|QUOTE (lzw3 @ Wednesday, Mar 6 2013, 19:59)|
| [color=lime]We're with Optus and they're pretty decent.|
Up until mid-2012 we were on only 8gb/month. We got sick of the tiny amount (that we were always going over) and rang 'em up.
We now get 200gb for 10$ less per month than the 8gb plan.
I've heard a lot of good things about Telstra, as far as I know they're the best for online gaming. Lots of gb's for little $'s + it is Telstra that owns all the cabling (other providers rent it off Tesltra).
Most of my friends are with Telstra and, as I said, apparently it is great for online gaming, so if that's your priority then they're probably your best option.
Optus is decent, however their customer service is the pitts, if you have issues there is a 99% chance you are going to talk to people working off-shore who don't know what they are talking about, you will be on hold for a very very long time and often your issue doesn't even get resolved, they occasionally f*ck up billing and fixing it is a huge hassle.
Telstra is definitely the best in terms of Ping, speed and customer service is excellent, my net went down once, I called them and they deducted each day it was out (2 days) off the bill, and offered to compensate for the phone call but it was free anyway, they sent a technician out only 1 day after the call and organising it took 5-10 minutes, they also sent me a text message and called me as soon as it had been fixed.
Telstra's plans are as follows for regular adsl2+ broadband and Fiber Optic (If you live in Melbourne you might be able to get fiber optic broadband)
$49.95 - 50GB
$69.95 - 200GB
$89.95 - 500GB
I have the 200GB deal, more than enough.
$75 - 120GB
$85 - 300GB
$100 - 500GB
Telstra is actually cheaper according to both of their official websites which is odd.
Also if you have a smartphone and browse the internet often, DO NOT go with Optus, their mobile internet speeds suck ass and coverage outside the cities isn't that great, go with Telstra for sure.
Unfortunately internet you get here will not even be close to South Korea at all, way more expensive, way crappier, sorry dude. Telstra is your best bet though.