I am looking for suggestions from Canberrans on home broadband/telephony bundles (please).
I have recently moved and am in the market for a new home broadband and telephony bundle. I would say I am a light/medium user (currently < 10Gb).
I like the idea of bundling all calls and broadband into 1 package.
(for unlimited calls to relo’s interstate etc)
I see pretty good prices on bundles from iiNet and TPG – both around the $80/mth.
I’m in an established area – so I assume everything should be OK.
(I have tried their online “service checker” facilities)
Does anyone have a “Good News” story on either of these 2 providers here in the ACT?
- or is there another provider I should consider?
(That kind of $ is about what I am prepared to pay).
I have used ClubTelco for 2 years, never had a problem. I think I pay $40 with no data cap or traffic shaping, then about $23 for the Telstra phoneline but never make calls on it.
I just use Skype for calls, but mainly overseas.
Depends where you’re located. Do you have access to the TransACT (now owned by iiNet) VDSL2 network? Go to http://transact.com.au/internet/transact and click on the ‘Can I get TransACT?’ button. Plug in your details, and see what it says.
You’ll get better speeds through them than with any other plan aside from fibre. Phone and internet bundled with them, plus 10GB data, will cost you $60/month.
Whatever you do don’t move to Belong. Just moved to them from Bigpond and although the bundle is good, all local calls, 1300,1800,000 and 250gb internet sounds good, my speed went from 14 down 1 up with bigpond to 4 down 0.5 up with them and its almost unuseable in peak periods. They are a subsiduary of Telstra but they aren’t providing bigpond quality.
MyNetFone have some whirlpool Naked ADSL2+ specials that are good value.
the basic package is $39.95 and includes 20Gb and it also includes the basic voice plan but i upgraded to the Neosaver yearly plan. You can port your telstra landline number to them as well and free yourself from those monthly line rental charges.
You’re considering National providers, but National providers’ service rarely varies from city to city. Try asking in a national forum that’s more specific to your question.
If you decide that you want to focus separately on fast internet, and phone plans independently, check out TransACT as per #2 post from thatsnotme.
Are you in favour of Light Rail for Canberra?