Thanks for all the info everybody.
We have gone with Telstra in the end. We have added $10 call package to the line rental which gives us cheap calls to the UK 2cents per min.
NO CONNECTION CHARGE and they say it will be connected this Thursday!
Will let you know what happens............
Well, we said we would let you know what happened and thumbs up to TELSTRA !!:)
They said they would connect the phone on Thursday and by the time we got to the house just after midday it was all connected and working fine.:)
What more can we say but well done to Telstra!!:):)
Just all seems very backward to me,we have no phone line in rented accomodation and crap wireless net 6 gb per month and slow as hell !Wont fall for this again when the 12 month lease is up.Anyway ,best of luck.
Ken here, not Marshall but signed in under his name. We had a dilemma when we arrived about a landline phone. All the companies wanted a line rental fee and to be honest (although I could be naive), I have no idea why that is charged - we paid it for years in the UK and what for? Anyway, where we are now we have gone with Adam Internet. We pay $69.00 per month, get wireless broadband with 25Gb download limit that we have hardly touched (and Marshall watches loads on YouTube) and phone. Calls are 12c for as long as you like in Australia, and 4c per minute to the UK. We are very pleased with the service so far.
Hope this helps.
P.S. Drinking a few lemonades tonight, so hope this makes sense!