56909 views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


Offline AshSimmonds

  • Geekitecht

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Drives: GF's shitbox :(
  • Location: Adelayed
  • Name: Humble Narrator
  • www: AshSimmonds.com
I have an idea - just got to talk to some people.   ;)

Schweeeet - make me a deal and I'll get you a discount on AE subscription. :doh: :D


Or get this, and split the data between your phone/laptop

http://store.vodafone.com.au/handset-vodafone-pocket-wifi.aspx

I already have a MiFi on Internodes, I don't want to carry it with me everywhere.




Offline CortinaD


  • Joined: Jan 2008

  • Location:
  • Drives:
+1 for Telstra. The rest are rubbish if you aren't in the CBD, esp for data.

:thumbsdown: for HTC Desire HD.



Offline Steve.


  • Joined: Mar 2008

  • Drives: AMG.
  • Location: Adelaide.
  • Name: Steve
Since moving from Optus to Telstra I haven't had a single dropped call, failed message, late message, or an incoming call that has gone directly to voicemail. Internet works when I want it to. Great success.  :thumbsup:



Offline M500


  • Joined: Apr 2008

  • Location:
  • Drives:
For such an important tool, I would not compromise the service by going with anybody else other than Telstra. Sure they may appear a little dearer that the competition but in the scheme of things the practicality of uninterrupted service is worth every dollar.



Offline AshSimmonds

  • Geekitecht

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Drives: GF's shitbox :(
  • Location: Adelayed
  • Name: Humble Narrator
  • www: AshSimmonds.com
...in the scheme of things the practicality of uninterrupted service is worth every dollar.

That's what it comes down to, it might be an extra $20-50 bucks a month - but the frustration and lost time and extra beers I've had to deal with in my current setup blows that away.



Offline deangpsx8

  • I Am Legend
  • I am legend in my own lunchbox

  • Joined: Dec 2007

  • Drives: Everyone Crazy
  • Location: Don't know I'm Lost
  • Name: Dean
  • www: Intellitrac.com.au
Well i have my opinion and proof.
IntelliTrac uses sim cards in all its tracking devices.
We have many thousands of sims in the market.
We have conducted our own field testing  and gather data from the field.
If anyone wants my view, PM me.  I can't express it publically.

It's not necessarily coverage.
Some networks give prefence to voice calls rather than data.
Therefore at 3.30pm when the kids get out of school and start talking or SMSing  data gets 2nd best.

Some networks charge data both ways...So 120MB is actually about 40MB once you add the network overhead.

Some networks keep your internet session alive for 90 minutes whilst other kill your session every 5 minutes, resulting in additional data  costs, as data is rounded at the end of each session.

Some networks bill their data in 1kb blocks rounded to the nearest kb at the end of the session.

Some networks bill their data in 15kb blocks rounded at the end of each transmission...and even charge a session establisment fee.

Some networks only have 32 concurrent sessions on each base station...therefore causing problems gaining data access in peak periods.

Iphone is a great product but has has poor reception compared to other popular phones.
Persistence Beats Resistance



Offline AshSimmonds

  • Geekitecht

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Drives: GF's shitbox :(
  • Location: Adelayed
  • Name: Humble Narrator
  • www: AshSimmonds.com
Ok so it's a few weeks before the HTC DHD will land in Oz - was suggested to me that I may as well go on a plan with a good phone that I don't want and flog it off new/boxed and use the proceeds to buy the phone I want.  Any flaws in this idea? (I haven't sold anything since my body when I was 15)

Also - still not inspired by the Telstra options with lack of data. :?

Edit: spelunking through the website I finally stumbled on their data pack add-ons: http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile/browsing_packs.html#packs

$49 for 3gb or $79 for 6gb, actually pretty reasonable.



Offline jim501

  • Idiot Seeking Village

  • Joined: Apr 2006

  • Location: Brisbane
  • Name: Cam
I surf AE a few times a day, check emails etc and I can't get through 250MB. What the hell do you do with 3GB??



Offline AshSimmonds

  • Geekitecht

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Drives: GF's shitbox :(
  • Location: Adelayed
  • Name: Humble Narrator
  • www: AshSimmonds.com
I surf AE a few times a day, check emails etc and I can't get through 250MB. What the hell do you do with 3GB??

I haven't had home internet for 2 years until I got a MiFi last month, been surfing solely via iPhone tethering - and considering one of my hats is a web developer I kinda use the interwebs a lot.

But I still only use 3-4gb a month on average, seeing as most people I know have 50-200gb plans, I reckon I'm a light user.



Offline jim501

  • Idiot Seeking Village

  • Joined: Apr 2006

  • Location: Brisbane
  • Name: Cam
Ah that might make a difference, we go through 12GB at home.



Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
Sydney Telstra 500

Started by akatyk « 1 2 » Racing

12 Replies
6423 Views
Last post Tue, 09 Mar, 2010 - 01:07
by akatyk
5 Replies
3040 Views
Last post Fri, 24 Feb, 2012 - 09:26
by dodger
Telstra 3G

Started by dkabab « 1 2 » Off Topic

10 Replies
4309 Views
Last post Mon, 23 Apr, 2012 - 15:08
by mondi
0 Replies
1289 Views
Last post Wed, 27 Jun, 2012 - 15:34
by dodger
11 Replies
4016 Views
Last post Tue, 07 May, 2013 - 14:12
by allanuber


Latest Discussions

BOARD TOPIC MEMBER POSTED
[ Cars ] Spotted thread dkabab Today at 13:27
[ Racing ] 2017 Formula 1 Tipping game mondi Today at 10:27
[ McLaren ] 675 LT Spider JPG Yesterday at 23:20
[ Racing ] Seeking photos of Brian Ginger - died in 1993 London-Sydney Marathon Chicky01 Yesterday at 17:38
[ Ferrari ] 812 Superfast shack Yesterday at 16:57
[ Funny Cool Stoopid ] it's funny cause i'm drunk!! dodger Yesterday at 16:20
[ Racing ] Australian GT series dkabab Yesterday at 13:32
[ Off Topic ] Real Estate 360c Yesterday at 11:48
[ British Cars ] JAGUAR XJ220 tdc911 Fri, 24 Mar, 2017 - 17:36
[ Air Crash Investigations ] For those thinking of a private jet dkabab Fri, 24 Mar, 2017 - 17:32