I am moving shortly and currently pay 69.
95 a month for Internet and home phone is about 150.00 I have ADSL at present but my son tells me cable is best, what sort of plan would suit. My son is at university so we would be a large user at present. Thankyou, Vicki.
That's a lot to be paying per month! I wonder if you're not getting the phone and internet services from the same provider? Often, bundling your home phone and internet is a great way to cut down costs, because Internet Service Providers (ISPs) want to be able to handle all of your business, and they're happy to incentivize you to let them do so by giving you the best prices. As a result, when I go through some plans that you might find useful, we'll focus mostly on bundle plans.
You also mention cable. Cable is a fibre-optic internet connection. Because fibre optic is a medium designed especially for ADSL, it means that your ADSL2+ connection is going to be a lot faster and more reliable than a standard fixed line connection that goes through a copper line. However, cable is not yet widely available, and is mostly centred in metropolitan areas in Melbourne and Sydney. The cheapest provider of cable is Optus – you can give them a call to see what they have on offer and if cable is available in your area on 1300 137 897.
If you can't get cable, don't worry – you're just like 90% of the rest of Australian homes. Start looking for an ADSL2+ connection. I'd recommend that you get a plan with calls bundled in – judging by that $150 bill, you're making enough to warrant spending a little extra per month to cover them.
TPG offers an Unlimited ADSL2+ and Home Phone bundle for $59.99 per month. For an extra $10, you can add a service called Super Chat, which gives you unlimited local calls, unlimited national calls, 100 international minutes, and a free Wi-Fi Modem. This plan is only available on a 24 month contract. You can call us for more information about TPG on 1300 106 571.
Eftel offers a 250GB ADSL2+ and Home Phone bundle for $49.99 per month. This includes local, national, and STD calls, and is available on both a 12 and 24 month contract. Eftel are also prone to doing special offers like a free modem – or once even a free coffee machine, so make sure to ask if they have any extra goodies they can toss into your bundle when you call them on 1300 106 571.
Optus offers a variety of great offers on their fusion plans, where you can pick and choose exactly what combination of factors most suits you. You could start with the popular 120GB ADSL2+ and Home Phone bundle for $79.00 per month. This plan includes unlimited calls to local, national, and Optus mobile numbers, and Optus will also give you a free standard modem. Call Optus for more information or to sign up now on 1300 192 947.
If you're having trouble deciding, or have any further questions, please don't hesitate to call us on 1300 106 571.
I hope this helps!