Telecom since my 025 Motorola Startac days (mid 90s).. briefly flirted with Vodafone 10 years ago.. I managed to build up a $300 credit with Clearnet or whatever it was called back then.. The credit came about because any customer using an ISPs non approved prefix for dialup internet was charged some cost per megabyte by Telecom. Clear and other ISPs credited their customers the same amount on their bill.. so i managed to build up a $300 or $400 debit balance with Telecom, while having the equivalent credit with Clear.
I made a complaint to Telecom and had the majority of those charges credited.. because of all the rubbish here.. I decided to use the Clear credit to join Vodafone and purchase a phone .. another Motorola.. nice flip phone at the time..
2 years with Vodafone before coming back to Telecom, easier to deal with I believe from a customer service perspective.
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I go through ~6 high end handsets a year, so having the maximum number of phones to select from is important to me. Telecom, even bearing in mind XT, still doesn't offer me that to a great enough extent.
Firstly because my company does work for them (company E71 - brilliant phone), secondly for best-mate and those long roantic calls to my wife when I'm away from home.
Now that I'm over in the land of the foaming Fosters (well Swan actually - being in WA) the company is with Telstra and I did buy a VF sim, but I got fed up with two phones and not being able to use best-mate. Second phone now sits in my lappy bag turned off.
Now based in Perth WA.
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