Introducing MyRepublic Broadband
With the NBN making its way into more and more areas, for many people moving to it and choosing a plan can be confusing. With three or four different speed tiers, denoted by numbers that don’t tell the average user what the extra cost actually means in real terms, many have opted for lower-speed plans rather than pay the hefty premium demanded for the fastest.
And in a new world, where so much of our entertainment is delivered via broadband, speed can mean everything to the experience. Particularly if you’re watching Netflix and other streaming services, playing games with huge downloads and online play, or using photo and video sharing sites.
That’s why MyRepublic Broadband – a company that’s made waves in other countries shaking up their broadband markets – keeps things very simple. When you sign up to one of their NBN plans, they find out what the fastest connection you can have is – and that’s what you get. In many ways it’s how the NBN should’ve been done in the first place.
What makes MyRepublic unique?
When it comes to connecting to the internet, speed matters. Whatever experience you get from being online primarily depends on how fast your Broadband connection is. With this in mind, MyRepublic knows exactly how to stand out from the rest of the providers and that is to deliver broadband of great speed. Customer experience is the telco’s Number 1 priority, which is why they offer the NBN 50 and NBN 100 speed tiers at reasonable monthly plan fees.
MyRepublic has also tuned their network to maximise the performance of popular streaming video services. This means you don’t have to deal with the dreaded buffering messages or loss of picture quality. Also, if you’re into playing video games online, they can go even further with a connection optimised for low latency and optimised routing to game servers. No excuses, no fuss — just an amazing gaming and streamingexperience. Speaking of gaming, this is also one factor where MyRepublic stands out. With the launch of their Gamer Pro plans, dedicated gamers can choose the best deal that they can fully take advantage of. With Gamer Pro, the telco’s network is substantially optimised to meet your gaming needs. Plus you get $200 discount off the PlayStation®4 500GB Fortnite Bundle.
Does MyRepublic offer NBN plans?
As the NBN rollout continues to expand, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes the ultimate broadband essential. Hence, it’s only apt that MyRepublic offers NBN plans to the Australian market as well. Currently, the telco offers two unlimited NBN plans with their speed tier as the difference. The Unlimited Essential uses NBN 50 while the Unlimited Premium uses NBN 100. Both plans include the option of home phone with unlimited local and national calls.
What about ADSL?
If NBN hasn’t reached your area yet, ADSL is still as reliable as ever. MyRepublic’s ADSL unlimited broadband bundle costs $69.99/month. This includes unlimited data, home phone service, and unlimited calls to Australian landlines. Once the NBN becomes available in your area, MyRepublic can also take care of the transition fast and easy. You can even choose to keep your current contract and use your existing modem since it works on both MyRepublic’s ADSL and NBN network.
How much does MyRepublic cost?
Regardless of what form of NBN – or even ADSL – you connect to, with MyRepublic the monthly cost is the same – $69.99/month for NBN 50 with the option of signing up for 24 months, 12 months, or even month-to-month. The only difference is the upfront costs you need to pay for a WiFi modem upon sign-up. For a 24-month plan that’s only $1, while it’s $60 for a 12-month plan. For month-to-month, the modem costs $99 from the original $120.
For the faster NBN 100, MyRepublic offers their Unlimited Premium at $89.99/month with the same aforementioned upfront costs and contract options. Downloads and uploads are unlimited, and unless you want some of the extra features offered, that’s all you pay. At top-end NBN speeds, it’s remarkably cheap compared to plans with other providers – less than half the price in many cases.
Even the MyRepublic Gamer Pro plans are affordable. The Gamer Pro Essential which uses NBN 50 is at $79.99/month while the Game Pro Premium backed by the NBN 100 speed tier is at $94.99/month. The Gamer Pro plans, which also include unlimited calls to Aussie landlines and a free connection fee, are on a 12-month contract only. And for true gamers at heart, the $200 discount off the PlayStation®4 500GB Fortnite Bundle is a game-changer.
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Do I get a modem/router with my NBN connection?
Yes – for a one-off $99 fee (but if you sign up on the 12-month contract plan, it’s only $1!) MyRepublic will give you a modem/router suitable for your NBN connection. You can bring your own if you want – check with MyRepublic support to make sure it’s compatible with their network, especially if you’re connected via Fibre to the Node or Building.
Is a home phone service included?
If you aren’t ready to give up your landline phone yet – and many aren’t – MyRepublic Broadband offerings includes a home phone connection. Their service operates on a pay-for-what-you-use model. You can also buy monthly extras to give you unlimited calls to landlines ($10), to landlines and mobiles ($20) or to all the above, plus 40 international countries ($30).
What if I sign up for ADSL and NBN arrives in my area?
If you can’t get connected to the NBN right now, you can sign up with MyRepublic, enjoy the benefits of their pricing and network, then seamlessly switch over when NBN comes to your area. You can keep your email and account settings, and stay on the same contract. The modem/router provided by MyRepublic works on both ADSL and the NBN, too.