Just an update about Big pond wireless Broadband ! IT'S CRAP ! ! ! We keep losing our connection and of an evening you just loose the connection altogether it goes onto a completly different internet connection EDGE which you can't connect to anyway ! So have decided that we will change to Broadband ADSL ! We are just about in the 10 days cooling off period ! ! ! You can buy an antenna to attach to the usb but we are not gonna bother !
Just thought I would share this with anyone who have just arrived or arriving soon !
We were under the impression that for us to get back online we would have to wait until we were in a permanent rental where there would be a phone line etc (in our holiday rental they had no phone line or internet connection)..... But if you go down to a Telstra shop, we used the one in Joondalup, you can purchase a Big Pond Mobile Card Wireless Broadband USB stick ! It wasn't cheap but we wanted the option of having wireless , the price was $299, we signed up for a year and did it all online when we got home, you can have the $299 refunded if you sign up for 3 years ! You have a monthly fee to pay aswell and it does vary in cost as to what speed you want your connection to run on ! And you can change your monthly speed if you want to when your current month expires, you can pay the bill online or by visiting a Telstra shop with the Bill that they send you in the post !
Well I hope that this small bit of info helps someone ! ! ! ! Cos we didn't have a clue LOL