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  Reply # 742583 9-Jan-2013 23:13 Send private message

Must admit I have been impressed with telecom fixed line pricing lately and I was surprised at the drop in mobile  roaming rates. But aren't the ACCC doing a investigation at the moment with mobile roaming rates. 

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  Reply # 742755 10-Jan-2013 12:40 Send private message

It used to be that if you wanted top speed anywhere anytime you subcribe to xtra, xt.

Not anymore, but they are not below average, just, average.

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  Reply # 742769 10-Jan-2013 12:59 Send private message

Cant see why Telecom would want to offer naked type plans.

doesnt make sense for their business model?





The force is strong with this one!

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  Reply # 751929 28-Jan-2013 12:18 Send private message

Don't slam the door in the face of those dor-to-door sales guys.

I was considering changing ISPs and I got a knock from a Telecom sales guy. (this was divine intervention)

Switched from my previous plan with another ISP (65Gb) to the 150Gb plan, 12 mth contract.  Got 2 months free, free modem (don't need but might sell my old one) free AV (5 users) and local calls. $99.

Considering my current ISP uses Telecom infra (at least in part) I don't think my service will suffer and that is a PRETTY SHARP DEAL.

It pays to keep an eye on the market and know what is being offered, I get switched in a few weeks so fingers crossed.

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  Reply # 751953 28-Jan-2013 12:59 Send private message

Actually, your current ISP uses Chorus infrastructure, not Telecom. They are not the same company.

Bear in mind the free AV is McAfee - which is worse than no AV at all IMO. I would just ignore that and use MSE if anything.

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  Reply # 751990 28-Jan-2013 13:44 Send private message

Yeah, agree, McAfee should be on the other side of the ledger.

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  Reply # 752113 28-Jan-2013 17:33 Send private message

... just a little green ? wished they knocked at your door ?   irrespective of your personal views on AV SW or the finer points of monopoly breakups 2 months credit on a sharply priced plan still sounds good to me :-)

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  Reply # 752384 29-Jan-2013 08:44 Send private message

Don't take it the wrong way. I'm in no way denigrating your deal.

Green? Nah, I'm perfectly happy with my current UFB setup, thanks.

Have a happy day and enjoy your new contract.

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  Reply # 752395 29-Jan-2013 09:05 Send private message

Kyanar: Actually, your current ISP uses Chorus infrastructure, not Telecom. They are not the same company.

Bear in mind the free AV is McAfee - which is worse than no AV at all IMO. I would just ignore that and use MSE if anything.


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