Temporary Naked ISP


#1

So in a couple of months we are temporarily moving to another place so we can do Reno’s on Bathroom/Kitchen/few other bits and pieces. Said place isn’t on the NBN (and is also at least 1.5k from the exchange… urgh) so we will need to go Naked/ADSL. I’m looking for the best non-contract deal as we most likely will only be there a few months.

IInet seem to offer 250GB for $59 a month Naked with a $99 connection fee which should be fine, but if anyone has any other recommendations, I’m all ears. I think I have a modem tucked away somewhere that will do the job or otherwise I’ll just buy some cheapy that can be in bridge mode and use our Time Capsule for Wifi.


#2

Does it have to be a fixed connection?

There is a mobile deal that’s $65pm for a HEAP of data. That might suffice temporarily.


#3

I was looking at Vivid Wireless for a similar situation. I ended up just tethering to my phone for a couple of weeks and foregoing data heavy stuff, so I have no experience of them - but if there is coverage in your area it might be worth checking them out.


#4

Yeah mobile could possibly suffice. Who has the $65 deal and how much? Will also check out Vivid Wireless.


#5

This is one thing I really don’t miss about Australia at all. NBN failure and the continued paying by GB. I have unlimited data on both my home connection and my tether-able mobile. I pay like $20/mo for the broadband connection and about $120 for my pretty premium mobile service. $140 doesn’t seem that much at all, but there are a number of people who think my mobile bill is too high, but they usually have internet at work (I haven’t been allowed on a work network in close to 10 years, because they’re almost always PC networks or the computers are PCs provided, and I don’t use PCs), or don’t have a demand I do.

When I was last in Australia, I think I ended up doing a mobile solution from Optus, but I had to be really careful about how I used it.


#6

https://www.vaya.net.au/?option=Data


#7

A little update to this thread about a fabulous deal I found which is working great for me whilst staying away from home temporarily. Vodafone Prepaid 365 Plus. How it works: You can buy 2GB each day for $3, and if you Recharge each day the unused data rolls over. But, even better, on Friday, Saturday and sunday you get 4GB for $3. So, essentially you get 20GB a week for $21. If you Recharge at any time today, it lasts until midnight tomorrow night. So for 28 days you get 80GB for $84. Also if you need extra data on a particular day or you are running low, you can just recharge again… so you could do two lots of 4GB on a Friday, for instance.

Obviously the catch is that if you forget to recharge you lose your accrued data. I usually recharge first thing in the morning. I’ve put the sim in my Android phone and using that as a hotspot, it just sits in the corner and does the job. Very pleased and happy with the service.