Comments on: iPhone just another phone Down Under http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/iphone-just-another-phone-down-under/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: CD http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/iphone-just-another-phone-down-under/#comment-352239 Tue, 09 Sep 2008 14:20:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/iphone-just-another-phone-down-under/#comment-352239 Telstra is the non competive big guy. They haven’t sold as many iPhones as they could because their data rates are so bad. Australia needs a shakeup to get it’s mobile rates at a reasonably competive rate. Their arrogance that they have they largest coverage area and the fastest network is no reason not to be somewhat competitive on price too. Maybe Sol should show how much data costs in Australia on Telstra for jo-blo consumer compared with other countries.
From my opinion who is selling iPhones, the ‘Bold’ is no answer. The Bold is ‘just another Blackberry’. We have clients galore ditching blackberries as fast as they can pull out their simcards.

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By: Ben Jackson http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/iphone-just-another-phone-down-under/#comment-352214 Sun, 07 Sep 2008 08:38:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/iphone-just-another-phone-down-under/#comment-352214 Comment expected from Telstra’s chief – perhaps it would create more demand and excitement in the world of Telstra if their prices weren’t so much higher than AT&T in the US.

If you want the phone to create the same buzz as in the USA (which I know Telstra don’t, given his comments on the phone when it was first launched last year in the US) then you would have to offer a virtually identical pricing package and unlimited downloads as AT&T do in the US.

Der….

I’m sure Optus are not feeling the same thing given their sales of the iPhone have been substantial because their prices are lower (but still not as low or as generous as AT&T)

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