Australians Moving to Prepaid Phones

Also from the lovely Josh Taylor of ZDNet:

Australians are moving away from signing up for lengthy mobile contracts in order to get a new phone, according to research released by technology analyst firm Telsyte.

The report, with research sourced from the financial reports of telcos and device companies, interviews with the industry, and an online survey with 1,018 respondents, found that 43 percent of Australians over the age of 16 received their smartphone as part of a contract with a mobile telco, compared to 57 percent in 2012.

Good to hear, especially as some of the best deals these days are in prepaid.