Belong
Belong also known as a brand launched by Telstra in 2013 and has been running since then. Belong is one of the cheapest ISP which is significantly cheaper than it’s present (Telstra). However, it’s limited in offering with ADSL2 and NBN available only with the side inclusion of Belong Voice. Belong also offers budget month-to-month packages as well.
Overall Rating 4

Belong Reviews(11) Write Review

  • Service ADSL2+
  • Location Melbourne
  • Activation 10+ days
  • 1
  • Speed Score
    1
  • Reliability Score
    1
  • Support Score
    1
  • Value Score
    1
My experience with Belong was absolutely terrible. I had speed and coverage issues from day one, as well as issues with the plan I had signed up to. The plan that I signed up to over the phone with Belong included home phone and calls - the "Internet phone" they have set up was never mentioned. I was told I was signing up to a traditional Internet and home phone plan, but I wasn't. Belong adamantly disputed that I was given the wrong information and said I misunderstood.

When I tried cancelling the service they tried charging me hundreds of dollars. After I made them do a speed test which showed how incredibly slow the connection was, and only after I made them listen to the phone recording of when I had signed up- which proved that I was correct and Belong had indeed given me the wrong information - did they then allow me to cancel the service without any fees, as they were completely at fault. The whole experience was an ordeal, and one I definitely do not recommend.
  • Service ADSL2+
  • Location Melbourne
  • Activation 4 days
  • 7.75
  • Speed Score
    6
  • Reliability Score
    7
  • Support Score
    9
  • Value Score
    9
Honestly I do experienced some drop off occasionally. I used many other service providers before, all had similar issues. I guess it is not the service provider issue. Belong has very professional customer service and they keen to help. They offer 24/7 service, which is super good for me. You can get $20 off if you use the Promo Code "IAFAGT7VP" when you connect your service.
  • Service ADSL2+
  • Location Sydney
  • Activation 10+ days
  • 1
  • Speed Score
    1
  • Reliability Score
    1
  • Support Score
    1
  • Value Score
    1
You'd get better service with a potato!

AVOID! DO NOT SIGN UP! I have lodged 2 complaints with the TIO in the past week, my service has only been activated for a week, I ask to talk to supervisors and they hang up, I get told I can get speeds of 6-9Mbs I am lucky to get 3Mbs, I have had two technicians tell me 2 different things. I'm told I'm 1.8Kms from exchange then suddenly I'm 2.9Kms now I'm apparently 5kms. I was then told I have a bridge tap and there was nothing the technician could do, I was not made aware of this when I signed up. My highest speed in the last 4 days has been 700kbs at 4:30am. If I could give belong 0 stars I would. Belong is an absolute joke of a company anyone with Belong I urge you to call the TIO on 1800 062 058.
  • Service ADSL2+
  • Location Sydney
  • Activation 10+ days
  • 1
  • Speed Score
    1
  • Reliability Score
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  • Support Score
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  • Value Score
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Without a doubt one of the worst ISPs I've ever had the misfortune of encountering.
Consistently slow speeds of under 1mbps. The lowest I've recorded is 0.04mbps. With a promise of 20mbps, this is hardly adequate. The technical support team tell you the same thing over and over again and are unwilling to process you through to the next level of investigation. They are quite happy to take your money whilst not doing a f***ing thing.
Please places please don't make the same mistake I did. There is a reason you don't pay as much for this service and they lock you in with a fee of $130 to cancel.
DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE. PLEASE
  • Speed Score
    2
  • Reliability Score
    4
  • Support Score
    2
  • Value Score
    2
Bloody slow line speed, constantly between .8mbps - 2.2mbps, shocking customer and technical support, been on hold now to talk to a technician for 56 minutes now, waste of time they will probably tell me to reset my box.......duhhhhh!!!! Technicians probably busy with pissed of customers that's why I can't get through......
  • Service ADSL2
  • Location Melbourne
  • Activation 7 days
  • 1
  • Speed Score
    1
  • Reliability Score
    1
  • Support Score
    1
  • Value Score
    1
I knew i made a mistake going with these clowns. Firstly the speed is misrtable - mostly around 200kbs. Reliability is also terrible. In the three months ive been with them i have been connected for maybe one month. Technical support is good but wait timea for an operator have been between 30 monutes to 1 hour.

No way in hell would i recommend these guys. Worse company ever. Ok not ever. Just worst company in 2017
  • Speed Score
    10
  • Reliability Score
    10
  • Support Score
    10
  • Value Score
    9
Had no problems or issues so cannot complain. Got what I wanted and worked as I expected to work. when I required support my issue was fixed ina a timely manner ( was an issue with my router- not NBN servic)
  • Speed Score
    3
  • Reliability Score
    7
  • Support Score
    4
  • Value Score
    4
Reliability:

So-so. I experienced frequently (at least once a week) a technical "blip" in service from them where the internet would just "drop-off" for about 30 seconds, the then modem would take another 2-odd minutes to fully reconnect. Always happened in the middle of a client job.

Speed, Technical Support:

We were one of the last premises to be fitted with fibre to the house. We opted for the fastest speed (100mbps) with 1Tb download and with no other add-ons as I work from home and need a fast service; I also work with rather large files as well.

After about a week I was suspicious as it didn't seem that much faster than when we were on with ADSL2+. After performing multiple speed tests it was confirmed we were achieving about 1/4 the download speed than what we were paying for.

Calls to support only had them blame firstly my computer (claiming it because it was wifi to the modem - but actually no - it was connected via Ethernet cable), then blamed the modem itself (interesting as it was a Belong-supplied modem). No resolve here.

Value for money:

Rubbish. It's like we paid for first-class but got bumped to economy without a sorry or anything.


Conclusion.

Give this a miss.
  • Service ADSL2+
  • Location Sydney
  • Activation 10+ days
  • 8.25
  • Speed Score
    7
  • Reliability Score
    9
  • Support Score
    9
  • Value Score
    8
I decided to sign up with the Belong service because of its great deal. I am on a 12 month plan, included free delivery, free installation and free modem. I pay $55 and am entitled to 100gb of data usage every month. I live in Dundas Valley and the option of having a NBN service was not possible. My phone line was not active and Belong offered to send a Telstra technician to activate the phone line. The ordering process was easy and had a modem sent to my address after a week. I have been using Belong for 3 months and happy with the service. The only downside to this service is the internet speed. It averages around 600kb a second, however my experience has been pleasant.
  • Speed Score
    3
  • Reliability Score
    2
  • Support Score
    1
  • Value Score
    7
I signed up with belong as I only needed internet with max 1 year contract and they were cheap for my basic data requirement with no installation fee. Thinking BELONG is the sister company of Telstra, I would expect some service, but that wasn't the case. Speed keeps fluctuating and they limit to the speed to 10mbps and will ask you to pay more for speed. My ADSL2+ speeds were even better than Belong on NBN.
There has been internet outage twice for the whole day, no apologies or credits given for their faults. I have spent over 4 hours to speak with a person on phone, it seemed they only had one person, even if there wasn't any outage. I would ask people to stay away from them. Telstra is a way better when it comes for a service.