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  1. jim1964

    jim1964 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Well,just moved house,semi rural.Telstra connect landline then promptly tell me there is no ADSL avaliable at my address, we are to far from the exchange.....2.4 KM.mmmmm.Anyway,5 calls and the same answer, we must use mobile broadband @$150 for 50mb,then its $10 per mb over the allowance.What are the alternatives out there>>>>>>>>> Thanks.
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Satellite or WiFi
     
  3. thatbum

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    2.4km seems doable?

    For 5 years I was 4.5km from the exchange, and cable length something like 4.9km. Talking to iinet, they were like "look we can't even guarantee anything would work at all", but got naked ADSL2 and got something like 1.2Mbs semi-reliably for those years (which is something like 280kb/s down).

    It was funny because every time we called up for a line check, the iinet rep would be like "I can't believe it even works".
     
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  4. Moych

    Moych Well-Known Member

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    You can use this website (adsl2exchanges Exchange lookup by Address) to find out where the nearest exchange is, and which ISP's are servicing that exchange, also whether there are any nodes available.

    2.4km isn't that far though, I'm 3.3km from my exchange. I did have problems getting connected until I worked out that there was a RIM set up (basically a smaller remote exchange that is connected back to the main exchange via optic fibre). Using the RIM does cost a little extra as the ISP needs to purchase the connections from Telstra (who own the RIM), but usually its only an extra $10/month. Also if this is the case, look for ADSL packages that are called "off net".
     
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  5. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    2.4km is fine, you may be on pair gain/rim which is not adsl compatible though.

    Vivid wireless have unlimited internet for $89 pm which is delivered over LTE (mobile phone network)
     
  6. jim1964

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    I am seriousy so confused,everyone at Telstra has a different excuse.
     
  7. Dan Donoghue

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    Satellite however the latency on it is pretty crap so don't expect to be playing any games across it.
     
  8. jim1964

    jim1964 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    nOT aVALIABLE.
     
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    I'm going through the same at the moment, it all makes no sense to me
     
  10. jim1964

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    My usage is around 50-80 pm, no netflix, major download etc.
     
  11. eskander

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    Optus wireless broadband is $70 for 50gb, and $10 for every 10gb after that
     
  12. vudu

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    1. OVO have some great deals on 3g/4g if available in your area. 50GB for $60 pm on the Optus network. Typically better that Telstra these days. BYOD no contract. You may wish use a speed test on a phone to confirm speeds. Couple this with a TP-Link TL-MR6400 300Mbps Wireless N 4G LTE Router to share with the family.
     
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  13. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    You have interpreted their response incorrectly. Every operator is saying *exactly* the same thing - i.e. "What you have asked is outside of my prepared script and possible customer queries so I am just going to make something up on the fly because I really don't want the customer to know I don't know" :D

    The Y-man
     
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  14. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    @jim1964 if you PM me the phone number I can see exactly why its failing
     
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  15. jim1964

    jim1964 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Interesting.Craps all over Telsta,s WB offer.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Try one of these:

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    Well that's your problem right there... you're talking to Telstra!

    Get onto an ISP that services your area... you'll get a real response & perhaps even a willingness to help! Been down the Telstra deadend path too many times to bother with them anymore.