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Exetel 0 out of 100 based on 72 ratings. 12 user reviews.

Exetel

Exetel broadband reviews

Web: http://www.exetel.com.au

Phone: 1300 788 141

Services: ADSL|ADSL2|ADSL2+|Fibre|VOIP|Wireless

Availability: Australia Wide

History:
Exetel Pty Ltd began its corporate existence as a technology consulting company in the early 1990s and continued to provide a wide range of technical and management consulting services until December 2003 when it decided to become a service provider of data and telephone communications services.

Over the period mid February 2004 to mid 2011 Exetel has grown to a company providing services to over 125,000 customers but only has a staff of around 120 personnel (50 in Australia and 70 in Sri Lanka) giving it better than world best practice ratios of revenue and profit dollars to number of personnel and number of customers to number of personnel and several other important measurement categories.



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The above ratings are based on reviews submitted by members of this site. There must be at least 3 reviews for a company to receive an average rating.

Exetel User Reviews


Exetel broadband reviews

Submitted by: Bill52

From: perth, WA

Date: November 23, 2015

Plan Name: OT-100

Broadband Type: ADSL2+

Monthly Cost: $50

Activation Time: n/a

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Pros: ... aaaam, let me think ...

Cons: They don't quite deliver

Comments: Was with Exetel for many years. Some of the issues:
- I went overseas and was to use my mobile phone. They wanted $220 as a deposit

to activate overseas calls. They said, I'll get it back when I return. OK.

After I returned, it took many-many emails to get them to refund my money.

- Horrific phone support. You get an extreamly muffled line with an extreamly

heavy accent on the other end. Can't get a word what they say. Finally, they

say they will transfer you to someone else and they drop the line.

- Phone support is useless. They just read a script. I needed some info

regarding the NBN connection. Just a piece of technical info.
Support: "what is your name sir?". I gave my name. "What is your number sir".

Gave it and said just need some info. "What is your email?". "You don't need

any of this. I only want some technical info".
"I will transfer you to support". "OK, thank you!"
At technical support: "Hallo. I need some info" . Support: "What is your order

number please." "THERE IS NO ORDER NUMBER!!!! I AM NOT ORDERING ANYTHING!! I

JUST NEED SOME INFO!!!". Then I asked my question which they coudn't aswer. "I

will transfer you ..." ... and here they dropped the line.

- The copper wires in our area are bad. Very bad. When someone complains, the

techie swaps the line to someone else's. I caught him in action transfering the

bad line to my line. When you report the bad line to Exetel support, they ask

you to disconnect you equipment, they need to test the line. So I did and told

them, it is disconnected. They run the line test. After a long ardous argument

they finally admint there is a problem. They now want me to agree to pay over

$200 dollars if the problem was in my equipment. They say, the line test wasn't

conclusive, they can't tell where the problem is. BUT I JUST CONFIRMED, MY

EQUIPMENT WAS DISCONNECTED WHEN THEY RUN THE TEST!
They literally accusing me with lying!


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Exetel broadband reviews

Submitted by: Markmac55

From: Bawley Point, NSW

Date: November 5, 2015

Plan Name: S-R

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $59

Activation Time: 7 days

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Pros: Reliability

Cons: Front line customer service

Comments: I have been with Exetel for many years - even before they had phone in customer service - and have generally been very happy with their service. There were a few snafus when I moved from Adelaide to the south coast NSW last year, but these were attributed to the slack Telstra techy who took a sicky on the allocated day and didn't tell anyone. The front line CSO tried to delay the installation for another month! But I knew that they were only telling me what their schedule said.

And there lies a lesson for the inexperienced - as with any phone service, ALWAYS ask for the supervisor as the first person has no power to do anything. Always ask for their name and record the day and time of your conversation and ask them to read back what they have entered into their records. I spoke to a supervisor a couple of times and they were very helpful and were able to get someone out in a week, which is good if you live in the country.

A few years ago, when they expanded their operations, I was getting very slow speeds, so when I phoned their technician he changed my IP address instantly and that solved the problem.

There was however a bit of a money-grab when I moved. Because I was on an old plan and moving to the country I had to sign a new contract, which cost an extra $20 per month, but it was no more expensive than any other provider. Before doing this I did extensive research on all providers and decided to stick with Exetel, mostly because of their reliability. If you are experiencing slow speeds it is more than likely the site that you are accessing that is slow - particularly if it's overseas.

Nearly all reviews posted on the net are negative, no matter what product you are buying, because if you are happy with a product you generally won't bother to write a review. Currently TPG are offering really cheap deals, as are a few others, but read the fine print and proportion the number of negative reviews against the positive ones and use your best judgement, just don't lock in a long term contract. The vast majority of problems that I see can be directly attributed to Telstra - they are the absolute worst when it comes to service (their supervisors are always on a break), and neighbours have had all sorts of problems with their installations and being overcharged. So don't always blame your provider.


