This came from another site so I dont know how accurate it is. Can anyone verify the info. For all Australian respondents... Telstra Phone book Hi everyone, For anyone contemplating using the Sensis directory service number, 1234, DON'T! Sensis, as you may or may not know, is a subsidiary of Telstra. The 1234 number is replacing the Telstra 12456 directory assistance number, but this time with outrageous costs attached: 40c to call the number, then 4c A SECOND! By law, Telstra have to provide a FREE directory assistance number, because they are still majority owned by the government. They choose however not to pass this number on to the public... What's the free number? 1223 USE IT! Thumbs down to Telstra for finding a way to 'charge', for a service that is supposed to be provided for free.