Found this article on the web today, about time eh original article here

elstra to revamp iPhone plans
Suzanne Tindal and Joseph Hanlon,
31 July 2008 03:00 PM
Tags: iphone, telstra, plan, data, optu, telco
Telstra is expected to shortly announce a rejig of some of its iPhone plans, increasing the amount of data customers will be able to download without incurring excess fees, in the wake of Optus’ success in the market.

The price of data on the iPhone on Telstra has been touted as the most expensive on the market, leading to long lines outside Sydney’s central Optus store a week after the device’s launch, while Telstra headquarters remained crowd free.

Telstra is expected to remedy this situation this afternoon, increasing the data quota on some of its plans.

Sources have said that the telco didn’t have long enough to nut out its plans and make them competitive in the time between them getting the iPhone late June and selling it on 11 July. also understands the telco has experienced a high level of porting, with people simply getting the phone, unlocking it via third-party hacks and moving to other carriers.

The drawcard for Telstra was supposed to be the free access to Wi-Fi at hotspots through the city, but even this freebie has attracted some annoyance on Whirlpool forums.


Today I needed to pop and get a sick-note for my gastro that I have been experiencing of late, to much info I know. However the only Dr that I could find that could see me today was down in Port Melbourne. Great.So off i went on a train to the city, which was nice as it gave me a chance to chill out and listen to some music on the iPhone, something that I don’t normally have chance to do as I ride everywhere. The weather was great, not to cold and certainly not to warm. Took a few pics in the City which was nice and then off I went on a tram to Port Melbourne.
To easy a short wait at the Medical Center meant I walked away with the necessary paperwork to enable me to have the rest of the week off to rest and get my strength up after feeling pretty weak and dehydrated.

Great tram ride back to the City and the Train was also great as well. Sometimes I really do wish I worked in the city, public transport is kinda refreshing after spending your days riding 3 hours a day to get back and forth to work. Only down side is I would be one seriously fat bastard if I didn’t ride.

Also my beloved car was sold this afternoon, had the bitch for 3 and a half years, hardly ever drove it these days but still a bit upsetting.

Mobile Me Review

July 29, 2008

SMH review of mobileme

Review: Mobileme
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David Pogue
July 28, 2008

MobileMe: services used to be called .Mac.

Price $119 a year
Rating 4.5 out of 5

Apple’s new MobileMe service is an overhaul of a suite of internet features that used to be called .Mac and was a sort of motley, unfocused service. MobileMe, however, has a much clearer mission that solves a much clearer problem.

It’s meant to keep email, calendars, address books and web bookmarks on all your computers – Macs, Windows PCs, iPhones and iPod touches – synchronised in real time. It works by storing the master copy of all this information on the internet. When your machines are online, they connect to the mother ship and update themselves. When you edit an address on your iPhone, you’ll find the same change in the address book on your Mac and Outlook on your PC. If you send an email reply from your PC at the office, you’ll find it in your sent mail folder on the Mac at home.

It’s true that MobileMe’s debut was a disaster. There were bugs, glitches and error messages for days, making it one of the most ham-handed launches in Apple history. But once you’ve got it working, MobileMe’s magic is impressive. Make a change on your Mac, watch it appear on your iPhone and your PC. There’s also a fourth place where you can work with your data: on the web.

At, Apple has built attractive and ad-free online versions of your address book, calendar, email program and photo-organising programs. These have the fluidity and shortcuts of desktop software. You can drag and drop messages into email folders, flip through photos with the mouse, drag vertically to create appointments on your calendar’s timeline, hit the enter key instead of clicking OK with your mouse, and so on.

Despite its rocky start, MobileMe stands to solve a messy problem for many people. Anyone who owns more than one computer or smartphone is already familiar with the dread of having out-of-sync data. It’s also great to know that the latest versions of your life’s most important databases (mail, appointments, address book) are always backed up in a place that’s safe from fire, flood or theft.

Couldn’t believe this when I watched it, tell me what you think

Dexter’s Back

July 29, 2008

Few Items for sale

July 27, 2008

I’m selling a few items to help fund my trip back to Perth, they are

Gordon Ramsey The F word Series 1 – 18 bucks inc postage
Sony PS2 – complete with power lead, controller and 
memory card + GT4 and F12003 make an offer

Whats in the bag.

July 26, 2008

A few months ago, I did a what’s in the bag photo.  I really like these pics, just a random picture of what you have in your bag at any given time.  So here we go an update to “what’s in the bag”.

Todays bag is a Crumpler Seedy Three, a large messenger bag from Crumpler.  Its waterproof, very strong and very very comfy.  Bought from Ebay around 6 months ago it has been my daily bag for riding to work rain or shine.  Nothing gets wet, clothes and tech gadgets remain safe and put it simply I love it.  So what’s on the bag today :-

Express post envelope (just incase)
Tire Leavers/puncture repair kit
Bike Gloves 
Keys with 4gb USB key
How to lose friends and alienate people , Toby Young awesome book
16gb White iPhone, with iPod ear phones
Red Head tube, for cold rides
Not much in there today really, usually also have spare clothes etc for work.