Guest Martin and Val

Help With Land Line Phones

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    Guest Martin and Val

    Hi Everyone,

    We have just got the keys to our new home and now we need to have a land line installed.

    Can we have advise on which company you used, quality of service, cost etc.

    We want cheap international calls obviously and we want ADSL Broadband as well but don't want to be charged if we go over our monthly download limit.

    Any advise would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Martin and Val

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    as far as i know telstra is the only company to connect house to phone line.....i was told $300 just to go from pavement to my house so i told them to stick it up their arse but have a look at virgin i think they do a deal with home phone internet with unlimited down load

     

    alex

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    I use Telstra and bundle my mobile in gets a discount. I use internode for broadband and retain aol for dial up should the broadband go belly up. Internode is faster and has better deals for broadband. Adam internet is another popular one. My kids use 3 for their mobiles, they have good deals for free calls etc.

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    Yeah...it is only Telstra that will connect you phone....you havent got to have a package with them but they do all the cabling. Its cost 299 bucks if they have to do the trenching....or if the connection is already there 60. Even if the trenching was done when the house was built and the property is brand new...as the first customer you will foot the bill....but the landlord should cover that.

     

    We had 4 appointments with Telstra and they never turned up....gave up in the end...stick with mobiles and wire-less broadband....!!

     

    Dan

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    Guest massive

    H i Val,

    oh my god Telstra what a pain but they've got you over here good and proper !!!! anyway after many phone calls we went down to the telstra shop in Elizabeth and they managed to get the land line on lucky for us it was already connected and even that fact didn't stop them taking nearly 3 weeks and a further 2 for the internet .I think we,ve got a deal that we pay 39c connection to the uk then 2c per minute. we are hoping to be at henley today so will try and catch i think i remember you from a north west meet back in the u.k.

    Good luck with the phone

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    Guest tooeasy

    yep telstra are the only company that can put a land line into your house and it costs from $399 depending on how far they have to trench and install cables and they are a pain in the a**e to deal with :mad:

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    Guest Kazzarazza

    Hi guys, have loved reading you're updates over the last few weeks and good to hear you're getting settled. Does the house you're renting have a phone line already installed? Any company can arrange the connection for you IF the cabling and phone points are already there. We were with AAPT for many years as we got a good corporate rate through my employer. However, we have recently changed back over to Telstra as they offered us a better deal which AAPT couldn't match. We must have been lucky because it went very smoothly for us and the whole process only took a few days. We got a bundled package (Reach Home Line and Broadband Bundle) which gives us 12GB, includes the line rental fee, handset rental, gives us local calls for 10 cents (local calls here are untimed by the way), we get international for less than 10 cents per minute if you keep the call to less than 30 minutes, 17 cents per minute if you go over - but we generally use Skype most of the time. We were also given $200 worth of international calls for free in the first 2 months for switching back to them so, if you decide to go with Telstra, ASK if there are any extra bonuses.

     

    Good luck with it all ......and we may bump into you walking the dog on the beach as we are at West Lakes Shore too.

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    I use adam internet i have adsl2 speed upto 24mbpsand i have a download limit of 10G per month all for 45 bux.

     

    There are a few other notably, exetel, internode they were the cheapest that i found for adsl2 but do look around as there could be some good deals knocking around.

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    Another vote for Internode from us guys.

     

    We used to be with Netspace but moved to an area where "conventional" ADSL would not work; we're 6.6Km from the exchange. Luckily, we only had a short wait of a few weeks until Internode launched their Naked Extreme package.

     

    We now have no connected phone line and pay $85/mth for 40GB; unlimited packages are either not available with some providers or prohibitively expensive. We use skype for everything - took a year subscription for $50 which gives us free calls to local and mobiles throughout Australia and also gives us a local Skype-In number, so we look like we're in Adelaide - very clever. Everyone we speak to outside Oz (France, UK, Holland) is on Skype anyway... We have dual landline/Skype phone (Philips VOIP841...I think) which works fine.

     

    Justin.

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    we also have adam asdsl 2+ , great service 20gb download for $54 a month worth it is u download lots of pics from rellies, download movies and online gaming (hubsters domain):)

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    Guest Martin and Val

    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............

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    Guest Martin and Val

    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!!:):)

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    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.

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    Guest Marshall

    Hi Martin,

     

    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.

     

    Ken

     

    P.S. Drinking a few lemonades tonight, so hope this makes sense!

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