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Old 06-19-2003, 10:40   #1 (permalink)
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Question Which Mobile Phone Provider?

Hey guys, continuing on with my other thread.
What provider out of Optus/Vodafone/Virgin should I go for?
I'm after cheap everything (lol, derrr) but pretty good coverage.
I SMS a fair bit, and talk at night - most of the time.
Any opinions/recommendations greatfully appreciated.
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Old 06-19-2003, 11:26   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Which Mobile Phone Provider?

If you go for optus beware that free time will be reduced from 20 mins to 10 mins soon. And with there new 'fair go policy' if you exceed 2000 mins of free time a month u will be disconnected. Im not sure if this is fact its just what i have been told. Sorry for post qaulity, it is 4:30am. I'd go a virgin anyday. But for phone companys Telstra are the best but also expensive.

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Re: Which Mobile Phone Provider?

They are all turning into pricks, the carriers! Voidafone has phucked up their No-Plans scheme by adding in a flagfall, Sloptus will be phucking up the Yes-Time scheme, and afaik, Telstra just never was even close to the game!

I'm coming up to the end of my current contract very soon, and all the companies are pulling the plug or giving the Royal Rodger to their best schemes.

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Re: Which Mobile Phone Provider?

Ok, a couple of things: The 2000minute limit has been around for quite some time.... although im not sure about the disconnection aspect: I think they just charge you for anything over that time maybe, again im not sure. As for the best plan Id go with Vodafone for the no-plans thing even with a flagfall (depending on how much) its still good value IMO. Virgin i hear isnt too bad either and Telstra...well lets not go there: im sure many FordForum'ers will tell you bad things about that 'corporation'....
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Re: Which Mobile Phone Provider?

Well who ever you go with, depending where you live, if you dont have reception you will just have a paper weight, I suggest your choice will be limited by the who can give you good reception in the area you live, or where you wish to mostly use it.

We use Optus for our work phones, and my wifes phone is with Optus, I cant complain about the service or anything to date.

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Re: Which Mobile Phone Provider?

What about the providers that your mates use - if the majority are with one certain carrier, go with that, because you'll probably call them the most often, and as such, same carrier calls are billed less (usually)

Anyone have the source for Optus going skank on freetime ?
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There all pretty crappy at the moment. Your going to get ripped off which ever way you go
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Re: Which Mobile Phone Provider?

how can they charge you if you exceed 2000 minutes on a prepaid? I think thats why they disconnect you. May be different for people on a plan.
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Old 06-19-2003, 23:11   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Which Mobile Phone Provider?

If you want to make use of free/night rate mobile calls at then I would recommend Optus, If you want a cheaper per minute rate at any time of the day but with no free or special night rates go with Vodafone. I have a Telstra and an Optus phone at the moment, I would recommend Optus, Telstra just doesn't represent good value.
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Old 06-19-2003, 23:15   #10 (permalink)
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Telstra is great for post 9pm calls to Telstra mobiles, I got charged $3.75 for a 50 minute call to the other side of town.

Pity no one has Telstra mobiles.
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