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Help for connecting internet

AnteCantelopeAnteCantelope Registered User regular
edited November 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm thinking of connecting cable, or ADSL, or something. I'm not asking which I should get, I'll look into that later. Right now what I need to know is how to get it connected.
I'm living in a rental property, and we have a plug, line, etc to put a phone in, but no connection. When I moved in, I was told that there was a phone line if I wanted a landline, but getting it connected was my responsibility. What do I have to do to get this line activated, or whatever it's called, how long will it take, how much will it cost, etc? I'm in Sydney, by the way, so advice from Australians is preferred.

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    theSquidtheSquid Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    ADSL just works through your phone line. You need an ADSL filter for every landline phone you want to connect to that phone line. It also needs a modem. That's about it. Chances are a five minute discussion with the ADSL company will sort that out. Cable is iffy where flats are concerned - sometimes they won't install it, and you definitely need permission from the landlord.

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    The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2007
    You need Whirlpool, they're a huge help. You may not need a landline account if you're in a house, but you'll have to be more knowledgeable and forceful than the sales reps to avoid it if you don't want one. So read around that site and get familiar. I'm with Optus, and got a decent bundled home/net/mobile deal that fit my circumstances, but their customer service is... tricksy. Don't pay more than $50 a month for less than 5GB, and never sign up for a contract that charges you extra for excess downloads. Free modem deals are good, and any service worth their salt will send you a line filter for free. Also, fuck telstra.

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    theSquidtheSquid Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    The Cat wrote: »
    fuck telstra.

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