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Re: NBN

Postby bennymacca » Thu May 31, 2018 11:08 am

yeah if you can see the tower you should get a very good service.
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Re: NBN

Postby Wedgie » Thu May 31, 2018 11:25 am

What does the install look like on your house?
Only reason I ask is a few of our neighbours have weird things on their rooves and I'm curious as to what they are.
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Re: NBN

Postby bennymacca » Thu May 31, 2018 11:35 am

Wedgie wrote:What does the install look like on your house?
Only reason I ask is a few of our neighbours have weird things on their rooves and I'm curious as to what they are.


looks like an antenna on your roof
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Re: NBN

Postby Wedgie » Thu May 31, 2018 2:46 pm

bennymacca wrote:
Wedgie wrote:What does the install look like on your house?
Only reason I ask is a few of our neighbours have weird things on their rooves and I'm curious as to what they are.


looks like an antenna on your roof

Like Foxtel?
I've got a Foxtel dish but its nothing like that.
The neighbours habe like a long rod going skyward with a tiny sat dish on top.
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Re: NBN

Postby Dutchy » Thu May 31, 2018 2:56 pm

Like this below, but ours is not circular or as big as this

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Re: NBN

Postby bennymacca » Thu May 31, 2018 2:59 pm

sorry, was meaning to post a photo but then didn't get around to it

like this (that is nuskope's antenna, the Adam one was a flat square/diamond one)

https://www.nuskope.com.au/faq
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Re: NBN

Postby Wedgie » Thu May 31, 2018 3:10 pm

Yep thats them, problem solved. I'm assuming the sub node took a while to get put in the estate and that might have been their only option early on.
Maybe its why our ADSL is so quick, because we're the only one using it! :lol:
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Re: NBN

Postby Brodlach » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:37 pm

Just upgraded our NBN to a faster speed and unlimited (was 500gig). Chewed through 900gig in 5 days with the kids going crazy. Had zero issues at all. My boy did an update last night, took seconds whereas he reckons the same update would have taken 10 minutes before. All for an extra $10 a month with iiNet
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Re: NBN

Postby GWW » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:35 pm

I havent switched to NBN yet, but today I rang iselect and they suggested a 12 month contract with Belong.....$65 + month.

Apparently they are owned by Telstra.

I currently have cable through Telstra.

Ive read some poor reviews re Belong, although not sure these would be reflective of their current NBN deals?

Im not IT-savvy, but I believe that if you live in an area with good infrastructure (which I apparently do), there shouldnt really be any problems.

Customer service though could potentially be an issue.

Anyone got any thoughts on Belong?
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Re: NBN

Postby DOC » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:22 pm

I Select only compare 6 nbn providers, Belong. Dodo, Harbour, I Primus, Optus and My Republic. Slim Pickings.

FWIW, I am with IINET, call centre in Australia, pay $60 for 500GB per month (never use all of it) and have had no major issues over the last 15 years.
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Re: NBN

Postby Footy Chick » Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:01 pm

Dutchy wrote:Well Ive bitten the bullet and signed up with Uniti Wireless, they came and did the install last night and I now have new antenna on my roof, they couldn't get the wiring down our side wall though after 3 hours the installer gave up! Im supposed to get a call today to reschedule another installer to come out for a look, not sure why its so hard, the house is only 10 years old.

So far the service has been less than impressive and I have had to chase them up multiple times, you would have thought they were paying me for it.

Anyway as long as we get it set up correctly and get much better speeds than we are getting (7-8 range) Ill be happy. Will update when its all done.



I bet you're not saying this now - Uniti were great when they first started and now I have no connection at the slightest breath of wind or weather.

I've been told today that our street now has NBN (Finally)

But - I've been looking at the plans and the basic plans have lower speeds than my fixed wireless but cost twice as much. It's only me in the house unless my brother is home from his swing and he's glued to his x-box when he's home.

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Re: NBN

Postby Wedgie » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:26 pm

We got NBN finally connected last night, after a lot of study I went with a company called Tangerine.
Stoked with the service so far, no drop outs, fastest possible speed and unlimited downloads for much cheaper than other companies.
Rang them to get some I go to key into my router and was pleasantly surprised to find I was talking to someone in Adelaide.
All connected within minutes of turning off the ADSL.
Happy as a pig in shit atm.
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Re: NBN

Postby Psyber » Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:35 am

I'm using NBN 50 via Internode. 100GB plan for $54.95 per month does me as we usually use less than 35GB even with frequent use of Netflix. Of course there are no gaming addicts - adult or child - here.
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Re: NBN

Postby Dutchy » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:03 am

Footy Chick wrote:
Dutchy wrote:Well Ive bitten the bullet and signed up with Uniti Wireless, they came and did the install last night and I now have new antenna on my roof, they couldn't get the wiring down our side wall though after 3 hours the installer gave up! Im supposed to get a call today to reschedule another installer to come out for a look, not sure why its so hard, the house is only 10 years old.

So far the service has been less than impressive and I have had to chase them up multiple times, you would have thought they were paying me for it.

Anyway as long as we get it set up correctly and get much better speeds than we are getting (7-8 range) Ill be happy. Will update when its all done.



I bet you're not saying this now - Uniti were great when they first started and now I have no connection at the slightest breath of wind or weather.

I've been told today that our street now has NBN (Finally)

But - I've been looking at the plans and the basic plans have lower speeds than my fixed wireless but cost twice as much. It's only me in the house unless my brother is home from his swing and he's glued to his x-box when he's home.

Im so confused


Only just seen this, how far from the tower are you?

We can see the tower we plug into from our backyard, so with a clear line of sight our service is excellent, even when the tower went down for 24 hours a few months back they automatically took 25% off the monthly bill.
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