Your intrepid reporter braves the horde of user-generated videos on YouTube to find the best (and most amusing) content related to the nation's biggest telco, Telstra. Be prepared for infantile humour.
Telstra prank call
Young, Anglo-Saxon type man politely abuses Telstra call centre operative Elisa in Japanese. "Sorry, I can't understand what you mean," she says. "I'm just going to put you on hold for one minute, and I'll get you some assistance with that, sorry."
Telstra or Optus@Home
Video advocating users switch to Optus for their Internet needs, particularly taking Telstra to task for usage of the phrase "unlimited usage" with regards to its Internet plans.
Mike Carlton/2UE Telstra skit
This looks to have been done after Telstra moved some call centre jobs to India. "I'm on my mobile in Warragamba," an ocker voice tells a fake Indian call centre worker.
Ahmad Sabra vs Sol Trujillo for Telstra CEO job
An amusing skit of some random guy in an interview applying for the job of Telstra CEO. "What experience do you have in communications?" the interviewer asks. "Just talking on the phone," Ahmad responds.
Trujillo gets remixed
Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo gets one of his televised speeches remixed to some funky music. You'd be amazed at how the phrase "I want to make sure that ARPU sustains itself or even grows" can be turned into a song lyric.
Telecom Australian ad circa 1979
Remember Beeper the owl? He calls his mum way out in the bush. "Have to call at night more often -- you save up to half price after 6pm," he says. There are also numerous modern Telstra ads to be found on YouTube.