What are the best internet deals?

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It’s probably fair to say that internet in Australia is lacking by global standards, and compared with other countries pretty expensive for what you get. In this sense, it’s reasonable to assume that people want to get the best deals on their internet wherever possible.

Luckily, month to month you can expect at least a handful of service providers to sweeten the deal on what they already offer and throw in things like free activation, free modems, discounts and so on. Canstar Blue explores some of the more noteworthy internet deals currently available, as well as what you’ll need to keep in mind if shopping around.

Internet Deals – quick glance

This page lists internet 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 selected published offers from several providers on this page, with unlimited data on the Standard Plus Evening Speed tier (NBN 50). Read on for further details or jump into our internet comparison tool below. These are products with links to referral partners.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Flip Logo

Family 50

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $149 optional modem

min. cost $64.90 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $64.90Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Vodafone Logo

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
TPG Logo

NBN50 SL

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $99.95 setup fee on no lock-in contracts

min. cost $1,289.82 over 18 months

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

NBN50 Liimitless

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)

min. cost $74.99 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $74.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site

Unlimited Everyday

  • 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
Internode

NBN Gold Unlimited

  • NBN Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)

min. cost $79.99 for first month

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

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
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

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Internet Deals September 2019

Whether you’ve got an NBN or ADSL connection, there are some great internet deals to be found out there. If you go out hunting, you’ll probably realise that some of the more noteworthy deals are found with providers you may not have heard of, so it pays to do a bit of digging and potentially move away from the bigger providers. You can expect $0 activation, included modems, discounted plans or other perks if you shop around, but there may be a few catches. Let’s see what the providers are doing – hit the links below to see what your preferred carrier is offering:

Telstra Internet Deals

Telstra has re-jigged and simplified its plan offerings lately. It has changed the price of its unlimited data plan to $90, with the option to add extras such as Telstra TV and Foxtel Now.

Telstra’s NBN plans also include unlimited calls to standard local, national and mobile numbers. Customers will need to buy the $216 Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2 for easy plug-and-play connectivity, but they will also receive access to Telstra’s Broadband Protect to guard against any viruses and online threats, and access to the free Telstra Air Wi-Fi network across Australia.

Currently, Telstra is waiving the $99 new connection charge for customers who buy online.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Telstra Logo

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
Telstra Logo

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
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

iiNet Internet Deals

iiNet has long won Australia over with its customer service and competitively priced internet plans. iiNet has released a deal that includes Fetch TV packages at no extra cost, but how big of a bonus you get depends on your internet plan.

The most common included bonus is available on six-month plans, which features a Fetch Premium TV bundle plus one entertainment channel pack. This usually costs at least $5-$10 per month on top of your internet plan, so it makes for some solid savings; however, you will need to pay an upfront setup cost of $59.99.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
iiNet Logo

NBN25 Liimitless

  • Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25)
  • Fetch included

min. cost $69.99 over first month

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

NBN50 Liimitless

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • Fetch included

min. cost $74.99 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $74.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
iiNet Logo

NBN100 Liimitless

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • Fetch included

min. cost $99.99 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $99.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

MyRepublic Internet Deals

MyRepublic caused a stir when launched in Australia in 2016, and since then has been providing some pretty competitive, unlimited data NBN deals on NBN 50 and NBN 100 speeds. Currently, the telco is running a limited-time promotion on both of its Unlimited Premium plans (12 months and no lock-in), with prices now dropped to $94.95 for your first 12 months (down from $99.95). If you opt for the Premium BYO modem plan, you’ll pay $89.95 for the first 12 months and then back to $94.95 after that period.

MyRepublic also offers several NBN 100 ‘Gamer’ internet plans, with static IP addresses and other perks to enhance the at-home gaming experience. Currently, you can score a HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless headset for PS4™ & PC (RRP $185) for just one dollar when you sign up for MyRepublic’s 12-month Gamer Pro Premium Plan, along with a discount over the first 12 months.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
MyRepublic Logo

Unlimited Essential Plan

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • Included AC1600 Modem for $1 + P&H

min. cost $959 over 12 months

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

Unlimited Premium Promo BYO Modem Plan

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • BYO modem or WiFi hub for $69 + P&H
  • Special offer: $89.95 per month for the first 12 months, then $94.95 per month ongoing

min. cost $1,079.40 for 12 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $89.95Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
MyRepublic Logo

Unlimited Premium Promo Flexi Plan

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • Optional WiFi hub from $69 + P&H
  • Special offer: $94.95 per month for the first 12 months, then $99.95 per month ongoing

min. cost $94.95 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $94.95Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
MyRepublic Logo

Gamer Pro Premium Plan

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • WiFi hub from $1 + P&H
  • $99.95 per month for the first 12 months, then $104.95 per month ongoing
  • Special offer: $1 HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless headset for PS4™ & PC (RRP $185)

min. cost $1,210,40 over 12 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $99.95Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

