Questions I Am Asked About the NBN

Will switching to the NBN be quicker than my current connection ? In the majority of cases , depending on the plan you choose and the provider yes. One thing that will definitely improve is the upload speed. How do I know when the NBN is coming to my suburb ? You will be letter-boxed and representatives will knock on your door or go to the NBN website to get the date. What happens to my phone line and phone number ? To be sure you keep your phone number, ask your service provider to confirm that they will keep your phone number when you transfer your service over to the nbn™ network. However with some providers they are under no obligation to do this. What happens during a power failure ? You will lose your phone line and internet access so consider a UPS which may help for a while… Read More

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10 Tips On The NBN

You will know when the NBN is coming – NBN will letterbox drop your suburb numerous times and you can go to the NBN website , key in your address and find out a date , even for the next several years There are 4  types of NBN that the average household should be concerned with fibre to the home , fibre to the node , wireless and satellite – most people now will get fibre to the node , wireless and satellite NBN is not just all about the download it is about the upload speed as well Not all telcos are created equal – choose your provider carefully – either stick with your current provider – if they support the NBN or move but remember your email address To be sure you keep your phone number, ask your service provider to confirm that they will keep your phone… Read More

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What Is A Broadband Connection And Look At Your Plan?

I have been seeing a lot of people lately saying their connection is quiet slow. If you are on a wireless usb connection with certain internet providers ( Vodaphone , Virgin to name just a couple) you will indeed have slow internet and is no match for a ADSL2 connection which comes through your phone line. If you want a Mobile Broadband solution I currently recommend the mobile solutions from Telstra for speed and reliablity. However there are certain internet providers that do not notify you if you can swap plans to a faster speed when you are on a ADSL connection. Check what plan you are on. There are some providers that still have people on a 256k to 64k plan and claim this is broadband. This is not broadband and in most cases a simple contacting of your ISP can rectify this within the day and put you… Read More

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