What's The Right Mobile Plan For You?
Clip courtesy of the Nine Network Australia
Had an interesting time yesterday talking to Nick Coe from A Current Affair about the different mobile phone plans that are out there.
I've said for some time now that it is not in the best interests of the Telcos for you and your family to go shopping for the right plan – they rely on your ignorance and/or lack of interest in plans, and therefore make more money. My advice is to shop around, shop around, shop around! This is especially true if you are a family with teenagers and they all have mobile phones. There are plans out there that allow you to bundle landline, broadband, some pay TV and mobile aspects. This makes sense if you are a high users of your mobile.
If you are more of a home body, then there is always Skype, and if you are talking PC to PC via a video hook up then the only outgoing cost is your broadband connection.
Prepay is also another way that you can cut down costs. Some of the carriers have generous capped plans that cost a certain amount of money, but actually cover quite a few hours of air time.
I know it sounds generic, but at the end of the day there is a plan out there that will suit – it's a matter of finding it. Some people can't be bothered, but you will be amazed at the amount of money you can save – up to $100 a month, that's $1,200 a year – if you just spend an hour going over them.
About Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is one of Australia's foremost commentators on consumer lifestyle technology. He publishes, produces and hosts CyberShack, is Channel 9's technology expert, and hosts Life & Technology and 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.
Charlie is able to communicate, educate and inspire a huge audience, without confusing technological jargon.
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