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Rumor Control: 5 Things About Telstra That You’re Probably Wrong About

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Calm yourselves, people

We’ve been seeing a lot of Telstra related posts and shares on our Facebook walls recently. If you didn’t know, Telstra, one of the biggest telcos in Australia, is planning to enter the PH market and is partnering with food and beverage San Miguel. Because of this (and the sorry state of PH internet) many people are calling Telstra the savior of PH internet, and have been spreading all manner of things about the Australian company. While we’re as excited as you are at the prospect of a new player entering the market, there are some things that you think you know about the Australian telco that you’re dead wrong about:

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1. They already have a PH HQ

One of the things that has been spreading around Facebook lately is the image above.

That’s the image of the supposed PH headquarters of Telstra, which indicates that they’ve already set up shop here. Sorry to break it to you guys, but that’s not their PH HQ. That’s actually the PH contact center of Telstra that’s there to service customers in other countries, which incidentally, is jointly operated by Teletech. It’s their third contact center – with their first one being in Manila, opened back in 2013 with the second one opened in Cebu back in 2014.

Aside from the people working with Teletech, Telstra has no other employees in the PH for now. How do we know? Well, we asked them:

Telstra Twitter 1

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2. The deal with San Miguel is done

One thing that many people do not understand is that Telstra’s deal with San Miguel isn’t finished yet. No announcement from either company of the deal being finalized as of yet, and believe us, you would have heard it from us by now if there has been a deal. In fact, even the CEO of Telstra says that they’re still working on the deal up until now. Don’t believe us? Here’s an actual quote from the company’s official Facebook account:

We note recent speculation concerning Telstra considering an investment in a wireless joint venture in the Philippines with San Miguel Corporation and that financing is being sought in relation to that joint venture.

We are in discussions in relation to these matters. However, no agreements have been reached in relation to these matters and there is no certainty that this will occur.

Here’s another quote from the CEO of Telstra himself:

The Philippines market from a mobile perspective is interesting because there are only two incumbent operators. The EBITDA margins in the Philippines are relatively strong and were we to complete a deal, the partner is a very strong one.

Notice his choice of words: were we to complete a deal. That means talk is still ongoing and nothing is set in stone as of yet. Since no money has been released to develop the business as of yet, there’s no money yet to hire local talent, which also negates the need for an actual HQ.

3. Telstra will offer unlimited internet at speeds you wouldn’t believe

This is a big one. According to rumors, Telstra is planning to launch unlimited plans in the PH with speeds of up to infinity mbps, because reasons. The speed is irrelevant – all that’s important is that Telstra is deliverig fast, uncapped internet directly to your phones.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but we looked around in Telstra’s website in Australia. Here’s what we found:

Telstra Plann 3 Telstra Plan 2 TElstra plan 1

If you can’t see that, let us spell it out for you: all of the plans that Tesltra provides in Australia have data caps. Some of them are more generous than what we have here, but all have caps. None are unlimited. And while we can’t say anything about their plans in the PH, they’re sure to follow the footsteps of both Globe and Smart in regards to data capping. We’re really hoping we’re wrong, but it’s more than likely that we’re not.

 

Telstra PH

4. Telstra already has a PH presence in Facebook

Many of you will probably counter our arguments with posts from Telstra’s official PH Facebook pages. That’s fine and dandy, but as of writing, the company has ZERO PH Facebook pages. This, this and this are all bogus pages, and are controlled by god knows who. How do we know? Well, we asked them, via their official, VERIFIED Twitter account:

Telstra 2

There is only one legitimate Telstra Facebook page that we know of, and it’s this. Note that this account has been verified by Facebook.

Each time you share a post from any of those pages, you’re advancing the agenda of unknown interests. In short: you’re being used.

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5. Telstra’s CEO promises to bring the fastest internet ever to the PH

The above image is a very famous image macro of Telstra’s current CEO, announcing their entry to the PH market.

First off: that’s not a quote of the Telstra CEO. The language is wrong, and feels like it was written by someone who uses English as their second language. Don’t believe us? Google the phrase, and see what you find.

Second and most important bit, that’s not Telstra’s current CEO. That’s David Thodey, Former CEO of Telstra who stepped down Febraury of this year.

