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  1. jins13

    jins13 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Due to having constant issues with obtaining ADSL internet access in Baulkham Hills with excuses ranging from pair issues, no vacant ports, technology limitation and etc (really should go to the telecommunication ombudsman), considering Vividwireless technology which would provide me with 4G connection. I wouldn't be able to commence a professional career as a gamer but def can use netflix and internet searches if the speed is spot on.

    Just wanted to see if anyone have used them before? Was thinking of going on a 24 month contract and if it's no good within 14 days, can exercise my option to cancel.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    What upload/download speeds are they proposing?
    Which carrier are they using for the 4G?
    How is your mobile coverage for this carrier?
    How many of that carrier's towers are around you? Linky
     
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    Thanks for the link, seems like there are quite a few 4G towers near me which is looking pretty good.

    From reviews, it's avg 8 to 10 mbps. They are using the WiMax technology and was bought out by Optus.
     
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    Bought the modem on the long weekend and experiencing internet speed on par with ADSL speed. Recommend it for people that may have issues with their internet provider or struggling to get available Port or Pair issues.

    Ended up on the $89 unlimited package.
     
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    mikey7 Well-Known Member

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    Is it portable? Like could you put it in a backpack and take it around australia with you?
     
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    I have the $89 package too. We have extremely poor ADSL where we are that drops out very often and use the Vivid as our back up service and take it with us when we go to our other property to visit.
    The one thing we have found is that if you are downloading torrents (of questionable legality) it slows right down but is fine for streaming legit stuff.
     
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    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    I have the bigger machine as it has better signal rather than some of the small dongle ones
    Modem
    We just unplug it and take it to our other house and plug in again
     
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    I have the exact same one and yes, I find it's so convenient too. Thinking if I do travel around for work, instead of paying the rip off prices in the hotel, going to use this because I am paying for it anyway.
     
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    I just couldn't believe I didn't know about it except the more expensive option of the mobile internet with very few gigs and high $. I hope this may help other people that may be frustrated with their internet connection or lack of. I know that if I rent out my PPOR in the future, at least can tell the tenant to use this or if it's 2019, possibly the NBN may help but not guaranteed.
     
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    I had two years of trying for ADSL2 without success, including the "no vacant ports" before I found out that another supplier had ADSL2 available from my exchange. I haven't looked back.
     
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    I had two years of trying for ADSL2 without success, including the "no vacant ports" before I found out that another supplier had ADSL2 available from my exchange. I haven't looked back.
     
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    Had the same problem for years and the technology not supporting ADSL connection. Really crazy that sometimes it's being in the right place at the right time and someone who just requested it, may obtain the connection before someone else who may have been waiting for a long time. The other crazy thing is that my neighbour upstairs obtained ADSL connection and that's because he threatened the company and normally he is always a nice guy too.
     
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    They have disbanded wimax since Optus bought them and they deliver over Optus LTE now. Speeds are up to 12/1 megabits
     
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    Considering I had no internet, just grateful to have it at home and be able to watch netflix rather than going to the uni labs
     
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