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04.ADSL comparison table


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Please note! Plans and pricing from the ISPs listed were accurate as of 4 February 2010.


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Price ($)Bundled withMinimum contract term (months)Monthly total data (GB)Monthly Peak (duration)Monthly Off-peak (duration)Data countUnmetered contentAble to purchase more data after excess costExcess usage policyExcess usage chargeNotice before excess is reachedNotice when excess is reachedBrand
no image available99.95 monthlyHome phone with unlimited local and national landline calls2410 (A)10GB (8am - 8pm)Unlimited downloads from 8pm-8amAAPT
no image available45 monthlyVoIP30 days12 (A)12GB (12pm - 12am)No charge and up to 60GB (B)Exetel
no image available79.90 monthlyHome phone244020 GB (12pm-2am)20GB (2am -12 pm)iiNet
no image available39.95 monthlyHome phoneOne5nanaInternode
no image available69.90 monthlyHome phone (national landline calls capped at 2 for up to 2 hours)05nanaiprimus
no image available69.90 monthlyHome phone0168GB (7am -12am)8GB (12am - 7am)Netspace
no image available69.95 monthlyHome phone (includes up to 50 dollars worth of calls and free 20 min calls to Optus mobiles between 8pm and 12mn)24124GB (12pm -12am)8GB (12am - 12pm, reduces to 4GB after first 12 months of contract)Optusnet
no image available79 monthlyHome phone (unlimited local, national and Optus mobile calls)244nanaOptusnet
no image available49.95 monthlyHome phone122nanaTelstra Bigpond
no image available49.95 monthlyVoIP (free 500 VoIP minutes for local and national calls per month)62510GB (9am - 4am)15GB (4am - 9am)TPG
no image available79.90 monthlyHome phone64020GB (10am - 2am)20GB (2am - 10am)Westnet

Table notes

ISPs comprise 10 ADSL providers most commonly used by CHOICE members, as well as Whirlpool’s 15 most commonly used ISPs by its 331,000 members. The ADSL plans from each ISP were selected based on the broadband profile of our members, which was gathered from our recent ISP satisfaction survey: ADSL About 39% of CHOICE members have ADSL access, with 31% on monthly data allowances between 2GB and 10GB, while 24% are on plans that provide between 11GB and 20GB. The plans do not include installation, disconnection or switching charges. Plans and pricing from the ISPs listed were accurate as of 4 February 2010. 

na Not applicable.
(A) Does not include off-peak downloads.
(B) No charge does not mean unlimited – an individual customer who downloads more than three times the average of all other customers is deemed an “unfair user” and Exetel may withdraw the service.
(C) Telstra Bigpond’s monthly plans start from 2GB, then from 12GB-200GB. Plans of 12GB or greater do not attract excess usage fees.

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