Telstra Document -Reply
Wed, 6 Nov 1996 16:48:50 +1100
At 02:24 PM 06/11/1996 +1000, Michael Baczynski wrote:
>Came across a news clipping from today's Sun-Herald (pg 13) titled
>"Telstra in new Internet push". Claims that Telstra is intending to set up a
>190 number for casual access to the Internet at $4.20 per hour. Anybody
>out there have any further information on the document?
This I find quite amazing, as Telstra quite strongly refused to consider
allowing businesses to use 1900 for internet/bbs type applications. Now
that it suits Telstra it seems that the objections have disappeared.
(I understand Telstra didn't want 1900 to follow the same 'grubby' road
that 0055 did and therefore was concerned that 1900 being used for data
could allow unsavoury content to pass to users. Telstra currently vet
1900 services to ensure content meets certain critera eg: sex lines are
I wonder how limited any such 'casual' access to the net might be.