This is the current CEO of Telstra, Andy Penn:

Image via the Australian
Image via the Australian

We get that people are excited at the prospect of a third mobile player in the PH. Heck, competition is always good, and even the threat of Telstra entering the market may be responsible for the sudden announcment of faster broadband internet from both PLDT and Globe. But let’s not spread fake news and propaganda. Everything you see in the internet isn’t true – a cursory Google search will show you what you need to know about Telstra, and their plans in the PH. If there’s any change, you’re certainly going to hear about it from us.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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103 Comments

  1. Not to mention that if they’d want to establish their presence here, they need to build their own infrastructure and not piggyback behind Globe and Smart. And looking at the Philippines as an archipelago, that will take time and it surely won’t be easy. Gullible Pinoys are at it again.

    1. Finally!!!
      Someone with the same mind…
      Pinoys should research and study the Communications Infrastructure MORE!

      1. Someone with the same mind? lol i wont argue with your logic.

        However let me just cite an example.
        Telstra is covering almost entirely the continent of Australia.
        Do you really think that before they make any plans or step they dont have feasibility studies to support it?

        If they can cover a whole continent, don’t you think they need to upgrade their current infrastructure to compete?
        The point is, they already have enough expensive “outdated” equipment that could still be competitive here in PH. That would serve as their initial infrastructure for comms.

        Also, there’s a lot of towers they can piggyback on (not just telcos), or they can afford their own.

        There are still a lot of things i can point out, but like I said I dont want to argue with your logic.

        1. Almost entirely the entire continent? Serioulsy..
          https://www.telstra.com.au/coverage-networks/our-coverage

          I’m not really in agreement with the previous commenters but I would not bash them with “facts”.

          While it’s good that we will have another competitor on board, I would still not want to get my hopes up. Autralian internet is only a little better than what we have here and mind you, Telstra is not the top provider there.

          http://au.pcmag.com/networking/36536/news/fastest-isps-2015-australia

          Also, here are some fun articles you might want to read up on regarding Australian internet.

          http://www.businessinsider.com.au/australian-telcos-dont-want-their-internet-speeds-to-be-monitored-2015-9

          http://www.smh.com.au/business/accc-pushes-for-consumer-internet-speed-test-telcos-arent-keen-on-the-idea-20150911-gjkakd.html

          So yeah.., no need to point out other things, keep your “facts”.

          1. LOL @Extra Spicy. Of course Telstra’s coverage is concentrated on certain parts of the continent. Why would Telstra service uninhabited parts of the continent aka the outback?

        2. Uhm… I’m not sure about the relativity of this example. It is understandable that many were frustrated to have a decent and competitive internet connection and upon saying competitive, it is entirely describes all types of connection such as 3G/4G wireless, ADSL, DIA, IP Transit, etc.

          On the logic given by lolwut, I think he’s just missing some keypoints but in layman’s term, it can be understand what he means.

          Just to clear it up, Telstra is another good addition for the current telco players, however; establishing their presence here at PH is not that just simple like a certain product that you can get off the shelf of grocery.

          It may take at least 2 years for Telstra to fully compete with the current local telcos and this 2 years was specifically for mobile broadband only. With this, it is clear that their still not competitive enough for the 2 local telcos mainly because there’s a missing wired connection services such as ADSL, DIA, IP Transit.

          In order for them to become a fully competitive one against the two, they have to invest by putting up their very own “Network Infrastructure/Network Backbone” here at PH. And this is very clear that it won’t be easy as everyone like it to be. For them to get par with the 2 local telcos by putting their very own network backbone (talking about for the wired services), it may take them at least 4 to 7 years to fully cover the entire PH.

          That’s why the 2 local telcos answered “Bring it on” because it is very clear that they were ahead in terms of network infrastructures (Towers, Coaxial Lines, Fiber Optics). And oh, Telstra is quite popular but the partner of Globe on their venture was popular as well (Talking about Singtel), I’m not saying that Globe couldn’t be beaten but what I’m saying here is that they do also have the capabilities to further invest on something.

