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Review Summary

Overall - 90%
Plans - 90%
Extras - 95%
Value For Money - 90%

91%

Score

Backed by a first-rate network, and with affordable NBN plans and some very enticing optional extras - and, of course, Fetch TV - Dodo flies high!

User Rating: 3.45 ( 4 votes)
Article updated August 2017 with the latest information on current plans, pricing and bundles.

If you’ve spent time in front of the TV you’ll remember the classic Dodo ads when the company first launched into the cut-throat world of broadband. Their catchphrase “internet that flies” caused some amusement when, in real life, the dodo was a bird that couldn’t fly at all! The company quickly made a name for itself with its extremely well-priced broadband plans. They offered clever bonuses as bundle deals with plans. And the same is available today.

With easy-to-understand, good value internet plans, Dodo continues to give customers a reason to sign up on a longer-term contract. It’s also one of few ISPs to offer an integrated Fetch TV service bundled with your ADSL or NBN plan. This gives you access to up to 35 broadband-streamed channels ranging from the BBC’s premium channel to MTV.

Dodo started out as an independent company. It grew with lightning speed as more and more customers flocked to them for low-cost internet access. A few years ago it was bought by the owners of iPrimus. This gave Dodo access to the iPrimus network infrastructure with its own phone exchange hardware. This allowed for better-priced ADSL and faster, more reliable internet access.

Both companies are now owned by Vocus, one of Australia’s largest top-tier networking companies, putting vast resources at Dodo’s disposal. For customers, it means better ping times to local game servers and fast Netflix or Stan streaming, since you’re only a couple of hops away from the servers themselves. NBN customers, in particular, will notice this point of difference, as Netflix streams pop into full HD almost instantly and stays that way.

NBN

You can connect to Dodo NBN for as little as $29.90/month, although if you only using the internet for “occasional browsing”, you’ll probably want to go for one of the higher plans. This one’s only at the low 12/1 speed, with a paltry 10GB data allowance per month – barely enough for a few hours of Netflix. There’s a 50GB tier as well, but if you regularly use the internet, head straight for the unlimited-data plans, with the 12/1 speed priced at $59.90/month, 25/5 at $69.90/month and the top-speed 100/40 plan at $89.90/month. You’ll get an NBN-ready modem at no cost on a two-year contract, and home phone line rental included – important to weigh into your calculations, since not having the old landline will save you around $30/month. Adding unlimited calls (including calls to mobiles) is a bargain-priced $10/month, too.

Compare Dodo’s Plans NBN & ADSL Broadband

Fast broadband with optional Dodo TV by Fetch + Powered by the acclaimed iPrimus Network

ADSL

If you’re still waiting for NBN in your area, ADSL is as good as it gets. Dodo’s plans are incredibly competitive – there’s only two – one with a 50GB allowance for $24.90/month, the other with unlimited downloads and uploads for $5 more. Home phone line rental is included – and again, the unlimited-calls pack is $10/month extra, letting you talk to your hearts content. Again, they’ll give you an NBN-ready modem for free if you take a 24-month contract.

Fetch TV

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As one of only two main ISPs now offering the much-acclaimed Fetch TV hardware and streaming TV service, Dodo has a trump card up its sleeve. The Fetch bundles give you access to the newest Fetch TV hardware. If you’re not familiar with Fetch TV, and all the things its boxes can do, read our Fetch TV mini and mighty review and check it out in detail. Essentially, Fetch is a streaming pay TV service, a free-to-air personal video recorder and a Netflix/Stan/everything streaming device all in one. As an entertainment hub device, Fetch is unrivalled.

Dodo has Fetch plans for both ADSL and NBN. The Fetch Lite bundle gets you the new Fetch Mini box (or its sensational big brother, the Fetch Mighty, for $5/month extra) along with an unlimited ADSL broadband connection for $44.90/month, or NBN for $74.90/month, and your choice of one of the four channel packs. For $20 extra you can have the 35-channel premium package from Fetch, giving you access to channels ranging from BBC First to ESPN to Comedy Channel.

If you divide your time between free-to-air TV and streaming and have considered getting Foxtel for more channel variety, these Fetch bundles may be exactly what you’re after. Being able to do it all on the one box is a real bonus (and yes, the Fetch Mighty can also record streaming channels!).

Options, options

As you can see, Dodo has ADSL and NBN plans and bundles to suit pretty much every type of user. If you want solid, good value broadband they’ve got it covered. If you want some entertainment on the side they’re happy to help out, with their Fetch TV bundles a standout. With a powerful network behind them, Dodo’s a great choice if you’re looking for any kind of internet access. The bird it’s named after may be long extinct, but this Dodo is in it for the long haul.