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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Gockie, 29th Sep, 2016.

  1. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Hi,
    I've got Dodo internet at one of my places and apparently the $64.80 monthly internet (believe it's ASDL 2 plus) (50GB peak and off peak) is going to be $70 per month from next month. I didn't get any notice of this either, they just told me when I was querying the current price. This is in West Ryde, can anybody tell me of a provider who will do the same for a more competitive price?

    Edit: I went onto iSelect and "my net Fone" came up with the most competitive price and with heaps more data. I'm going to call them first.
     
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  2. Dan Donoghue

    Dan Donoghue Well-Known Member

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    I'm with TPG, $59.99 a month for unlimited. Never had a problem with them.
     
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  3. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Check how long until NBN arrives at your place.

    I can't comment on other providers. I'm with Dodo and I've been happy. They have been excellent on support. I was with them on ADSL2 and now NBN.

    I'm surprised that $5pm is a big deal however.
     
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    Just like increasing departure tax to $60 from $55. A real disincentive to coming to Australia.
     
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  5. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    I've always found TPG and iinet to be good quality and reasonably priced.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
  6. balwoges

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    I am with bigpond, have been ever since I began using the internet - when I moved to Lake Macquarie earlier this year it was NBN or nothing so pay $120 per month, $20 for higher speed, some teething problems but so far its good.
    The expense I justify because I dont have a smart phone just one of those cheap mobiles that lets me have unlimited phone and text messages @ $30 per month :D
     
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  7. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Just wondering about the line speed you've chosen. That price appears to be for the fastest speed (100/40). I use 25/5 and find it quite adequate for streaming and uploading photos. I assume it's for one of your Airbnb properties- otherwise the tenant would be paying. It's $20pm cheaper for 25/5 than 100/40. Most tenants may be happy with 12/1, probably OK for streaming- a bit of a pain for uploading holiday snaps but doable.

    I don't know if you're in contract. It's cheaper to be in a 2 year contract than month by month.
     
  8. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Yes I went month to month because I'm not sure how long i'd need the service! So its an additional $10 a month that I was paying.
     
  9. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member

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    I have iinet in one of my Airbnb flats. It's $59pm.
    With the flat I just rented out, I didn't bother with the internet and made it clear that I would not be providing it. It's not just the cost, but if something goes wrong it becomes an issue, so I opted to not offer it.
     
  10. Biz

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    speed > price

    I had iinet for ages, constantly I was complaining about the slow speed I was getting, they said it was the exchange and nothing i could do about it which I accepted for now. In the end I changed all my business stuff over to Commander so did they home line and internet at the same time. Night and day difference. I was only getting around 3-4mbs downloads with iinet but it is around 10-12mbs with Commander.
     
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    +1 I used the same plan from TPG when I was on ADSL2+. Good value, never had a drop-out that I can remember.
     
  12. Perthguy

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    $70 is expensive. I would check Exetel. They do 50GB peak/50GB off peak for $40/mth. I have been with them for years and happy with the service.

    I think it's more like $30pm. I know its not the end of the world but why waste $30pm if you don't need to? ;)
     
  13. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I think its the building.... only a few service providers will provide internet there. I think the reason is only Telstra has capacity? The block next door, in the same strata complex can get more internet options.
    Ps. Apparently NBN is not scheduled to come for at least 3 years....
     
  14. MsAli

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    Facing the same with Optus. Considering moving and this is cable
     
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    Sorry. That's NBN prices.

    ADSL2 needs a connection to the exchange. Not all providers have that connection. I thought I was stuck with ADSL because Optus told me it wasn't available- until I found out that other providers did have the connection available. Your options perhaps may be limited.

    I was comparing the before ($65) and after ($70).
     
  16. Mumbai

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    I have optus cable have nothing but amazing service. I get consistent speeds @50-60mbps.
     
  17. Perthguy

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    Perhaps. I was going to link you to adsl2exchange but if that is the case it might not be helpful. Might be worth a check. Put in your phone number and click Equipment Providers

    NBN and ADSL2+ Broadband Exchange Information - Search and compare broadband Internet plans for NBN, ADSL, ADSL2, Naked DSL
     
  18. RPI

    RPI Property Lawyer, Town Planner Business Member

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    I always had iinet and never a problem.

    For business grade I'm moving to TPG 400mbs up and 400mbs down symmetrical fibre. $499 a month with $2k install on a 2 year contract. We are about to be running more than 30 VOIP phones from that location so need the speed.
     
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    the perks of living in the city (Sydney) is that you get fibre to the building...Wondercom (a TPG subsidiary) getting closer to the advertised 100mbps down.
     
  20. MsAli

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    Wow. ...we keep getting told its the exchange they are upgrading !