Choosing the best Broadband Bundle right for you


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It’s a great time to be looking for a broadband plan in Australia, with many providers bundling entertainment, phone, and electricity services into their broadband plans. Depending on what you want bundled will depend on which provider is best for you.

Why Broadband Bundles are Worth the Hype

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 plan. If you’re entertainment-minded, you can turn your attention to the grand battle between Telstra and Foxtel. They’re battling it out on the streaming TV front and want to give you a device to watch it on.

Or, if you’re the sort of person who loves to sit on the phone for hours chatting to 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 like MyRepublic, Southern Phone and Telstra.

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, Foxtel Now and Kayo and new contender BINGE people are using more data than ever before.

Top 5 Broadband Bundles to Check Out

There’s a lot of bundles across several Australian providers, but not a lot of them actually deliver the goods for the price you want. We’ve handpicked the best five that you can choose from and without further ado, let’s take a look at the current offers that most definitely are hypeworthy:

#1: Telstra Entertainment Bundle + Free BINGE

Telstra’s Unlimited Broadband + Telstra TV bundle really delivers. For just $99/month, you get unlimited data, landline rental with unlimited calls, the latest Telstra Smart Modem with 4G backup, and the Telstra TV 3. This brilliant little box has a fine pedigree – it’s actually the acclaimed Roku streaming box that’s hugely popular in the US. It’s an app-based device that has support for all the major players – like Netflix and Stan. Telstra TV is also one of the only devices that currently supports viewing Foxtel Now in HD, making it a valuable addition to any household that doesn’t want (or can’t get) cable or satellite TV.

Plus, signing up for a Telstra broadband plan also makes it easier to bundle it with other entertainment options, such as adding the Foxtel from Telstra Sports HD or Movies HD + Foxtel Plus bundles. Telstra’s expansive network is first-rate, too, and the bundle is also available via their cable service. Looking for more value? Signing up to Telstra gets you a free connection fee that’ll normally cost you $99 and as a postpaid consumer you also get 3 months of free BINGE streaming. Telstra was also Australia’s #1 NBN provider for streaming Netflix from January 2019 to February 2020.

Telstra Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Telstra TV + Unlimited Data
  • Free BINGE Standard for 3 months
  • 25,000 Telstra Plus Bonus Points
  • Telstra TV + Unlimited Data
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 50Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
  • Buy online: no connection fee
  • #1 provider to stream Netflix
  • $99/mth
$99/mth
Min Cost - $2,376 when you stay connected for 24 months, and may change if the month-to-month plan price changes. New customers only.

Telstra TV + 500GB Data
  • Free BINGE Standard for 3 months
  • Telstra TV + 500GB Data
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 25Mbps Standard Evening
  • 500GB Data
  • NBN 25™ Fixed Line
  • 25,000 Telstra Plus Bonus Points
  • Buy online: no connection fee
  • $84/mth
$84/mth
Min Cost - $2,016 when you stay connected for 24 months, and may change if the month-to-month plan price changes.

Foxtel Sports HD + 500GB Data
  • Buy online: no connection fee
  • Discounted Sports HD + Foxtel Plus for first 12 mths
  • Foxtel Sports HD + 500GB Data
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 25Mbps Standard Evening
  • 500GB Data
  • NBN 25™ Fixed Line
  • #1 provider to stream Netflix
  • Foxtel Plus with 50+ channels of entertainment and drama & 12 HD Sports channels
  • $125/mth
$125/mth
Min Cost - $2,135 (incl $285 Foxtel install & box costs) when you stay connected to the internet for 24 months and Foxtel from Telstra for 1 month

Foxtel Movies HD + Unlimited Data
  • Discounted Movies HD + Foxtel Plus for first 12 mths
  • Buy online: no connection fee
  • Foxtel Movies HD + Unlimited Data
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 50Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
  • #1 provider to stream Netflix
  • Foxtel Plus with 50+ channels of entertainment and drama & 10 HD movie channels
  • $140/mth
$140/mth
Min Cost - $2,375 on the first 12 months (incl $285 Foxtel install & box costs) when you stay connected to the internet for 24 months and Foxtel from Telstra for 1 month. New customers only.

