Money Where to get the best deal on a new phone plan

08:26  12 september  2017
08:26  12 september  2017 Source:   MSN

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The telcos are pulling out all the stops to reel in new customers ahead of the anticipated release of the new iPhone.

Aldi is introducing a new pre-paid plan and revamping its data offering, giving them a competitive edge with some of the best plans in the market.

The new ALDImobile Jumbo plan, available from Wednesday, will offer 16 gigabytes of data, as well as unlimited calls and messages for $55 a month.

That deal includes 300 international minutes to 50 countries.

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Aldi is introducing a new pre-paid plan and revamping its data offering, giving them a competitive edge with some of the best plans in the market. That deal includes 300 international minutes to 50 countries. "You can get a great deal from the supermarkets and the lower players because they're

"You can get a great deal from the supermarkets and the lower players because they're offering the same network, they're offering the same value, they just don't have the retail storefronts that the big telcos have," tech expert Trevor Long said.

At Coles, spokeswoman Martine Aplins said this week there was a special of 20 percent off all Optus recharge prepaid plans.

She said the retailer's most popular plan was their $20 sim, which offered 2gb and unlimited calls and texts for 28 days.

At Woolworths, customers can pay $45 for 10gb of data, which includes unlimited talk and text to use over 30 days.

Vodafone's Ben Macintosh advised  customers to not sign a lock-in contract when shopping.

"Lock-in contracts are now a thing of the past," he said.

"Do not sign yourself up for a two-year sentence."

At Telstra, Kevin Teo said customers were streaming more video on their phones than ever before, making data a focal point of Telstra's new deals.

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Next time someone emails you an address, you no longer have to copypaste it on Maps after viewing it on Gmail or Inbox. Addresses and phone numbers will appear as hyperlinks whether you're using Android and iOS on mobile or the web on your computer. You won't be able to make calls, but you can launch Google Maps and start a new email on your PC with a single click. We've tested the feature and can confirm that it's now active, but if it doesn't work for you yet, don't worry: Google says it could take up to three days to roll it out completely.

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