Compare Australia’s Top NBN Plans

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Are you trying to figure out which internet plan best suits your data and speed needs? Canstar Blue has compiled a comparison of the biggest National Broadband Network (NBN) providers and their plans to help you decide, from the cheapest with the most basic speeds, to unlimited deals with lightning-fast downloads. If you’re in a hurry, check out the key takeouts from each provider and you’ll be better informed about your broadband options.

Before we go into details about the NBN providers we’ve compared, it’s important to understand the difference between the data download speeds you can pay for, to help you put the prices of these plans into perspective. It’s also a good idea if you check the details of your existing broadband plan, to give you a good idea of what download speed you think you will need – and what is going to represent good value for money for you.

NBN Deals – quick glance

This page lists NBN plans from Australia’s biggest providers, but if you’re in a hurry and just want to see a quick selection of deals, the following table shows the cheapest published offers from several providers on this page, with unlimited data at the Standard Plus Evening Speed. Read on for further details or jump into our NBN comparison tool below. These are sponsored products.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Exetel

NBN Standard Plus Unlimited (12 month contract)

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $20 upfront

min. cost $739.88 over 12 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $59.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Essentials+ NBN (Month to month contract)

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $180 modem (reduced to $0 over 36 months)

min. cost $249 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $69Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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NBN50 SL

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $99.95 setup fee on no lock-in contracts
  • 3 months free TPG Mobile on 18 month contracts

min. cost $1,289.82 over 18 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $69.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site

Family

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • Optional modem $149 ($15 P&H)

min. cost $79 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $79Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
iiNet Logo

NBN 50 Liimitless

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $79.95 activation upfront
  • Optional modem $89 ($10 delivery fee)

min. cost $159.94 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $79.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Internode

NBN Gold Unlimited

  • NBN Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $99 upfront

min. cost $178.99 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $79.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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NBN speeds

The NBN is available on four different speed tiers that ultimately dictate how fast your internet will be and how much you will pay.

  • Basic Evening Speed (NBN 12): 12/1 Mbps download/upload
  • Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25): 25/5 Mbps download/upload
  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50): 50/20 Mbps download/upload
  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100): 100/40 Mbps: download/upload

When visiting various Internet Service Provider (ISP) websites, you might realise that you have to do some digging to find out how fast you can go for your money. So, this is what you can expect with the NBN.

The higher the speed tier, the faster your internet should be, with an emphasis on ‘should’. While the speeds listed above are theoretical and achievable, speeds in reality may change based on factors such as demand during peak periods, where you live, and even the weather. The technology through which your NBN service is delivered will also have an impact.

Generally, the faster you go, the more you will need to pay. It’s worth noting, however, that NBN 12 is not actually considered ‘superfast’ internet, as it’s comparable with most standard ADSL2+ connections. Instead, NBN 25 is said to be the first superfast speed tier. Now, let’s assess what some of the biggest NBN providers are offering:

NBN article Telstra

Telstra

Telstra boasts a simple mix of NBN bundles to pick from, based on varying data allowances. The first step is to decide how much data you think you’ll need (100GB, 200GB, or unlimited), and then you can start to consider add-on extras such as Telstra TV (which gives you access to Netflix and Stan) and Foxtel.

  • Telstra’s base NBN speed on unlimited plans is Standard Plus Evening Speed (up to 50Mbps), with speed boosts available from an extra $30 a month.
  • Speed boosts appear to be on a month-to-month basis, so you can sample Premium speeds without worrying about being locked-in for too long.
  • Data allowances vary from 100GB up to unlimited data.
  • Month-to-month plans feature a $216 modem fee, but this is free when you connect for 24 months.
  • Unlimited data starts at $90 per month.
  • New connections incur a $99 setup fee.

When you’re thinking about signing up to a Telstra NBN plan, look carefully at the potential start-up costs. Telstra says an additional fee of $240 may apply if you require a professional installation. And if you’re in a new development and not already connected to the NBN, a $300-odd NBN Co New Development Charge may also apply.

Telstra NBN key takeouts:

  • Impressive entertainment options available (Telstra TV, Foxtel).
  • Top speeds and massive data limits available.
  • Telstra is arguably the king of entertainment bundles, but be prepared to pay premium prices.
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Essential

  • Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25)
  • $216 modem (free when you stay connected for 24 months)
  • Special offer: $99 connection fee waived (online only)
  • Unlimited local, national & mobile calls included

min. cost $286 for first month

100GB Max Data**/billing period $70Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Core

  • Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25)
  • $216 modem (free when you stay connected for 24 months)
  • Special offer: $99 connection fee waived (online only)
  • Unlimited local, national & mobile calls included

min. cost $291 for first month

200GB Max Data**/billing period $75Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Unlimited

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $216 modem (free when you stay connected for 24 months)
  • Special offer: $99 connection fee waived (online only)
  • Unlimited local, national & mobile calls included

min. cost $306 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $90Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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NBN article iinet

iiNet

iiNet was taken over by the TPG Group in late 2015, but maintains its own identity and broadband plans. It has a solid reputation for good customer service, but iiNet is about more than just friendly voices when you pick up the phone, as its NBN packages will attest. There are a total of seven plans, and each includes iiNet’s Netphone (VoIP) service.