          But yes, Telstra have a strong asset on their back which is the one that they have acquired last December 2014 which is PACNET LTD. the largest operator of sub sea cable system within Asia Pacific. However; they would be able to fully utilize this sub sea network if their going to put up their own network infrastructures at PH like what PLDT, Globe, and other local telcos have done.

          Oh by the way, before you shoot out on my reply, the gaming company that we have established here at PH, we are a Tier 1 subscriber (direct subscriber of PACNET LTD.) and the services we got from them is “DIA” (Direct Internet Access) however; even though that our biller is PACNET, our connection still do have a “LOCAL LOOP” provider which is “Radius Telecom” of Meralco owned by MVP. PACNET LTD. which is now Telstra is the one paying the services of the local loop provider.

          Therefore; I think with my answer, it is quite clear now. Oh, and sorry for the shots that was fired.

          1. Eastern Communications (formerly Eastern Telecoms) is a good starting point. San Miguel Corp owns it.

          2. @Nang My whole school uses Eastern Coms and I can say it sucks at speeds but it has a better routing than Globe.
            Haven’t ran a speedtest on it though.

        3. Indeed. These idiots who think they know a lot about TELCOS after researching on Google. I worked for Optus as my first job and they are the direct competitors of TELSTRA but is just 2nd in AU. And I can say that TELSTRA can deliver. Philippines is a very small archipelago for them not to be able to cover. Funny these trying-hard idiots are either butt-hurt or are personnel from either Smart/Globe/PLDT/BayanTel desperate in trying to keep their customers. LOL.

  2. having tried Sky, Globe, Sun (before merging with Smart), Smart/PLDT, I would say bring it on! I’ll subscribe to them no matter what, and would leave my current plan even if they are just 1% better.

  3. uhm we’re not dumb. we just want smart and globe to be on their toes and actually give us the service we deserve. if telstra can aim at that, great. we are excited about the opportunity, we’re not counting the eggs ahead of time

  4. What if all that we expect from Telstra ought to be too good to be true? Consider that they are singlehandedly responsible for burdening Australia with some of the HIGHEST rates for mobile networks in the world, even worse than our rates for mobile. I mean, they could undercut the rates here, but Telstra thrived because of Postpaid, this nation is not budging from Prepaid.

    Competition normally dictates that Telstra MUST undercut to effectively compete with Smart and/or Globe here, then again, if that strictly was the case, why is the Audi A4 more expensive than the Honda Accord if the Accord is the more reliable and roomier car?

    Not hating on anyone here, nagsasabi lang ng totoo…

    1. Why is the Audi A4 more expensive than the Honda Accord hahah you got to be joking. You are on the internet and you can look it up yourself pathetic.

      1. wala kami pakialam sa honda at audi na yan…. mabilis na internet kailangan namin,, ahahaha.. impleyado ka ba ng GLOBE..? SMART? PLDT?o SUN?….

  5. i’ve heard that australia has bad net connection in some areas..
    I hope that I’m wrong. and hope that they will provide fast and stable connection without data capping.

  6. WOW GUYS… THIS IS SUPER IMPRESSIVE @ ABOVE 2,500 VIEWS PER HOUR ON THIS ARTICLE ALONE…

    THIS ONLY DRAMATIZES HOW FED UP & PISSED OFF MANY OF US WITH THE LOUSY SERVICES & THE SUPER GREED FOR MONEY OF PLDT, SMART & SUN.

    “ANY OTHER ISP BUT PLDT, SMART & SUN!!!”… THIS HAS BEEN OUR FERVENT PRAYER TO THE ALMIGHTY…

    AND OUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN PROMPTLY ANSWERED WITH THE HOPES OF HAVING TELSTRA IN THE PH !!!

    WITH PLDT, SMART & SUN, WE COULD NO LONGER REST & TRUST PAYING OUR HARD EARNED MONEY TO THESE PROVEN LIARS, CHEATS, SCAMMERS & THIEVES !!!

    IT IS SO INSULTING TO REALIZE THAT THESE ISPs WOULD RATHER RENDER GOOD SERVICE ONLY TO THE RICH SUBSCRIBERS OBVIOUSLY FOR THE SUPER PROFITS.