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Exetel broadband reviews

Submitted by: Tirial

From: Casino, NSW

Date: August 10, 2015

Plan Name: Was 500 GB

Broadband Type: ADSL2+

Monthly Cost: $50

Activation Time: 7 Days

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Pros: None Now

Cons: Truning into Telstras Greedy Devil Spawn

Comments: Have been a loyal customer for many years and have referred alot of friends over that time and out of no where without as much as a phone call, only a message in theyre exetel inbox on theyre site, they decided to do a 'review' of my usage (of 500gb that i never go over) and decided to move me to a 'more appropriate' plan. in other words they have changed theyre plan structure to be significantly more expensive for less usage and didnt want customers staying on theyre existing cheap plans so theyre 'helping' by reviewing and moving people to a new plan without permission or consent even though in their own 'critical information summary' it states that once your contract period is up u can remain on your plan month - month until YOU change your plan or cancel! once i found out i was told there was no going back, no warning, no choice in the matter. Not happy. and theyre doing it to everyone now. Very sneaky and deceptive indeed!


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Exetel broadband reviews

Submitted by: Mattj

From: Gold Coast, QLD

Date: May 12, 2015

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Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $40

Activation Time: Can't remember

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Pros: Nothing!

Cons: Slow speed, constant dropouts, very poor customer loyalty

Comments: I was with Exetel for almost 10 years, and I recently tried to upgrade to one of their newer plans which would give me a lot more download. But they told me I couldn't change to a different internet plan unless I also transfer my phone line to Exetel (so that Exetel would also be my phone provider). Despite the fact that NEW customers can sign up for the exact same plan I wanted, without the requirement to transfer their phone line to Exetel!!
So much for loyalty....they offer a better deal to new customers than to their long term customers who have been with them for many years!
Needless to say I'm now with a much better internet provider, where I get a better internet service, better customer service and much more download for just a few dollars more than I was already paying.
Yep, Exetel is cheap....for a reason!!


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Exetel broadband reviews

Submitted by: Jennie bernate

From: Pelawmain, NSW

Date: April 26, 2015

Plan Name: jennifer

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $80

Activation Time: None

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Pros: The sales representative seemed helpful.

Cons: A lot!!!!!!

Comments: I contacted the exetel company about two months ago to inquire about their 6 months internet contract deal for $80 a month. They asked for mine and my partner’s details and also a bank account details. The sales representative on the phone was very helpful. She told us that to avoid an absentee fee of $220 during the connection service (when the technician comes to our place) that we would need to be present at home. This will enable the technician and myself to work out if there are any problems with connections or if signals are present. She also assured me that I will be contacted before the technician plans to come to my place. The technician will then be able to come and check the connection outside the house and also physically check the inside signals.
On April 9 Thursday, a Telstra technician called me (while I was at work). He said “I am around kurri area. I am coming over to do the connection.” Apparently the exetel put my details on his system. I told him that I didn’t know that he is coming to my place today (and that I was at work the whole day). I also explained to him that I do not want to be incurred with an absentee fee of $220. I said since I didn’t know that he was coming that he needs to contact exetel to call me first. I told him that I didn’t want him to do a connection today that we had to work out a different day when I am at home.
That night when I got back from work, I received an e-mail from exetel confirming that ‘my internet connection had been successful.’ I was in shocked of how the Telstra guy came to my place without my permission. The e-mail included our ‘username, password and our new home phone.’ to use to activate our modem. My partner and myself called them the next night to work out our connection status. The ‘username and password’ that they gave us in the e-mail did not work straight away. The connection wasn’t working. We called again the next night. This time we tested a ‘working home phone’ to see if we could hear a dial tone. There was not a dial tone. We called them again. I also called the Telstra company (since they are the provider) but they couldn’t see my connection either. The Telstra representative told me that I had been ‘cheated on and lied to.’
The last exetel support person I spoke to on the phone told me that another technician could come again and check the inside of the house but if it is my fault that I will have to pay a fee of $220 (which was supposed to be a home owner ‘absentee fee.’ And now it has become a technician fee!!! The rules of fees have suddenly changed.) He also told me that the manager will call me next week on Monday –which is today. This is because I don’t agree with what he is trying to explain to me and therefore he cannot record any faults. And also, because I don’t agree for another technician to come to my place to re-check the connection (and obviously hopefully in their part that something is wrong with my connection and therefore I have to incur a $220 fee??) I asked the person if I could speak to the cancellation officer.
I kept repeating to the phone support team that ‘the Telstra guy’ should have not gone to my place without my presence. My point is they could have worked out our signal together outside and as well as inside our home without drama if the homeowners were home. Like what the sales representative told us !!
The cancellation person called me today. He pretty much just repeated what the last person said to me about fees here and there. I kept repeating the fact that I had no knowledge of the technician fees or that the technician was even coming to my place at all on April 9.I also explained to them that the exetel company did not call me to work out a day for connection, etc. All I know was there was an absentee fee. I insisted to cancel the exetel. He said that I will be charge with an ‘activation fee’ and a ’30 day cancellation notice fee.’ I told him that I will relay the matter to the authority. But that has to no avail. So pretty much I will be paying hundreds of dollars for no reason at all. I refuse to pay any of these fees that will be coming to my mail pretty soon. Also I reminded them that I have recently discovered that almost all of the reviews from costumers online are pretty much the same ‘no connection then 2nd technician comes then a fee of $220 is incurred. I feel very victimised the same way as these people.


