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  1. jackbak

    jackbak Member

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    Believe it or not but I've never had wifi on at home - I'm not a 'downloader' and have always just used my iPhone or iPad for surfing. My wife is about to go on maternity leave and we will be using the internet a lot more from now on. Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good provider and plan as there seem to be so many options out there? We don't need a home phone as both have mobiles.

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  2. The Y-man

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    Are you specifically needing mobility? (when you say "wifi" is it just around the house or you need to roam like you mobile?)

    The Y-man
     
  3. jackbak

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    Sorry, let me correct that, looking to get the internet connected, and then add wifi around the house. Does that make sense?
     
  4. willb

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    If you get ADSL then you will have to pay line rental. But you can just not hookup the phone.

    Some will do the line rental as a bundle.

    TPG and exetel do good cheap bundles.

    If you can get NBN then you dont need a home phone line.
     
  5. D.T.

    D.T. Property Lookerafterer

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    Or go naked.
     
  6. The Y-man

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    We use iinet and been pretty happy.

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  7. Ed Barton

    Ed Barton Advance Australia fair

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    Does that improve the Wifi signal strength? lol.

    Op - Naked ADSL means the internet service provider (isp) provides the net over the traditional copper wire phone line but you don't have a phone service.
     
  8. coolcup69

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    We use TPG and it it has never been a problem in our area. Check how far you are from the nearest ADSL hub as that will determine how fast your speed will be (regardless of provider)
     
  9. Robstar

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    I'm with iinet & they are great.
    I've only had to call them a couple of times when I couldn't connect to my work network via VPN.
    You get someone on the phone straight away & more importantly the helpdesk is based in WA.
     
  10. Aaron_C

    Aaron_C Finance Broker

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    Telstra cable is what I use and it's by far the fastest thing available right now.
     
  11. The Y-man

    The Y-man Member

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    I changed the title of the thread for you.

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  12. devank

    devank Why why why?

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    Faster than NBN?
     
  13. Aaron_C

    Aaron_C Finance Broker

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    I said available :)
     
  14. jackbak

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    Thanks for the advice!

    Just had a chat with Commander who do the phone systems at my business and they have offered $50 p.m. unlimited downloads no phone. Is this comparable to what you pay?
     
  15. devank

    devank Why why why?

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    whoop whoop :cool:
     
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    I'm with TPG and happy with it.

    Paying 69.99 PM (We added a phone bundle worth of $10, Internet only was 59.99)
    Unlimited downloads.
    Unlimited local and STD calls.
    We have TPG mobiles so, unlimited calls from home to mobile.
     
  17. jackbak

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    Thanks allsuccess, sould slike a good deal then, IM waiting to find out if it includes a phone line/calls.
     
  18. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates ...and people wonder why?

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    Just make sure that by 'no phone' doesn't mean that you still need to have an active land line.

    You can also compare deals on whirlpool. net.au