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Aussie Broadband OzBargain Special Offer - First Month of nbn Free + 6 Months Double Data until July 31

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OZJULY

Hi everyone,

Aussie Broadband have a special offer for our friends at Ozbargain!

Sign up for any new nbn™ service before July 31 2017 to receive your first month free of charge, including a $0 nbn install!* as well as double data for the first 6 months!**
Go through our online signup and enter the code “OZJULY” at the checkout, or speak with our Australian based team on 1300 880 905 and quote “OZJULY” to receive your free month + double data

To see all of our residential plans visit (https://www.aussiebroadband.com.au/residential/residential-i...

Terms and conditions apply. Service not available in all areas, see
www.aussiebroadband.com.au for full terms and conditions
*nbn™ compatible modem not included in fee.
** Double data not available on the 2000gb and 3000gb data plans

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  • +1 vote

    I've been with ABB for about 6 months the now on a 100/50 NBN plan and it's been amazing! Speeds constantly around 90-95mbit download despite being FTTN. All my friends regularly whinge about the speeds they are getting with different carriers and are shocked when I tell them mine.

    I can't fault their service or their tech support on the two occasions I had a problem (one caused by a lightning strike). Definitely recommend!

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    Is native ipv6 offered?

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      Hi ejayt,

      We currently don't offer ipv6, this may be something we do in the future though

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    Shame you don't have any plans in the 5tb+ range per month

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      Assuming you will connect at 100Mbps that means a maximum of 32.4TB a month you will be downloading data ~1/6 of the time (or 4 hours a day). To avoid your downloading impacting other customers Aussie Broadband would need to purchase a minimum of 50Mbps CVC from NBNCo = 50 * $15 = $1750/month (excluding GST) in CVC. Add AVC, Aussie Broadband costs and profit margin and I doubt the plan would cost less than $2500. At that money I personally would spend the extra for a 250Mbps connection.

      If you are happy to pay that kind of money, the sales team might be very willing to chat with you.

      • -1 vote

        You assume that the downloads are during peak times, which they aren't. If they are in the 1200-0400am then no extra cvc is required since usage during that timeframe is very littleness

        • +1 vote

          If you can schedule your downloads, then find an RSP that offers peak / off peak quotas or just go with an unlimited RSP that has reasonable performance in off peak times.

        • -1 vote

          @mathew42:

          Problem is there are very few RSP's around now with either unlimited or have resonable peak/offpeak (skymesh was one until they went down the toliet)

          Edit: Did some more research and ABB does offer unmetered between 1am-7am for an extra 10 bucks per month which works out to be decent value.

          Biggest issue im running into with my current RSP (Barefoot telecom which is a vocus/iprimus reseller like just about everyone now) is the latency spiking during peak hours.

          For example

          http://i.imgur.com/NFcF0mh.png

          But its pretty well known Vocus is a law unto itself and given pretty much right on the dot of 7pm i have the WAN drop out and drops out again at 10pm on the dot i wouldnt be suprised if they are depirortizing my connection.

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          you can opt for night owl package for $10/month which gives you unmetered quota during 1am-7am.

        • -1 vote

          @sunnybear:

          Yep, found that just after i made the post, ended up signing up for 2tb 100/40 with night owl + static IP for 120/month. Will monitor over the month then probably upgrade to 250/100

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          @MATTDAMON: Please be aware 250/100 is not available in all areas currently

        • -1 vote

          @Aussiebroadband:

          Yeah i know, im already on an on-net POI with you guys and if/when i upgrade ill cross the bridge then.

  • +1 vote

    Rep, is there a plan for a mobile app to monitor usage? Can we put this on the wishlist?

    • +2 votes

      Hi Paaj, I will raise this with our dev team and see what can be done further

      • +3 votes

        Agree. Process to monitor usage is a bit archaic. My ABB log in site looks very 1990's

  • +2 votes

    Been with ABB for 14 months now on a FW service. Awesome speeds initially but congestion in peak periods is becoming an issue now. Most likely an nbn co issue as well though.