  • There are two plan data options: 500GB or ‘Liimitless’ data – starting at $59.99 and $69.99 per month respectively.
  • Speed boosts are then available: NBN 50 costs an extra $10 each month, and NBN 100 another $10 again. Note that all plans on these tiers come with unlimited data.

The cheapest Premium 100Mbps plan is priced at $99.99, and includes unlimited data. After that you, could pay out $109.99 or $119.99 depending on your call packs preferences. Fetch entertainment bundles are also available from an extra $5 a month, but on 24-month plans are often included at no extra cost.

These iiNet plans are available with no lock-in contract, or over 24 months. However, the former will mean you need to pay a $79.95 activation fee.

iiNet NBN key takeouts:

  • Cheap Fetch entertainment options.
  • Good choice of plans for heavy data users and those with a need for speed.
  • VoIP services are available. You can also add the international VoIP pack for an extra $10 per month.

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NBN 12 Limiitless

  • Basic Evening Speed (NBN 12)
  • Fetch included
  • Optional included modem ($10 delivery fee)

min. cost $1,679.76 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $69.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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NBN 50 Liimitless

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • Fetch included
  • Optional included modem ($10 delivery fee)

min. cost $1,919.76 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $79.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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NBN 100 Liimitless

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • Fetch included
  • Optional included modem ($10 delivery fee)

min. cost $2,399.76 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $99.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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NBN 12 Liimitless

  • Basic Evening Speed (NBN 12)
  • $79.95 activation upfront
  • Optional modem $89 ($10 delivery fee)

min. cost $149.94 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $69.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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NBN 50 Liimitless

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $79.95 activation upfront
  • Optional modem $89 ($10 delivery fee)

min. cost $159.94 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $79.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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NBN 100 Liimitless

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • $79.95 activation upfront
  • Optional modem $89 ($10 delivery fee)

min. cost $179.94 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $99.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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NBN article exetel

Exetel

Exetel has been around for quite some time now, offering some of the more competitive NBN plans out there. Unlimited data starts at under $60 per month, for Standard Plus Evening Speeds.

Speed tiers available in include NBN 50 and NBN 100. Exetel also has a very simple plan structure, with no lock-in plans available minus setup costs (excluding an optional $59 modem fee). Home phone calls can also be added from about $10 extra per month.

Exetel NBN key takeouts:

  • Free activation and low modem costs for no lock-in contracts.
  • Cheap jump to NBN 50 speeds.
  • Some of the cheapest unlimited plans.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Exetel

NBN Standard Plus Unlimited (12 month contract)

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $20 upfront

min. cost $739.88 over 12 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $59.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Exetel

NBN Standard Plus Unlimited

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $0 upfront

min. cost $69.99 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $69.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Exetel

NBN Premium Unlimited (12 month contract)

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • $20 upfront

min. cost $1099.88 over 12 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $89.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Exetel

NBN Premium Unlimited

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • $0 upfront

min. cost $89.99 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $89.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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NBN article iinet

Vodafone

Vodafone is the last of the ‘Big 3’ mobile carriers – after Optus and Telstra – to offer NBN plans, but has some downright competitive NBN deals. All plans come with unlimited data, and prices start at $59 a month.

  • There are three speed tiers available: NBN 25, 50 and 100. The fastest plans start at $89 per month for new connections.
  • All plans come with no lock-in contract by default, but users will pay $180 upfront for the modem.
  • The modem comes with 4G backup, and is reduced to $0 over 36 months through monthly credits to your account of $5.

Vodafone is also backed by its 4G network, with all routers coming with in-built 4G backup just in case the NBN service is down for whatever reason. Vodafone also backs its plans with a 30-day network satisfaction guarantee, meaning you can leave your contract if you’re not happy. Aside from this, Vodafone also offers big bonuses such as bonus mobile data, free Netflix and other goodies from time to time.

Vodafone NBN key takeouts:

  • Simple and competitive NBN plans.
  • 4G network backup.
  • Exciting periodic bonuses available.