Foxtel Sports HD + Unlimited Data
  • Discounted Sports HD + Foxtel Plus for first 12 mths
  • Buy online: no connection fee
  • Foxtel Sports HD + Unlimited Data
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 50Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
  • #1 provider to stream Netflix
  • Foxtel Plus with 50+ channels of entertainment and drama & 12 HD Sports channels
  • $140/mth
$140/mth
Min Cost - $2,375 on the first 12 months (incl $285 Foxtel install & box costs) when you stay connected to the internet for 24 months and Foxtel from Telstra for 1 month. New customers only.

Foxtel Movies HD + 500GB Data
  • Buy online: no connection fee
  • Discounted Movies HD + Foxtel Plus for first 12 mths
  • Foxtel Movies HD + 500GB Data
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 25Mbps Standard Evening
  • 500GB Data
  • NBN 25™ Fixed Line
  • #1 provider to stream Netflix
  • Foxtel Plus with 50+ channels of entertainment and drama & 10 HD movie channels
  • $125/mth
$125/mth
Min Cost - $2,135 (incl $285 Foxtel install & box costs) when you stay connected to the internet for 24 months and Foxtel from Telstra for 1 month

Last audited 18 November 2020

#2: Southern Phone NBN Triple Bundle

Aside from making it more accessible for those from regional areas in the country to get internet, Southern Phone is also making it easier to get connected with their Triple Bundle offer. This bundle already covers your broadband, home phone, and mobile. The NBN triple bundle (running on NBN50) is offered at $105/month, which includes unlimited data with a Wi-FI modem included, plus 5GB mobile data with unlimited call and text, and unlimited local, national, and mobile calls for your home phone. If you’re looking for a bundle that’s affordable and practical, and if you also happen to live in more far-flung areas in the country, then Southern Phone’s Triple Bundle is definitely for you! If you don’t need a mobile plan, Southern Phone also offers NBN bundles with just the basics – internet and home phone starting at only $60/month.

Southern Phone Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
NBN Basic Bundle
  • Inc. $5/mth Discount
  • NBN Basic Bundle
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Up to 12Mbps Basic Evening
  • 100GB Data
  • NBN 12™ Fixed Line
  • Internet & home phone
  • Unlimited local & national calls
  • $60/mth
$60/mth
Min Cost - $1,440 Min. cost over 24 months

NBN Basic Unlimited Bundle
  • Inc. $5/mth Discount
  • NBN Basic Unlimited Bundle
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Up to 12Mbps Basic Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 12™ Fixed Line
  • Internet & home phone
  • Unlimited local & national calls
  • $70/mth
$70/mth
Min Cost - $1,680 Min. cost over 24 months

NBN Unlimited Triple Bundle
  • 5GB mobile data
  • NBN Unlimited Triple Bundle
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Up to 50Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
  • Internet, mobile & home phone
  • Unlimited mobile talk & text
  • $105/mth
$105/mth
Min Cost - $2,520 over 24 months

Kids Safe Bundle NBN
  • Kids Safe Bundle NBN
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Up to 50Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
  • Family Zone Box included
  • Calls to 13 numbers: 40c per call
  • $99/mth
$99/mth
Min Cost - $2,376 over 24 months

Last audited 18 November 2020

#3: MyRepublic NBN100 Bundles

MyRepublic offers some of the best internet deals in Australia with its high-speed plans at affordable rates and flexible contract terms. Their top-speed NBN plans that are optimised for gaming and anything that requires fast internet are what set them apart. From $89 per month, you already get yourself an unlimited plan configured on NBN100/20Mbps with typical evening speeds of 83Mbps and that includes a landline. From time to time, MyRepublic also offers monthly discounts of up to $5/month, which can substantially lower your monthly fees so it’s best to keep an eye on their latest deals. You can choose between a month-to-month plan or a 12-month contract one, though with 12 months you can score their WiFi modem for only $1. If you’re an avid gamer, you can just add $10 per month and you’re all set. You get a static IP address, custom routing and live latency tracking plus other gamer perks. For larger households that require heavy data use, MyRepublic’s newly launched Unlimited Home Superfast 250/25Mbps plans are worth checking out at $109/month.

