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.
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.