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Moto G84 5G phone in Marshmallow Blue

Motorola’s Moto G84 5G is a luxe-feel phone for under $400

Posted by November 28th 2023

Just in time for the gift-giving season, Motorola has dropped a new addition to its popular, value-packed Moto G series. The Moto G84 5G is a striking smartphone with a big display, all-day battery and …

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What is the cheapest Vodafone phone plan?

Posted by November 27th 2023

Vodafone offers a range of products, including phone and internet plans. You'll find a selection of some of the latest devices from the big phone manufacturers, including Samsung, Apple and Google, available to bundle with …

How to watch the NFL in Australia

Posted by November 22nd 2023

Find out how and where to watch the upcoming NFL season, including 7mate, Foxtel, Kayo and NFL Game Pass.

How to watch the English Premier League (EPL) in Australia

Posted by November 22nd 2023

For many Australians, the English Premier League is what comes to mind when people mention football (or soccer). Otherwise known as the EPL, the league is widely considered the best in the world, home to …

The best Black Friday NBN, 5G and internet deals

Posted by November 22nd 2023

Bargain hunters know that Black Friday is the go-to shopping date to save big on appliances, fashion, homewares and gadgets. But if you’re looking for a deal on home internet, major Aussie telcos are celebrating …

Black Friday phone deals

The best Black Friday smartphone and phone plan deals

Posted by November 23rd 2023

If you’re hunting for a bargain, Black Friday is one of the best times of the year to shop around for a great deal. Many telcos and phone brands have jumped on the Black Friday …

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Optus apologises, offers customers bonus data after network outage

Posted by November 10th 2023

Optus has issued an apology to customers for Wednesday's nation-wide network outage, blaming a "cascading failure" for the incident. But frustrated customers aren't yet entitled to refunds or compensation, despite going without phone or internet …

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Small telcos report record sales as customers leave Optus

Posted by November 10th 2023

Optus mobile and internet services may be back online, but the fallout from the headline-grabbing outage continues. Ten million Optus customers were left without phone or broadband access for up to 12 hours on Wednesday, …

Samsung Galaxy A05s phone

Samsung’s new A05s packs in great value for under $300

Posted by November 15th 2023

The latest release from Samsung’s Galaxy A series is the Galaxy A05s. Offering a quality experience but at the sub-$300 price point, if you’re in the market for a new phone but don’t want to …

Tangerine and More launch eSIM phone plans

Tangerine and More now offer eSIM for mobile customers

Posted by November 7th 2023

More and Tangerine are the latest telcos to jump on on the eSIM bandwagon, offering an easier and more sustainable alternative to a traditional SIM card. One of the barriers to signing up to a new …


How to watch the NBA in Australia

Posted by November 9th 2023

Find out how and where to watch the NBA in Australia, including Foxtel and ESPN, NBA League Pass and Kayo.

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The Top-Selling Cars in Australia

Posted by November 9th 2023

Buying a new car can be an exciting time, but with plenty of options on the market, it can quickly become a bit overwhelming. To help narrow down the search, the Federal Chamber of Automotive …

Toyota RAV4

The Best-Selling SUVs in Australia

Posted by November 9th 2023

Buying a new car can be an exciting time, but with plenty of options on the market, the decision can quickly become overwhelming. While we may get distracted by sleek looks and the power under …

Toyota Corolla

Top Selling Small Cars in Australia

Posted by November 9th 2023

Taking the plunge on a new car can be an exciting (if expensive) time, with no shortage of brands, models and colours for you to choose from before you can hit the open road. But …

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Expert Picks: Best NBN Plans (November 2023)

Posted by November 6th 2023

And while price is important, opting for the cheapest plan available doesn't always mean you'll be getting the best value for your money. Finding the best plan means working out not only your monthly budget, but …

Six spring cleaning tips to help reduce summer energy bills

6 spring cleaning tips to reduce your summer energy bill

Posted by November 3rd 2023

Already sweating at the thought of your summer power bills? You’re not alone!  With the weather heating up, the fear of high air-conditioner running costs is no doubt on plenty of minds. In fact, Canstar Blue …