Telstra NBN Plans & Prices Compared

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As Australia’s largest telco, Telstra perhaps unsurprisingly has quite a few NBN plans on offer. Telstra was one of the first big service providers to be more upfront about realistic NBN speed expectations and has previously compensated customers over previously slow speeds. Despite the setbacks, Telstra has plenty to offer in the NBN space. Read on for details of plans, prices and inclusions.

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Telstra NBN Plans

Telstra has a fair few NBN plans, with prices starting at $70. However, the minimum price you can expect to pay for unlimited data is $99 a month. The benefit with this is customers usually receive a few extra goodies, such as Foxtel Now packs, Telstra TV and more. The best ‘bang for buck’ tends to come on 24 month terms, as monthly contracts miss out on a lot of the fruit and other perks. Beyond the monthly fees, set-up charges also apply:

  • $99 if you’re a new Telstra customer
  • Telstra’s Gateway modem is included on 24 month terms, but attracts a fee for month-to-month contracts

All of Telstra’s NBN plans come on NBN 25 or NBN 50, speeds as standard, while speed boosts to NBN 100 can be added for $30 extra per month.

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

  • Standard Plus 50/20 Speed
  • $99 connection fee, $100 installation fee

min. cost $2,475 over billing period

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $99.00Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Entertainment Plus Sports

  • Standard Plus 50/20 Speed
  • $99 connection fee, $100 installation fee

min. cost $3,295 over billing period

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $129.00Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Entertainment Premium

  • Premium 100/40 Speed
  • $99 connection fee, $100 installation fee

min. cost $3,295 over billing period

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $129.00Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Entertainment Plus Sports Premium

  • Premium 100/40 Speed
  • $99 connection fee, $100 installation fee

min. cost $4,015 over billing period

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $159.00Advertised Data^^/billing period
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Home Phone Calls with Telstra

All plans come with pay-as-you-go (PAYG) calls by default, and include voice calls in Australia between Telstra customers. Beyond that the rates are as follows:

  • 13/1300 Numbers: 40c each
  • Local calls: 22c each
  • National calls & mobiles: 30c per minute (capped at $2 for the call)

National and mobile calls also attract a 55c connection fee, or ‘flagfall’, which is applied to every call. International calls are available under the ‘International Saver’ banner, with calls starting at 1c/minute.

Telstra Foxtel Bundles

In partnership with Foxtel, Telstra has some hot entertainment bundles available on some premium plans. Though the key difference is that some come with Foxtel Now, a streaming service, and some come with good ole TV-based Foxtel.

  • $99 gets you Foxtel Now, while $130+ gets you traditional Foxtel – some packs even include Sports packs.

This means you get 30+ channels of entertainment, 30+ channels of sport and more! Below are some plans available:

How does Telstra compare to other NBN providers?

Telstra has some pretty tasty-looking plans, but the fact is you may have to pay close to $100 to get unlimited data when some other providers offer similar plans for half the price.

Telstra NBN Compared

If you’re looking for unlimited data there are cheaper options, but the big blue telco still has its merits. At just under $100 a month for unlimited data it’s not the most price competitive telco, but Telstra Air hotspots and entertainment options may be enough to sway some.

  • Unlimited Telstra NBN starts out at NBN 50, and speed boosts begin at $30 extra, which is about double what most other providers offer.

As you can see in the table below, a number of providers can offer top tier NBN at a cheaper price than Telstra, but Telstra does provide entertainment packs as well, which should be taken into consideration. Compared to Foxtel broadband, it’s about neck and neck.

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

Gold Unlimited

  • NBN 100 speed
  • $69 Upfront

min. cost $157.90 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $88.90Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Ultimate

  • Premium 100/40 speed
  • Plan + $79.95 activation upfront

min. cost 179.94

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $99.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Unlimited Premium plan

  • Premium Evening Speed(NBN100/40)
  • $1 Upfront

min. cost $2,040.76 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $84.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Unlimited NBN Plan (no contract)

  • NBN Premium Evening Speed
  • $150 Upfront

min. cost $249 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $99.00Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
Exetel

NBN Premium Unlimited

  • NBN Premium Evening Speed (NBN100/40)
  • $0 Upfront

min. cost $89.99 over 1 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $89.99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Unlimited NBN Broadband + Entertainment Bundle

  • (100/40) NBN Premium Evening Speed

min. cost $3004 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $121.00Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Is Telstra NBN worth the money?

Telstra has recently streamlined its NBN plans in the wake of controversy surrounding speeds and pricing. This affected not just Telstra but quite a few other telcos – and there are sure to be more telcos in the future. Telstra has also recently introduced its first unlimited plans, but at an entry price a lot higher than some smaller providers.

  • Even with the higher prices there may still be ‘safety in numbers’, choosing Australia’s largest provider over some smaller guys.
  • Telstra’s entertainment options are also tough to beat.

Telstra is more than just broadband – it’s a whole ‘entertainment’ company in its partnership with Foxtel. Customers who like TV and sport may find merit in splurging for a Telstra Foxtel bundle, which few other providers can match in terms of all out entertainment value. Telstra proves time and time again it’s not just about a cheap price – it wants to take care of the whole house’s entertainment needs.

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