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5G home internet plans

Not keen on the NBN? With 5G networks rolling out across Australia, a 5G home internet plan could give you the fast speeds you're after.

Compare 5G home internet plans

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Name Product Data Allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
TPG 5G Home Broadband Plus
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $49.99/mth for the next 6 months. Reverts to $59.99/mth after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 5.12.23
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
Speed
50Mbps
$49.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$49.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
iiNet 5G Home Broadband Plus
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $49.99/mth for the next 6 months. Use code 5GBF10. Reverts to $59.99/mth after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 5.12.23
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
Speed
50Mbps
$49.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$49.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
TPG 5G Home Broadband Premium
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $54.99/mth for the next 6 months. Reverts to $64.99/mth after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 5.12.23
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
96Mbps
Speed
96Mbps
$54.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$54.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
iiNet 5G Home Broadband Premium
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $59.99/mth for the next 6 months. Use code 5GBF10. Reverts to $69.99/mth after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 5.12.23
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
96Mbps
Speed
96Mbps
$59.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$59.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
SpinTel 5G Home Wireless Broadband 50Mbps
Home wireless
Optus network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $49/mth for the first 3 months, then $59/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
Speed
50Mbps
$59
per month
Min total cost (incl delivery) is $73 for first month
Price
$59 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $73 for first month
Internode 5G Home Broadband Plus
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $59.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
Speed
50Mbps
$59.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$59.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
Westnet 5G Home Broadband Plus
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $59.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
Speed
50Mbps
$59.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$59.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
Vodafone 5G Home Internet Plus
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $65/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
Speed
50Mbps
$65
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$65 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
SpinTel 5G Home Wireless Broadband 87Mbps
Home wireless
Optus network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $59/mth for the first 3 months, then $69/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
87Mbps
Speed
87Mbps
$69
per month
Min total cost (incl delivery) is $83 for first month
Price
$69 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $83 for first month
Optus Plus Everyday 5G
Home wireless
Optus network
Month-to-month
OFFER: Introductory offer: 1 month of plan fees on Optus. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
45Mbps
Speed
45Mbps
$69
per month
Min total cost is $576 for first month
Price
$69 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $576 for first month
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What is 5G home internet?

5G home internet connects to nearby mobile towers to deliver internet to your home. Instead of connecting directly via mobile devices, you use a 5G modem and then connect to the internet via that.

What 5G home internet speeds can you expect?

While there are theoretical speeds for 5G that vary from 1000Mbps and up, most 5G home internet plans have their download speed capped at 50Mbps or 100Mbps. There are a few uncapped plans, which have download speeds that range from 225-240Mbps.

The fastest 5G home internet plan on offer is Telstra's, which has an average download speed of 336Mbps. Keep in mind though, Telstra says the speed on its plan ranges from 50–600Mbps overall, so you might not always achieve the average download speed.

While varying speeds are a factor in all internet connections, it's especially the case with 5G home internet. Speed can be affected by things such as:

  • Coverage (i.e. distance and line of sight to the 5G tower)
  • Location and quality of your modem
  • Network congestion
  • The weather

5G home internet providers in Australia

There are only 9 5G home internet providers currently in Australia, but that will likely change as coverage of the network expands throughout the country:

  • Good to know: Many 5G internet providers offer a first month free promotion, so you can essentially try before you buy.

Telstra 5G home internet

Telstra is the biggest player in 5G home internet. It claims to have 5G in selected areas of more than 400 cities and regional towns across Australia, which is more than any other network. It offers just one plan.

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Name Product Data Allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Telstra 5G Home Internet
Home wireless
Full Telstra network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $1 for the first month, then $85/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 24 months. T&Cs apply
1000GB
Data
1000GB
336Mbps
Speed
336Mbps
$85
per month
Min total cost is $1 for first month
Price
$85 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $1 for first month
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  • Keep in mind: If you exceed the 1,000GB data limit, your speed will be slowed to 25 Mbps.

The Telstra 5G home modem comes free with the plan, but if you cancel before 24 months, then you'll have to return the modem in "good working order" within 21 days to avoid a non-return fee. This fee is worked out as $29 multiplied by the number of months remaining. That's a maximum of $696.