    I did compare services side by side with amaysims recent free 2 month offer. Speeds and congestion were very similar but the ping with amaysim was consistently x10 in comparison to ABB. It was unusable for online PC gaming. Ironically I told amaysim I no longer required their service and so far have charged my CC 3 times. Ahhhhhhhh. I hate amaysim with a passion now.

    Any offers for long term customers? May I suggest if we call up ABB with code we get the 6 months double data. I have 1tb of images to back up with Google (no not pron) and as upload is included in download quota with ABB I am struggling.

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      You can bolt on the option to not count uploads for $10 a month, and then remove it when you are done

    • -1 vote

      ABB does not look after or appreciate long term customers. Did you experience price increase in Nov 2016? This is not acceptable as the whole industry trend is reducing price.

      Now I moved away from ABB to Buzz, I am paying less for faster speed. I use Internet for video streaming, tele-conference, downloads,VPN to connect to work network… No trouble at all.

      I agree ABB service is very good and very responsive. I may go back to ABB if it shows appreciated for long term loyal customers.

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    Currently with Skymesh and looking to make the move, how long does the port across usually take? Is there much downtime? On a FTTN service. Do I need to inform Skymesh or does ABB do this?

    • +1 vote

      mine went live pretty much straight away, i had to call skymesh and cancel. you need to give them 30 days notice unless you have been getting congestion in which case they can waive the notice period

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        Ok thanks. Best to give skymesh a call first to cancel incase they hold me to the 30 days notice? Then signup for a connection date as earliest as possible? Work from home so trying to minimise the chance of downtime.

        • +1 vote

          the first month is free with AUSSIEBB anyway so i would just sign up to AUSSIEBB and then cancel SKYMESH as soon as they can.
          my AUSSIEBB went active on a different UNI-D port so for a couple days i had both and then skymesh disconnected.

          the way i look at it, AussieBB free first month covers the notice period to skymesh :)

          but yeah, i was live with aussiebb within the day

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      Hi Spraders, depending on technology this can take 24-48 hours, I have seen some connections port across in under an hour though - cheers

  • +1 vote

    been a customer for a few months now, service is top notch where every other provider i had i was getting congestion during peak including skymesh.

  • +1 vote

    Dang it, signed up at the start of the month.

    BTW, awesome service. I can max out my connection (25/4) at all hours of the day, peak, off peak! +1

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    Does anyone know if netflix and/or stan is quota free?

    •  

      Sorry we don't offer quota free Netflix or Stan

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    I live in an apartment building with NBN. Will i be limited to 25/5 speed if i sign up?

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      Not necessarily, I would recommend speaking with our sales team on 1300 880 905 who will be able to check and see what speeds will be available for your service

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        Sweet!

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    Does your FTTP connections offer static ip?

  • +1 vote

    Highly recommend ABB, with them since my 25/5 mbps Plan, had a bit of congestion before the POI upgrade…

    Now with them at 100/40 (upgraded POI) and the service is just amazing, worth the "premium"

    Great support haven't been let down yet.

    If only they would offer this double data to existing customers (not that i need it with my 500 GB)

    A bit of change to the website would be nice, the Data logging screen is hideous…

    Maybe a mobile tracking app?

    Also Love my 1ms Latency on Battlefield 1 :P

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      Tehcookiemonsta

      Could you please a speedtest for us?

      I'm with ABB and at best 6ms Latency.

      Many thanks

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        I Wont't be home till next week sometime so that will be a bit of problem

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          Happy to wait for it when you returns.

          Thanks in advance.

          Cheers mate

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    I'm already on NBN with skymesh - how long to get the ABB line activated? I'm keen to ditch them asap.

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      FTTP, FTTN, HFC, Fixed wireless?

      If FTTP, you can get a second RSP connection on the second port of the NTD quite quickly (usually within an hour or two).

