Sumo NBN Plans Review

You’ve probably heard of Sumo as an energy provider, but did you know the company also offers NBN and home wireless broadband plans? Sumo has a variety of electricity plans for the NSW and Victorian market, so let’s see how its NBN plans stack up. See what Sumo has to offer below, including some generous discounts.

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Sumo NBN Plans – Bundling Discounts & More

Sumo has four internet plans spread across all four NBN speed tiers – Basic (NBN 12), Standard (NBN 25) Standard Plus (NBN 50) and Premium (NBN 100).  What’s great about Sumo is the discount available for customers who bundle their NBN service with a Sumo energy plan: $15 per month when bundled with electricity alone, or with both electricity and gas.

Sumo’s NBN plans come with a no lock-in contract as standard, with no setup fees and an optional $10-a-month VoIP charge if you want to make local and national calls. There are no longer options to BYO modem, so you will be required to purchase one of the NBN-ready modems on offer from Sumo with $89 and $129 modems available (including delivery).

With electricity bundled in, Sumo’s NBN plans work out to be some of the cheapest in the business. But, of course, you’ll need to assess whether Sumo’s electricity and gas plans are right for you before adding them to your plan.

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

  • Basic Evening Speed (NBN 12)
  • Your choice of $89 or $129 upfront modem

min. cost $159 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $70Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Sumo Standard

  • Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25)
  • Your choice of $89 or $129 upfront modem

min. cost $169 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $80Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Sumo Standard Plus

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • Your choice of $89 or $129 upfront modem

min. cost $179 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $90Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Sumo Premium

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • Your choice of $89 or $129 upfront modem

min. cost $189 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $100Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

What does Sumo NBN offer?

Sumo NBN Plans

Unlimited data

Top-speed NBN Plan

X

Entertainment

X

Call packs

Choice of contract

X

Included modem

X

Available across FTTP, FTTB, FTTN


Sumo NBN Coverage

Sumo’s NBN coverage is reliant on the rollout of the national network, scheduled to be completed by 2020. When completed the NBN’s fibre connections will cover 93% of the population, with the remaining 7% to be placed on a fixed wireless or satellite service. Lucky for customers, Sumo provides the same service for both its fixed wireless and HFC customers.

Sumo NBN coverage extends wherever fixed line, fixed wireless or HFC coverage is available, including capital cities and major regional hubs.

Sumo NBN Features & Bonuses

Sumo, as an electricity provider first, offers unique bundling discounts if you’re a customer. However some of these discounts might only be available to customers in certain states, so it’s best to check first if you’ll be eligible for these discounts.

  • Customers can save $15 per month by bundling with a Sumo electricity or gas plan.
  • Plans are no-contract by default, with optional VoIP calling plans available for an extra $10 per month.

Sumo Basic NBN

If all you need is the basics, Sumo offers unlimited data on NBN 12 (Basic Evening Speed) for $70 a month.

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Sumo Basic

  • Basic Evening Speed (NBN 12)
  • Your choice of $89 or $129 upfront modem

min. cost $159 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $70Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Sumo Standard NBN

Sumo steps it up a notch by offering the Standard Evening Plus speed tier (NBN 25) for $80 per month, further bundling incentives and discounts notwithstanding.

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Sumo Standard

  • Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25)
  • Your choice of $89 or $129 upfront modem

min. cost $169 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $80Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Sumo Standard Plus NBN

If you’re after something faster, look no further than unlimited data at NBN 50 speeds from $90 per month. Don’t forget about the $15 bundling incentives; doing so could make this plan one of the cheapest in Australia.

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Sumo Standard Plus

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • Your choice of $89 or $129 upfront modem

min. cost $179 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $90Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Sumo Premium NBN

If you’re after the fastest of what Sumo has to offer, NBN 100  plans are now available for $100 per month. With typical peak hour speeds of around 80Mbps, this plan is ideal for multi-user homes, or individuals with serious streaming needs.

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

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • Your choice of $89 or $129 upfront modem

min. cost $189 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $100Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Sumo Home Wireless Broadband

If your home is still not NBN ready, Sumo does offer a home wireless broadband option, which runs on the Optus 4G network. There is one plan available at $60 per month with 250GB of data. Just like with the NBN plans, you can receive a $15 discount if bundled with an energy plan. You’ll also be required to purchase a modem which is $189 upfront (including delivery) or it can be split into instalments over 12 or 24 months.

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Sumo Home Wireless Broadband

  • Uses Optus 4G network
  • $189 upfront modem (including delivery)

min. cost $249 over first month

250GBMax Data**/billing period $60Advertised Data^^/billing period
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Sumo Customer Service & Support

Sumo offers a variety of self-service and customer service options.

  • Sumo customer support: 13 88 60 (General support 8:30am to 6:30pm weekdays, technical support 8:30am to 8:30pm weekdays and 10am to 4pm weekends)
  • Online chat
  • Call back form

How does Sumo compare to other NBN providers?

Sumo already has some competitive NBN plans, and coupled with electricity discounts, they are some of the cheapest in the business. However, the company is pretty much unique in the sense it’s the only provider to offer bundling discounts for internet, electricity and gas. Other providers offering comparable NBN plans include:

Based on its NBN merits alone, Sumo is quite competitive with these larger telcos. While you will have to dig deeper into its power plans to see if they are right for you, its NBN plans are easier to decipher, and stack up well.

Is a Sumo NBN plan worth a wrestle?

Sumo is a relatively new player in the internet game, but has been dealing in energy for a while. Already, Sumo stacks up as one of the most competitive providers in the NBN space, helped by unlimited data as standard, cheap prices and discounts, and easy-to-understand plans.

Plans come with no lock-in contract as standard, with optional modem and voice add-ons. Coupled with simple NBN plans, the discounts on offer if you bundle internet, electricity and gas are noteworthy. These discounts bring NBN prices down to some of the cheapest in the market, but as mentioned above, you’ll need to compare your energy options to make sure you’re not paying too much for the convenience of bundling.

If you’re looking at changing both internet and electricity providers, bundling could be an attractive option, but doing your research will help you to decide if these are the right deals for you.

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