TPG has fast become one of the premier internet service providers (ISPs) in Australia, with more than two million internet customers across the country. Behind Telstra, it is the second-largest telco in the country thanks to its acquisition of iiNet and its subsidiaries. In the NBN space, TPG’s size does not mean it has lost touch with consumers, delivering competitive plans across three speed tiers. Review the plans below and see how they stack up to the NBN competition.
TPG NBN Plans
TPG has quite a few NBN plans across three different speed tiers – NBN 12, 50 and 100 – consisting of, with unlimited data generally starting at less than $60 a month.
TPG has made moves to pack more in for a cheaper price, cutting out NBN 25 plans in favour of NBN 50 plans at no additional charge. Generally speaking, speed tier jumps are around $10-$20 extra per month – as are home phone calling packs. The premium NBN 100 plan for around $110 comes with unlimited international calls to 11 countries plus 500 minutes to India, packing a lot in for expats or phone fiends.
- Wi-Fi modems are included on all plans – $0 set-up for 18 month contracts and $99.95 set-up for month-to-month contracts.
- It should also be noted that evening speeds denote times between 7pm-11pm when connections likely experience a major slowdown due to congestion.
Overall, TPG packs a fair bit in, and unless you’re on an extreme budget or you know that you’re a light user, unlimited data costs not too much more than plans with data caps. Here’s a selection of the more popular TPG NBN plans:
|Brand||Features||Max Data**/billing period||Advertised Cost^^/billing period|
min. cost $1,109.82 over 18 months
Starter Unlimited with Home Phone
min. cost $1,289.82 over 18 months
min. cost $1,289.82 over 18 months
min. cost $1,649.82 over 18 months
Superfast Unlimited with Home Phone
min. cost $2,009.82 over 18 months
|View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue||**^^View important information|
How does TPG NBN compare to other providers?
With the revision of its plans to have NBN 50 at only around $10 more expensive than NBN 12, TPG competes very well in a sea of low-cost providers. There are over 100 NBN providers out there, and while it’s nearly impossible to list all of them, TPG does compete pretty well on the whole. Other providers offering similar plans include:
While there are a few changes here and there, the going rate for unlimited data is about $60 a month, with some providers slightly cheaper and others slightly dearer. Other than data, you’ll also have to consider contracts, setup fees, cancellation fees, home phone packs, entertainment options and more.
Is a TPG NBN plan worth the money?
TPG’s NBN plans compare extremely well to its main rivals – Optus and Telstra – but do tend to be about $10 more expensive per month than the cheapest of the cheap. However, TPG still has some of the most competitive plans out there, all backed with the confidence with choosing a big company.
- At under $70 for NBN 50 and under $90 for NBN 100, TPG is one of the more competitive providers at the faster speed tiers.
As with all providers, it pays to also have a look at modem costs and set-up fees. While TPG’s month to month plans come with a $99.95 fee, this takes care of the modem. Other providers may ‘double dip’ – charging both for set-up and a modem. In any case, it pays to look at more than just the monthly price. TPG is one of the biggest providers in Australia and remains one of the most competitive. Still, it doesn’t hurt to look at other providers.