View Full Version : So Big Time is no longer - who should we change to?

20-05-2010, 02:13 PM
Using between 25 and 40GB a month, will be (trying to) stick to 25 from now on though.

I'm thinking Clear or Orcon at the moment, as the only reason I was ever with telecom was big time. At with Clear for calling, so it makes sense to stick with them, I think there is a $10 a month discount if you have all the services with them?

What's the consensus?

20-05-2010, 02:27 PM
As far as I see it there's no difference. Contracts, like politicians promises, are made to be broken. Some time back I left Telecom for Orcon and was promised no cap for some 60.00 per month. A while later they put the price for the same service up to $100.00 so I went back to Telecom. Never did sign up for Bigtime and I have a 10 Gig cap which is enough for me.

20-05-2010, 02:30 PM
Good question.

With big time going, I'm thinking I dont need a landline either, save another $40 & just used 2Deg batphone
Any good options for Intenet only (no phones)

Wireless ISP option perhaps?? (I think they bundle VOIP into the package)

20-05-2010, 02:34 PM
afaik unless you in a central you can get woosh, a few isps have naked adsl but they charge you $20 abouts for the voip phone. like xnet, slingshot, orcon (+) plans.

telstra cable internet is the only other that i know has a totally optional phone but not their cheaper plans, think it's the $50 plans and up... the cheaper ones you must have a telstra network landline.

20-05-2010, 06:27 PM
For ****s sake. I knew this would happen again though, just like Go Large. Pity they're dropping it completely and not just stopping new signups.

I usually only use 20 - 50GB per month (total upload and download) and at $60 it's very nice if I want to use more than that too.

They do offer a 40GB plan, but that is $80 a month

If they would supply a 50GB plan for $50\$60 I would buy it, but this is just stupid. Looks like I may indeed be changing ISPs after all - but then I lose my Yahoo!Xtra mail (actually good) and Flickr Pro (actually useful)

****ING IDIOTS!!!!

20-05-2010, 06:28 PM

My nDSL plan is 25gb for $80, plus 2am to 8am offpeak (you still get 6mbit offpeak) plus data banking (oh and a free iTalk line)

20-05-2010, 07:25 PM
We were only paying $90 for 20Gb and home phone with Vodafone, now on nDSL costing nothing for a year. So when we have to start paying again next year nDSL is actually not going to offer us much price wise at all yet we won't have a phone line. nDSL should be half of what a standard package is

20-05-2010, 08:28 PM
You could try the Telecom 60Gig / plan.. We use it at work..

20-05-2010, 10:38 PM
Not unless it's the same price as Big Time or lower, $59.95 was already a bit much for me but I chose it because it was unlimited and had fullspeed upstream

I can only see a 40GB plan on their website for $80 anyway...

Poppa John
20-05-2010, 10:47 PM
I don't know what you are all complaining about. We are with Orcon on a 1GB plan & they have just doubled it to 2GB for no xtra cost.Isn't that nice of them? If you look at %%s thata a 100% increase for nowt. PJ :rolleyes::lol:

21-05-2010, 02:00 AM
Maybe nice to get double your data for no extra cost but 2GB I could use in 3 hours or so.

And that's not doing anything illegal either.

21-05-2010, 10:59 AM
+1 for that. My wife and I went through 60GB when we were "watching" our cap, with Orcon each month. It's going to be hell going back :(

21-05-2010, 12:40 PM
1 Double Data promo Telecom Broadband Adventure plan 21/04/10 - 20/05/10 $59.95

It's a 40GB limit ... Got called up about 2 months ago and asked if we wanted to double our original 20GB Adventure plan for no extra cost. Speed doesn't seem to be a problem even with HD from YouTube. We do have other phone services with them BTW.

Don't know if this is good value or not, but suits our needs.