UPDATED: Which NBN plan is best?

Computerworld Australia takes a look at what plans telcos are offering for the NBN

$91-$130

Plan Price Speed (Mbps) Data allowance Min. contract cost
Harbour ISP * $94.90 50/20 1TB $569.40
iiNet NBN-3 Faster* $94.95 50/20 1TB $2278.80
Internode Platinum* $94.95 100/40 300GB $2278.80
Internode Silver* $94.95 25/5 600GB $2278.80
SkyMesh NBN-FD1000* $94.95 50/20 1TB $1139.40
Club Telco Bronze* $95 12/1 1TB $1190.00
Club Telco Gold* $95 50/20 600GB $1190.00
iPrimus No Worries Fibre Max Fast Starter^ $99 50/20 200GB $2190.95
Optus ‘yes’ Fusion Social^~~ $99 25/5 500GB $2455.00
DeVoteD NBN* From $99.90 50/20 800GB $2397.60
DeVoteD NBN* From $99.90 100/40 200GB $2397.60
Harbour ISP * $99.90 100/40 1TB $599.40
DeVoteD NBN* $99.95 100/40 400GB $2389.80
Engin NBN Ultra* $99.95 100/40 400GB $2398.80
iiNet NBN-3 Fastest* $99.95 100/40 1TB $2398.80
iPrimus Fibre Intense Kahuna* $99.95 100/40 300GB $2510.75
iPrimus Fibre Light No Worries* $99.95 12/1 1TB $2510.75
MyNetFone NBN 100* $99.95 100/40 1TB $2398.80
SkyMesh NBN-FE400* $99.95 100/40 400GB $1199.40
Telstra BigPond Ultimate Liberty* $99.95 100 500GB $3,514.60
Optus Broadband Multimedia eXtream* $99.99 100/40 500GB $2478.76
Telstra T-Bundle Connector Everyday^ $100 100 200GB $2400
Optus ‘yes’ Fusion Super Social^~~ $104 25/10 500GB $2575.00
Internode Gold* $104.95 50/20 600GB $2518.80
SkyMesh NBN-FD2000* $104.95 50/20 2TB $1259.40
SkyMesh NBN-FE1000* $104.95 100/40 1TB $1259.40
Club Telco Platinum* $105 100/40 600GB $1310.00
iPrimus No Worries Fibre Max Home Family^ $109 25/5 500GB $2400.95
iPrimus No Worries Fibre Max Intense Starter^ $109 100/40 200GB $2400.95
Optus ‘yes’ Fusion Multimedia^~~ $109 50/20 500GB $2695.00
Optus ‘yes’ Fusion Social^# $109 25/5 500GB $2695.00
DeVoteD NBN* From $109.90 100/40 800GB $2637.60
iPrimus Fibre Home No Worries* $109.95 25/5 1TB $2750.75
Club Telco Silver* $110 25/5 1TB $1370
Optus ‘yes’ Fusion Super Social^# $114 25/10 500GB $2815.00
Internode Platinum* $114.95 100/40 600GB $2758.80.00
SkyMesh NBN-FE2000* $114.95 100/40 2TB $1379.40
iPrimus No Worries Fibre Max Fast Family^ $119 50/20 500GB $2610.95
Optus ‘yes’ Fusion Multimedia^# $119 50/20 500GB $2935
Optus ‘yes’ Fusion Multimedia eXtream^~~ $119 100/40 500GB $2935.00
iPrimus Fibre Fast No Worries* $119.95 50/20 1TB $2990.75
Club Telco Gold* $125 50/20 1TB $1550.00
iPrimus No Worries Fibre Max Home No Worries^ $129 25/5 1TB $2820.95
iPrimus No Worries Fibre Max Intense Family^ $129 100/40 500GB $2820.95
Optus ‘yes’ Fusion Social^# $129 25/5 1TB $3175.00
Optus ‘yes’ Fusion Multimedia eXtream^# $129 100/40 500GB $3175.00
iPrimus Fibre Intense No Worries* $129.95 100/40 1TB $3230.75
Telstra T-Bundle Connector Edge^ $130 100 500GB $3120.00

