Friday, 27 March 2015 10:17

Free customer Wi-Fi from iiNet

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More and more business customers want to access free, convenient Wi-Fi while shopping or doing business – if only to do in-store research.

iiNet is now offering its business users a free customer guest system that does not affect the business data quota.

The individual customer limit is 50MB per day - perfect for email updating and casual browsing. If the customer is an iiNet user they can continue using the service by logging in and using their own quota.

The guest access point is supplied at no cost and there is no charge for the data used. The only catch is that the business must have a 6Mpbs service or better.

iiNet, founded in 1993 in Perth, offers business bundles via ADSL2+, Naked DSL, also reselling the Telstra network, and the NBN that include business phone calls, and unmetered uploads at double the normal upload speed – great for remote access workers.

The ISP has been in the news recently over its proposed acquisition by TPG for A$1.4 billion. The move could create an ISP larger than second ranked Optus.

iiNet has a reputation for great service and innovation – it was one of the first to offer quota-free Netflix and its public face – the endearing Irish David Smyht – has achieved celebrity status. Simply put people trust iiNet – the currency of the future.

TPG has a reputation for hard-nosed business and grew out of the Total Peripherals Group – an importer of clone PC’s – founded in 1986. In 2008, it merged with Soul (a back door listing as a remnant of the Soul Pattinson Chemist Group) and has about 671,000 broadband and 360,000 mobile subscribers. It acts as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator for the Optus network since August 2008.

A lawsuit regarding TPG's advertising was filed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in December 2010. It accused TPG of misleading its customers by advertising that its "unlimited" broadband package only cost $29.99 per month when the actual minimum monthly cost was $59.99. For TPG to grow it needs iiNet’s warm and fuzzy …


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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

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