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How to reduce your smartphone screen time

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 by

For most of us, smartphones are invaluable parts of our everyday lives but it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Spending too much time on one’s phone doesn’t just cause procrastination problems – it can also lead to poor posture and even negatively affect our mood!

If you’re looking to make a positive lifestyle change and cut down on your smartphone screen time, look no further. We’ve put together some great tips to help you spend less time on the phone and improve your general wellbeing.

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Stay more focused with fewer mobile notifications

Friday, May 29th, 2020 by

The modern smartphone is an incredibly useful tool and according to Deloitte, a whopping 89% of Aussies own a smartphone. With most of us using our phones every day, we’re certainly no strangers to mobile apps and the notifications that come with them.

At times, these notifications can be very useful – who among us hasn’t saved face at the last minute thanks to a handy birthday reminder for an acquaintance on Facebook? Other times, not so much. No one really needs a banner on the home screen of their phone to remind them to play more Candy Crush, or that so-and-so or such-and-such has posted on social media.

The hard truth is that most mobile apps on the market today are padding out their notifications with unnecessary information. It’s so prevalent that even satire news website, The Onion, is joking about it. These little pop-ups and badges just aren’t telling us anything important or useful; all they’re doing is trying to get your attention so you open the app again. That’s why it’s a good New Years’ resolution to nip these useless notifications in the bud so you can stay focused on the stuff that matters.

We’ve put together some handy advice on how to trim down your mobile notifications and keep the useful stuff and get rid of the junk!

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Get more out of your mobile with our new plans

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 by

Have you heard the good news about our mobile plans? If not, here it is! Our brand new range of SIM-only mobile plans brings you more mobile data, more calls and more SMS than ever before at great monthly prices – all on no lock-in contract!

We’ve got the perfect plan for you

There are five new plans available, tailored to suit your mobile usage. For the chatterboxes out there looking for a cheap and cheerful plan, it’s hard to go past our budget-friendly options at a mere $15 and $19.99/month. These affordable plans are jam-packed with a whopping $550 of call value which you can use on standard national AND international calls plus SMS so you have the flexibility to choose who you keep in touch with. Looking to call a friend in a certain country? You can check out the call rates on our website.

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