Is Telstra Australia's best mobile carrier?

Telstra comfortably ahead of VHA in our online poll

Is Telstra's Australia's best mobile carrier? According to GoodGearGuide's readers it is, winning 38 per cent of the votes in our latest online poll.

We asked our readers "What company do you consider to be the best Australian mobile carrier?" and ran the poll for two weeks in our mobile phone section.

Telstra was a clear winner ahead of rivals Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) and Optus, which polled 23 per cent and 16 per cent respectively.

Richard Branson's Optus subsidiary Virgin Mobile racked up 15 per cent of the vote to sit in fourth place, while a further five per cent voted 'other'.

The range of quality smartphones on offer from Telstra — the iPhone 4, HTC Desire and HTC Wildfire are all sold by the telco — could be one factor. Its Next G network also has a well-deserved reputation for good speed and coverage.

Tags mobile phonessmartphonesTelcoHTC WildfireHTC DesirevhaoptusTelstra

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Omar Dabbagh

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2 Comments

Leigh Willyams

1

Only a fool would even consider joining or using this company.
I was one and within 3 days I was announching myself to Telstra's Philipine call centre as" THis is AN ANGRY CUSTOMER". I worked 20 yrs as a Telco in NZ and saw how far its services slid and I'm sorry Aussies but your's is heading into the pits of HELL and the thing that hurts the most is THEY WON'T CARE!!! SO show them and vote with your feet and take your $$$ somewhere else. They need your $$$ but you don't need their crap service.

Jason

2

Leigh you are clueless, telstra has the best 3G reception BY FAR!!
the most reliable in australia, yeh it might cost $10, $20 more for your service
But I tell you now it's worth it.

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