Optus 5G home internet

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Name Product Data Allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Optus Plus Everyday 5G
Home wireless
Optus network
Month-to-month
OFFER: Introductory offer: 1 month of plan fees on Optus. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
45Mbps
Speed
45Mbps
$69
per month
Min total cost is $576 for first month
Price
$69 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $576 for first month
Optus Plus Everyday Fast 5G
Home wireless
Optus network
Month-to-month
OFFER: Introductory offer: 1 month of plan fees on Optus. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
87Mbps
Speed
87Mbps
$79
per month
Min total cost is $576 for first month
Price
$79 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $576 for first month
Optus Plus Entertainer Superfast 5G
Home wireless
Optus network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $89/mth for the first 6 months, then $99/mth (applied after "1 month free" offer). Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
240Mbps
Speed
240Mbps
$89
per month
Min total cost is $576 for first month
Price
$89 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $576 for first month
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The modem is free if you stay with Optus for 36 months, or up to $576 separately. If you leave early, you'll need to pay $16 multiplied by how many months you have remaining on the plan.

Vodafone 5G home internet

Vodafone also has 2 plans, each with a $5 monthly discount if you already have a phone plan with the company.

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Name Product Data Allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Vodafone 5G Home Internet Plus
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $65/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
Speed
50Mbps
$65
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$65 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
Vodafone 5G Home Internet Premium
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $70/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
96Mbps
Speed
96Mbps
$70
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$70 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
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The modem is free as long as you stick around for 36 months. Otherwise, you'll either need to return the modem in "good working order" or pay $17 per month for the remaining period (which adds up to a max cost of $612).

TPG 5G home broadband

TPG offers 2 plans similar to Vodafone, which is not surprising considering they are owned by the same parent company. However, TPG's plans are slightly cheaper.

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Name Product Data Allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
TPG 5G Home Broadband Plus
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $49.99/mth for the next 6 months. Reverts to $59.99/mth after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 5.12.23
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
Speed
50Mbps
$49.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$49.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
TPG 5G Home Broadband Premium
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $54.99/mth for the next 6 months. Reverts to $64.99/mth after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 5.12.23
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
96Mbps
Speed
96Mbps
$54.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$54.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
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Like Vodafone (which is owned by TPG), the modem is free if you stay connected for more than 36 months, or returned in "good working condition" when you leave the provider. Otherwise, it's $17 a month for the rest of the remaining months (max cost $612).

SpinTel 5G home wireless

SpinTel has 3 5G home internet plan options, all of which have unlimited data and 3-month introductory deals. What differs is the how much you pay and the plan speed.

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Name Product Data Allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
SpinTel 5G Home Wireless Broadband 50Mbps
Home wireless
Optus network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $49/mth for the first 3 months, then $59/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
Speed
50Mbps
$59
per month
Min total cost (incl delivery) is $73 for first month
Price
$59 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $73 for first month
SpinTel 5G Home Wireless Broadband 87Mbps
Home wireless
Optus network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $59/mth for the first 3 months, then $69/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
87Mbps
Speed
87Mbps
$69
per month
Min total cost (incl delivery) is $83 for first month
Price
$69 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $83 for first month
SpinTel 5G Home Wireless Broadband 240Mbps
Home wireless
Optus network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $79/mth for the first 3 months, then $89/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
240Mbps
Speed
240Mbps
$89
per month
Min total cost (incl delivery) is $103 for first month
Price
$89 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $103 for first month
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Unlike other providers, SpinTel actually rents its 5G modem to you for a small monthly fee ($4 a month). But if you leave, you'll need to return it in "good working order" within 21 days or pay $935. That technically makes SpinTel's 5G modem the most expensive.

iiNet, Internode and Westnet 5G home broadband

iiNet and subsidiaries Internode and Westnet each offer the same 2 5G home broadband plans.

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Name Product Data Allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
iiNet 5G Home Broadband Plus
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $49.99/mth for the next 6 months. Use code 5GBF10. Reverts to $59.99/mth after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 5.12.23
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
Speed
50Mbps
$49.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$49.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
iiNet 5G Home Broadband Premium
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $59.99/mth for the next 6 months. Use code 5GBF10. Reverts to $69.99/mth after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 5.12.23
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
96Mbps
Speed
96Mbps
$59.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$59.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
Westnet 5G Home Broadband Plus
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $59.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
Speed
50Mbps
$59.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$59.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
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Like most providers, the 5G home broadband modem comes free with the plan but you'll need to return it in "good working order" if you leave within the first 36 months. If not, you'll need to pay out $17 multiplied by the number of months remaining. The maximum cost of the modem is $612.

