You Can't Be Serious David!
I worked for Telstra when it was privitised - John Howard and Get Ziggy With It convinced the Australian Public, by way of the first (T1) shares role out to buy what was their own Company and Network. That rort continued with the subsequent T2 and T3 share role out. In a mindless quick cash grab exercise, the Govt of the day flogged off the whole Telstra network and Telstra instantly became the prime "Telco Terrorist".
Unshackled from their Community Service Obligation and now a wholesaler to their competitors with a HUGE unfair advantage, they unconscionably sold what was then emerging ADSL 1 services to their competitors and ISPs at a higher price than they did to the public. Rightly so, their competitors and ISPs screamed like hell.
By the time the ACCC (Australia's toothless watch guard on such things) managed to acquire false teeth Telstra had done it's damage and secured a massive market place chunk of that (then emerging) technology.
Years down the track and into the present day we have Telcos farcically rolling out their own infrastructures - in a vast country predominated by low population areas.
Put this all together and you end up with an overall mobile coverage that is an absolute disgrace and Telstra in a position that leaved other major players like Optus and Virgin gasping for competitive air.
The only winner in this (unfortunately not a) scenario is Telstra.
Such a strong position is prime breading grounds for appointing a CEO that is completely out of touch with their customers - many of whom would much prefer to be elsewhere, if only there was any real competition.
So, Mr Thodey, I didn't buy T1,T2 or T3, I left Telstra because I was disgusted with Telstra's tactics and still am. I remain a Telstra customer ONLY for my mobile service (a reputable ISP gets my fixed line and internet service money) and ONLY because you don't have competition.
So if you think I'm going to pay you $210.00 for the "privilege" of providing a Twitter network you're dreaming!! But then, we already know that - you haven't realised yet.