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Studies show smartphones help maximise your time

01 Nov 2015
Fel - amaysim blogger


amaysim's customer gal

Whether it’s planning our next big holiday while we’re on the bus or researching a new phone plan during commercial breaks, our smartphones are helping us do it all, or so the studies say.

Never a dull moment

Think you’re spending more time on your phone now than you were a few years ago? You’re not alone. A recent study conducted by the Australian Communications and Media Authority found that:

  • 57% of people exclusively use their mobiles for buying and selling goods;
  • 67% for entertainment; and
  • And a whopping 78% for research and to find information.

To put things into perspective, in December 2014 it was estimated that 3.9 million Australians were mobile-only internet users. Massive, right?

It seems we’re spending more time on our phones researching in ‘micro-sessions’ during stolen moments throughout the day. A micro-session is basically a snippet of time spent using the internet on your mobile to be productive (as opposed to watching cat videos). What you do during your micro-sessions is entirely up to you, but if you’ve got the right goals then you might find yourself getting more out of your day.

Keep the good times scrolling with a good data plan

Just like you can’t end a night out without a kebab run, you can’t spend quality time on your mobile without quality data inclusions in your phone plan. It’s important that you know how much data you’re getting with your current mobile service provider and what that amount of data allows you to do. Will it let you stream the latest summer blockbuster or just allow you to preview the e-book?

You can get an idea of how much is right for you by putting your habits into the amaysim Data Calculator. Even if you’re with another telco, it’ll give you a good idea of how much data you use every month, and from that, a good indication as to whether you’re on the right plan for you. Go on, I won’t tell your telco.

Turn your micro-sessions into whopper-sessions with our amaysim UNLIMITED mobile plans

We like to think that our suite of UNLIMITED mobile plans here at amaysim are designed for a range of different mobile usage habits and data appetites. Since they all come with unlimited standard national talk and text, all you have to do is pick the amaysim plan that suits your data diet and wallet.

The great thing about our mobile plans is that there are no lock-in contracts, so you’re free to move between our simple one-switch mobile plans as your needs change. We also stack up against our competitors pretty nicely, and you can even bring your existing number to amaysim.

What do you like to use your mobile for? Keen to make the amaysim switch? Check out our Compare Plans page for a list of our no lock-in contract mobile plans. If you have any questions about switching to amaysim, let me know in the comments below and I’ll suss out an answer for you.

Fel – amaysim’s customer gal