TPG Internet Deals

TPG offers NBN plans on both month-to-month and 18-month contracts. Whilst a free Wi-Fi modem now comes as standard with every plan, the 18-month contract waives your $99.95 setup fee.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
TPG Logo

NBN12 SL

  • Basic Evening Speed (NBN 12)
  • $99.95 setup fee on no lock-in contracts

min. cost $1,109.82 over 18 months

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

NBN50 SL

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $99.95 setup fee on no lock-in contracts

min. cost $1,289.82 over 18 months

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

NBN100 SL

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • $99.95 setup fee on no lock-in contracts

min. cost $1,649.82 over 18 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $89.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Aussie Broadband Internet Deals

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.

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

100GB Build Your Own (NBN 25)

  • 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

Unlimited Casual

  • 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

Unlimited Everyday

  • 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

Unlimited 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
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

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.

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

NBN Silver Unlimited

  • Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25)

min. cost $69.99 over 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 $79.99 over 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 $99.99 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $99.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Vodafone Internet Deals

As the last of the ‘Big 3’ telco networks in Australia to offer internet plans, Vodafone has come out racing. Unlimited data on NBN 25 is just $59 per month with no lock-in contract. For new customers who already have a postpaid Vodafone mobile plan, there are periodical discounts and bonus offers that apply if you bundle both internet and mobile plans.

  • Vodafone’s plans are month-to-month, with an $180 upfront for the Wi-Fi hub. Every month you stay on, you get a $5 rebate on your plan; this means that over 36 months, you pay $0 for the Wi-Fi hub.
  • Existing mobile customers may also receive monthly discounts on Vodafone’s Essential +NBN or Premium NBN plan (ranging from 5% to 20%).

All of Vodafone’s plans come with unlimited data and no setup fees, barring the $180 modem.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Vodafone Logo

Essential NBN Plan (Month to month)

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

min. cost $239 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $59Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Vodafone Logo

Essential+ NBN Plan (Month to month)

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

min. cost $249 for first month

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

Premium NBN Plan (Month to Month)

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • $180 upfront modem, reduced to $0 over 36 months
  • Special offer: $20 off plan price per month for 6 months

min. cost $269 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $89Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Southern Phone Internet Deals

Southern Phone is a telco that gives back to rural and regional councils. It also has a suite of very competitive mobile plans, and some competitive NBN plans as well. NBN plans are available on Basic, Standard Plus, and Premium speed tiers, with prices beginning from $60 per month for unlimited data at NBN 12 speeds. All plans are available contract-free and month-to-month, and compatible modems are also available.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Southern Phones Logo

Unlimited Basic

  • Basic Evening Speed (NBN 12)
  • Optional WiFi modem from $99

min. cost $159 over first month with modem

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $60Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Southern Phones Logo

Unlimited Turbo

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • Optional WiFi modem from $99

min. cost $169 over first month with modem

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $70Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Southern Phones Logo

Unlimited Max

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • Optional WiFi modem from $99

min. cost $199 over first month with modem

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

Start Broadband Internet Deals

Start is one of the smaller telcos in this list, but it has an offer that may convince you to sign up with them. While not the cheapest telco out there – Start’s unlimited data starts at about $75 a month – it does have no lock-in contract options, and this month you can go faster on your NBN for less.

You can also add a Start Gateway to your plan for $139.95 upfront, but BYO modem options are also available.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Start Logo

Faster Unlimited Plan

  • Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25)
  • Optional $139.95 modem available

min. cost $75 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $75Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Start Logo

Faster Unlimited Plan

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • Optional $139.95 modem available

min. cost $85 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $85Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Start Logo

Faster Unlimited Plan

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • Optional $139.95 modem available

min. cost $95 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $95Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Flip Internet Deals

Flip has the notable reputation of having some of the cheapest unlimited NBN deals across three speed tiers. For under $50 per month, you can get unlimited data on Flip’s NBN 12 plan. For NBN 50 plans, you’ll pay $64.90 per month on a month-to-month contract or $59.90 per month if you pay in advance, and for fast NBN 100 speeds you’ll pay $99.90 per month on a month-to-month plan or $94.90 if you pay in advance. All Flip plans are available on a month-to-month basis or as a pay-in-advance option.

If you’re looking for a cheap NBN 12 deal, Flip offers a price beat guarantee for its $49.90 Basic plan: find a cheaper unlimited NBN plan, and Flip will beat it by 5%. This offer excludes time-sensitive promotional discounts and personalised offers made by providers. Choosing the pay-in-advance option will see you pay $39.90 per month.

