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    August 14, 2017

    In a couple of months my contract is over with Optus. I would like a new phone (not important) 4-5G of data, unlimited SMS and unlimited calls local and interstate on Australian mobile and time to bring just one country which is Greece.

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      JonathanAugust 14, 2017

      Hello Helen,

      Thank you for your inquiry. You can check our review for mobile plans for international calling. On this guide, we have suggested providers that you can consider for Greece. You may click on their names, so that you can be redirected to their own reviews and see the plans they are offering. Once there, you may click “Modify Results” at the top of the comparison table, to customize the plan results based on your other needs mentioned above.

      As always, please review the requirements and the fine print of each product prior. You may click “Go to Site” green button to proceed with your application.

      Hope this helps.


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    MaxineJuly 26, 2017

    I want a cheap iPad plan I only need a bit of data as I have access to wifi

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      JonathanJuly 26, 2017

      Hello Maxine,

      Thank you for your inquiry today.

      You can check our list of mobile broadband plans on this page.

      Please take note that the options are only for bring-your-own device or sim-only plans, so if you will be getting an iPad device with it, additional monthly repayments will be added unto your plan if you would not be buying it outright.

      Hope this helps.


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    HelenJuly 6, 2017

    I have a plan for $44.00 a month unlimited text and calls with 7 GB data. I would be happy with 5 GB. Is there a cheaper plan for my needs? Thank you

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      RenchJuly 6, 2017Staff

      Hi Helen,

      Thanks for reaching out to us.

      You’re actually on the correct page for comparing mobile plans. You may make use of the search tool above to give you a list that may suit your needs. You can also have a look on this page for mobile plans under $20.

      Hope this helps.


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    VidaJune 26, 2017

    Just need to know if there is/ what there is in internet service for the area code 3433 (Monegeetta, Victoria). I called Telstra and they said there is none.

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      DanielleJune 27, 2017Staff

      Hi Vida,

      Thank you for contacting We are a comparison website and general information service, we’re more than happy to offer general advice.

      You may refer to this page to find internet service options that may suit your needs. ​You may review and compare the offers available on the table. Once you have selected one, you may proceed by clicking the green “Go to Site” button.

      I hope this helps.


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    TinaNovember 1, 2016

    Is there a phone company that still operates within Australia? It does my head in that I always have to call and talk to somebody from India who can barely speak English. I want to change my server.


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      JasonNovember 9, 2016Staff

      Hi Tina,

      Thank you for reaching out.

      There are still some Australian telecommunications and mobile phone service providers who have their own support team within Australia but some of the technical or customer support tasks might get assigned to the foreign agents since most companies shift to business process outsourcing nowadays. You can try asking for an Australian or onshore agent if you have a hard time communicating with the foreign agent. Some companies may accommodate you with that request and transfer your call to a local agent.

      I hope this helps.


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    MTHJune 17, 2016


    I am on the market for a QWERTY keyboard phone with unlimited talk and reasonable data i.e. at least 3-5 GB. I know QWERTY phones have become rare these days. But I really need one since I get a lot of work emails and I don’t personally like answering emails with touch screen phones. Any suggestions please?

    Thanks heaps.

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      AlexJune 20, 2016Staff

      Hi MTH,

      You’re right that QWERTY phones are something of a rarity these days; your best option if QWERTY is a must would be a Blackberry, such as the Blackberry Priv; you can find our review of that phone here:



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    veronicaJune 8, 2016

    Hi all

    i just wanted to know they try to robbed my phone and it felled and the screen is broken my phone covered.


    • Staff
      MattJuly 6, 2016Staff

      Hi Veronica,

      Sorry to hear about your phone. You should get in contact with your provider to find out if you’re phone is covered under your contract.

      Thanks for getting in touch.


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    BrandonDMay 10, 2016

    I want to know what the different carriers charge for data over your initial data allowance. The cost of 1 GB seems to vary from place to place. Have you done a comparison like this before?

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      BrandonDMay 19, 2016

      Thanks Brodie. The reason I ask is that my mobile service provider charges $10 per 500MB which I think is terribly poor, and a bit of a rip off. So I wanted to see what was comparable in the market, and its not something you see being done by anyone currently.

      Thanks for your answer anyway.


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      BrodieMay 23, 2016Staff

      Hey Brandon,

      Yeah, 500MB for $10 is half of what most offer. I’d definitely suggest shopping around.

      All the best,

    • Staff
      BrodieMay 19, 2016Staff

      Hi BrandonD,

      We don’t currently have a comparison of excess data charges. Mostly because the standard is $10 for every GB used in excess of your included data with a few edge cases charging $15 per GB.


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    AdamApril 28, 2016

    I am in the market for either a Galaxy S5 or s7.

    I like the s5.

    what is your opinion on both and who has the best deals at the moment?


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      BrodieMay 5, 2016Staff

      Hi Adam,

      We’ve reviewed and compared plan prices for both the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Galaxy S7. The Galaxy S7 is obviously the superior handset out of the two, but the Galaxy S5 still holds up and even has a few features that were missing from its successor, the S6.


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    DoroApril 7, 2016

    Can I buy a Doro phone Easy 615 in Perth WA Thanks Lea

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      BrodieApril 18, 2016Staff

      Hi there,

      The only retailer in Australia who currently stocks Doro PhonEasy is Optus. They currently sell the Doro 623 (the latest model) for $99 on Optus prepaid. You should be able to pick it up somewhere that resells Optus prepaid handsets. Alternatively, you could just order it direct from the Optus website.


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