In less than a decade, the smartphone has gone from being a “nice-to-have” gadget to an absolute necessity—one that allows people to do everything from browsing the Internet, to paying their bills, and even playing complex 3D games. These statistics from business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan serve as further proof of the Aussies’ love affair with this handy mobile device.
You should have an idea of what your phone usage will be like before walking into a Telstra store in Melbourne like Telco World. If you’re more of a talk and text type who’ll browse the Internet only occasionally, you don’t need a particularly big data plan. If you think you’ll be online a lot, go for a bigger data plan to avoid overage charges.