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Topic # 92203 28-Oct-2011 17:51
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So I have been with telstra for way too long, way beack to the chello days infact.  But now I have too sit and ask a serious questions, should I stay with Telsta, or should I split up and go Sky, Telecom (if good in raumati south area, other options??)  and sort our my phone hard-line as such.

My current thinking is to jump, I have an adsl modem ready to roll, so should I, or maybe wait patiently for telsta to tell us there plan upgrades (I'm on 40Gb cable) are in December......??

what would be your suggestions.?

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  Reply # 538825 28-Oct-2011 18:06

nzquiet1: So I have been with telstra for way too long, way beack to the chello days infact.  But now I have too sit and ask a serious questions, should I stay with Telsta, or should I split up and go Sky, Telecom (if good in raumati south area, other options??)  and sort our my phone hard-line as such.

My current thinking is to jump, I have an adsl modem ready to roll, so should I, or maybe wait patiently for telsta to tell us there plan upgrades (I'm on 40Gb cable) are in December......??

what would be your suggestions.?


You haven't said why you want to change providers. If you are on cable, I believe cable offers better speeds than ADSL for both uploading and downloading.

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  Reply # 538826 28-Oct-2011 18:06
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What street in Rau South? Your location relative to Telecom's cabinet will weigh heavily on the sort of speeds you can get.

Vodafone might be a goer (reselling a telecom connection), they do a special deal for mysky hdi with their broadband deals.

On the other hand, Telstra's has some pretty sharp prices, you might not save a whole lot of money, unless you're looking for a lot more data

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  Reply # 538907 28-Oct-2011 22:21
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I made the jump 18 months ago and couldnt be happier. My cabinet was switched to ADSL2+ not long after I made the move and my speeds are consistently faster than my Telstraclear cable was.

It also ended up being cheaper to be on a TotalHome package + MySky and I now have everything in HD.





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  Reply # 538908 28-Oct-2011 22:29
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nzquiet1: ...plan upgrades (I'm on 40Gb cable) are in December......??

what would be your suggestions.?


The 'plan upgrade in December' thing is really interesting.  When they give Telecom Wholesale customers extra data for $2 but advertise that everyone is getting 'written to....'.... but then on public forums they dangle the carrot... 'but hey...  we'll be doing you a better deal soon...' 

I start to question if this is anti-competitive?

Are sellers allowed to hold customers in under the promise of a better deal or confusion?

Confusion as a marketing tool?  Humm... 

What would I suggest... 

1.  Stay with Telstra. (Yes I know just how odd that sounds).

With 2mbit upload speeds, it is still the better network. 

2.  Get rid of your phone line if you haven't already and get a VoIP provider - (If you're new to VoIP and want an easy ride then VXF seems to be popular and there are other choices as well).

3.  The money you save on a phone service can be put to just paying for more data.  So in the end I would expect you come out on top with more value in terms of data.

HTH.






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  Reply # 538927 29-Oct-2011 01:24
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DonGould:
nzquiet1: ...plan upgrades (I'm on 40Gb cable) are in December......??

what would be your suggestions.?


The 'plan upgrade in December' thing is really interesting.  When they give Telecom Wholesale customers extra data for $2 but advertise that everyone is getting 'written to....'.... but then on public forums they dangle the carrot... 'but hey...  we'll be doing you a better deal soon...' 

I start to question if this is anti-competitive?

Are sellers allowed to hold customers in under the promise of a better deal or confusion?

Confusion as a marketing tool?  Humm... 

What would I suggest... 

1.  Stay with Telstra. (Yes I know just how odd that sounds).

With 2mbit upload speeds, it is still the better network. 

2.  Get rid of your phone line if you haven't already and get a VoIP provider - (If you're new to VoIP and want an easy ride then VXF seems to be popular and there are other choices as well).

3.  The money you save on a phone service can be put to just paying for more data.  So in the end I would expect you come out on top with more value in terms of data.

HTH.




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