Best Internet deals for August 2021

We've compared 852 plans from 60 providers across 3 Internet types to help you find the best Internet deal.

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852

Internet plans compared

60

Internet providers

Every month, our team of experts looks for the best Internet plans from hundreds of products in the market to narrow down a selection of best picks. Since the Internet comes in many shapes and connection types, we look at the best plans across home Internet connections like NBN, ADSL and home wireless plans.

Keep in mind: Our best picks may not always be the best one for you. We encourage you to compare your options and choose the plan that best suits your circumstances.

Best Internet deals for August 2021

You'll find 7 expert picked plans over a variety of categories below. If you like the look of one, click on the blue link and we'll take you to that specific plan and why it's the best this month.

  1. Best unlimited Internet deal: Tangerine NBN XL Boost Unlimited $54.90 Plan
  2. Best cheap Internet plan: Tangerine Unlimited Standard $44.90 Plan
  3. Best fast Internet plan for working from home: SpinTel NBN100 Unlimited $74
  4. Best wireless Internet plan: SpinTel Wireless Broadband 500GB plan $69.95
  5. Best ADSL Internet: Telstra ADSL Unlimited Plan $90
  6. Best Internet TV bundle: Telstra NBN Unlimited + Telstra TV $89
  7. Best home phone and Internet deal: iiNet NBN25 Liimitless $69.99

Best unlimited Internet deal:

Tangerine NBN XL Boost Unlimited

50 Mbps
Typical evening speed
Unlimited
data
$54.9
per month
We analysed 91 different NBN 50 plans with unlimited data as this is the most popular NBN speed tier amongst Finder users. Thanks to Tangerine's sign-up offer, you'll only have to pay $54.90 for the first six months and then $69.90 after for full 50Mbps typical evening speeds. There's also no setup fee to dish out.
  • No lock-in contract
  • 14-day NBN trial - get your money back if you're not happy
  • Price increases after six months
  • Price per month doesn't include modem cost if you need one
Total min. cost $54.9
Setup fee $0
Contract length No lock-in contract
Upload speed Up to 20Mbps
Modem Optional purchase, BYO modem available

Best cheap Internet deal:

Tangerine NBN Unlimited Standard

25 Mbps
Typical evening speed
Unlimited
data
$44.9
per month
We all have a different idea of what 'cheap' is, but we reckon an NBN plan under $50 a month is pretty budget-friendly. This is especially true when it comes to Tangerine's Standard plan, which is just $44.90 a month for your first 6 months ($59.90 after).

You won't usually find anything more than NBN 25 speeds for under $50, so we've chosen the best plan at this price that will still give you unlimited data so you don't have to worry about running out.

  • No setup fees
  • No lock-in contract
  • 14 day NBN trial
  • Price increases to $59.90 after six months
  • Price doesn't include modem
Total min. cost $44.9
Setup fee $0
Contract length No lock-in contract
Upload speed Up to 5Mbps
Modem Optional purchase, BYO modem available

Best fast Internet plan for working from home:

Spintel NBN100 Unlimited 1 Month

100 Mbps
Typical evening speed
Unlimited
data
$74
per month
We looked at 116 NBN 100 plans to assess which one would give you the best speed for a price that won't break the bank.

SpinTel's 'comparison exclusive' discount (which means you won't find it advertised on SpinTel's site) for its NBN 100 plan nudged it into the winning spot. It'll cost just $74 for the first six months and then $84.95 after. SpinTel offers the maximum speed on this tier (100Mbps) with 20Mbps for uploading.

  • Comparison exclusive offer - you'll only get this discount via a comparison website
  • Faster than average NBN 100 plans in our database
  • Price doesn't include modem cost
  • Cost per month goes up to $74 after six months
Total min. cost $74
Setup fee $0
Contract length No lock-in contract
Upload speed Up to 40Mbps
Modem Optional purchase, BYO modem available

Best wireless Internet:

Spintel 4G High Speed Wireless Broadband 500GB

4G speeds vary*
Approx. speed range
500 GB
data
$59.95
per month
If you're not keen on the NBN but still want decent Internet speeds, check out home wireless. We've chosen to compare plans that offer 500GB since there aren't heaps around with unlimited monthly data, but 500GB is plenty to look after a busy 2-3 person household.

SpinTel's currently offering $10 off its home wireless plans for your first 6 months, making it $59.95 a month instead of its usual price of $69.95.

  • No lock-in contract
  • No setup fees
  • Cheaper modem on offer
  • Compulsory modem purchase
  • 4G speeds will vary depending on your location
Total min. cost $339.95
Setup fee $0
Contract length No lock-in contract
Modem Compulsory modem purchase for $260
Disclaimer
Keep in mind that mobile Internet speeds will vary depending on network coverage at your location. 4G speeds can range from 2-50Mbps.

Best ADSL plan

Telstra ADSL Unlimited

2 - 20 Mbps
Approx. speed range
Unlimited
data
$90
per month
With the NBN rollout officially complete in Australia, a lot of providers have stopped offering ADSL plans. But if you're still looking for one for whatever reason, we'd recommend going with Telstra.

