Internet Service Provider

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 11:27
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Not a 4WD question but need opinions
Having trouble with current ISP
Any comments on Primus and Optus?
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Reply By: ThePublican - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 11:59

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 11:59
Optus broadband if available, Optus dialup otherwise.
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Reply By: Truckster - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 12:09

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 12:09
Where are you?

what do you want?

Budget in mind?

Do you download lots of stuff?

Do you want limited hours?

Do you want Limited downloads?
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Follow Up By: Macca - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 01:07

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 01:07
............ Is it really you...?.... Surely not ........ My God, it IS you !!!!


WELCOME BACK OZI ....... I missed you
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 17:59

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 17:59
Thats an insult to George Bush, let alone a human in Aussie...
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Follow Up By: Macca - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 20:40

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 20:40
It was tongue in cheek Truckster, couldn't help myself. Reminded me of the '20 question' answers of Ozi. At least I thought it was funny :-)
I'll crawl back into my box now (but still thinking it was funny)
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 21:48

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 21:48
{:-p~~~
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Reply By: Suzuki Viagra - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 12:19

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 12:19
Using Optus dialup - want Optus cable but not while I'm renting for 12 months.

No experience with primus.

With Optus my service was good for the first month and then went downhill? Suspicious hey.

I'm on a 120hr per month plan - heaps cheaper than going over hours on the 30 hr per month plan.

I was with Telstra who honestly provided better service than optus - but the cost would be much higher if I was on 120 hours per month over there (download capped rather than time capped).

If you mainly chat, get a download capped account. If you mainly download stuff, surf or play games, get a time capped account.

That's the cheapest way. Chat doesnt take much download and you spend a lot of time doing nothing.
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Reply By: Peter S - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 12:23

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 12:23
Try tpg.com.au

Been arroung for along time

There costs are reasonable for unlimited etc
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Reply By: timbo - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 12:46

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 12:46
have had iprimus 25/month ok connection usually 44,000bps
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Reply By: David - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 12:50

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 12:50
Depending on where you live try Broadband- look at www.whirlpool.com.au
I'm with iinet (www.iinet.net.au)- great service and lots of options. Although I'm on a mid range plan, I have a mate on the cheapest plan who often goes over his limit- but it doesn't matter with iinet as it just drops in speed to 72k with NO SURCHARGE (still way faster than dialup)
iinet is by far the best of the options for broadband IMHO. -I would NEVER go back to dialup...
Have 2 sons at uni and they are very computer savvy- all their mates are with iinet too .
(Iinet should give me a bonus for this!!!)
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Follow Up By: Flash - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 12:59

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 12:59
Gotta agree@!
Have been with Iinet since xmas and can't fault them!
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Reply By: Jono - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 19:11

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 19:11
Hey fred,
I'm also with iinet, great service etc. I've been with iinet since they first started up, one of the many positives of being in fantastic perth i guess......
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Reply By: goodsy - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 21:25

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 21:25
Using dodo $10 a month 70mb unlimited time. Never pay this much. Always $24.90 which is the max you can be charged on dial up. Monthy average for downloads is 1Gb. Always conect on first dial and find it a lot faster than telstra at a fraction of the cost.
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Follow Up By: Bruce - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 13:52

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 13:52
Yep nearly right Goodsy..I am with Dodo also but I believe the maximum charge is $23.90 a month ..very rarely if ever any problems...telstra is hopeless , and I am an ex employee...
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Reply By: phil - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 15:23

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 15:23
I have been with TPG dial up in Armidale NSW for 4 years. Generally OK. Sometimes a bit slow at certain times of day. No problems with connection.
$16/month unlimited time and downloads.

Phil
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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 18:01

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 18:01
In Sydney I was with First Link www.fl.net.au and was with them for 4 yrs, excellent service and their support bloke knows his shiat well, and is always willing to help.

Also tried Ihug, I like the unlimited download unlimited times for $25!
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Follow Up By: Suzuki Viagra - Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 09:13

Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 09:13
I used Ihug and got 1/5th the download speed and ping that I got with Telstra.

Price was good - service was poor in my view. Not recommended.
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Reply By: fred - Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 17:55

Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 17:55
Thanks for the info all
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