88 questions from our users
I wonder whats the differnt between FTTH and NBN. I am moving to 82 Queens Road, Melbourne and is considering a plan
Based on your address, iiNet FTTB is available to you, though we do need to confirm this via secondary checks.
Our plans for this, are here:
With regards to the differences, NBN is the government network, whereas iiNet FTTB runs on our own network and connections, independent of any other entity. The iiNet FTTB connection runs from a basement unit that connects to our Fibre network. From the basement unit, it then connects to your premise via the existing copper cabling.
According to a basic NBN check, your address isn't ready to connect to the NBN, just yet.
Does it work without a landline pug in
Our Ultra Broadband products come in three flavours:
* iiNet Cable (available in the Geelong, Mildura and Ballarat areas of VIC) - no landline is needed.
* VDSL2, available in the ACT. his does require a landline.
* iiNet FTTB, available in selected buildings. This requires a landline as well.
Hope this helps!
is there a reason on why the internet has been very bad lately? for the last 2 weeks ive been lagging consistently and the internet has been very slow when i watch movies it always lag and i always seem to get disconnected from times to times
Thanks for your question!
We'd suggest making contact with us so we can continue to assist you with this. We also have online help guides that can assist; give them a look here:
Try the guides there for your connection as it may just do the trick.
Define fixed wireless?
NBN have you covered. Have a look at:
We live on the Sunshine Coast and our internet is really really slow and bad. I try to play games fast download speeds but online multiplayer is so laggy.
I am assuming you are already with iinet and you are complaining about your speeds. Your question hasn't outlined if you have ADSL, NBN, CABLE, SATELLITE connection so we can't give you a reasonable answer. If you are on ADSL and are a long way from the exchange or the exchange is overloaded these things will slow your speeds down.
We never want to see customer's have a poor connection experience and some troubleshooting can go a long way.
We do have some excellent resources available for you, over at:
When you notice the issues occurring, or even before then, give these pages a long and try the troubleshooting steps outlined for the connection that you have. Give it a go and if they don't work, you're always welcome to make contact with us and we'll happily assist.
At the time of switching to iiNet NBN50 & VOIP, I was assured that I would keep my old landline telephone number of 40 years. However, as this never occured is there anyway of recovering and reinstating my old landline telephone number?
If the old number hasn't been put into quarantine or re-used by the voice wholesaler, then we can try to recover it, though we can't guarantee this.
Please feel free to make direct contact with us via our Social Media e-mail address iiOnline@iinet.net.au with your details and mentioning your review. We'll do the best we can to help with this!
Leo, thanks and I will do as you suggest. However, I have made similar requests in the past but with no action.
Thanks David! We look forward to being able to lend a hand.
How do you call people who charge you for waiting for delivery of modem and setting up the connection? You guys send me invoice after two weeks of using NBN service. When we were about to make a deal and when I specifically asked will I be charged until the service is provided answer was NO. And then...
We're always happy to lend a hand here. If you can reply with an invoice or reference number, we can use this to locate your account and organise help.
I already have done that through the call center. Each and every time I was advised that I will not be charged, but lets try again. This is my lates invoice number 696880183
We can't go into specifics here, due to privacy and security reasons, but as a general guide, your first invoice will contain your setup and hardware costs (if applicable) as well as your first month of service, as connections are charged for a month in advance.
Once connected, you're then credited back for the time that you were without a connection (for instance, if you pay for a month in advance and the connection takes two weeks, we'll credit you back for the remaining two weeks) and the invoicing continues, a month in advance, from there.
Do you still use that awful south african non existent "support"team ?
I do not call the "support team", I dial the iiNet assistance number and a recorded message asks me to select 'technical support' or 'Billing enquiry' etc.
Hope this answers your question.
We most certainly to still have our Support teams in Cape Town and we're extremely proud of them and the work they do. If there is an issue that you'd like to discuss, you're always welcome to reply here with a reference or invoice number and we can arrange further assistance.
Alternatively, you are always welcome to engage us via our Social Media e-mail address: iiOnline@iinet.net.au. Please be sure to include your details and mention your question here, so we can lend a hand.
Why is my service getting slower. At the moment I am down to 30/15 Mbps I complained when it was 37mbs at Panzano Circuit Woodvale WA
Slow speeds can have a lot of different causes and factors which influence your connection's performance. The best way to find out any reason why and to get it fixed is through diagnostic troubleshooting steps relevant to the type of service you have.
Our specialist support team are available 24/7 on 13 22 58 to assist with matters such as these and will be able to work with you to help with the process involved in getting this sorted out. If you need any assistance arranging contact, you're also welcome to send an email to us via iiOnline@iinet.net.au with further information.
