Telstra's new automatic activation of international roaming daypass does not work at all for my use of their service. Are other people as upset as I am?
This is a particular issue with my satellite phone and the costs for me will be hugely increased.
I turn on my satellite phone daily (in Nepal usually) to see if there are any SMS messages requiring me to call Australia for my business or family. I then use SMS to respond or call in emergencies.
So say $0.75 each to receive the day's message for say 40 days = $30.00 maximum (usually there is only a message once or twice a week). Each time I turn on the phone now it will activate a $10 daypass, so a cost of $400 instead!!
Or have It got it totally wrong? How can I maintain my security in remote areas with this system?
To clarify, I insert my Telstra post-paid SIM into my Iridium phone because I am in remote areas where there is no or very limited mobile reception. I do not have a post-paid Iridium contract. I have used this system for the past 15 years without problems or great expense. If there is an emergency, then the cost is acceptable.
A similar issue arises when I am in Spain for 2 months a year, except that there I turn on my phone daily to connect to the hotel's wifi and check for SMS messages. Every time I turn it on is it going to cost me $10 with automatic activation of the international daypass? Even though I have no need to make any calls at all?
Does anyone else have this concern please?
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HI @Taghairm I can see we replied to a similar post from you yesterday
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