Optus allowed 32 countries to call within allowable 300 minutes for some of the plan. I wonder what the user statistics shows , I believe most of the people do not use even half of their allocated minutes. If that is convenient Optus could raise the limit to 500 minutes and add more countries. It will boost and customer numbers .
I'd tend to agree, but for different reasons. I don't know to many people that call internationally reguarly but obviously I only know a very small % of that Aus population. For me personally, and the people I know, more data included would be prefereable to international minutes. Afterall, there's so many alternatives to using your telco to call internationally (skype, Voip, etc) that I'd never pay for it.
I use most on my international call minutes and 300 minutes on my plan seems right for me. These also include calls to mobiles where Skype etc. charge extra for mobile calls.
I understand the reason for the limited number of countries where these minutes apply is because of reciprical agreements.
Some other telcos have less countries where free calls are available.
Thanks for the response, I agree with you and I believe same also apply to data uses majority of people ( possibly age group more than 45 years ) hardly use more that 1 or 2 GB of data.
Telco knows that from their statistics and hence there is a competition to provide more data between different ISPs.
Therefore the request to find the statistics either from Telco or some other statutory body like Uni or ABS.
Thanks for the Contribution, that is the point not all people use either the full phone call or data allowances, if the telcos are willing to show the user statistics; then they could easily boost both the telephone and data allowances as well as add more countries.