I signed up for FTTB (customer reference 1184184792) in early September 2019. After more than a month iinet failed to connect the line to my building/unit, I cancelled the service (which never served) the refernce No is 340142983 . I asked for refund $60 credit iinet charged me on the first day of signe up. I called many times for since then to have my money refund and it never processed although they agreed it shall be soon. After two month I received an email that your modem is ready to dispatch. I called and explained iinet that I cancelled the service, do not send it, but this request also was addressed the same and no action was undertaken.
Why do you not refund my cresit and why your system id so insufficient?
Thanks for your question!
We've located your details and can see that the team is currently handling your case, with several actions underway. We've asked that this be attended to and finalised.
Thanks for your patience and we hope to see a resolution for you very soon.
I am not happy with the phone service, it is my intention to revert to Telstra, I have been with them for over 36 years and have not had any complaints in that time. The only reason I came across to iiNet was that I was completely confused at the time, I thought that the phone service had to go to iiNET with computer isp.
I now believe that telephone service is coming via Optus which is driving me crazy. Thanking you
Hi John D,
Just to clarify, we use the Optus network for mobile phone services and use Telstra Wholesale for landline-based Home Phone services. I hope this helps!
Im considering changing to iinet, what guarantee do I have that ur service will be better than the one I have w Optus? We were with vivid and experienced no problems at all but since Optus had taken them over our internet has been deplorable and thats an understatement . I wld like to to purchase the plan for $74.99 a month 43.7 MPs with Stan, Netflix n YouTube. Plus set top box n 30 movies a month.
Obviously there are no such thing as guarantees. All I can say is that before using iiNet we had used Optus, Primus, and Dodo. All had us operating on less than a megabyte a second until we went to iiNet. All had us hanging onto the phone for long periods just to connect with technicians for technical issues. We use a landline, mobile and Fetch box. Things may have changed with the other services since those days, but all I can say personally is that we now have no annoying frustrations with iiNet.
I have a NBN 50 plan for more than 12 months and I certainly have never had anywhere near your average speed you advertise during peak period.The most I have had is 34mbs/17 and that is at 1.30 am. I am 300 metres from the node and I certainly expected better seeing the area is only 7 years old with new copper.
We'd love to investigate this, as we do have options to resolve this.
Please get in touch with us directly, with your details, to iiOnline@iinet.net.au and we'll have our team step in to lend a hand.
Still waiting for a follow up to my second request. Using google maps I am 150 metres straight up my street and 150 metres to the left to the node. According to IInet I am at lest 800 metres from the node. Or If I go the the longest way by going out of the estate and to the node its still no more than 500metres. The speed tonight is down to 31kb and netflix is saying I don't have enough grunt to stop it buffering.
Hi Jan H,
Would you mind sending through your reply to our e-mail to you, to iiOnline@iinet.net.au and we'll take care of it for you.
I work from home and rely on a strong VPN connection to the server at work, I am currently with optus and we are experiencing constant drop outs with having to restart my modem at least 5 times a day. We have had NBN and the optus technician to come out and everything is great on our end. Can you guys promise less drop outs. Also we have a cordless phone system and fax needed for work, is your modem compatible with a uniden xdect t8355.
Hi Kez N,
We're always happy to help our customers as best we can to resolve any issues that they may have.
We strongly recommend sticking with the troubleshooting process with your current provider, as this does sound like a physical issue that will need to have NBN continue to attend until resolved. As keen as we are to have you onboard, changing providers mid-fault only transfers the issue from one RSP to another and won't fix your connection. It will only delay the resolution process and result in further downtime, which is the last thing we want to see.
We'd suggest using your current provider's complaints handling process so that further leverage can be brought to bear on the issue, which is something that we do suggest for our customers as well.
Thanks for getting in touch and we hope for a positive result for you!
Can I keep my existing phone number(landline)?
How long should it take to connect innet ADSL not NBN we are in Bayview NSW .
So far it has been 2 weeks pretty disappointing really
How do you put an incoming call on hold so another person can pick it up on their hand set when they are ready to pick it up?
This depends on what phone service that you have!
For landlines, a guide is available, here:
For our Netphone (VoIP) services, we have the following guides:
We paid for a service that is not fully delivered, iiNet told us it will take 5 to 6 business days to connect to NBN as our address is NBN ready .
For the last 12 months we received a lot of letters and phone calls from different ISP to tell us that NBN is ready and we must connect to NBN because our Telephone line will be disconnected soon.
