There’s more to NBN plans than simply broadband! If you’re looking for a way to combine your internet, landline phone and entertainment spending all into a single account or bill, plenty of NBN providers give customers the opportunity to bundle both home phone packs and broadband plans, as well as entertainment extras such as pay and streaming television.
The common form of home phone type in these bundles is through VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and to a lesser extent the NBN phone. Essentially, you can make and receive calls using your internet connection, rather than old-school copper wire. If you still need home phone access, you’ll find most NBN providers offer pay-as-you-go or unlimited calling options, either pre-bundled into their plans or as an optional add-on.
So, if you’re interested in making the most out of your NBN plan, we’ve compiled a list of top NBN providers that offer bundling options. Find out what some of the top telcos are doing, and how much you can expect to pay for an NBN phone or entertainment bundle.
NBN bundles: what should I look out for?
Here’s what you should be looking out for when you search for an NBN bundle:
- Check if the contract length is the right for you
- Seek out what extras are included, including live sport and entertainment add-ons
- Keep your budget in mind, and avoid anything you don’t think you’ll use
- Watch out for any hidden costs and do your research into bundled-in extras
- Choose the right NBN speed tier for you
- Decide if you will bring your own modem or purchase a modem from the provider
Compare NBN Bundle Plans
Want a quick comparison of NBN bundle plans? There are plenty of providers that offer bundled plans or the option to add on your own bundled inclusions. The following table shows a selection of unlimited Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50) plans from providers that offer bundles on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest, and then by alphabetical order of provider. Use our internet plan comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.
NBN Bundle Providers
Below is a list of some of the top NBN providers in Australia. Hit the links below to see what the major providers are offering.
- Telstra NBN Bundles
- Aussie Broadband NBN Bundles
- iiNet NBN Bundles
- Dodo NBN Bundles
- TPG NBN Bundles
- Internode NBN Bundles
- Optus NBN Bundles
- Tangerine NBN Bundles
- iPrimus NBN Bundles
- MyRepublic NBN Bundles
- Other Providers with Bundles
Telstra NBN Bundles
Telstra has a simplified selection of NBN plans across a range of speed tiers (including the Superfast and Ultrafast speeds), but still offers optional entertainment add-ons through Telstra TV, Kayo Sports, BINGE, Xbox All Access and Foxtel or Foxtel Now from Telstra. Telstra TV is made available for an additional $9 per month when you stay connected over 24 months, streaming service Kayo can be added to your plan from an extra $15 or $25 each month, Foxtel Now packs begin at $25 and BINGE starts at an additional $14 per month.
If you’re interested in traditional Foxtel, add-ons begin from just $49 per month for the basic Foxtel Plus package, $50 for Sports HD and Foxtel Plus, $50 for Movies HD and Foxtel Plus, $70 for Foxtel Premium and the $99 for the Platinum Plus package.
All of Telstra’s broadband plans include unlimited standard local, national and mobile calls. If you would like international calling, you can add International Ultimate for $15 extra each month, and receive unlimited calls to landlines in 35 countries, and to mobiles in 17 countries.
Telstra’s NBN plans begin at $80 per month for unlimited data and NBN 25 speeds, $95 for unlimited data and NBN 50 speeds, and up to $110 for unlimited data and NBN 100 speeds.
Aussie Broadband NBN Bundles
Aussie Broadband offers NBN plans across a range of speed tiers and with plenty of bundling options. While there are four ‘pre-made’ plans on offer, you also have the choice to build your own NBN plan and to bundle with home phone and entertainment add-ons.
The Everyday home phone bundle is $10 extra per month, while the International Talk bundle is $20 extra per month. Aussie Broadband offers Fetch as an entertainment add-on, with Fetch included on the $109 Family Entertainment plan (with NBN 100 speeds). A Fetch Mini and NBN bundle on NBN 25 speeds is $79 per month, going up to the Fetch Mini bundle with NBN 50 speeds is $89 per month, but if you want the ultimate entertainment bundle, $124 per month gets you the Fetch Multiroom (Fetch Mighty and Fetch Mini set-top boxes included) bundle with NBN 100 speeds.
iiNet NBN Bundles
iiNet has a range of NBN plans with ‘pay as you go’ – or PAYG – VoIP home phone calls as standard. Local and standard national calls are priced at 15c each (untimed), while calls to Australian mobiles attract a charge at 29c per 30-second block.
If you’re looking for entertainment, Fetch is available as an optional extra on selected unlimited data iiNet plans. It is included as an ‘optional offer’ for $0 per month on NBN 50, 100, 250 and 1000 plans (not available on NBN 12 or 25), so while you won’t pay extra for it (beyond the setup fees), you don’t have to add it to your plan.
Dodo NBN Bundles
Dodo offers a simple selection of NBN plans available as both 12-month and month-to-month plans. You’ll have a choice of NBN 25, NBN 50 and NBN 100 speeds with PAYG calls included on all plans. Call packs can be added for an additional $10 per month if you want standard national landline and mobile calls, $15 extra per month will get you an international landline call pack (with 2,000 minutes to 25 countries), but for $20 extra per month, you’ll get the international landline and mobile pack (with 2,000 minutes to landline and mobile numbers in 25 countries).
Fetch can also be added to NBN 50 and NBN 100 plans for an additional $25 per month over 12 months with no activation fees, and this includes Fetch Mini with a choice of one channel pack. If you would prefer Fetch Mighty, this will set you back an additional $35 per month over 12 months.
