Choosing an Internet Service Provider (ISP) can be a confusing process for the uninitiated. Many people only feel comfortable signing up with companies they have heard of like Telstra Bigpond or Optus and are reluctant to sign on with local service providers. This could be a costly mistake. Read on to discover the not so secret method a lot of consumers use to find the best local deal.
A quick visit to Whirlpool http://goo.gl/k4VR is your best place to start looking for deals in your area. Whirlpool offer a massive selection of ISP's and plans based on your phone number. Compare each ISP's services, plans, prices and other information in an easy to read side by side comparison. You have the ability to refine your search by any number of variables including price, data allowance, type of service and much more to narrow down your shortlist.
Next step is to visit the discussion forum http://goo.gl/NzyF to view any recent criticism or praise left by other users of the providers on your shortlist. Avoid ISP's with a lot of justified criticism and give weight to those ISP's with positive user experiences and feedback. As with all review sites, remember that the silent majority will not share their positive experiences, but those minority customers with bad experiences are often very vocal in sharing every thought on the provider...
Finally, before committing to a new plan, contact respective candidates to ensure they can offer you the service and speed you require. Many factors affect the availability of high speed internet access and it is vital that your location is close to a phone exchange fitted with the appropriate hardware able to service your location.
If you're just wanting a recommendation for an ADSL service on the Gold Coast, I can recommend On the Net at Varsity Lakes http://goo.gl/ZMFDU If you're after good value plans with generous data, check out the personal Turbo ADSL2+ plans in selected Gold Coast locations. With plans starting at $29 a month for 15GB of data counted downstream only and customer service second to none, it's hard to go past On the Net.
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