Circumstances are such that at present I just have a Telecom phone line (cheapest option available). I can access my Gmail from work (on occasions) but prefer not to. All I need internet access for is to check my emails and also to use Skype to communicate with family in the UK, nothing else. It doesn't even have to be mobile, as it would be primarily used at home (99.9%).
Someone suggested buying the likes of a Vodem but on a quick check, it seems these seem like a good idea but the price soon mounts up. It's either that or sign up to an ISP through my current land line. Ideally, it would have to be a no frills package with no contract, as I'm uncertain as to how long I will be remaining in the house, so early termination contracts are out.
Over the last five years, I have been with Orcon, World Exchange and Telecom. I don't really have a preference to any ISP so long as they can provide a service capable of delivering Skype capability of a consistent quality.