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Genuine Australian company right here in Port Macquarie.

If old fashioned service still matters to you. Give us a "Bell at Fettells."

WELCOME TO FETTELL COMMUNICATIONS!

Connecting people to the world for over 40 years.


Fettell Communications is your leading Internet Service Provider right here on the Mid North Coast.  We're your one-stop telecommunications shop!  Offering local businesses and residents NBN broadband services. Mobile and Fixed line connections. Data cabling. Access control solutions. UHF radios and antenna's for the 4 x 4 enthusiasts & emergency services. CCTV Surveillance systems. Managed Wi-Fi for Hotel & Guest services. Smart/Nurse call monitored systems. 

WHAT WE DO?

We know what it takes to get the job done right the first time.

INTERNET  SERVICES & DATA CABLING

Port Macquaries leading Internet Service provider. 24/7 Customer support. No oversea's call centres. Your own dedicated account manager. Packages starting from as a little as $60 per month. Need a phone point or extra data points? Our technicians can help you with that too.

UHF SOLUTIONS

Whether you're a weekend 4 x 4 enthusiast. Emergency Services, Maritime or Company Fleet, we've got you covered with our extensive rang e of UHF aerials and antenna's.

 CCTV & ALARM SYSTEMS

Your security is our business.  We offer a range of high performing security surveillance & alarm systems for your home or business. 

MOBILE & FIXED LINES

Sick of your current phone provider? We offer competitve BYO phone plans and fixed phone line connections in a bid to stop hefty phone bills and limited plans. Give us a call today to see how we can put some money back in your pocket. 

 PHONE SYSTEMS

Fettell Communications extensive range of phone systems are designed to cater for all business needs.  Our systems are NBN ready, packed with handy features to run your business more efficiently.  Let us tailor a package to suit your needs. 

NURSE/SMART CALL

Our smart call systems can keep your loved ones home independantly for longer. We also work with many of the retirement villages across the Mid North Coast to install and monitor Smart call-emergency devices.

OUR STATISTICS

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION 100%
LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED 100%
YEARS IN BUSINESS 40 YEARS

 

GOING THE EXTRA MILE BY CONDUCTING A SERVICE CALL AT OUR HOME ON A SATURDAY RELATING TO OUR NBN CONNECTION. ROBERT QUICKLY IDENTIFIED THE TECHNICAL PROBLEM AND GOT US BACK ONLINE. AWESOME SERVICE THAT IS HARD TO FIND. 

THANKS ROBERT & JOHN AND TEAM.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Tony Rathbone -  Sales Manager

Prime 7. 

OUR SERVICES

There is an enormous need in the local market to give locals a break. Just because we live in a regional area shouldn't mean we don't have offerings people do in the City. If we don't have something in stock you require, we'll source it for you.

  1. COMPLETE SOLUTIONS

    Fettell Communications understands our customers need for outstanding service and we are 110% committed to our clients’ service standards. With your own dedicated account manager. A local team of people who know you and live in Port Macquarie area you can be assured you will be looked after.
  2. COMPLETE SATISFACTION

    Our service,  sales and technical specialists are here to assist you and are recognized as some of the brightest, most devoted, friendliest staff in the communications sector.
  3. PERSONAL CONNECTION

    At  Fettell Communications  we’re confident that you will be extremely happy with the services we provide, however if you are ever dissatisfied and you feel the need for our involvement. Give us a call. We're to find you the solution you need. 

HOT DEALS

MICRO BYO

PHONE PLAN

$15

.00

/month

NBN INTERNET

PACKAGE

$99

.00

/month

  • Unlimited data
  • 50/20Mbs Speed
  • Your own account manager

EXTREME BYO

PHONE PLAN

$60

.00

/month

  • Unlimited MMS
  • Unlimited 1300 calls
  • Unlimited Int. Talk time

OUR BLOG

TO BUY A MOBILE PHONE OUTRIGHT OR ON A PLAN?

 

Aussies are a ‘techy’ bunch and for some that means always having the latest mobile phone on hand.

And, before you nab that shiny new handset you want to make sure you’re getting the best value possible for it. With so many phone plans and telco offers out there, it can be hard to tell the difference between a good and not-so-good deal.

So, is it better to buy a mobile phone outright or on a plan?

What is the difference between buying a mobile phone outright and plans?

Buying on a plan: It’s a lot like buying a car with a loan; you get to take the phone home and use it all you want. You just pay for it in monthly instalments over the course of your contract (usually 12 or 24 months) but you don’t own the phone until your contract has ended. During this period you also get a connection and a certain number of free calls or text messages per month. However, that means you’ll have to stay with the telecommunications provider you’ve signed up with and remain on the same mobile plan for the duration of your contract.

Buying outright: You pay for the full cost of the handset (phone) upfront. This means you own the phone as soon as you’ve handed the cash over and got your receipt. You then have the freedom to choose and change your telco provider and mobile plan as you please.

So, is it cheaper to buy a phone outright or on a plan?

Contrary to popular belief, telecommunications companies don’t just make money from selling phones. They also make profits from the products and services they provide through their network, amongst other things.1 So while getting a shiny new phone and paying for it over 24 months sounds like a good deal, it’s actually locking you into a contract for two years for which you may have to pay early termination fees and any outstanding phone repayments if you want out.2

Those fees may also apply if you want to switch to a different carrier and those can be quite hefty, particularly if you’re not far into your contract period. That’s why you should always read the terms and conditions of your contract and the critical information summary of your phone plan to make sure you know what you’re signing-up for.3

Meanwhile, you could actually save money by sidestepping a phone upgrade, buying a phone outright or just moving to a better plan once your phone is paid off and no longer under contract.

According to General Manager of Banking at Compare the Market Rod Attrill:

“Consumers tend to believe that they can save more money buying a phone on a plan because of handset subsidies and clever marketing offers from telco companies. While you do save money by paying nothing upfront, your telco provider could put you on an uncompetitive plan for 24 months as part of your contract,” Attrill said.

“You’ll essentially pay more to use your phone over that period.”

“However, if you bought your phone outright, you’d incur a bigger upfront cost, but you’d have the freedom to shop around between telco providers for SIM-only plans that give you better value for money. Buying a smartphone outright can be cheaper in the long run, compared to locking yourself into a two-year contract.”

But buying a phone outright isn’t for everyone. For example, if you like to sport the latest handset and are not fussed by higher monthly plan costs, then a mobile plan might suit you fine. 

 

Written by Megan Birot

Megan considers herself a savvy saver. She aims to make finance fun and inspire people to make decisions best suited to their budget and lifestyle. Her number one tip is: “saving doesn’t have to be boring, get creative and reap the rewards.” Megan has a background in journalism and particularly loves to write about health and money. She hopes to one day pen a best-selling book but the topic is a well-guarded secret.

 

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