Not only is Telstra the biggest Internet provider in the country, but it'll also switch you to one of its NBN plans once it becomes available in your area. This plan also comes with unlimited standard local, national and mobile calls included, which you can use with your home phone if you have one.

  • Automatic switch to a Telstra NBN plan when the NBN is available in your area
  • Unlimited standard local, national and mobile calls included
  • No setup fees if you sign up online
  • Price includes modem
  • Slightly more expensive than other ADSL plans in our database
  • Modem is only free if you stay connected for 24 months
Total min. cost $90
Setup fee $0
Contract length No lock-in contract
Modem Modem included (free if you stay connected for 24 months)

Best Internet TV bundle:

Telstra NBN Unlimited + Telstra TV

25 Mbps
Typical evening speed
Unlimited
data
$89
per month
The best Internet TV bundle for you will really depend on what kind of entertainment or streaming options you're looking for. We've compared entertainment options from seven providers and decided Telstra has the most user-friendly add-on. Telstra TV lets you stream with a bunch of services including Foxtel, Netflix, Stan and more.
  • No lock-in contract
  • Telstra TV is compatible with Netflix, Stan, Binge and more
  • Can't record live TV
  • Pay remaining cost of Telstra TV if you exit early
Total min. cost $89
Setup fee $0
Contract length No lock-in contract
Upload speed Up to 5Mbps
Modem Modem included (free if you stay connected for 24 months)

Best home phone and Internet deal:

iiNet NBN25 Liimitless $69.99 1 Month

22 Mbps
Typical evening speed
Unlimited
data
$69.99
per month
If you're looking to bundle your home phone and Internet plan together, the good news is that a lot of providers offer this for around the same price. We've compared home phone and Internet deals from 27 providers and found that iiNet's plan offers the best value. For an extra $5 on top of its normal plan price, you'll get unlimited calls within Australia, and the option to upgrade and call overseas.

The 22Mbps speed on this plan will also be great for you if you're living on your own or with one other person.

  • Upgrade to get unlimited international calls to 20 selected countries
  • Award-winning provider for customer satisfaction
  • Price doesn't include modem cost if you need one
Total min. cost $69.99
Setup fee $0
Contract length No lock-in contract
Upload speed Up to 5Mbps
Modem Optional purchase, BYO modem available

How to find the best Internet plan

No matter what you're buying, there will never be one Internet plan that works perfectly for everybody. But here's how you can find one that's right for you.

Step 1: Decide on the speed you need

This will be your biggest decision if you're looking for a better NBN plan. The right speed for you will depend on two factors: how many people use your Internet, and what you do with it.

In the table below, we've made recommendations on which NBN speed tier suits different sized households.

How many people are in your household?Best Internet planWhat is it best for?
gamer
1 person
NBN 12 or NBN 25
  • NBN 12: Best suited for basic Internet use. This includes browsing, checking your emails and the occasional social media use.
  • NBN 25: This is better for you if you use the Internet more often. It'll handle all your basic needs with faster downloads, and video streaming too.
friends
2-3 people
NBN 25 or NBN 50
  • NBN 25: If your household doesn't spend too much time online, this speed should do just fine.
  • NBN 50: Choose this option if two or more of you work from home and need faster speeds to share around. Also a better option for those who have more than one video streaming at a time.
teamwork
4-5 people
NBN 50 or NBN 100
  • NBN 50: This is the speed to choose if most of your household isn't online at the same time.
  • NBN 100: Most likely what people are after in a larger household. This speed can accommodate people working from home, streaming and video calling at the same time.
teamwork1
6+ people
NBN 100 or NBN 250
  • NBN 100: This could still be an option for you, depending on what you're using the Internet for. It can still handle multiple video streams at a time, but you may find you need more speed.
  • NBN 250: Only accessible for some people (if your connection type is a match) but this should be plenty of speed for your household's needs.

If you're looking to get wireless Internet like mobile broadband or home wireless, you won't really get a choice in speeds. These connection types will automatically use the fastest mobile network available in your area, which will be 3G, 4G or 5G if you're lucky.

If you're after 5G, you'll need to look for specific 5G Internet plans and make sure you're within the coverage area.

Step 2: Compare plans

Use the Broadband Plan Finder™ to compare hundreds of different plans. We've highlighted the latest deals in green to help you spot them.

Keep in mind: These special offers are often sign-up discounts for the first 6-12 months of your plan. If you're not happy to pay the normal price of the plan, you'll need to set a reminder to switch providers before the promotion ends.

Step 3: Double check your total

The monthly cost of an Internet plan is rarely the full amount you'll end up paying. Always check the set-up fees and modem costs involved in your final order.

Step 4: Check your speeds after you're connected

Once you're connected, run a quick Internet speed test to see if it's living up to its promised speeds. If not, you should be able to either get your provider to fix it or switch to another provider with no penalty.

Find the best Internet deal today

The best Internet plan will vary from person to person, depending on what you're after. You'll find NBN plans, mobile broadband or home wireless in the individual tabs below.. You can toggle with the filters to find the best deal for your needs.

Need more information to help you decide?

If you're still not quite sure what the best Internet plan is for you, here are a couple of guides you may find helpful.

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