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Old Sep 9th 2002, 12:11 pm
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Travelling with lap top for 12 weeks, starting Sunday, and need to find a good nationwide Internet Service Provider.

Also, anyone know if internet cafes allow you to get online with a laptop?
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Old Sep 9th 2002, 5:49 pm
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Whilst undoubtedly under the effects of alcohol, ozoverland <Paul> wrote:

    >Travelling with lap top for 12 weeks, starting Sunday, and need to find a good
    >nationwide Internet Service Provider.

Try http://www.bigpond.com/ - they have a
nationwide local call number, so you won't have to constantly change the number you
will be dialling into.

THere is also http://www.ozemail.com.au/ and
http://www.optusnet.com.au/ - I think
Optusnet still has some Prepaid plans around, if this better suits your needs.

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Old Sep 9th 2002, 10:01 pm
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You can buy prepaid CDs to give you internet access at local call rate (in the cities
and larger towns). Worked for me last year, I bought mine in a post office but there
are other outlets.

On Mon, 09 Sep 2002 12:11:02 +0000, ozoverland <Paul> wrote:

    >Travelling with lap top for 12 weeks, starting Sunday, and need to find a good
    >nationwide Internet Service Provider.
    >Also, anyone know if internet cafes allow you to get online with a laptop?
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Old Sep 9th 2002, 10:02 pm
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I'm currently on Optus prepaid. If you're only here for 12 weeks it might suit you
better to get a prepaid card. The only problem is just changing the access number
when you move states. The cards are available at Myer Grace Bros, and Aust Post
outlets. I think that sells them too.

All the best.

Regards,

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Old Sep 10th 2002, 8:11 am
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On Tue, 10 Sep 2002 03:49:45 +1000, Dave Proctor <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Whilst undoubtedly under the effects of alcohol, ozoverland <Paul> wrote:
    >>Travelling with lap top for 12 weeks, starting Sunday, and need to find a good
    >>nationwide Internet Service Provider.
    >Try http://www.bigpond.com/ - they have a
    >nationwide local call number, so you won't have to constantly change the number you
    >will be dialling into.
    >THere is also http://www.ozemail.com.au/ and
    >http://www.optusnet.com.au/ - I think
    >Optusnet still has some Prepaid plans around, if this better suits your needs.

AOL in the US offers CDs with the software that give you something like 1000 free
hours for the first month, then you can can cancel with no penalty. Does Australia
have an ISP like that?

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Old Sep 10th 2002, 10:10 am
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"Michael R. Grabois ... change $ to "s"" <[email protected]> wrote in message [ur-
l="news:[email protected] "]news:79arnuko2hjo8nmu307hcta4rdo-
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    > AOL in the US offers CDs with the software that give you something like
1000
    > free hours for the first month, then you can can cancel with no penalty.
Does
    > Australia have an ISP like that?

From time to time you will see offers like that, most commonly on computer magazine
cover discs. Be sure to check how to cancel properly, eg cancelling a credit card
authorisation.


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Old Sep 10th 2002, 5:29 pm
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Michael R. Grabois ... change $ to \"s\" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > AOL in the US offers CDs with the software that give you something like 1000 free
    > hours for the first month, then you can can cancel with no penalty. Does Australia
    > have an ISP like that?

Australian months don't even have 1000 hours in them. How lame.

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Old Sep 10th 2002, 6:03 pm
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in article [email protected], Miguel Cruz at [email protected]
wrote on 9/10/02 2:29 PM:

    > Michael R. Grabois ... change $ to \"s\" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> AOL in the US offers CDs with the software that give you something like 1000 free
    >> hours for the first month, then you can can cancel with no penalty. Does Australia
    >> have an ISP like that?
    > Australian months don't even have 1000 hours in them. How lame.

Is that because they run anticlockwise? 8-)
 
Old Sep 10th 2002, 7:29 pm
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Originally posted by Dave Proctor:
Try http://www.bigpond.com/ - they have a
nationwide local call number, so you won't have to constantly change the number you
will be dialling into.
Thanks for your help, we'll go with bigpond for simplicity.

Anybody got views on the best places to get online considering we will be in hostels, bed & breakfast.? I was hoping internet cafes might be accommodating for a fee.
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Old Sep 10th 2002, 10:49 pm
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There are internet cafes popping up now. There's heaps in Melbourne I know at least.
If you're staying in Melbourne (City CBD) there's a couple near Chinatown. Around
Prahran/South Yarra, there's a couple on Toorak road and an established one on
Commerical (Malvern) road. Have a nice trip.

Regards,

Broomer

"ozoverland" <Paul> wrote in message http://www.bigpond.com-[/q2]
    > > /http://www.bigpond.com/
     - they have a nationwide local call number, so you
    > > won't have to constantly change the number you will be dialling into.
    > >
    > Thanks for your help, we'll go with bigpond for simplicity.
    > Anybody got views on the best places to get online considering we will be in
    > hostels, bed & breakfast.? I was hoping internet cafes might be accommodating
    > for a fee.
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Sep 12th 2002, 1:58 am
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On Tue, 10 Sep 2002 19:29:42 +0000, ozoverland <Paul> wrote:

    >Anybody got views on the best places to get online considering we will be in
    >hostels, bed & breakfast.? I was hoping internet cafes might be accommodating
    >for a fee.

Some Internet cafes will let you do that; others won't. There are plenty of cafes
around, especially near hostels, so you should be able to find a place, but you might
have to spend a bit of time to find one. Another alternative is to ask your host if
you could use their phone or fax line for a few minutes (offering a suitable fee).

This next bit is probably irrelevant to your situation, but I'll tell it anyway,
because it's an alternative that might suit some people.

Where we travel (well away from cities, mostly), we've found that most of the
Internet access places couldn't or wouldn't accommodate my laptop, so I decided it
was less hassle (and often sometimes much more expensive) to use my CDMA mobile phone
and Telstra's special data service for CDMA.

On the latest trip to northern Queensland and the Top End of the Northern Territory,
we discovered that the CDMA is now working in many tourist areas and small towns that
didn't have it even a few months ago. The GSM phone didn't work in most outback
places, so we're glad we have one of each. GSM works fine in larger towns and cities,
sometimes better than CDMA in the more populated areas.

Jean Avalook at Australia
http://www.avalook.com.au/
 
Old Sep 12th 2002, 6:12 am
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On Tue, 10 Sep 2002 18:03:13 GMT, Raffi Balmanoukian
<[email protected] a> wrote:

    >in article [email protected], Miguel Cruz at [email protected]
    >wrote on 9/10/02 2:29 PM:
    >> Michael R. Grabois ... change $ to \"s\" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>> AOL in the US offers CDs with the software that give you something like 1000 free
    >>> hours for the first month, then you can can cancel with no penalty. Does
    >>> Australia have an ISP like that?
    >> Australian months don't even have 1000 hours in them. How lame.
    >Is that because they run anticlockwise? 8-)

Sorry, I should have mentioned those were US hours, not metric hours.

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