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*The offers compared on this page are chosen from a range of products finder.com.au has access to, and are not representative of all the products available in the market. Availability will vary depending on your address. Speeds quoted represent a theoretical maximum and are likely to be lower in actual use.

What you should look for when comparing broadband plans

How long is the contract? Most broadband plans are offered on a 24-month contract. This can make plans cheaper, but restricts your flexibility if you plan to move house or decide you're not happy with your current provider. Plans that run for shorter periods or on a month-to-month basis also exist, though typically you'll pay higher installation costs, and will often have to buy your modem/router/connection device outright.

How much data do you get? The data allowance for broadband plans is typically measured in gigabytes (GB) per month. The higher the amount, the more you'll pay each month. Some providers offer "unlimited" connections, though these will invariably include an "acceptable usage policy" that allows customers to be cut off if their usage is deemed excessive.

Are there unmetered options for services like Netflix? Some plans don't count viewing on Netflix, Stan, Presto or other streaming entertainment providers. That can allow you to opt for a lower (and cheaper) download allowance. Obviously this isn't a concern if you have an "unlimited" plan.

What's the connection speed? For most technologies, you won't have any effective control over the speed – it will be the "best available" and is likely to vary based on your location and the condition of cabling and wiring. On NBN fibre and some pay TV cable connections, you can opt to pay more money for higher download and upload speeds.

What's the monthly cost and minimum total cost? While you're likely to use the monthly cost as your basis for comparison, also look at the minimum total cost. If you sign up for a longer-term contract, you'll often get a discount on installation fees and hardware, but you'll be stuck with paying out the whole contract if you decide it's not suitable.

Bundling discounts. Providers will often offer a discount if you bundle your broadband connection with other services such as pay TV, mobile phone or landlines. While this can save you money, make sure that all the bundled services are suitable for your needs and that you're actually saving money. Bundled deals will also usually require you to sign up for a 24-month contract.

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    JohnMay 12, 2018

    I have a business with 4 incoming lines, 3 are connected to a PBX and 1 to the internet. What are my NBN options?

    • finder Customer Care
      JeniMay 12, 2018Staff

      Hi John,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      As a friendly reminder, while we do not represent any company we feature on our pages, we can offer you general advice.

      First, please check NBN’s availability in your area by checking on this link. Now, to know your options, please visit this page. You can filter your search by sorting by relevance like monthly cost, included data allowance and even download speed.

      I also suggest that if there’s a certain provider that you are considering to have your business line with, please contact them directly to answer your other enquiries or for any further assistance.

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    jillMay 5, 2018

    When will my current service be discontinued @ 2 Rayner Rd, Whale Beach if I don’t connect to NBN

    • finder Customer Care
      JoelMay 5, 2018Staff

      Hi Jill,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      From the moment you receive notification from your ISP that you can switch to the NBN, you have 18 months to move your services to the new network before the existing network is switched off. Keep in mind that a technician will still need to come out and physically connect your premises to the NBN network. There can be very lengthy queues for a qualified technician, so we highly recommend switching well before your disconnection date. If you’re unsure when your existing network will be discontinued, use the finder NBN address checker.

      Be aware that a disconnection date might not be visible for premises that were connected very recently. In this case, simply add 18 months to the “ready for service” date listed, to work out when the disconnection date will be. If you’re unsure when your existing network will be discontinued, use the finder NBN address checker.

      You can still clarify this with your ISP to get a direct answer about the exact date.

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    pptMay 1, 2018

    This is page is so broken, I am currently connected with NBN and using it to do a comparison search yet your page states “NBN is not yet available in your area”.

    • finder Customer Care
      NikkiMay 1, 2018Staff

      Hi PPT,

      Thanks for your message and for visiting finder – the leading comparison website & general information service built to give you advice in your buying decision needs. How are you doing today?

      Sorry for the inconvenience. This error usually appears, when the address is incorrect. Perhaps you can try refreshing your browser or changing into a different browser to check if it works. Come back to us if you are still experiencing the same problem.

      Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Nikki

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    DianeApril 28, 2018

    We are moving soon how do we find out if the property has been connected already to the nbn?

    • finder Customer Care
      JoelApril 28, 2018Staff

      Hi Diane,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      We have a really awesome NBN tracker you can use HERE to see if NBN is already available in your area. Once type your address, you will also see a comparison of the ISPs who can provide you with internet specific to your home.