Yomojo 5G home wireless

Yomojo offers 3 options when it comes to 5G home internet.

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Name Product Data Allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Yomojo Unlimited 4G Home 20
Home wireless
Optus network
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • Modem cost $179
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
16Mbps
Speed
16Mbps
$55.90
per month
Min total cost is $234.90 for first month
Price
$55.90 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $234.90 for first month
Yomojo Unlimited 5G Home 50
Home wireless
Optus network
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • Modem cost $820
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
43Mbps
Speed
43Mbps
$69.90
per month
Min total cost is $889.90 for first month
Price
$69.90 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $889.90 for first month
Yomojo Unlimited 5G Home 100
Home wireless
Optus network
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • Modem cost $820
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
75Mbps
Speed
75Mbps
$75.90
per month
Min total cost is $895.90 for first month
Price
$75.90 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $895.90 for first month
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Unlike other 5G home wireless providers, you have to pay for the modem upfront with Yomojo. They don't have any plan where you can get it free if you stay connected for a certain period of time. That means you're up for an extra $820 in your first month to cover the cost of the modem in addition to your monthly fee.

How can you get 5G internet?

Technically, the coverage map for 5G home internet should be similar to the 5G mobile coverage map, but this isn't always the case.

To see if you can access a 5G home internet plan, you'd need to see if you are in the coverage area. The best way to go about this is to type in your address on a provider's website. You should be given confirmation to continue signing up if you can access 5G home internet at your address.

New areas are being added all the time and some providers will allow you to sign up for notifications for when it becomes available at your address.

Is 5G any good for home internet usage?

Yes, 5G should suffice for most users for home internet usage. At a maximum download speed of 50Mbps, that would suit a household with 2 to 3 people or devices online at the same time.

You can undertake common activities on the internet such as browsing, emailing, using social media and streaming HD video.

There are also a few 5G home internet plans available at a maximum download speed of 100Mbps. This would be suitable for a household with 3-5 people or devices online at the same time. You would be able to do more streaming in 4K at this speed without too many issues.

  • Watch out for: 5G technology has issues with latency, or delays in communication. This may only be an issue if you're a serious or professional online gamer, but it shouldn't pose a problem for most other common uses of the internet such as casual gaming, browsing or streaming.

Are there alternatives to 5G home internet?

As the 5G network is still rolling out around the country, you may not be able to get 5G home internet even if you want to.

If you want to connect to the internet wirelessly, you could look at getting a 4G home internet connection. It is more readily available as the 4G network is accessible to over 95% of the population.

  • Good to know: 4G home internet delivers much slower download speeds than 5G. Expect typical evening download speeds of around 16-20Mbps.

Another alternative to 5G home internet is to connect to the NBN. This is more widely available than 5G, available to over 12 million premises in Australia.

If you're unable to get a fixed line NBN connection, there might be an option for you to connect via NBN fixed wireless or NBN satellite.

How does 5G internet compare to the NBN?

If 5G home internet is available in your area and offers enough speed for your needs, then you can use it as a replacement for the NBN.

However, it's unlikely to be rolled out at such a scale to replace the NBN for everyone in the country.

5G home internet doesn't come with a home phone, so keep that in mind if a home phone is important to you. A lot of NBN plans allow you to add a phone line.

5G home internet plans work out to be cheaper than NBN plans based on cost relative to speed. The average cost of a 5G home internet plan in Finder's database is $70 a month.

As most 5G home internet plans have download speeds of either 50Mbps or 100Mbps, this compares favourably to the average cost of fixed line NBN plans in Finder's database. For NBN 50 plans (maximum download speed of 50Mbps) the average is $72 a month, while for NBN 100 (100Mbps) it's $90 a month.

5G internet is also less readily available than the NBN. Presently the 5G rollout is concentrated around the capital cities and other high population areas. There are big gaps in its coverage, whereas an NBN connection would be more accessible to most people.


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