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Sign up and Receive a Free NetComm NF18ACV VoIP Wireless Modem Router + $15 Shipping (Save $149) @ Aussie Broadband

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FREE MODEM + Shipping Cost @ Aussie Broadband, Save $149.00

Postage not included $15 Standard $20 Express

Netcomm NF18ACV
Certified nbn™ compatible (FTTN/FTTB/FTTP/FTTC/HFC/Fixed Wireless)
Gigabit Ethernet ports
Dual-band AC Wireless
Supports VoIP
$149.00*
*Postage not included

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  • +2 votes

    What modem is it?

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    POWER MODEM
    Best for viewing high-definition videos, playing online games and video calling
    Certified nbn™ compatible (FTTN/FTTB/FTTP/FTTC/HFC/Fixed Wireless)
    Gigabit Ethernet ports
    Dual-band AC Wireless
    Supports VoIP
    *Postage not included
    Aussie Broadband ships via Australia Post registered mail with the option of either standard ($15) or express ($20) delivery.

    No Contract
    $149.00
    + shipping

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    Can you purchase this without signing up?

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      You can, $149+$15 Shipping!

      SIGN UP TODAY AND GET A FREE MODEM!

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        You should change the title to 'Modem Router'

        • +7 votes

          Most people including support staff don't seem to know the difference. Hapoens to me all the time, people are bamboozled when they ask and I tell them I don't have a user supplied modem, just a router and nbn supplied ntd/modem. Number of times i had to explain technology to tech support as the second i say i have no modem to confugure i get radio silence followed by the implication that i don't know wjat I'm talking abt /rant over

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            @gimme: It says something when the major distributor of computer repair certifications still asks you about daisy chaining Firewire400 ports and lobbies against the consumer's fundamental right to repair and own the devices they purchased.

  • +1 vote

    Netcomm NF18ACV
    Certified nbn™ compatible (FTTN/FTTB/FTTP/FTTC/HFC/Fixed Wireless)
    Gigabit Ethernet ports
    Dual-band AC Wireless
    Supports VoIP
    $149.00*
    *Postage not included

  • +5 votes

    Aussie Broadband seem expensive compared to others, $79 for 50mbps

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    Bugger. Just ordered yesterday. I wonder if I am able to back-apply this offer, given that they haven’t yet delivered my order.

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      Cancel it and sign up again, It does not look like it states new customers only.

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        I'm in a similar situation - if I cancel, does that mean my current NBN will get disconnected until they process the new sign-up with the free modem?

        Will I lose the balance of my current partial month of usage?

        Appreciate any insights.

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          Hi all,

          If you cancel your service, you aren't eligible for any promotions for 180 days.

          Hope this helps clear that up.

          Cheers, Nicole

  • +2 votes

    Stack with free month? I'm looking for a new provider.

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      Doubt you can stack

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      That modem has questionable Wifi. It works but there are other options our there if you want better Wifi performance.

      IMO the free month offer is better as you can then buy the modem/router that best suits your circumstances. Aussie and Future Broadband (special listed on Whirlpool) both have free month offers at the moment.

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    Just wondering, this is for new user or previous user can apply?

  • +2 votes

    Correct me if I'm wrong : I don't need a modem if I'm on HFC.

    The black arris modem is supplied by NBNco. I just plug my own router into it, like a google wifi or netgear orbi. So this modem would be useless for me. Correct?

  • +1 vote

    Regarding the NBN modems, i was wondering whether a Telstra NBN (HFC) modem would work with a different NBN provider. Currently on Telstra NBN and considering switch once the contract is up.

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      Telstra modems work with Aussie Broadband.

    • +1 vote

      I’m in the same position. The Telstra modem can be used with other providers except for VOIP which is locked to Telstra. (If you need VOIP then there’s info online about how to hack the modem which is far too technical for me, or you can buy a Cisco ATA)

    • +2 votes

      As per some earlier comments, if you have NBN HFC, you don’t need the modem component that’s part of the Telstra issued device. NBN Co would have provided the relevant modem for free. The only part of the Telstra device you might still need is the wifi router which can be used with other providers.

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    Is this router any good? Currently with Telstra with their C6300 cable mode but will need to switch. Would you say this is an improvement?

    My other alternatives are belong and their router Or pay extra for Telstra NBN

    • +1 vote

      I have this same modem, which I paid full price from ABB two years ago, and it's very good. It's not fancy, but it does the job. It's been quite reliable for my purposes, which is 2 people for a mix of browsing and streaming TV. The wireless is solid but doesn't have a big range. YMMV

    • +1 vote

      The wifi sucks. I live in a small unit and the wifi couldn't cover the whole house.

  • +1 vote

    Modems/routers are dirt cheap on gumtree etc due to the market being flooded by "free" modems.

