Telco's NBN Plans

I spoke with Karl this morning on the Today Show about the various plans you can get from our three top Telcos when the National Broadband Network (NBN) rolls out. As you can see, there are varying plans, and none two are the same. At first glance the speed of iiNet’s offerings may not be as good, but they offer more gigabytes and there is no set up charge, although it must be pointed out that the more you pay the better the speeds. However, higher speeds are what Optus and Telstra offer with all of their plans. Telstra is at pains to point out that its joining fees are for its standalone plans – it expect most people to switch across with a NBN/phone bundle and they include free install and free wifi modem. Although, with more people opting out of having a land line, this could be an expensive exercise if you just want the broadband package.

This really is a horses for course situation – you’ll probably want one of the higher end packages if you have a couple of teenagers still at school or heading to University, or one of the lesser packages if you have a smaller household.

OPTUS: $49.99/m (This is a $39.99 plan but for an extra $10 you get more speed)
Speed (mbps): 50/20
Download: 40GB
Cost/Month: $49.99
Setup charge: $79
Contract: 24 Months

IINET: $49.95/m
Speed(mbps): 12/1Download: 40GB
Cost/Month: $49.95
Setup charge: $0.00
Contract: 24 months

TELSTRA: $49.99/m
Speed(mbps): 25/5
Download: 50GB
Cost/Month: $49.99
Setup charge: $349
Contract: 24 months

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OPTUS: $59.99/m
Speed(mbps): 25/5
Download: 120GB
Cost/Month: $59.99
Setup charge: $79
Contract: 24 months

IINET: $59.95/m
Speed(mbps): 12/1
Download: 200GB
Cost/Month: $59.95
Setup charge: $0.00
Contract: 24 months

TELSTRA: $59.99/m
Speed(mbps): 100/40
Download: 50GB
Cost/Month: $59.99
Setup charge: $349
Contract: 24 months

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OPTUS: $79.99/m
Speed(mbps): 25/5
Download: 500GB
Cost/Month: $79.99
Setup charge: $79
Contract: 24 Months

IINET: $79.95/m
Speed(mbps): 100/40
Download: 200GB
Cost/Month: $79.95
Setup charge: $0.00
Contract: 24 months

TELSTRA: $79.99/m
Speed(mbps): 100/40Download: 200GB
Cost/Month: $79.99
Setup charge: $349
Contract: 24 months