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Old Nov 23rd 2004, 1:59 am
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Anyone have any idea what the charge is each time you connect to the net via dial-up with telstra? We have taken advantage of the one months free trial they are doing and have been connecting a dozen or so times a day but we were told yesterday that it costs around 60c each time, this does not sound a lot but over a month it could add up. Any ideas?
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Anyone have any idea what the charge is each time you connect to the net via dial-up with telstra? We have taken advantage of the one months free trial they are doing and have been connecting a dozen or so times a day but we were told yesterday that it costs around 60c each time, this does not sound a lot but over a month it could add up. Any ideas?
I pay 30c everytime I dial up those phone cards (shout) on telstra. Added $15 week to my bill!!!
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Default Re: Telstra charges?

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Anyone have any idea what the charge is each time you connect to the net via dial-up with telstra? We have taken advantage of the one months free trial they are doing and have been connecting a dozen or so times a day but we were told yesterday that it costs around 60c each time, this does not sound a lot but over a month it could add up. Any ideas?

Hiya.... our isp is bigpond thro telstra...... we pay $56 a month (£22.40) for unlimited anytime broadband usage....

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Default Re: Telstra charges?

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Anyone have any idea what the charge is each time you connect to the net via dial-up with telstra? We have taken advantage of the one months free trial they are doing and have been connecting a dozen or so times a day but we were told yesterday that it costs around 60c each time, this does not sound a lot but over a month it could add up. Any ideas?

We took advantage of the months free trial (back in July, so figures may have changed). When we received our bill it listed 123 'local calls' !!! What says hubby, can't have, don't know anyone ! Got on the phone to Telstra and was informed that this was calls made trying to get on to internet - you dial up for access and if it fails - you have to redial and Telstra make another 17c ! It all adds up and that is on top of your usual 'local' calls ! We got fed up of it because we could never get on first time. Now on Broadband £40.00 per month - teenager loves it !
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Anyone have any idea what the charge is each time you connect to the net via dial-up with telstra? We have taken advantage of the one months free trial they are doing and have been connecting a dozen or so times a day but we were told yesterday that it costs around 60c each time, this does not sound a lot but over a month it could add up. Any ideas?
12 times at 17.5c per call = $2.10 per day x 30 days = $63.00 per month

Local calls could cost you 17.5c, 20c or 30c depending on what home line plan you are on. Telstra Home Line Rates.

Broadband is a cheaper option for you

In Brisbane we have the aanet provider, and they currently have an unlimited 256k plan for $45 per month.
The cheapest plan is only $35 per month, but not advisable due to a 500mb limit, and high download fees (for that plan only) after that.

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12 times at 17.5c per call = $2.10 per day x 30 days = $63.00 per month

Local calls could cost you 17.5c, 20c or 30c depending on what home line plan you are on. Telstra Home Line Rates.

Broadband is a cheaper option for you

In Brisbane we have the aanet provider, and they currently have an unlimited 256k plan for $45 per month.
The cheapest plan is only $35 per month, but not advisable due to a 500mb limit, and high download fees (for that plan only) after that.
I just got churned to the aanet 1500/256 with 4Gbs for $45 a month. Excess gigs are $3 which is cheap. Offer is no longer around. Iprimus have an interesting new 2mbs plan for $45 a month. Catch is you have to live near an exchange with iprimus equipment in. All of the ISPs seem to offer a headline grabbing rate with cheap monthly cost and high excess charges.

The local diallup fees justified ADSL for me. Used to be 20c a month but depends on your telstra plan.
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Default Re: Telstra charges?

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Anyone have any idea what the charge is each time you connect to the net via dial-up with telstra? We have taken advantage of the one months free trial they are doing and have been connecting a dozen or so times a day but we were told yesterday that it costs around 60c each time, this does not sound a lot but over a month it could add up. Any ideas?
We also have pre-paid BigPond dial-up and added this to our other accounts (FoxTel and home phone) with Telstra and they give us somewhere like 80 free local calls per month which covers all our internet dial-ups so get no local call charges.

Phone them and ask about connecting Telstra account and what free extras they can give you.
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Please what ever you do....


DONT GO WITH TELSTRA FOR ANYTHING.... THEY WILL RIP YOU OFF


There are plenty of ISP to go with that can start as low as $29 a month but there dl limits suck... about $39 is the better option for low internet users and they can shape your speed rather than get charge for excess usage
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The thing is though that whoever I have my dial-up internet with I will still get hit for a telstra dialup fee, a no win situation?
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Default Re: Telstra charges?

Check out Westnet for broadband. As long as you sign up before the end of the year, you will not face any setup fees (normally $129).

If you leave before you have been with them 2 years, you will need to pay a cancellation fee: ie

A fee of $115 applies if cancelled/moved/transferred within 6 months
$60 if cancelled/moved/transferred in 7 to 12 months
$40 if cancelled/moved/transferred in 13 to 24 months
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The thing is though that whoever I have my dial-up internet with I will still get hit for a telstra dialup fee, a no win situation?
Can't you get broadband in your area ?
 
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Can't you get broadband in your area ?
I can but we are living with the outlaws while we have our home built so BB is not an option, dial-up is only a stop gap so I guess I will have to pay through the nose for a while. While we are on the subject has anyone used Hypermax dial-up?
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I can but we are living with the outlaws while we have our home built so BB is not an option, dial-up is only a stop gap so I guess I will have to pay through the nose for a while. While we are on the subject has anyone used Hypermax dial-up?
I've seen it advertised on the TV "Only pay for what you use"

$9.95 per month for 100mb then 10c per Mb.

As its just a temp thing then yes... you may be stuck. How long will you be there ?
 
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Yes, I've been on Hypermax dialup for six weeks now. They were very good on set-up: online a couple of minutes after phoning them. Never had a disconnect either until once today! (a bit of a change from the UK...)

The costs DO mount up: the $9.95pm for 1MB doesn't last that long and then there is a 10c / MB up to a $19.95 cap, plus the Telstra 20c call charge. But as a temporary, no set-up solution it does work well.
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Originally Posted by mutant
The thing is though that whoever I have my dial-up internet with I will still get hit for a telstra dialup fee, a no win situation?

I thought the whole idea of broadband is that you are not using your domestic phone, but rather a dedicated link directly to the net - therefore no dial up?
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