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05.ADSL2 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 when excess is reachedBrand
              
no image available79.95 monthlyHome phone with 50 dollars worth of calls monthly245nanaAAPT
no image available69.95 monthlyVoIP (4)02010GB (12.01am-7.59am)10GB (8am-12am)Adam Internet (SA and NT only) (A)
no image available65 monthlyHome phone125 (B)No charge and up to 60 GB (C)5GB (12pm-12am)Exetel
no image available59.90 monthlyHome phone24105GB (2am to 8am)5GB (8am-2am)iiNet
no image available49.95 monthlyHome phone12nanaInternode
no image available99.90 monthlyHome phone1264 GB (12am to 12pm)2GB (12pm-12am)iprimus
no image available59.90 monthlyHome phone020nanaNetspace
no image available69.95 monthlyHome phone (includes up to 50 dollars worth of calls free 20 min calls to Optus mobiles between 8pm and 12pm)24128GB (12am to 12pm - reduces to 4 GB after first 12 months of contract)4GB (12pm-12am)Optusnet
no image available79 monthlyHome phone (unlimited local, national and Optus mobile calls)244nanaOptusnet
no image available78 monthlyHome phone (Unlimited local calls)242nanaTelstra
no image available49.99 monthlyVoIP (free 500 VoIP minutes for local and national calls per month)68040GB (2.30am to 8am)40GB (8am-2.30am)TPG
no image available59.90 monthlyHome Phone6105GB (2am to 8am)5GB (8am-2am)Westnet
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Table notes

ISPs comprise 11 ADSL2 providers most commonly used by CHOICE members, as well as Whirlpool’s 15 most commonly used ISPs by its 331,000 members. The ADSL2 plans from each ISP were selected based on the broadband profile of our members, which was gathered from our recent ISP satisfaction survey: ADSL2 About 28% of our members are on ADSL2, with 31% with monthly data allowances between 2GB and 10GB, while 21% have data allowances 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) Adam Internet does not provide home phone line rentals, so its prices do not include additional home phone rental costs you need to pay a telco.
(B) Does not include off-peak usage.
(C) 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.
(D) 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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