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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.

Name Product Data allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
iiNet 5G Home Broadband Plus
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $49.99/mth for the first 6 months, 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
$49.99
per month
Min total cost is $49.99 for first month
Price
$49.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $49.99 for first month
TPG 5G Home Broadband Plus
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $49.99/mth for the first 6 months, 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
$49.99
per month
Min total cost is $49.99 for first month
Price
$49.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $49.99 for first month
TPG 5G Home Broadband Premium
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $54.99/mth for the first 6 months, then $64.99/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
100Mbps
Speed
100Mbps
$54.99
per month
Min total cost is $54.99 for first month
Price
$54.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $54.99 for first month
Vodafone 5G Home Internet Plus
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $55/mth for the first 6 months, 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
$55
per month
Min total cost is $55 for first month
Price
$55 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $55 for first month
iiNet 5G Home Broadband Premium
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $59.99/mth for the first 6 months, then $69.99/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
100Mbps
Speed
100Mbps
$59.99
per month
Min total cost is $59.99 for first month
Price
$59.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $59.99 for first month
Vodafone 5G Home Internet Premium
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $60/mth for the first 6 months, 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
100Mbps
Speed
100Mbps
$60
per month
Min total cost is $60 for first month
Price
$60 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $60 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 $468 for first month
Price
$69 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $468 for first month
SpinTel 5G Home Wireless Broadband 50Mbps
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
  • Modem cost $4/mth. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
Speed
50Mbps
$69
per month
Min total cost (incl delivery) is $88 for first month
Price
$69 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $88 for first month
Yomojo 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 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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What is 5G home internet?

5G home internet connects to nearby mobile towers to deliver internet to your home. That's compared to old school home internet comes through wires, either copper or fibre-optical cable. With 5G, your modem has a sim card, just like your phone, but it works like a normal modem at home.

5G vs NBN

This is the big question - is 5g better than NBN, or vice versa? Both can be better depending on your situation.

When 5g is better than NBN

  • If you can't get FTTP NBN, 5G home internet might be faster. 5G plans can get you to 200Mbps or more on some networks.
  • If you move house a lot, you can take 5G home internet with you. You can't do that with NBN.
  • If your NBN box location kills your WiFi, 5G can give you the freedom of putting your modem anywhere you want.
  • If you want fast internet while you travel within Australia, 5G can give you that. No more dodgy hotel WiFi.

When NBN is better than 5G

  • If you want a super fast connection and you have access to FTTP or HTC, NBN is better than 5G.
  • If you have crummy mobile reception at home, you're going to have crummy internet reception. Get NBN.
  • If you want to pay as little as possible. There are cheaper NBN plans out there.
  • If you're living in one house for a long time, home wireless doesn't have as many benefits.

What's 5g home internet good for?

Home internet isn't good for everything. Most plans are limited to 50Mbps - 100Mbps, though some networks get higher. In any case, 50Mbps will suit households with 2 to 3 people using the net at the same time. However, there are some things 5g is better for:

  • Browsing the web: Not gonna be an issue on 5G.
  • Email and messaging: 5g home internet got you boo.
  • Video Streaming: Light streaming will be fine. A couple of people on YouTube, TikTok or Netflix at the same time shouldn't be an issue. HD or 4k streaming might start to be a problem though.
  • Online gaming: 5G technology has more issues with latency, or delays in communication. This doesn't matter for single player games, but it can seriously affect your ping (and thus your KD ratio).
  • Work from home: For the same reason, 5G wireless can be a bit of a pain on video calls. With a good connection you'll be fine most of the time, but you may have more dropouts than you would with a wired connection.
  • HD video streaming: On the Optus or Telstra networks you can get some really fast download speeds, north of 200 Mbps. But for most 5G networks the 100Mbps cap is going to limit the amount of HD and 4k streaming you can manage.

What 5G home internet speeds can you expect?

Most 5G home internet plans have their download speed capped at 50Mbps or 100Mbps, but this is getting higher all the time. For instance, Optus and Telstra have typical speeds above 200Mbps and 500Mbps respectively.

What speed is available will mostly depend on the provider's network and the plan you're on. Here are some of the top speeds available from 5G home internet provider:

ProviderTypical speeds on top plan
Telstra548Mbps
Optus210Mbps
Vodafone100Mbps
TPG100Mbps
iiNet100Mbps
SpinTel240Mbps
Yomojo225Mbps

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

Here are the main 5G home internet providers currently in Australia. We're always seeing more coming into the market as coverage of the network expands throughout the country.

Internode and Westnet used to offer 5g home internet, but they've stopped selling new policies, directing users to iiNet instead.

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.

5G home internet alternatives

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.

4g home internet

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

Wired NBN internet

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.

NBN fixed wireless

If you're unable to get a fixed line NBN connection, there might be an option for you to connect via NBN fixed wireless. This will see you have a radio antenna installed on your roof, which will carry the internet signal the last stretch to your home.

NBN Sky Muster Satellite

If you're really out there in the regions, NBN Sky Muster is now a real, usable option. Sky Muster uses satellites to beam the internet down to you from space. You can get speeds up to 50Mbps, with potentially unlimited data, for quite reasonable monthly prices.

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