Bendigo Telco Broadband Plans Review

Bendigo Telco has been around for some time, with a strong focus on connecting and supporting local communities. After Bendigo Bank stopped selling telco products, it bought a significant share in Bendigo Telco. Bendigo Telco provides both mobile phone plans and home broadband, on both ADSL and NBN connections, as well as offering 4G, SIM only mobile internet using the Optus network.

There’s a wide range of plans and speeds to choose from across different connection types, and its reasonable pricing makes it quite attractive for customers all around Australia. The plans can also be bundled with home phone packages for a complete communications solution for your family. Read on for a full breakdown of Bendigo Telco internet plans and find out how they compare to those from other providers.

Bendigo Telco Internet Plans

Bendigo Telco has a wide variety of broadband plans across the NBN and mobile connection types. Bendigo Telco’s range of NBN plans is fairly comprehensive, with a wide range of speed tiers on offer and plans across different connection types, including fixed wireless plans. All plans include unlimited data and are available month-to-month.

The below table features all published Bendigo Telco NBN plans from Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost from lowest to highest and then by data allowance. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a wider range of providers.

What does Bendigo Telco NBN offer?

Bendigo Telco NBN Plans

Unlimited data

X

Top-speed NBN Plan

Entertainment

X

Call packs

Choice of contract

Included modem


Available across FTTP, FTTB, FTTN


Bendigo Telco Network Coverage

Bendigo Telco’s NBN coverage is subject to that of the rollout taking place nationwide. NBN coverage currently extends to most capital cities and major regional hubs. If your home isn’t serviced by the NBN, it may be serviced by the technology in the future, however, it’s best to check the NBN website if this is the case.

Bendigo Telco Features & Bonuses

Bendigo Telco sheds a lot of the ‘filler’ and instead focuses on broadband and a wide range of choices for customers.

  • Speeds: You’ll find that it’s one of the few providers to essentially offer all NBN speed tiers, including two Fixed Wireless speeds.

As mentioned, Bendigo focuses on broadband that’s easy to follow. While you won’t find a lot of gimmicky features, what you can expect is straightforward broadband and lots of data.

Bendigo Telco NBN 12 plan

Basic NBN 12 with Bendigo Telco costs $59 a month with unlimited data. This tier is good for basic uses such as email, browsing, social media and one Standard Definition stream.

Bendigo Telco NBN 25 plan

If you want a little more speed than the Basic speed tier, NBN 25 is available for $69 per month with unlimited data. It’s a speed for small households and basic internet usage, working from home, and even HD video streaming (although more than one stream could result in buffering).

Bendigo Telco NBN 50 plan

Bendigo Telco’s NBN 50 plan includes unlimited data for $79 per month. This tier is the most popular NBN speed tier, as it services both small and medium-sized households with heavier data needs, such as online gaming and multiple HD video streams.

Bendigo Telco Premium NBN

If you’re looking for a faster NBN speed, Bendigo Telco offers both the NBN 100/20 and NBN 100/40 speed tiers, at $99 per month and $109 per month respectively. Plans include unlimited data and you’ll find this speed tier suitable for larger households with high internet usage, such as large file downloads.

Bendigo Telco fast NBN plans

Bendigo Telco is also one of a smaller group of NBN providers offering the fastest speed tiers available — NBN 250 and NBN 1000. Both include unlimited data and super-fast speeds suitable for large households with heavy internet usage, such as 4K video streaming, or for people that want the fastest plans around. They come with a fairy hefty price tag at $129 for NBN 250/25 speeds and $149 for NBN 1000/50 speeds. There’s also an additional plan with NBN 250/100 speeds for $209 per month, if faster uploads are something you’re interested in.

The following table shows a selection of published unlimited Bendigo Telco NBN plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of monthly cost, from lowest to highest, and then by alphabetical order of provider. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period

SuperFast

  • NBN 250/25
  • $0 set up fee
  • BYO modem

min. cost $129 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $129Advertised Cost^^/billing period

UltraFast 1

  • NBN 1000/50
    $0 set up fee
    BYO modem

min. cost $149 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $149Advertised Cost^^/billing period

UltraFast 2

  • NBN 250/25
  • $0 set up fee
  • BYO modem

min. cost $209 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $209Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

 

Bendigo Telco Fixed Wireless NBN plans

In addition to the standard NBN plans, if your home requires a Fixed Wireless connection to access the NBN, you’ll have two plans and speeds to choose from. The $69 plan includes NBN 25/5 speeds and unlimited data, while the $79 plan includes NBN 75/10 speeds along with unlimited data.

Bendigo Telco Mobile Broadband plans

If you’re on the move, Bendigo Telco also provides a simple selection of mobile broadband plans. There are five plans in total, each available on a 12-month contract. If you choose to cancel your plan early, you’ll need to pay an early termination fee, which differs between the plans.

  • $15 – 7GB
  • $25 – 15GB
  • $45 – 50GB
  • $70 – 100GB
  • $115 – 250GB

Bendigo Telco Customer Service & Support

Bendigo Telco has a comprehensive support system, including self-help tools, a call centre and a contact form on the website. The call centre is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and from 9am to 12pm on Saturday.

  • Bendigo Telco Number: 1300 737 881
  • You can use a contact form on the Bendigo Telco website

There is also a useful self-help section on the website, with many FAQs answered to troubleshoot your problems.

How does Bendigo Telco compare to other internet providers?

With its NBN plans coming in at a relatively low entry price, Bendigo Telco looks reasonably priced, but dig beneath the surface and some extra charges may lurk. Other providers may be able to provide more ‘bang for buck’, especially when other providers can provide unlimited data; Bendigo Telco does not have unlimited NBN plans. Cheap providers worth keeping an eye out for include:

However, there’s more than just a cheap price to look out for; setup fees, modem costs, contracts and more can all weigh into the the overall purchasing decision.

Is Bendigo Telco broadband good value for money?

Bendigo Telco has a comprehensive range of home broadband plans that look pretty cheap to start with. However, can you find more ‘bang for buck’ elsewhere? The answer is probably yes. This is because Bendigo Telco’s broadband plans are not necessarily always the cheapest out there, and some providers might offer more options to customise your plan. In any case, it pays to shop around.

Please note that all pricing details in this report are correct at the time of publication. To ensure you’re seeing the latest prices, check the provider’s website.

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About the author of this page

Emma Bradstock Canstar Blue

This page was written and is regularly updated by Canstar Blue’s Telco Specialist, Emma Bradstock. An expert in all things phone, internet, gaming and streaming, Emma helps to make complicated subjects easier for readers to understand, as well as covering the latest news and reviews across the telco industry. She’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed telco choices and highlighting the next best deals.

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