Got to read Telstra's fine print to see how bad it is
Data is counted for both up and down.
Extra data is Au$150/Gb! (capped at Au$300)
Some accounts 'shape' once the cap is reached (slowing you to 64Kbit/sec or dial-up speed).
Min term is 12 months and early exit is Au$360 pro rata.
That you have to have voice services with Telstra to pay the lower prices (change check box above prices).
Also note that there is no minimum speed requirement or legisltation/protection.
I have had a fault on my line (8Km from a state capital's CBD) for the last 4 years that slows me to a max speed of 1500Kbs (Telstra has refused to repair the fault, even if I pay).
Because I need to send data (faster than 256Kbit/s) I have to pay for a ADSL2+ connection (up to 20% extra).
The funny part is that these are Telstra's recent NEW IMPROVED prices!
Atkinson was voted for by less than 13,000 Australians, yet is able to block all 23 million Australians from having a full rating systems for games.
Problem is games that should be R 18+ are rated M 15+ (ie GTA) which makes it harder to use the parental controls on a console to restict access by children.
All we can hope is that either he fails to be re-elected this March (not likely)
or is not appointed AG again (not likely)
or the federal government puts some pressure on the SA governement to change his stance (not holding my breath).
And then there's the fry cooks who bought into the notion that they could make $85,000/year if all they did was get certified via this IT boot camp that costs $10,000 without realizing that you actually need work experience.
I am one of those 'fry cooks'.
I now design asset protection and safety systems based on IPCs for mining corps (inc. parts used on the new robotic trains).
If the supplier of a service you use sends you a warning that a particular part of your behaviour is unacceptable (and under the TOS you agreed to, your access may be restricted if you continue with this behaviour).
You decide to continue that unacceptable behaviour.
Why is it the supplier's fault for following through on the ban?
Why don't you have to accept responsibility for your actions / choices?
Turbine has reported a 40% growth in subscriptions since F2P.
Sounds great, but still unanswered is how much impact will the Turbine v Atari lawsuit have on the game?
[given that Turbine has said Atari must OK all new content and if Atari is correct in the audit, Atari could terminate the licensing contract.]