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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnno View Post

    You just installed a shit load of solar panels on your roof and a simple FTA antenna shouldn't be that much of a pain to install.. LOL The amount of shade would be minimal..
    Yeah well that was the excuse, the reality is I just don't want one.
    The old one was " Uninstalled" when it blew down in the wind and punched a Hole through the tin roof. Because of where we are, all the antennas round here are on 12 Ft masts so not that easy to install on a 34o tin roof.

    If I can get away with some sort of set top box connected to the foxtel Dish, that would be ideal otherwise something through the net.

    Looking at the vast site I don't think I'd qualify. Is there a set top box I can buy to use with the Old Foxtel dish and if so, can that be used for netflicks or is that only through the net?



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    I'm with and have been with them for a few months. Never had a dropout or a problem and I'm on 100/20 Mbps get constantly 93 Mbps even during peak times for $88 inc voip

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    Quote Originally Posted by george65 View Post
    If I can get away with some sort of set top box connected to the foxtel Dish, that would be ideal otherwise something through the net.

    Looking at the vast site I don't think I'd qualify. Is there a set top box I can buy to use with the Old Foxtel dish and if so, can that be used for netflicks or is that only through the net?
    Yes you can use your fox dish, starting price would be around the $300 for Card & Decoder. It is a one off payment only not a subscription. There's a Vast thread in the Satellite section.

    To qualify... Well, you've gotta think outside the box.















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    What technology NBN are your neighbours on?
    Do you know what technology they want to put you on?


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    check out the above from leroy

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    Hi Geroge65,

    Just at the moment there is a good amount of choice with what I would describe as top tier and the rest. Most have good and bad points.

    You mention IInet and they are now part of the TPG group. TPG is what I consider to be a mid tier provider, lots of happy campers but might be just a little hit and miss at times. Good prices.

    A lot of people like Aussie Broadband. They are I think like the complete package. Great network, good portal allowing you to do a number of things with your connection and account. Australian based (vic) support. They also have a great app for the phone. Prices though at the moment are a little high. But that tends to be cyclical.. as the market changes.

    Launtel are very interesting as they have daily pricing. Might sound a bit pointless at first glance but if you want you can use it to save you money. You can change plans for free and as often as you want. You can sit on a low speed plan for doing day to day internet stuff and then upgrade to a high speed plan for when you want to download the internet.. so you only pay the higher price when you need the speed.

    Another company that is offering a different sort of plan is Future Broadband. (full disclosure, my provider) They have data banking on quota plans. In short its a bit like Luantel. You can be on a higher plan until you fill up your data bank and then move to a lower plan and rely on the databank when you go over quota. They also throw in a static IP and use a business network for reliable speeds and stability. They do have a sign up fee, a referral scheme, pay in advance discount and limited support on weekends. Perth based support so good if you are on the east coast and need to contact after work.

    Superloop. Another reasonably new kid on the block. I tried them out earlier in the year. Great network, top tier ISP. Good portal and have really good pricing at the moment. Australian based support. Going through a few growing pains but they seem to be addressing them well.

    Those are just a few of the ISP's I personally like but other may of course have different opinions and experiences so its a matter of looking around, check out review sites etc. My one advice is to try and avoid a contract in case the ISP you do go with is a bit of dog.. Its easy to move to other ISP's under the NBN. Also in regards to VOIP (home phone) I like to recommend people go use a provider not aligned with any ISP just to make it easy if you do want to churn to a new one. (a bit like email accounts now)

    Anyway, this is my first post so I hope its within the standard of this forum. I also hope it helps in your decision making..
    Good luck with it all..

    DR

    Edits: spelling and clarity.
    Last edited by Drought Relief; 06-09-20 at 05:36 PM.

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