Dodo NBN Plans & Prices Compared

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Labelled ‘the internet that flies’, Dodo is a longstanding internet service provider (ISP) that’s been a popular choice for Australians . Although the company previously offered a large range of NBN options, it’s recently streamlined its service to just NBN 25 and NBN 50 plans. So what exactly does Dodo offer, and how does it compare to other NBN providers?

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What does Dodo offer?

Dodo now offers two NBN options, across the NBN 25 (Standard Evening Speed) and NBN 50 (Standard Plus Evening Speed) tiers.

  • Unlimited Data: While Dodo’s entry-level plan only includes 101GB per month, its $70 NBN 50 plan features unlimited data.
  • NBN Speeds: Standard Evening Speed (typical evening speed: 20.4Mbps) and Standard Plus Evening Speed (typical evening speed: 40.9Mbps) NBN plans are available.
  • Technology Types: Dodo offers NBN across Fibre to the Premises, Fibre to the Node, Fibre to the Building, Fibre to the Curb, and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial connections, plus fixed wireless.
  • Modems: A WiFi modem is included free on all 12-month and 24-month Dodo NBN plans, and for $109 upfront on no-contract options.
  • Call Packs: All NBN plans available from iiNet include a home phone line. Both NBN 25 and NBN 50 plans include pay-as-you-go calling, with an unlimited standard, local, and national calls pack available from $10 per month. International calling packs can also be added from $15 extra per month.
  • Fetch TV: Fetch TV is available as an optional add-on on all 24-month plans. Fetch Mighty is priced at $20 per month, Fetch Mini from $15 per month, and channel packs can be added from a further $6 per month.

Dodo NBN Plans

Dodo NBN compared

NBN 50 speeds are now only available on unlimited plans, with NBN 25 plans including 101GB of data each month. Essentially, you now have a choice of two speed and data packages – unlimited NBN 50 (Standard Plus Evening Speed), or 101GB on NB 25 (Standard Evening Speed) – and the option to select your preferred contract term.

  • 24 months – no setup or modem fees (includes NBN-ready modem).
  • 12 months – no setup or modem fees (includes NBN-ready modem).
  • Month-to-month – $109 modem fee, $99 setup fee.

As you can see, there is incentive to sign up for one or two years, but you have to be willing to commit. Here are Dodo’s 24-month NBN plans at a glance:

  • An unlimited call pack to local/national/mobile numbers costs an extra $10 a month
  • International packs can be added from $15 a month, which includes 2000 minutes to 25 countries

Dodo also gives a choice of three contract terms – month-to-month, 12 months and 24 months. 24-month and 12-month terms attract a $0 set-up fee, and the NBN-ready modem is included. However, month-to-month plans come with a $109 modem cost and $99 setup fee.

As it stands, Dodo provides strong incentive to stick around for a while. Still, some may place value in flexibility and cough up the extra cash for a month-to-month plan.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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101GB Plan

  • NBN Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25)
  • Includes NBN-ready modem

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)
  • Includes NBN-ready modem
  • 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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Dodo NBN speeds: at a glance

Speed Name NBN Tier  Typical evening speed

Standard Evening Speed

NBN 25

20.4Mbps

Standard Plus Evening Speed

NBN 50

40.9Mbps

How does Dodo NBN compare to other providers?

Dodo is perceived as a dirt-cheap provider, and while its entry prices are very cheap, its unlimited plans are about on-par. With prices starting at about $70 a month for unlimited data, Dodo competes well with big providers such as iiNet, TPG, Telstra and Optus, but some other smaller providers may provide cheaper plans. Here’s how Dodo stacks up to the big guys, but you may want to keep reading and see how it stacks up to smaller providers below:

Dodo Supercharged Plans Compared

Dodo’s Supercharged plans boast the NBN 50 tier – the second-fastest speed tier available to most Australians. NBN Co has lowered its CVC charges for Tier 3 of the NBN, which means that providers can pass those savings onto you. What this also means is that Dodo must be on its toes to offer competitive rates.

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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Unlimited Essential Promo plan

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • Optional WiFi hub from $69 + $10 delivery fee
  • $69.95 per month for the first 12 months, then $74.95 per month ongoing

min. cost $148.95 for first month with modem

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $69.95Advertised 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
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Is a Dodo NBN plan worth giving a hoot about?

Dodo is well-known as an internet provider with competitive plans and a straightforward approach. But the question remains – can you find a better deal elsewhere? Though Dodo is known as a cut-price deal maker, there are other providers giving it a run for its money.

  • Aside from plan cost alone, customers must also look at set-up fees, modem costs and other associated charges.
  • Dodo’s month-to-month plans tend to be let down by its $100+ costs for both modem and set-up, while other providers may do away with these charges.

Dodo provides strong incentive to sign up for a year or more, but at what cost? While there is $0 set-up with the 24 month contract, being locked in for two years is a serious commitment. While Dodo is certainly not an expensive provider by most yardsticks, its set-up fees and other associated costs with its no contract options may make the first month of the plan prohibitive. Dodo is worth considering, but shop around and you might be surprised by what you can find!

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