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17 December, 2010

more 3G quota from Telstra (at no extra charge)

TelstraApparently, competition does a great benefit to consumers.

Next GI switched to Telstra from Vodafone when I got my iPhone 4 on the launch date. Telstra's iPhone 4 plans weren't that bad at all, at very least, much better than the iPhone 3G plan offered by Vodafone back when I got the iPhone 3G in July 2008. Just, Telstra's offerings aren't as competitive as other telcos. Anyhow, I signed up with Telstra's cheapest (to Don: Antony is poor) plan, $49 per month, consisting of $39 on talk/sms and $10 data bundle (500 MB quota).

I know I am a bit late to this, but still. Since late November (actually, 22nd November), Telstra offered new Browsing Pack to new and current customers. $10 Browsing Pack will give me 1GB of monthly data allowance. Without a doubt, I changed to the new Browsing Pack.

It is interesting to note that for the last few months using iPhone 4, I never used over the included 500MB data quota. Perhaps, I just don't use internet that much when out, or unlike Don, I contact people with phone calls as primary method not by AIM/MSN/Skype (as primary method).

Even if Telstra still offered 500 MB of quota for $10, it would still be the 500MB data can be used than the promised 10GB where you can't use it. Since Telstra is offering more for no extra, why not?

And I like Telstra's Next G service. It is much much faster than Vodafone's, and pretty good coverage! Unlike Don's advanced United States of America, mobile network does not provide 100% coverage.

related blog entries:
finally, I got myself an iPhone 4 (30 July, 2010)
the clock is ticking... (29 July, 2010)
it's the math game again (28 July, 2010)
one more week to go (23 July, 2010)
I got my iPhone 3G! (11 July, 2008)
Vodafone releases iPhone 3G pricing (9 July, 2008)
Optus released iPhone 3G prices (3 July, 2008)
Telstra to sell iPhone 3G confirmed, price released (1 July, 2008)

Posted by Antony on 17 December 2010 9:03 AM | iPod/iPhone/iPad
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Unlike Antony, Don doesn't even have 3G service. In fact, Don hasn't even got a 3G-capable phone! And as far as my communication preferences go, AIM/MSN/etc are free, whereas phone calls cost money.
We don't have 100% coverage in the US. There are even places on campus where I can't get cell service.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 18 December 2010 5:19 PM.
It is well known that mobile phone is much cheaper in the States. Good competitions. Unlike here in Australia.
Don't tell me you can't even afford phone calls.
Posted by Antony on 19 December 2010 2:56 PM.
It is well known that mobile phone is much cheaper in the States. Good competitions. Unlike here in Australia.
Don't tell me you can't even afford phone calls.
Posted by Antony on 19 December 2010 2:57 PM.
Today I made a toll-free call from a PAYPHONE at the train station, because it was a free call from the payphone instead of 10c/min from my cellphone. You do the math, which is cheaper?
Posted by Don_HH2K on 19 December 2010 5:22 PM.
Only 10c per minutes? Geez. We don't have call rates that cheap (unless super expensive plans) here.
If it is just 10c/min, I might just use the mobile phone.
Posted by Antony on 19 December 2010 5:29 PM.
So you would rather pay more, just so you can say you used your expensive cellphone?
Posted by Don_HH2K on 21 December 2010 2:27 AM.
It is not for "just so", but the convenience.
Firstly, unlike Don, I don't carry a laptop everywhere. Secondly, free WiFi is hardly available in Sydney (remember: Sydney is not beautiful Boston).
Posted by Antony on 21 December 2010 2:53 AM.
Who said anything about my laptop and Wi-Fi? I used a PAYPHONE, to make a FREE call!
Posted by Don_HH2K on 29 December 2010 8:14 AM.
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