Best value NBN ATM

What does Ozbargain recommend as 'best value' for NBN plans at the moment? I should be able to connect to NBN by the end of the month.

I have been with Telecube for VOIP for quite a while and had been planning to just go with them. But it seems a lot of Ozbargain got burnt by them over the last few promotions and congestion is now a real issue.

I'm looking 100/40 or 50/20, unlimited is not a requirement. Looking for value not necessarily cheapest.

As always the Ozbargain advice is invaluable so thankyou in advance.

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  • -1 vote

    I don't understand why anyone would not get TPG

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      They are chronic for over subscribing their CVC.
      As long as you don’t expect reliable service then sure you should get tpg.

      • +3 votes

        ACCC reported that TPG is the fastest?? I've never had an outage as well.

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          This is correct, ACCC, ranked them fastest ISP in peak and overall. Google it and should see plenty of info on it.

          The problem TPG has is that people expect them to be cheap and great service too, but if you don’t call your ISP every month do you really want to pay an extra $5-$10 every month for better service? I don’t, so I don’t go for the expensive ISP like ABB.

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          @cloudy: I know!! Like do people go with Aussie Broadband just because they are lonely, I don't think I've ever called TPG. Lol

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          As someone who works in the industry (not selling) I can tell you that while TPG might be good for now as usage increases they can’t sustain the prices they are charging without decreasing the CVC. They did it with adsl (over subscribing) and within the industry it’s a known fact that they have purchased no where near enough cvc for heavy use. If more and more people go with tpg then you can expect a degraded service as has been widely reported on whirlpool from users who are in heavily tpg subscriber areas.

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          @Savas:

          Well, TPG with no lock in contract, 100/40 and unlimited data is $90. And Aussie Broadband with no lock in contract, 100/40 and unlimited data is …. $90 (at least at the moment).

          I know which one I'd rather have.

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          @TarquinOliverNimrod:

          $10 difference?

          Frankly I'd still go with Aussie - I do like being able to phone up and get someone who knows what the hell they are talking about. Plus what word has is still better bandwidth in practice.

          Particularly at the beginning, when installation is a pain, I wouldn't think of going with anyone else.

        • +1 vote

          @sane:

          Honestly, $10 per month, 120 per year, $4800* over a lifetime for the better service. It’s a lot of money for nothing really.

          I used the value of a perpetuity. $10 per month, $120 per year. Interest rate 2.5% assume you pay no tax on earnings. And assume you will need and continue to pay the $10 premium for life.

        • +1 vote

          @jimbobaus:

          Hi Jim, loved to hear about your industry knowledge. Can you point me to more reading?
          As far as I have read, CVC purchases by all ISP are secret and not shared. So I guess the only way to know if there is enough provisioning is if you either work in upper management of TPG, or you do (even more) extensive testing of their network (than the ACCC test).

          The problem I have with reading whirlpool and other forums is the same problem with the internet reviews.

    • +1 vote

      I've had no issues with TPG , but their plans are the same monthly price as many ISP's + $99 setup fee/18 month contract + $10 unwanted modem?

  • +1 vote

    I should be able to connect to NBN by the end of the month.

    LOL, good luck with that. I've found NBN connection date estimates to be useless. If it works out for you, the you can go for TPG like Savas recommends, if you're a fan of companies run by a faceless CEO like David Teoh.

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    What type of NBN will you get I got HFC and was nothing but trouble for the first 4 months.

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      Fibre to the node / curb. It looks like the node is going to be about 400m away from the house.

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    u can check out belong. (not associate to them).

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    Spintel

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      I'm in the process of quitting Spintel and have signing up to Aussie Broadband based on their recent promotion. Spintel was okay in the start of my 24 month plan but towards the end it typically goes down to 1MBps on speedtest after 6pm. No recommended.

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    Tangerine with their special.

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    Aussie Broadband.

    I switched over to them after being with Skymesh. I am on the 100/40 plan at my house and I have to say they have been fantastic. The slowest speed I have ever had is 82Mbps during peak time. I am getting roughly 95Mbps non-peak. These guys are what iiNet use to be in their prime. Could not speak more highly of them.

    Regards,
    Peter @ Oeck.

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    Was able to get Telecube 25/5 500G for $45. Hard to find 25 plans now, and when you are 1.8km from the node, that is the highest tier you can expect.

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