The ISP Wars are heating up! Data-hungry customers and healthy competition between major Aussie ISPs such as iiNet, TPG and Primus are causing all ISPs to offer more generous download limits, often at the same or less cost than you were paying before.
Word of warning – don’t assume they automatically adjust your plan for you, or that they’ll be kicking in your door anytime soon to say “Great news! We recommend that you change your plan today in order to pay us less and download more.” No, the chances are that some of them will keep these new plans a little hush-hush until such time as you yourself work out that a better deal is available than you’re on right now.
So our advice to you is to review the plan you’re on now (in particular, how much you pay and what your download limits are), then hop on to the website of your existing ISP and find their latest broadband plan offerings. Chances are you will find a better deal than what you’re on right now. Next step – dig out your username and password, and login to the account or member section of their website, and go through the steps to change your plan. If that sounds too hard - jump on the phone and request that they do it for you, but you’ll probably still need your username and password.
Here are direct links to some of the latest residential (not business – these tend to be more expensive) plans being offered by some ISPs. Don’t forget to deselect the options you may not need or want, such as VOIP or a bundled home phone service, to see the plan options that are right for you.
fyi: We’ve just been through this exercise at Itomic and at my home. At Itomic we changed our plan with Westnet to enjoy much more generous download limits for just $10 extra per month, and at home with iiNet I was able to pay $10 less per month for much more generous monthly downloads.