SpinTel Broadband Plans Review

An Australian telco which offers both mobile phone services and fixed-line home broadband, SpinTel was founded in Sydney back in 1996. It provides NBN internet connections, as well as mobile broadband plans for browsing on the move. SpinTel also provides a range of home phone plans that you can bundle with your internet plan. So, how does SpinTel really stack up? Canstar Blue has reviewed all of SpinTel’s broadband plans so you can determine which one could be right for you.

SpinTel NBN Plans

There are no setup fees on Spintel NBN plans, and the only choice of contract is on a month-to-month basis. You can also purchase a modem for $130. Here’s a snapshot of SpinTel’s unlimited data plans.

How does SpinTel compare to other providers?

Unlimited Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100) Plans

The following table shows a selection of published unlimited Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100) plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of monthly cost, from the lowest to highest, and then by alphabetical order of provider. Use our comparison tool above to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

Unlimited Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50) Plans

The following table shows a selection of published unlimited Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50) 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 above to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

Unlimited Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25) Plans

The following table shows a selection of published unlimited Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25) plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of monthly cost, from the lowest to highest, and then by alphabetical order of provider. Use our comparison tool above to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

Unlimited Basic Evening Speed (NBN 12) Plans

The following table shows a selection of published unlimited Basic Evening Speed (NBN 12) plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of monthly cost, from the lowest to highest, and then by alphabetical order of provider. Use our comparison tool above to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

SpinTel Mobile Broadband Plans

SpinTel uses the Optus 4G network to provide its mobile broadband service, covering 98.5 per cent of the Australian population. There are four different mobile data packages to choose from, as well as the option to purchase a portable modem for $290 upfront. You can also rent out that said modem for $12 per month.

The following table shows a selection of SpinTel mobile broadband plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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4GB Plan

  • Requires a SpinTel Netgear AC800S modem ($290 upfront + $20 P&H)

min. cost $324.95 over a one month period

4GBMax Data**/billing period $14.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period Link to provider unavailable
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20GB Plan

  • Requires a SpinTel Netgear AC800S modem ($290 upfront + $20 P&H)

min. cost $334.95 over a one month period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $24.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period Link to provider unavailable
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200GB Plan

  • Requires a SpinTel Netgear AC800S modem ($290 upfront + $20 P&H)

min. cost $365.95 over a one month period

200GBMax Data**/billing period $59.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period Link to provider unavailable
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500GB Plan

  • Requires a SpinTel Netgear AC800S modem ($290 upfront + $20 P&H)

min. cost $369.95 over a one month period

500GBMax Data**/billing period $59.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period Link to provider unavailable
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

SpinTel Wireless Broadband Plans

Spintel offers up to 500GB of data on a month-to-month contract, with prices beginning at $49.95 per month for 200GB at maximum speeds of 100Mbps. You can choose from two modems – one that costs $260, and one that costs $290. Alternatively, you can rent these modems out on a monthly basis, costing $7 and $12 per month respectively.

Spintel Wireless Broadband Plans

The following table shows a selection of published Spintel wireless broadband plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Basic Home Wireless Broadband Plan (12Mbps)

  • $260 upfront for Huawei B818 modem ($20 P&H)

min. cost $329.95 over a one month plan period

200GBMax Data**/billing period $49.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period Link to provider unavailable
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Home Wireless Broadband Plan (High Speed 4G)

  • $260 upfront for Huawei B818 modem ($20 P&H)

min. cost $339.95 over a one month plan period

500GBMax Data**/billing period $59.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period Link to provider unavailable
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

SpinTel 5G Wireless Broadband Plans

Spintel is also one of the few providers in Australia that offers 5G home internet. With two plans available, each offering unlimited data, Spintel’s 5G internet offering is easy to understand:

  • 5G unlimited data (speed-capped at 100Mbps): $69 per month
  • 5G unlimited data (no speed-cap): $90 per month

In order to get Spintel’s 5G home internet plan, you’ll need to use Spintel’s provided modem, the Nokia FastMile 5G (includes a $20 postage fee). The modem remains the property of Spintel over the duration of your plan, and if you leave the plan, you’ll need to return it to Spintel in good working order. On the upside, you won’t spend a monthly fee on the modem, and will only pay for the monthly cost of the plan.

How does SpinTel compare to other broadband providers?

SpinTel has garnered a reputation as a premier bargain provider in Australia, and for good reason. Its NBN plans are among the cheapest products currently available, but it’s definitely worth comparing around to find the right deal for your needs. Consider the below providers:

Overall, SpinTel keeps things simple by not offering unnecessary extras unless you want them, however it’s always worth shopping around.

Should I choose an internet plan with SpinTel?

SpinTel is one of the cheaper providers offering NBN and mobile broadband. However, there is more than meets the eye with SpinTel. The fact that SpinTel claims X price, before going on to tell you the price is actually Y is a little disappointing, but overall the prices are fairly reasonable.

Nevertheless, SpinTel is not alone in this regard, and its plans are seldom beaten on price alone. It definitely pays to do your research and find a good NBN plan for your household.

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