Phone & Internet Brands

Review of Southern Phone mobile plans

The mobile phone plan market is ever-increasing, and a player currently making a racket is Southern Phone. Operating on both the Telstra 4G Network and Optus 3G Network, Southern Phone offers a large variety of postpaid plans, with a range of contract options. You’ll get...


Review of SpinTel broadband plans

An Australian telco which offers both mobile phone services and fixed-line home broadband, SpinTel was founded in Sydney back in 1996. It provides ADSL and NBN internet connections, as well as mobile broadband plans for browsing on the move. SpinTel also provides a range of home phone...


Review of Boom Broadband plans

Boom Broadband is an Australian internet service provider that claims to focus on great customer service. It utilises AAPT’s nationwide network to provide services to homes around the country, and a range of different NBN connections are supported, including fibre, fixed wireless and standalone phone services,...


Review of Woolworths Mobile phone plans

Woolworths is a giant of the Australian grocery sector, and now it’s also proving to be a big challenger to the status quo in the mobile phone plan and SIM Only landscape. Woolies relaunched its mobile phone business in 2015, piggybacking on the Telstra 4G...


Review of Coles Mobile phone plans

When you think of Coles, you probably imagine Saturday afternoons bumping into other shoppers in the freezer section of the supermarket. There’s always someone in the way when you’re trying to grab your favourite frozen pizza! But people who know good prepaid mobile phone plans...


Review of Vaya mobile phone plans

Vaya is an Australian mobile service provider that utilises an online-only business model to deliver you cheap, value-packed postpaid phone plans. Vaya operates as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) on the Optus 4G network – which covers 98% of Australia’s population – to deliver...


Review of AusBBS broadband plans

Formed in 2012, AusBBS was one of the first internet service providers to launch with a specific focus on providing NBN based plans. It was spruiked as the first cloud-based ISP and in 2013 became the first to offer an unlimited NBN plan. Since then...


Review of Teleron NBN plans

Teleron is a relative newcomer to the telecommunications landscape, launched in late 2016. It’s a company focused on delivering NBN services to local communities, and focuses solely on NBN plans across all four speed tiers. A focus on smooth transition to the new network technology means that...


Review of Amaysim NBN plans

Amaysim is best-known for offering competitive SIM Only mobile phone plans, on both a prepaid and postpaid basis. But Amaysim is now also an NBN provider, having launched a very simple yet appealing set of unlimited data plans with no lock-in contracts or upfront costs,...


Review of Inspired Broadband plans

Inspired Broadband is a Melbourne-based internet service provider with a difference, because the company is a social enterprise which has partnered with Care Australia to help fund education and training in Cambodia. Inspired Broadband offers both NBN and ADSL plans, with a portion of its...


Review of Boost Mobile phone plans

Since hitting the scene in Australia in the year 2000, Boost Mobile has become a unique and somewhat revolutionary mobile service provider. As far as mobile phone plans are concerned, Boost Mobile was one of the first to offer SIM Only, prepaid plans away from the...


Review of Harbour ISP broadband plans

Harbour ISP is an Australian-owned internet service provider based in Mudgee, NSW – a long way from a harbor. Exclusively offering NBN plans since 2013, Harbour ISP serves customers all around the country. With services available on fibre, fixed wireless, and even on the NBN’s...


Review of TeleChoice mobile phone plans

TeleChoice is a low-cost Australian mobile phone service provider that utilises the Telstra 4G mobile network. It offers a large range of plans, including monthly, 12 month and 24 month contracts, all of which come in SIM only guise, but you also have the option...


Review of MyNetFone broadband plans

MyNetFone is an Aussie telco that owns and operates the country’s largest VoIP phone network. It also owns and operates several subsidiaries, including Symbio Networks and Callstream, and has branched out from its enterprise roots to offer a range of home broadband plans to residential customers. MyNetFone offers...


Review of Kogan Mobile phone plans

Kogan is well-known as a discount online electronics retailer which sells imported goods at often incredibly low prices. In fact, its successful business model has seen the Australian company grow into the country’s largest online department store – yes, bigger than the likes of Myer...


