How much technology do you own? 43



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According to the Daily Mail today, Suncorp Bank has released a new report outlining Australia’s relationship with technology. The report has uncovered that we spend a LOT on technology.

It shows that Australia’s have spent more than 50 per cent on technology than they had planned for in the last year. It also shows that Australian’s spent over $20 billion on digital devices and services in the last month. That comes down to $2,300 per person on average.

Services that are technology or use technology have become such a big part of our lives that we often don’t realise just how much we’re spending on them.

So tell us today, how much technology do you pay for? What of the below items have you paid for in the last year? 

Think about internet, pay TV services, TV, laptop, computer, iPad, tablet, smart phone, iPhone, Kindle, E-reader, mobile phone services, landline services and the rest… 

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  1. Not much. We only have our two phones and get them both for a total of $50 a month along with our home phone and broadband for the same amount. We have a TiVo so we get our entertainment free with extra shows recorded for the slow program days.

  2. In the last 12 months $600 on ISP and $360 smartphone repayment. Oh! I had to buy a mouse to replace the one banged on the desk on a slow internet day., $35.

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  3. None in the last 12 months. I have a mobile phone, a laptop, internet and a TV…all we need.

  4. Recently updated to the new iPhone 6plus and iPad air2. I also purchased a FitBit Charge HR. I am certainly pleased I did and believe the money well spent

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    • I did all this too. Love technology and am using it to help improve my health, track my progress, diet, etc. That’s got to be worth it. My GPS alone has saved me a fortune in speeding tickets!

  5. I have one tv, one laptop, one mobile phone (not smart phone) and in a couple of weeks I aim to buy a digital single reflex camera. At the present time I do not have a car or landline.

  6. I own a plasma tv, one laptop, one mobile (not smart phone) and two weeks time I want to buy a single reflex digital camera.

  7. I bought a second iPad (iPad Mini) in the last 12 months that cost me $290 on special. Apart from that I’ve only paid my regular Telstra bundle which includes home phone, mobile phone, internet connection and Foxtel – around $210 per month.

  8. In the last 12 months I have bought nothing. My only costs atm are running cost for mobile phone which is tethered to my laptop and gives me all the internet I need.

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