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        You can on fixed wireless too

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        FTTP - took 30 minutes :)

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    Tried to join up but they've hit their subscription limit in the area. Is there a waitlist option?

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      Yes you can go on a waitlist, I would recommend speaking with our sales team to organise this by calling 1300 880 905 :)

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    hello AB Rep.

    What brand and model Modem/Router do you supply?

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      Oops just read the terms. Nil modem. sorry about that.

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    NVM

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    This is what's it's all about, does it come with a box of VB wife beater singlet and a thong

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    Nbn just got put into my area, whats the turn around if you don't like the isp you end up with to change?
    Is there an nbn equivalent to fast churn?

  • +1 vote

    Any deals for us pathetic individuals stuck on ADSL?

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      I second this, any deals for ADSL customers? Also I sent an enquiry via your website a week ago, and haven't heard back since :/

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        While we wait for that code to waive the $110 connection fee 😀, what are you on now, emoticon?

        I'm on Telstra 200gb with line rental and national calls included for $80/m. I'm finding that price reasonable even though I don't use the phone… but a necessary evil.

        Aussie offer 100gb for $55 plus line rental $30 (incl national calls) totalling $85.

        Not too bad since it is month to month and it uses Telstra wholesale. Even better if aussie does not have the congestion issues I'm getting with Telstra.

  • +1 vote

    Hands down the best isp there is

  • +2 votes

    We just got nbn and went with Aussie.

    WOW, just WOW.

    They do exactly what they say they'll do.

    In English. With local staff.

    Bloke turned up on time (actually rang beforehand to confirm we were at home).

    Connected nbn (in the pissing rain in a little tent).

    Helped me inside the house connecting the modem.

    nbn worked first time. Connection speed maxed out at what we paid for. A week later, we asked to try the next level speed. Was told it might take all of 15 mins !!! Actually took about 6 mins. Next band speed showed to be our max. Not bad for the first free month !!!

    Actually had a conversation with the person on the other end of the phone. She was polite, knowledgeable, nice….you know…..NORMAL !!!

    Can't say enough that's good about them.

    PLEASE DON'T SELL YOURSELVES !!!

  • +1 vote

    No love for existing customers?

  • +1 vote

    Another fan of Aussie Broadband, you guys deserve to do well, great service and deliver what you promise. Like most people we stream in the evenings, guess that's why they call it peak;) No slowing to a crawl, no buffering, just works!

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    Hi ABB Rep,

    Im getting nbn HFC by the end of August in my street. They just ran the main cable in the steet and have nbn leadin to my house from the pit. Now just waiting for nbn co to connect, terminate and active.

    I have just registered to ABB for updates and im interested in sign up for this deal if possible.

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      No problems, you would need to speak with our sales team by calling 1300 880 905 and they will be able to apply this for you

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    My work recently bought a few office building which is luckily in a new estate and has FTTP, looking to sign up when settlement goes through in a few weeks but none of the business plans on offer are worth it as it's not like we anything really of value. Only a small office (6 people) so just looking to sign up for a residential plan with the VOIP $20 plan as well.

    Is there anything to stop a business just doing this as whilst the net is handy, it's not an absolute must if it does go down (and their business plans don't offer any extra in regard to fault restoration times). Will only be on the 25/5 100GB plan (will need to occasionally have people connected through a VPN so will grab the $10 static IP too) and only make 4-5 calls on the VOIP as my bosses usually contact people on their mobiles.

    So is there any 'rule' or issue with people signing up to a residential plan on ABB? Bosses have always been with iiNet and I want to avoid them on the NBN like the plague, but trying to get them to change over from them will only work if I can say the price is a little cheaper than we're currently paying for slow as ADSL2+ with iiNet.

  • +1 vote

    Dear Rep,

    Please give me a chart of all your NBN plans/prices so I can compare my current ISP (Optus Cable) price/plan to yours.