Review of Exetel broadband plans

Exetel claims to be a family-owned Australian internet service provider which prides itself on low prices and a customer-focused approach. The company claims to be Australia’s largest independent ISP, with over 120,000 subscribers, and offers a full range of ADSL2+ and NBN internet plans, as...


Review of Yomojo mobile phone plans

Yomojo is an Australian Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) which takes a different approach to most mobile service providers when structuring its plans. The telco, which in 2015 acquired liquidated provider Yatango, allows customers to build their own custom mobile phone plans by combining their...


Review of CovaU mobile phone plans

CovaU is perhaps best known as an electricity and gas provider, but the company now also offers a range of SIM Only, postpaid mobile phone plans. In this regard, CovaU is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) operating on the Vodafone 4G network. CovaU says...


Review of iiNet broadband plans

iiNet has cemented itself as one of Australia’s leading home broadband service providers, with a solid reputation built on clever marketing and generally good customer support. But are its internet plans still up to scratch in this increasingly competitive telco world? Following its takeover by...


Review of Belong Broadband plans

Belong is a small broadband provider which is wholly owned by Telstra. However, in contrast to Telstra’s often rather complex internet plan range, Belong is taking the opposite approach, offering a fairly simple, easy-to-understand selection of plan options on both ADSL and NBN connections. Belong offers...


Review of ALDI Mobile phone plans

ALDI is best known for its cheap grocery stores that are chipping away at Coles and Woolies in the battle for your supermarket loyalty. Though, aside from the aisle where you can buy a chainsaw next to cans of tuna, ALDI has created some great-value...


Review of Dodo mobile phone plans

One of several well-known brands owned by Vocus Communications, Dodo is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). Founded in 2001, it’s now a serious challenger to bigger telcos when it comes to both mobile phone and home broadband services, particularly in terms of NBN plans. However,...


Review of iiNet mobile phone plans

Best-known as a home internet provider, iiNet is a real home-grown success story, having become one of the biggest and arguably most popular telcos in Australia since it was founded in 1993. Nowadays it challenges big guys Telstra and Optus, and since being acquired by...


Review of Lebara mobile phone plans

Founded in Norway by a group of friends in 2001, Lebara has become a leading mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) around the world, with more than five million customers in eight different countries. It specialises in prepaid phone plans with stacks of unlimited value and...


Review of Engin broadband plans

Engin is one of many smaller Internet Service Providers with a focus on solid value and extra perks to entice you to place your browsing needs with them and not with one of the big boys, like Telstra and Optus. Engin offers a range of...


Review of Dodo broadband plans

One of Australia’s best-known home services brands, Dodo is a subsidiary of Vocus Communications which also owns another popular broadband provider, iPrimus, among many other companies. Dodo provides not just home internet and mobile phone plans, but also comprehensive insurance and home energy products, making Dodo...


Review of Telesurf broadband plans

Telesurf is a relatively new broadband and phone service provider based out of Sydney. Launched in 2015, Telesurf is owned by Pon Project Services – a company with over 30 years industry experience. Telesurf offers a range of both ADSL2+ and NBN plans. Additionally, it...


Review of Jeenee Mobile phone plans

Jeenee Mobile is a unique Australian telco, as both a mobile service provider – and a social enterprise. It was founded as a non-profit business by disability services organisation Community Connections Australia, as a way to help disabled people better connect with their friends, family...


Review of TransACT broadband and phone plans

Although you may not have heard of TransACT, the company has in fact been around since the year 2000. It has been primarily servicing the ACT – hence the name – in that time but also services regional Victoria. TransACT is a comprehensive telco, offering...


Review of Ant Communications broadband plans

Ant Communications is a broadband provider and authorised NBN reseller based out of Grafton in NSW. Ant prides itself on customer satisfaction and support, stating “If you’re not happy, you’re not with us!” Indeed with a local call centre being the first port of call...


Review of Skymesh broadband plans

In the world of broadband, the big fish like Telstra and Optus still dominate the ranks, but there is an undercurrent of smaller providers offering great value. Skymesh is one of them, and has surprisingly been around for a few years. Founded in Brisbane back...


