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Old Jan 5th 2010, 3:37 am
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Thanks will give them a call. Thought it was odd.
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I've got Sygic on mine. It was on discount one week for $59AUD so I ponied up. I think it's a great app, but it gets lousy reviews on many sites. Mind you, those are all prior to a recent massive update that added traffic updates, speed cameras and all sorts of cool downloadable goodies. I have a TomTom Go 720 in the car as well and I prefer the Sygic to the TomTom which takes a frigging eternity to lock on (five minutes start up time at best with clear skies). I had the TomTom mobile maps on my old Windows Smartphone and I thought that sucked too. I think TomTom products are the most over-rated and over-priced in the GPS market.
Actually, I have a tom tom but wanted to try something on my Phone just for the convenience. What I like about the tom tom is the way it suggests points of interest at you current location or your destination. Very handy. Dont know if others do that. But like yours, it takes ages to find a signal at first. I may need a new iphone car holder as the one I have sits down by the gear stick.
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Actually, I have a tom tom but wanted to try something on my Phone just for the convenience. What I like about the tom tom is the way it suggests points of interest at you current location or your destination. Very handy. Dont know if others do that. But like yours, it takes ages to find a signal at first. I may need a new iphone car holder as the one I have sits down by the gear stick.
Yea, I get the P.O.I.s. exactly like the TomTom, near position, near address, near destination, in city etc. Search on address or post code, etc. I have a Belkin TuneBase for the phone, which is one of the few designed specifically to work with the 3GS. works fine.
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Yea, I can get 5Gb for a fairly reasonable fee on Optus down here, but there's sweet F.A. reception round these parts. If you want a 3G connection of any sort in the regions, it's basically Telstra or nothing.
Would you mind telling me the resonable fee? What are the costs if you go over?

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Ive just got iphone with virgin and can not seam to text to the UK.
However used to be able to text to vodafone from a telstra cheapo phone!

Ive only just got my iphone so not really got any decent apps yet.

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Do you mean text or MMS? If you can't even text that's ridiculous
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I can text in Australia, but not to UK mobiles.
But daft thing is I can have a telephone call to the same UK mobile numbers!

Rang virgin and they say I should be able to text the UK mobiles if I can ring them and have a normal call.
They have passed my query on to the engineers.

Ive looked on my phone but cant see anything that is stopping the overseas texting.

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I can text in Australia, but not to UK mobiles.
But daft thing is I can have a telephone call to the same UK mobile numbers!

Rang virgin and they say I should be able to text the UK mobiles if I can ring them and have a normal call.
They have passed my query on to the engineers.

Ive looked on my phone but cant see anything that is stopping the overseas texting.

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hmm, I'd be screaming over that. I know phone providers have deals with certain phone providers and not others in some countries. The 3 network is a ball ache to text from overseas usually.

Virgin being in both countries you'd think you be no problem?

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Probably OT but have you checked that you have the numbers inputted properly? +44 (drop the zero) etc? Worth checking, every now and again I find that I have not put the international code in.
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Yes, right code as I rang the number and can get through to them.

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Last time I tried Urbanspoon there wasn't a lot of Australian content on it. Has it improved much?
It certainly has loads of content for Melbourne, has done for ages. Haven't tried it for anywhere else.
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Yes, right code as I rang the number and can get through to them.

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Yes, but you need the + not 00 to text.
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Boy are you in for a shock if/when you get to Australia !!

Just assumed everywhere gave unlimited Internet access!! Could prove expensive, cannot go 10 minutes without going online.
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Just assumed everywhere gave unlimited Internet access!! Could prove expensive, cannot go 10 minutes without going online.
Oh dear, then you will need to take out a second mortgage!!!
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Oh dear, then you will need to take out a second mortgage!!!
Try 3rd mortgage unless pound strengthens up.

Taken from my iphone 10 minutes ago, we have snow (lots).

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Just assumed everywhere gave unlimited Internet access!! Could prove expensive, cannot go 10 minutes without going online.
Yea, well unfortunately Australia is largely untouched by concepts such as competition within the broadband and mobile phone markets. Telstra are the equivalent of B.T. (a once nationalised former monopoly) and they exploit the fact that they own the infrastructure. They also operate the largest and quickest of the 3G networks and they know full well that once you get outside the cities and largest towns it's Telstra or nothing.

So yes, you're about as likely to get unlimited internet access over here as you are a white Christmas. I just use wi-fi whenever possible - since I'm usually either at work or at home, I have wi-fi most of the time. It's one of those things you have to accept, just like you will with expensive ADSL with low caps and the piss-poor telly.
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Thanks guys, got rid of the 00 and used + and it sent a text to UK!
Still a bit confused why 00 works with a phone call though on the same iphone.

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