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Sam Baran

Sam Baran

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Sam Baran is a writer for Finder, covering topics across the tech, telco and utilities sectors. They enjoy decrypting technical jargon and helping people compare complex products easily. When they aren't writing, you'll find Sam's head buried in a book or working on their latest short story. Sam has a Bachelor of Advanced Science from the University of Sydney.

Latest articles by Sam Baran

257 articles written by this author

NBN 250 and NBN 1000 Plans

NBN 250 and NBN 1000 are the newest NBN speeds available for households to purchase.

Sam Baran 28 July 2020
NBN 250 and NBN 1000 Plans

Optus freezes mobile plan prices: Is it now better value than Telstra and Vodafone?

How plans from the big telcos compare right now.

Sam Baran 28 July 2020
Optus freezes mobile plan prices: Is it now better value than Telstra and Vodafone?

Smart Meters: You may already have one installed in your home

Smart meters provide a more detailed breakdown of your electricity usage. Here's how they work.

Sam Baran 16 July 2020
Smart Meters: You may already have one installed in your home

What is a controlled load?

Controlled load tariffs make energy-hungry appliances with limited operating periods cheaper to run.

Sam Baran 10 July 2020
What is a controlled load?

Victorian Default Offer

The Victorian Default Offer is an initiative introduced by the Victorian government to help ensure consumers aren't paying too much for their energy bills.

Sam Baran 7 July 2020
Victorian Default Offer

How much does it cost to run your heater in winter (2020)?

Heating is a huge energy cost in winter. Compare heating methods to see what your best options are.

Sam Baran 29 June 2020
How much does it cost to run your heater in winter (2020)?

Energy bills have doubled during the coronavirus pandemic

Australian residents have seen their energy use jump during the pandemic. Find out how bills have changed and how you can deal with them.

Sam Baran 24 June 2020
Energy bills have doubled during the coronavirus pandemic

Circles.Life outperforms all other mobile providers with its $28 plan

With $10 off a month for a limited time only, we show you why Circles.Life's 100GB plan is a clear winner against its competitors.

Sam Baran 23 June 2020
Circles.Life outperforms all other mobile providers with its $28 plan

MyNetFone business NBN review and plans

MyNetFone offers a wide range of business NBN and ADSL plans to choose from.

Sam Baran 23 June 2020
MyNetFone business NBN review and plans

Future Broadband

Future Broadband has a range of lightning fast NBN plans, with options of data caps to help you save money.

Sam Baran 20 June 2020
Future Broadband
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