NBN - any starters?

Has anyone got the NBN and is there anything to be alert for?

Not yet, there is a “node” box just around the corner, about 200m from the house, so I probably will soon.

Mick

Just the usual - cost, contracts and reliability.

I’ve been with iinet for long enough not to want to go with anyone else, but Amaysim’s NBN offer - no contract, no re-connect or disconnect fees is compelling for us, not being around a lot of the time. I gives me the willies having to pay for six months a year when we aren’t there.

If Amaysim’s NBN service is anything like their mobile service, it will be a ripper.

I’ve got fixed wireless with iinet. Speed is sometime a little shit i.e. 5Mbps download instead of the quoted 25. But a shit load better than the ADSL1 we used to use.

Huey we’ve been on for just over 12 months, one of the first areas to go fibre to the node. We went with Optus thank christ, and at first it was great during off peak and slow at peak times. This was not the fault of the NBN, it was Optus lack of sufficient equipment.
Within a couple of weeks they got the equipment and since then there has been no problems, Telstra has had and still does have problems in our area.
We singned up for 25 down ans 5 up on a 200Gb plan, we never go below around 24.3/4.7 and a few months ago they gave us unlimited downloads. This, along with free local and national calls, $2.00 cap on 1hr mobile calls, 35c 1300 calls, costs us $70.00/month which is less than our old phone and internet charges and faster by a factor of 50, we were on a 512k speed.

@Termite said in NBN - any starters?:

We singned up for 25 down ans 5 up on a 200Gb plan, we never go below around 24.3/4.7 and a few months ago they gave us unlimited downloads. This, along with free local and national calls, $2.00 cap on 1hr mobile calls, 35c 1300 calls, costs us $70.00/month which is less than our old phone and internet charges and faster by a factor of 50, we were on a 512k speed.

I am with Telstra and have fttp. You won’t be shocked to learn I am getting ripped off $ wise, but we do have a monster plan and a lot of addons - data for phones and stuff. If I cared hugely I would change.

I did rip Telstra a new one last week, what should have been a 5 min tick box turned into a clusterfuck, which ended up with an apology from Telstra and credit on bill.

1 your phones go through the router, lose the nbn you lose your landline
2 The telstra box we got does not have the greatest wi fi , I run a netscape extender so don’t have a problem
3 the telstra nbn box ( technicolor TG799vac ) needs to be switched on and off at least once a week
4 Speed otherwise is 23 or so
4 Telstra plan 80 all phone except to mobils, capped $2, 200 gig
5 Will probably switch to Optus when we ditch Foxtel as this comes through telstra as well

@tolovar said in NBN - any starters?:

1 your phones go through the router, lose the nbn you lose your landline

We no longer have a physical “landline” phone in the house. With iinet all our calls are routed to their voice mail and I receive the audio file via email (almost immediately). We only seem to get telemarketers on the landline anyway, so it’s very convenient. Everyone in the household has mobiles anyway.

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I have to wait until 2020 before I get the NBN and it’ll be fixed wireless. :cry:

I’m on Telstra 4GX which is quite good but expensive.

We ditched the landline years ago. Can’t see any need to have anything other than a mobile and Skype.

If you grt a dedicated router phone , you can block numbers as you can on your mobil, so every time you get a telemarketing lying bastard you just block that number

@dog said in NBN - any starters?:

I have to wait until 2020 before I get the NBN and it’ll be fixed wireless. :cry:

I’m on Telstra 4GX which is quite good but expensive.

We ditched the landline years ago. Can’t see any need to have anything other than a mobile and Skype.

We did that years ago, then the mobile reception round our place got so horrible we had to get the landline back, and it was no more expensive than the (3G) was at the time anyway.

So here in France we have two mobile setups - a 4G dongle which costs about $20 per month for 12gb, (soon to be ditched)

And our phone plan - unlimited calls in Eu and to landlines anywhere in the world, 50gb of 4G per month, (5gb per year per country when roaming) - no contract and less than $30.00 per month!

All we need is competition! (Although Amaysim are going a long way towards providing it in Aus)

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We were on 3G for a couple of years and it was ok but was variable. 4GX is really quite fast, at least most of the time. I usually get 20mbs download and the slowest I get is 5mbs.

It is just really expensive.

I was on another fixed wireless product but it was crappy in peak times.

No project NBN date foir us and ditching landline is not an option as the wind robs us of mobile signal, funny how it blows the signal away!! (Bloody big cypress trees between us and the towers, wind blows, they lean over and we lose signal).

Currently in the process of doing both the house and our place in Melbourne, one with iinet and the other with Telstra. Fully expect both to go tits up. One daughter got lucky with fibre to the home, or she did until a hungry mouse terminated the service, got that fixed and the psycho neighbour cut the line. Now have it armour plated up the wazoo outside the house, next time the bastard does it hopefully he gets caught. The police have been on his case with other misbehaviour unrelated to us so hopefully he gets himself committed sometime soon.

I will never gt NBN to my home. There is suppose to be coverage with the same fixed wireless that Joker gets but only to part of my property. They won’t even come and test the signal at my house alleging that the trees would block it.
At work we have had NBN for many years as we are in the first area in Australia to get it.
It is with Telstra and works well. Our phones and internet go through the same box. The back up battery died on the NBN box last week and it started to beep. This just meant taking the sealed lead acid battery out and buying a new one. Otherwise no problems.
I certainly don’t need to restart it weekly as tolovar suggested. It has crashed 2 times in 4 years.
We only have 25mb/s but this is fine. We do some video conferencing and the speed seems to be enough. I don’t see the need to pay for a faster connection.

if you mobile phone works at home there a strong chance a mobile donglt will give you faster internet

@wombat said in NBN - any starters?:

if you mobile phone works at home there a strong chance a mobile donglt will give you faster internet

It’s not on the mobile network. There is a tower a few Km from home that is essentially a wifi transmitter for the NBN. The mobile signal comes from a different tower about 10km the opposite direction.

Recently got NBN Satellite. 12/1MBS. 40G anytime and 60g off-peak for $50/m. 100km from Perth CBD. Pretty happy so far. Tested 10.3/0.78 just now.

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