Over $131

Plan Price Speed (Mbps) Data allowance Min. contract cost
Optus ‘yes’ Fusion Super Social^# $134 25/10 1TB $3295.00
iPrimus No Worries Fibre Max Fast No Worries^ $139 50/20 1TB $3030.95
Optus ‘yes’ Fusion Multimedia^# $139 50/20 1TB $3415.00
Internode Bronze* $139.95 12/1 1TB $3358.80
Club Telco Platinum* $140 100/40 1TB $1730.00
Internode Silver* $144.95 25/5 1TB $3478.80
iPrimus No Worries Fibre Max Intense No Worries^ $149 100/40 1TB $3240.95
Optus ‘yes’ Fusion Multimedia eXtream^# $149 100/40 1TB $3655.00
Telstra T-Bundle Connector Pinnacle^ $150 100 500GB $3600.00
Internode Gold* $154.95 50/20 1TB $3718.80
Internode Platinum* $164.95 100/40 1TB $3958.80
Telstra T-Bundle Entertainer Starter⁺ $180 25 5GB $4470.00
Telstra T-Bundle Entertainer Freestyler⁺ $190 25 200GB $4710.00
Telstra T-Bundle Entertainer Everyday⁺ $200 100 200GB $4950.00
Telstra T-Bundle Entertainer Edge⁺ $230 100 500GB $5670.00
Telstra T-Bundle Entertainer Pinnacle⁺ $250 100 500GB $6150.00

* NBN only

^ NBN + home phone

⁺ NBN + home phone + Foxtel. The Telstra T-Bundle Entertainer Pinnacle plan includes additional home phone features

~ Bundled with Optus mobiles $19 and above

~~ Unlimited calls to Optus mobiles

# Unlimited calls to any mobile

Prices first compiled June 18, 2012.

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11 Comments

Kym

1

Great, I'm back to where I was years ago, paying over $100 a month AND having to consider my quota.......and having sub dial up speeds as punishment for going over.

I just want the net to work and do whatever I want without considering how much data I'm using each month. If I can get unlimited AdSL 2 (including line rental) consistently over the 12mbps speed for $69 a month there's no reason for my costs to go up when the NBN hits.

Astro

2

I will be going backwards which is surprising.

For the extra $5 extra per month (to $65 internode) I will go from 150gig to 30gig for a speed increase from ~24/? to 50/20

As I have never had an issue with speed (metro sydney) on adsl2+ I wish I didn't feel that moving over to the nbn is a waste of money. Am I the only one?

Does anyone know if plans will reduce in cost after the network is entirely rolled out?

Abel Adamski

3

Astro
Is your current cost including line rental ?

J

4

@#3

internode currently has a special on easy naked: 150GB $59.95. Otherwise, it's 30GB for also $59.95

http://www.internode.on.net/residential/adsl_broadband/easy_naked/

Eddie

5

I have had a look at all the plans on offer, I pay currently $69.99per month internet access with only 250Gb downloads (uploads are not counted on my plan) plus line rental of about $29.

I see there are many plans offering me 1Tb with speeds of 50/20 for about what I pay so I will be a lot better off with an NBN offering, also the best speed I get at the moment is at best 7/1 but only after buying a much better ADSL/WAN modem/switch. My nextdoor neighbour sees speeds at a max of 4/.8 and they use exactly the same router I do. There is little we can do as we are over 4km away from the exchange.

The NBN cannot get installed fast enough for the people who live in our suburb, there is no HFC TV services here either so that is not an option to get faster internet, and the local 4G provider is way oversubscribed so the speeds are worse than what my neighbours ADSL connection.

Wal of Brissy

6

I am on a bundled plan...total cost $40.
For that i get line rental, 50 free local calls plus 20GB adsl2 (Up & Down counted). This is all I want or need.
The NBN for me is going to cost me more ( at this stage ).
PLUS if we have a power outage I cannot make phone calls!
Seems to me that a lot more thought on the pros & cons should have been done before implementation!

Abel Adamski

7

Wal
Not all of the providers are mentioned. Check out SkyNet. Starter plan is 29.95 plus 10 for phone, being VOIP, much cheaper. Phone power, most home phones are wireless these days and need power anyway. The ONT will have back up power

brenton

8

why is naked broadband so much cheaper than NBN

Mo

9

I currently pay $50 for 200GB at 6.5mbps plus $20 line rental. We normally use 30-40GB. Come next month I'll move to 100mbps and pay $60 for 150GB. a saving of $10 and 15 fold increase in download and more importantly, 40 times increase in upload speed. Who says NBN is bad thing?

an rsp employee

10

The mindset that a lot more people own mobiles than they used to 10-20 years ago. There's mobile phones than population. That being said; a lot of customers call up don't want a line rental whatsoever! "I have a mobile on a great plan, I don't need a line rental"

What I'm saying is, a lot of customers who don't need line rentals have mobiles and those that cannot use a mobile still have line rentals. Think of the customers on NBN Satellite, they can't make calls over the internet just yet.

Some of those providers aren't allowed to change customers plans without a customers consent; so have you reviewed your Plans, bundles etc?

Who knnows you might find out your provider has a good bundle going.

:)

colin irving

11

don't move to the country, we pay $80.00 for 15 gb and just over the $30.00 mark for line rental,so a grand total of $110.00,and then comes the phone call charges on top.
we live about 8 k's from gin gin,and about 45 k's from bundaberg.telstra is the culprit and we are on mobile broadband,can't get adsl.
think yourselves lucky

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