    WHILE FOR THE COMMON SUBSCRIBERS, ONLY BLATANT DISCRIMINATION & UTTER DISRESPECT. THEY DON’T ACTUALLY SERVE THE POOR, THEY WOULD JUST PROMISE THEM GOOD SERVICE ONLY TO STEAL AWAY THEIR PAYMENTS. AND WHEN COMPLAINTS COME IN, THEY WOULD JUST PLAY DUMB , IF NOT PLAY DEAD…

    WOW… THIS HAS BEEN THE SAME STORY OVER & OVER AGAIN.

    NOW, TELSTRA REPRESENTS ULTIMATE HOPE & SALVATION…. A HEAVEN SENT !!!

    ENOUGH WITH THE PLDT/SMART/SUN DEMONS & CRIMINALS. YOUR TIME HAS FINALLY EXPIRED. PLEASE LEAVE US ALONE. RETURN BACK WHAT YOU ALL STOLE FROM US, IF YOU STILL HAVE ANY CONSCIENCE IN YOU. WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS NO LONGER HUMAN.

    JUSTICE HAS FINALLY ARRIVED !!’

  7. Telstra is not one of the biggest telcos in australia- it is THE biggest telco in australia. and correction: the first ‘supersite’ or telstra owned call centre didnt open in manila. it opened in makati. Alphaland to be exact in 2013. how do i know? well because i joined that team. lol

  8. For those people trying to bash TELSTRA.. So, are you saying that PLDT, BayanTel, Globe, Smart, or other ISP from the Phillippines is better than TELSTRA? LOL. You’re f*ckin’ dreaming. Between all these ISP’s and TELSTRA? I’d bet all my money on TELSTRA.

    1. For me. Telstra is not that good at all…. At 100 GB bandwidth cap at the current rates of Austrailia converted to Philippines is 2K+ and at the speed of 20 mbps.. If you reach the bandwidth speed, your speed will lower to 2 mbps. 100 GB is not that big at all. I can consume 100 GB in 2 weeks…. So if they will not change there current plans I would rather stay in my current ISP….

      1. Considering the fact that I’m paying almost 2k for a lousy 3Mbps? I’ll take that over PLDC’s offering. Reaching 20Mbps for the first 100GB will feel like an absolute upgrade, and the “downgrade” speed is more or less the same speed that I’m paying now – for roughly the same price. So yes, I would take that offer any time.

  9. As if you’re so damn happy with the internet speed and service you’re getting from these providers. Have you even seen the comparison between the Internet Speed of Philippines compared to the rest of ASIA? Yeah.. I bet you haven’t.. And if you have, then I’m pretty sure you’re just turning a blind eye because you know neither of these Philippine TelCo’s / ISP’s would ever want to compete with the rest of Asia because why would they? The people here doesn’t have much choice anyway. So yeah.. Your logic sucks for defending these greedy Philippine TelCo/ISP. Waste of time explaining these things to blind fools anyways. But I’d still point it out anyways. I’m allergic to bullsh*t and idiots.. Sorry.

    1. Bakit hindi ka mag-filipino? Parang foreigner ka umasta ah? Tangina mo pala ano, ayusin mo muna punctuations mo at pagpili mo ng terms hah? Gamitin mo yung mga rules sa pagi-english hah? Ayusin mo at baka hindi kita matantsa. Di bale at ita-translate ko yan sa ingles, reply ka lang.

      1. ^That, right there, is not the correct way to answer an argument. You’re being the bigger idiot here, and honestly, the ISP’s in this country sucks ass. All I can see here is salt. So much salt.

        1. Sad, but true:
          Doubt exists in all areas of life.
          Also, one reaps what one sows. When a group of salty people show their contempt, contempt for their own salty views is returned. History is bloodied by the consequences.

  10. 1. They already have PH HQ and its located in philam life tower, also not all of the employees in their moa site works for teletech, some of them works directly to telstra international philippines inc. (TIPI) which is their in-house center.

    2. This one is right.

    3. Absolutely true, I work in their credit management department, and their plans are
    lucrative, there late are payment fees, yes there are no data capping but overages would cost you a fortune.

    4. Im not sure about this one

    5. Australia have been known for the fastest 4g in the world and Telstra is their major service provider. So I’m hoping

  11. Im usually behind news its just recently that i heard that there will be a new network company entering PH market. But i already guessed that if they do enter. It will be a trial period at first since they will only have a limited network, they may end up like sun.

