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  1. #21

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    optus sucks dead dogs dicks

    full stop

    everything they offer is crap. i have been with them since they launched, and had the first mobile phone they ever retailed (my best mate was state manager at launch)

    my cable internet is way slow, i have a detailed log of complaint calls, and they never do what they say.

    i have 5 mobiles on a business plan and they have fucked that up aswell

    i'm paying $1000 in cancellation fees to move, and as much as i hate to admit, telstra is far superior as far as iphone is concerned - dearer, granted - but the old adage is true - you get what you pay for

    by the way, its hailing again in brisbane
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  2. #22

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    Well I'm with 3 at the moment and permanently roaming to Telstra's 2G network in Shepparton. It doesn't work when I go into the capital cities but that's another story. I spend about $200/month in calls but that's capped at $30 I think with 3. Telstra has no cap plans - so that's why it makes it hard for me to go with them.

  3. #23

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    thorntonp, using vulgar language like that does little for your credibility, to say nothing of claiming to have been with Optus since launch (back in the mid nineties mind you) and suffering their allegedly poor service all this time until you finally decided to jump now. Give me a break!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thorntonp View Post
    optus sucks dead dogs dicks

    full stop

    everything they offer is crap. i have been with them since they launched, and had the first mobile phone they ever retailed (my best mate was state manager at launch)

    my cable internet is way slow, i have a detailed log of complaint calls, and they never do what they say.

    i have 5 mobiles on a business plan and they have fucked that up aswell

    i'm paying $1000 in cancellation fees to move, and as much as i hate to admit, telstra is far superior as far as iphone is concerned - dearer, granted - but the old adage is true - you get what you pay for

    by the way, its hailing again in brisbane
    That is one very long term contract!

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    Well I had my Telstra (ex Optus) iphone in it's first rural environment last week. We took the kids to Fraser Island for the week. The only phone service is Telstra Next G on the Island, and even then it's only in the major "towns" like Eurong, Happy Vally, Waddy Point and Kingfisher.

    Anyway, I was interested to see how the iphone went next to my old nokia 6120 classic. To be honest I don't think I could really pick a difference in reception. Maybe the Nokia was a poofteenth more sensitive but It was kind of hard to call.

    Once again I am convinced that the problem is not the Iphone... it's Optus's network. Sorry. :o

  6. #26

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    I call firmware 2.2 the "Network lost" update.

    iPhone now gives me copious network lost messages, at every possible opportunity - even when I have 5 bars of 3G showing and the phone is working normally. Sometimes I get the messages when it shows No Service (never seen before 2.2) and I have to restart to get 3G back - something I've never had to do before.

    My guess is that Apple is tired of being blamed for telco problems and now serves it up thick on them if they even so much as skip a beat.

    I attribute these messages to living in a small town - there's 3G in town, but not on the road between this town and the next. Sometimes I even get 3G from 'across the bay' and not from my local town at all. I also occasionally visit known mobile blackspots (even on Telstra maps). And lastly - I hope some of this is due to Optus upgrading their network due to actual usage, partially as a result of lots of iPhones sold.

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    I'm getting pretty much all the issues the OP has... dropped calls, alien sounds, slow (if at all) data I was thinking of protesting and seeing if I could get out and move to Voda, but my iPhone has a few marks on it so I wonder if thats a possible move...

  8. #28

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    sidetracking, my partner's iphone on/off/sleep button got stuck and was flatten after many times of being pressed.

    brought it into the apple store today at chadstone and bang, a new replacement no questions asked! we were thinking the genius would ask us to leave it with them for a few days to fix since it didn't seem such a crucial problem.

    thanks apple for such great service. now my partner's iphone is happy again!
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    I am with Optus and agree that the coverage is worse than telstra, but I can deal with that based on my needs. It's a bloody phone so I can male calls 99.9% of places I go and the net is an addition, not my main source of Internet so I can deal with slower speeds. Optus is getting better, but is far from perfect, but they fulfill my needs at a price I can justify
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    Quote Originally Posted by IIe2PB View Post
    Anyway, I was interested to see how the iphone went next to my old nokia 6120 classic. To be honest I don't think I could really pick a difference in reception. Maybe the Nokia was a poofteenth more sensitive but It was kind of hard to call.

    Once again I am convinced that the problem is not the Iphone... it's Optus's network. Sorry. :o
    Ditto, my iPhone works just as well as my Nokia 6120 did, in all the same areas I used it.
    Even works better than Dad's Samsung A412 (which even got Telstra's "Blue Tick")
    iPhone works great in rural areas, at least with Telstra.
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