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Old Jul 25th 2008, 10:38 pm
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First of all i would like to say a big hello to everyone,as its my first Thread

Right!! i'm going to be moving to Melbourne in September and i would like to know how much Broadband is?? (roughly) at the minute i have unlimited 8mb, i basically need a good speed for using my Xbox online and i also i do download a few things too (like tv shows) so what would be simular over there in terms of speed/price etc..

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Hi mate, welcome to the forum. Don't know about Melbourne but here on the Sunshine Coast in QLD we mostly have ADSL not ADSL2, and I'm on a 1.5Mb, 18Gig download limit for just a tad under $60 a month. Plenty for my needs and I download a few tv shows and use a lot on chat like Skype n stuff. My ISP is TPG.

Check out www.whirlpool.net.au for the info on Aussie Broadband
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Best advice is try very hard to get ADSL2+ or Cable. Reason being on a pro-rata basis ADSL2+ works out a lot cheaper, as the telcos use their own Equipment rather than using Telstras.

Like the previous poster said, Whirlpool is the place to look for the deals.

If you have IInets Dslam in your area, one of these plans is probably the go, as all your local and national calls are free... only have to pay for calling mobiles and special numbers... you should get around 20 mpbs with this company. Personally I would go with the 60 gig plan 30 + 30
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http://iinet.net.au/products/naked/plans.html

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Old Jul 25th 2008, 11:30 pm
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Best advice is try very hard to get ADSL2+ or Cable. Reason being on a pro-rata basis ADSL2+ works out a lot cheaper, as the telcos use their own Equipment rather than using Telstras.

Like the previous poster said, Whirlpool is the place to look for the deals.
Yeah cheers for the advice, just been looking on the Whirlpool site, i guess i'll look into it alot more when i'm over there, i know one thing!! its more exspensive

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Yeah cheers for the advice, just been looking on the Whirlpool site, i guess i'll look into it alot more when i'm over there, i know one thing!! its more exspensive

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How much is a 24 mbps connection with all your land line calls in the UK ?



Circa 38quid per month with IInet. I've found it's pretty hard to use more than 60 gigs....


TPG are bringing out a 500 gig ADSL2 plan for 99 bucks per month, now that is unlimited... You have to pay telstra line rental on top though..at 30 bucks per month. Oh again with 500 mins of free voip calls per month to anyone including mobiles.

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The number 1 and only rule.... avoid telstra/bigpond
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How much is a 24 mbps connection with all your land line calls in the UK ?



Circa 38quid per month with IInet. I've found it's pretty hard to use more than 60 gigs....


TPG are bringing out a 500 gig ADSL2 plan for 99 bucks per month, now that is unlimited... You have to pay telstra line rental on top though..at 30 bucks per month. Oh again with 500 mins of free voip calls per month to anyone including mobiles.
I'm not sure about the free calls but this is a quick comparison site of our broadband http://www.broadband-finder.co.uk/co...broadband.html
bearing in mind say £1 = $2.
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The number 1 and only rule.... avoid telstra/bigpond
Here here!
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I'm not sure about the free calls but this is a quick comparison site of our broadband http://www.broadband-finder.co.uk/co...broadband.html
bearing in mind say £1 = $2.
I found TPG to be my best bet, they seems to have the cheapest packages if you use it quite heavily (This is for ADSL2) I'm in Sydney and i am very happy with TPG, although it takes a while to get used to having a download limit after being in the UK with no limit.
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The number 1 and only rule.... avoid telstra/bigpond
and Optus!
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Not the best quality of service though.


i find aanet to be good.
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I found TPG to be my best bet, they seems to have the cheapest packages if you use it quite heavily (This is for ADSL2) I'm in Sydney and i am very happy with TPG, although it takes a while to get used to having a download limit after being in the UK with no limit.
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In my experience, be wary of AAPT (intermittent ADSL2+ in Brisbane, about a stone's throw from the exchange, and god awful customer service helpline/email).

Primus have done an excellent job for me, but you'll probably find many who hate them and love AAPT!
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Internode have been excellent for me since I got away from Bigpoo.

Have recommended to others who in turn have been happy ...

Always in Whirlpool's top 3 ...
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Internode have been excellent for me since I got away from Bigpoo.

Have recommended to others who in turn have been happy ...

Always in Whirlpool's top 3 ...
Well thanks everyone for the advice, i'll do some research and i'll have a better idea when i get over there i suppose when i know what area i'll be living in..

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Well thanks everyone for the advice, i'll do some research and i'll have a better idea when i get over there i suppose when i know what area i'll be living in..

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Two main pointers, First on ADSL1 Australia is way way dearer than the UK. However on ADSL2+ Australia is probably only 10-15 pct dearer. TPG's new 500gig (basically unlimited unless you want to buy a new harddrive everymonth) plan may be cheaper or the same price. Other point look into getting a additional Voip Service, either with Faktortel or Pennytel.

Join Whirlpool.net they have special deals with telcos for Members.

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/
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