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10 March 2009 @ 07:02 am
phone networks  
This is a question for the Australian girls on my friends list... what mobile phone network are you on?

[I'm on Telstra, but am contemplating buying a new phone & switching networks, either to Optus or Vodafone, but am not sure which yet. May be decided by where I can get the most value from "free time", ie, network-to-network calls...]
 
 
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Effortlessly Controversialmoonborn on March 9th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
I'm on prepaid because I'm not wed to my phone, but I use Vodafone, hun. Never had a complaint. (Telstra is nasty and overcharge-ariffic though. Smart thinking, getting out - unless you're a loooooooong term customer with multiple services/in an isolated area it isn't worth it)
you got you a fast horse darlin'thebluebells on March 9th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
I am with Virgin and haven't had a problem. Incidentally, a friend just had a terrible experience with Optus--she purchased a phone from them and it has been consistently faulty. She's sent it away three times for service, sent it away last week again and got a call yesterday saying that it can't be fixed. However, they have charged her a $50 delivery fee for sending it away and when she said that she was never told about a fee and wasn't paying it, they told her that it had already been charged to her account. Needless to say, she's changing providers.
mmarije on March 10th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
I'm on a $49 cap with Vodafone. ($280 credit per month) No problems with them.
sillylambsillylamb on March 10th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
I'm on a $79 cap with Optus. Never had any problems, except they overcharged m e once on a phone bill but I called and they refunded the moneys
   ++   Sparkle Of Life   ++sparkleoflife on March 10th, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
Optus!! ... But you already knew that ;)
Kirstiekirsidee on March 10th, 2009 11:06 am (UTC)
Vodafone. I've been with everyone (three, virgin, optus, telstra) and so far they're the best.
Oliviaonlywords on March 10th, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
I have a $29 cap with three. All good so far although who knows what will happen now Vodafone is taking them over.
pandafeuilla on March 11th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
i'm with vodafone. i wouldn't change from them.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on March 12th, 2009 11:09 am (UTC)
I think I'm going to go with vodafone, so maybe I can call you sometime?
{I miss you}
pandafeuilla on March 12th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
haha - you can call me ALL THE TIME!
A World of Fragile Things: Lion King: Simba and Nalaaussiekitty on March 11th, 2009 09:52 am (UTC)
I'm currently with Virgin & have never had the slightest problem with them. Have been with them for *thinks* wow! I think it would be over four years now. I can't fault them in the slightest actually. I've never had any annoying telemarketing from them either. The odd (very odd) thing in the mail trying to get me to upgrade my phone/plan but that is all.

The very first mobile I had (way back in high school) was with Vodaphone & I can't fault them either. I wouldn't hesitate going back to them. My mother got a mobile a year or so after me and is still with vodaphone. The only reason I changed companies was I wanted a new phone and at the time, all the Vodaphone cap plans were too pricey for someone who hardly ever used their phone.

In between Vodaphone & Virgin I was with Optus and despite not really changing my phone calling habits my $20 odd phone bill suddenly became a $50+ phonebill. Lost the phone, somehow & unless for a mighty good deal, wouldn't contemplate going back (despite the fact that everything else at home is Optus). Actually the annoying buggers phoned last night @ 8pm trying to convince me to get an Optus mobile. *meh*
   ++   Sparkle Of Life   ++: pocoyo yaysparkleoflife on March 12th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
'cos i just saw this in a catalogue and thought of you

If you decide to stay with Telstra, renew your contract at JB Hi-Fi and get a $200 gift card ;)