NBN Bundles Compared

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The home phone isn’t dead just yet. The NBN has somewhat revitalised it with service providers giving customers the opportunity to bundle both home phone packs and broadband plans. The common form of home phone type in these bundles is through VoIP and to a lesser extent NBN Phone. Find out what the top providers are doing and how much you can expect to pay for an NBN and phone bundle.

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NBN Bundle Providers

Below is a list of some of the top NBN providers in Australia. Note that there are over 100 NBN providers and it would be hard to list them all! The home phone isn’t dead – you just have to find the right bundle. Hit the links below to see what the major providers are offering:

But before we jump into things, here is a quick selection of plans. Note that bundles are usually an extra cost per month over regular NBN-only plans.

iiNet NBN Bundles

Most of iiNet’s NBN plans have ‘pay as you go’ – or PAYG – VoIP home phone calls as standard, but you can expect to pay a bit extra if you want any modicum of calls. Calls start at 15c each untimed, but the telco’s higher-end plans include calls:

  • Unlimited ‘Boost’ or ‘Turbo’ plans come with local and national calls, while mobile phone call packs, and international packs can be had for around $10 extra per month.

iiNet’s most basic NBN plans don’t come with any call inclusions, but with very cheap call rates you will have to consider how often you actually use your home phone before you dive into a bundle.

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

  • Basic 12/1 speed
  • $79.95 activation fee

min. cost $149.94 over billing period

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

  • Standard Plus 50/20 speed
  • $79.95 activation fee

min. cost $159.94 over billing period

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

  • Premium 100/40 speed
  • $79.95 activation fee

min. cost $179.94 over billing period

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

Mate NBN Bundles

Mate as a standalone NBN provider benefits from having no lock-in contracts, unlimited data and no setup fees. It also has a ‘bundles’ option, starting at $58 a month – a $9 premium over its unbundled plans.

  • The $9 bundle gives you unlimited local, national and mobile calls within Australia.

Besides that, there are no other bundling options, but the $9 cost per month makes this deal quite a competitive and uncompromising one. Mate is featured across three speed tiers – NBN 12, 50 and 100; plans get a $10 discount per month for the first six months. Below are the unbundled options, keeping in mind that bundles are $9 a month extra.

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

  • Basic Evening Speed 12/1
  • $149 for preconfigured modem (optional)
  • $10 monthly discount for first six months, reverts to $59 after

min. cost $49 for First month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $49Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Yeah Mates

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed 50/20
  • $149 for preconfigured modem (optional)
  • $10 monthly discount for first six months, reverts to $69 after

min. cost $59 for First month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $59Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Soul Mates

  • Premium Evening Speed 100/40
  • $149 for preconfigured modem (optional)
  • $10 monthly discount for first six months, reverts to $99 after

min. cost $89 for First month

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

Internode NBN Bundles

Internode has a series of easy-to-follow NBN plans with unlimited data starting at just under $70 a month. A popular choice of NBN bundling options is to add a ‘NodePhone’.

  • NodePhone is a VoIP service, meaning phone calls are made over the internet. Packages start at $0 a month extra with PAYG rates, or $5 a month if you want $10 credit.
  • Local and national calls are billed at 18c each, untimed, with mobiles 29c a minute.

These rates are pretty cheap, which may make up for the fact there’s no ‘unlimited’ calls option. With Internode’s plans there is a choice of either a no lock-in or 24 month contract, with three speed tiers available – NBN 12, 50 or 100. Below are Internode’s unbundled options over 24 months.

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

NBN Bronze Unlimited

  • NBN Basic Evening Speed (NBN12/1)
  • $15 Upfront

min. cost $1,694.76 over 24 months

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

NBN Gold Unlimited

  • NBN Standard Plus Evening Speed(NBN50/20)
  • $15 Upfront

min. cost $1,934.76 over 24 months

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

NBN Platinum Unlimited

  • NBN Premium Evening Speed(NBN100/40)
  • $15 Upfront

min. cost $2,414.76 over 24 months

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

Exetel NBN Bundles

Exetel has some of the cheapest unlimited NBN plans in the country, with unlimited data starting at just under $55 a month. Often no lock-in contracts feature no setup fees, with an optional modem an additional cost. 12 month options often include this modem.

  • For $10 a month extra, customers can bundle in local, national and mobile calls, PLUS get unlimited international calls to 10 popular destinations.

This bundle is held over a VoIP service. Exetel features three speed tiers – NBN 12, 50 and 100 – with the jump from 12 to 50 costing an extra $5 a month. Below is a list of Exetel’s unbundled plans on 12 month terms.

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

NBN Basic Unlimited (12 month contract)

  • NBN Basic Evening Speed (NBN12/1)
  • $20 Upfront

min. cost $679.88 over 12 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $54.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Exetel

NBN Standard Plus Unlimited (12 month contract)

  • NBN Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN50/20)
  • $20 Upfront

min. cost $739.88 over 12 months

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

NBN Premium Unlimited (12 month contract)

  • NBN Premium Evening Speed (NBN100/40)
  • $20 Upfront

min. cost $1099.88 over 12 months

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

Foxtel NBN Bundles

Foxtel is a little different from other providers in that ‘bundle’ means more than just internet and home phone. It also means delicious pay TV.

