Review of TPG broadband plans

“Connecting Australia to the internet”. TPG has grown rapidly over the past few years to become one of the most popular broadband service providers in the country. With a good range of cheap, simple plans, TPG has grown a loyal customer base, and recently purchased fellow broadband provider iiNet.

TPG offers ADSL2+ broadband plans in both naked and bundle form, as well as NBN fibre plans in available locations. We’ve checked out exactly what TPG currently offers, and compared its plans to those from other service providers, in order for you to find the best deal.

What broadband plans does TPG offer?

Most of TPG’s home broadband plans come on month-to-month terms or 18 month contracts, and with data ranging from 50GB all the way up to unlimited, it’s hard to find a plan that won’t suit your household’s downloading needs. All ADSL plans also come with TPG’s IPTV service, which includes a package of international news and sports channels for you to stream online, absolutely free.

ADSL plans from TPG

There are four Naked ADSL2+ plans in the TPG suite. Available on six month or 18 month contract terms, TPG’s ADSL2+ broadband offers download speeds of up to 20Mbps and come with no excess data charges – TPG simply shapes your download speeds if you exceed your monthly quota. Check out the plans below:

Price per month $49.99 $59.99 $69.99 $69.99
Data 50GB 200GB 250GB Unlimited
Calls Pay As You Go

Broadband bundles from TPG

TPG’s ADSL bundles come on monthly or 18 month contracts, the latter of which gets you a $20 discount on your setup fee and a free Wi-Fi modem. Unlike the fixed options of its naked plan range, TPG lets you pick one of three data plans and one of four Voice add-ons to combine into one plan – perfect if you’re looking to save money on calls or data.

Data Plans

Data 20GB 100GB Unlimited
Price per month $39.99 $49.99 $59.99

Voice add-ons

Name PAYG Oz Talk Big Talk Extra Talk
Price per month $0 $10 $10 $20
Inclusions PAYG calls Unlimited local, national and mobile calls Unlimited local & national calls + 100 international minutes Unlimited local, national and mobile calls + unlimited international calls to 15 countries

NBN Plans from TPG

TPG offers the same contract terms as before on its NBN plans –monthly or 18 months. Whilst a free Wi-Fi modem now comes as standard with every plan, the 18 month contract waives your $99.95 setup fee. Every TPG NBN plan comes with the TPG Voice VoIP call service, which lets you make cheap calls over the internet in the same way as other VoIP services. The company lets you choose from three different download speed tiers – 12Mbps, 25Mbps (“Boost”) or the maximum 100Mbps (“Superfast”). Check out the plans for each tier below:

Standard (12Mbps)

Cost per month $49.99 $59.99 $69.99 $79.99
Data 50GB Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Call inclusions Local & National calls Pay As You Go Local & National calls + 100 international mins Local, National and Mobile calls + Unlimited international calls to 11 countries + 500 minutes to India

Boost (25Mbps)

Cost per month $69.99 $79.99 $89.99
Data Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Call inclusions Pay As You Go Local & National calls + 100 international mins Local, National and Mobile calls + Unlimited international calls to 11 countries + 500 minutes to India

Superfast (100Mbps)

Cost per month $89.99 $99.99 $109.99
Data 500GB Unlimited Unlimited
Call inclusions Local & National calls + 100 international mins Local & National calls + 100 international mins Local, National and Mobile calls + Unlimited international calls to 11 countries + 500 minutes to India

How does TPG compare to other providers?

With a strong focus on value for money, TPG’s plans have historically fared well against the competition. Its unlimited naked broadband plans are superb value, and are locked in a dead heat with the likes of Internode, iPrimus and subsidiary iiNet – although the latter does offer an included Wi-Fi modem.

When it comes to bundles, TPG’s ADSL2+ Unlimited represents one of the best value ADSL bundles around, and competes on price with the likes of Barefoot Broadband, SpinTel and Mate. Only a few other competitors, however, offer bundles that include monthly home phone line rental, meaning TPG’s bundles pack more value than most. When you factor in the company’s IPTV offerings, it’s a superior deal to many other providers.

On the other hand, TPG’s more expensive plans can’t compete with the media inclusions offered by Optus, Telstra and even iiNet. TPG also doesn’t offer cable broadband – a factor which is becoming less and less relevant with the expansion of the NBN, but still rules them out of servicing many thousands of homes in urban areas.

Is TPG right for me?

TPG’s focus on winning customers through low prices and easy to understand plans has worked wonders for many years, and will no doubt continue to do so in the future. Its wide range of plans and support of both ADSL and NBN fibre technologies means TPG really does have something for everyone. If you want a value-packed plan that also offers high speeds and international call inclusions, TPG is hard to beat.

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