Southern Phone Home Wireless Broadband

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Home wireless broadband is a great NBN alternative that plenty of providers are now offering, in case you can’t get fixed-line internet at your home, or you simply don’t want it! As long as you’ve got a decent 4G (or 5G, if you’re lucky) connection, then you can get home wireless broadband for all your work, streaming and general web browsing needs.

One of the providers offering home wireless broadband is Southern Phone, typically known for its NBN and phone plans. Southern Phone offers up two home wireless broadband plans on 24-month contracts, but how do they stack up? Read on below to find out.

How much does Southern Phone home wireless cost?

Southern Phone offers two home wireless broadband plans, priced at just $50 per month for 200GB of data (minimum cost $1,279 over 24 months) and $70 per month for 500GB of data (minimum cost $1,759 over 24 months). Both plans include a $79 upfront cost for a new modem. You can find these plans in the table below.

Southern Phone Wireless Broadband Plans

The following table shows a selection of published Southern Phone wireless broadband plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Home Wireless 50

  • $79 upfront WiFi modem
  • Optus 4G wireless broadband network

min. cost $1,279 over 24 month plan period

200GBMax Data**/billing period $50Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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Home Wireless 70

  • $79 upfront WiFi modem
  • Optus 4G wireless broadband network

min. cost $1,759 over 24 month plan period

500GBMax Data**/billing period $70Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

What do you need for home wireless broadband?

To access home wireless broadband, you’ll need a dedicated modem and SIM card delivered by your chosen provider. You then just insert the SIM into the modem, plug the modem into the wall and you’re good to go. Home wireless broadband is not intended to be portable, but you can set it up anywhere in your home – and even take the modem with you to your holiday home or hotel if you want WiFi access wherever you go.

A wireless modem for home wireless broadband

A Netgear NL1901ACV, a home wireless broadband modem offered by Southern Phone

What network does Southern Phone home wireless use?

Southern Phone uses the Optus 4G Plus Network to deliver its home wireless broadband plans. Only Telstra, Optus and Vodafone have their own mobile networks in Australia, meaning that all other telcos have to piggyback off one of these networks. This often means the small providers don’t get access to the entire network, but it’s usually good enough for standard home wireless.

How fast is Southern Phone home wireless broadband?

It’s reasonable to expect download speeds of around 12Mbps with home wireless broadband, similar to the Basic NBN 12 speed, although faster speeds are common. Determining factors include your location, signal strength, network congestion and the technology you’re using to connect.

If you already have a phone plan using the same network, try running a speed test to see what speeds you’re getting on your mobile, because you can expect exactly the same through your home wireless.

Southern Phone may have access to Optus’ 4G network (and 3G for those who still rely on it), but it doesn’t yet offer plans on the new Optus 5G network. 5G networks are still being rolled out across Australia.

Southern Phone Home Wireless Plans Compared

Southern Phone is one of the leading providers of home wireless broadband, but you have plenty of other options if its prices, data inclusions or network don’t quite work for you. See below for a range of wireless broadband plans.

Southern Phone Wireless Broadband Plans

The following table shows a selection of published Southern Phone wireless broadband plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Home Wireless 50

  • $79 upfront WiFi modem
  • Optus 4G wireless broadband network

min. cost $1,279 over 24 month plan period

200GBMax Data**/billing period $50Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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Home Wireless 70

  • $79 upfront WiFi modem
  • Optus 4G wireless broadband network

min. cost $1,759 over 24 month plan period

500GBMax Data**/billing period $70Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Tangerine Wireless Broadband Plans

The following table shows a selection of published Tangerine wireless broadband plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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200GB Plan

  • Optus 4G Plus Network coverage
  • Optional modem from $259.90 upfront
  • Special offer: $59.90 per month for first 6 months, then $69.90 ongoing

min. cost $59.90 over first month

200GBMax Data**/billing period $69.90Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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500GB Plan

  • Optus 4G Plus Network coverage
  • Optional modem from $259.90 upfront
  • Special offer: $69.90 per month for first 6 months, then $79.90 ongoing

min. cost $69.90 over first month

500GBMax Data**/billing period $79.90Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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1000GB Plan

  • Optus 4G Plus Network coverage
  • Optional modem from $259.90 upfront
  • Special offer: $89.90 per month for first 6 months, then $99.90 ongoing

min. cost $99.90 over first month

1000GBMax Data**/billing period $99.90Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Optus Wireless Broadband Plans

The following table shows a selection of published Optus wireless broadband plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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4G Wireless Broadband 200GB

  • Includes: B8 18 modem

min. cost $1,560 over 24 month plan period

200GBMax Data**/billing period $65Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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4G Wireless Broadband 500GB

  • Includes: B8 18 modem

min. cost $2,040 over 24 month plan period

500GBMax Data**/billing period $85Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Yomojo Wireless Broadband Plans

The following table shows a selection of published Yomojo wireless broadband plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Home Wireless Broadband Plan

  • $179 Netcomm 4G Gateway upfront cost

min. cost $238.90 for the first month

200GBMax Data**/billing period $59.90Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Home Wireless Broadband Plan

  • $179 Netcomm 4G Gateway upfront cost

min. cost $258.90 for the first month

500GBMax Data**/billing period $79.90Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Spintel Wireless Broadband Plans

The following table shows a selection of published Spintel wireless broadband plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Basic Home Wireless Broadband Plan (12Mbps)

  • $179 upfront for NetComm WiFi modem ($20 P&H)
  • $100 account credit

min. cost $798.40 over 12 month plan period

200GBMax Data**/billing period $49.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Home Wireless Broadband Plan (High Speed 4G)

  • $179 upfront for NetComm WiFi modem ($20 P&H)
  • $100 account credit

min. cost $858.40 over 12 month plan period

200GBMax Data**/billing period $54.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Home Wireless Broadband (High Speed 4G)

  • $179 upfront for NetComm WiFi modem ($20 P&H)
  • $100 account credit

min. cost $1,038.40 over 12 month plan period

500GBMax Data**/billing period $69.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Southern Phone Home Wireless vs NBN

Southern Phone also offers NBN plans, if you’re deciding between the two. If you can get the NBN, odds are that you could get home wireless broadband, with both options being on the table if you’re a casual internet user, and certainly worth consideration.

Southern Phone’s NBN plans start at $65 per month for an unlimited Standard Plus plan, with an optional $99 modem. Unlike Southern Phone’s home wireless plans, these plans are without any contracts, so they give you greater flexibility. Plus, they all come with unlimited data, so you don’t have to worry about those home wireless data caps.

See the table below for Southern Phone NBN plans 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 comparison tool above to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products from a referral partner.

Why should I get a Southern Phone home wireless plan?

If you’re comfortable with a 24-month contract, and have good reason to be avoiding an NBN connection (we don’t blame you if that’s how you feel), then Southern Phone’s home wireless plans could be a great solution for getting the internet on at home. These plans are reasonably priced with decent data inclusions that should suit most households, unless you’re used to running on unlimited data because of excessive streaming and/or gaming use.

If you’re shopping around for a home wireless broadband plan, then Southern Phone is certainly a provider to keep your eyes on. Just remember that the 24-month contract means you are tied into a pretty hefty total cost over that term. As such, you may want to consider plans being offered on a monthly basis instead, especially if you’re trying home wireless for the first time.

Southern Phone home wireless key takeouts:

  • Prices start from just $50 per month
  • Typically one of the cheapest providers
  • Data caps at 200GB and 500GB
  • 24-month contracts only
  • Uses Optus 4G Plus Network

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