Compare 500GB+ ADSL plans

If you're unsure how much data you need for broadband, 500GB is a good starting point for fuelling your Internet needs.


Bigger might not be better in all facets of life, but it definitely holds true for Internet data caps. With so many shows to binge-watch on Netflix and so much music to stream through Spotify, ensuring you've got a sufficiently-large data cap to satisfy your online appetite is vital. While the obvious answer may be to splurge on an unlimited data plan, that's not your only option. For many, 500GB of monthly data might as well be unlimited – churning through it all would require you to stream Netflix in HD for eight hours straight each and every day. Larger households and heavier Internet users might require the freedom of unlimited data, but a lot of Aussies can manage just fine on 500GB a month.

What are the benefits of a 500GB ADSL plan?

The key advantage of 500GB ADSL plans is that they offer enough data to safely cover the online habits of most Internet users while ringing in at a cheaper price than unlimited ADSL plans. For the majority of households, 500GB ADSL plans can provide the best of both worlds in this regard.

What are the downsides of a 500GB ADSL plan?

While 500GB is hardly a pittance, there's always a chance you could blow it by streaming one too many ultra HD videos on your fancy new 4K TV. Since upgrading to an unlimited plan can cost as little as a couple of dollars extra a month, you might be better off going the unlimited route just so you don't have to deal with excess usage fees or data shaping.

How can I compare 500GB ADSL plans?

Speed

ADSL Internet speeds are dependent almost entirely on the distance between your house and your local telephone exchange, regardless of which plan or provider you go with. As such, all 500GB ADSL plans are bound by the same theoretical maximum download speed of 24Mbps, with your actual speeds determined by your address.

Cost

The cost of ADSL has dropped dramatically over the last few years, thanks largely to the rollout of the NBN and the inevitable disconnection of the entire ADSL network. Nevertheless, this makes it a good time to be in the market for an ADSL plan, and you'll find plenty of providers competing for your dollar in our comparison tool at the top of this page.


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