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Essential NBN (Month to month contract)

  • Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25)
  • $180 modem (reduced to $0 over 36 months)

min. cost $239 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $59Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Essentials+ NBN (Month to month contract)

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $180 modem (reduced to $0 over 36 months)

min. cost $249 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $69Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Premium NBN (Month to month contract)

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • $180 modem (reduced to $0 over 36 months)

min. cost $269 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $89Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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NBN article TPG

TPG

TPG faces increased competition from the likes of iiNet, Dodo and Optus, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t offer great plans. TPG breaks its NBN plans into three different categories – NBN 12, NBN 50 and NBN 100 – all of which come with a Wi-Fi modem and are bundled with the telco’s Digital Voice Service. Each category includes three plan options based on data allowance or call inclusions.

  • Basic Plans: TPG NBN 12 plans all come with a maximum download speed of 12Mbps. The cheapest deal at $29.99 comes with just 10GB of data, while the cheapest unlimited plan will cost $59.99. In between you can get 100GB of data for $49.99.
  • Standard Plus Plans: TPG NBN 50 plans come with a maximum download speed of 50Mbps. The standard configuration comes with unlimited data. The cheapest of these Standard Plus plans is the $69.99 package which brings local, national, mobile and international calls at PAYG rates. You can then add a voice pack for $10 a month.
  • Premium Plans: TPG’s NBN 100 plans are for serious internet users, bringing a maximum download speed of 100Mbps. You’ll pay a minimum of $89.99, while an extra $20 will get you unlimited calls, plus unlimited calls to 11 countries and 500 minutes to India.

All plans are available with no lock-in contract, or as an 18-month deal. The difference is that if you want the flexibility of leaving any time you like, you’ll need to pay a $99.95 set-up fee. TPG is also fast building its own FTTB (fibre to the basement) network set to rival the NBN itself, so watch this space.

TPG NBN key takeouts:

  • Easy to navigate product range.
  • Some of the cheapest deals from TPG group.
  • Low data options for those who want them.
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NBN12 SL

  • Basic Evening Speed (NBN 12)
  • $99.95 setup fee on no lock-in contracts
  • 3 months free TPG Mobile on 18 month contracts

min. cost $1,109.82 over 18 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $59.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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NBN50 SL

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $99.95 setup fee on no lock-in contracts
  • 3 months free TPG Mobile on 18 month contracts

min. cost $1,289.82 over 18 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $69.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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NBN100 SL

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • $99.95 setup fee on no lock-in contracts
  • 3 months free TPG Mobile on 18 month contracts

min. cost $1,649.82 over 18 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $89.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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NBN article internode

Internode

Internode is a direct subsidiary of its bigger brother iiNet. Internode was one of the originators of ADSL2+ internet, and now features as a top telco for NBN. Unlimited data starts at about $69.99 a month, and NBN 12, NBN 50 and NBN 100 speed tiers are available (labelled ‘Bronze’, ‘Gold’, and ‘Platinum’ respectively).

The top speed tier for unlimited data starts at just under $100 a month, and users can also bundle in a Fetch entertainment pack from $10 extra per month.

Internode NBN key takeouts:

  • Simple plan structures.
  • Decent ‘typical evening speed’ ratings.
  • Part of the iiNet family.

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Internode

NBN Bronze Unlimited

  • Basic Evening Speed (NBN 12)

min. cost $1,679.76 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $69.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Internode

NBN Bronze Unlimited

  • Basic Evening Speed (NBN 12)
  • $99 upfront

min. cost $168.99 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $69.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Internode

NBN Gold Unlimited

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)

min. cost $1,919.76 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $79.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Internode

NBN Gold Unlimited

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $99 upfront

min. cost $178.99 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $79.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Internode

NBN Platinum Unlimited

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)

min. cost $2,399.76 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $99.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Internode

NBN Platinum Unlimited

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • $99 upfront

min. cost $198.99 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $99.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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MyRepublic

MyRepublic has created a lot of buzz and since its introduction to the Aussie market in 2016 it has amassed a strong following thanks to its cheap prices and no-fuss plans on offer. While you won’t get the ‘cheapest of the cheap’ prices with MyRepublic, it does offer tantalising plans – all with unlimited data.

This telco has changed its offerings to focus solely on NBN plans at the NBN 100 speed tier, with unlimited data on all plans. There are four plans on offer, with the premium plans offered as a no lock-in plan or a 12-month contract. There are also two gamer-specific plans with perks and optimised services included with the aim to create a great experience for online gamers.

