alex Angove

Best Optus phones

Optus has some great devices, we've compiled a list that we'll keep updated with the most recent awesome gadgets

Best Telstra phones on the market right now
| By Alex Angove

Best Telstra phones on the market right now

Telstra has some fantastic phones on its plans, here's a list of the best ones and what makes them so good.

Best iPhone: Which iPhone is for you?
| By Alex Angove

Best iPhone: Which iPhone is for you?

With 4 iPhone models still available from carriers, you might not have to pay top dollar to buy the iPhone that best suits your needs.

Best iPhone alternatives
| By Alex Angove

Best iPhone alternatives

Apple's iPhone may be the most well-known smartphone, but it is not your only option. Here are some of our favourite alternatives.

Transferring phone contacts from Android to iPhone
| By Alex Angove

Transferring phone contacts from Android to iPhone

Switching from one phone to another doesn’t mean that you have to lose all of your contacts.

How to deregister your Amazon devices
| By Alex Angove

How to deregister your Amazon devices

De-registering your Amazon devices is a good idea if you've sold or lost a phone. It's easy once you know how.

What you need to do before selling an iPhone
| By Alex Angove

What you need to do before selling an iPhone

If history repeats itself, your precious iPhone will soon drop in value, the moment Apple announces a newer model. If you want to make some money on it to put towards a new phone, timing is everything.

Switch to 3G and save
| By Alex Angove

Switch to 3G and save

By sacrificing the speed of 4G, you can go with a 3G network re-seller and save a surprising amount of money.

Battle for your budget: Nokia Lumia 530 or Motorola Moto E?
| By Alex Angove

Battle for your budget: Nokia Lumia 530 or Motorola Moto E?

Both of these phones can be picked up in Australia for under $180, but which should you get?

Big Data: Aussie BYO plans with up to 10GB
| By Alex Angove

Big Data: Aussie BYO plans with up to 10GB

If you want big data in Australia then you'll need to combine a data pack with a regular phone plan. Here are some SIM-only options.

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Best Telstra phones on the market right now

Best Telstra phones on the market right now

Telstra has some fantastic phones on its plans, here's a list of the best ones...

Transferring phone contacts from Android to iPhone

Transferring phone contacts from Android to iPhone

Switching from one phone to another doesn’t mean that you have to lose all of...

What you need to do before selling an iPhone

What you need to do before selling an iPhone

If history repeats itself, your precious iPhone will soon drop in value, the...

Samsung Galaxy S5: our best tips and tricks

Samsung Galaxy S5: our best tips and tricks

Unless you've dedicated some time to finding them, chances are there are a...

Budget SIM-only plans with big data

Budget SIM-only plans with big data

Do you find you use data a lot more than calls or SMS messages? We've put...

Phone home: cheapest international calling from Australia

Phone home: cheapest international calling from Australia

International calling rates seem like they should be expensive, but are...

 

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Cash by Optus means you can leave your wallet at home

Cash by Optus means you can leave your wallet at home

Optus has partnered with Visa and cooked up a neat innovation allowing you to...

Huawei Mate 7 coming to Australia Nov 17 (and it’s awesome)

Huawei Mate 7 coming to Australia Nov 17 (and it’s awesome)

Up and coming phone maker Huawei is releasing its latest flagship handset in...

Telstra officially launches its new, lightning-fast 4GX network

Telstra officially launches its new, lightning-fast 4GX network

Already live in parts of Sydney, Adelaide and 10 regional centres.

Xperia Z3 and Z3 compact preorders go live in Australia

Xperia Z3 and Z3 compact preorders go live in Australia

The waterproof Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact from Sony are soon to hit Aussie...

The iPhone 6 is not too small, here's why

The iPhone 6 is not too small, here's why

Comparing the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 to a 5-inch or bigger Android is like comparing...

Is it cheaper to buy an iPhone outright with a SIM-only plan?

Is it cheaper to buy an iPhone outright with a SIM-only plan?

Tech types sing the virtues of buying iPhones outright and grabbing a SIM card...

 

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Best iPhone alternatives

Best iPhone alternatives

Apple's iPhone may be the most well-known smartphone, but it is not your only...

6 Best Android phones in Australia on plans

6 Best Android phones in Australia on plans

We’ve created a list of our current top Android phones to help you out. This...

Affordable 4G: plans with speed and savings

Affordable 4G: plans with speed and savings

You might be surprised to learn that fast 4G mobile speeds don't come with a...

Australia’s cheapest Samsung Galaxy S5 plans

Australia’s cheapest Samsung Galaxy S5 plans

Keen to get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S5? We do the number-crunching...

6 of Australia’s best, most useful phone plan features

6 of Australia’s best, most useful phone plan features

If it's been a while since you've checked in with your phone plan, you'll be...

5 mistakes you’ll make buying a new phone

5 mistakes you’ll make buying a new phone

Buying a new phone can be pretty confusing, but try and not fall into these...

 

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