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Topic # 14215 21-Jun-2007 12:13 Send private message

Does anyone know of or recommend a wifi service in Australia that is similar to CafeNet?

I appreciate that there are telco's pushing wifi same as Telecom/Vodafone, but these are monthly-based fee services.

I also know that many cyber-cafes/restaurants offer wifi at hourly rates, but I'm looking for a system like CafeNet where time and/or data can be pre-purchased (online) and you simply log in from wherever they are located.

Is there such a thing as pay-as-you-go wireless broadband in Australia?

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  Reply # 75502 21-Jun-2007 12:34 Send private message

Rickles: Does anyone know of or recommend a wifi service in Australia that is similar to CafeNet?

I appreciate that there are telco's pushing wifi same as Telecom/Vodafone, but these are monthly-based fee services.

I also know that many cyber-cafes/restaurants offer wifi at hourly rates, but I'm looking for a system like CafeNet where time and/or data can be pre-purchased (online) and you simply log in from wherever they are located.

Is there such a thing as pay-as-you-go wireless broadband in Australia?

R.


Telstra, Optus and Azure all have hotspots around Australia. Azure offers the best pricing at A$6.60 per hour (min 2 hour puchase). I'm off to oz for two weeks on Monday and plan to use Azure.


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  Reply # 75503 21-Jun-2007 12:38 Send private message

Both Optus and Telstra offer WiFi Hotspots in cafes, libraries, and other places - and you can buy prepaid vouchers for these or pay on the spot with a credit card - buying per hour or day...







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  Reply # 75534 21-Jun-2007 14:29 Send private message

Thanks guys, appreciated.

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