Why iiNet's great for mobile broadband
- So iiNet are awesome for broadband
- but did you also know they do great deals on mobile broadband?
- Click here to check out their prices!
iiNet. Perhaps best known for their home broadband plans and award winning customer service. What you probably didn’t know though is that they’re also an awesome choice for mobile broadband as well.
For those that are unfamiliar: mobile broadband is a type of internet connection delivered through the mobile towers rather than through a fixed line connection such as ADSL or ADSL2+. While there is a compromise of speed a fixed connection and a mobile broadband based solution the plus side is that you get a heap of flexibility. That’s flexibility in contracts, data amounts and where you can actually use the service. The biggest difference between a internet connection like ADSL and mobile broadband is that the latter can be used on the go (exactly the name suggests). For those that frequently travel move between houses, mobile broadband offers an internet connection that isn’t tied to a 12 month contract or to a specific location.
The usual problem with mobile broadband though is that it can be quite expensive. This is where iiNet comes in! Running on the Optus mobile network, iiNet offer a range of mobile broadband plans to suit most users without costing an arm and leg. To get an idea of their prices..check out the below charts:
iiNet offers options for both the 3G and 4G spectrum of the Optus network depending on where you are and what’s available. We would generally recommend going for the 4G option if it’s available in your location as the speed and reliability increase of the 4G network is pretty substantial when compared to the 3G network. Plus iiNet offers no contract options for their 4G plans at a pretty damn cheap price. For $29.95 a month you can get 5GBs of mobile broadband data a month! Those that have even done a little research into the prices will realise how good that price is.
If you’re interested in see what iiNet can offer you with their mobile broadband plans, give them a call today on 1300 055 713.
Like all residential mobile broadband plans though you’ll notice there will be a limit of 15GB-20GBs per month. The reason for this is that the technology itself was not built to sustain more than 20GBs of traffic a month. For those looking for more than 20GBs we recommend checking out either a fixed line connection or if there are no fixed lines in your area then perhaps a fixed-wireless plan offered by a provider such as Internode. For more information on what Internode could offer you, give them a call on 1300 734 304.
Internode, TransACT, iiNet offer relief package for flooded areas
- Internet relief packages offer support for those affected by flooding
- Free relocation, set-up, and "saving" a phone number
- Alternatively, cancellation without penalties available
The package aims to relieve worries about dealing with current contracts under any of those Internet Service Providers (ISPs). It offers a way to cancel without having to pay termination fees for setting up connections in a new area.
The floods have affected New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, damaging roads, crops, and more than 2000 homes.
iiNet chief executive officer Michael Malone said: "Our thoughts are with all those affected by the recent flooding... While we understand phone and Internet services may not be a top priority at the moment, we'll do what we can to make things a little easier when the time comes to restore household and business services."
The entire package includes:
- Cancellation without penalty of the telephone service,
- Cancellation without penalty of any broadband or Dialup connection,
- Reservation of the customer's telephone number for three months,
- Free connection to alternative premises/accommodation until the customer can move home again,
- Free installation for any ADSL internet service at a customer's new residence within a twelve month period, along with
- Continuation of any existing contract where relevant.
The package is welcome relief for those trying to deal with the overwhelming mess of evacuating an area. Telstra has also released a similar package.
For those who find that their previous ISP is no longer available in the new house they move into, it may be time to look at other providers. Considering low start up fees and short contracts – probably two factors ranked highly in the minds of those moving after flood damage – we would recommend:
Club Telco: 1300 138 155
Optus: 1300 137 897
Eftel: 1300 106 571
At Compare Broadband, we'd like to extend our sympathies to all those affected by the destructive flooding in New South Wales and Victoria, and an invitation to call us on 1300 106 571 for information about how to set up temporary or new permanent broadband and home phone connections. We also have a guide to setting up the internet after moving house available.
Internode footprint doubled as iiNet acquisition completed
- Acquisition completed ahead of schedule
- Internode now available at 450 exchanges, up from 208
- Integration a priority for both companies
Internode has announced today that its presence will extend to 450 exchanges throughout Australia, up from 208. The news follows the surprise announcement in December 2011 that iiNet, a frequent market rival and ideological twin, would incorporate the company in a $105m acquisition.
Internode managing director Simon Hackett said the DSLAM integration was the first “customer-visible benefit of iiNet and Internode joining forces”. “Blending our DSLAM coverage benefits customers of both Internode and iiNet,” he said.
Both companies have longed positioned themselves as the true champions of quality internet service in Australia. iiNet, lead by Michael Malone, shares many of the same characteristics as Internode – superior customer service, a focus on providing easily understood products and not skimping on the latest and greatest equipment, both in the customer’s home and behind the scenes. The two companies often seemed like a perfect match, despite occasionally butting heads in the press.
The press release offered no timeline for the full integration of Internode DSLAMs at iiNet locations, but expressed that the integration process is priority for both iiNet and Internode.
Want to find out if Internode is available as a provider in your area? Call us on 1300 106 571 for a coverage check, to take advantage of great products like Internode’s 200GB Easy Naked plan, great value for those who don’t need a phone line.
iiNet's buyout of Internode complete
- iiNet finishes buyout of Internode a month early
- Internode confirms that customers are satisfied
- New possibilities for iiNet customers who want Internode deals
A month earlier than expected, Internode has formally changed hands, Internode Director Simon Hackett confirmed yesterday.
iiNet's acquisition of Internode was announced last December, and yesterday afternoon iiNet chief executive Michael Malone confirmed that the "number of administrative conditions" which had slowed down the process of the buyout had been satisfied.
According to Malone the deal has been "well received by Internode staff and customers", and Hackett said that the two providers had "over-achieved (in a good way)".
While Internode customers will be able to remain on their current plans with no major changes for now, it may prove a great opportunity for customers who want an Internode deal and have only been able to receive iiNet at their telephone exchange up until now. iiNet, who previously had around 300 DSLAMs, and Internode, who had around 200, have both gone up to around 450 DSLAMs.
If you've been tempted by Internode's famous customer service, gaming servers, and other benefits but haven't been able to get Internode in your area, now might be the time to check again.
Check out some of Internode's great plans, or give us a call on 1300 106 571 to see whether Internode is available in your area and for help in choosing a plan.
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