WIRED: Computer repair man Graham Humphreys says he wouldn’t sign up to Telstra if you paid him.
WIRED: Computer repair man Graham Humphreys says he wouldn’t sign up to Telstra if you paid him. Paul Braven

Gladstone computer technician: 'Wouldn't sign up to Telstra'

TELSTRA'S free 24 hour mobile data period was a big flop for some users who complained of sluggish internet speeds throughout Sunday's free for all.

However slow internet speeds did not stop Telstra customers downloading 2,686 terabytes of data which is equivalent to 3.4 million HD movies and was 46% more than what was downloaded during Telstra's first Free Data Day.

Gladstone's Discovery Computing boss Graham Humphreys said he would not sign up with Telstra if you paid him.

"From a technicians point of view Telstra's repairs take twice as long," Mr Humphreys said.

"But [giving away free data] makes everyone feel better.

"What a lot of people don't realise is that you can get free data from Telstra anytime…you can watch free movies, TV shows and sports," Mr Humphreys said.

He said if you surfed the web using Bigpond's "unmetered sites" you could have a free data day every day.

"Telstra is unusual in that they don't really have much competition which allows them to do what they want and get away with their problems," he said.



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