Review of Telstra broadband plans

Telstra is the single biggest provider of internet services in Australia, but does that mean you’re getting the best value for money? The telco giant offers home broadband using a combination of ADSL2+, HFC cable and NBN fibre connections, depending on the location of your...


Review of Infinity broadband plans

Infinity Broadband is an Australian ISP based in Melbourne which is dedicated to providing NBN broadband plans to households nationwide. The company exclusively offers NBN plans in a bid to be future-proof and offer the fastest, most reliable connections to customers. We’ve delved into the...


Review of TPG broadband plans

TPG has grown rapidly over the past few years to become one of the most popular broadband service providers in Australia. With a good range of cheap, simple plans, TPG has grown a loyal customer base and recently acquired fellow broadband provider iiNet. This acquisition made...


Review of Westnet broadband plans

Back in 1994, a telecommunications company was founded in Western Australia to offer local residents a reliable internet connection which had largely passed them by. It was called Westnet, and it continues to provide home and mobile broadband services to all Australians – its products...


Review of Internode broadband plans

Internode was one of the first ISPs founded in Australia, and was the first provider to offer ADSL2 speeds when the technology was first introduced. Whilst it was purchased by iiNet back in 2011, Internode continues to operate as a separate entity, providing a comprehensive...


Review of Activ8me broadband plans

Activ8me is an Australian internet provider that specialises in cheap NBN plans, across all deliveries like satellite and fixed wireless, as well as the traditional fibre connection. It also provides a range of ADSL2+ plans for those whose homes have not been connected to the...


Review of Start Broadband plans

Start Broadband is an Australian-owned internet service provider that offers both ADSL plans and plans on the National Broadband Network (NBN) across all four speed tiers. Start is an internet provider that claims to pride itself on cutting through the red tape and making the...


Review of Vividwireless broadband plans

Vividwireless is a Perth-based broadband provider with a twist – the company specialises solely in providing wireless broadband services for both your home and mobile devices. Launched in March 2010, Vividwireless was purchased by Optus in 2012 and expanded to the rest of Australia’s mainland...


Review of Tellnet broadband plans

Tellnet is a Melbourne-based internet service provider which offers both ADSL and NBN broadband bundles to households around the nation. The company’s tagline is ‘Telco Simplified’ and this motto is reflected in the structure of Tellnet’s broadband plans which are clear and easy to understand....


Review of Barefoot broadband plans

Barefoot Telecom is a fully Australian-owned communications company. It offers both NBN and ADSL broadband internet to customers around Australia. Barefoot says it prides itself on customer service, with a locally-based team and multiple channels of communication for you to get in touch with any...


Review of Foxtel broadband plans

Foxtel is best known as the premier provider of subscription pay TV packages in Australia, with swathes of exclusive entertainment and sports content that can’t be found anywhere else. With many customers juggling both their Foxtel and separate internet subscription, the company offers a range of broadband...


Your complete guide to SpinTel

Telecommunications provider SpinTel provides a range of internet, home phone and mobile services for residential and business customers. SpinTel, which has been around since 1996, places emphasis on its customer service and accessibility. “Our award-winning service is fast and cost-effective, and our sales and support teams are...


Your complete guide to OVO Mobile

Telecommunications provider OVO Mobile provides a range of mobile and mobile data options paired with its OVOPlay data-free streaming service. OVO states that it believes “that fans should come first” and that it is “not like every other telco”. “When we say we promise to be...


Your complete guide to MyNetFone

Telecommunications company MyNetFone provides a range of residential and business internet and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Sydney, MyNetFone describes itself as “Australia’s leading provider of hosted voice and data communications services for residential, business and enterprise users”. MyNetFone listed...


Review of Optus broadband plans

For more than two decades now, Optus has been the primary competitor to Telstra for the title of Australia’s biggest broadband provider. Whilst competition has stiffened in recent years, Optus still remains a big player in the Australian telecommunications market, as the only company other...


