I just need wifi for me and my 2 student daughters.
I might start a business so i might need a home phone again... Help I find this all so confusing//Regards Lena
Your situation ticks a lot of criteria for a bundle. Bundling involves combining phone line rental and internet with one single provider, meaning that you only have one bill to pay for both services. Bundling is available from most internet providers , and would be perfectly suited to your needs. Bundling both services is often cheaper than Naked DSL (which isn't a problem in your case, as you're wanting a home phone activated,) but it’s also more convenient with its billing process and will definitely save you some money.
If you have two student daughters, I would recommend a medium to heavy ADSL2+ plan. While they're are students and will be conducting general studying and websearching, students are also at the age where they would download music and movies, and do a lot of social networking between friends. A larger plan would therefore suit their academic and social needs, as well as not interrupting or slowing internet access if you were wishing to use broadband.
Optus offers a 500GB broadband plan, with a standard modem included with home phone line rental for $44.99 a month on a 24-month contract. iPrimus offers a 300GB broadband bundle plan for $79.90 per month on a 12-month contract. TPG offers an Unlimited broadband plan bundle for $79.99 per month on an 18-month contract too.
Optus can be contacted on 1300 137 897, iPrimus can be contacted on 1300 137 794 and for any TPG questions, you can call us on 1300 106 571.
Accessing the internet wirelessly from multiple computers and internet devices in your household, it is not dependent on the internet that you sign up for, but is dependent on the modem. A modem is a small device that acts as a gateway between your active copper telephone/internet line and the computers in your household. You can purchase a wired or wireless modem. A wired one requires all appliances and devices to be physically connected, whereas a wireless one means that your daughters can access the internet at varying places in the house without having to be connected by wires.
The only requirement you will need to look out for with your modem (once you've decided on either wired or wireless) is ADSL2+ compatibility. Most internet providers can either provide a modem with a long-term contract, or they can offer to sell one to you. Purchasing modems from internet service providers is often expensive, so if you are cost-conscious then I recommend going to a local electrical retail store and purchasing one from there instead to save you some dollars.