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    Default Looking for home phone, internet and maybe mobile bundle.

    Hi everybody,

    My wife and I are looking around for a bundle package for our landline and internet with the option of maybe adding our mobiles as well.

    TPG use to be great for a landline/ internet package and also offered free international calls package as well. Now of course they have dropped their free international calls with the new nbn rollout.

    Just wondering if anybody knows of any reasonable providers out there with a basic internet plan and free calls within Australia from a landline and possibly some free calls overseas.

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    Have a look at Exetel

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgm View Post
    Have a look at Exetel
    100% agree.

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    Whatever you do.... stay away from telstra !

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    Thanks guys for the thumbs up for Exetel.

    Yes - looked into it and they are excellent. They are what tpg use to be. My wife and I have friends in Germany and the UK and are looking for free international calls which Exetel have.

    One issue we have is the phone line is VOIP. Our experiences of VOIP are not good - with an echo (hear your own voice coming back on the line.) A couple of friends had VOIP some years ago and had said it was not much chop and quite annoying with like the echo - feedback issue.

    Can anyone who is on this service tell me if things have improved with the home phone line! We also want to keep our old landline number.

    Exetel does not say but can you bundle a couple of mobile phones in with any deals on exetel.

    Thanks in advance guys!

    Regards.

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    You don't say what your connection is. You can port your existing line to Exetel, but if you are on the NBN (depending on the connection type) you will have to go to VOIP at some point. We use Exetel VOIP for a small business service, and have no issues with it.

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    Hi jgm,

    We have nbn along the street - very near to the city of Perth! Okay great - yes I did wonder if it was all going to be VOIP.

    I am glad you have had no issues. We had a good friend and a brother that both were on VOIP some years ago and the line was pretty bad indeed with echo........you had your voice come back all the time .................it was quite annoying..................it sounds like the communication has hopefully improved a little overtime.

    Thank You.

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    I've had Exetel via old copper network and when that was decommissioned several years ago I was transferred to VOIP.

    In my experience VOIP is excellent.

    None of the problems you mentioned at all.

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    Thanks Tristen.

    Interesting and good to hear that you and another couple of chaps have not had any issues to speak of.

    As I said in a previous over - it was quite a number of years ago with the problems.

    My wife and I will certainly look right into it and Thank You.

    Regards.

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    Voice comms have changed a lot over the past few years since signals were carried as analog over trunk routes. There were major issues with interfacing analog and digital signals. Added to this, carriers were wedded to ITU packet switched standards (remember X.25).

    These days, nearly all voice is carried by VOIP excepting for connections in areas where both ends are still connected to the local telephone exchange. As the NBN is "supposed" to be completed next year, all these will be gone by 2022, and ALL voice will be VOIP.

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