Wait a month to buy a mobile phone and pocket cash

Wait a month to buy a mobile phone and pocket cash
Mobile phone buyers could save money by waiting at least a month for prices to drop, according to OzBargain. The website looked at data from the Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S2, iPhone 4S, and HTC One X sales. Buying a smartphone outright as soon as it is released can be expensive. OzBargain found that Samsung and Apple handsets all started off costing almost $800.…

Cash for your mobile: Using VoIP on mobiles saves money

Cash for your mobile: Using VoIP on mobiles saves money
VoIP could save mobile phone users money off their bills.This technology uses an internet connection to place voice or video calls. Customers who have Wi-Fi access or a high data allowance on their mobile phone can benefit from utilising its cheaper services.Those who pay for all of their data or who have a small allowance in their contract and cannot connect to Wi-Fi are unlikely…

Cost of mobile phone use has fallen

Cost of mobile phone use has fallen
Mobile phone users in Australia have seen costs fall over the past two decades thanks to competition between providers. This is one conclusion of the new Telecommunications Reports 2010-11 study from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), which revealed the cost of fixed-line and mobile services has halved between 1997-98 and 2012. In 2010-11, year-on-year prices for mobile voice services were down 4.6 per…

Aussies offered mobile charging on the move

Aussies offered mobile charging on the move
Finding out that your smartphone has just two per cent of battery power left when you are far from home on a night out in the big city can be a nightmare.Now that mobile web access, video making and navigating are commonplace, handset batteries can be quickly depleted - and unless you carry your charger around with you, you could end up being unable to…

Telstra considers smart meter system for mobile phone

Telstra considers smart meter system for mobile phone
Mobile phone users with the network Telstra could soon find themselves charged more on their monthly bills if attempts to introduce a smart meter is confirmed. The amount of data and applications that people are downloading through smartphones and tablets is growing so fast that mobile phone networks may struggle to handle demand in the next ten years so they are taking precautions to temper…

Mobile phone payment solution launched

Mobile phone payment solution launched
A mobile phone payment solution has been launched by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and MasterCard.The QkR solution could change the face of shopping in Australia and follows hot on the heels of the Commonwealth's Kaching mobile payment system.QkR uses cutting-edge near-field communication (NFC) and will completely transform the payment process.Kelly Bayer Rosmarin, executive general manager of business development at the bank, said: "This is…

Shoppers ‘need to be careful when buying mobile phone insurance’

Those looking to trade in mobile phones and upgrade to newer, more advanced devices have been urged to proceed with caution when it comes to insuring them.James Atkinson, editor of Mobile Magazine, told the Daily Telegraph that purchasing cover at the same time as buying the device itself may not always be the best way forward, as it is often the case that buyers are…

Sell mobile to navigate London

People who have to frequently navigate London – whether for work or leisure – could find that selling their mobile and investing in a new model is the way forward.According to the Google Mobile Blog, Google Maps has been updated to feature information on the 18,000 bus stops and 250 tube stations available to transport users.It noted that wherever a person is in the capital,…