Spin works in funny ways. This had slipped my mind until I was reminded of it by the Telstra apologist. Better he had said nothing. I was further reminded of it by a tale on the radio this morning.
R and I are disloyal Tesltra customers. Disloyal because we will slag them off at any opportunity. A couple of weeks ago he sent me an sms. When I saw him that evening, he was puzzled because he receive an sms confirmation sms from Telstra that the sms had been received. The text also suggested we go online to Telstra's website to find out about the confirmation sms.
We did this and it is a free Tesltra service for one month I think and then it would be charged. I am not sure by what right Telstra thinks it can default peoples phones to a new pay service, but that is what they did.
We went through his phone settings and turned the facility off on his phone and then checked mine but mine was already off. I have never touched it so I assume it was turned off by default. R's phone was turned on by default and guess what is the brand of his phone? Yep, Telstra.
Of course, if you ignore the Telstra sms and don't investigate further, and many won't, you will pay for those confirmation sms.
Just another reason why Telstra hating is such a national sport.