Telstra - meaning the people who run it and work in it....
It's one of the fucking worst companies EVER, that I have had to do business with.
When I dumped them and went to another service provider... they then put the EX customers on a hassle plan to make them sign up. And they do these calls every three months and they keep on doing it every three months... even after you tell them to fuck off and not ring your number again.
And their re-recruit the EX customers calls are typical corporate moron bullshit calls... their offers are the worst and most expensive on the market, and they know you went to another provider, that is doing 3 to 5 times the data at 1/3 the price and they make an offer of delivering the same services at the same price, that was so bad and such a rip off - which were the grounds for sacking them the last time...
Like "Oh Duh" .
The last time I got one of these idiot calls, my answer came to this, "Can you match or beat the prices and plans that I am currently getting?" (usually 1/3 to 1/4 of Telstras prices)
"Then what are you ringing me for?", followed by, "I fired you, meaning this corporation, because of the blatanly rip off prices and extremely bad service - and you can't or won't match the better service providers prices and standards of service - so why are you ringing me up to waste my time with your bullshit offers?"
I close the deal with, "Take my number off your list of people to call - and never ring me again - OK."
3 months later, another idiot customer re-recruitment call.....
"Hi...... Who is the national sales manager? Ohhh OK.....Can you forward this message to Mr So and So, your Australian sales manager, "I have asked you not to call me again and to take my number off your list for the "recruitment of ex customers" drive. It hasn't been done. The next time you call me, you can tell him that I will be coming to his place at a time that suits me, probably about 2 or 3am, and I will be knocking on his door, and I will be telling him in no uncertain terms, to fuck off and never call me again."
This seems to be the ONLY way that these arseholes take the hint.
The bullshit, the lying, the ripp off prices, the scams and the covering ups, and the totally bullshit service...