I have called Telstra many times because of very slow …

Comment on Telstra service horrendous, says Alice farm area resident by Tracie Hall.

I have called Telstra many times because of very slow and unusable download speeds.
I live in Heffernan Rd and trying to download a TV programme to watch or even a short DVD can be a nightmare.
Emailing can even be challenging at times! It takes for ever, if it can handle it at all.
It has stopped me being able to work from home as my boss would prefer and each time I talk to them they suggest I pay $700 to get an aerial put up that would help (but no guarantee).
I don’t own the property and my boss and I are both paying for a service that works better in a place remote like Daly Waters than it does 14km from the CBD. They can’t give me an answer as to why they charge me for the same service that people get in the CBD. Very frustrating!
NO wonder when you talk to people around town so many I have spoken to are looking at using another company that is cheaper for very much the same type of service until they fix this problem. Very frustrating that they can’t offer a better service so close to town. Every other place I know of can get great service this close to their CBD.

Recent Comments by Tracie Hall

Not all is sweet in bush bakery
Must be another “mate” of the current government.
No tender, no checks, well no worries for the selected few. Great there are now these facilities in the communities but again all paid for with tax money WE provided.
IF Mr Clark thought he had such a great business model why could he not run the business without OUR money?

Govt pays Telstra half for new outback mobile services
I still have trouble downloading a web page through wireless broadband only 14 kms south of Alice Springs’s CBD.
Isn’t there a need for better wireless coverage south of the Gap for those who have a “portable office” (after all that’s why we pay so much extra for wireless broadband rather than home phone line), especially when Kilgariff, one day, gets people living there.
So our tax money is being paid to a company that won’t even provide an acceptable service just up the road from our town. Why not look after businesses that have been paying premium amounts for a sub standard service for over 15 years.
Will the government help Telstra pay for that?

Overpass: Monument to govt. waste nears completion
Anther ridiculous waste of tax payers money that again has done nothing to inject any money into our local economy.
If it wasn’t so stupid somebody would answer questions but they just can’t justify any of it without making themselves look stupid.

Market stalwart a one woman disaster relief organisation
What a great story Erwin. And what an incredible women. Such a generous heart.
I’ll say hi next time I’m there, Maureen, and make a donation.
I’m sure what ever you decide to do with it, it will be towards a needy cause or person.
We are lucky to have people like you in our town.

Empty Mall shops price war, new IGA likely
A shop front, especially a supermarket, will be great for the top end of the mall.
What a shame the new tenants moving into the Plaza are being given such cheap rents when the poor businesses that have been trying to “tuff it out” over the years for so long have been paying premium amounts.
With one business about to open up there I s’pose we should expect him to get cheap rents … or was that free for a certain period, considering who his partner is. As always in this town “it’s not what you know but whom”.

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