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Old 05-12-2004, 07:38   #1 (permalink)
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Mobile Phone plans...hot for 3 any good?

Im looking at going on a mobile phone plan. I spend about 50 bucks atm on Optus Pre Paid and i hate having to buy credit.

So whats the best plan out there? was looking at a NEC from 3, 0 dollars up front, 33 a month with 150 free SMS (or 33 call credit....or a combo of both im lead to believe) im a bit of a SMS addict so this is looking the best deal thus far..

anyone had any better experiences recently?

all help greatly appreciated.
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Re: Mobile Phone plans...hot for 3 any good?

My friend got an NEC video phone on the 3 network. At first they were offering phones at half price for outright purchase. He got that and usually pays no more than $20 a month - no contract - he only pays for what he uses. He paid less than $400 for the phone. The video call support is patchy in many suburban areas. Our house which is about 30km from the city is in a 200x200 metre area that is supported.
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I got a Nokia 7250i on the 35 dollar plan, 50 free sms, 24 mnth contract... suits me too a tee! :s6:
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I'm getting a SE T630 soon, just thought i'd mention that
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Re: Mobile Phone plans...hot for 3 any good?

i think the main problem with 3 is where you get service (or the lack of it!)

one of my friends is with them and lives in a suburb of melb - cant even talk on her phone in her house, has to go outside, and even then its pretty sketchy...
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Re: Mobile Phone plans...hot for 3 any good?

Guy i work with is the same Dave, the "3" phone coverage is absolute crap, he cant get coverage anywhere, and when it does work it cuts out in around 2 in every 5 calls

no wonder the deals are so cheap, thats why i stay with telstra as there is always service everywhere i've been
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I live in Sydney & have found the 3 reception to be great frankly you don't get video reception out in the sticks but you still get voice & sms etc anywhere else through Vodafone
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I ported to 3 about a month ago.

I'm porting back to Telstra next week.

Absolute shit.
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I work with a girl who used to be employed by 3. She filled me in on wh their service is shiteful. They hired these guys to test their network by driving around major cities and making 1000 calls over a 3 day period. During this time they were put up in 5 star hotels, at each major city in every state. Instead of making these calls however these guys went to the pub and pissed it up! Very Aussie but explains the lack of a reliable network LOL!
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I'm on 3 and never have problems with coverage.
It all depends on how you set up your phone to pick up the reception.
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