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So, those of you with Internode. I have a couple of things I'm pondering at the moment, since we'll be moving in January, and in the market for an ISP.

1) Our current plan is a Naked plan, $59.90 a month for 150GB. This plan no longer exists. These days, $59.90 a month buys ... 30 GB. How can the internet be getting more expensive, by a factor of 5?

2) I had thought the point of Naked services was to save money by not having an actual phone service. But the bundled service from internode is in fact cheaper. I can pay $79.95 a month for a naked service with 200 GB. Or I can pay $79.90 a month for broadband plus home phone with Internode, and simply never use the phone. Again, wtf?

Is there something I'm missing here? Were the Naked services so popular that Internode basically nerfed them, to render them effectively pointless?

Who would you be buying internet from at the moment? On the one hand, $80 a month is a tad steep. On the other hand, 30GB a month probably isn't enough.

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Date: 2011-11-23 09:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kitling
I have no idea re pricing. internode retain the reputation as the best.

There is no point in having a home phone - but the internode phone is kind of crappy - i always found the phone line echo-y and line noise high.

I'm not actually sure what we pay - but its more than $80 - but then we have a business plan and the class-c and a bunch of servers.

You still pay about $30 a month line rental if you have a home phone through telstra/optus whatever - unless its bundled with telstra/optus internet.

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Date: 2011-11-23 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] p-cat.livejournal.com
Internode was too expensive for me. We're with Optus (yes, I know) and get 120GB for $50, although that is split between peak and off-peak (50/70, I think), plus $15 for a home phone we only use so my mother can call.

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Date: 2011-11-24 12:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ideological_cuddle
My understanding is that they really really want you to go with an "Easy" plan. Suspect they're making good money on the Nodeline service...

Pretty much everyone seems to be doing the "bundle with fixed phone service" thing now. All the "headline" prices have an asterisk and "if you also buy fixed phone service for $30" attached (this got TPG(?) in trouble recently as they weren't including the footnote).

Even Telstra look like a good deal ($69/month for 200GB on cable? Not bad!) until you notice the bit where you have to buy a higher-end fixed service to get that price and sign a two-year contract!

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Date: 2011-11-24 06:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] qamar
We have unlimited internet with TPG for $75 and it's made of awesome.

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Date: 2011-11-24 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] alexbayleaf
We just signed up with TPG yesterday, apparently on the same plan as [personal profile] qamar. $70 for unlimited Naked ADSL2+. But then it turned out that we could get it with bundled phone for $60, so we signed up for that and simply intend not to plug an actual phone into the wall.

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