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Wireless internet - no phone line

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    Can't find the thread on this from before, but we are now looking into getting internet (wirless) without having to have a phone line. Husband has suggested looking into Internode and Adam...any experiences or suggestions?

     

    Thanks,

    Suzer

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    We have both, phone and internet with no phone line, phone works perfectly....exactly the same as with plugged into the wall, internet is a bit slow to say the least but we are assured that will speed up when we get the new mast they are promising.....we're with optus for both Fiona

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    I'm not sure Adam actually has a wireless internet service, think they only do ADSL (i.e. you need a port through the phone exchange). Internode have a Wireless DSL system in rural areas, but it doesn't extend to Adelaide.

     

    The two main wireless ISPs I know of are Optus and Virgin (who use the Optus 3G network). I use Virgin and find them to be good most of the time - their plan is cheaper than Optus. With both of these, you'll get a phone line as well - the phone plugs into the modem, so you don't use the phone points in your house. I think these packages are now restricted to 2Gb download per month (after that you are shaped to dial-up speed, you don't lose internet access). The Virgin one is $60 a month for the 2Gb download and all local and national calls are free (along with calls to Virgin mobiles). I was lucky and got mine when they still had the 4Gb download offer ;) You'd need to check that you can get coverage where you are - you can enter your postcode on their website I think.

     

    Your other option would be to get a USB modem from 3 mobile - think they have some good offers - and then you just plug it into your PC. You don't need to have a 3 mobile for this. (You can actually get the USB modem through Virgin as well)

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Kerry

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    Sorry should've been more specific...we have wireless USB modem (not WiFi) and the phone box needs to plug into the electric outlet they are $29 per month each 1GB download (no speed shaping with optus) we reduced the download limit til they get the speed up....Soon hopefully!! $69 for 6GB, works quite well in central Adelaide when I had the laptop in there the other day. Fiona

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