Please Help Me Choose an ISP and Plan
Last edited 05/07/2017 - 14:45
I've moved apartments and I'm in the market for an internet connection. Below are my options.
|Provider||Plan||Features||Deals (if any)||Data||Cost||First month cost|
|Spintel||Urban Home Bundle 500GB ADSL2+||Includes monthly line rental Includes PAYG calls Flexible Bundle options Usage monitoring online||Deal: No Setup Fee (Special Offer)||500GB||$49.95/mth||Min. total cost $49.95 for first month|
|MyNetFone||ADSL2+ Economy 500GB||Requires an active home phone line (not included) Includes VoIP phone service with PAYG calls 1 Static IPV4 IP Address 7 day Australian support||500GB||$49.95/mth + $99 Upfront||Min. total cost $148.95 for first month|
|Spintel||Urban Home Bundle Unlimited ADSL2+||Includes monthly line rental Includes PAYG calls Flexible Bundle options Usage monitoring online||Deal: No Setup Fee (Special Offer)||Unlimited Data||$54.95/mth||Min. total cost $54.95 for first month|
|AusBBS||On-Net ADSL Unlimited||Includes monthly line rental Pay as you go calls Fast churn - switching to AusBBS is fast & easy Set-up fee $0 - 24month, $75 - 12month & $125 - No-contract||Unlimited Data||$55/mth + $55 Upfront||Min. total cost $110 for first month|
|Belong||ADSL2+ Bundle – Regular||Includes monthly line rental Powered by Telstra $0 standard activation 24/7 customer support||No excess usage charges||Unlimited Data||$70/mth + $60 Upfront||Min. total cost $130 for first month|
|Optus||60 Plan M2M||Exclusively available online only Unlimited data included per month WiFi modem included $200 Set up fee||Unlimited Data||$60/mth + $200 Upfront||Min. total cost $260 for first month|
|Bendigo Bank||ADSL Active + Voice||Includes monthly line rental Includes PAYG calls Australian based customer centre Usage monitoring via MyServiceCentre||Unlimited Data||$64.95/mth + $199 Upfront||Min. total cost $263.95 for first month|
|Barefoot||ADSL Bundle Metro Ultra||Includes monthly line rental Includes unlimited calls to Local & National numbers No activation & plan change fee Australian customer service centre||Deal: Sign up online and receive a $20 credit||Unlimited Data||$69/mth||Min. total cost $69 for first month|
|mate||ADSL2+ Phone #citymates||Includes monthly line rental Includes Local and National calls Australian customer service Free NBN transition when available||Deal: Sign up online and receive a $20 credit||Unlimited Data||$69/mth||Min. total cost $69 for first month|
My budget is about $65 p.m. and I would think that 500GB would be sufficient for my usage, however, unlimited is always nice. Also, I would prefer a month to month rather than a contract. I would've loved the Optus plan however the $200 set up fee is killing the deal. Spintel and AusBBS have really poor reviews. I'm leaning towards the Barefoot and Mate plans, but wanted the community opinion on those.
The previous tenants have left a working Optus modem: Sagemcom f@st 3864op. Can I reuse this in any of the plans above to save on getting a new one?