cheapest mobile broadband?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Max, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. Max

    SG1 Guest

    I got shafted by Amaysim and now use ALDI. So maybe you could say I use
    Helstra but at least their networks WORKS....
     
    SG1, Dec 8, 2014
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  2. Max

    Rod Speed Guest

    More fool you.
    Optarse works fine here.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 8, 2014
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  3. OK, the way they mixed Pre-Paid and Post-Paid into the same deal
    confused me. Plus I still can't find a page that outright states
    that their "pay as you go" plan is the same as the "Post-Paid" deal
    that they talk about in their T&C, but I'm convinced enough.

    I'll consider switching to them in a year when the ALDImobile SIM
    runs out. It depends whether I can find a good way to accurately
    compare coverage between Optus and Telstra. I found
    http://opensignal.com/, but its maps in country areas seem just to
    plot out the areas cityfolk like to go to.

    Need to convince all the country posties to install the app on their
    phones...

    SlimTel also have similar plans (Zero Size Plan & VIP), but using
    the Voda network, wich I trust least (particularly as their coverage
    maps show lakes as hot-spots for signal, or am I unaware of some
    mysterious effect of water on RF radiation?).
     
    Computer Nerd Kev, Dec 9, 2014
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  4. Max

    Rod Speed Guest

    Yeah, that post paid is rather unusual and does confuse quite a few.
    That is very hard to do, particularly given that you want
    to be able to use it when the car breaks and you need
    to be able to call someone to come and fix your car etc.
    Yeah, it certainly has by far the worst
    coverage outside of the major towns.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 9, 2014
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  5. Max

    pedro Guest

    There is no doubt that Telstra's own coverage is way better than Optus
    (and its resellers) BUT, and it's a huge but, unless you are using
    Boost or Telstra themselves, you only get to use "part of the Telstra
    network" (check the actual detail on Aldi and other resellers' sites).
    And not by coincidence, that "part" happens to have the same footprint
    as the Optus network. BTDT.
     
    pedro, Dec 10, 2014
    #25
  6. Max

    Rod Speed Guest

    That isnt correct in rural areas between towns.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 10, 2014
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  7. Max

    pedro Guest

    I know it isn't your style, but I suggest you get your head out of
    your arse for a change and have a CLOSE look at the coverage maps.
     
    pedro, Dec 11, 2014
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  8. Max

    Rod Speed Guest

    When you do that, you will find that Telstra leaves Optarse for dead
    in some rural areas between towns, particularly in Qld and the NT
    and northern WA.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 11, 2014
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  9. Max

    pedro Guest

    Telstra do, but "part of Telstra" (as cited in Aldi et al's
    conditions, and shown in their "part of Telstra" footprint) doesn't -
    and can be easily seen in Qld in such places north of Mt Isa such as
    Normanton, Karumba and Croydon.

    Take an Aldi (resold Telstra SIM) and go from your regional NSW
    hideout for a drive up there, and you will see "SOS only" just like
    the Optus-based mobile in the same vehicle. If a "part of Telstra
    network" mobile shows "SOS only", and it isn't Optus, it's safe bet
    out there that the network isn't Voda.
     
    pedro, Dec 13, 2014
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  10. Max

    Rod Speed Guest

    What's missing with Aldi is 4G and that isnt what is in rural areas between
    towns.
    That's got nothing to do with what Aldi resells.
    It is in fact Vodafone.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 13, 2014
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  11. Max

    pedro Guest

    There's a bloody lot more of telstra coverage missing in the Aldi
    footprint.
    Ya reckon?
    Yes it is. There's Telstra coverage in (say) Normanton but no Aldi
    ("resold part of Telstra") coverage.
    More of your bull. Have a peek at
    http://www.vodafone.com.au/aboutvodafone/network/checker
    and you'll see farkall between Mt Isa and Charters Towers, nothing at
    Clocurry or north of there up to the Gulf. Repeat, NO Vodafone in
    those towns I mentioned. No Optus, no Voda, REAL Telstra, and NO
    ALDI.
     
    pedro, Dec 18, 2014
    #31
  12. Max

    Rod Speed Guest

    Like hell it is.
    We'll see...
    Just a few pimples on the arse of the real world.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 18, 2014
    #32
  13. Max

    SG1 Guest

    Well your arse is big enuf to qualify....
     
    SG1, Dec 18, 2014
    #33
  14. Max

    pedro Guest

    You're the one who claimed that it was voda coverage, and you're
    proven wrong yet again.
    Typical Roddles, wrong but can't see/admit it.

    Keep digging boyo.
     
    pedro, Dec 19, 2014
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  15. Max

    Rod Speed Guest

    I didn't say it was with THAT area, fuckwit.
    Just another of your bare faced lies.
    Just another of your bare faced lies.
    Keep lying, arsehole.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 19, 2014
    #35
  16. Max

    pedro Guest

    Yes you did, as you and blind Freddy can see from the preceding posts
    above.
    Typical Roddles crap.
    More Roddles crap.
     
    pedro, Dec 22, 2014
    #36
  17. Max

    Rod Speed Guest

    Everyone can see that I didn't.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 22, 2014
    #37
  18. Max

    Petzl Guest

    My opinion of Vodaphone is it's a criminal scam
    Tried it 2-3 years ago (?) first month pretty good then nothing for 6
    only by going through ombudsman's did they reluctantly stop billing me
    Vodaphone avoid is my recommendation
     
    Petzl, Dec 23, 2014
    #38
  19. Max

    Rod Speed Guest

    Even sillier than you usually manage.
    Even sillier than you usually manage.
    You have always been and always will be, completely and utterly
    irrelevant. What you may or may not recommend in spades.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 23, 2014
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