TPG NBN Bundles
TPG’s plans begin at $59.99 per month for unlimited data, with options on NBN 12, NBN 25, NBN 50, and NBN 100 speed tiers. All TPG plans include pay-as-you-go calling, with the option to add Oz Talk unlimited local, standard national, and Australian mobile calls from $10 per month.
A selection of TPG NBN plans are listed below.
Internode NBN Bundles
Internode offers a wide range of NBN plans, with unlimited data starting at $69.99 per month. If you’d like to bundle your home phone with your Internode plan, PAYG calls are included by default for $0, while $10 will get you a local, national and mobile call pack, and an international call pack is also available for an additional $10 per month. You can even add on a Static IP pack for an additional $10 per month.
If you’re interested in bundling your service with entertainment, Fetch is available to add on selected unlimited data plans, with a $59.99 setup fee. This pack includes a Fetch Mini set top box, 30 free movies each month, and the option of adding premium channel packs from $6 per month. The Fetch bundle is included on unlimited data NBN plans as an optional offer for $0 per month for your first 24 months, however you still need to pay the setup fee. After your first 24 months, prices revert to $5 per month for the standard Fetch Mini.
Optus NBN Bundles
Optus’ NBN plans all feature unlimited data with no lock-in contract, with the $79 base Internet Everyday plan including pay-as-you-go calling. Add on a $10 call pack for $89 in total, or for an additional $10 per month you can add-on a Fetch Mini. You can also bundle in the Fetch Mighty for an extra $15 per month. All plans include a free subscription to Optus Sport + OS Fitness.
Optus’ Internet Everyday and $89 Family Internet Ultimate plans offer Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50), but customers can add a Premium Speed Boost (NBN 100/20) for an additional $20 per month.
Tangerine NBN Bundles
Tangerine benefits from having a dead-simple approach to its NBN plans, and is currently offering $10 per month off all three speed tiers (NBN 25, 50 and 100) for your first six months.
Plan prices for the NBN-only plans start at $59.90 per month ($49.90 discounted price for the first six months) for NBN 25, while the bundle with unlimited national calls, starts at $69.90 per month ($59.90 discounted price for the first six months) for NBN 25. These phone bundles include unlimited standard local, national and mobile calls in Australia.
iPrimus NBN Plans
iPrimus has NBN plans starting at $70 a month for unlimited data on NBN 25 speeds with unlimited data, or $80 if you wish to add Fetch. Plans are available on NBN 25, 50, 100 and 250 speeds, with either data caps or unlimited data on a month-to-month plan. Adding Fetch Mini to your plan will set you back $10 per month, while Fetch Mighty is an additional $10 per month ($20 in total), with channel packs starting at $6. You’ll also need to pay a $60 Fetch activation fee.
Pay-as-you-go calls are included by default, but if you wish to add a call pack, this will cost $10 per month for an unlimited landline and mobile package, while for international calls you’ll need to pay an additional $30 per month for 2,000 international minutes in addition to the standard national landline and mobile calls.
MyRepublic NBN Bundles
MyRepublic includes unlimited data on all plans, which are available on the NBN 50 and NBN 100 speed tiers (as well as the NBN 250 and NBN 1000 speed tiers). Prices currently start at $75 per month and each plan includes PAYG calls.
If you’d like to add unlimited Australian landline and mobile calling to your plan, this is available as a $10 per month add-on. You can also add an international calling pack to your service, which – for just $20 monthly – includes calls to 40 countries on landlines, and to mobiles in 30 countries.
MyRepublic’s NBN Plans are available both on a month-to-month basis, with the option to add on a modem for $5 per month over a 24 month period (minimum cost $120), or BYO at no extra charge.
Other popular bundled NBN providers
Did you know there are more than 100 NBN providers? While it’s impossible to list all of them here, it’s important to know there are more out there than the six mentioned above. Other service providers with home phone bundles worthy of consideration are:
You may not have heard of some of these providers, but many lower-cost telcos offer seriously competitive NBN plans and home phone bundles. Unlimited data can be found for under $60 a month with the bulk of these NBN providers, while home phone calls are as little as $5 a month extra. There are a whole heap of NBN resellers out there – the right plan for you is bound to be just around the corner.
Is an NBN bundle worth the money?
Bundling your NBN plan with a home phone deal can save some money, as opposed to if you sourced each separately. Not only that, but it can be more convenient to let one provider set it all up for you. Some NBN providers include calls and a VoIP phone at no extra charge, while some charge about $5-$10 a month extra.
While it can be tempting to find a deal with cheap PAYG rates, short term short phone calls can often add up in the long run. So before diving into a bundle, you’ll need to consider how much you will actually use your home phone, and who you’ll be calling – if you regularly call mobiles, or need to keep in touch with loved ones overseas, a calling pack is definitely your best bet.
In terms of entertainment extras, bundling your home broadband with a streaming device, or services such as Foxtel or Kayo, again offers convenience and simplicity for many families. Keep in mind that you can also buy devices such as Telstra TV or Fetch TV outright, rather than pay them off on a monthly basis (although streaming services such as Netflix require their own, separate monthly subscription).
While home phones may be becoming a thing of the past, there’s pretty much never been a better time to bundle NBN and a home phone together. All you have to do is shop around for the best deals.