Forgive me if this is in the wrong forum, the way things are structured around here is a bit crazy for general questions rather than telco specific ones.
I'm looking around for a good value home phone and small broadband package for my Mum, in Wanganui. The best I can find is $84 for a phone line and 1GB of internet from TC. That goes down to $78 if you accept a 256kbps cap. That seems crazy expensive for a commodity these days. I figured $40 for a home phone (which is still expensive) and maybe $20 for internet was reasonable, but even that seems like too much given how little she'll use both.
I wondered if naked broadband with a voip solution would work, but too if something goes wrong I have to fix it, and i'm in Wellington. Is there an easy, reasonably hassle free was to do it that'd be supported by a telco? Maybe adsl from one of the smaller internet places and VfX/XNet.
Suggestions would be appreciated :)