    Your website makes it painful and tedious to click a least 3 times for every single 'speed' 'downloads' 'phone' option, just to see the price.
    … then build my own spreadsheet so I can make a comparison.
    … I don't want a phone and this is OzBargain, so I think you can guess what my primary motivation is.

    Your link "To see all of our residential plans visit (https://www.aussiebroadband.com.au/residential/residential-i... does NOT let me view all your plans, it simply makes me click multiple times to compare … stuff.

    • +1 vote

      Ha, love the negs. I agree their website does need some attention to organisation. Their 'internet & phone bundle' could just be placed as an option under the NBN heading. They don't do ADSL bundling.

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    No unlimited? Bugger.

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    NBN will be rolled out at my address by September (according NBN website). Can I pre-order under this offer? Are the fees shown on the website all inclusive, i. e. no phone line rental required?

    Would I need a new router/modem? Currently on ADSL+ , is NBC VDSL?

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      Yes you can pre order 3 months prior to your area going live
      No phone line rental required.

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        Thanks, and what modem do I need? I currently have an ADSL modem. Do I need a VDSL compatible modem?

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    Getting bummed by all these nbn deals and not getting nbn installed any time in the next few years..

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    Just to clarify. I'm on FTTP with Skymesh. I can just apply with ABB using the second port, then I need to cancel Skymesh myself? Am I correct?
    There's no way providers do churning like with ADSL? Thank you

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      That is correct, on FTTP we will just provision the next available port on your NTD

  • +1 vote

    I've been streaming my gaming via AussieBB NBN through my youtube - www.youtube.com/SpotTheOzzie. Latest video is a 6 hr stream and you can see there's zero interruption and this was during the 'congested' period.

  • +1 vote

    Churned from skymesh on the whirlpool deal. Havnt looked back since!

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    Rep, Is this offer available to business customers? I tried using your last offer when I signed up for my business and I was told that I wouldn't get any bonus data or free month.

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    am still with Skymesh and get good speeds on my 100/40. I also enjoy the off peak data. Not sure if I gain anything by moving to abb.

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      GIve it time. They'll notice your CVC is not maxing out and reduce it to save costs.

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        This is the speed I am getting right now (8.42 am)
        http://beta.speedtest.net/result/6491381808.png

        My current plan gets me 600 GB Peak and 12TB Off Peak data at 100/40 for $100. The ABB plans look quite expensive on paper. I could try and get the 500GB plan and then the addon to have off-peak hours for $10.

        Wish I could give ABB a trial on my other port, specially the 250/100 plan and see what speeds I get from it. I work from home often and those upload and download speeds would help tremendously.

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          Called them up and got a pre-order booking thingy done as our area is not connected to their on-net backhaul yet.

  • +1 vote

    Just called and pre-ordered HFC for september. Thanks OP.

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    Does someone have a tl;dr on why Skymesh sucks post-buyout please? I dont know the history.

    I'm with them, decently happy so far (3rd month), and I see praises for ABB here but also:
    - People say there is congestion too.
    - Sketchy marketing tactic of "double data x months" which we all know is an upsell once the trial period ends.

    • +1 vote

      Basically when Skymesh got bought out they set about cutting costs by cutting bandwidth (and in particular CVC). Less they pay out, more profit they make.

      If you have decent bandwidth in the evening, then maybe either you are in an area where they can't cut the CVC anymore, or they haven't got around to cutting it for you yet, or you are just plain lucky.

      Thing to bear in mind is if you are visiting sites overseas, and pay for, say, 100/40 you might not notice since the bottleneck would be on the international cables. I tend to suggest fast.com as a test - because Netflix et al are most likely to be the thing that eats your bandwidth most, so counts most.

      There used to be congestion on the Aussie Broadband back end, since they were using Optus (who are ….) But moving on-net to their own backhaul as made the performance rock solid for most people. And if you don't want double data, I'm sure they could arrange to not give it to you …

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        Thanks for history.

        "On-net to their own backhaul" if I'm in north QLD, I'm guessing that's in Brisbane/Sydney areas, will I see much benefits from that?

