Introducing iPrimus Broadband
At the start of Australia’s telecommunications revolution, we went from one provider to two with the arrival of Optus, and then a new name appeared in the market — Primus. Originally owned by the American company of the same name — in more recent years it became 100% Australian – Primus and their broadband internet arm iPrimus, shook things up. For home phone and internet they brought real competition on price and quality of service. Two decades later, iPrimus is one of our most recognised internet providers.
What makes iPrimus unique?
Primus offers ADSL and NBN internet connections, all bundled with home phone service and unlimited landline calls. They pioneered this long before everyone else started offering similar deals. What iPrimus brings is its pedigree as a top-tier internet provider. They have direct access to the data centres that host everything from your software downloads to your Netflix streams. They’ve been frequently upgrading their network to keep up with the ever-increasing demand of a connected age.
Moreover, the telco diligently adapts to the changing needs of their subscribers, which is why mobile plans are newly part of iPrimus’ extensive product lineup. This is in addition to the company’s collaboration with Fetch TVin order to provide the best kind of entertainment to their customers.
Even better, signing up to iPrimus broadband plans means you can take advantage of the many perks that come with your subscription. With this, customers can choose the sign-up bonus that they need the most — pause the internet for some quality respite or even get a free data boost to unlimited once a year. And if you’re not satisfied with an unlimited data supercharged plan, you can leave without any penalties within the first 30 days. iPrimus’ NBN and ADSL selections come in either 100GB or unlimited plans.
Your home phone with iPrimus
If you still want a landline phone at home, fear not — iPrimus broadband was the first independent provider to put its own hardware into phone exchanges. This gave customers a dedicated phone line at a lower cost, and they still use that hardware today for ADSL connections where it’s available. On the NBN, your home phone service is moved to the new network, where it works like a normal home phone — just running over a more advanced network. Regardless of the iPrimus plan or connection type you choose, your home phone service is included, with unlimited calls to landlines in Australia.
The mobile plans under iPrimus are packed with value — that means unlimited talk and text, international minutes to selected countries, and huge data for as low as $35/month. Mobile plans are BYO and on a 12-month term, for which customers can enjoy a super fast network courtesy of the Optus 3G and 4G networks, with no activation fees. With the telco’s Basic plan, which already includes 18GB of data, iPrimus sure spoils their customers with more data for browsing, streaming, and video calling.
Among other key features, iPrimus also delivers a value-for-money entertainment bundle with Fetch. Available on a 24-month contract, the telco’s unlimited data plus entertainment costs $100/month (NBN 12). You can choose for a speed upgrade (NBN 50) for an additional $10/month. Of course, the bundle includes a Fetch Mighty set-top box and your choice of one premium channel pack, which makes for an excellent source of recreation. If you go for the supercharged tier, you’ll even get unlimited standard national calls.
iPrimus + Fetch TV
There used to be two providers in Australia offering the Fetch TV service with broadband connections — and iPrimus became the third. This hugely popular and acclaimed service runs on a broadband-connected set-top box. It provides everything from high definition digital TV reception, to digital video recording, to streaming services — and can offer 35 premium channels ranging from the BBC to MTV for a low monthly cost.
Plans with Fetch TV
iPrimus Broadband Reviews
With an emphasis on quality over price-cutting – but still offering solid value – iPrimus is a great choice if you want the backbone of your broadband service fast and reliable.
Does iPrimus provide the modem/router?
Yes, with all iPrimus connections, whether ADSL or NBN, you’ll get a high quality gigabit wireless modem/router made by Huawei. On a two-year contract there’s no charge for the device. If you want to sign up for a shorter term, there’s a small charge. It’s also pre-configured to support the iPrimus VOIP-based phone service on the NBN, so you can plug your existing phone into it and start calling.
Is iPrimus good for gaming?
Yes – thanks to the connections iPrimus has with the backbone of the Australian internet. Rather than your data running through third-party ISPs, you get connected almost directly to the server. Some of the biggest titles on the market are mere milliseconds away!
What about Netflix and Stan?
Just like it is for gaming, iPrimus connects directly to streaming services at the data centre. This means Netflix, Stan and other streaming providers can get data to you incredibly fast. On a fast NBN connection you won’t notice slow quality ramp-up to full HD – the stream is HD from the start. For fans of the streaming revolution that’s a big plus.