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Exetel broadband reviews

Submitted by: Alc90

From: Macquarie Hills, NSW

Date: January 21, 2015

Plan Name: M-Unbundle

Broadband Type: ADSL2

Monthly Cost: $40

Activation Time: 9 days

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Pros: Good price for data allowance recieved

Cons: Poor connectivity - continually drops out, slow customer service

Comments: I have been with Exetel at 2 addresses as they are one of the only companies that provide good prices and decent data usage where I live.

However, at both places, the internet is highly unreliable in its connectivity. It will frequently drop out if you are connecting a new or multiple devices. It will also drop out if more than one person is using the internet.

Customer service is poor, they refuse to take responsibility for poor service provision, yet all other connection through the ports are fine.

On the whole, there is huge room for improvement. Could be much better


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Exetel broadband reviews

Submitted by: Tangotes

From: qld, NSW

Date: November 27, 2014

Plan Name: 50gb

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $50

Activation Time: never activated

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Pros: i thought price

Cons: inflexible customer service inability to admit possible computer fault at their end.

Comments: NEVER NEVER sign up with EXETEL. They have happily billed me for 3 months of service for a service they didnt connect properly, when I rang to have it connected they informed me somehow i got my address wrong on the application form- it was correct for billing and delivery and the tech knew where to come but apparently I missed my unit no. for where it counted for the service address- as if! no possibility their form stuffed up. Ok how do we fix it? I have to pay them more to have a tech come out and connect it to MY unit AND I have to pay an early cancellation fee for a service that never started. No ifs, no buts, no compromise. So I said I would pay their dam cancellation fee and they have lost me as a customer- i'm not paying them twice. What a fantastic scam. I want to warn others not to get sucked in.


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Exetel broadband reviews

Submitted by: Teejayryan

From: Glenbrook, NSW

Date: May 7, 2014

Plan Name: Unlmited adsl2

Broadband Type: ADSL2+

Monthly Cost: $48

Activation Time: 10 days

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Pros: Zilch

Cons: Everything

Comments: This company has secretly charged me $5 for 2 years and is refusing to refund me. They offered me a free service, then apparently decided to charge me without me ever giving my consent have now noticed ive been charged for TWO YEARS. Refused to refund me or even sincerely apologise, they offered me $20 'as goodwill' - i have been customer around 10 years (until now)

LAUGHABLE


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Exetel broadband reviews

Submitted by: Mightytriby

From: Mt Annan, NSW

Date: March 30, 2012

Plan Name: TCV20-200

Broadband Type: ADSL2+

Monthly Cost: $50

Activation Time: 30 days

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Pros: To change a plan is very easy. Heaps of download limit & pay less for it. 24hr tech service. Been with them for 7 years, give $5 discount.

Cons: Everything is done online, so when internet goes down, you can't logon to list a complaint. Outsourced to India for Tech support.

Comments: Been with Exetel for 7 years. Their plans are cheaper and more download limits than all others. If the internet goes down, it is not Exetels fault, Telstra is the blame every time. I have no problems with them. They even have NBN plans that are cheaper than Telstra etc.


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Exetel broadband reviews

Submitted by: Jdubya

From: Merewether, ACT

Date: January 31, 2012

Plan Name: T1500-A (with Telephone)

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $60

Activation Time: 5 days

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Pros: Great value with large download limits

Cons: None

Comments: Exetel offers amazing download limits (off peak especially) at very low cost. Cost for additional data is also very cheap at $1 per Gbyte.
Having had both residential and business accounts with Exetel, I have never had any reliability issues and connection speed has always been as advertised if not better.
Exetel webpage is easy to use and allows you to perform all account management functions without calling an operator. A wide range of add-ons and extras are available such as SMS, VoIP, wireless.
Exetel are great value for money and are highly recommended.


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Exetel broadband reviews

Submitted by: Bigsteve

From: Thornton, NSW

Date: January 30, 2012

Plan Name: Not sure

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $35

Activation Time: Can't remember

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Pros: Cheap.

Cons: Difficult to decipher some of the info on the website.

Comments: It is very good value for money in comparison to other providers that I have seen.


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Exetel broadband reviews

Submitted by: Zakikeriwala

From: Sydney, NSW

Date: December 1, 2004

Plan Name: 512/256

Broadband Type: ADSL

Monthly Cost: $35

Activation Time: 8 days

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Pros: Good Speed. Good Value for money.

Cons: Can't think of....

Comments: They dont charge any download from night 1:00 to morning 7:00. Moreover they even dont charge for all uploads in the total allotted. 1 GB is currently allotted in this plan and 1 GB exceeding each GB is only 3.5$. which is really gr8.


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