MyRepublic Broadband Plans Review
Note: MyRepublic will be exiting the Australian market in early 2023, with existing customers being moved to a Superloop service. Read more about it here.
It’s probably no surprise that many customers are looking for a better deal on their broadband internet plans. With so many different service providers out there these days, it can be confusing as to what to choose. Though, newcomer MyRepublic does offer some exciting yet straightforward plans on an NBN connection, with emphasis on fast speeds and unlimited data.
MyRepublic is an internet service provider that services Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand and recently arrived in Australia. This internet provider specialises in unlimited NBN plans, including plans designed for gamers. It is one of the cheapest broadband providers in every country it serves, with a specific focus on young data-hungry users. So let’s dive in and find out exactly what’s on offer from this NBN provider. Given it has a rocket for a logo, it has a lot to live up to.
MyRepublic Internet Plans
While MyRepublic had previously offered NBN plans across a range of speed tiers, it has now changed its focus to offer two NBN speed tiers; NBN 50 and NBN 100, with NBN 100/40 also available, in case you want faster uploads as well. These plans are available with no lock-in contracts on a month-to-month basis. You can BYO modem or pay for one through MyRepublic ($5 per month over 24 months, minimum cost $120), plus $10 for postage and handling.
If you’re interested in the Gamer Pro plans, you’ll have access to the same speeds as the Essential and Premium plans with unlimited data. The big difference is you’ll have access to services and perks specifically aimed to optimise online gaming and these plans are slightly more expensive. It’s worth noting that the Gamer plans are available on both the NBN 100/20 and 100/40 speed tiers, although access to these plans depends on your location and connection type.
You’ll also have the option to add on a Home Phone plan using VoIP, which uses an internet connection to make and receive calls, with a $0 basic package for standard Aussie landline calls, going up to a $20 pack with included international calls.
In July 2017, MyRepublic announced Australia’s ‘Gigatown’ – a town that MyRepublic nominates to receive gigabit internet speeds. This lucky town was Wollongong in New South Wales, and initial customers who registered their interest were signed up at no extra charge. A further small group of customers was able to sign up for around $130 per month. MyRepublic appears to be keeping subscription rates low to minimise contention and deliver maximum possible speeds to end-users. It’s an exciting step for those living in the 2500 district; New Zealand has its own ‘Gigatown’ in Dunedin, and it’s only fair that Australia gets its own.
What does MyRepublic offer?
MyRepublic NBN Plans
Top-speed NBN Plan
Choice of contract
Available across FTTP, FTTB, FTTN
MyRepublic NBN Coverage
Barring Gigatown in Wollongong, MyRepublic’s network is largely contingent on that of the National Broadband Network. NBN fibre connections cover 93% of the population, with the remaining 7% able to sign up on fixed wireless or satellite services.
NBN coverage covers Australia’s capital cities and major regional hubs. If you’re unsure about your address, check on the MyRepublic website or on the NBN Co website.
MyRepublic Features & Bonuses
MyRepublic has it all covered when it comes to simple broadband plans with some perks for those in the know.
- Gamer Plans: Static IPs and traffic optimisation included on gamer plans.
- Call Packs: NBN plans with VoIP included at a PAYG rate. Call packs cost extra ($10/mth for Australia-wide calls, $20/mth for international calls to 40 landline and 30 mobile destinations).
- Modems: Modem included or you can BYO. You can pay the MyRepublic-offered modem off over 24 months in $5 monthly installments.
MyRepublic doesn’t offer much in the way of entertainment, though its Gamer Plans often come with vouchers for PS4s, VR headsets, gaming mouses and more.
MyRepublic Standard Plus NBN Plans
For households that don’t need the fastest speed tier, the essential plans offer the second-fastest widely available speed, NBN 50, for under $80 per month. You can BYO modem, or pay $5 per month over 24 months for MyRepublic’s included modem.
