Telstra Reports 2 Million HSDPA Subscribers

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Australia's Telstra has announced that Next G (HSDPA) subscriber numbers have moved well past two million as at the end of November 2007 while also unveiling new features on Next G handsets to help customers make the most of internet features on their phones.

Later this week, Telstra will be removing browsing charges within its popular BigPond Mobile Home and Today tabs - providing free access to selected content such as news, weather, sports scores and much more for Next G and 3G customers.

Telstra Consumer Marketing and Channels Group Managing Director, Mr David Moffatt, said that in just over a year more than two million Australians had embraced the Next G network for its unrivalled speeds, great coverage and features that extend well beyond traditional calling and SMS.

"The customer base is currently growing around 250,000 per month and in the last two months we have surpassed the two million mark.

Customers accessing third party web sites through the BigPond Mobile portal (or by inserting website addresses into their mobile browser) can either pay for browsing as they go or by purchasing a Browsing Pack.

Comparative figures from the Mobile World show that at the end of September, the operator was estimated to have a total of 9.3 million customers, so their HSDPA users represent around 18% of their total customer base.

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