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Old 09-25-2007, 09:17 AM
Alan Parkington
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Default Telstra unveils new wireless broadband

From
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...-12377,00.html

ALMOST a year after launching its Next G network, Telstra has bolstered its
wireless broadband service, promising download speeds comparable to most
wired home services.

"Today there is now very little to distinguish between the speed of a
wireless and a wired broadband service,'' Telstra BigPond group managing
director Justin Milne said.

The new range of Next G wireless internet cards are promising to deliver
download speeds of up to 6Mbps and upload of speeds of 1.3Mbps.

This will allow users within the network to download a standard MP3 song in
as little as 30 seconds.

The Telstra Mobile Turbocard and Bigpond Wireless Broadband 7.2 cards will
be available in ExpressCard and USB format, and will work on Windows 2000,
XP and Vista, and Mac OS X 10.4.



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Old 09-25-2007, 09:35 AM
James Bell
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Default Re: Telstra unveils new wireless broadband

Alan Parkington wrote:
> From
> http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...-12377,00.html
>
> ALMOST a year after launching its Next G network, Telstra has bolstered its
> wireless broadband service, promising download speeds comparable to most
> wired home services.


Speeds mean **** all when you CAN'T ACTUALLY DOWNLOAD ANYTHING.

$250,000 bill for LastG ain't out of the questions if you actually used
it like a normal broadband service.


> "Today there is now very little to distinguish between the speed of a
> wireless and a wired broadband service,'' Telstra BigPond group managing
> director Justin Milne said.


Yes there is, ****wit. About 23mbps.

> The new range of Next G wireless internet cards are promising to deliver
> download speeds of up to 6Mbps and upload of speeds of 1.3Mbps.


Yes, but one when you've strapped your phone to the base stations
sector, ****wit.

> This will allow users within the network to download a standard MP3 song in
> as little as 30 seconds.


Means **** all when you CAN'T ACTUALLY DOWNLOAD ANYTHING.

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Old 09-25-2007, 09:36 AM
James Bell
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Default Re: Telstra unveils new wireless broadband

Alan Parkington wrote:
> From
> http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...-12377,00.html
>
> ALMOST a year after launching its Next G network, Telstra has bolstered its
> wireless broadband service, promising download speeds comparable to most
> wired home services.


Speeds mean **** all when you CAN'T ACTUALLY DOWNLOAD ANYTHING.

$250,000 bill for LastG ain't out of the questions if you actually used
it like a normal broadband service.


> "Today there is now very little to distinguish between the speed of a
> wireless and a wired broadband service,'' Telstra BigPond group managing
> director Justin Milne said.


Yes there is, ****wit. About 23mbps.

> The new range of Next G wireless internet cards are promising to deliver
> download speeds of up to 6Mbps and upload of speeds of 1.3Mbps.


Yes, but only when you've strapped your phone to the base station
sector, ****wit.

> This will allow users within the network to download a standard MP3 song in
> as little as 30 seconds.


Means **** all when you CAN'T ACTUALLY DOWNLOAD ANYTHING.

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Old 09-25-2007, 09:41 AM
brian w edginton
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Default Re: Telstra unveils new wireless broadband

On Tue, 25 Sep 2007 09:17:04 GMT, "Alan Parkington"
<parkingtona@team.telstra.com> wrote:

>From
>http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...-12377,00.html
>
>ALMOST a year after launching its Next G network, Telstra has bolstered its
>wireless broadband service, promising download speeds comparable to most
>wired home services.
>
>"Today there is now very little to distinguish between the speed of a
>wireless and a wired broadband service,'' Telstra BigPond group managing
>director Justin Milne said.
>
>The new range of Next G wireless internet cards are promising to deliver
>download speeds of up to 6Mbps and upload of speeds of 1.3Mbps.
>
>This will allow users within the network to download a standard MP3 song in
>as little as 30 seconds.
>
>The Telstra Mobile Turbocard and Bigpond Wireless Broadband 7.2 cards will
>be available in ExpressCard and USB format, and will work on Windows 2000,
>XP and Vista, and Mac OS X 10.4.
>



So, my Telstra wireless "broadband" connection will, eventually,
deliver better than the sub mega speed I get now?

Wow! Cool.

