In the mobile circus, unless technology is used for comms to 'hop' from tower to tower, it passes on Telstra owned copper cable, the customer will NEVER benefit.
A monopoly generally is at the expense of the customer, and none can be more true than that of the telcoms industry in Australia. Telstra has withheld technology, and Australia has one of this highest price paid for telecoms/ internet in the developed world.
In another fraudulent action, Telstra has decided to make a law unto itself by charging the customer for paying its bill.
The form in which this is done is that Telstra is charging $2 for every bill payed at the post office.
- The Australian public has been given the option to pay most (utility) bills at the post office.
- No other company, penalises for paying bills at the post office.
- Telstra's action will provide the vehicle for others to follow.
Naturally Telstra's marketing department AND its legal team will tell the public that it is for THEIR benefit, BUT the underlying motives are FAR greater.
In accordance with the policies of the new world, governments cannot 'force' people quickly enough to adhere to the 'cashless society'. In order to speed things up a little, incentives (frequent flyer points) are given by credit card companies for people to go 'cashless'.
This form of payment is naturally sold to the public in a palatable form, giving them 'benefits'.
At the end of the day, it's about TOTAL government control into YOUR life.
Telstra has committed a fraudulent act against it's customers, BUT since this is in line with global policies the ACCC (Australian Competition & Consumer Commission) a government organisation, cannot and WILL NOT go against it's own policies.