Barefoot Telecom | NBN and ADSL broadband plans compared

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Barefoot Telecom offers NBN and ADSL plans with unlimited monthly data limits and no-lock-in contracts.


Barefoot Telecom

Owned and operated right here in Australia, Barefoot Telecom provides both NBN and ADSL Internet services to Aussies across the country. It also offers traditional landline and Voice over IP (VoIP) phone services bundled in with its Internet plans for an extra monthly charge. All its plans come packed with unlimited monthly data and feature no-lock-in contracts, meaning there are no nasty exit fees to worry about should you decide to cancel your service.

Additionally, Barefoot Telecom maintains an Australia-based customer service centre, with local staff available via phone, live web chat and social media.

Barefoot NBN plans

Barefoot Telecom's NBN plans support all the core NBN infrastructure technologies: fibre to the premises (FTTP), fibre to the node (FTTN), fibre to the building (FTTB), hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) and fixed wireless. They also span the four main NBN speed tiers, from 12Mbps all the way up to 100Mbps. Like most providers, though, Barefoot only supports 12Mbps and 25Mbps speeds on fixed wireless connections.

Barefoot NBN bundles

Barefoot ADSL plans

How do Barefoot's NBN plans compare?

Barefoot holds its own against the top providers in the NBN space. Thanks to its competitive pricing and the freedom of its no-lock-in contracts, the small telco fares well against other low-cost providers like Exetel, Infinity and even TPG.





While many of its competitors above include a pay-as-you-go phone service by default, Barefoot does not. Instead, the telco offers bundle plans for an extra $9 a month that include unlimited local, national and mobile calls. For an idea of how this compares with the unlimited call packs offered by other leading providers, take a look at the table below:

Barefoot TelecomInfinityTPGMyRepublicSpintelHello BroadbandFlip TV
Unlimited local and national callsN/A$10 extraN/A$0N/A$5 extra$10 extra
Unlimited local, national and mobile calls$9 extra$20 extra$10 extra$10 extra$10 extra$10 extra$20 extra

How do Barefoot's ADSL plans compare?


Why should you consider Barefoot Telecom?

Barefoot calls itself the "NBN specialists", and while that might be quite a lofty claim, its NBN plans are certainly some of the most competitive currently on the market.

Along with aggressively-priced monthly rates, Barefoot's no-lock-in month-to-month contracts and lack of set-up fees mean you can sign up with no commitments and very little money down, and if the service doesn't meet your needs you won't have wasted a small fortune finding that out.

You've got plenty of options for getting online with Barefoot, too. Along with supporting standard fixed-line NBN technologies like FTTN, FTTP, FTTB and HFC, Barefoot offers plans over fixed wireless for those in regional Australia as well as ADSL connections for those stuck waiting for the NBN to roll out in their area.


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