Australian Broadband Services (AusBBS) has dropped its prices on its pay-as-you-go plans (PAYG) for the National Broadband Network (NBN) due to negative crowdsourcing feedback.
AusBBS announced in October this year that it was offering Australia’s first PAYG plan for the NBN targeting the “average” Australian household that uses 25GB to 35GB per month.
However, Rob Appel, CEO at the company, said consumers were “not impressed” with heavier users being required to pay higher rates.
The company has now revised its PAYG plans to include the first 10GB of data, with customers charged 85 cents per GB up to 25GB and 40 cents per GB from 25GB to 100GB. Beyond 100GB, customers will be charged 1 cent per GB.
PAYG NBN prices at AusBBS were initially priced at $39.95 for 12Mbps, which included the first GB of usage included. Beyond that, customers were charged 85 cents per GB up to 10GB and 40 cents per GB after on all NBN speeds.
Initial access fees at the company now start at $42.95 for 25Mbps; $52.95 for 50Mbps; and $62.95 for 100Mbps. The company will no longer offer 12Mbps plans due to a lack of interest in the speed, according to the company.
“The vast majority of the population are using significantly less than 100GB so the new plans offer almost everyone a competitive pay-as-you-go alternative to traditional caps. And with the 1 cent rate above 100GB, occasional usage blow outs will not lead to bill shock,” Appel said in a statement.
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