We are looking at getting the internet connected to be able to play games through the PS3 and run a laptop, wondering what the best deals you have available. Cheers, Felicity.
The best deals that will accommodate for your gaming needs will involve ADSL2+. The faster the broadband connection, the faster that you will be able to simultaneously run internet on gaming consoles and laptops.
ADSL2+ runs at a speed of up to 24Mbp. This may vary on the location of your home to a telephone exchange, but a broadband plan which assists with fast internet is one which will be handy for your online gaming and laptop needs. To compare, if your household was to run on an ADSL1 connection, the speed (up to 5Mbps) will not be able to load videos or entertainment for either your laptop or your PS3 without severe lagging involved on both parts.
ADSL2+ is also a lot more cost effective than ADSL1, as it is being sought for in a very competitive market. This means that bundles and deals are a lot cheaper across a large amount of providers, so you have plenty of options.
One such plan is that of the TPG ADSL2+ 100GB bundle plan that gives you 50 GB on and off peak for $19.99 per month and $30 monthly phone line rental. For more information regarding this plan, you can call 1300 143 876. An alternative to this is Optus' 120GB ADSL2+ bundle which will give you 50GB peak and 70GB off peak. Optus can be contacted on 1300 137 897.
Alternatively, Compare Broadband has a list of Fast Broadband Plans that will help your gaming and laptop needs. Likewise, you can contact Compare Broadband on 1300 129 360 to have a customer service representative help you further.