Australians considering switching their service providers for fixed broadband, mobile phone, home phone, electricity and gas are all far more likely to visit comparison websites in an average four weeks than the typical Australian, according to a new report.
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.
Scamming of mobile phone users with premium service texts has already cost Aussies $44,179 this year alone – and $153,197 in losses since 2015.
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.
Excess data charges are the main reasons Australians are hit by additional costs for using their smartphones, with new research also revealing that exceeding call allowances and texting or calling from overseas are also primary reasons for Aussies incurring high mobile usage charges.
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.
Australians pay on average $44 per month each for their mobile phone plans, representing a whopping total for all mobile users of $770 million a month — or $9 billion a year — to stay connected.
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.
One in five kids under the age of 12 already have their own smartphones, according to a new report which found the youngsters use their phones to stay in touch, particularly those starting high school, and for when they are getting to and from school alone.
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.
The federal government’s new tax — dubbed the "Netflix Tax" — on imported digital products and services comes into effect next Saturday, 1 July, pushing the price of goods and services up by 10%.
Aussie mobile phone users are not tempted by the “latest and greatest” smartphones, with many of them planning on keeping the same smartphone for three years on average, according to comparison website finder.com.au.
Comparison website finder.com.au says research shows that Australians are “clueless” about their health insurance premiums, so it’s decided to do something about it by launching its own health insurance comparison service.
Australians may not be as loyal to their current brand of smartphone as the makers would like, according to a brand switch survey from finder.com.au.
Comparison website finder.com.au says final rollouts of the National Broadband Network for this year will see 152,800 premises across 117 Australian suburbs become NBN-ready over the Christmas week.
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