I am living in the city centre, Sydney.
I want a broadband plan which is value for money. I use it for emails, skype, facebook and some internet shopping. i very rarely download anything. I am currently with telstra mobile broadband but it’s costing almost 30-40 dollars per week which is too much. I only require internet for 6 months.
Being in Sydney’s city centre means you should have access to ADSL2+ super fast broadband. The speed will be faster and more reliable than mobile wireless broadband, and you should also be able to find a much cheaper plan than what you have now.
Even though you may not need a home phone, TPG has some home phone and broadband bundle deals which are some of the cheapest plans available at the moment. For $39.99, you can get 5GB during peak hours (9am-1am) and 5GB during off peak hours. If this is not enough, the next plan up is 30GB during peak hours and 70GB during off peak hours for $49.99.
These plans are available on a six-month contract with a $129.95 setup fee. While the price doesn’t include a modem, you can pick up a Wi-Fi modem directly from TPG for $159.95.
If you decide to use the home phone to make phone calls, local calls are 25 cents each. Otherwise you can choose to pay an extra $5 per month and receive unlimited local calls and calls to 13 numbers. Some of the international call rates are very cheap; some even cheaper than Skype call rates!
To find out more about the TPG home phone and broadband bundle plan, give us a call on 1300 106 571.
Since you’re already using Skype you may not want a home phone. This means you could look into getting Naked DSL, which is ADSL2+ broadband without an active home phone line.
iPrimus has a Naked DSL plan for $49.95 per month which is 20GB during peak hours (noon-midnight) and 20GB during off peak hours. However the minimum contract period for this plan is 12 months so it may not be ideal. You can contract iPrimus on 1300 137 794.
Otherwise iiNet offers the Naked Home-1 plan for $59.95 per month, which is 50GB during peak hours (8am-2am) and 50GB during off peak hours. You can sign up for this plan on a one-month contract, and when the contract finishes you will not need to pay another $150 setup fee, but you can continue on a casual basis. You can contact iiNet on 1300 106 571.