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Returning to Aus, help with choosing providers

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zebra99

We are a family who have been living overseas for the past few years and are returning to Melbourne next month. We have 3 kids.

I've finished working so am trying to do some research to prepare as best I can! Amongst my list I would like some advice on the following:

 

- Private health insurance - what are the best comparison sites that actually give you a good comparison of different providers? I really find it so confusing! We will need Dental, and some extras as oldest son plays loads of sport, DH has glasses too.

 

- Mobile phone providers / plans - can anyone recommend a good basic pay as you go for my teenagers? We already have our phones so we just need a $ friendly option that includes some data too. We will not get a home phone this time so will be only using our mobiles. Or are there any suggestions for good value contracts (even though I really dislike having to sign up for long term plans if this is more cost efficient we may need to go that way). Living in the south east suburbs so I don't think network should be an issue.

 

- Best place to search for deals on gas/electricity?

 

Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide :yes:

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Veritas Vinum Arte

We use Kogan for the kids mobiles. Unlimited calls/text and data limits depends on your plan.

 

Gas/electricity can depend on where you are living.

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zebra99

Fantastic! Thank you!

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tothebeach

For mobiles, Kogan or Aldi. You can get 12 month deals which work well for teenagers. My son has 24GB and works out to round $20 per month. Unlimited calls and texts.

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IamOzgirl

Oh and dodo were advertising a new $5 plan for kids today

 

But I find Optus are the best for family data sharing.

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-Emissary-

Boost is another good one for prepaid sim. They have 365 days prepaid with unlimited calls and text and comes with 80 gigs for $150.

 

They use the Telstra network.

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IamzFeralz

Both my kids are on Kogan 365 day prepaid plans. If you time it right they sometimes run specials in which they give you lots of extra data. I make sure however once the account is set up I turn off auto recharge so I can shop around when the time is up.

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zebra99

Thanks all for the tips!

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