[MLB-WIRELESS] Telstra wake up its called 3G for a reason

Peter Long peterlong at rocketmail.com
Fri Jul 11 16:26:25 EST 2008

You have been away from Australia too long.  These are typical Telstra plans.  Even the other two carriers (Optus and Vodafone) aren't much better with their Iphone plans.
So much for the Steve Jobs comment that the Iphone would cost no more than $199 all around the world.

--- On Fri, 11/7/08, Dean Collins <Dean at cognation.net> wrote:

From: Dean Collins <Dean at cognation.net>
Subject: [MLB-WIRELESS] Telstra wake up its called 3G for a reason
To: melbwireless at wireless.org.au, syd-wireless at lists.sydneywireless.com
Received: Friday, 11 July, 2008, 2:17 PM

I guess wifi hotspots aren’t going to be replaced by ubiquitous 3G coverage any time soon huh;
A friend of mine in Sydney emailed me this today

Their base plans have a 5MB limit?

Do Telstra realise that it's not the 1990s anymore? It's called 3G for a reason you know to encourage you to browse and download.

What’s worse is even at the highest dataplan of 3gb a month you are paying $125 for data (or $40 a gb) - NO Unlimited Plans!!!

Telstra should be nationalized by the Australian government and turned into a national asset – the excused used can be that at these pricing levels they are a threat to the future economic development of the country.
I wonder if governments globally are wondering if it really was such a smart idea to sell off their national carriers in the 80's and 90's - Does anyone know which countries have retained control and keep prices low enough to stimulate the economy?

Dean Collins
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