Hi, I just moved to sydney 1 month and don't know which plan do i need to buy.
i live with 2 more people, so maybe i want to have unlimited internet plan and we want to sign a short term of 12 months or less. the price is not too high because we are oversea student. Can you help me to choose??? and also the house' owner just sign the yes optus plann which up to 50gb data with 59.95/month. so do yes optus have another plans that i can use??? Thank you!!!
The Optus Home Advantage Plan, which I believe you're referring to, is not for you. For one thing, 50Gb is a far cry from Unlimited. But more importantly, this plan requires a 24 month contract for the phone. The internet connection itself is free, but only as an add-on to that $59.95 home phone service. This plan is not for you.
TPG services your area, and provides the cheapest Unlimited Broadband plan widely available in Australia. For the same price, you get Unlimited data on only a 6 month contract. However, the setup costs are steep - $120 for the actual connection, and a modem is not included. If you do not have a modem, you can buy a Wi-Fi capable modem/router from TPG for $110. Similar modem/routers would be slightly cheaper in retail stores like Harvey Norman or JB Hi-Fi. Call us on 1300 106 571 to sign up for this plan.
Dodo offers Unlimited plans without contract, for the same $60 per month. Connection is $99, but you can get a free modem. Call Dodo on 1300 136 793.
MyNetFone might be available in your area. They have $50 plans that comes with 200GB of data, which might be enough. They include a free connection and free Wi-Fi modem with 12 month contracts. Call MyNetFone on 1300 106 571.
One thing I wasn't quite sure on was whether or not the homeowner is already using the phone line for their own connection. If they are, then you might need to organize a new phone line into the house for your own connection. If their Optus plan uses Cable, then the phone line should be free for you to use with the TPG or Dodo plans. This is worth discussing with the home owner!
If it does turn out that the home owner is using the only phone line for their own connection, and that Cable is unavailable, you may be left with only the option of Mobile Broadband. Mobile Broadband is the least appropriate solution for your needs, but might be the only option available. If it comes to that, I would recommend you speak to Virgin on 1300 106 571, as they have the most generous available Mobile Broadband plans. But ideally, you won't have to go down that path, as a mobile connection won't be appropriatre for two users.
Adam at Compare Broadband
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