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The Best NBN Providers, According to Netflix

Looking forward to bingeing the next season of The Crown on Netflix? Better make sure your connection is up to scratch. Fortunately, Netflix will give you a helping hand. Every month Netflix releases a speed index comparing prime time streaming performance across six of the largest Australian internet providers. The most recent results currently available are from October 2018. Here's ho... Read more
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The Most Important Speed on Your NBN Plan: Evening Speed

If you’re shopping for an NBN plan, you might have noticed that providers have started talking about ‘evening speeds’. Great, as if choosing an NBN plan wasn’t hard enough already, right? Fortunately, NBN evening speeds aren’t nearly as confusing as they might sound, and they might just be the most important thing to look at when choosing your plan. What are NBN evening speeds? Much i... Read more
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The Fastest NBN Provider, According to the ACCC

So the NBN has arrived at your house. Nervous? I wouldn’t blame you. With all the rumours flying around about bad connections and slow speeds, anyone would be feeling a bit hesitant to sign up for a brand new NBN plan. But don’t worry. The ACCC is well aware of Australians’ concerns about NBN speeds and throughout 2018 have been running speed tests in volunteer homes across the network. ... Read more
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Your NBN Checklist

Some of you lucky bucks are already on the NBN, while for others, it is arriving as slow as a wet week. Whether you are on it or not, there are a few things you should check before you sign on the dotted line. 1. What NBN plan do you need? You’ll need to choose a plan that best suits your needs. Read our article Size Matters to assist you in picking the right plan. Read more: Wh... Read more
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3 Things to Check Before Buying Your Next Mobile Plan

So your mobile plan’s about to expire. Great, more life admin to deal with. And what could be more fun than trying to sort through all the offers from different carriers and plans and phones and worry about spending too much money or not enough? If you’re getting stressed already, don’t worry. You’re not the only one who feels this way. But choosing a phone plan doesn’t have to be hard. Ther... Read more
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3 Easy Steps to Help You Connect to the NBN

Is the NBN in your area or coming soon? Whether it’s there or not, FiftyUp Club has compiled a simple guide to help you understand how to connect when you do need to. CHECK IF NBN IS AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA This one is more straightforward than many people may realise. You don’t have to wait for a letter informing you that the NBN is now available in your area, you can simply jump onli... Read more
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Size Matters When it Comes to NBN

Are you confused about NBN speeds? You’re not the only one. In fact, NBN Co’s recent research revealed that two thirds of Australians aren’t sure what NBN speed they need. Gee, they’re making it easy for us, huh? But it can be easy. In fact, for many Australians, choosing an NBN speed should come down to just one thing: household size. Know how many people live in your house? Of course you d... Read more
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The Myth of the Free Phone

If you bought a phone on a contract sometime in the last few of years, you may have been lead to believe that the cost of the phone was either free or dirt cheap. It’s an easy mistake to make, in fact it’s a mistake the telcos are banking on you making. The truth is, smartphones are far too expensive for telcos to be giving them away. The most popular phones all cost well over $1000, and tho... Read more
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Is It Time to Switch Your Mobile Plan?

For many of us, that’s a question that can bring on cold sweats. There are so many mobile providers these days vying for our attention, and we don’t know who’s good and who isn’t. Maybe we’re already with a brand we know and love. Maybe we’re with a brand we know and just tolerate. Because we aren’t sure of the alternatives. The thing is, in today’s competitive marketplace, there’s nearly al... Read more
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The Best Pre-Paid Phones Plans

Every year it gets more expensive to own a mobile phone. Smartphones that cost $1,000 or more are becoming the norm. Plans come with 10GB of data, or 20GB of data, or unlimited data. And if you don’t need that much? Well, sometimes it seems like the answer is just “too bad”. The truth is, most of us don’t need that much data. Even if we’re checking our emails and Facebook every day, streamin... Read more
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