Spintel 4G 250GB Capped Data Wireless Broadband $39.95 /mth + $179.00 Upfront @ Spintel

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Noticed this on another site (Whistleout) but nobody has posted anything here…

Spintel are offering 250GB Capped Data on the Optus 4G Network. Its capped speed but might be good for those who can't get decent ADSL.

250GB Capped Data
Broadband Only
Speeds up to 12/1Mbps download/upload
WiFi modem is required (Huawei B525 modem) $179.00 Upfront
Just $39.95 /mth (no contract).

$149.00 account credit on 18 Month Contract

Negatives:
- Data beyond the 250GB will be shaped to 256kbs
- Requires purchase of Huawei B525 modem

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Comments

  •  

    I guess it is vivid 4g instead of optus 4g.

    • +2 votes

      Vivid 4G was Optus 4G.

      •  

        I think vivid was unlimited data and speed

        • +1 vote

          Nope, Vivid was 200GB at 12/1 in 2300mhz areas or 5/1 in other Optus areas or unlimited plan was capped as 12/1 in 2300mhz only.
          It was owned by Optus for a few years until they recently announced they’re phasing it out next month and migrating users to Optus.

  • +2 votes

    what if i already have a Huawei B525 from Vivid, could i sign this plan without the modem?

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      I'm wondering the same thing. I have a soon-to-be-defunct vivid wireless modem, not sure if its the B525 but looks similar. Can we use that one?

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        soon-to-be-defunct

        Are you not able to use this with any other wireless ISP?

      •  

        Check your email from Vivid again.
        We all should be getting transferred onto an equivalent Optus 4g wireless broadband plan USING the existing modem and Sim that is inside of it, and we don't have to do anything.

        And I believe the "equivalent" plans from Optus which they will be forced to move us on to are UNCAPPED 4g.
        So stick around and see what Optus transfers you on first.

    •  

      According to this video, Spintel and Vivid speedlimit to 15mbit/s
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKuuudp2yrM

    •  

      I personally haven't tried, but I asked Vivid once, and they said the device was locked. So if they're on Optus, and you have an Optus SIM… Or one that's from an Optus-based VNO, pop that in and see what happens.

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      I contacted Spintel sales via chat and they said you can byo as long as it's a B525 from either Optus or Spintel

  •  

    Thinking of setting this up for an older family friend. Will the 12/1 cap handle Netflix and iview without much buffering?

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      Yes a HD stream only needs about 5 down, 12 will be plenty. The question is more how much they will use it and the data cap. Netflix uses up to 3gb/hr at 1080, so 3hrs a day every day would use more than the allowance, and by my math the shaped speed wont run SD netflix

      •  

        on spintel. 2 peeps in my place and daily usage is 8-11GB. mostly youtube videos.

      • -1 vote

        You're mixing up the gigabits per sec bandwidth with the gigabytes of data allowance. 8 bits in a byte mate.

    •  

      You can also configure playback settings on their Netflix account to limit it to SD/HD (and aboid 4k streaming which can take upto 3-7GB per hour).

  • +10 votes

    “ Requires purchase of Huawei B525 modem”

    Ummmm what if u don’t want the Chinese govt knowing u lookup redtube 13 times an hour? Asking for a mate

  • +4 votes

    Optus offer 200 GB for $60 per month (with full 4G speeds) on a 12 month contract or $70 month to month. No sign up costs. You can buy a modem for $30. A better deal for some.

  •  

    quite a good value, because you can not get a 100gb nbn 12/1 for $39.95, and i bet optus 4g network is more stable and closer to advertised speed than nbn.

    • +1 vote

      if you're near a tower than yes. I'm about 1km fro an optus 4g tower on vivid wireless and i get around ~11 regularly. If i was further away who knows? NBN should be better if you are far from a tower, reasonably sure 4g speeds will drop more with distance than nbn, even if nbn can be a bit crap at times.

    • +1 vote

      its not, its less consistent and dependent on heaps of things your distance to the tower, interference, and congestion.
      I havent had Spintel but I have had both Optus 4G Mobile Broadband (uncapped) and Vivid

      had modem connected to my home network router, and used my own access point etc.
      placed modem at optimum locations

      Location 1 (home) near a university, full reception, Vivid Wireless was not to bad fluctuated between 10-11mbits, pings were okay, they spiked up to 50ms at night but speed didnt drop below 7-8mbits over a period of a month

      Location 2 (holiday house) full reception, Vivid Wireless 4G, congestion would bring speeds down to 1mbit to about 5-7mbits most afternoons and night. mornigns would get full 12/1

      On Optus Mbb (uncapped speeds)
      Only tested at Location 1 - near uni

      Real problem with fluctuating speeds, but worst was pings. My experience at peak time in my area was worst with Optus MBB.
      I would go from 40ms, to 250ms, pages would time out, https websites would screw up heaps.
      speedswould go from 70-80mbit to 2-3mbit.

      At the time my Optus Cable service was heavily congested and would go down to 3mbit at night, so I thought I could try and bond my connection or switch it at night. First I tried bonding and found that having multiple IPs to one site would often screw up the session. So then I set up a scheduling system to make one modem turn off and another turn on when the service got congested. In the end I found that a fixed connection was way more reliable mainly with pings and remaining connected.

