to offer a "premium" service and for may years they could justify
the higher prices because of this... Combined with the fact that I am a former, long-term employee; the fact that +Telstra used
to be Australian and the fact that +Telstra used
in their call centers (most of their call center staff are now in a certain country north of Australia) is why I chose +Telstra
for so many years.
But I changed over to +Vodafone Australia
about a year ago, and I don't
regret it one bit.
Since the infamous "Vodafail" saga, +Vodafone Australia
's network has grown in leaps and bounds - I travel all over Australia fairly regularly with my employer - usually by road - and I can honestly
say that the "new" +Vodafone Australia
a big, BIG
run for its money in all but the absolute, most remote areas...
Coverage-wise, +Vodafone Australia
doesn't sit very far behind +Telstra
under Real World
circumstances and in terms of performance
(e.g. data speeds), the difference is so minute that you're only ripping yourself off if you choose to pay more
for such a marginal performance boost!
And if you live in a major
metropolitan area - where +Vodafone Australia
's coverage is virtually identical to
or better than
its competitors - you're mad
if you don't take a look at +Vodafone Australia
and its highly
company, but that is no longer entirely
true since the company went public and whilst I do not have access to the specific numbers, +Vodafone Australia appears
to employ more Australians
in its Tasmanian call center than +Telstra
do in their respective (Australian) call centers these days - I haven't dealt with an Australian
in years over the phone with +Telstra
, yet with +Vodafone Australia
, it's only been pre-paid
services that I've heard foreign call centers (my post-paid service always
use the Tasmanian call center)!
I can't speak for +Optus
, but +Vodafone Australia
have fought back against the "Vodafail" saga aggressively
, and they've done a top job that +Telstra
should be scared of! #Optus #Telstra #Vodafone #Vodafail #mobiles #mobilephones #cellphones #smartphones #phablets #tablets #wirelessbroadband #mobilebroadband #mobiledata #wirelessdata