Flip also allows you to add on international TV packs from about $12.95 a month, offering channels from a variety of countries across Europe and South America. So if you’ve ever wanted to watch Macedonian TV, Flip could be a great pathway into getting cultured.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Flip Logo

Value 12

  • Basic Evening Speed (NBN 12)
  • $149 optional modem

min. cost $49.90 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $49.90Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Flip Logo

Family 50

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $149 optional modem

min. cost $64.90 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $64.90Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Flip Logo

Fast 100

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • $149 optional modem

min. cost $99.90 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $99.90Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Exetel Internet Deals

On both of Exetel’s NBN plans, customers stand to receive unlimited VoIP home phone calls for only $10 a month. Prices for Exetel NBN start at $69.99 for unlimited of data on NBN 50 speeds and goes up to $89.99 for unlimited data on NBN 100 speeds. Both plans include a free modem, however there is a $79 upfront setup fee and these are available only on month-to-month no lock-in contracts.

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

NBN Standard Plus Unlimited

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $79 set up fee upfront
  • Exetel ZTE modem included (valued at $140)

min. cost $148.99 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $69.99Advertised Data^^/billing period
Exetel

NBN Premium Unlimited

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • $79 set up fee upfront
  • Exetel ZTE modem included (valued at $140)

min. cost $168.99 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $89.99Advertised Data^^/billing period
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Optus Internet Deals

Optus offers unlimited data on all NBN plans, with both Standard Plus (NBN 50) and Premium (NBN 100) speeds available. Customers can choose from its NBN-only plans with no added extras, or entertainment packages which include Fetch TV, one channel pack, and Optus Sport. If you sign up for a two-year contract, you’ll pay $99 upfront, while month-to-month customers will need to pay a $200 setup charge.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Optus Logo

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
Optus Logo

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
Optus Logo

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
Optus Logo

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

Dodo Internet Deals

Dodo has been around for a while now and is known as the ‘internet that flies’. Now, it also has some really competitive NBN deals across two popular speed tiers. Dodo re-jigged its plan offerings recently, and now lays claim to unlimited data for $70 a month at NBN 50 speeds.

Dodo also provides incentive for 24-month plans, waiving setup fees and other associated upfront costs that the one-month plans get slugged with. Dodo also provides Fetch TV deals from an extra $15 a month on its plans.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Dodo Logo

101GB Plan

  • NBN Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25)

min. cost $1,440 over 24 months

101GBMax Data**/billing period $60Advertised Data^^/billing period
Dodo Logo

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
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

iPrimus Internet Deals

As part of the Vocus Communications group, iPrimus offers some pretty competitive plans over an ADSL2+ or NBN connection. For a limited time, iPrimus sweetens the deal and offers rewards for signing up for 24 months. You can opt for either a national call pack, or 2000 minutes to selected countries. You’ll also get one month free, applied to the third bill.

iPrimus offers unlimited data from $80 a month, but keep in mind to get the best deals you’ll need to be signed up for two years. You can also add Fetch TV to your account on iPrimus’ NBN & entertainment bundles.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
iPrimus Logo

Unlimited Supercharged

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • Modem included
  • One month free
  • Bonus 2000 international minutes or unlimited calls to AU numbers on 24 month contracts
  • $15 P&H

min. cost $1,935 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $80Advertised Data^^/billing period
iPrimus Logo

Entertainment Supercharged

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • Includes Fetch Mini set top box + premium channel packs
  • Modem included
  • One month free
  • $55 Fetch activation fee + $15 P&H

min. cost $2,230 over 24 months

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

Sumo

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: $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).

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

Sumo Basic

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

min. cost $70 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $70Advertised Data^^/billing period
Sumo Logo

Sumo Standard

  • Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25)
  • $89 optional modem

min. cost $80 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $80Advertised Data^^/billing period
Sumo Logo

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
Sumo Logo

Sumo Premium

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • $89 optional modem

min. cost $100 over first month

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

Mate Communicate Internet Deals

You may not have heard of Mate Communicate, but you may want to listen up after seeing its plans. It already has some of the cheapest plans in the land, with a dead-simple approach to NBN. You get no contracts and no setup fees, with the only upfront fee being the modem, and even that’s optional.

Mate isn’t running any current offers on its NBN plans, but with competitive pricing and no lock-in contracts, it’s still a provider that’s well worth considering.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Mate Logo

Good Mates

  • Basic Evening Speed (NBN 12)
  • $149 for pre-configured modem (optional)

min. cost $59 for one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $59Advertised Data^^/billing period
Mate Logo

Best Mates

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $149 for pre-configured modem (optional)

min. cost $75 for one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $75Advertised Data^^/billing period
Mate Logo

Soul Mates

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • $149 for pre-configured modem (optional)

min. cost $79 for one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $79Advertised Data^^/billing period
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Barefoot Telecom Internet Deals

Barefoot is cut from the same cloth as Mate, as Mate owns Barefoot. Barefoot also offers cheap NBN plans, all with unlimited data, and no set-up costs (besides an optional modem). So whether you go Barefoot or Mate, you can’t really put a foot wrong between the two. See what we did there?

