View Full Version : Ormeau Internet? And playgroups?
So we are moving into Norfolk Village next weekend. On trying to get our adsl put on shocked to be told we might not be able to - could be 2 days, 2 weeks, 2 months, 2 years... till a port was available. Wow - didn't realise I was going bush lol. Anyway, does anyone use mobile broadband from Ormeau, if so what speeds do you get and who is it with? Thank you.
Oh and any good playgroups around :-)
Hey there I put some feelers out to see if anyone can help you will get back to you
A lady in my mums and Bubs group lives there she is using prepaid USB Internet until more ports are put in. She has both Optus and Telstra prepaid USB Optus have a USB plan for $29 a month check it out I'm sure you can find a deal online somewhere
Thanks Karen, I couldn't believe it when they told me... no internet!
Could you ask your friend if she gets a moment to do a speed test and tell me the results. Just curious as to whether we can Skype with it. I am looking at the Telstra mobile modem that I can connect my ipod, laptop etc too (they say 5 devices), but no point forking out $99 for the modem if it's poor quality.
No worries both ladies have said Telstra is the only service they are using I have posted what you asked in regards to speeds and Skype. One lady said will be 3 years before they get more ports that is such a joke. Sounds like you are moving to the sticks lol.
Will get back to you on this one
One lady said she was with a company called spin the others who are with Telstra say they have good coverage and they use Skype and very rarely loose connections one lady is in Coomera and they are with Telstra too. I asked for a speed test but they didn't know what that was lol. I'd say Telstra is the go and apparently there is a $49 plan not sure what it offers though. Maybe talk to Telstra and see how you go .
Cool, thanks doesn't sound so bad then. I was going to try a Telstra prepay first and see how we find it.
Try the prepaid first at least if you are not happy then your not committed
Just rung Telstra earlier - apparently the post paid gives almost double the speed of pre-paid. Something to do with the equipment they give you. Decisions...
we live in the Jacobs ridge estate and have Westnet adsl. Not sure of the exact speeds but they have improved greatly since we moved here 15 months go. It's fast enough for everything I do, Skype, Facebook, ect and my hubby runs a it business from home. While its not as fast as he would like it's not a problem.
Hope this helps,
Hi there! I live in Norfolk Village and was wondering how you went with finding a playgroup as I am also keen to find one in the area :)
Thanks Kelly we were unable to get adsl internet with anyone - told there were no ports available, and that we had to keep applying and eventually we'd get lucky and be able to get internet. So went with the mobile internet which is going really well (good speeds and reliability) just expensive.
melnbubs - yes I tried the playgroups in the hall at the back of the church in Pimpama, they run on a Tues, Wed, Thurs all different groups. I can give you a bit more info by pm if you like.
Can anyone recommend a gym with childcare in proximity? Tried the one at Beenleigh and while they're great, they're oh so expensive.
I think the gym above the IGA on Peachy Rd has childcare......might be worth checking out. Thanks for the info on the playgroup, if possible a little more info would be great as Im fairly new to the area and not sure where that church is??? Did you go there and did you like it?
Hello melnbubs just tried to private message you but it wouldn't let me.
I don't like putting up to much private info on the internet but if you want to email me I can send you directions and info on the playgroup - jo_t_02 and that is at yahoo with a dot and com at the end (hopefully writing it like that will avoid the spammers lol).
Hi there. We moved to Pimpama 2 months ago (Hawthorne Woods) - very close to Ormeau. We transferred for hubby's job. I hate it here for so many reasons, but others seem to like the area.
Anyway, we went with Optus wireless as there was no Broadband available with any provider here. I got a 'sale' price of 59.95 per month down from 79.95 but there is a max. 16GB per month - there are no packages more than 16GB with any of the companies for wireless. We actually need more than this so it isn't the best for us.
I was wondering about the church - I saw play equipment there and was guessing they might have a playgroup. Could you PM me some info about that or do you mind if I PM you? I have a 2 year old and another due in early August.
Hi girls, I live in Jacobs ridge and go to a community playgroup at the highway Christian church. They do music, craft and small sports on Tuesday's. They also do playgroup there on Mondays and Wednesday's but I haven't been to those. It's free and non- religious :)
Hi, I live in norfolk. I know this has already been answered but we used optus wireless for ages with no end ever, like stay away !!!!! of problems with signal/connection etc. switched to telstra and never looked back, so worth any extra you will pay.
Yes playgroup at pimpama church. Beenleigh fam day care have good options too for play groups.
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