Do you think they will, one day, let me download something a bit more
than a gig a month for my $50?

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Old 09-25-2007, 09:56 AM
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Default Re: Telstra unveils new wireless broadband

Alan Parkington <parkingtona@team.telstra.com> wrote:

> From
> http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...-12377,00.html


Just another Murdoch **** rag.

> ALMOST a year after launching its Next G network, Telstra has bolstered its wireless broadband service, promising
> download speeds comparable to most wired home services.


Pity they cant actually deliver what they 'promise', ****wit.

> "Today there is now very little to distinguish between the speed of a wireless and a wired broadband service,''
> Telstra BigPond group managing director


Wota ****ing ******...

> Justin Milne said.


Pity about the difference in the price, Juzzy, ****wit.

> The new range of Next G wireless internet cards are promising to deliver download speeds of up to 6Mbps and upload of
> speeds of 1.3Mbps.


Pity about the actual speeds, ****wits.

> This will allow users within the network to download a standard MP3 song in as little as 30 seconds.


Well whoopy ****ing do. Pity about the price, ****wits.

> The Telstra Mobile Turbocard and Bigpond Wireless Broadband 7.2 cards will be available in ExpressCard and USB format,
> and will work on Windows 2000, XP and Vista, and Mac OS X 10.4.


Well whoopy ****ing do. Pity about the price, ****wits.



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Old 09-25-2007, 08:45 PM
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Default Re: Telstra unveils new wireless broadband

Rod Speed wrote:
> Alan Parkington <parkingtona@team.telstra.com> wrote:


>> This will allow users within the network to download a standard MP3 song in as little as 30 seconds.

>
> Well whoopy ****ing do. Pity about the price, ****wits.
>
>> The Telstra Mobile Turbocard and Bigpond Wireless Broadband 7.2 cards will be available in ExpressCard and USB format,
>> and will work on Windows 2000, XP and Vista, and Mac OS X 10.4.

>
> Well whoopy ****ing do. Pity about the price, ****wits.


Yep. From:
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/...26&newsLang=en

'2007 Australian Mobile Data and Content Report'

> Key Highlights
>
> - Opportunities in mobile data remain limited to ringtones and wallpaper and some music - these three, combined, account for revenues worth close to $500 million.
>
> - HSDPA services are priced beyond market affordability.
>
> - The operators want to prevent a move from proprietary voice and SMS to open mobile email services.
>
> - Mobile data revenues are limited to less than 5% of total mobile revenues.



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Old 09-26-2007, 09:16 AM
Will Kemp
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Default Re: Telstra unveils new wireless broadband

On Tue, 25 Sep 2007 19:36:03 +1000, James Bell wrote:

> Alan Parkington wrote:
>> From
>> http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/

story/0,25197,22478546-12377,00.html
>>
>> ALMOST a year after launching its Next G network, Telstra has bolstered
>> its wireless broadband service, promising download speeds comparable to
>> most wired home services.

>
> Speeds mean **** all when you CAN'T ACTUALLY DOWNLOAD ANYTHING.
>
> $250,000 bill for LastG ain't out of the questions if you actually used
> it like a normal broadband service.


Too bloody right! Yesterday evening, i couldn't manage to connect to the
dialup service i use (sadly, i'm stuck with dialup at the moment). This
went on for quite a while, and in the end i decided to connect using my
NextG mobile. The speed was slower than i used to get from my old 512kbps
ADSL service.

Checking my "data usage snapshot" this morning, i was horrified to find
that a short internet session (half an hour at the most) where i did
email and a small amount of web browsing is going to cost me over $40!
According to Tel$cum i used nearly 6MB of data. $43 for 6MB is
outrageous! That's over $7/MB.

Needless to say, i'll never do that again!

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Old 09-26-2007, 09:41 AM
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Default Re: Telstra unveils new wireless broadband

On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 09:16:48 +0000, Will Kemp wrote:

> On Tue, 25 Sep 2007 19:36:03 +1000, James Bell wrote:
>
>> Alan Parkington wrote:
>>> From
>>> http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/

> story/0,25197,22478546-12377,00.html
>>>
>>> ALMOST a year after launching its Next G network, Telstra has
>>> bolstered its wireless broadband service, promising download speeds
>>> comparable to most wired home services.

