For the first time since moving to Australia I am thinking about switching my mobile phone service to Telstra - and it's not because of Cabbioke!Having had five years with Vodafone and then switching to 3 in mid-2009, I have come to the conclusion that it might just be worth paying Telstra's ridiculous prices in order to get some reliable coverage.Yesterday, 3 did a network switcheroo in my area - so now when its customers are not in range of its 3G network, the handsets try to connect with Vodafone's 2G network. Before this change, 3 had defaulted to Telstra's 2G network.
I really don't care which network 3 uses to piggy-back my calls, as long as the service is reliable. If this is the kind of coverage I can now expect from 3, I will no longer require its services either.
The biggest question for 3 users looking to move is where to go. I earlier said paying Telstra's high prices might be worth it for the reliability but a few minutes examining the company's pricing plans has sent shudders down my spine and into my wallet. All it would take to make me switch is for another telco to recognise an opportunity to snap up some market share from a competitor and offer a special deal to migrate. I for one would be very willing to listen.
Have you experienced problems with th 3 network in the last 24 hours?
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