Review of Teleron NBN plans
Teleron is a relative newcomer to the telecommunications landscape, launched in late 2016. It’s a company focused on delivering NBN services to local communities, and focuses solely on NBN plans across all four speed tiers. A focus on smooth transition to the new network technology means that Teleron is committed to providing you with a plan that matches your needs. But how does it really stack up? We’ve reviewed Teleron’s broadband plans and compared them against the competition so you can pick the best possible deal for your needs.
Teleron NBN Plans
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*Faster speed tiers from an extra $9 per month
While monthly plan costs remain the same whether you choose a monthly, 12 month or 24 month contract, you will be charged an additional $148 by opting for the monthly plan. You’re also free to BYO modem, though you can upgrade your modem for $135-$155 depending on your contract length. You’ll also be charged a $15 delivery fee for the modem, but regular installation is free.
Teleron also has a range of call plans to add on to your NBN plan if you so choose. You’ll be charged a set-up cost of $2.50 for any and all call plans (plus an additional cost for transferring your number), which are as follows:
- Unlimited standard and national calls – $10 a month
- Unlimited calls in Australia including 13/1300 numbers – $15
- Unlimited calls in Australia including mobiles – $20
- Unlimited calls in Australia and selected foreign countries – $25. Countries include: China, India, Italy, UK, USA, South Africa, Taiwan, Malaysia, Romania, Sweden, Hungary, Portugal, Singapore, Mexico, Canada, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, France, New Zealand, Bulgaria, South Korea, Peru, Poland and Argentina.
While the names of Teleron’s NBN plans are quite basic, you’ll find that its plans are pretty exciting, and there’s probably one out there to suit you. They are generally amongst the cheapest NBN plans around, and if you find the perfect trade-off between data allowance and speed, you’ll likely bag a bargain.
Teleron Basic Plan – 50GB
Ideal for the light internet user who only occasionally needs to browse social media, look up what date your nephew’s birthday is, and send a couple of complaint emails to various authorities, the 50GB data plan can be had on two speed tiers – Tier 1 and 2 – 12/1 and 25/5. To upgrade to 25/5, you’ll be paying an extra $9 a month, bringing the total price to $49.
Teleron Regular Plan – 200GB
A significant boost in data from only $4 extra per month, the Regular plan should suit a much wider variety of users. With 200GB, you are free to play around a lot more, and is suited to online gaming, some video and music streaming as well as all the usual social media use and email. This is the first of Teleron’s plans to be offered on all four speed tiers, which cost an extra $10 a month for each jump you make. Tier 4 costs $74 a month, for example.
Teleron Heavy Plan – 500GB
To more than double-down on your data allowance you’ll only be paying an extra $5 a month, and it’s evident that Teleron is trying to make you choose the dearer plan. And for good reason – 500GB for less than $50 a month sounds pretty enticing. 500GB data is ideally meant for small families who might chew through a good amount of data through online gaming, streaming and various other moderately intense applications. This plan is also available on all four speed tiers, with Tier 4 costing $79 a month.
Teleron Ultimate Plan – Unlimited Data
For the ultimate in NBN plans, you can’t really go past a plan with unlimited data with your choice of speed tier. Teleron’s unlimited plan starts at $60 a month, which is $11 more per month than the Heavy plan with half the amount of data. As usual, expect $10 jumps for each speed tear, with the ‘Platinum’ speed (i.e. Tier 4) to cost $90 a month. This represents the pinnacle of what the NBN has to offer and is suitable for heavy internet users as unlimited data allows all the streaming, gaming and downloads you could hope for.
How does Teleron compare to other providers?
Teleron offers some of the most competitively-priced NBN plans available, and its transparent plan structures and fees makes sure it remains among the top providers you may not have heard of. That said, be aware that going for a no contract option will likely result in high setup costs.
Teleron Basic Plan Compared
Teleron’s most basic data allowance plan competes fairly well against other providers across all speed tiers, but really, you can probably find more ‘bang for buck’ versus paying $40 for 100GB. Look out for providers like Exetel that offers more data for the same amount of money, while Dodo and Southern Phone are some of the lowest-cost providers. Keep in mind that most providers charge a setup fee opting for a no contract plan, but you can waive the fee if you’re willing to commit to 12-months or more.
Teleron Regular Plan Compared
For only $4 more per month compared to the Basic plan, it’s pretty tough to beat Teleron compared to other providers here. Teleron remains at the forefront of the cheapest providers to offer over 100GB and some familiar faces give it a run for its money. Exetel offers 100GB for around $40, while SpinTel offers 500GB for about $50. Internode also makes an appearance with a somewhat lacklustre 100GB allowance.
Teleron Heavy Plan Compared
If you desire some heavier streaming potential, then 500GB seems to be about the meal ticket, and Teleron again ticks a lot of boxes with this plan starting at $49. Other leading companies as far as price go include SpinTel, Exetel and AusBBS. However, at this stage both SpinTel and AusBBS offer unlimited data, which is tough to beat for an extra $6 or so per month over what Teleron has to offer.
Teleron Ultimate Plan Compared
For the ultimate in data inclusions – which is unlimited data – Teleron is priced pretty competitively. While the two providers mentioned above (SpinTel and Exetel) offer something that’s tough to beat, Teleron does let slip a bit hovering at the $60 mark. The unlimited NBN segment is a hotly-contested market and Teleron somewhat struggles to compete. We aren’t talking big bucks, but a few dollars here and there could ultimately break a plan. Here, Teleron competes with the likes of Mate Communicate with no setup fees, as well as Tangerine, which also comes with no fees. MyRepublic also stands out with its Tier 4 plan priced the same as these Tier 1 plans.
Should I tell my friends about Teleron?
Teleron has exploded onto the scene with some of the cheapest NBN plans in Australia. If you’re a household in the market for a new internet connection, Teleron is definitely worthy of consideration. However, there are a number of other small providers that give Teleron a run for its money, and Teleron sometimes falls a bit behind the 8-Ball. That’s not to say Teleron is a loser by any mark, but it does face stiff competition. Nevertheless, Teleron is a new provider on the block that is well worth a look into the next time you’re shopping around for a new NBN plan. With various data and speed combinations available, there is likely a bargain to be found.