It’s a great time to be looking for a broadband plan in Australia. With the rollout of the nbn in full swing, new providers have stepped onto the scene, adding an element of competition that has seen some fierce competition. Where ISPs were once complacent, they now have to compete to get your attention and your hard-earned dollars. One of the benefits has been an increase in value-adding extras in the form of bundles. Once a footnote on the ISP sales sheet, the humble bundle deal is now at the forefront. Ain’t competition great?
When once your broadband plan was focused solely on price and data caps, there’s now a whole lot more to consider. Not only are the nbn speed tiers making their presence felt, but providers are now acknowledging that different people use the internet in different ways. The five ISP bundles featured here are all about the extra stuff. Just what kind of stuff depends on what you’re really looking for in a package.
Let’s take a look at what’s on offer.
Internet + calls
If you’re the sort of person who loves to sit on the phone for hours and chat with friends – and especially if most of those friends are on mobile phones – you’ll appreciate the bundles from several providers that take all the worry out of both the phone and internet bill in one neat little package for a fixed monthly fee.
Internet + entertainment
If you’re entertainment-minded, you can turn your attention to the grand streaming TV battle, involving the likes of Fetch TV, Netflix, Telstra TV, and Foxtel. ISPs are battling it out on the front and want to give you broadband to stream and a subscription to watch it on. Most offerings seem to have become far more focused in recent times, providing sensible solutions at a great price, and acknowledging that with the rise of Netflix, Stan and Foxtel Now, people are using more data than ever before.
Internet + cool gadgets
Once upon a time, ISPs used to hook up your internet and leave you to it. These days, every provider offers an nbn-ready modem with their bundles. To try and stand out of the pack, the quick ones are stepping up their offerings, including devices like set-top boxes, smart modems and more.