TeleChoice NBN Plans Review
Today there are so many NBN providers – over 100 in fact – and a common phenomenon has been for mobile phone plan providers to jump on the NBN bandwagon too. TeleChoice is one such telco offering mobile phone plans to now also offer NBN plans. Find out what TeleChoice has to offer and how it stacks up below.
TeleChoice NBN Plans
TeleChoice offers an incredibly simple range of NBN plans – just three in fact – but this brevity could be a good thing. All plans come with unlimited data and starting prices are as follows:
- Basic (NBN 12): $60 a month
- Extra (NBN 25): $70 a month
- Max (NBN 100): $90 a month
Monthly prices can then exceed these amounts if you add on certain features. All NBN and VoIP home phone bundles attract a $79 set-up fee. Pay-as-you-go or ‘PAYG’ rates come as standard, and basic rates are:
- Local calls 25c each, 13/1300 calls 30c each
- Australian mobiles and national landlines 25c per minute plus 40c flagfall
- International calls start at 2c a minute
- Alternatively call packs can be added: $5 extra per month yields unlimited local and national calls, while $10 extra per month includes this as well as mobile calls
Modem fees are also an additional cost, and modems are supplied by NetComm Wireless.
- The basic ‘NF10WV’ modem costs $99 upfront, while the ‘NF17ACV’ model costs $199.
Both are NBN-ready, but the latter boasts gigabit speed capacity, easy VoIP set-up and acts as a media hub, able to share content across all connected devices. With the details of TeleChoice’s internet plans underway, let’s see how the plans stack up against other internet providers.
How does TeleChoice compare to other NBN providers?
TeleChoice provides a succinct range of NBN plans across three speed tiers, and all are fairly cheap with unlimited data on board. But the question is, can you find a better deal elsewhere? That answer may be yes.
TeleChoice Basic NBN Compared
- Unlimited data from $60 a month
At a maximum speed of 12Mbps you probably won’t light the world on fire with your internet speeds, but you will in all likelihood find a cheap price. Prices start at about $50 for unlimited data so TeleChoice is a little dearer than the cheapest plans. What may also let it down is its rather prohibitive modem costs plus its set-up fees. Providers worth keeping an eye out for are Barefoot, Mate Communicate, Flip TV and Amaysim, which has longstanding deals and bonuses.
TeleChoice Extra NBN Compared
- Unlimited data from $70 a month
If you desire something with a bit more ‘oomph’, an NBN 25 plan may be more ideal. TeleChoice’s plan at $70 looks like a good deal, but once again there are other providers offering unlimited data for about $10 per month less. Some even go on to offer no set-up fees, lower modem costs and the like, making your first month more affordable. Some of the cheapest providers once again are Barefoot and Mate, Flip TV and Hello Broadband.
TeleChoice Max NBN Compared
- Unlimited data from $90 a month
For the most part, 100Mbps represents the pinnacle of speeds available to everyday internet users in Australia. While you likely won’t achieve these speeds on a consistent basis, to maximise your chances of a fast download speed, a top tier NBN plan may be the way to go. Luckily, service providers are very competitive in this space. The cheapest provider is MyRepublic, which undercuts the competition by at least $20, while Barefoot and Mate are once again leaders for around $90 per month, as is Exetel, which has previously been rated the best broadband provider for Netflix. While TeleChoice is very competitive on price, you will have to keep an eye out for set-up fees and modem costs.
Is a TeleChoice NBN plan worth telling my friends about?
TeleChoice has long been a service provider for mobile phone plans, but now it has jumped on the NBN bandwagon. It has three base NBN internet plans, each one coming with unlimited data and a different speed tier. Base costs are comparatively quite cheap, but can start to add up when adding on phone call packs and paying for the set-up fees and hardware. This is where TeleChoice may fall behind the 8-ball a little bit as its competitors may do away with these associated costs. In any case, having more competition is only a good thing – with over 100 providers out there on the NBN, chances are there’s a plan that suits your needs to a tee; TeleChoice just might be one of them.