I have just moved to HK and am in the process of finding somewhere to live. Once that is sorted out, I will want to get broadband access (doesn't have to be very high speed, but dial-up won't do). Thanks to various threads on this forum, I have the following list of Broadband ISPs:
- Netvigator (PCCW) here also.
- Pacific Internet (also known as "Pacific Supernet"?)
- HK Broadband Network (couldn't find English pages describing their service, although Wikipedia has an extensive article - seems a bit like marketing, but is helpful)
At this stage I am not sure how long I am going to be here - I have committed to one year, but that can easily be extended to three years. However, the property I am currently looking at may be sold within six months, so I am a little nervous. As a result I would like to keep the contract down to as short as possible. I realise that Netvigator does a monthly deal, but the download limits seem rather extreme (and their standard deals are 24months). I have noted that Pacific Internet have a package that is for one year and that appears to only be $168 for 1.5Mbps, but they say that it will not work with Macs, which would be a pity because I am thinking about getting a Powerbook (and am planning to convert my old desktop to Ubuntu Linux). Does anyone know whether this restriction is just about setting up the service, or whether it has further implications? Incidentally I note that some of the IPs make a comment about limiting the number of users - presumably if you set up a router (wireless) as I was planning to do, this won't apply (as long as it acts as a proxy).
Any comments would be welcome. I realise that this posting has gone beyond the question that I planned to ask...
Incidentally, I am not planning to have a home phone line (I think that a 3G mobile phone service is more to my taste), and I realise that I am going to have to see if Pacific Internet serve the property I end up in (if I want to go with them).