"We're overpriced: Telstra CEO admits"

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  1. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    No surprises here, but surprised to see an admission. I'm a Telstra BB customer myself.....gleeming discounts every 6/12 months, high pricing is probably why they are quite willing to give these large discounts.

    Good to see price cuts coming, finally :thumbup:

    "We're overpriced: Telstra CEO admits"

    http://www.smh.com.au/technology/biz-tech/were-overpriced-telstra-ceo-admits-20091028-hk9a.html

     
  2. Sankari

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    I would have taken cable instead of ADSL2+ but Telstra and Optus made it impossible with their ridiculous pricing.

    Way to go, guys!

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  3. dephilile

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    Fingers crossed they will price there ADSL2 service more competitively, maybe even try to undercut other internet providers which will force a price war. They can price their ADSL2 service however they like because they don’t have to let other ISP’s use it in the same way they have to share the original ADSL network.
     
  4. omen_child

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    I've heard nothing since this announcement last week - I wonder what their definition if 'imminent' is?
     
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    Im not sure if they've moved out of line, or really if the other players have left them out on a limb. Im not surprised that their market share is being attacked. Guy in my office is with TPG and i think yesterday he told me they're now doing 50gb/50gb on/off peak for $50/m? Telstra clearly doesnt even bother competing on price... just flashy adds and the superior NextG network. I've been everywhere man.

    Satisying cutomers or defending/attacking market share? Not that i really care... im a cable customer and whilst the service itself is superb, its fu--ing expensive.

    Thodey... soft touch :lol:
     
  7. BuuBox

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    'Imminent' = early December.

    You may be in luck, MR CHILLED. Rumors are that cable is going to 100Mbps (hopefully beyond Melbourne and Sydney) with 50GB and 100GB shaped plans.
     
  8. mshagg

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    Dont even have the 30Mbps service here in Adelaide :mad: Not that i kick 17Mbps out of bed for farting.

    Im guessing new modem for 100...
     
  9. FatBoyNotSoSlim

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    Telstra really are all over the park. Probably the worst value ADSL2+ around for $/GB, especially with uplaods counted, not much better on non compariable cable plans. Yet they have the best valued Unlimited ADSL2+ for $300 p/m. A perfect example why TW and Retail/Bigpond should be seperated IMHO.
     
  10. Rubberband

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    If they consider quota free stuff like Xbox and Steam I'll be pondering a move.

    Optus's lack of consideration for things like this are totally undermining their long term value with so much dloadable content.
     
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    MR CHILLED

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    Old? It is? Article is dated 28/10/09......Thodey made the annoucement the same day. What's old? What am I missing here? :confused:

    At this point I'd probably rather have a price cut than more gig and faster downloads.
     
  12. glasnt

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    I'm guessing he's trying to say that it's old news that Telstra is overpriced. It's been one of the least bang-for-your-buck ASDL providers for.. well, forever! :p
     
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    Most of the shit on Steam is quota free on BP :Paranoid:
     
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    Ahhhh, well yeah of course....duh....heh....but the point of the article and post is that a Telstra big wig has admitted such ; )
     
  15. Rubberband

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    Yeah, just found out :)

    Thing is with the 360 streaming HD movies I need an ISP which will cover that and no ones likely to be offering that soon although Telstra is a possible contender.
     
  16. Merudo

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    is that unlimited* or unlimited ?
     
  17. qwertylesh

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    30Mbit/60GB Cable customer here for at least what like $120 per month, it sure is way too expensive thats for sure, but I just cant settle for slower or less cap :thumbdn:

    I sure do hope it gets cheaper and faster asap.
     
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    >Unlimited< true all you can eat, with business SLA and all that jazz. take a quick search, its been mentioned several times around the place. :)
     
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    Unlikely, but let's hope they drop their wholesale prices as well. :D
     
  20. Dragonfly

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    What Telstra need to do is make a 60GB Liberty plan and drop the price to match the current Liberty plan, then have a 120GB plan as the top end plan.
     

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