MyRepublic Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Unlimited 100/20Mbps Flexi
  • Unlimited 100/20Mbps Flexi
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 100Mbps Premium Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 100™ Fixed Line
  • BYO Modem
  • Great plan for a larger household
  • $89/mth
$89/mth
Min Cost - $89 over 1 month

Unlimited NBN 250/25Mbps 12 Months
  • AC1600 Modem for only $1
  • Unlimited NBN 250/25Mbps 12 Months
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Up to 100Mbps Premium Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 100™ Fixed Line
  • Unlimited data on 250/25Mbps
  • Up to 150Mbps typical evening speed
  • $109/mth
$109/mth
Min Cost - $1,319 over 12 months (inc modem and $10 P&H)

Gamer Pro Premium Flexi
  • Gamer Pro Premium Flexi
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 100Mbps Premium Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 100™ Fixed Line
  • BYO Modem
  • Optimised network for Gaming
  • $109/mth
$109/mth
Min Cost - $109 over 1 month

Gamer Pro Premium 12 Months
  • AC1600 Modem for only $1
  • Gamer Pro Premium 12 Months
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Up to 100Mbps Premium Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 100™ Fixed Line
  • Optimised network for Gaming
  • Gamer perks
  • $109/mth
$109/mth
Min Cost - Min cost $1,319 over 12 months (inc modem and $10 P&H)

Unlimited 100/20Mbps 12 Months
  • AC1600 Modem for only $1
  • Unlimited 100/20Mbps 12 Months
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Up to 100Mbps Premium Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 100™ Fixed Line
  • Great plan for a larger household
  • Stream content in HD & 4K
  • $89/mth
$89/mth
Min Cost - $1,079 over 12 months (inc modem and $10 P&H)

Last audited 18 November 2020

#4: activ8me NBN Bundles

As one of Australia’s largest satellite NBN broadband providers, activ8me simplifies offerings with Sky Muster, as well as NBN fixed wireless and fiber plans. Sky Muster plans start with the 150GB plan (15GB peak, 135GB off peak) at $34.95 per month and configured on the 12/1Mbps speed tier. For the largest offered data, you can choose the 250GB plan (90GB peak, 160GB off peak) at $89.95 per month. You can also get the 25/5Mbps speed upgrade with the Sky Muster Plus plans from $59.95 per month. All Sky Muster plans have $0 setup fee regardless of your contract term. NBN plans, meanwhile, start from $59.95 per month with 100GB data and running on NBN50. With NBN, customers have the option to go month-to-month with an upfront cost of $98 or sign up for a 6-month contract to have it waived. Phone bundling is also available with VoIP from $5 per month (pay as you go). Better yet, score unlimited local, national, and mobile calls for a $20 extra monthly fee.

activ8me Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
NBN Sky Muster - 150GB Standard
  • PlayOn Cloud free for 3 months
  • NBN Sky Muster - 150GB Standard
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 12Mbps Basic Evening
  • 150GB Data
  • NBN 12™ Satellite
  • 15GB peak, 135GB off peak data
  • No excess usage
  • $34.95/mth
$34.95/mth
Min Cost - $34.95 per month

