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#1 claire_p

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:03 PM

Just after some advice.

Currently I have a laptop which is use at home and work with my little USB internet stick with 3. Apparently it will be coming to an end at the end of August so am just looking to see what services other's would recommnend.

Now that Keira is in Yr 1 and Liam will be in Kindy next year they will both be wanting to use Reading Eggs, Mathletics, Spell City etc. All of which Keira doesnt really get to use because I usually need the laptop for work most nights. So I am thinking of getting either one laptop for them to share at Christmas or even one each to stop arguments!!

Would I then be best to get WiFi? So we could all be on the computer at the same time?

Do you need a home phone line for WiFi? We have been in our newly built house for nearly 2.5 years and are yet to set up a home phone line.

Also what provider are you with and how much roughly would it cost a month. I currently pay $25 for my little 3GB stick.

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#2 Guest_Windsor_Guest

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:55 PM

We're with Telstra, as we move around a lot it's just easier to go with someone who covers more areas.

We have broadband and do need a home phone line for that but have a router so all our laptops can connect via wifi to it.

#3 Lemon

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:47 PM

QUOTE(Windsor @ Jun 11 2013, 09:55 PM) View Post

We're with Telstra, as we move around a lot it's just easier to go with someone who covers more areas.

We have broadband and do need a home phone line for that but have a router so all our laptops can connect via wifi to it.


We're the same as Windsor. We pay $100 a month for our Internet and home phone as a bundle. This includes our home phone line rental and all calls, as well as 200GB of data per month. It works out to be something like $30 for the phone and $70 for the Internet. We have both of our smart phones, an ip@d, and DH does a lot of online work from home on his laptop. You can get cheaper bundles with less data from Telstra, we just need a lot for DHs work.

Keep in mind that whoever you go with, you will need to pay a bit extra up front to have a home phone line connection installed. As its a newly built home it will be approximately $300. We are renting a newly built home and had to get the line installed before we moved in and had to pay $300 which I've heard is fairly average.



#4 Thelma

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:38 AM

have a look into naked broadband, it allows you to have broadband but without the need for a home line. We haven't used it yet as we move too regularly and don't want to have to pay to break from our contract. Also, it's not available everywhere, but they will be able to tell you if it's available in your street.




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