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#1 lalalove

Posted 17 May 2019 - 01:45 PM

Hi everyone

Hoping for some pointers to help us get started with home internet....

We would like to get wifi connected but have seriously no idea where to start.

At present we have high data caps on each of our phones but would like to reduce this and be able to use wifi for netflix at home etc.

Our home is in a pretty new area which has NBN but this is not connected to our property.

Do I just go in to say Telstra (who our phone plans are with) and ask them to 'hook me up'?


#2 SeaPrincess

Posted 17 May 2019 - 09:47 PM

You should certainly be able to get a better deal than Telstra. We switched when moved to the country and Telstra initially told me they could move all of our services, but it turned out they couldn’t. After I cut them off, they called me to discuss it, and when I told them what we were paying, they said they couldn’t match it. We’re with iiNet now.

At the same time, we had to move our mobiles back to Telstra because we couldn’t get decent service with any other carriers in a rural location.

#3 CookieCutter

Posted 17 May 2019 - 10:25 PM

Whichever provider you decide to go with, they should send you a modem and set up instructions, including your wifi password etc. That’s pretty much it - you’ll then have wifi internet at home.

#4 laridae

Posted 17 May 2019 - 10:58 PM

I'd shop around. Telstra probably isn't the best value for money. Where I live one of the small local ones is supposed to be good, I'd ask on a local Facebook page for recommendations.

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