Am living in Hervey Bay at Riverheads 4655.
Need the internet ASAP only want to go through TPG with VoIP. Do not have a home line yet – do I need to sign up with Telstra first? How soon can I get broadband – am desperate! I need a wireless modem too as I have 2 computers and 3 gaming consoles to run all at once. PS: am currently using Virgin Broadband dongle good speed but too costly.
Initial checks show that most providers will be able to offer ADSL1 in your area. ADSL1 requires that you have an active home phone line – if you go through TPG, you will need to active the phone line through Telstra first as TPG don’t offer the phone service in your area.
Phone line rental through Telstra is anywhere from $20-$30, however you can call Telstra on 1800 331 286 to find out more about their home phone lines.
With ADSL1, you tend to pay more for the speed that you get rather than just how much you can download. At Compare Broadband, we recommend plans with a theoretical maximum speed of at least 1500kbps to use services like VoIP.
TPG offers a wireless modem for $149.95 (including delivery). It also has four ports which means you can plug in the gaming consoles directly into the modem if you want to, otherwise they can connect wirelessly.
ADSL1 broadband will be much faster, and have a more reliable speed than mobile wireless broadband, and once it is all set up it will also be much cheaper. If you go through TPG for VoIP, then unfortunately you will not receive a phone number, however people will of course still be able to call you on your home phone line and you can just use the VoIP phone to make calls.
TPG has a plan which is $49.99 per month and will give you 10GB to use from 8am-2am, and an additional 40GB to use from 2am-8am. All of their ADSL1 plans are on a six-month contract with a $59.95 setup fee. TPG’s VoIP local and national calls are a flat rate of 10 cents each, and calls to mobiles are 28 cents per minute. Call rates for international numbers are super cheap – for example calling the UK, the US or India would cost $0.0199 per minute.
To find out more about TPG’s broadband and VoIP plans you can contact us on 1300 106 571.