While the name has been known Australia-wide for decades as the dominant force in high quality pay TV, Foxtel has long recognised that a connected world is just as important for users of their service as it is for everyone else. With the advanced iQ3 and iQ4 boxes in millions of homes and a new emphasis on the on-demand features of Foxtel’s service such as FoxFlicks and Fox Showcase, Foxtel is best paired with a fast, reliable broadband connection. Foxtel Broadband makes that both easy and affordable by bundling both together.
What Makes Foxtel Broadband Unique?
Keeping very much in mind the need to back up the Foxtel satellite service with broadband that wouldn’t get in the way of the user experience, Foxtel Broadband has aimed for several things that all of its plans have in common, with no exceptions. For starters, every single Foxtel Broadband plan offers unlimited data, so there’s no need to worry about running out when you’re streaming the thousands of hours of movies and shows available on your iQ box. Every plan also includes a home phone line with unlimited standard local and national calls. Foxtel Broadband is also officially YouTube HD Verified, meaning less buffering and superior HD streaming.
- Up to 9Mbps Basic Evening
- Unlimited Data
- NBN 12™ Fixed Line
Foxtel Broadband Plans for New Customers
Whether you are still on ADSL or have access to the NBN, you’ll find four different Foxtel Broadband plans to choose from that all revolve around the Foxtel channel pack selections you decide that you want. Your options include:
This gives you 45 entertainment channels that range from news and documentaries to drama and lifestyle, an instant expansion for your TV life.
Sports HD Bundle
This bundle takes those 45 entertainment channels and adds the acclaimed suite of Foxtel’s sports channels, along with an upgrade to high definition for crisp, clear action. This bundle includes access to the new 4K channel, too!
For those more into all things dramatic, this bundle gives you access to Foxtel’s premium drama channels – including live and streaming access to Fox Showcase, the home of HBO and dozens of other premium shows, all available to binge on demand whenever you like.
Every channel that Foxtel has to offer, more than 90 of them ranging from sports to docos to movies to drama to lifestyle, with HD included and the full range of on-demand streaming direct to your iQ. If you’re after the works, this bundle is the best bet as it also discounts the broadband component.
Foxtel Broadband Plans for Existing Customers
If you’ve already got Foxtel installed, and wish you could take advantage of what is a great price for unlimited, fast broadband, you’re in luck. Foxtel Broadband also has a pair of options for current Foxtel customers that lets you add broadband on to your service – along with the home phone with unlimited local and national calls.
For Customers with Any Foxtel Plan
The Unlimited broadband bundle for existing customers gives you broadband and home phone on top of your current TV package, on a 24-month contract.
For Platinum Customers
If you’re a Platinum HD subscriber, the news is even better – you can add that same unlimited broadband and phone service to your existing plan with no lock-in contract and no set-up costs. That’s a superb price for unlimited broadband on NBN or ADSL.
The Foxtel Broadband Wi-Fi Modem
Included with all plans, Foxtel Broadband’s custom-designed Wi-Fi modem is specifically designed for seamless streaming of video to multiple users and is built with speed and ease of use in mind. It completes the package, so you’ll have everything you need to be up and running in no time.
Which Foxtel Box Do You Get?
If you’re a new customer and getting Foxtel for the very first time, you’ll be sent the very latest iQ4 box, an advanced digital video recorder that also functions as a streaming video hub for all of Foxtel’s on-demand content. With full support for 4K, ten digital tuners so you can record multiple channels at once while watching another, and easy Bluetooth remote control, it’s an iQ that was built for broadband.
Contacting Foxtel Broadband
If you’ve got questions about the various Foxtel Broadband plans, availability in your area or anything else you might need to know, just get in touch with the Foxtel Broadband customer service team on 1300 130 799 from 9am to 7pm weekdays or 10am to 6pm Saturdays. If you’re an existing customer and want information on your current service or the options you have to upgrade it, call customer support direct on 131 999.
Foxtel Broadband Review: Is It for You?
You can see what our reviewing team thought of Foxtel Broadband’s current offering by checking out our review here.
Foxtel Broadband FAQs
What Speeds Are Available on a Foxtel Broadband NBN Service?
The standard speed offered with the Foxtel Broadband plans listed here is what the company calls Plus Speed, a NBN 50 connection with a stated typical evening speed of 45.7 Mbps, suitable for streaming 4K video and fast downloading and uploading. Optionally, an upgrade to Premium Speed may be available depending on your connection type, for a small additional charge. To find out if you’re eligible, call 131 999. Premium Speed is a NBN 100 connection with a typical evening speed of 86.7 Mbps.
What Network Does Foxtel Broadband Use?
For ADSL connections, Foxtel Broadband’s service is provided directly through Telstra’s extensive ADSL network, providing reliable, fast access. For NBN, Foxtel Broadband leverages the wider Telstra network for the best possible speed and connectivity.
Are International and Mobile Calls Available?
Yes – you can purchase additional call packs to meet your needs if you’re going to be making a lot of calls to mobile phones within Australia or calling internationally. The mobile calls pack costs $20 per month and provides unlimited calls to mobiles, while the International Calling Pack offers discounted international calls to landlines in 25 destinations and mobiles in 5 destinations, for $10 per month.