Saturday, October 21, 2017

Non NBN Connection

While I don't think I would have taken any notice of disconnection advice, why wasn't I told? I assumed we had connected to the NBN, but it seems not. I am very happy with our non NBN service.

While at times things go weird when you least expect it, such as going down to 30mbs download at 6.30 am, it normally sits at around 70 mbs. I use three different test sites when I test. I don't expect anyone will really want to look at these, so trust me. So scroll down to the bottom and you will discover, as I did when I read the email, that we are not connected to the NBN.
















We're aware that NBN Co are sending letters warning about disconnection of phone and internet services. It's important to be aware that this disconnection advice does not apply to you.
The NBN is not replacing alternative high speed products such as TPG Fibre To The Building (FTTB), to which you currently subscribe. TPG FTTB is delivered using our own world class fibre optic network, bypassing the NBN completely.

You are not required to move to an NBN service and you will not face disconnection. The only thing you need to do is continue enjoying the speed, reliability and value of your awesome TPG FTTB phone and internet bundle. Click here for a refresher on the benefits of your TPG FTTB service.

20 comments:

  1. Lucky you.
    NBN has not delivered a fraction of what was promised to many. We have 'slightly' better download speed, but not what was promised. For the moment it will do.

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    1. EC, that must be both annoying and disappointing. Don't leave it like that permanently.

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  2. I just tested my NBN connected speed (8.20am on a Saturday) and it was a startlingly slow 23.6 Mbps. It hadn't seemed slow to me until I saw the figure. Just shows how accustomed we have become to our sub-standard - by international standards - internet services.

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    1. Victor, that may not even be what you were getting before the NBN connection. Don't put up with it.

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  3. I don't understand a word of it, sadly. Am I the only elderly person in the nation who is confused?

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    1. Hels, you may not understand technical matters, or choose not to, but I am sure you understand the basics of speed of the internet.

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  4. Anonymous9:59 am

    Malcolm's bullshit. Always was, always will be. Right from the word go when he decided he'd do it on the cheap. - Ian

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    1. Anonymous3:13 pm

      PS Don't forget Four Corners looks at the NBN now that the rollout has reached half way on Monday's program. - Ian

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    2. On the ABC, right? I'll have a look.

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    3. Ian, while I would have seen it as I always check what is on Four Corners, I didn't know. That will be interesting. I have heard it all before. I will just watch to see hard they go on Malcolm. Can you imagine what the Malcolm Turnbull, owner of Ozemail, would be saying if he was interviewed in the programme.

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  5. Really! We are with Telstra have fast speed NBN, certainly great for us and do not have a problem with it at all. Even get emails if there is going to be an interruption of major proportions.
    Do know of some people who have trouble though.

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    1. Margaret, you pay a premium price for a Telstra connection, and you should get excellent speeds and good service. However, see Victor's comment above and he uses Telstra. While you were travelling we rid ourselves of Telstra completely by switching to Aldi Mobile for our mobiles, which uses Telstra's 4G service. Very pleased!

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  6. I am still being threatened with a $675 non payment of an optus nbn account most of which is cancellation fees. I didn't cancel the phone the idiot at the call centre did when he switched on the wifi. I refuse to pay and they didn't seem to worry when I signed up for wireless broadband and modem and new phone plan. It was all supposed to go to the resolution centre and that's what I tell the collection agency when they call.

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    1. JahTeh, you are living in a communication tech nightmare. I guess it will all get sorted out. Must say, I have a number of bad NBN Optus stories.

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  7. They couldn't have told you this from the beginning? Bunch of slackers...

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    1. Lying by omission I think it is called, River. Given what I am seeing about some people's NBN service, it is perhaps a good thing.

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  8. FTTP I understood, but TPG? I disremember what that is. If I ever get a chance to build a new home I'll certainly make sure I get FTTB if it's available.

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    1. River, TPG is just the name of the company. No idea what it stands for.

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  9. You lost me at NBN 😀

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    1. Grace, lucky you have a tech person in the house.

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