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Re: NBN plans...

Post by Mattblack » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:44 pm

After over a decade with Telstra, I recently pulled the pin and changed to Optus. I was so frustrated with Telstra's "customer service" whilst trying to upgrade from cable to NBN that I gave up and went with Optus.
No idea why, but our wifi is now better (presume better modem/router?), the speed feels the same and most importantly if you need to speak to their help line they are prompt and knowledgeable (unlike Telstra).



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Re: NBN plans...

Post by Fish-cador » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:08 pm

purple5ive wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:17 am
Lightningx wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:00 am
purple5ive wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:10 am
Fish-cador wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:16 am
purple5ive wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:01 pm


I'm heading the same way. Cannot get unlimited data plus fetch for the same price I'm paying ($70)
The speeds are questionable already on the cable or perhaps it's the shitty router they supplied. Always dropped signals . Hopefully the nbn is a bit better.
Agree on shitty router dropping connection.
I used my old model netgear and the drops got fixed. I plan to use the supplied router as sinker this snapper season.

On the Chromecast, it works very well for me. No issues with casting to tv.

I tossed my karaoke unit now and just use youtube karaoke instead when i feel like disturbing the neighbors and the wildlife.
does the chromecast come with netflix and such apps?
i think my old router is long gone.
I bought my chrome cast awhile ago now Steve but paid separately for the chrome cast device and a monthly fee for Netflix.

yep was just asking if it has the netflix, stan and such apps.. as i dont have a smart tv yet.
You have to run those apps on your phone or tablet. Chromecast allows you to watch videos running apps that support casting from your device on your tv. Netflix, YouTube are prime examples. I dont use Stan.

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Re: NBN plans...

Post by purple5ive » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:30 pm

Fish-cador wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:08 pm
purple5ive wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:17 am
Lightningx wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:00 am
purple5ive wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:10 am
Fish-cador wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:16 am

Agree on shitty router dropping connection.
I used my old model netgear and the drops got fixed. I plan to use the supplied router as sinker this snapper season.

On the Chromecast, it works very well for me. No issues with casting to tv.

I tossed my karaoke unit now and just use youtube karaoke instead when i feel like disturbing the neighbors and the wildlife.
does the chromecast come with netflix and such apps?
i think my old router is long gone.
I bought my chrome cast awhile ago now Steve but paid separately for the chrome cast device and a monthly fee for Netflix.

yep was just asking if it has the netflix, stan and such apps.. as i dont have a smart tv yet.
You have to run those apps on your phone or tablet. Chromecast allows you to watch videos running apps that support casting from your device on your tv. Netflix, YouTube are prime examples. I dont use Stan.

Shimano Bait caster works. Daiwa sucks. Lol
OK thanks for that..ill suss it out
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Re: NBN plans...

Post by skronkman » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:45 pm

Check out Aussie broadband. Reasonable prices and their customer support comes from native English speaking, local folks in morewell. The person that answers the phone is usually capable of fixing any issues without giving you the run around. Speeds seem fine and you don’t have to have a home phone (save $10/month). You can provide your own router too if you prefer. After dealing with Telstra’s crap for years, dealing with these guys was a breath of fresh air.

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Re: NBN plans...

Post by purple5ive » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:02 pm

skronkman wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:45 pm
Check out Aussie broadband. Reasonable prices and their customer support comes from native English speaking, local folks in morewell. The person that answers the phone is usually capable of fixing any issues without giving you the run around. Speeds seem fine and you don’t have to have a home phone (save $10/month). You can provide your own router too if you prefer. After dealing with Telstra’s crap for years, dealing with these guys was a breath of fresh air.
ill add these to the list as well, cheers
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Re: NBN plans...

Post by skronkman » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:24 am

Edit. Summary. NBN 12 for $40/month.

Not a recommendation but I just received this in an email and thought I would share. It might be suitable for someone that only needs basic internet.

https://www.canstarblue.com.au/internet ... =%5BUID%5D

Like I said, not a recommendation but seems a good price for the basics. Due diligence is the purchasers responsibility.



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Re: NBN plans...

Post by purple5ive » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:36 am

skronkman wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:24 am
Edit. Summary. NBN 12 for $40/month.

Not a recommendation but I just received this in an email and thought I would share. It might be suitable for someone that only needs basic internet.

https://www.canstarblue.com.au/internet ... =%5BUID%5D

Like I said, not a recommendation but seems a good price for the basics. Due diligence is the purchasers responsibility.
The 40mbps plan is still on par with the other between that 60 and 70 dollar mark.
Thanks for the link though.
cheers
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Re: NBN plans...

Post by purple5ive » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:41 am

out of curiosity are many members here on the 10-11mbps evening speeds plan? or did you guys chose the higher 40mbps plans?

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Re: NBN plans...

Post by Lightningx » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:23 pm

Just made the switch to Optus. Most of my devices are with them anyway :)

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Re: NBN plans...

Post by purple5ive » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:25 pm

Lightningx wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:23 pm
Just made the switch to Optus. Most of my devices are with them anyway :)
what plan did you go with, and did they charge you any fees to startup etc.
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