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Jonno

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ok so... i changed from optus to telstra because optus were ####ing me around and i would get next to no signal with optus.
telstra has awesome signal but im paying $100 a month and its just getting to cost a little too much for me due to only working -10 hours a week being a year 12 student

so far iv come up with a little pro and cons list :p

telstra:
pros: great coverage, fast inernet browsing, no call dropping, iphone 4 (or 5 in near future)
cons: cost, iphone breaks and they do **** all to help me out, allwase go over my cap by a few hundred

vodafone
pro: $59 a month, uncapped, iphone 4/5, no going over cap,
cons: signal, slow internet

optus
pros: cheap $49 a month, uncapped, iphone 4/5 no going over cap plan,
cons: bad signal, average internet,

everyones first guess would be GO WITH TELSTRA!! but, i really cant afford spending 100-300 a month,
and then you say ok go with vodafone or optus and deal with crap reception all the time...

but everyone i talk to says "aw nah signal isnt bad, for the price im paying i couldnt care less"

so guys, help me decide, and i really dont want to be with telstra (their unlimited plan is like 150 bucks fark that)

duiscuss....:
 

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Why not change to a telstra $49 cap?

Easier solution, stop going over spend limits...not sure how a year 12 student manages that...considering I use mine for business and do not go over?
 

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Why not change to a telstra $49 cap?

Easier solution, stop going over spend limits...not sure how a year 12 student manages that...considering I use mine for business and do not go over?
the telstra $49 cap has $450 calls and texts,
the one im on now is the $79 plan +the 20 extra a month for the iphone is $800calls,
dont know how i go over it man, go fiugre, im constantly on the phone callling and textng,
and i cant stop going over as telstra dont have a website where u can check ur balance like vodafone does (i think optus does too)

its not really about the going over thing, cos i reall cant afford my $100 a month + my lunch every day when i i dont make 100 bucks a week...
 

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$150 phone + pre-paid. Win.

How did they even let you get a plan if you have stuff all income?
 

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Vodafone is ####ing useless unless you are in the city and outside all the time, there signal is ****, there plans arnt that good when you look at them properly and there customer service is ####ed.

Telstra is by far the best but expensive, Optus is the compromise. I was with TPG which were cheaper then Optus, when I compared actual call costs etc to Telstra, it was not alot more a month for better signal (I could actually use my cap) and decent internet, oh and thats also with an iPhone 4, appose to no phone prior.
 

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[QUOTE='[jonnoo]
and i cant stop going over as telstra dont have a website where u can check ur balance like vodafone does (i think optus does too).[/QUOTE]

You can for telstra now.

How you can blow credit and caps like that is amazing, i use the $49 dollar cap from telstra business (iphone 4) and basically sit on my phone all day

If you can afford it. By a POS laptop and a webcam and use skype.
 

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Man, when I was in yr12 I had pre paid. Used to charge up with 30-50 and get double the amount.
$50 would usually last me a month or more unless I was just starting to see someone, in which I might get only a couple weeks due to constant texting etc. back and forth.

You should start getting your mates to call you.

I'm with three now (effectively vodaphone), on a $49 cap, unlimited txt msg and about $450 worth of calls a month.
Its not often I go out of service areas so haven't had any issues with that.
 

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i was with telstra and left because of the charges, went to vodafone worst thing i have ever done with a phone not even reception at home, went to optus better reception but ended up going back to telstra, will stay there from now on.
i have the $49 cap plan that minux has and have never gone over it either.
 

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How did they even let you get a plan if you have stuff all income?
they dont really care as long as they get the money

Vodafone is ####ing useless unless you are in the city and outside all the time, there signal is ****, there plans arnt that good when you look at them properly and there customer service is ####ed.
yea i know how shitty vodaphne signal is but i think for the money ur paying it is more worth it, and with the more people going to them i think they will start leasing some of telstras towers

If you can afford it. By a POS laptop and a webcam and use skype.
i got a good laptop and a inbuilt webcam but dude wtf is skype?

You should start getting your mates to call you.
I'm with three now (effectively vodaphone), on a $49 cap, unlimited txt msg and about $450 worth of calls a month.
Its not often I go out of service areas so haven't had any issues with that.
lols i do,
yeah see what im saying, people with the company dont actually complain all that much with signal

i was with telstra and left because of the charges, went to vodafone worst thing i have ever done with a phone not even reception at home, went to optus better reception but ended up going back to telstra, will stay there from now on. i have the $49 cap plan that minux has and have never gone over it either.
yeah they are expensive, but at the end if the day its true.. u get wat u pay for,
i think ill go with optus to be honest,
the no signal is probobly agood thing, gets me off my phone
 

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OMG optus reception is bloody terrible!

if you cant afford to go over then why do it then lol limit yourself ;)
 
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