We are looking at internet ADSL 2+.
Based on using 2hrs skype per day I am assuming 50GB should be enough. I have yet to connect a land line so if the company does this please quote also. I would like to bundle internet telephone and mobile. I am looking at a mobile plan of medium usage, say $50/month (calculating additional credits on top of this) Can you please state call cost per minute for mobile and credits applied per plan. Can you please quote land line connection and monthly line rental and local call costs if the service is offered. Most importantly we are in Broome Western Australia so please advise according to coverage.
Initial checks show that most providers will only be able to offer an ADSL1 service in Broome, Western Australia. Bigpond may be the only provider who is able to offer an ADSL2+ service in parts of Broome, however be aware that Bigpond’s plans are more expensive than the majority of other internet providers.
Based on your usage, 50GB of broadband should be more than enough as Skype calling doesn’t use a huge amount of data.
If you’d like to try and get ADSL2+, Bigpond has a home phone and broadband bundle for $99 per month. This includes 100GB per month, plus the home phone line rental for the Telstra HomeLine® Budget phone. The package is available on a 24-month contract, and it includes the T-Box which will give you access to unmetered free to air entertainment , with the ability to pause, rewind and record live TV.
Local calls made from the Telstra landline service are 30c each and STD calls are $3 for up to three hours (7pm-midnight).
Telstra Bigpond should be able to bundle in a mobile phone service into the package for you; however their mobile plans are more expensive than other mobile carriers. So unless you need Telstra’s superior network coverage, I would recommend cheaper mobile carriers like Optus (1300 768 194), or for dirt cheap no-contract plans, TPG (call us on 1300 106 571). Alternatively, you can view Telstra’s plans here.
TPG has a Talk & Text Cap Plan which is $18.99 per month, and gives you $330 worth of credit to use for calls and text to any mobile in Australia. You’ll also get 1GB to use on your mobile phone. TPG use the Optus network to provide coverage, so if you get good Optus coverage in your area, this would be one of the cheapest plans available.
The call rates on this TPG mobile plan are 40c per 30 seconds for standard calls within Australia, plus a 35 cent flagfall. SMS’ are $0.253 each, and voicemail retrieval is free.
Call us at Compare Broadband on 1300 106 571 to find out more about Bigpond’s bundle plans.
If you’re happy to opt for an ADSL1 home phone and broadband bundle instead, Dodo (1300 136 793), iiNet (1300 106 571) and Club Telco (1300 138 155) should be able to offer you a good deal.