We finally select iiNet 50 with phone and fletch TV with Nexflix YouTube .
We wait not 5 to 6 business days but 5 to 6 weeks to have our telephone line disconnected by IiNet. If I call my number I get the message “ number is not valid please check the number “ we have this number for 30 years. Also we cannot make call . Now it’s 8 days that we don’t have telephone line anymore . The main reason that we move to nbn was to keep your telephone line .
We called several times iiNet support, terrible experience. Tech support agent doesn’t know what it’s happening, they just tell us to wait 24 hours but 8 days later if I call the support the reply is the same wait 24 hour your phone line is in Process. They don’t log any tickets about the incident and you need to repeat yourself every time you are calling , plug the modem reset it plug your telephone to the modem . Oh sorry I can see your service still in pending you need to wait 24 hours...
Very frustrating to call this offshore technical support from iiNet.
I would like cancel my service because iiNet is unable to provide the service.
Also we paid $149 6 weeks ago for a service that we cannot use , I want my money back and my telephone number that we use with Telstra for the last 30 years .
I can only speak from my own personal experience and quite frankly with all the current media about NBN I’m quite happy to stick with ADSL
Sorry you’ve had a bad experience, however it could have something to do with the whole NBN Rollout
Tc and I hope you encounter better experiences in the future
We can absolutely help with this, as this is taking too long and we do apologise.
Please get in touch with us directly, via iiOnline@iinet.net.au with your details and mentioning your question here. We can then have our team step in to lend a hand.
I believe you don’t have any issues yet with iiNet and never have the need to calll iiNet for technical support .
iiNet have a very poor technical support employees don’t have any IT or technical skill they just answer calls and tell you to plug your modem and use a little pin to reset it ( a robot will be more efficient) they can’t see if my service is up or pending from their side , how can they provide support?
Don’t need to be an Network engineer to understand if you call a telephone line and get the message “ the number you dial is not on service, please check the number and try again “ this is not an issue with my modem . Modem can be unplugged or plugged I still have the same message. The issue is iiNet who has still not delivered the service as all services are still in Pending in my toolbox after 6 weeks .
So I decided to switch my ISP’s from Optus to iiNet using my NBN fibre to node technology which we already have installed at our property (It’s a single house not an apartment or anything) and so far it’s taken 2 weeks for the modem, upon receiving the modem I was informed there would be 30mins to and hour down time when the service was switching over. It’s been 3 days since the internet’s gone down and I’ve rung iiNet multiple times only for them to say there’s a problem with the authentication. I feel completely mislead as I was told this process of changing ISP’s with an existing NBN service was a stress free easy process. THIS IS NOT THE CASE... so far I’ve been told
The same thing every day and it’s been 72 hours since my first ticket was launched to get this sorted and so far nothing has been done. They can’t even give me a time frame on how long it will take, and now I’m stressed because I’ve read reviews online where people have been left without internet for a whole month. This is very distressing as a new customer and I was very excited to have iiNet as my ISP considering the recommendations I had received about them from friends but ultimately I have had spent hours of my time sorting out each step of this process as it seems to be held up for some reason or other. I won’t stop calling u guys until this is sorted. I’m
Coming up to a month since I first ordered this service and so far it’s been nothing but hassle.
A very worried customer
Thanks for bringing this to our attention and sorry to hear that things haven't gotten off on the best foot. We'd absolutely love to check in on this, review where the application is at the current moment and help push things along as much as possible. Do you have a task number or are you able to shoot us some details to iiONline@iinet.net.au to help us bring up the order and bring ourselves up to speed with where things sit presently on our end?
Can I connect with someone else for NBN if contract is not cancelled with IINET, can’t get any sense out of these people
Hey June, your question isn't entirely too clear. Are you currently in a contract with iiNet? Depending on your contract will depend on whether or not you're eligible to exit without being fined, maybe read over your contract for clarification. Are you currently with iiNet for your NBN? If so, what makes you want to leave?
You would need to cancel your contract before moving to another provider, but we'd love to know what the issues are behind your question!
We're always keen to help so we'd love to hear from you. Please, don't hesitate to get in touch with us directly with your details, and mentioning your question here, to iiOnline@iinet.net.au and we'll gladly do whatever we can to help you.
Thanks for your answer and yes I am with IINet, have been for 9 years but have had no internet or phone since NBN change over, can’t even get a straight answer from these people they haven’t even delivered the hardware yet and can’t even tell me where it is, I have cancelled contract cos they broke terms, no service and no hardware, but can’t get confirmation from them re whether they have cancelled, case has been lodged with the Ombudsman
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