        • +1 vote

          Not necessarily that simple.

          Basically the way it works is that NBNCo is responsible for getting from you to one of 121 points of interconnect (using the infamous CVC). It's then the ISP's, sorry, RSP's, responsibility to get the data from there to the rest of the internet.

          So if you are in the top end, they have to pay to get connection from your local PoI to somewhere that peers with the internet proper. That could be somewhere like Brisbane (I don't actually know for QLD).

          If they skimp on CVC bandwidth or the backhaul from the PoI to the internet proper - then you see congestion. However, there is also congestion on the internet proper - like the cables going across the Pacific.

          If where you are connecting to is in the US, you are going to get limited by one of those connections. If it's using a CDN so that the content appears closer to you, the number of connection that can cause issue is reduced (eg if it looks like it's in Sydney, you've no problem with poor international bandwidth).

          Aussie broadband have a decent rep for CVC amount and the backhaul from the PoIs. Optus used to be used by them for the PoI backhaul (off-net), and they caused the slowdowns - which is why they put in their own backhaul (on-net). For Skymesh they have cut the CVC amount, and maybe other things too, meaning congestion at multiple stages.

          Oh, and if you think that sounds like a mess, join the club.

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    I am with Optus and my plan doesn't end for another 8 months. As we are moving to NBN next month and I need to move plans (cable - nbn) does this give me the option to cancel with no fees and move to this deal.

    • +1 vote

      Talk to Optus, but probably not. No fees would be limited to getting new plan with Optus I'd say. Your only safe bet is waiting until you're forcefully disconnected from your current cable service, then you'd be free of contract.

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    warning to those switching from skymesh.. dont forget you need to give them 1 month notice. (this ate into the free month benefit for me).

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      No you don't, if you talk to Skymesh and tell them why you are leaving they will waive the one month. Skymesh have stated on Whirlpool that they will waive this fee at the moment.

      I left Skymesh a month or so ago and I requested that they waive the one month notice and they did.

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        I called up the day before my new billing cycle. When he informed me I said, "OH, can you please waive that?" , and he said unfortunately not.

        Is there anything else I can do?

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          Pretty sure that's BS, because they did for me. I did it an email though and mentioned the Whirlpool forum. Unless it has changed since i left.

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          @piemaniac:
          Cheers I'll spend a few minutes sending an email. I think they've changed management recently? Maybe they are feeling the pinch of the aussiebb transfers/

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    Hey Rep,

    Any offers or solutions for a lowly Ozbargainer who can't get NBN in his area?

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      Hi letslogin,

      we currently don't have any other offers for other service types, I will forward this information on though to see if we can organise something in the future for ADSL

      Cheers,

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        That would be swell. I'd love to go with ABB, and that would be the tipping point i think.

        Currently just eating away my phone data and avoiding netflix ;(

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    Are uploads counted towards the monthly usage allowance?

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      Yes but you can pay $10/mo to not count it.

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      Hi Warier,

      Yes uploads do count, but we do offer an unlimited uploads bolt on for an extra $10 a month

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    installed HFC NBN last Friday, still no internet connection until now,anyway that could be NBN's problem.

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    I just signed with skymesh last week. Otherwise i might be making the switch

  • +1 vote

    Signed up at 2pm this afternoon. It was connected by the time i got home. Very impressed and my belong modem works fine!

  • +1 vote

    Just signed up. After reading all good comments, I think the service should be better than [email protected] Telstra!!

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    how do I use referral from my friend if I sign up online?

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      There should be two boxes, one for the code above for you, and one for the referral ID from your friend.

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        my friend just signed up himself. he sent me a referral email, but the link is going to getting AusBB staff to contact me for a quote. But I am ready to apply here.

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          Your friend needs to give you their customer number, to put in a box, and also make sure you put OZJULY in the offer code box. These are separate boxes.

          OzBargain used to provided a referral service to get a random OzBargainer's ABB referral, but ABB didn't like and stopped it.