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Midavalo
04-03-2005, 06:55 PM
Where can I find a list of Australian ISPs? We're thinking about moving to Oz and so I want to check out available options for when I get there... Any suggestions?

Cheers,
Midavalo.

Midavalo
04-03-2005, 06:56 PM
Where can I find a list of Australian ISPs?Specifically ones that are available in the Sunshine Coast, and offer broadband :)

M.

Prescott
04-03-2005, 07:03 PM
try these
http://www.cynosure.com.au/isp/
http://www.australianispdirectory.com/
http://www.ihug.com.au/
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and this:
http://www.wps.com.au/list/

Speedy Gonzales
04-03-2005, 07:08 PM
There's Telstra, Bigpond, Optus Iinet, Ozemail, Netspace, Westnet

So I've been told. Most of them cover most of Oz.

Midavalo
04-03-2005, 08:11 PM
Thanks guys...

Any recommendations for a good Australian ISP?

M.

Speedy Gonzales
04-03-2005, 08:20 PM
Well visit the sites that we've listed and find out what the prices are.

vinref
04-03-2005, 08:53 PM
Thanks guys...

Any recommendations for a good Australian ISP?

M.

Whirlpool.net.au is a large discussion forum that has a large board dedicated to ISPs.

It is very competitive here between Telstra, Optus, Primus and resellers, which is very good for the consumer. Telstra does not seem to have the power that Telecom has over telecommunications in New Zealand.

There are also wireless-only ISPs sprouting up in the metropolitan areas. All installations seem to be free for 12 - 24 month contracts the last time I looked. All ISPs I know of cover the whole country bar the obvious remote areas.

Prescott
04-03-2005, 09:48 PM
i see that ihug is there, they are not too bad in NZ so im guessing they should be alright over there, maybe you could find a aussie forum and ask there?

Prescott
04-03-2005, 09:48 PM
double post :rolleyes:

scribe
04-03-2005, 11:12 PM
iinet have unbundled access to Telstra's network and have released the new iibroadband2 plans (on their own dslams). The speed ranges from 1.5 to 8Mbps depending on network usage. I don't think many other ISPs compete with this at the moment. iinet plans (http://www.iinet.com.au/broadband/).

If you use these guys don't ring them between 6am to 11am NZ time otherwise you will be put through to ihug New Zealands helpdesk.

Midavalo
05-03-2005, 07:58 AM
Well visit the sites that we've listed and find out what the prices are.I can see what their prices are, but that doesn't tell me if it's a good ISP or not, which is why I asked for recommendations.

M.

Midavalo
05-03-2005, 08:04 AM
It seems a lot of places have similar plans to what I've got, but they all seem to have slower upload speeds. I'm on 256k down, 128k up, no cap, no shaping, for $49.95. A similar plan over there is 256k down, 64k up, sometimes a cap, sometimes shaping (depending on the company, but the caps are higher than they are here). I haven't yet found anywhere that offers 256k/128k - I would prefer the higher upload speed as well. How annoying :(

That said, the iilink one looks good, especially if the phone line rental is through them as well (now I'll have to find what line rentals cost over there, and see if their price is competitive).

It also appears that a lot of places with data caps have the data caps only applying to downloaded data - it doesn't count uploaded data as part of the cap.

M.

Prescott
05-03-2005, 08:49 AM
find a aussie fourm and ask them there because they will know because most of them are in australia