Telstra Hot spot

Submitted: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 17:17
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Anyone had any experience with the Telstra Hotspots in Maccas? thought it may be a cheap way of accessing the net while mobile.
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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 17:29

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 17:29
Yep, my bro and his wife took me and their new lappy for a very large coffee. Worked very well, much to the amusement of the other patrons. Its the only time I've been mistaken for a fully fledged "older geek" by some teenage girls :)))
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Reply By: motherhen - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 18:01

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 18:01
No charge for the access other than the coffee or whatever?
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Follow Up By: Penguin (NSW) - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 18:07

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 18:07
I may be wrong but I heard that you needed a Telstra account to use it.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 19:59

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 19:59
No charge but you apparently do need the appropriate account. Sorry I'm so vague, I thought we were just going for a coffee. Next thing we are on the Net !
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Reply By: Member - Russell B (SA) - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 20:02

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 20:02
Need Telstra Phoneway card to access (cheapest) 20cnet per minute no connect no minimun or monthly spend. Bought $20 worth and lasts 6 months. Great for quickies.

Actually my office is within range of one of the transmitters so can send and collect e-mails privately whilst at work.

Telstra are setting up wireless access points on all CBD public phone boxes so within 100m you can get a signal.

Regards
Russell
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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 20:08

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 20:08
If you have a Telstra mobile phone you can logon with that and the charges go on your Mobile phone account.

See here on Telstra site for details

Cheers
Muddy
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 07:55

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 07:55
Thanks for the link. It explained how I started with a coffee and ended up on the Net :)) Must get myself a decent setup, brother was travelling from Perth and he was able to check his account everywhere there was a Maccas cafe. Coolies !!
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Reply By: Willykj - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 20:39

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 20:39
Have used these Hotspots - no they are not free - as said previously there are several ways to pay - you do not need to have a Telstra A/c - just use your credit card.

I have a Telstra post paid mobile & it goes on that a/c as data use.

Willy
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Reply By: Utemad - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 20:18

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 20:18
Sounds great but the website says it has only been rolled out in Sydney and Melbourne. Wake me when it reaches Brisbane :-)
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 22:34

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 22:34
Hmmmmm.............

I looked at the Locations page on the Telstra website that I linked to in my earlier reply and counted 127 locations in QLD.

I know that Qld can be behind the times (rich coming from someone in SA I know!) but if you can't find a Maccas or Starbucks near you that has it then I would be really surprised!

I see where you went wrong though. They only have maps for Melb and Sydney. The rest of the country have to work it out from a list of locations. Either that or the people in Sydney and Melbourne need hore help in navigating!!!

Cheers
Muddy
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 13:22

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 13:22
Ok I'm wake now.................I only looked at the page with the maps :-(

I was at McDoalds this morning so I should have checked.
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