iiNet
IiNet Limited is one of the largest internet providers in Australia which was founded in 1993 by Michael Malone and Michael O’Reilly and were the first ISP in Australia to offer TCP/IP internet access and by 2011, they became one of the largest customer base ISP providers with over 1.3 million customers. It was acquired by TPG Telecom in September 2015 for $1.56 billion. iiNet Limited provides Broadband, Dialup, Telephony and VoIP.
Overall Rating 6

iiNet Reviews(52) Write Review

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Hi, I don't even know what tier I'm on, but I choose the most expensive plan... and I still get buffering, I have fibre to the premises not to the node so I should have good service, however when watching MotoGP and F1 I still have to connect to my Optus 4G network to get a better viewing.. It appears to me all plans one speed... Slow!! out of three months service it has only worked for 1 month.. calls to technical support proved useless, they will avoid at all costs sending out a technician, spent hours and multiple ph. calls then after 2 months of no internet I had to get a friend look at it and discover the primary port on the NBN box was blown up so he used the aux. port and just like that I had internet again all be it still slow. They still refuse to fix the primary port! Today a 61 minute ph. call to try and cancel subscription... it seems the only person that wants my money is the Lady in cancellations maybe they should promote her to Tech support!
  • Service ADSL2+
  • Location Others
  • Activation 10+ days
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I have been with iiNet for 12 years, but won't be much longer. I am clearly loyal and know them well, so this is a review you can believe. They used to be great, truly great. They were well-known for quality products and service, with excellent tech support out of Perth. Sadly, in recent years they have gone from first to worst. I don't remember having an outage in the first 9 years - speed and reliability were excellent. Now I often have to hotspot my Telstra mobile to run my internet-based business because my iPhone offers faster and more reliable speeds than iiNet's ADSL2+. I also have Fetch through iiNet, but there is almost no point given the high level of dropouts. I have given iiNet every possible opportunity to convince me to stay with them, but they are an utter disaster. I cannot emphasis strongly enough how appalling they have become. If they can't manage to look after a customer who has been loyal for 12 years, they certainly won't look after you! Do NOT sign up for iiNet.
  • Service ADSL2+
  • Location Perth
  • Activation 10+ days
  • 6.75
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    6
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Reasonable internet service where you get what you pay for. Tech and customer support have been useful 80% of the time.
  • Service ADSL2+
  • Location Melbourne
  • Activation 10+ days
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To say that dealing with iiNet is a nightmare, would be a massive understatement. Their customer service is atrocious, they lie and mislead their customers. The amount of time I have spent on the phone with them over the last few days( after an outage on Friday 12/5/18) would equate to a full month refund on my account. Still don't have Internet or land line, and they are refusing to fix the issue and are bullying me into agreeing to a wrong call out fee, to which I refuse on the grounds that they themselves have found there is a fault with the actual telephone line, which is owned by Telstra, and they won't fix it ! Disgraceful behaviour, big bully tactics! Be aware be very aware when dealing with this INCOMPETANT excuse for a service provider!
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My fibre account was accidentally disconnected by iinet over two months ago, I understand that mistakes happen, but I don't understand why it can take over two months to reconnect my service!
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iinet has proved to be a nightmare!!!
We have been having problems with the speed and many times no internet at all.
Lately we have been having problems with the modem which disconnects the wifi.
We have been trying to fix it and when the problem came back the company simply refuses to change the modem.
I had to go away for 3 weeks and the way they have been communicating with my husband is simply appalling!!!!
I will be lodging a complaint!!!
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    3
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    5
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I have been with iinet for just over a year. Have experienced many dropouts over this period (sometimes for several days at a time) & iinet are far too happy to palm off the problem to NBNCo. Very frustrating that when you call to report problems with your internet you have to listen to the automated messages/adverts telling you that you don’t need to be on the phone & can simply manage your account online (which would be fine if I wasn’t calling because of an outage)! When I renewed my plan I selected no modem as I already had an existing one & they still tried to charge me for shipping of the modem I didn’t order! To their credit this was refunded but I still had to spend ages on the phone explaining the problem (which shouldn’t have been that difficult to understand). I am currently without internet at my new property... still waiting for service! On the plus side when I do have internet, i have never exceeded my download limit & it is fairly priced. Speeds rate poor to average.
  • Service ADSL2+
  • Location Melbourne
  • Activation 10+ days
  • 8.25
  • Speed Score
    7
  • Reliability Score
    9
  • Support Score
    8
  • Value Score
    9
I've been with iinet for almost 4 years now and it's a carefree, easy service that requires minimal intervention on my part. They're reliable in terms of service - I've only been impacted by outages two or three times during the past few years. I would prefer more reliable speeds and better network congestion management (once it hits 7pm on a weekday things can slow significantly). I know iiNet is subject to the wholesalers installing better technology to enable this, so in the meantime I'm happy with their service.
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Absolutely the worst ISP i ever used. At this busiest office hour, iinet network down for more than half day. Technician came and entered wrong serial numbers on our modem and left with no network for us. Constantly drop, very slow connection. unreliable.
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  • Reliability Score
    5
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I have been a reliable paying customer with Iinet for two years and three months. I noticed that the original plan I signed up for, (which was a month-by-month) internet telephony / broadband plan was redundant and saw I could get a faster speed and save around $10 per month from going on to another plan.

That was the beginning of my nightmare customer service experience. I might add previous to this point I had a good customer experience.

Material Facts:

1. Around one week ago I noticed after I transferred to my new plan that I had no VOIP.

1a. I note after I agreed to the new plan that I had to also make a verbal contract to waiver any compensation for my VOIP service if it was not working. That should have been an alarm bell for me, however, the guy reassured me when I changed that it was not an issue.

2. After not having my VOIP working for a couple of days I contact IiNet. I had a pleasant conversation with a lady from Cape Town, South Africa who assured me that, 'it would probably be fixed within twenty four hours.'

3. I waited for a couple of days, no one called me back, the phone still wasn't working and so I rang up.

4. I left a message for a call back. They called me back and I waited for someone to answer after going through the process of approving I was ready to be talked to and then the other end simply hanged up without anyone talking to me. This happened a couple of times before I was able to get through to someone from technical support.

5. By this point I had gone from a happy customer to an unhappy customer. I was told that, 'they would escalate it' and when I asked, 'why had they not already done that after the first twenty four hours?' I got no response.

The worst thing about this conversation was that the Iinet person I spoke to kept interrupting when I was talking. She then accused me of talking over her, which I pointed out I was not doing. She then hung up on me.

I am now looking for another provider who does not treat customers like they don't matter.

Sincerely

Rod Upward
Geelong, Australia.