[Offtopic] Telstra $$

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Sat May 8 22:56:18 EST 2010

At first I thought that it was cute to get an SMS, but not when it is
costing my callers so much money. So much money .. for so few electrons.

"This article does the math and concludes that, for example, sending an
amount of data that would cost $1 from your ISP would cost over *$61 million
* if you were to send it over SMS." (slashdot)

>From a friend on eChalk ..

On 8 May 2010 19:00, Eric Barrows <eric.barrows at ntschools.net> wrote:

> Hi all, just a quick heads up.
> Telstra are moving all mobile users who don't use messagebank to
> Message2TXT.
> This will cost your callers 75c ever time you don't answer. (my kids always
> ring twice and hang up when they want us to call, so all their credit just
> got eaten).
> You can call 1258880 (listen to Muzak for 40 minutes) then request that
> they disable your "Calback Notification Service" to escape from the trap.
> EB

Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead
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