MyRepublic Premium NBN Plans
If you’re keen on a faster speed, MyRepublic offers NBN 100/20Mbps with unlimited data from $95 per month. NBN 100/40 is also available for $105 per month, which includes faster upload speeds.
MyRepublic Superfast and Ultrafast plans
If you’re interested in even faster speeds, MyRepublic offers NBN 250 and NBN 1000 to select FTTP and HFC customers. Check with MyRepublic if you’re eligible for these plans.
MyRepublic Gamer Plans
MyRepublic claims it is the first network engineered for gaming. MyRepublic caters towards gamers by providing:
- Low latency
- Dedicated routes to popular international servers
- Claims to be more stable for consistent online gaming
- Comes with a static IP
For many gamers unsatisfied with how their current providers prioritise gaming, MyRepublic may be a provider that offers a superior experience. These plans are available on NBN 50 and the NBN 100 speed tiers (both 100/20 and 100/40), along with on NBN 250 and NBN 1000.
MyRepublic Support & Customer Service
MyRepublic boasts a variety of support & customer service options, including a call centre, social media and online chat. MyRepublic call centre hours are from 8am to 10pm on weekdays, 8am to 8pm on Saturdays and 8am to 5pm on Sundays.
- MyRepublic Customer Service Number: 1300 130 888
- The MyRepublic Discord
Alternatively you can contact them via Facebook or Twitter as well as online chat. The telco also has a range of self-help FAQs on its site designed to troubleshoot your problems before you have to call.
How does MyRepublic compare to other internet providers?
So far you’ve probably realised that MyRepublic has a variety of outrageously simple plans, which makes it easy to compare the telco to the competition. It largely gets rid of the filler and offers straightforward NBN on the fastest speed tier. Other competitive telcos include:
All in all, there’s more than just the face-value monthly fee to consider. Setup fees, modem costs and other upfront costs can all add up. While MyRepublic shines for its cheap plans, you do have to consider what type of contract to go on and compare its plans to other providers.
Is MyRepublic good value?
MyRepublic has a very simple suite of plans across three NBN speed tiers. The ‘disruptive’ telco frequently beats out broadband giants such as iiNet in terms of its price and inclusions.
MyRepublic often sits atop the pile in terms of data allowances and price. Across its internet connection type, MyRepublic stands out for its no contract, fuss-free and fast unlimited data plans. You’re given a lot of choice when it comes to selecting a plan to suit you and no doubt the gamer plans will be a big draw card for anyone looking for that optimised online gaming experience.
MyRepublic had its critics when it first launched in Australia in late 2016, but it’s stayed in the game. Now that things are settled down, MyRepublic is well worth a look when you’re readying to compare internet plans, especially if you’re a gamer.
Other articles worth reading
- The Cheapest NBN Plans
- Australia’s Top NBN Plans
- NBN Speed Tiers Explained
- Checking If Your Router is NBN-Ready
About the author of this page
This page was written and is regularly updated by Canstar Blue’s Senior 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.
What do customers think about MyRepublic NBN plans?
In 2019, Australians gave MyRepublic 4 out of 5 stars for Overall Customer Satisfaction in NBN plans.
MyRepublic is a dedicated internet service provider that, while only being in Australia for a few years, refers to itself as ‘part of one of the biggest changes to the telecommunications industry in decades.’ Here’s what you should know about this provider:
Although MyRepublic first launched in Singapore in 2011, it wasn’t until late 2016 that the company brought its services to Australia, based out of Sydney, NSW. It was started by Telstra’s former chief executive, initially joining the Australian market with just one broadband plan. According to its website, MyRepublic now provides more than 80,000 Australians internet services.
Here are the services MyRepublic is offering in Australia:
- NBN plans
- NBN plans catered toward gamers
More MyRepublic Services
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|Multiple billing options|
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MyRepublic: Recent Key Dates
2011 | MyRepublic is founded in Singapore.
2016 | MyRepublic introduces its internet plans to the Australian market.
2018 | MyRepublic pays a fine for alleged false representations of its NBN service brought on by the ACCC.