One in three (39%) Australians already face regular streaming dropouts and the demand for the Internet is about to surge as more Australians remain housebound due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to comparison website Finder which says telcos should purchase more capacity from the NBN to help Internet users working from home through the crisis.
Australians are paying a high price for exceeding their data limits and have blown $152.6 million on excess data charges over the past 12 months, according to comparison website Finder.
Hobart has the fastest broadband speeds of Australia’s capital cities but Perth lags well behind with the country’s slowest Internet speeds, according to an analysis of over 14,800 broadband speed tests between July 2018 and July this year.
Text messaging, rather than talking over the phone, is now preferred by many Australians, according to a new survey which found that 56% of Aussie adults avoid making phone calls, turning instead to messaging apps or even email.
The ACCC has fined MyRepublic $25,200 for its speed claims, with Finder finding time to issue three speed check tips "to make sure you're getting the speed you signed up for".
Millions of Aussies are reportedly “freaked out” because they think their smartphones are eavesdropping on them – all because they are bombarded with advertising after having a chat about a product or service.
Users of the Australia's national broadband network, the NBN, are a loyal lot, sticking with their current network service providers despite the possibility of saving up to $500 by switching providers, according to a newly published report.
Many Australians wish they could switch back to their previous Internet service rather than having to use the country's national broadband network, the NBN, according to newly published research from comparison website, finder.com.au.
Australian Internet users are collectively prepared to spend $267 million in total in one year to get a better Internet access, but they want a steadier service free of buffering and dropouts if they are going to fork out their hard earned cash.
Australians are loyal to their mobile phone operators, staying with them through thick and thin, with a newly published report finding that switching is in the too-hard-basket for many mobile users, and others find comparing their options too confusing.
Aussies lost or destroyed their smartphones at a rate of 1370 per day — or 2.5 million smartphones in the last five years — and, it seems, millennials are the worst offenders.
In the era of mobile phones and smartphones many Australians still find it difficult to give up their trusty landline phone services, with a new survey revealing that 55% still have a landline phone.
Australians are paying through the nose to the tune of more than $10 million for going over their mobile data limits when using their smartphones.
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