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Barefoot Logo

Lite

  • Basic Evening Speed (NBN 12)
  • $149 for pre-configured modem (optional)

min. cost $59 for one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $59Advertised Data^^/billing period
Barefoot Logo

Max

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • $149 for pre-configured modem (optional)

min. cost $75 for one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $75Advertised Data^^/billing period
Barefoot Logo

Ultra

  • Premium Evening Speed (NBN 100)
  • $149 for pre-configured modem (optional)

min. cost $79 for one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $79Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Foxtel Internet Deals

Foxtel now bundles broadband in with its pay TV service, and it offers pretty exciting deals. Foxtel regularly waives setup fees and contracts, meaning if you purchase at the right time, all you’ll have to pay upfront will be the first month’s plan fee. However, these deals come and go periodically, so you’ll have to be on your toes. Foxtel’s total installation fees can be upwards of $400 (including the iQ4 box, installation, activation, and more), so this is a serious discount.

Foxtel is known to offer a range of discounts on broadband packages, whether its connection and installation fees waived or a discount on your monthly plan cost. Currently you’ll receive a discounted monthly price on your chosen TV pack if you sign up for a 12-month plan with direct debit. This offer expires 12 November, 2019.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Unlimited Broadband + Foxtel Plus

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • Includes $49 TV Entertainment pack
  • Upfront iQ4, install, modem and activation fees apply
  • Special offer: Discounted monthly price on 12 month direct debit plan. Ends 12/11/19.

min. cost $1,727 over 12 month plan period

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $124Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Unlimited Broadband + Movies HD

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • Includes $59 Movies Combo + Foxtel Plus pack
  • Upfront iQ4, install, modem and activation fees apply
  • Special offer: Discounted monthly price on 12 month direct debit plan. Ends 12/11/19.

min. cost $1,847 over 12 month plan period

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $134Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Unlimited Broadband + Sport HD

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • Includes $59 Sports HD TV Combo + Foxtel Plus pack
  • Upfront iQ4, install, modem and activation fees apply
  • Special offer: Discounted monthly price on 12 month direct debit plan. Ends 12/11/19.

min. cost $1,847 over 12 month plan period

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $134Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Unlimited Broadband + Platinum HD

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50)
  • Includes $139 Platinum HD TV Pack with 90+ channels
  • Special offer: Discounted monthly price on 12 month direct debit plan. Ends 12/11/19.

min. cost $2,687 over 12 month plan period

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $204Advertised Data^^/billing period
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What’s the deal with these internet deals?

The hottest trend with the best internet deals at the moment seems to be offering entertainment packs and discounts to help the budget. Often entertainment packs are additional cost burdens when signing up to a new plan – some to the tune of $10 or more per month. If you’re after a new plan but concerned about the massive upfront cost, choosing a provider offering these deals may be the way to go. Other providers also offer discounts to entice you over, but you’ll have to keep in mind when taking advantage of these deals:

  • Deals & discounts may only be available for the first few months of a plan
  • More notable deals are often only found on 24-month contract plans
  • Other providers offer free set-up and free modems as standard, so these deals may not be as good as they sound

All in all, while these deals sound great, there are sometimes a number of hoops to jump through. It never hurts to compare, though, and before choosing a new provider it pays to see how they stack up alongside other plans.

Internet deals featured in this guide

Telco  Plan NBN Speed Monthly Cost Contract Term
Telstra Unlimited NBN 50 $90 No contract
Exetel Standard Plus Unlimited NBN 50 $69.99 No contract
MyRepublic Unlimited Premium Flexi NBN 50 $79.95 No contract
Aussie Broadband Family NBN 50 $79 No contract
iiNet NBN50 Liimitless NBN 50 $74.99 No contract
Flip Family 50 NBN 50 $64.90 No contract
Vodafone Essential+ NBN Plan NBN 50 $69 No contract
TPG NBN50 SL NBN 50 $69.99 18 months
Internode Gold Unlimited NBN 50 $79.99 No contract
Start Faster Unlimited NBN 50 $85 No contract
Optus 70 Plan NBN 50 $70 24 months
Dodo Unlimited Plan – Supercharged NBN 50 $75 24 months
iPrimus Unlimited Supercharged NBN 50 $80 24 months
Mate Best Mates NBN 50 $75 No contract
Barefoot Max NBN 50 $75 No contract
Southern Phone Unlimited Turbo NBN 50 $70 No contract
Foxtel Unlimited Broadband + Foxtel Plus NBN 50 $124 12 months

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