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Company: aaNet

Submitted by: Mrmagoo2u2

From: Sydney, NSW

Date: October 23, 2004

Plan Name: 512/Aa

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $45

Activation Time: 3 days

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Pros: It's all good

Cons: There isn't anything to bitch about

Comments: I have been with a few previous ADSL ISP's and aaNet is fantastic value for money as well as having very courteous and friendy staff and in aaNet's forum http://http://forums.aanet.com.au/forums everyone is happy not a gloomy forum at all it's all about fun and helping each other out without pollitics and gloom like some other shops.


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Company: aaNet

Submitted by: Mitte

From: Brisbane, QLD

Date: October 23, 2004

Plan Name: 512/Aa

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $45

Activation Time: 5 days

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Pros: It's Exactly what I want for an ISP !!

Cons: Nothing Really... It's been all good for me

Comments: No fancy stuff that I will never use.. That is the key to good prices..


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Company: aaNet

Submitted by: Teddles

From: Williamstown, VIC

Date: October 23, 2004

Plan Name: 1500/256

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $65

Activation Time: 5 days

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Pros: Great value for money / friendly, helpful staff

Cons: Limited phone support

Comments: High speed/low quota plan is the best around (1500/256/4Gb). No frills ,reliable and friendly ISP.


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Company: aaNet

Submitted by: Evolver

From: Melbourne, VIC

Date: October 23, 2004

Plan Name: 512 Aa

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $45

Activation Time: 10 days

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Pros: Rock-solid reliability, friendly no-bull service, unbeatable prices

Cons: Can't think of any

Comments: aaNet promises nothing more than reliable ADSL connection at highly competitive prices, and they more than deliver! An ISP with integrity and respect for its customers, aaNet are a pleasure to deal with. The discerning Internet user can't go wrong with these guys.


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Company: aaNet

Submitted by: Pointblank

From: Brisbane, QLD

Date: October 22, 2004

Plan Name: 512/128

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $35

Activation Time: ca 10

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Pros: Open, honest, friendly.

Cons: nothing worth mentioning.

Comments: I don't like features "included" as that implies cross-subsidy. Bundled pricing are also difficult to compare and are non-transparant. I like the no frills, user pays system with a very good value for money like aaNet offers currently. And now that they have taken over DATACO, I hope with the economy of scale the prices becomes even more competitive.
A business that also keeps their promises. Bravo.


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Company: People Telecom

Submitted by: Hungsta

From: Doveton, VIC

Date: October 22, 2004

Plan Name: 512/128

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $55

Activation Time: 10 days

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Pros: Ok to start of with in 2003, went down the gurgler. Games service is mediocre

Cons: Bad Customer Service (told to piss off on Customer Service!), Slow speeds / bad reliabilty.

Comments: It's gotten so crap the last few months, I've dedcied to churn away from SwiftDSL to aaNet. The connection reialibilty for Swiftbroadband is quite bad, and with me running servers - it was terrible.

It was much better when JL was around...or whatever his name was.


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Company: aaNet

Submitted by: Hungsta

From: Doveton, VIC

Date: October 22, 2004

Plan Name: 1500/256

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $65

Activation Time: 5 days

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Pros: Good, cheap and realiable!

Cons: Nothing I could see.

Comments: I recommend aaNet to absoultely EVERYONE! Fast speeds, cheap plans - what more could you want?


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Company: aaNet

Submitted by: Chrisp

From: Upwey, VIC

Date: October 22, 2004

Plan Name: 256/Aa

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $35

Activation Time: ~5

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Pros: [Insufficient space for pro's]

Cons: [Too much space for negatives]

Comments: Extremely happy with our friendly, communicable and reliable ADSL provider.
A news server is all thats missing, but that's easy to get around.
Want a friend? Sign up with aaNet, you'll have more friends than you can handle. :)


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Company: aaNet

Submitted by: Glockmeister

From: Frankston, VIC

Date: October 22, 2004

Plan Name: 512

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $50

Activation Time: 5 days

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Pros: just great ADSL...fast and cheap

Cons: none

Comments: aanet is just a great ADSL company - cheap and fast. Nothing bad of it as yet...being a member for a month or so.


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Company: aaNet

Submitted by: Excalibur

From: Dandenong, VIC

Date: October 22, 2004

Plan Name: 512/128

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $45

Activation Time: 4 days

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Pros: Excellent Service, Virtually no Downtime (all Telstras fault) and excellent Customer service via their Forums.

Cons: None significant.

Comments: I churned away from Swiftbroadband to aaNet a few weeks ago - absoultely no downtime (except for a major Telstra fault). Absoultely happy with the cheap prices and great speeds. Has all I need, 60 megs of webspace and *15* emails!!!


