Unlimited internet? In Australia? BLASPHEMY

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  1. Cermage
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    Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    AAPT released their unlimited adsl2+ bundles a couple days ago, whether it really is unlimited is to be seen. but hopefully they stick to it long enough to encourage other ISP's to follow. my family is seriously contemplating getting this, even with its fairly steep $100/mo pricetag.

    http://www.aapt-broadband.com.au/unlimited...nlimited-bundle
     


  2. prowler

    prowler Sony

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    Here's me thinking everywhere gets unlimited internet.

    Holy-
     
  3. cobleman

    cobleman GBAtemp Maniac

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    Here is your catch 22
    Billed from the date your home phone service is transferred to AAPT.
    Line rental is charged in advance.
    Line rental $29.95
    Usage charges

    Billed at the end of the month.
    Standard rates apply up to the maximum amount and after the maximum call period.
    All charges include GST.
    Local calls 19c per call, any time
    National calls 20c per minute any time, plus 39c connection per call.
    Community calls and calls less than 50km 10c per minute plus 39c connection per call.
    Calls to mobiles 35c per minute any time, plus 39c connection per call.
    International calls See per minute rates.
    Calls to numbers:
    13XX XX
    1300 XXX XXX
    1345 XXXX 30c per call, anytime.

    All those charges on top
    With Optus 2 in 1 you get 30gb downloads speed put down to 256kb after its reached.
    Unlimited mobile phone calls unlimited local and national calls.
    Most of our calls at home are made to mobiles so with AAPT our phone bill would be around $300 or more per month where as with Optus it costs me $129 per month the lot
     
  4. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    We got the fusion plan with Optus [​IMG]
     
  5. mrfatso

    mrfatso That guy!!

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    In other words, holy macNuggets [​IMG] This is gona be really expensive, heck, since this is australia we are talking about, blah, i expect that they will have a bunch of lunch break/tea time/other retarded cost.

    Probably in the beginning, 1k will be added to your bill for no reason, and every month, they will billed u for maintenance and other crap.
     
  6. nitrostemp

    nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

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    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww optus!
     
  7. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww iinet!
     
  8. Cermage
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    Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    thing is not everyone is happy with 30gb/mo. heck i know people who are getting throttled monthly on aapt's 8-8 unlimited plan (they always seem to be buying new tb harddrives everytime i see them). i'm struggling to not get throttled half way through the month on my 80gb between 2 power users.
     
  9. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    Me and my brother are struggling not to go past 20gb [​IMG]
     
  10. nitrostemp

    nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

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    you know how bad optus is right? uploads as downloads, no freezone data and not to forget over charging for their plans
     
  11. DaRk_ViVi

    DaRk_ViVi Sending you back... to the future!

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    WTF are those prices? °_°
    100$ per month for ADSL2? °_°

    And I thought Italy was still behind the rest of the world... >.<

    Here we pay 20-30€ monthly for a standard ADSL2 (12Mbit)...
     
  12. Edgedancer

    Edgedancer Director of Moon based operations

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    I reckon TPG is the best in terms of bandwidth. I get 120GB for $49.95 a month which is more than necessary but nice anyway.
     
  13. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    And I would like to add that with those 30€ monthly we get UNLIMITED bandwidth [​IMG]
     
  14. FAST6191

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    The tide seems to be turning in Australia.

    Also 20 gigs.... I think I blew through that since midnight and nothing has come out in the last week or so.
     
  15. nitrostemp

    nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

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    i can chew 20 gigs in a day
     
  16. agentgamma

    agentgamma I dont know what to put here

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    I could chew through 20 gigs in a day if my internet wasn't so damn slow [​IMG]
    We have an awful TPG DSL plan. 35gb Peak, 45gb Offpeak. Offpeak is 4am-9am [​IMG]
    The download speed is 160kb/s [​IMG] I want to get this plan badly for my completely illegal downloading. [​IMG]
     
  17. Omega_2

    Omega_2 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    One would think you guys would have fair internets service by now, caps and throttling aren't right if you're being milked for an assload of cash :\
     
  18. Hatsuyuki-Subs

    Hatsuyuki-Subs Banned

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    iiNet isn't so bad, but Optus... [​IMG]
     
  19. updowners

    updowners lurklurklurk

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  20. fgghjjkll

    fgghjjkll GBATemp MegaMan

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    TPG FTW!