Your complete guide to Bendigo Bank Telco

Bendigo Bank Telco states that it is “an Australian first”, with it being the only Australian telecommunications company that is owned and operated by a bank. Bendigo offers a range of home internet, mobile and mobile broadband services, with customers not needing to be a Bendigo...


Review of Telstra mobile phone plans

Telstra operates Australia’s largest mobile network, covering no less than 2.4 million square kilometres of our vast, brown land. In addition to 4G coverage in major cities, Telstra also offers its 4GX service on the 700MHz spectrum for up to triple the maximum download speeds...


Review of Amaysim mobile phone plans

Amaysim is Australia’s largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), which specialises in prepaid and monthly contract plans. The orange telco provides mobile services on the Optus 4G network and utilises an online business model to provide rather strong value across most of its plans. But could you find...


Review of Virgin Mobile phone plans

One of the most successful companies founded by billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson, Virgin Mobile has fast become one of the major brands in the local mobile communications space. Using the Optus 4G network, Virgin Mobile offers unique benefits such as data rollover on all its...


Review of Vodafone mobile phone plans

As one of the biggest telco companies in the world, Vodafone has a product range as diverse as it is comprehensive. As one of the three network providers in Australia, Vodafone competes with Optus and Telstra, plus a host of small carriers nipping at its...


Review of Optus mobile phone plans

As the second biggest telco in Australia, Optus has long been a heavyweight in the local mobile phone market. Optus owns and operates a comprehensive network infrastructure which rivals that of industry leader Telstra for coverage area and speeds. The Optus network is also made available to...


Review of Think Mobile phone plans

Think Mobile is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). It’s an interesting telco in that some of its plans operate on parts of the Telstra 3G Network, and others on the Vodafone 3G Network. The latter allows users in regional areas or areas of spotty...


Review of GoTalk mobile phone plans

If you’re like many of us, you may be looking for a new, better-value mobile phone plan, but are simply frazzled by the sheer amount of options currently available. ‘Plan X has such-and-such inclusion, but Plan Y has more data for the same price, whereas...


Review of TPG mobile phone plans

In a sea of low-cost, value-packed mobile phone plans, it can be easy for a company to have their voice heard. As the old saying goes, the squeaky wheel gets the oil, and TPG has been causing a squawk in the mobile industry lately with...


Review of iPrimus broadband plans

As one of many subsidiaries of Vocus Communications, iPrimus is part of Australia’s third biggest home internet provider (others include Dodo and Commander). As for iPrimus, its product range consists of traditional ADSL2+ as well as several NBN plans with different speed tiers available. A...


Review of Hello Mobile phone plans

If you’re after a prepaid mobile plan in Australia, there are numerous service providers to choose from, most notably in the SIM-only market, where you insert a SIM card into your phone and off you go. Like a crowded night market in the heart of...


Review of MeU Mobile phone plans

MeU Mobile’s launch in 2015 marked the arrival of a hip new service provider in the Australian telco market, one which attempts to market itself towards younger consumers and those who are fed up with the bland, impersonal service of large providers. With simple, uncomplicated monthly...


Review of C Mobile phone plans

CMobile is an Australian mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that provides calls, SMS and data services to Aussie phone users around the country. The telco is unusual in that it has partnered with both Telstra and Vodafone to utilise their respective mobile networks in order...


Your complete guide to Virgin Mobile

Telecommunications provider Virgin Mobile, which offers both mobile and mobile broadband services, was established in the Australian market in 2000. Virgin was established as a partnership between Virgin Group and Cable & Wireless Optus, with Optus having subsequently acquired the business in 2006. At the time of...


Your complete guide to Dodo

Telecommunications provider Dodo offers a range of services, from home internet to mobile and mobile broadband. Dodo, which was founded in 2001, was acquired by M2 Group in 2013, and is now part of Vocus Communications following a merger with M2 in 2016. What services does Dodo...


Your complete guide to Amaysim

Online-led mobile services provider Amaysim offers a range of mobile and mobile data plans, stating that it is “dedicated to delivering simplicity, fairness and low prices”. Amaysim was launched in 2010, introduced by a team of entrepreneurs, with its portfolio of mobile services having since evolved,...