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    dianeApril 10, 2018

    how do i know if i am on the nbn

    • finder Customer Care
      NikkiApril 10, 2018Staff

      Hi Diane!

      Thanks for your message and for visiting finder – the leading comparison website & general information service built to give you advice in your buying decision needs. How are you doing today?

      To know if your location is on NBN, use this page and enter your address in the white box provided that says ENTER YOUR ADDRESS TO GET STARTED and click HOME or BUSINESS. This will automatically give you a message if NBN is active in your area. If it is, click COMPARE YOUR PLANS and it will give you the providers in your area.

      Hope this helps! Feel free to message us anytime should you have further questions.

      Cheers,
      Nikki

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    TyMarch 6, 2018

    I just received an email from Telstra informing me that my NBN plan had been upgraded for free (called the Plus plan) and would be faster. I have always got 22Mbps. It was still 22Mbps after the upgrade. How long can they continue to practice fraud with federal government support? The ACCC is good for absolutely nothing!

    • finder Customer Care
      MayMarch 7, 2018Staff

      Hi Ty,

      Thanks for your comment. That could be disappointing. Nonetheless, you’d still be best to contact Telstra to resolve the upgrade issue. I hope this will be sorted out soon with them.

      Regards,
      May

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    KevinFebruary 9, 2018

    I am about to move into my new home and the telephone cable has been laid from the house to the pit at the footpath, I also currently have Foxtel. Who would I need to connect the cable and who would be able to provide cheap bundle for 3 mobile devices, internet, and Foxtel or other TV program provider speed up to 50 mbs ( excluding TV program provider). Thanks

    • finder Customer Care
      JhezelynFebruary 19, 2018Staff

      Hi Kevin,

      Thank you for your comment.

      You can now compare Foxtel broadband plans which is a combination of cable and broadband. To check the plans available in your location, kindly enter your address in the address field on this page. You can click view details to see the plan info and other details.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    AndrewFebruary 3, 2018

    Can your filtered plans be exported in detail for easier comparison?

    • finder Customer Care
      RenchFebruary 14, 2018Staff

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Whilst you can make use of the filter on the page by clicking the Plan Details, Providers, Connection types and Advanced tabs, I’m afraid that the results from these tabs cannot be exported. We don’t have that option at the moment.

      Best regards,
      Rench

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    January 1, 2018

    I am totally blind so I need some things that some ISP’s do not provide. For example; TPG do not provide access to “Directory assist help line” Free call on 12551.
    I have recently connected with TPG not knowing this was unavailable. Therefore – I cannot use the telephone! I also need about 10GB/M in order to use my audio book player [Probably 50GB/M when my son is at home].
    Hope you can help – Regards _ Janet

    • finder Customer Care
      MayJanuary 2, 2018Staff

      Hi Janet,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      On this page, you can compare your broadband and phone bundle options. There’s a table on that page where you can filter the results by choosing your preferred provider, price per month, data usage (from 2GB to unlimited), download speed and even contract length (please see image below). Once you’ve chosen the ISP you want to go with, you would need to contact them if they also provide Directory Assist. I’m afraid that contacting individual providers appears to be the best option to find this out.

      Filter

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      May

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    BrianOctober 18, 2017

    I currently use iiNet’s VDSL2 service in the ACT with average speed 24 hours per day pof around 75 mbits. When NBN reaches my area in 12 to 18 months will I be forced to change to NBN for a slower speed at higher cost and will iiNet be forced to shut down its VDSL2 system and service?

    • finder Customer Care
      AshOctober 19, 2017Staff

      Hi Brian,

      Thank you for reaching out to us.

      Please be advised that once the NBN rollout has been completed, all ADSL, ADSL2 and ADSL2+ internet services from all providers will be permanently disconnected. You should contact your provider before the disclosed disconnection date to avoid the disruption of your internet service.

      Kindly take note that base on your usage, you can choose your preferred NBN speed from 5MBPS up to 100MBPS. Also, IINET has different NBN Plans categorized as Basic, Boost and Max.

      Lastly, you may visit this page for the Comprehensive Rollout Guide of NBN (National Broadband Network).

      I hope this helps.

      Let us know if you have any additional questions in mind and we will gladly assist you on it.

      Cheers,
      Ash

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