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Company: aaNet

Submitted by: Banksy

From: westlake, QLD

Date: October 20, 2004

Plan Name: 512/Bb

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $50

Activation Time: 3 weeks

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Pros: Very good customer service. I shopped around for sometime though. Reccomended it to no techy's (im one) and they too have nothing but good reports

Cons: Tech support not open outside business hours though once set up you shouldnt really need it.

Comments: Had it for 2 months. Never had down time or anything like that.
Very fast speeds.
Uploads and downloads are not added together to calculate consumption. They use the higher of the two.
Very good value for money.
I have three friends using them also, though not discussed, never heard any complaints.


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Company: iinet

Submitted by: Gregga

From: melbourne, WA

Date: October 9, 2004

Plan Name: 512k Lite 6 + 6 Gb/Mth

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $49

Activation Time: 4 weeks

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Pros: It works

Cons: Long activation wait, dynamic IP, poor support.

Comments: Overall, pretty happy (now!).
One big gripe was the length of time to activate my account (4 weeks+) when they said most connections are up within 2 weeks AT THE MOST!!!
Very poor feedback as to why they were taking so long, some emails I sent them were never answered, or if they were it was often a week later. If you just want to find an ISP with good support and you don't want to do some of the dirty work yourself (I like learnig about ADSL, but its not everyone's cup of tea) I would strongly suggest not going for this ISP.
Otherwise, it has been working OK and advertised speeds have been achieved.


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Company: Telstra Bigpond

Submitted by: Maverick

From: Hunters Hill, NSW

Date: October 6, 2004

Plan Name: Cable

Broadband Type: Cable

Monthly Cost: $80

Activation Time: 7 days

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Pros: Very Fast

Cons: Can be expensive

Comments: Very happy with Bigpond Cable. Kicks ass on ADSL!

Service has been fairly good and I didn't have any problems with the initial setup. Reliability has been great.

All in all Highly recommended!


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Company: People Telecom

Submitted by: Renee

From: Oatlands, NSW

Date: September 21, 2004

Plan Name: 256

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $49

Activation Time: 3 days

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Pros: Good tech support, fast setup time

Cons: Seems a bit no frills

Comments: This is the first and only adsl company that I have ever used and so far Swift has been very good. I have had a few minor problems but nothing really worth writing about here.


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Company: iinet

Submitted by: Tezza

From: nelson bay, NSW

Date: September 18, 2004

Plan Name: bliink 512 lite

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $69

Activation Time: 2 days

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Pros: No problems....does the job without hassles

Cons: none that I can think of.

Comments: Very happy with the service. Beats dial up!


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Company: aaNet

Submitted by: Micky

From: Kings Cross, NSW

Date: September 18, 2004

Plan Name: 512K

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $39

Activation Time: 44 days

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Pros: Fairly reliable

Cons: Not many features

Comments: Not a bad company all in all. Service could be better though.


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Company: iinet

Submitted by: Luqman

From: Newcastle, NSW

Date: September 18, 2004

Plan Name: Bliink 512 Lite

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Monthly Cost: $69

Activation Time: 3 days

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Pros: Fast, Affordable and no excess usage charges.

Cons: Dynamic IP.

Comments: All in all I am very happy with iinet. I have called them a few times and they have been very helpful. The connection is reliable and very fast.


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Company: iinet

Submitted by: Marty

From: Newcastle, NSW

Date: September 18, 2004

Plan Name: 256k Lite

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $0

Activation Time: 5 days

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Pros: good support, innovative

Cons: higher cost than some competitors

Comments: iiNet have always provided innovative incentives to reel in their customers. They offer great support. Sometimes their prices are somewhat higher than their competitors. Overall they are good value for money, recommend them highly.


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Company: Telstra Bigpond

Submitted by: Bugphul

From: Lane Cove, NSW

Date: September 18, 2004

Plan Name: Unlimited capped speed

Broadband Type: Cable

Monthly Cost: $0

Activation Time: Instant

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Pros: In theory a reliable conncetion, not in practice.....

Cons: The lovely hold music that instructs you to visit the website, which would be nice if my connection worked!

Comments: A pricey plan and the speed is capped, can download a lot before your speed is reduced even further.


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Company: OptusNet

Submitted by: Brown_fox

From: Melbourne, VIC

Date: September 14, 2004

Plan Name: 512Kbps

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $60

Activation Time: 25 days

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Pros: Great value for money!

Cons: None that I can think of.

Comments: The service that I have received at Optus has been second to none. I get consistantly good download and upload speeds and have never had any problems. Setting it all up initially was a bit of a headache but everything has been running smoothly ever since. Highly Recommended!


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