MyRepublic Gamer Pro Review – Broadband Tuned for Epic Gaming


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Our Verdict

MyRepublic Gamer Pro


Custom tweaks designed especially for online gamers make MyRepublic’s Gamer Pro plans a unique and desireable proposition for anyone who spends a lot of time with games.

 
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If you’re one of the millions of people who regularly play online games, you’ll know all too well how important having a stable and reliable broadband connection can be. Even more so how frustrating it can be when a bad connection turns your certain victory into a bitter defeat. All because of congestion or other problems between your computer or console and the game servers.

MyRepublic Gamer Pro Review

MyRepublic was already well known for their commitment to raw speed (they only sell one kind of NBN connection – fast!) But for those who play online games, there’s much more to life than just signing up to a fast NBN plan and hoping for the best. With their Gamer Pro plans, MyRepublic aims to give dedicated gamers a broadband service that’s tuned especially for their needs.

The Facts

  • Free trial available: No
  • Price: from $89.95 per month
  • Available contract-free: Yes
  • NBN Speeds Supported: 100 Mbps
  • Modem Included: Yes, contract plan only

What Makes MyRepublic Gamer Pro Unique?

If you check out the NBN plans on offer from any other broadband provider, you’ll see that they’re all pretty much the same – you pick an NBN speed (usually the fastest available to you), sign up and get connected – and then you have to take the good with the bad when it comes to your online gaming. Because aside from raw speed, the thing most important to successful online gaming is low latency. Because most broadband providers are focused on delivering internet service to their users that works great for everything from Netflix to Facebook, latency can become a problem with your favourite games – and if it does, there’s little you can do about it.

What are the Best Features of MyRepublic Gamer Pro?

  • Plans have NBN100 unlimited data with 83 Mbps Typical Evening Speed — 6x faster than NBN12
  • Network optimised for low latency
  • Live Latency Tracking
  • Static IPv4 address
  • Plans offer various gamer perks including free gaming devices and a specialist gamer support

Super-Fast NBN with MyRepublic

Get unlimited data at super-fast speeds with MyRepublic’s NBN100 plans from only $94.95/mth. Get it with a $5 discount for the first 12 months. Offer ends October 9, 2019.

Latency

Latency is the length of time (measured in milliseconds) that it takes for the data sent by you to arrive at a remote server – which, as you can imagine, is critical for games. When you move your character through a doorway in Fortnite, see another player and press the fire button, all those commands have to make the trip to the game server first, where they’re acted upon, and the result is sent back to you. It takes a fraction of a second for this to happen – but the aim with online games is to get that fraction to be as tiny as possible. Done right, it feels like everything is happening in real-time.

With some broadband providers, though, the path your connection takes to the game server (known as the “route”) can be long and complicated. MyRepublic’s Gamer Pro plans aim to reduce this problem as much as possible in a couple of ways.

What Does MyRepublic Gamer Pro Offer?

The key to the success of Gamer Pro is mostly hidden away in the behind-the-scenes cleverness – the idea, of course, is that you don’t need to be an expert on internet routing to get yourself a rock-solid, low-latency connection to your favourite games. MyRepublic implements custom routing behind the scenes, designed to make the path from you to the game server as direct and as fast as possible.

Exclusive Gaming Group

To do this, MyRepublic puts its Gamer Pro customers into their own special group which the ISP’s engineers can then target optimisations for. Gaming data gets first priority, and routing is constantly monitored and tweaked to be as good as it can possibly be. To help keep the speed of the connections to your favourite online games rock-solid, live latency tracking is built into the system, automatically optimising your connection every 15 minutes to deliver the best possible performance.

Route Checking

Gamer Pro subscribers can also submit a request for a particular game’s routing to be checked and optimised, so no matter what it is you’re playing, MyRepublic’s engineers can tweak the network to make your experience as fast and responsive as possible.

Static IP address

As well as the optimised network, Gamer Pro comes with a static IP address – allowing you to set up custom port forwarding for your games or to host your own game servers for your friends. There’s also a special Gamer Pro section on Discord where you can access real-time support whenever you need it.

What MyRepublic Gamer Pro Plans are Available?

Keeping it simple as always, MyRepublic offers its Gamer Pro plans in two flavours – month-to-month or on a 12-month contract. If you opt for month-to-month you’re not locked in at all, so you can give Gamer Pro a proper road test and leave any time you like. It’ll cost $89.95 per month for up to NBN 100, but you will need to supply your own modem or router. Alternatively, you can opt for a 12-month contract at $94.99/month, which includes the MyRepublic WiFi Hub + modem for a measly dollar, a saving of $68. So if you’re planning on connecting for the long term, that plan works out both easier and slightly cheaper. As an added bonus for choosing the 12-month contract, you can get a HyperX Cloud Stinger wireless gaming headset thrown in for another dollar!

MyRepublic NBN 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

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)

Do You Get a Home Phone?

Yes, with both plans a home phone line is included if you want one – with all local and national calls included completely free, making it a handy thing to have around. You can upgrade to unlimited calls to mobiles or internationally with low-priced calling-pack add-ons.

How to Contact MyRepublic

If you’ve got any questions about the Gamer Pro plans and how they can make your online gaming better, give the MyRepublic customer service team a call any time between 8am-10pm weekdays, 8am-8pm Saturdays or 8am-5pm Sundays on 1300 130 888.

The Pros and Cons

The Good

  • Gamer focus is unique in the Australian industry
  • Custom routing for best game performance
  • Static IP address at no extra cost

The Gotchas

  • Only available at NBN 100 speed
  • At the expensive end of the price range

Summary: Is MyRepublic Gamer Pro for You?

As the only broadband provider offering custom-tweaked plans for gamers, MyRepublic could be on a winner with Gamer Pro. It certainly looks at crucial pain points for online gamers and aims to do something about them, and that’s hugely welcome. If you can access NBN 100 speeds at your place and you play games online, this is one to definitely put on your shopping list.

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