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    is all ISP usage in AU metered? Are is that just the plans that most plp get. Cause in the states almost every provider is unlimited. I know that phone systems are different here though. Just curious

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    There are a few ISP's that offer "Unlimited Downloads" but you mainly have to live in and around the major centers to obtain so not everything about our system is as bad as ya hear. But for me I'm very happy with my Optus@Home cable. <img src="http://members.optushome.com.au/wiggo100/biggrinbounce2.gif">
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    hmph :(
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    I never heard anything bad I was just curious. Thanx for the info Wiggo

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    well trust me, its bad..especially if u dont live in 1 of the capital cities:(]
    fkn tel$tra!:flames:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ne0z
    is all ISP usage in AU metered? Are is that just the plans that most plp get. Cause in the states almost every provider is unlimited. I know that phone systems are different here though. Just curious

    If you live in one of Australia's 8 capital cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart and Darwin) you can generally get cheap "unlimited" dialup Internet. These usually have 4-hour session limits to ensure modems remain free when people want them.

    I pay A$27.95/month for Optus dialup Internet, which includes UNLIMITED downloads and 120 hours per month (works out to 4 hours/day). I choose them because there are no session limits, and unused hours even roll over as well :)

    But because Telstra own the vast majority of rural infrastructure, they don't allow local call access to many ISPs except their own (BigPond). This ensures that Telstra can charge A$28.95/month for a 300MB download limit, because many people in rural areas can't get anything else unless they pay for an STD call to another ISP :(

    Synthetic lives in a city of about 10,000 people just north of Brisbane, and even though it is only 45KM away from the centre of Brisbane, he still pays STD (long distance) call rates to Brisbane. This makes connecting to a Brisbane-based ISP very expensive. But fortunately he can get XiS, as they now have a PoP in Caboolture :thumb:

    And all across Australia all providers offer UNTIMED local phone calls - good for about a 35KM radius around your house (varies sometimes).

    There you have it - a quick 101 on Internet in AUS :glasses2:
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    there's only 10,000ppl here??:?: never knew that...
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    The area around Caboolture (Wamuran, Elimbah, Morayfield etc) is not included, I was talking about Caboolture itself :)
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    alrighty...well....fine:rolleyes2
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    Well unlucky that AOL isnt a choice... :( I have 2 pay 15, always connected, not disconnected like ntl every 2 hours :P unlimited downloads and guess what i leave it on 24/7 all month and still its still only great huh... free support 7 e-mails 10mb webspace :) what more could a 56k ask for... :) 15 :D

    Well erm... just not have their browser!!! :| cause it sucks but i dont use it anywya unless for e-mail sending and reading etc... and to use chat room and speak 2 mates online but its very good i find dont know why people hate it?!

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