World’s fastest talker in Australia to celebrate world’s fastest technology
Chances are you won’t be able to catch a word that Fran Capo is saying when she’s in town this week, which is no surprise given she’s the world’s fastest talking woman. Capo, who holds three world records for her speedy ’gift of the gab’, has arrived in Australia this week for the very first time touring Sydney and Melbourne.
Fran is down-under to celebrate today’s in-store arrival of another world-record breaker in the speed department - BigPond’s 21 USB Mobile Card, which operates on the world’s fastest national mobile broadband network - the Telstra Next G™ network.
Fran Capo is no stranger to the Guinness World Records - she holds a record for being the world’s fastest talking female after she clocked an amazing 603.32 words in 54.2 seconds - that’s 11 words a second! So who is better to communicate the need for speed and how Australians can benefit from the BigPond 21 USB Mobile Card?
As Fran says: “I am so excited to come to Australia to celebrate the launch of BigPond’s 21 USB Mobile Card - as you can imagine I’m right behind anything that’s fast and can keep up with me, especially when we’re both Guinness World Record holders! It’s pretty cool that Australians can now access mobile content faster than ever right in their own backyard, thanks to the new world-first technology.”
Telstra Consumer Executive Director, Ms Glenice Maclellan, said customers using the BigPond 21 USB Mobile Card will be able to experience enhanced download speeds offering a raft of real and practical benefits that is only available because of the Telstra Next G™ network, a key part of Telstra’s transformation strategy.
“Telstra BigPond customers will be the winners as they will be able to experience super fast mobile broadband,” Ms Maclellan said. “The new 21 USB Mobile Card gives customers access to news, movies, music and sport in real-time, for example they can download a YouTube video of Fran Capo two times faster than the next fastest 3G device on the market!”
The sassy, fast talkin’ Fran from New York is a household name in the US, having appeared on major TV shows such as Jay Leno, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, the Late Show, Larry King Live, Entertainment Tonight, not to mention various commercials and movies during her colourful career as a stand up comedian and the world’s fastest talker.
While in Australia, Fran’s also keen to put BigPond’s 21 USB Mobile Card to the test, that is her talking speed versus its download speeds! You can catch all this and Fran in action during her two T[life]™ store visits in Sydney and Melbourne, where she will be showcasing her amazing talent alongside the new 21 USB Mobile Card technology. These promise to be highly entertaining events including a Fran vs 21 tech speed challenge, pop quiz, stand up comedy and with prizes to be won. Fran will be in Sydney from the 13-15 April, and in Melbourne from the 15-20 April.
For further information on Fran, Fran’s T[life]™ in-store visit, or to arrange an interview, please refer to media contacts below. BigPond’s 21 USB Mobile Cards are now available. Visit a T[life]™ store or BigPond for more details.
Important note to editors:
As with any wireless service, speeds are affected by many factors, such as location and customer equipment. In this case, actual customer speeds are less than 21Mbps, but customers in many CBD and metropolitan areas with the new 21 USB Mobile Card can enjoy typical speeds of 550kbps to 8Mbps. In other areas speeds experienced will typically be 550kbps to 3Mbps.
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