  12. For people like me who’s work relies mainly via internet, the cost is irrelevant. Stability and speed is the only thing important, something neither Globe and PLDT provides. Ive been with PLDT for 7 years already, their internet got worst and worst. Globe’s internet is so irrelevant to mention(based on my experience).

  13. $1B is a meh. From an insider, PLDT spent nearly that much just for the laying of FOC to Palawan from Iloilo. Imagine the cost then building infra for the whole archipelago.

  14. it’s funny. that Telstra building is actually the Five Ecom Center at the Mall of asia complex. that Telstra logo have been there even before the Telstra craze started. i know because i’ve been working in that bldg since august. floors 7,8,9, and 10 are occupied by Teletech (my employer). 10th floor are occupied by the bosses and some US accounts but 7,8,9 are occupied by Telstra alone. with the 7th floor being the inhouse Telstra and 8 and 9 is the Telstra acct outsourced to Teletech. PS forgive my english.

  15. worked for telsra as a TSR for 2 years.
    yes may capping ang plans nila sa Australia, once reached ang speed will be downgraded (shaped account ang term nila dito) and for a fee pwedeng idisable ang capping pero this would require na iupgrade ang plan to avoid capping, most likely they will offer wireless services muna since wala silang backbone to start fixed line dito sa pinas. and competitor nila sa Australia is Optus which is part ownde by Singtel which is also part owner ng Globe. hehehe 🙂

  16. Regardless if what plans they have, it is a welcome sight to have new local competition.

    Besides, the mareklamong “masa” only use free FB and unlimited promos yet only whine themselves all the time.

  17. aside telstra having a telstra Global infra in the PH for corporate office… have work with telstra before a TSR, activations, T-box and such… yep yung capping nila kadalsan reklamo ng user….100GB not enough daw… pero yes the speed of the ADSL is 20mbps… but for 4g average of 6mbps (2013) 😀

  18. The telstra/smc deal is nearly certain. In fact eastern/liberty is already pirating the guys from the other telcos with offers upto 3x salary. Let’s just hope they wont have the old/backwards people from PLDT/globe at the helm.

  19. PLDT,
    SMART &
    SUN

    THEY ARE ALL ONE & THE SAME DEVIL FROM HELL…

    IN FACT, THEY ARE THE GREATEST OF LIARS, THIEVES & SCAMMERS !!!

    THEY WOULD ALL LIE ABOUT HOW GOOD THEIR SERVICES JUST TO GET YOU HOOKED… THEN YOU’RE DEAD !!!

    WHEN YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT POOR SERVICE, THEY WILL BLAME EVERYTHING & EVERYONE ELSE EXCEPT THEIR OWN LOUSY SYSTEM.

    WHEN YOU FOLLOW UP COMPLAINTS, ITS EITHER ALL YOU GET ARE BROKEN PROMISES OR YOU’LL EVENTUALLY REALIZE, ALL ALONG, THAT YOU’VE BEEN TALKING TO THE DEAD. ;-/

    SHOULD YOU FAULT IN PAYMENTS, THEY’LL BUG YOU BIGTIME, SHORT OF SENDING YOU DEATH THREATS !!!

    ALL THEY ARE AFTER IS YOUR PRECIOUS MONEY, TO HELL WITH GOOD SERVICE !!!

    THEY ARE CAPABLE OF DOING EVERYTHING,
    EXCEPT RENDER CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.
    GIVEN THAT THE LATER IS NEVER PART OF THEIR CORPORATE MISSION…

    I WISH THAT I WERE PROVEN WRONG
    BUT NTC WAS NEVER CAPABLE OF REPRIMANDING NOR CORRECTING THESE ERRING & ABUSIVE TELCOS.
    BECAUSE IF THEY WERE SO, THEY WOULD HAVE DONE SUCH A LONG LONG TIME AGO.

    THIS CURRENT LOUSY NTC IS ALREADY A SURE KISS OF DEATH FOR MR.MAR ROXAS…

    THEREFORE, ALL YOU GUYS OUT THERE WHO HAVE FALLEN VICTIMS TO THESE LOUSY ABUSIVE TELCOS, WE DEFINITELY KNOW NOW WHO NOT TO VOTE FOR AS PRESIDENT IN 2016.

