We're moving house in a few weeks time. Therefore I have to consider phone and Internet providers. I currently have Telstra Cable for my Internet, a Telstra home phone, and a second line with Southern that I use for personal and some business calls.
So, what's the best solution? The cable has been very stable for the last 6 years, and the speeds have improved. If I move to ADSL at the new place, will the quality remain, to use Skype for my second phone? How much are the phone charges and rental on ADSL? I can't seem to easily find the cost of having a Telstra phone on the ADSL line.
My gut feel tells me to try Skype for my second line. I already have a Skype Melbourne phone number. The local calls are charged at 3 cents per minute, with a 6 cent flagfall, but remember, I'm not paying the $20-30 per month line rental, which will give me that amount of calls straight into Skype. I don't call mobiles from my landline that much because I use my Vodafone Pre-Paid, but actually, the Skype call to mobiles are 30 cents per minute, which isn't too bad compared to a landline to mobile charge, which is where those bastards make all their money!