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Find unlimited Internet with no lock-in contract in your suburb. The typical Australian could save $510 by switching plans.

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$54.00
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$54/mth for the first 6 months, then $75/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 14.07.22 Minimum total cost is $54.00
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$89.99/mth for the first 12 months for new customers, then $99.99/mth. T&Cs apply. Minimum total cost is $89.99

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Compare Internet plans for your home by entering in your address. We'll show you plans that match your home's connection type. You can also use the filters to adjust the price, speed and more.

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How can you save over $500 in a year?

We calculated potential savings by comparing the prices of the cheapest and most expensive broadband plans in our database (as of May 2022) over a 12-month period.

We chose to look at unlimited NBN plans with no lock-in contract. Here's the full list of savings for each NBN speed tier:

While you could save nearly $1000 in a year on an NBN 250 plan, the most relevant saving statistic here is for NBN 50 plans - $510.60 in a year. This is because NBN 50 plans are the most popular in Australia, with nearly 58% of Australian homes signed up to an NBN 50 plan.

Keep in mind that your own savings figure may be different depending on the current broadband plan you're on and the one you're looking to switch to.

Finder Award winners

Every year, we hold the Finder Awards to crown the top-performing brands for customer satisfaction, value and sustainability. Here are the most recent winners of the Finder Awards:


Finder award, Best Rated Broadband Provider: iPrimus

2022 Finder Award for Best Rated Broadband Provider

This year's Finder award for best rated broadband provider goes to iPrimus after it was rated highly by customers based on value for money, customer service, reliability, speed, and overall satisfaction.

The other finalists include Tangerine and TPG.

Finder award, Best NBN plan: TPG

2021 Finder Award for Best NBN Plan

TPG's NBN 50 plan came out on top as it offers unlimited data at fast speeds. There's no lock-in contract or set-up fees which gives customers greater flexibility for an affordable price.

The other 2 finalists were Exetel NBN 50, Tangerine XL boost.

Finder green awards 2021 for mobile plan provider of the year

2021 Finder Award for Green Broadband Provider of the Year

Goodtel was our pick of the lot for actively improving its green credentials. Its accreditation as a carbon neutral organisation means you can reduce your own carbon footprint when you sign up to its green NBN plan. Plus, Goodtel also gives 50% of its profits to causes that support the planet.

Other finalists for this category were Start Broadband and Telstra.

 

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For help comparing Internet plans, check out these handy guides

How do I switch broadband plans?

1. Compare plans
Compare Internet plans to find the right one for your household.
2. Give notice
Give your current provider enough notice that you're switching so you're not paying for 2 bills at once.
3. Sign up
Decide when you want to activate your new plan, sign up and start saving!

Learn more about how to compare Internet plans from our Editor-in-Chief, Angus Kidman

What types of Internet plans can you get?

There are 2 types of broadband available: fixed-line, which is a physical cable connected to your property, and wireless Internet, which uses the same network as your mobile and is portable.

These are further broken down into sub-categories such as NBN, home wireless, mobile broadband and ADSL.


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NBN

The NBN is a network of high-speed fibre optic cables owned by the government and accessible to most Australians. Since it's made up of a wide mix of technologies, your actual NBN connection type will vary depending on where you live. This is why your address matters so much when it comes to buying an NBN plan.

  • Availability: Pop your address into our comparison table to see if the NBN is available in your area and compare plans that you can access.
ADSL

ADSL

ADSL uses copper telephone lines to send data signals. It isn't capable of transferring data as quickly as the NBN. Now that the NBN rollout is officially complete, most Aussies will have switched from the old ADSL technology to the NBN.

  • Availability: If you're after a fixed line connection but don't have the NBN available in your area yet, you'll likely be after an ADSL plan still.
Mobile Broadband

Mobile broadband

Mobile broadband is more or less the same as the Internet access you get with a mobile plan, except you can't make or receive calls or texts. You can stick the data-only SIM in your tablet, Wi-Fi dongle or phone to get online.

  • Availability: Mobile broadband is widely available across the country. If you get strong phone signals in your area, then you should be able to access it just fine (since it uses the same mobile networks as your phone).
Home wireless

Home wireless

This works exactly like mobile broadband with some extra features. You usually get a higher data allowance and bigger modem, making it less portable. A home wireless broadband plan can be seen as an alternative to the NBN offering similar speeds, or even faster if you get 5G coverage in your area.

  • Availability: This depends on the technology you're after. 4G will be widely available across the country but 5G is still rolling out across Australia. Check network coverage maps to see if you've got access.

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How do I compare broadband plans?

Consider these 5 questions while you're comparing Internet plans to make sure you find one that's right for you.


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How much are you willing to pay?

Finder found the average broadband user spends $75 per month on their Internet plan, but your budget might very well be different. The price of your plan will largely depend on what Internet speed you're after.

