The best ISP?

Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by Gipsyking, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. kreegor

    kreegor Member

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    Go Naked with iiNet or Internode. Scrap the monthly line rental fee, save quite a bit of money and get good quota's.
     
  2. BuuBox

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    You don't "scrap" the line rental fee, rather hide it.

    Not to mention that as Gipsyking is fairly old :)p), a PSTN line could be quite important...
     
  3. Paul Warren

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    Fair call. Scrap about 95% of it then :)
     
  5. jab_au

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    Internode:
     
  6. mevereyn

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    Aaaand, their extreme plans just got a shot in the arm.

    I like. :)
     
  7. BuuBox

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    Scrap 95% of line rental?

    More like keep 95% of the cost of the line rental. Have you actually looked at Naked plans?

    :lol:
     
  8. porridge

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    Home-NakedExtreme-30
    $59.95

    NakedExtreme ADSL2+ Speeds

    30 Gbytes

    * ADSL2+ Modem/Router - 24000/1000 kbps
    * ADSL1 Modem/Router - 8000/1000 kbps (many older ADSL modems are ADSL1 only)

    Naked = no paying telstra a per month line rental.

    Uploads arent counted.
    Free emails.
    Can purchase DATABLOCKS if you need more than quota.
    Unmetered abc iview, radio and files from Games.on.net(like gamearena and equally as awesome). As well as usenet access. Unmetered steam content.
    Crapload of servers for a crapload of games.
    Top quality support. Australian.
    Never seems to go down.

    When I signed up it was a 6 month contract, not 24 like when i was with bigpond.

    Theres probably even more good stuff I cant think of off the top of my head.
     
  9. MuRDoC

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    I pay 50 bucks per month and no line rental on tpg Naked. Where exactly am I paying the line rental in that?
     
  10. gords

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    It's in the $50 per month you pay to TPG. Do you think Telstra will allow access to their copper pairs and maintain them for free? IIRC, the cost per month for a copper pair to be used with a naked DSL service is around the $15 mark.
     
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    I think iiNet has a great balance between service, reliability and value.

    Obviously if you're just after MAD GIGS YO, then you can't look much further than TPG.
     
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    +1. Offpeak is now worse though but still best ISP.

    Offpeak used to be 2:00am to 12:00midday

    Now it's 1:00am to 9:00am. :thumbdn:
     
  14. GooSE

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    That is one thing about iiNet that annoys me, yeah..

    I'm on the Home4 plan, so my offpeak time is only 6 hours of the day (2am till 8am).
     
  15. kreegor

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    Yeah. They cost $20 more per month than the normal plans. I used to pay around $40 a month in line rental alone, not including the cost of calls. So while the figure of 95% was me using hyperbole, it is still safe to say I am saving a hell of a lot of cash being on iiNets naked DSL.
     
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    Internode EasyBroadband $49.95 per month.
     
  17. peterz

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    Was with iiNet for 5 years, have now been with Internode for 2.5 years. Both excellent ISPs, however I've found Node to be better for quotas (in my area - could get Node ADSL2 a lot earlier than iiNet, and in turn quotas were way better)

    I'm interested in TPG - I'm just curious to know how their network copes in off peak times. Is it anything like Exetel used to be, where everything came to a crawl at 11PM? I don't like my gaming slowing down when I'm playing on that occasional late night!
     
  18. CQGLHyperion

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    If telstra are the only ADSL2+ supplier in the are then most suggestions are moot. Especailly the naked ones.

    Going by his location, nearest exchange I found was Ulladulla: http://www.adsl2exchanges.com.au/viewexchange.php?Exchange=ULLA

    A few choices there. I'd suggest Internode Fast. $110 gets you 50GB with no uploads. There are cheaper plans too.
     
  19. Lasmi

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    And they put their money back into the network, not the pockets of the marketing department (do they even have one?). They have lots of fanboi's for lots of very good reasons.

    As I said in another thread I usually do at least half my quota again in unmetered data (using a steam filter, the download mirrors and Iview).
     
  20. maddhatter

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    I got the same letter.


    Had noticed the speed increase a few days before it arrived though.

    Could have up'd the quota while they were at it.
     

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