    TO : MR. MAR ROXAS,

    YOUR PRESIDENCY IN 2016 REST UPON TURNING THESE DEMONIC TELCOS INTO HEAVEN SAINTS…

    OTHERWISE, YOU’LL DEFINITELY FALL WITH THEM INTO THE ABYSS…

    AND WE WILL ALL MAKE SURE THAT THIS HAPPENS. ;-/

    1. ahahahah.. di daw kinakabahan, ikaw hindi, pano ung nagpapatakbo..? ahahahaha.. baka ikaw rin mawalan, tas lumipat ka sa TELSTRA…..

  20. Please correct the article above about the data cap. It’s still unlimited however if you go over the data cap, your connection will just going to be slow.

  21. You should know that there are direct hired people. We work directly for Telstra, and are not from third party contractors like Teletech. Telstra International Philippines Incorporated is in IT Park, Cebu. We are not a BPO but it’s a call center catering to Telstra Customers

  22. LOL… THIS IS A BLOG EITHER FROM SMART, GLOBE or PLDT..???
    Kasi wala nang rerenew ng plan skanila or mgpakabit ng intenet plan.. Coz people now are waiting for this TELSTRA.

  23. LOL… THIS IS A BLOG EITHER FROM SMART, GLOBE or PLDT…. nyaha!
    Kasi wala nang rerenew ng plan skanila or mgpakabit ng intenet plan.. Coz people now are waiting for this TELSTRA.

  24. Yung PLDT Ultera naming ubod ng bagal, medyo bumilis na ngayon HAHAHA! Natakot ata sa NTC, nakakanood na ako ng mga HD YouTube videos na may konting buffer nalang. Pero pag naging sure na ang TELSTRA dito sa PH, wala namang masama siguro pag sinubukan… Ang problema lang ay baka sumikat masyado at sobrang dami na ang gumamit, baka bumagal din.

  25. WOW NAMAN…

    HIYANG HIYA NAMAN KAMI SA PLDT/SMART/SUN…

    NOW THAT THE FUTURE OF THEIR BUSINESSES ARE ALREADY THREATENED WITH THE PH ENTRY OF TELSTRA AY “MAGAAYOS NA DAW SILA NG SERBISYO NILA”
    REALLY ???… HAVE YOU ALREADY RUN OUT OF LIES, SCAMS, GIMMICKS & CELEBRITY ENDORSERS ???

    WOW ANG PA-PLASTIC NAMAN NILA !!!

    KAPAG PERA NA TALAGA ANG NAKATAYA TAKOT NA TAKOT NA SILA !!!

    WALANG KA KUPAS KUPAS ANG PAGKA-GAHAMAN NILA SA PERA!!!

    NOW THEY ARE SUCCUMBING TO THEIR OWN SELFISH GREED !!!

    THEIR LYING, CHEATING, STEALING & SCAMMING HAS TOTALLY BACKFIRED. THEY ARE NOW EXTREMELY HORRIFIED & HAUNTED BY THE GHOSTS THAT THEY CREATED THEMSELVES.

    TO ALL THE READERS: WITH THE SUPER HIGH RATE OF VIEWS TO THIS ARTICLE, THE AWARENESS, THE PREFERENCE & THE CONVICTION TO END THEIR CURRENT SUBSCRIPTIONS & SWITCH TO TELSTRA HAS SOARED TO GREAT HEIGHTS !!!

    PLDT / SMART / SUN ONLY KNOW THIS SITUATION TOO WELL & THEY ARE NOW TOO AFRAID !!!

    DEFINITELY, THEY KNOW QUITE WELL THE TEMPERAMENT OF THE FILIPINOS THAT WHEN PUSHED TO THE LIMIT WE ARE CAPABLE OF UNITING AGAINST THE SOURCE OF PAIN & DISCONTENT, AS IN THE EDSA REVOLUTION… DI BA?

    THEY ARE ALL NOT SO ACCUSTOMED TO THIS KIND OF THREAT TO THEIR BUSINESSES.
    THIS THREAT DEFINITELY MAKES THEM ALL WEARY !!!