>>
>> Speeds mean **** all when you CAN'T ACTUALLY DOWNLOAD ANYTHING.
>>
>> $250,000 bill for LastG ain't out of the questions if you actually used
>> it like a normal broadband service.

>
> Too bloody right! Yesterday evening, i couldn't manage to connect to the
> dialup service i use (sadly, i'm stuck with dialup at the moment). This
> went on for quite a while, and in the end i decided to connect using my
> NextG mobile. The speed was slower than i used to get from my old
> 512kbps ADSL service.
>
> Checking my "data usage snapshot" this morning, i was horrified to find
> that a short internet session (half an hour at the most) where i did
> email and a small amount of web browsing is going to cost me over $40!
> According to Tel$cum i used nearly 6MB of data. $43 for 6MB is
> outrageous! That's over $7/MB.


Looking at that again, i just realised that charge isn't for 6MB, it's
for 3MB - 853kB for $12.79 and 2007kB for $30.10 - which is even more
extortionate!

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Old 10-01-2007, 12:19 PM
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Default Re: Telstra unveils new wireless broadband


"James Bell" <jamesbell@tellthetruthtelstra.com.au> wrote in message
news:46F8D683.2090008@tellthetruthtelstra.com.au.. .
> Alan Parkington wrote:
>> From
>> http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...-12377,00.html
>>
>> ALMOST a year after launching its Next G network, Telstra has bolstered
>> its wireless broadband service, promising download speeds comparable to
>> most wired home services.

>
> Speeds mean **** all when you CAN'T ACTUALLY DOWNLOAD ANYTHING.


You can down whatever you want, you've got full internet connectivity

>> "Today there is now very little to distinguish between the speed of a
>> wireless and a wired broadband service,'' Telstra BigPond group managing
>> director Justin Milne said.

>
> Yes there is, ****wit. About 23mbps.


Most wired broadband services are either 512 or 1500



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Old 10-01-2007, 08:24 PM
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Default Re: Telstra unveils new wireless broadband

Michael <michael@yahoo.com> wrote:
> "James Bell" <jamesbell@tellthetruthtelstra.com.au> wrote in message
> news:46F8D683.2090008@tellthetruthtelstra.com.au.. .
>> Alan Parkington wrote:
>>> From
>>> http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...-12377,00.html
>>>
>>> ALMOST a year after launching its Next G network, Telstra has
>>> bolstered its wireless broadband service, promising download speeds
>>> comparable to most wired home services.

>>
>> Speeds mean **** all when you CAN'T ACTUALLY DOWNLOAD ANYTHING.

>
> You can down whatever you want, you've got full internet connectivity
>
>>> "Today there is now very little to distinguish between the speed of
>>> a wireless and a wired broadband service,'' Telstra BigPond group
>>> managing director Justin Milne said.

>>
>> Yes there is, ****wit. About 23mbps.

>
> Most wired broadband services are either 512 or 1500


Wrong, as always.



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Old 10-01-2007, 09:26 PM
Will Kemp
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Default Re: Telstra unveils new wireless broadband

On Mon, 01 Oct 2007 12:19:19 +0000, Michael wrote:

> "James Bell" <jamesbell@tellthetruthtelstra.com.au> wrote in message
> news:46F8D683.2090008@tellthetruthtelstra.com.au.. .
>> Alan Parkington wrote:
>>> From
>>> http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/

story/0,25197,22478546-12377,00.html
>>>
>>> ALMOST a year after launching its Next G network, Telstra has
>>> bolstered its wireless broadband service, promising download speeds
>>> comparable to most wired home services.

>>
>> Speeds mean **** all when you CAN'T ACTUALLY DOWNLOAD ANYTHING.

>
> You can down whatever you want, you've got full internet connectivity


You can download whatever you can afford, drongo. Unless they're rich, or
using a corporate account, most people can't afford to download anything.

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Old 10-02-2007, 09:14 AM
James Bell
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Default Re: Telstra unveils old wireless broadband, but attempts to ignoreits history of claims, and spruik it as 'new'.

Where's 14 mbps when you need it?

Oh wait, no LastG devices of such exist, and there's SFA chance you'll
even get near those speeds.

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