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After doing some research I have found three electricity suppliers, Western Power, Synergy and Horizon Power. Any recommendations on who to use and why?

 

gas suppliers I have found are Alinta Energy or Kleenheat Gas. Any recommendations on who to use and why?

 

who would you recommend for a telephone, internet and possibly TV provider?

 

any advice will be gratefully received.

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we are with Alinta and Synergy, can't say whether they are good or bad as haven't tried anyone else to compare to. We have a bundle with iinet, 79.99 for phone(cheap intl. calls), 100mb broadband and Fetch tv. The phone and broadband are good but the Fetch tv is a waste of time, you have to pay an extra $19.99 per month to upgrade otherwise you can't watch anything.

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we are with Alinta and Synergy, can't say whether they are good or bad as haven't tried anyone else to compare to. We have a bundle with iinet, 79.99 for phone(cheap intl. calls), 100mb broadband and Fetch tv. The phone and broadband are good but the Fetch tv is a waste of time, you have to pay an extra $19.99 per month to upgrade otherwise you can't watch anything.

 

thanks Nikki, what is fetch TV

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Its a box that give you lol, I am a bit thick with things like this but you can watch movies and catch up tv through the internet and I believe you can get freeview if you have a tv ariel in the right place (we havn't got one in our living room)!

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After doing some research I have found three electricity suppliers, Western Power, Synergy and Horizon Power. Any recommendations on who to use and why?

 

gas suppliers I have found are Alinta Energy or Kleenheat Gas. Any recommendations on who to use and why?

 

who would you recommend for a telephone, internet and possibly TV provider?

 

any advice will be gratefully received.

 

Hi Stu, we are with Alinta for gas, but will be changing to Kleenheat, only reason being they advertise they are 10% cheaper and have read some good reviews! gas bills are not huge in an Aussie home, for electricity we are with Synergy, had no issues, did some research and they are all about the same price, as for telephone and internet, BEFORE you sign up with anyone, check, double check & check again, that whoever you choose can get a PORT at the exchange for your internet, huge problem here in Perth at the moment and it's getting worse until the NBN is complete which is about 5 years away, I have a run in with IINet, who promised me the earth, charged me a fortune and delivered nothing, ask the current owner who they are with and try taking it over, if you give up the port at the exchange you might struggle to get it back, TV we have the free to air for the normal channels & Foxtel on satellite for the rest both good.

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Hi Stu, we have Kleenheat gas reasonably priced, synergy electrics but we do have 23 solar panels so a lot cheaper and we have telstra for phone $40.00 a month & bigpond for broadband $90.00 month. Gave up foxtel as we were too busy to watch it that was $132.00 month.

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Are you settling in fella?

we are getting there, we don't complete on the house sale until the end of the month and then we have a 2 week overlap with the rental to get things sorted, but on the whole things are good - especially the weather this weekend.

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Synergy are the only electricity supplier in WA. We changed to Kleenheat but Alinta offered a cash discount per bill which worked out better than the 10% deal so switched back !

Mind you we do have gas boosted solar hot water so our gas use is low.

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