    • +2 votes

      Yep, I see lots of Telstra Gateway Max, one of the best modems you can get for VDSL, decent router and has good wifi.

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        Really can't recommend, have you been in the UI of it? It's beyond awful. Alot of the Telstra modems do not allow you to set your own DNS servers too.

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          Yeah, the UI is bad.

          Does allow you to set DNS though.

          VOIP is probably locked to Telstra but I don't care about that.

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    Crikey that was easy.
    Guy really knew his job.
    Thank OP,

  • +8 votes

    To everyone,

    Do not buy this modem.

    I purchased this modem when I signed up with them and it's very bad.

    The range is atrocious, signal strength drops dramatically even after a wall away.

    Had to return it.

    You can google reviews on this modem, and also whirlpool forums

    • +4 votes

      It works fine as a modem in bridge mode.

    • +1 vote

      5G is bad the 2.4 is ok long as you use latest firmware and 40Mhz.

      Still I'd avoid this modem.

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        what sort of wifi connection speed would you regard as good? I have no idea. My unit on 5ghz gets 54-60mbps on wifi file transfers one wall away and a distance of 9m in a straight line. 2.4ghz is much the same performance but it has many more connections on it vs the 5ghz one. I'm running 5 yr old firmware

  • +5 votes

    Sign up and get a shitty modem ensuring you cannot use your service at full speed.

    What a deal!

  • +2 votes

    This modem is a MF'in Xmas tree with the LED's and the brightness.

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    Be careful with modems from Aussie Broadband.

    My parents received this modem for free when they signed with Aussie Broadband. Wouldn't work when connected.

    After talking to the support we found out the modem had another customers login details on it. Once corrected, the modem continually dropped the internet (and thus phone) connection. It was only when I ran a small program that pinged the internet every 30 seconds that the connection was stable. Several calls to support failed to correct the issue so I bought a new modem (TP-Link) and haven't looked back.

    It seemed to me that they sent out a refurbished model. They refused to supply another modem.

    • +3 votes

      a quick reset and enter new details and you're away and connected. These chipsets are supposedly very stable,i know mine certainly is

      your experience isn't typical and perhaps there's more to the story - who knows

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    Pls ignore, erro post

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    The modem has worked fine for me, however I wouldn't be surprised with people's experience of the weak range of it's wifi, probably why I use Ethernet for my nintendo switch instead…..

  • +1 vote

    Wait I'm a little bit confused I was always under the impression a Telstra router/modem could only be used with their service as it's pre-configured you pretty much just type in your login. Am I able to switch to something like Aussie broadband and use my current gateway max? At least to start with?

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      Anyone else help with this comment?

    • +2 votes

      Telstra modems including the Telstra Gateway Max work with Aussie Broadband.

      What's locked to Telstra is the phone port.

      Telstra and Aussie Broadband don't use modem logins anymore. It's automatic.

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        Yeah if you're referring to VoIP it looks like that can't be used. I don't use that anyway home phones are literally just 4 scam calls in this day and age

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    they asked me if i had the actual THANKSMUM flyer…. i ran away

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    I need the VoIP. Can I use it with any NBN provider it only abb?

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      VoIP depends on the service provider. Which company do you want to use?

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        If I leave abb later, I won't be able to continue using this modem for VoIP right?

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          If you joined Optus, Telstra or TPG their VoIP won't work with the Netcomm NF18ACV.

    • +1 vote

      it has 2 voip ports. One is connected to aussie voip, it works but it's but never used. The other is connected to siptalk and it works just fine

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    Was about to join up with ABB and then I read everyone's comments about the M/Router on offer so I'm now thinking about the other offer with a month free but…could anyone suggest an alternative M/Router? I'm FTTN as far as I'm aware and there's only 2 of us in a very big two story house in a regional City, kids have bolted so it's just Steam for me and shopping for her(groan)and netflix.

    Any help would be great. Thxs.

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      If you need a modem/router for NBN then it's not a bad freebie. I bought the same one from Mate Communicate before switching to ABB, configured it easily and been rock solid for 2 years. No issues at all and near enough max speed over WiFi in apartment. YMMV in a larger house.

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        Thx for that and it's a big house and we've never had any drama's with wifi on current ADSL+2 with a Netgear router that can apparently be used if you update the firmware but…it's years old now so may as well get a new one.

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    This code THANKSMUM is not working for Cannington WA, we get the following error:

    Invalid promo/referral code provided

    I rang them and they said it is targeted at specific areas, but not us.
    The same with the Free month code SIGNUPNOW, it says: Invalid promo/referral code provided

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      Yes. Saw this remark over at Whirlpool. Has anyone else had the same experience?

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        Just signed up, no problems getting the free modem at all and they also said their new modems will be coming out shortly and they are Google Hubs(I think he said)

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