NBN Sky Muster - 200GB Standard
  • PlayOn Cloud free for 3 months
  • NBN Sky Muster - 200GB Standard
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 12Mbps Basic Evening
  • 200GB Data
  • NBN 12™ Satellite
  • 65GB peak, 135GB off peak data
  • No excess usage
  • $49.95/mth
$49.95/mth
Min Cost - $49.95 per month

NBN Sky Muster - 225GB Standard
  • PlayOn Cloud free for 3 months
  • NBN Sky Muster - 225GB Standard
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 12Mbps Basic Evening
  • 225GB Data
  • NBN 12™ Satellite
  • 80GB peak, 145GB off peak data
  • No excess usage
  • $64.95/mth
$64.95/mth
Min Cost - $64.95 per month

NBN Sky Muster - 250GB Standard
  • PlayOn Cloud free for 3 months
  • NBN Sky Muster - 250GB Standard
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 12Mbps Basic Evening
  • 250GB Data
  • NBN 12™ Satellite
  • 90GB peak, 160GB off peak data
  • No excess usage
  • $89.95/mth
$89.95/mth
Min Cost - $89.95 per month

Last audited 18 November 2020

#5: iPrimus Broadband Bundles

iPrimus’ charm comes from its value for money unlimited broadband plans the capacity to choose between month-to-month and 12-month contract terms. From only $70/month with 12-month or no lock-in contract, you score their Unlimited NBN25 plan with average sampled evening speed of 20Mbps. All of iPrimus’ broadband plans are also bundled with an included landline connection with pay as you go calls. Best of all, unlimited data plans can be bundled with entertainment courtesy of Fetch from only $10/month. That already includes a free channel pack of your choosing. For greater speed, they recently launched the Home Superfast NBN250 plan, which starts at $130 per month.

iPrimus Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
250GB nbn25 12 Months
  • 250GB nbn25 12 Months
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Up to 25Mbps Standard Evening
  • 250GB Data
  • NBN 25™ Fixed Line
  • Setup fee included + modem
  • Landline w/ pay as you go calls
  • $65/mth
$65/mth
Min Cost - $795 over 12 months ($15 P&H included)

Unlimited Data nbn100 12 Months
  • Unlimited Data nbn100 12 Months
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Up to 100Mbps Premium Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 100™ Fixed Line
  • Landline w/ pay as you go calls
  • Add Fetch from $10/mth with 1 free channel pack
  • $90/mth
$90/mth
Min Cost - $1095 over 12 months ($15 P&H included)

Unlimited Data nbn50 Month to Month
  • Unlimited Data nbn50 Month to Month
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 50Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
  • Landline w/ pay as you go calls
  • Add Fetch from $10/mth with 1 free channel pack
  • $75/mth
$75/mth
Min Cost - $189 over 1 month ($99 setup & modem + $15 P&H included)

Unlimited Data nbn50 12 Months
  • Unlimited Data nbn50 12 Months
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Up to 50Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
  • Landline w/ pay as you go calls
  • Add Fetch from $10/mth with 1 free channel pack
  • $75/mth
$75/mth
Min Cost - $915 over 12 months ($15 P&H included)

Unlimited Data nbn25 Month to Month
  • Unlimited Data nbn25 Month to Month
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 25Mbps Standard Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 25™ Fixed Line
  • Landline w/ pay as you go calls
  • Add Fetch from $10/mth with 1 free channel pack
  • $70/mth
$70/mth
Min Cost - $184 over 1 month ($99 setup & modem + $15 P&H included)

Last audited 18 November 2020

Which Broadband Bundle is Right For You?

Getting the right bundle means determining what your priorities are. If streaming entertainment is part of your day to day, then it’s reasonable to go for the one that offers exactly that. If you still consider making phone calls on the landline a grand necessity, a lot of ISPs today bundle their internet plans with a home phone that provide unlimited calls to local, national, mobile and even international numbers. With so many options out there, it’s really easy to get a simplified connection with all your basic needs organised in a single account. Not only is it convenient, it also gives you a great deal of savings in the long run.

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