Aussie telco Exetel is offering up to two free months of service on its NBN 100 plans; a saving of nearly $180. The plan boasts unlimited data, a free Exetel ZTE Wi-Fi modem and typical evening speeds of 83 Mbps - which makes it one of the zippiest options at this price point. Here's how to get the deal.
Mobile broadband plans used to come in two flavours - 'bugger all data' or 'expensive as buggery'. They were chiefly used by metro home businesses with plenty of cash to burn. Thankfully, those days are now over.
It's been a long and torturous journey, but we're finally entering the final stage of the National Broadband Network rollout. If your suburb still hasn't been connected, the wait should (hopefully) be over soon. Here are all the NSW suburbs that will be getting the NBN in 2019.
The ACCC has decided to block the proposed merger between TPG Telecom Limited and Vodafone Hutchison Australia. Whene large companies in markets where ownership is concentrated want to merge, the ACCC looks into whether there's public benefit in either approving or refusing the deal. The ACCC has deemed that the proposed deal has the potential to stifle competition in the long term. Will this make a difference to consumers?
Some people just can't handle commitment. A 12- or 24-month contract might not be a big deal for some, but it's hell for others. What if a better value phone plan comes along? A plan with loads more data? A plan with prettier eyes? The grass is always greener.
Over the last year, Australia's average fixed broadband speed has improved substantially from 28.3Mbps to 35.1Mbps according to the Ookla Global Speed index. Yet, over the last year, we've dropped from being the 50th ranked country in the world to 62nd - and there's been a fall of three positions in just a month. So, while the NBN is making things faster, the rest of the world is striding past us.