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What speed do you want?

This depends on the size of your household and what you're planning to use the Internet for. The general rule is: The more people in your home and the more time you're spending on the Internet, the faster the speed you'll need.

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How much data do you need?

Unlimited is usually recommended if you use the Internet regularly. Lighter users can potentially get away with plans that come with a specific data allowance, for example 10-500GB a month. Keep in mind this will save you around $5 a month, but may not be worth it if you think you'll exceed your data limit.

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Are you happy to sign up for a contract?

Most providers these days offer no lock-in contracts, so if you do sign up for a contracted plan, make sure there's something in it for you. This could be a free modem or a plan discount.

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Do you have a preferred provider?

While we recommend keeping your options open when comparing, we know that not all providers are created equal. Your choice of Internet provider mostly matters when it comes to things like customer service, tech support or reliability of the speeds they advertise.

Which Internet speed is right for me?

When it comes to Internet speed, those looking at an NBN connection have a few options to choose from. There are 6 NBN speed tiers available in Australia:


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NBN 12

Good for a single-person home with basic Internet needs such as browsing, social media, and light streaming.

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NBN 25

Suited to 1- or 2-person households that want to browse, stream and work from home.

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NBN 50

Best for a 2-3 person household with medium Internet usage such as streaming Netflix, browsing, downloading files and taking Zoom video calls.

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NBN 100

For 3-4 people who are simultaneously online. You can avoid buffering Internet issues while streaming, working from home or uploading and downloading files.

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NBN 250

This could suit households with 5+ people that watch multiple 4K streams, are mostly working from home or are serious gamers.

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NBN 1000

Mostly suited to small businesses rather than your regular family home, unless there are multiple people living in your household with very heavy Internet usage.

Are Internet bundles worth signing up for?

Bundling your broadband plan with your other utilities can help you keep your household bills organised in 1 place. Some providers even offer a discount for bundling your services such as mobile and Internet, or electricity and Internet. You'll find all your Internet bundling options below.

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    R&ESeptember 6, 2019

    why will my I pad drop out and not reconnect when I put the password in from the back of the modem which connect my lap top and tablet regards R Freeman

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      NikkiSeptember 7, 2019

      Hi R&E Freeman,

      Thanks for your message. If your laptop and tablet can connect using the internet received and password from the back of the modem, then for sure there wouldn’t be a problem reconnecting your iPad as well.

      Hope this helps!

      Best,
      Nikki

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    ChandraAugust 16, 2019

    Which is the best NBN plan?

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      JeniAugust 17, 2019Staff

      Hi Chandra,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      Choosing an NBN provider depends on your lifestyle, internet needs, and more.

      Kindly check if NBN is available in your area first using our NBN tracker. If yes, you may go through the list of accessible providers from our comparison table above. You can use the table and search filters to help you decide which provider to go with. When you are ready, press the ‘Go to site’ button to apply or to contact the provider for more information.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    YvonneAugust 12, 2019

    I need a reliable provider with either NBN or Cable for phone, internet, and Foxtel.

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      JeniAugust 13, 2019Staff

      Hi Yvonne,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      You may enter your address in our NBN tracker to know providers that you may get service with. If you prefer to get an NBN bundle, you can use our comparison table and search filters to help you find the plan that suits you. When you are ready, press the ‘Go to site’ button to apply.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    TrinaJuly 2, 2019

    We are considering changing from Telstra to TPG for our internet & home phone since we are low users of internet. Just need to know if the $29.99 NBN offer is still available could you explain what it offers please?

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      JeniJuly 3, 2019Staff

      Hi Trina,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      Yes, $29.99 still exist with TPG however it does not include unlimited calls within Australia. It has included data of up to 10GB. I suggest that you contact TPG directly on this matter so they can also tailor fit the plan that would suit your telephone and internet needs.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    KimMay 29, 2019

    Hi I’m enquiring for my parents that will have no use for the internet. Once NBN take over , is it possible to have the phone line connection only with no Internet & a provider who provides this service. I have done some enquires and so far it seems this is not an option. All packages included having the internet.

    Thanks
    Kim

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      NikkiMay 30, 2019

      Hi Kim,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder!

      According to our guide to NBN plans, “Unless you live in an area serviced by fixed wireless or satellite NBN, the traditional landline phone service will be deactivated 18 months after you have access to the NBN (see above). However, that doesn’t mean your existing handset is useless since you can hook it up to your NBN router to make and receive phone calls over the internet. This technology is known as Voice over IP (VoIP) and functions much the same as the landline service it’s replacing.”

      This means you would still need an NBN to activate a landline phone. Since you mentioned, your parents won’t need an internet connection, what you can do is find cost-effective mobile plans. When you visit the page, make sure to use the filter on the left-hand side of the page so it will be easier to filter out the plans according to your usage.

      Hope this helps!

      Best,
      Nikki

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