Your complete guide to Vodafone

Vodafone is one of the larger telecommunications companies in Australia, maintaining a strong presence in the mobile sector, and providing a range of services for both residential and business customers. Vodafone Hutchison Australia was formed in June 2009, following a merger between Vodafone Australia and Hutchison...


Your complete guide to TPG

TPG Telecom describes itself as “a force in the Australian telecommunications industry”, providing residential and business customers a range of services from home internet to mobile. Founded in 1986 as Total Peripherals Group, TPG has evolved into a major telecommunications provider, maintaining a presence throughout Australia....


Your complete guide to Telstra

Telstra is a giant of the Australian telecommunications landscape, having long held a position at the forefront of the market, providing an array of products and services across different segments for both residential and business customers, from home phones to mobile to internet. Telstra traces its...


Your complete guide to Optus

Optus has long been a major telecommunications player in Australia, providing an extensive suite of products and services for both residential and business customers, ranging from the home through to mobile offerings. Optus can trace its origins back to the formation of AUSSAT, which was established...


Your complete guide to iPrimus

iPrimus, the residential services division of Primus Telecom, offers a range of services, from home broadband to home phone and mobile services. The first telecommunications carrier to be granted a licence upon the introduction of full deregulation and competition in Australia in 1997, Primus had prior...


Your complete guide to Internode

Internode has grown from its foundation in South Australia in the early ’90s to become a national internet and telecommunications operator. Having commenced business operations in 1991, Internode began offering internet services in the South Australian marketplace in 1994, growing its suite of services over the...


Your complete guide to iiNet

Internet service provider iiNet provides a range of internet options for residential and business customers, describing itself as “a leading challenger in the telecommunications market”. iiNet was founded in Western Australia in 1993 and, growing from its origins in a suburban garage, has since expanded Australia-wide,...


Your complete guide to Exetel

Founded as a technology consulting company in the early ’90s, Exetel has evolved into an internet service provider, offering residential and business services, from home internet to mobile and mobile broadband. Exetel states that it believes in putting its customers’ needs first, with it offering “a...


About Lenovo tablets

The Lenovo Group is a Chinese multinational computer and device manufacture. The company was founded in 1984, producing computer components for many years. It wasn’t until 2005 that Lenovo began producing personal computers after purchasing IBM. It then expanded into smartphones in 2012, partnering up...


About Apple tablets

Apple was founded in 1976, selling motherboards built by the company founders, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. Apple has had its ups and downs, but today stands as the world’s most valuable company, according to the Forbes top 100 list. In April 2010, Apple...


About Samsung tablets

Samsung produces and distributes appliances and electronics worldwide, and has established itself as a global powerhouse in the smartphone and tablet markets, rivalling the likes of Apple. Samsung launched its first tablet computer, the Galaxy Tab, in November 2010, following the release of the Apple IPad...


About Microsoft tablets

Microsoft is the second most valuable company in the world, according to Forbes in 2015. Microsoft was founded by friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1976. Its early success was built on Microsoft’s innovative software developments and it was some years before the company...


About Asus tablets

Asus was founded in 1989 in Taiwan by four hardware engineers. The company had a bumpy start, but quickly expanded into a large computer manufacturer, building itself a reputation for quality products by the early 2000’. Asus launched its first tablet computer in March 2011 with...


About Acer tablets

Acer was founded in 1976 as an electronic parts producer and distributor in Taiwan. A decade later, the company expanded into computer manufacturing and experienced steady growth then on. Acer’s notebook computers became particularly popular in the early 2000s, helping make the company a significant...


About DeVoteD Broadband

Operated by a six-person team out of an outer Melbourne suburb, DeVoteD is one of many new NBN providers. The company exclusively deals in NBN broadband plans (both fibre and fixed wireless), with no ADSL offerings. However, it also offers both NBN and VoIP phone plans...


About Allphones

Starting in 1989 with a single store in South Australia, Allphones has grown over the years to become Australia’s largest independent telecommunications retailer, with more than 80 stores nation-wide. In the early 90s the company expanded to 15 stores within South Australia, and in 2000...