Unlimited conversation and text used to be considered an advantage in the search for mobile phone plans, but new research suggests that it should be a fact.
An analysis of the Finder financial comparison website revealed that 95 percent of the more than 1,000 phone plans included unlimited text and calls as part of their deal.
This means that Australians are paying exclusively for the data, and many are paying too much.
The comparison website of Telco, WhistleOut spokesman Joe Hanlon, told Daily Mail Australia that the golden rule was to "kick" the smaller companies.
Unlimited calls and text messages used to be considered an advantage, but now it has been revealed that they are found in almost all mobile plans in the market (stock image)
WhistleOut says that the best plan in the market, in terms of value for money, comes from the little-known supplier, Amaysim.
They offer a $ 10 plan per month with unlimited text and calls, as well as 1 GB of mobile data.
For more information, the Brisbane telecommunications company Moose Mobile offers the same unlimited calls and texts, but 10 GB of data for $ 34 per month.
"Every time you see a plan that has a call limit, there is another for the same price without limit," he said.
Hanlon said many Australians believe that smaller companies can not compete with the mobile network coverage of larger brands.
TOP 3 TELEPHONE PLANS
Amaysim: UNLIMITED 1GB – Unlimited calls / SMS, 1 GB data for $ 10 per month
Jeenee Mobile: Pennywise SIM Plan – Unlimited calls / SMS, 5GB data for $ 22 per month
Moose Mobile: Moose 35 SIM only – Unlimited calls / SMS, 10 GB data for $ 34 per month
According to WhistleOut
What they may not realize, he said, is that smaller networks escape the 4G networks of the main players, and may reach the same areas.
Amaysim's $ 10 per month plan runs outside of the Optus network.
The other misconception that says Australians have is the idea that people no longer make phone calls, so unlimited calls are not that important.
He cited a telephone plan that the Belong carrier used to use, where phone calls were an extra bonus to the plan and were not included in the base cost.
This plan failed, and was quickly eliminated due to lack of popularity, he said.
Hanlon says that there is definitely a trend towards people, particularly young people, who are looking for mobile plans exclusively for data.
Market comparison expert Joe Hanlon says that Amaysim is the best value for money
Contrary to popular belief, he says that many people still talk on the phone. In the photo: Telstra's mobile plans
"I think the way in which the plans are compared definitely depends on the amount of data you get," he said.
This has forced companies to change their marketing to people who still make phone calls, specifically to younger children.
Most people tend to use messaging applications such as Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp to make their calls.
But at the end of the day, Mr. Hanlon says that if phone calls are free, it's better to use them.
It warns consumers that there are cheaper deals that offer exactly the same