    EVERYONE, LET ALL OUR VOICES BE HEARD & WELCOME TELSTRA WITH OPEN ARMS… 🙂

  26. Ganun ka frustrated ang mga Filipino netizens that they’re grasping at straws… at something, anything that will give them a better alternative to local services. Part of me was hoping this wasn’t debunked para matakot ang PLDT into providing better service. Pero too late. Debunked na. Balik na ulit ang PLDT with their complacent ways, taking advantage of their customers.

  27. Internal testing of prepaid services of “BellTel” (Telstra-SMC partnership) in December 2015… Public rollout next year…

  28. FOR US SUBSCRIBERS, FOR THE LONGEST TIME, WE HAVE ALREADY BEEN DECEIVED, LIED TO, CHEATED, SCAMMED & ROBBED BY PLDT / SMART & SUN.

    AND TO MANY MORE, WE HAVE HELPLESSLY DEALT WITH THIS SITUATION WITHOUT ANY HOPE NOR RECOURSE.

    NOW IT’S ABOUT TIME THAT WE TAKE THE LEAD TO CREATE & TO ALLOW THE MUCH NEEDED CHANGE TO HAPPEN.

    THIS WILL ONLY BE POSSIBLE IF WE ALL UNITE WITH OUR ARMS CLINCHED & SHOUT WITH ONE VOICE TO DEFEAT THE TYRANNY BESETTING THE LOCAL INTERNET SERVICE SCENE.

    WITH OPEN ARMS & AN OPEN MIND LET US ALL WELCOME TELSTRA TO THE PH.

    IT WILL DEFINITELY BE COSTLY & TEDIOUS FOR TELSTRA TO SETUP SHOP IN THE PH, SO LET US ALL HELP, STAY POSITIVE & DO OUR SHARE TO MAKE THIS A REALITY FOR EVERYONE.

  29. Kahit pa anong pagtalunan nyo dyan isa lang ang kalalabasan magiging mabenta ang CELLPHONE NA MAY TRIPLE SIM tama mali?

  30. Mr. Writer, you said “Everything you see in the internet isn’t true…”, which is different from “Not everything you see on the internet is true.” Sabi ng friend kong grammar nazi…

  31. SA
    PLDT / SMART / SUN :
    “LAGLAG SIGNAL” AT
    “TANIM SAMA NG LOOB”
    PARA SA MGA SUBSCRIBERS !!!

    HIYANG-HIYA NAMAN KAMI SA INYO !!!

    1. ganun ba!
      bakit ano ba meron sa research mo?
      meron ba?
      aber nga ano meron?
      dapat yung bago
      baka luma din yan
      at mapahiya ka din lang ehhh…
      cge nga aber!

  32. Sigurado ba tayo na talagang mas maganda ang magiging mga offer ni Telstra? Porke’t foreigner mabilis maniwala na mas-okay sila? Hay nako, basta ako, matagal nang happy sa telco ko, kahit ba pagpasok ng Telstra, hindi ko kelangan lumipat.

  33. Bakit ako susubscribe sa Telstra kung mga importanteng tao sa buhay ko matagal nang naka-Globe? Dito na ako, inaalagaan naman kami e.

  34. Pag lumabas ang mga promo at offer nila at lalabas na mas mahal pa nga ang bigay ng Telstra, kayo din ang magsisisi kasi umasa kayo, haha! Dito na ako sa kilala ko, loyal sila sa akin kaya loyal din ako sa kanila.

  35. uhm Telstra is the biggest telco in Australia. not just one of the biggest, they have the most number of customers cause they manages telco infrustructures in Australia alongside their government

  36. So how can TELSTRA actually give us cheaper rates if hindi parin subsidized ng gobyerno and pag papagawa ng infra? Hmmmm ano yun selfless lang sila?

    1. Ok na yung SELFLESS !!!

      Huwag lang yung SELFISH na PLDT SMART SUN !!!
      Buhay pa sila pero sinusunog na mga kaluluwa nila sa impyerno !!!

