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 Mate, 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, 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

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 Drama or Sport package. Telstra’s expansive network is first-rate, too, and the bundle is also available via their cable service.

Telstra Plans

Core Internet Plan + Foxtel Drama
  • Up to 20Mbps Standard Evening
  • 200GB Data
  • NBN 25™ Fixed Line
$105/mth
Min Cost - $2,259 when you stay connected to the internet for 24 months and Foxtel from Telstra for 12 months (incl $99 connection fee)

Core Internet Plan + Foxtel Sport
  • Up to 20Mbps Standard Evening
  • 200GB Data
  • NBN 25™ Fixed Line
$114/mth
Min Cost - $2,367 when you stay connected to the internet for 24 months and Foxtel from Telstra for 12 months (incl $99 connection fee)

Core Internet Plan + Telstra TV
  • Up to 20Mbps Standard Evening
  • 200GB Data
  • NBN 25™ Fixed Line
$84/mth
Min Cost - $2,115 if you stay connected for 24 mths (incl $99 connection fee)

Unlimited Internet Plan + Foxtel Sport
  • Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
$129/mth
Min Cost - $2,727 when you stay connected to the internet for 24 months and Foxtel from Telstra for 12 months (incl $99 connection fee)

Unlimited Internet Plan + Foxtel Drama
  • Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
$120/mth
Min Cost - $2,619 when you stay connected to the internet for 24 months and Foxtel from Telstra for 12 months (incl $99 connection fee)

Unlimited Internet Plan + Telstra TV
  • Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
$99/mth
Min Cost - $2,475 when you stay connected for 24 mths (incl $99 connection fee)

#2: Southern Phone 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 — with the option of either NBN or ADSL — home phone and mobile. The NBN triple bundle (running on NBN50) is offered at $96/month, which includes unlimited data with a Wi-FI modem included, plus 3GB 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!

Southern Phone Plans

Kids Safe Bundle NBN
  • Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
$99/mth
Min Cost - $2,376 over 24 months

ADSL Triple Bundle Large
  • Speeds Vary
  • 1000GB Data
  • ADSL2+
$105.95/mth
Min Cost - $2,556.80 over 24 months

NBN Unlimited Triple Bundle
  • Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
$96/mth
Min Cost - $2,304 over 24 months

#3: MyRepublic Premium Bundles

MyRepublic offers some of the best internet deals in Australia with its high-speed plans at affordable rates and flexible contract terms. Their premium NBN plans that are optimised for gaming and anything that requires fast internet are what set them apart. From $94.95 per month, you already get yourself an unlimited plan configured on NBN100 with typical evening speeds of 83Mbps and that includes a home phone with pay as you go calls. 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.

MyRepublic Plans

Unlimited Premium Month to Month
  • Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 100™ Fixed Line
$94.95/mth
$94.95 for first 12 months, $99.95 thereafter
Min Cost - $94.95 over 1 month

Unlimited Premium 12 Months BYO
  • Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 100™ Fixed Line
$89.95/mth
$89.95 for first 12 months, $94.95 thereafter
Min Cost - $1,079.40 over 12 months

Unlimited Premium 12 Months
  • Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 100™ Fixed Line
$94.95/mth
$94.95 for first 12 months, $99.95 thereafter
Min Cost - $1,150.40 over 12 months (inc modem and $10 P&H)

Gamer Pro Premium Flexi
  • Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 100™ Fixed Line
$99.95/mth
$99.95 for first 12 months, $104.95 thereafter
Min Cost - $99.95 over 1 month

Gamer Pro Premium 12 Months
  • Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 100™ Fixed Line
$99.95/mth
$99.95 for first 12 months, $104.95 thereafter
Min Cost - Min cost $1210.40 over 12 months (inc modem and $10 P&H)

#4: Belong Broadband Bundles

Belong’s charm comes from its value for money unlimited broadband plans with no activation fees and the capacity to choose between month-to-month and 12-month contract terms. For only $70/month with no lock-in contract, you score Belong’s Unlimited NBN50 plan with average download speeds of up to 40Mbps. While Belong doesn’t specifically offer any bundles as of present, signing up for any of its internet plans does include a free mobile credit worth $80. This somehow adds a mobile plan into either your NBN or ADSL plan at no extra costs. It’ll be easy to maintain Belong’s mobile service since unlimited plans start at only $10/month.

Belong Plans

NBN Standard Plus Month to Month
  • Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
$70/mth
Min Cost - $130

NBN Premium Month to Month
  • Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 100™ Fixed Line
$95/mth
Min Cost - $155

NBN Standard Plus 12 Month Contract
  • Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
$65/mth
Min Cost - $780 over 12 months

ADSL 100GB 12 Month Contract
  • Speeds Vary
  • 100GB Data
  • ADSL2+
$55/mth
Min Cost - $660 over 12 months

ADSL 100GB Month to Month
  • Speeds Vary
  • 100GB Data
  • ADSL2+
$60/mth
Min Cost - $120

#5: Tangerine NBN Bundles

Tangerine’s unlimited broadband plans with no lock-in contract plus no setup fees are a big reason for the telco’s popularity. To further take advantage of their awesome service, you can sign up for the unlimited NBN and bundle it up with unlimited local, national and mobile calls within Australia. All NBN bundles with home phones are at $64.90, $69.90, and $89.90 per month, depending on the speed tier. These prices include a $10 monthly discount for the first six months. All bundles include unlimited data plus unlimited local, national calls, and mobile calls in Australia. There’s also a 14-day risk-free trial, letting you put your toe in the water before you decide.

Tangerine Plans

NBN UNLIMITED Bundle - XXL SPEED BOOST
  • Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 100™ Fixed Line
$89.90/mth
Min Cost - $89.90 for 6 months, then $99.90 ongoing

NBN UNLIMITED Bundle - XL SPEED BOOST
  • Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
$69.90/mth
Min Cost - $69.90 for 6 months, then $79.90 ongoing

NBN UNLIMITED Bundle - STANDARD SPEED
  • Up to 20Mbps Standard Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 25™ Fixed Line
$64.90/mth
Min Cost - $64.90 for 6 months, then $74.90 ongoing

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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