What are you saying: Optus, Google Street View and the ACCC's proposed pricing for Telstra

From Optus' misleading ads to Google grouding the entirety of its Street View cars, everyone had plenty to say

Every week, Computerworld Australia collates all the things our readers have been saying about the news, both in the forums and in comments.

Here’s what you had to say on: Optus being ordered to correct misleading ads

“Totally agree what Marshall said. What ALL big corporations do is getting consumers confused. You only need to try to get call charges out of the telcos. Give it a try. Not easy without clicking hundred times! Their website is a maze until the consumer gives up and then the consumer just signs up. Same with the press. Someone should force them to write their rectification at the same spot and in the same big letters as their lies.” – said Steve on Updated: Judge orders Optus to correct misleading ads

Here’s what you had to say on: The ACCC pricing proposal an $18.6b hit to Telstra hip pocket

“Telstra has run the copper network into the ground, full of quick fixes and dodgy installs.” – said Jason on ACCC pricing proposal an $18.6b hit to Telstra hip pocket

Here’s what you had to say on: The release of MeeGo 1.1 for mobile phones

“N900 model can be used as Meego 1.1 device. But there is no customer support yet for N900. There are installing and flashing forums and help can be found from there.” – said Qu on MeeGo 1.1 arrives, sans tablet UI

Here’s what you had to say on: The end of Google’s Street View program in Australia

"Cars were not in action in any form’. Strange. Colleague noted Street View car driving around his suburb late last week.” – said Tom on Google: Street View cars no longer in operation in Australia

Here’s what you had to say on: Turnbull’s “bandaid solution” to the revised broadband policy: IBES’ Tucker

"Tucker agreed with Turnbull that 100Mbps aren’t currently necessary in most homes, but said thinking had to move beyond single applications.’ This is exactly the reason why copper, even when using VDSL2, will not cut it. It is the aggregated demand of running several services concurrently that is the main reason for needing to use fibre as only fibre can consistently sustain a high bandwidth, a low latency service in a multi-application service demand situation. And the future is exactly that - running several services concurrently, especially for businesses but also for the private consumer. Wireless fluctuates way too much in regards to bandwidth and latency and has concurrent user access issues and spectrum availability issues. VDSL only works reliable over high quality copper and over a relatively short distance. Otherwise it is less efficient & reliable than good old ADSL.” – said WhyDoWeNeedSealedRoad on Turnbull’s revamped broadband policy still a “bandaid solution”: IBES' Tucker

Here’s what you had to say on: Poor product and service information are common complaints against telcos

“The content of some promotional and contract material produced by suppliers is so opaque that it is hard to avoid the conclusion that it has been deliberately created to be misleading and deceptive.” – said lantana on Telco complaints due to poor product and service information: TIO

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