Home phone packs are available as add ons, with a $0 connection offering access to Aussie landline numbers only. You’ll need to pay extra to access calls to Australian mobile and international numbers. There are optional modems available on all plans and while the 12-month contracts are several dollars more than the flexi plans, the advantage to a contract is that if you want to add on a standard modem, it will cost you $1 (plus postage), while you’ll be paying $69 (plus postage) on the flexi plan.

MyRepublic NBN key takeouts:

  • Some of the cheapest unlimited plans out there.
  • Top NBN speed tier as standard.
  • Cheap no lock-in contract or 12-month plans.

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Unlimited Premium Promo Flexi Plan

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • Optional WiFi hub from $69 + $10 delivery fee
  • Special offer: $79.95 per month for the first 12 months, then $89.95 per month ongoing

min. cost $79.95 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $79.95Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Unlimited Premium Promo Plan

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • Optional $1 WiFi hub upfront cost + $10 delivery fee
  • $84.95 per month for the first 12 months, then $89.95 per month ongoing

min. cost $1,019.40 over 12 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $84.95Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Gamer Pro Premium Flexi Plan

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • BYO modem or WiFi hub for $69 + P&H

min. cost $89.95 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $89.95Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Gamer Pro Premium Plan

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • WiFi hub from $1 + P&H
  • Special offer: $1 HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless headset for PS4™ & PC (RRP $185)

min. cost $1,150.88 over 12 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $94.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Aussie Broadband

Aussie Broadband frequently tops speed tests for its fast, industry-leading NBN. Its premium NBN 100 plan lists a typical evening speed of 90Mbps; currently, this is faster than typical evening speeds cited by Telstra, Optus, iiNet, and TPG.

Customers may also appreciate Aussie Broadband’s range of plan add-ons and options, commitment to customer service, and simple, no lock-in plan structure. With no set-up or exit fees on month-to-month plans, no data overage charges, and the option to bring your own modem, the company’s NBN plans are flexible and bill-shock free.

Aussie Broadband NBN key takeouts:

  • One of the highest-rated NBN providers in speed tests.
  • No surprise fees.
  • Australian customer service.
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Starter

  • Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25)
  • Optional modem $149 ($15 P&H)

min. cost $55 over first month

100GBMax Data**/billing period $55Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site

Everyday

  • Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25)
  • Optional modem $149 ($15 P&H)

min. cost $69 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $69Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site

Family

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • Optional modem $149 ($15 P&H)

min. cost $79 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $79Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site

Power User

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • Optional modem $149 ($15 P&H)

min. cost $99 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Sumo

Sumo offers four internet plans spread across 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: $5 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. You can bring your own model to Sumo, or opt to buy a pre-configured device at sign-up for $89 (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.

Sumo NBN key takeouts:

  • Discount for bundling broadband with energy (electricity or electricity/gas).
  • No lock-in contracts.
  • Basic (NBN 12) plans available.
Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Sumo Basic

  • Basic Evening Speed (NBN 12)
  • $89 optional modem

min. cost $70 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)
  • $89 optional modem

min. cost $80 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)
  • $89 optional modem

min. cost $90 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)
  • $89 optional modem

min. cost $100 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $100Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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NBN article TPG

Dodo

Dodo has a reputation for providing cheap and cheerful home broadband, and its NBN plans are no exception. Dodo soared through our customer satisfaction ratings, earning four stars for overall satisfaction. You can modify your NBN plan according to how fast you want it, and whether or not you want any additional call inclusions. There are two speed tiers on offer – NBN 25 and NBN 50, named Turbo and Supercharged respectively.

Dodo NBN key takeouts:

  • A mix of plans that are easily tailored to your data and speed requirements.
  • Good balance of additional call extras for reasonable prices.

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101GB Plan

  • NBN Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25)

min. cost $1,440 over 24 months

101GBMax Data**/billing period $60Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Unlimited Plan – Supercharged

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • Special offer: $5 monthly discount – was $75/mth

min. cost $1,680 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $70Advertised Data^^/billing period
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NBN article iprimus-logo

iPrimus

iPrimus now offers just NBN 50 speeds, which it refers to as Supercharged. Plans come on a 24 month basis as standard, while 12 month options cost $60 for a modem and the one-month plan is $100 for the modem. All plans include unlimited data.

Like with many other providers in this list, iPrimus also offers plans with Fetch TV entertainment bundles. These packs start at $90 a month on the most basic speed tier, and it includes a Fetch Mini set top box, one channel pack, unlimited data and unlimited standard national calls.

iPrimus NBN key takeouts:

  • Only offering NBN 50 plans.
  • Local and national calls included.
  • Entertainment extras available.

