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Master Geek
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Topic # 193603 16-Mar-2016 19:40
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I notice that Spark has Wireless Broadband available on their Website to an invited group of customers. Does anyone know what plans they are or will be offering?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1514691 16-Mar-2016 19:56
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I would imagine it would be the same or similar offering to the skinny one.


I can get the skinny offering here but Spark say not in my area so we will have to wait and see.


Where I am we are on slow ADSL and not due for UFB until 2019


If the download speeds are faster than what I get I will look at wireless until UFB arrives.





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  Reply # 1514694 16-Mar-2016 20:05
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I tried the Skinny Wireless and the speeds were excellent at about 63DL/35UL but the cost was so high that I went back to ADSL.

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  Reply # 1514701 16-Mar-2016 20:19
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I think it's great Spark and Vodafone (and others?) do 80gb 4G for $100, but as Chorus said the other day, the average household is now using 96gb a month on broadband, and over 200gb a month on fibre. 80gb seems a bit low, and Skinny's 60gb is even lower.


With Spark and Vodafone each extra $20 gets you 15gb more, and on Skinny each extra $20 gets you 10gb more.


$1.25 per GB on Spark & Voda (or $1.33 per GB beyond that)


$0.92 per GB on Skinny (or $2 per GB beyond that)


I appreciate we've come a long way to just have the options of 4G broadband as a home broadband service, but hopefully the data caps / price per gb continues to drop as it does every so often with other broadband options :)

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