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Excess data is costing Australians

15% of Aussies – equivalent to 2.8 million smartphone users – regularly went over their mobile data limit in the last 12 months.

With an extra gigabyte costing around $10 on average, this represents $181 million spent on excess data usage1.

This figure is down by 30% compared to the same period last year, where Aussies racked up an extra $259 million on top of their regular phone bill.

The arrival of unlimited data has seen smaller players bump up their data allowances meaning better deals for consumers.”

We chewed through 246,765 terabytes of data on our smartphones between April to June.”

We watch videos, stream music and the endless allure of social media, we’re consuming more data than ever before

The average Aussie is on a phone plan of 10GB of data, up from 6GB in 2017.

Over the last 12 months, the amount of Aussies on plans over 21GB has almost doubled.

Since becoming available in Australia for the very first time this year, just 5% of Aussies are on an unlimited mobile plan.

Internet Issues – Quick Tip

How about you do this ?

Before you go through tech support hell – turn the router off leave it off for 10 minutes and then it turn it back on again

With the NBN this has worked on many occasions

Mistake Of The Month

Oops

We can only assume that was the first word uttered by whoever runs Samsung’s Nigerian Twitter account after they noticed a screenshot of one of their tweets bragging about the Galaxy Note 9 had been shared by 1,482 users and liked 22,000 times.

Why because they had done this from an iPhone

How did Samsung deal with this – they deleted the entire account!

I’m not too surprised they felt embarrassed by this awkward but ultimately harmless gaffe, but their reaction seems even more extreme than that of the bloke who tried to roast a spider and accidentally set his house on fire.

This certainly isn’t the first time such a mistake has been made. Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot plugged the Huawei Mate 10 from an iPhone, LG did the same when mocking the iPhone 6’s ‘Bendgate’ scandal, and as for Donald Trump’s tweet calling for a boycott of Apple products? You guessed it, tweeted from an iPhone.

Christmas Gift Suggestions

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 - Got a teenager who loves taking pictures? The Instax Mini 9 is a new addition to Fujifilm's instant camera range, and this little compact bundle makes taking pictures a whole load o' fun. There’s a selfie mirror to ensure framing is right, there’s a close-up lens attachment for shooting up to 35cm away and the brightness can be adjusted to your satisfaction. There’s a few bright colours to choose from and the Instax Mini 9 is available from various retailers for less than $100.

Google Chromecast - This nifty little gadget is one of our favourite streaming devices and it’s the best way to watch your favourite shows on Netflix or Stan, streaming direct to your non-smart TV

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