      I needed a public IP even using a vpn to get a static IP, my session would often be cut off and have to reconnect disrupting my internet.

      I would like to test now with a $199 unlimited telstra sim, but im too scared given the 24 month commitment, and my house is due to be connected to NBN some time time this year.

  •  

    So I have this wonder if they going to cut my price. Think I'll email them :)

    •  

      Thinking of going with Spintel. How was your experience with them? I was planning to get the Optus one. But saw this deal and thought might check it out.

  •  

    Hmm im already with them and Feb will be my last month. Decided to try Optus 500GB for a month to download extra games, cant wait to get back to Spintel.

    I already have a modem though…. so will the deal apply to me?

    •  

      How has your experience been with Spintel's 4g wireless broadband? I'm thinking of signing up for this one but most (negative) Spintel reviews I find online are for their NBN and ADSL services.

      •  

        Speeds arent THAT bad, I cant say much for gaming since Ive got parents youtubing most of the time so latency sucks then. Otherwise its pretty decent.

        The whole reach cap, bandwidth shaped to 256kbps never happened to me, it just doesnt work. So I ended up getting 10GB for 10$

        Also had to call tech support to reconnect my service at the end of the month twice (been their customer since Nov). But I dont consider that too much of a hassle. It gets connected promptly

  • +2 votes

    Would prefer uncapped speed versus 12/1 capped speeds. Be mindful 12/1 is the maximum speed and is not a guarantee eg take into consideration peak times affecting max speeds

    From experience using Optus 12/1 mobile broadband you have no hope in hell getting the theoretical all max speeds between hours 6pm - 9pm

    • +1 vote

      I'll run some speed tests tonight to check. Mine definitely slows but is usable - i'm on vivid on a grandfathered plan.

      •  

        Yeah, this either seems expensive for $40 p/month, or is slow at 12/1Mbps connection.
        I wouldn't have thought it would be any trouble for them to offer at least a decent 30/5Mbps max speeds.

        I'm getting the vibe, that this thing will live up to its 1Mbps Upload speeds (which is nothing to write home), but probably have a poor average download speeds of 3 - 5Mbps. I'm sure the majority of users can make do with 100GB's-300GB's of monthly use, so that's not the issue.

      •  

        vivid unlimited data $90/m in south canberra, 656pm - 10.95/0.84, advertised max 12/1.

        •  

          Yeah, this either seems expensive for $40 p/month

          NBN12 from TPG is $59 a month for unlimited so this isn't expensive

          If you aren't using more than 250gb I can't see a piece reason to use the NBN.

  •  

    It's cheap, yes. But it's capped at 12/1 speeds. If you go directly with Optus, you get full uncapped speeds.

  •  

    anyone subscribed yet? what are their speedlike?i cant see how they can match nbn speed.

  • +1 vote

    I had such a profoundly awful experience with Spintel and their unethical (at the time) practises that I don't think I could ever use them again.

    •  

      what happened? spintel do what? is their band often bottleneck?

      • +1 vote

        It was on FTTP NBN, I was getting 2Mbps download speed, the landline never worked, they said stiff faeces, kept debiting my bank, had to get TIO and bank involved to stop paying and move to Telstra. They massively under provisioned, told me lies every time I called. Otherwise it was fine 😀.

  •  

    Just wait for 5G :)

  •  

    I was excited and then went meh when I saw

    Speeds up to 12/1Mbps download/upload

    •  

      this is a good product if you can't get nbn, otherwise i'd just get nbn (coming from someone using capped 4g).

  • -1 vote

    I want to neg, this isn't really a good deal at all.

  •  

    I used Vividwireless along with a lot of referrals to bring the cost down for a year.
    I cancelled my plan and moved to Optus 200G plan with Samsung Tab.

    Now I usually get ~60MBps speed with Optus and I am pretty happy with the speed.

    Vivid even refund me ~$110 modem charges and let me keep the modem, given the fact that I only paid around ~$120 to TGG on a deal.

    No complaint with Vivid and I get solid 11-12M speed all day long.

  •  

    Just wait for the Optus ipad pro plans to offer 200GB, after taking off the cost of the ipad pro (sell or own use), the monthly cost for the data is less than $39.95 plus the speed is not capped. Often you can get speed up to 80Mbps depending on your location.

  •  

    I'm about to cancel my ADSL plan cause I'm getting 1 Mbps down/up speed. I was going to get Optus but then I saw this. Anyone can recommend which one to get?

    •  

      For 60$, you can choose uncapped speed and 200gb with Optus or capped speed and 250GB with Spintel.

      personally having more data cap is more important for me. Optus also got 500gb for 80$ if you are ok with shelling out extra 20

      •  

        I'd cut cost wherever I can. Ideally I'd go with Spintel cause cheaper and more data. But I'm wondering how the speed would be? I tested my speed last night on iPhone with mobile data 4G on, with Kogan Mobile (Vodafone Network). I'm getting 10 mbps download and around 5 mbps upload. Which is more what I can do with my ADSL. I'm pretty happy with that.

        If I go with Optus I know they would be a better customer service(past experience). I have no experience with Spintel so I can't say much about them.

        • +1 vote

          Customer service is OK. nothing (big) to complain about from my side.

          I get 1.3MB/s easily (which is the advertised 12mbps).