Ant Communications broadband plans

Information verified correct on December 10th, 2016

Ant Communications offers a wide range of NBN and ADSL2+ services that will cater to every type of internet user.

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What services does Ant Communications provide?

Ant Communications offers NBN services across several technology types, including Fibre, Satellite, and Fixed Wireless. Ant Communications also provides ADSL2+, IP Phones, and special NBN Sky Muster Education plans for remotely located students. Both NBN and ADSL2+ plans include a range download quotas available at varying price points.

All of the services Ant Communications offers are available on either casual (one month), six months in advance, or 24-month contracts.

How much does Ant Communications cost?

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Depending on the speed, technology type, and data limit you choose, NBN plans start at $34.95 per month and go up to $119.95 per month. ADSL2+ plans cost either $49.95 and $59.95, with prices varying depending on your data allowance.

As mentioned above, all of the plans Ant Communications provides are available on either on a one month, six months in advance, or 24-month contract, with setup costs varying depending on contract length chosen.

Customers who sign up to either the one month or six months in advance contract will need to pay a $60.00 setup fee, while customers who choose the 24-month contract will not be charged for the initial connection.

New customers who already own a compatible modem will be able to connect it when they sign up, though Ant Communications also offers modems to new customers. Customers on a 24-month contract will be provided a modem at no additional cost.

If you do sign up for a shorter contract and need a new modem, Ant Communications will charge between $105.00 and $150.00 to supply the device.

What voice options are provided?

For those who need a home phone line alongside their broadband connection, Ant Communications also offers home phone services. Adding an IP Phone service to your internet connection will come at an additional cost, with call allowances varying depending on the plan you choose.

IP Phone plans begin at an additional $9.95 per month and go up to an additional $55.00 per month. Basic IP Phone plans include local and national calls, while the unlimited IP Phone Plan includes local and national calls, Australian mobile, and international calls to specific countries.

NBN Sky Muster Education Port plans

Families with children who are studying primary and secondary education in remote locations and use the internet as their principal means of education can take advantage of Ant Communications’ Education Port plans.

The Education Port allows those children to have access to a data plan that will not impact the family’s normal data allowance.

Depending on the data limit, speed, and the amount of children using the service, the cost starts at $39.95 per month and goes up to $79.95 per month, with each plan available on either one month or six months in advance contracts. Setting up this service will not incur any additional costs.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Unlimited Downloads. Whether its ADSL2+ or NBN, Ant Communications offers an unlimited downloads plan on every technology.
  • A wide variety of services. Whether you need NBN, Satellite, or ADSL, Ant Communications has an option for you.
  • NBN Education Port. Providing an option for children who rely on the internet to study is a welcome addition.

Cons

  • Expensive Set Up fee. Set up can be quite expensive compared to the competition.
  • Limited number of countries in international call pack. Only offering a select number of countries a customer can call at no additional cost limits customer options.

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