  • From just over $100 a month, Foxtel includes a minimum 45 entertainment channels, unlimited data and unlimited local and national calls with its NBN bundles.

The standard included speed is NBN 50. Foxtel also boasts fulltime 24/7 support, the flexibility to change your plan once a month at no penalty and a ‘Switch Squad’ to help get everything setup. Below is a series of Foxtel’s plans held over 12 months.

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

  • Standard Plus 50/20
  • Standard Install Fee – $100, iQ3 equipment fee – $125, modem fee $140, bundle activation fee – $99 – Total $464

min. cost $1712 over 12 month plan period

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $104Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Unlimited Broadband + Drama

  • Standard Plus 50/20
  • Standard Install Fee – $100, iQ3 equipment fee – $125, modem fee $140, bundle activation fee – $99 – Total $464

min. cost $1952 over 12 month plan period

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

  • Standard Plus 50/20
  • Standard Install Fee – $100, iQ3 equipment fee – $125, modem fee $140, bundle activation fee – $99 – Total $464

min. cost $2060.03 over 12 month plan period

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $133Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Unlimited Broadband + Platinum HD

  • Standard Plus 50/23
  • Standard Install Fee – $100, iQ3 equipment fee – $125, modem fee $140, bundle activation fee – $99 – Total $464

min. cost $2912.03 over 12 month plan period

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $204Advertised Data^^/billing period

MyRepublic NBN Bundles

All of MyRepublic’s fixed line plans come on either the NBN 50 or 100 speed tier as standard. Prices start at just under $70 a month, and this includes calls to Australian landlines.

  • Landlines are included, but mobiles are an extra $10 a month. International calls to 40 countries are an extra $20 a month.

No-contract plans see extra setup fees, and MyRepublic also specialises in specific plans for gamers and offers gigabit maximum speeds in Wollongong. Below is a short selection of its unbundled, no lock-in contract plans.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Unlimited Essential Promo plan

  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN50)
  • $99 upfront WiFi Hub cost

min. cost $161.95 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $62.95Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Unlimited Premium plan

  • Premium Evening Speed(NBN100/40)
  • $99 upfront WiFi Hub cost

min. cost  $189.99 for first month

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

Flip NBN Bundles

Flip already lays claim to some of the cheapest NBN plans in Australia, and its bundles are nothing to sneeze at either. Long story short, call options are quite cheap as well.

  • Call pack add-ons start at a mere $2.95 extra per month, which grants you access to PAYG call rates. $9.95 gets you unlimited local & national calls, while just under $20 gets you calls to mobiles as well.

Flip operates across three speed tiers – NBN 12, 25 and 50 – and all plans have unlimited data. Flip also has some international TV add-ons, meaning the bundle equation doesn’t just stop at the home phone.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Value 12

  • Basic (NBN 12)
  • $119 optional modem

min. cost $39.90 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $39.90Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Family 25

  • Standard (NBN 25)
  • $119 optional modem

min. cost $49.90 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $49.90Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Fast 50

  • Standard Plus (NBN 50)
  • $119 optional modem

min. cost $54.90 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $54.90Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Start NBN Bundles

Start is a social enterprise, giving internet services to those in need. This means your dollars could go to helping those on the fringes of society. Unlimited data starts at $75 a month, while boosting to NBN 50 costs an extra $5.

  • Customers can use ‘Start Talk’ add-ons, with calls to local, national and mobile numbers costing $20 a month.

Start has two data options – 100GB or unlimited – with a choice of a 12 month or no lock-in contract. Below is a series of Start’s NBN plans without any call features added in.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Faster Unlimited Plan

  • NBN 25 speed

min. cost $134.95 on no lock-in contract

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $75Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Faster Unlimited Plan

  • NBN 50 speed

min. cost $139.95 on no lock-in contract

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $80Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Faster Unlimited Plan

  • NBN 100 speed
  • Start ‘Gateway’, with $15 delivery fee

min. cost $$149.95 on no lock-in contract

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

Tangerine NBN Bundles

Tangerine benefits from having a dead simple approach to its NBN plans. Its NBN bundles are similar, too. Tangerine offers just two speed tiers – NBN 12 and NBN 50.

  • Bundles start at under $60 through which users get unlimited data and unlimited calls to mobiles, local and national lines.

Speed boosting to NBN 50 costs an extra $10 a month. These prices are available for the first six months of the plan only; prices rise by $10 after. Below are the two Tangerine unbundled options.

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

  • Basic Speed 12/1
  • Upgraded modem reduced to $99.95

min. cost $49.90 over 1 month

UnlimitedGBMax Data**/billing period $49.90Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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XL Speed Boost

  • Standard Plus 50/20
  • Upgraded modem reduced to $99.95

min. cost $59.90 over 1 month

UnlimitedGBMax Data**/billing period $59.90Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

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:

Some of these providers have funky names, but don’t let that distract you from their 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 providers 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 providers include calls and a VoIP phone at no extra charge, while some charge about $5-$10 a month extra.

  • It can be tempting to find a deal with cheap PAYG rates, but those short phone calls can add up in the long run.
  • Before diving into a bundle, you will need to consider how much you will actually use your home phone.

One weekly phone call to Nanna could make the extra costs more than worthwhile. Home phones may be becoming a thing of the past, but funnily enough 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.

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