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 three internet plans spread across all three NBN speed tiers – 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 at $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.

The below table features all published SUMO NBN plans from Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost from lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a wider range of providers. These are products with links to a referral partner.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 are two plans available at $69.95 per month with 200GB of data or $84.95 for 500GB 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).

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Sumo Home Wireless Broadband 200GB

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

min. cost $258.95 over first month

200GBMax Data**/billing period $69.95Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Sumo Home Wireless Broadband 500GB

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

min. cost $273.95 over first month

500GBMax Data**/billing period $84.95Advertised 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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