  37. Guyss kindly check this link a message from TELSTRA SUCKKS!!

    -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR7qGXo2VEY
    -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhTBeyZy_Dk

  38. SA SUN BROADBAND

    LAGLAG SIGNAL NA

    TANIM SAMA NG LOOB PA

    SA MGA SUBSCRIBERS

    NAGBABAYAD NAMAN SILA ON-TIME

    PERO WALA PA RING MAAYOS NA SIGNAL.

    MAG- COMPLAIN MAN SILA

    PERO PARANG WALA RIN

    KUNDI BINGI O TULOG AY

    PATAY MALI LANG ANG SERVICE.

    KAPAG BAYARAN NA

    HUWAG KANG PAPALYA

    KUNDI UUSIGIN KA

    KULANG NA LANG

    DEATH THREATS MAKAKUHA KA.

    HAYOP KA SUN BROADBAND

    MAMAMATAY KA RIN

    BUHAY KA PA PERO

    KALULUWA MO NASA IMPYERNO NA.

    HIYANG HIYA NAMAN KAMI SA IYO

    KAPWA MO PILIPINO

    INAARGABYADO MO

    MUKHA KANG PERA

    PUT**G IN* MO !!!

  39. GUSTO NINYO BA
    MAGING MIYEMBRO
    NG SAMAHAN NAMIN ?

    SIMPLE LANG ANG PARAAN…
    MAG-SUBSCRIBER LANG AGAD KAYO
    SA SUN BROADBAND PLAN.

    AT SIGURADO…
    SA MAIKLING PANAHON LAMANG
    AY MABUBUWISIT NA AGAD KAYO !!!

    MABAGAL ANG SUN SIGNAL
    MAG- COMPLAIN MAN KAYO
    WALANG RING MAAAYOS !!!

    KAPAG BAYARAN NA’T PUMALYA KA
    SIGURADONG UUSIGIN KA
    FEELING MO PINAGBABANTAAN KA !!!

    HINDI MAGTATAGAL AY
    MALAMANG SUSURENDER KA NA !!!

    TULOY, MATAPOS NUN
    SA SOBRANG INIS MO
    SIGURADO AY MAIISIP MONG
    SUMAPI SA AMIN !!!

    GUSTO MO ???

  40. I’m from Australia and I can tell you know that Telstra is number one telco here.

    They have 50% more mobile subscribers compared to the closest OPTUS whom is just starting to get to parity compared to Telstra.

    Telstra has the advantage because they have more spectrum and they also have a much bigger 3G based compared to OPTUS.

    Still OPTUS continues to spend money and Telstra got a shock which spurred it on to invest more money into its network.

    Overall Telstra is faster.

    Don’t worry Telstra I assume will make your mobile broadband much faster than what you currently have.

    But of course I guess that depends on many factors which I would understand or try to understand.

    Telstra don’t give you much data herein lies the catch !!!

    Once a consumer here (Australia) reaches his or her data limit she is charged per MB over that threshold and I can assure you its expensive.

    Consumers here have had huge bills which would be terrifying for the average Filipina and I means big like $6000 AU (201,000 ph) and even higher.

    When I first bought a Telstra dongle (SMART stick) the speed on Telstra mobile network was phenomenally fast – for example I loaded up 4 or 5 100 MB files and no bullshit they downloaded in under 10 seconds (IIRC). It was so fast I actually looked to see if I had started the downloads not realising it had already finished !!! From that time on the speed seemed to slow down but it was and I assume is still sporadically very fast.

    Telstra’s arrival will bring some good changes which are badly needed I assume what will happen is there will be a mass migration to Telstra/ … network and Globes own network will get faster because the load of millions of consumers will be transferred to Telstra’s / … network.

    So Smart and Globe had better pull their finger out and adopt real 5G as soon as it is released.

    Let it happen because you will see how wonderful the speed increases are instead of waiting you’ll suddenly get full HD videos or maybe 4K videos for those that can afford the data.

    Just wait till you see music video in beautiful 2K on your high end smart phone and maybe you might see it in 4K if Samsung releases it on the S9 or Note 6 or 7.

    Don’t fight it bring it on !!!

    The world is changing rapidly some good some bad don’t stifle technology because otherwise your going to get left behind.

    Cheers

    Ben. 🙂

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