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Unlimited Supercharged

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $60 modem on 12 month plan
  • One month free
  • Bonus 2000 international minutes or unlimited calls to AU numbers on 24 month contracts

min. cost $1,920 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $80Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Entertainment Supercharged

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $55 activation fee + $15 P&H

min. cost $2,230 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $90Advertised Data^^/billing period
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NBN article optus

Optus

Optus recently revamped its broadband plans, with a more streamlined approach allowing customers to more easily navigate their options and choose a bundle that’s right for them – and the headline is that all its NBN offerings now come with unlimited data. Optus is working hard to battle for its image as a premier provider, while still offering competitive prices. The short and skinny is as follows:

  • Two base NBN plans: An everyday unlimited internet plan starting from $70 per month, or an ‘Entertainment’ plan costing $90 per month for NBN 50 with a Fetch set top box and entertainment pack included, along with Optus Sport.
  • Two contract options: Month-to-month, attracting a $200 set-up fee, or 24 months, with a $99 set-up cost.
  • Speed boost: Boost your plan to NBN 100 from $30 extra per month.

The most exciting plan seems to be the $90 one, which crams a lot of extra stuff in for that $20 premium. Optus Sport ordinarily costs an extra $14.99 per month, while Fetch packs start at $6 a month; factor in included unlimited calls to Australian landlines and mobiles, and you’ve got a great all-round package deal.

Optus NBN key takeouts:

  • Probably cheaper  than you’d think.
  • Great entertainment options if you want them.
  • Fairly simple product range to select from.
Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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70 Bundle Plan

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $99 upfront fee
  • Includes phone line

min. cost $1,779 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $70Advertised Data^^/billing period
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90 Bundle Plan

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $99 upfront fee
  • Includes Fetch TV + channel pack and Optus Sport
  • Includes phone line & unlimited national calls

min. cost $2,259 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $90Advertised Data^^/billing period
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70 Bundle Plan + speed boost

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • $99 upfront fee
  • Includes phone line

min. cost $2,499 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $100Advertised Data^^/billing period
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90 Bundle Plan + speed boost

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • $99 upfront fee
  • Includes Fetch TV + channel pack and Optus Sport
  • Includes phone line & unlimited national calls

min. cost $2,979 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $120Advertised Data^^/billing period
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

The Top NBN Providers as Rated by ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) releases its findings into the performances of NBN providers about once every quarter. The consumer watchdog in its reports uses real-world tests and other benchmarking criteria to determine what popular provider can most consistently hit its maximum speeds. Recently it reviewed the following providers:

  • TPG performed at 86.1% of its maximum plan speed
  • Aussie Broadband performed at 84.8% of its maximum plan speed
  • Optus performed at 83.9% of its maximum plan speed
  • Telstra performed at 82.7% of its maximum plan speed
  • MyRepublic performed at 82% of its maximum plan speed
  • Exetel performed at 81.7% of its maximum plan speed
  • iiNet performed at 79.8% of its maximum plan speed
  • Dodo & Primus performed at 78.9% of its maximum plan speed

While there are a variety of factors at play, TPG could be considered a reliable performer, with the big guys not far behind it.

Other NBN providers

In this report we have reviewed the NBN plans of 10 major service providers, but it’s important to know that there are numerous other telcos out there all desperate to get you connected. You can learn about more of them in our article named: The best NBN providers you’ve never heard of.

Featured Top NBN Plans with Unlimited Data

Telco NBN Plan NBN Speed Monthly Cost Contract Term
Telstra Unlimited NBN 50 $90 No contract
iiNet NBN 12 Liimitless NBN 12 $69.99 No contract
iiNet NBN 50 Liimitless NBN 50 $79.99 No contract
Exetel NBN Standard Plus Unlimited NBN 50 $59.99 12 months
Exetel NBN Premium Unlimited NBN 100 $89.99 12 months
Vodafone Essential NBN NBN 25 $59 No contract
Vodafone Essentials+ NBN NBN 50 $69 No contract
TPG NBN12 SL NBN 12 $59.99 18 months
TPG NBN50 SL NBN 50 $69.99 18 months
Internode NBN Bronze Unlimited NBN 50 $69.99 No contract
Internode NBN Gold Unlimited NBN 50 $79.99 No contract
MyRepublic Unlimited Premium Promo NBN 100 $79.95 No contract
Aussie Broadband Everyday NBN 25 $69 No contract
Aussie Broadband Family NBN 50 $79 No contract
Dodo Unlimited Plan – Supercharged NBN 50 $70 24 months
iPrimus Unlimited Supercharged NBN 50 $80 24 months
Optus 70 Bundle Plan NBN 50 $70 24 months
Optus 70 Bundle Plan + Speed Boost NBN 100 $100 24 months

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