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Barefoot Telecom Review

Barefoot Telecom strips away the complications, leaving just a set of cheap NBN plans.

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Barefoot Telecom doesn't have much to say about itself, but its plans stand up well enough. You can get a range of no-contract NBN deals from Barefoot that aren't complicated at all.

Top features:

  • Contract-free NBN plans
  • 100% Australian customer service
  • Bundling discounts with mobile phone services
Barefoot internet is not currently available via finder. You can visit their website at www.barefoottelecom.com.au for more information or compare alternative options available below.

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So long as you aren't after a Basic tier plan, Barefoot Telecom has a set of NBN plans with highly competitive prices and no lock-in contracts.

Barefoot Telecom review: What we think

Barefoot's Internet plans share the following features:

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Price

$59 monthly and up

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Technology type:

NBN, ADSL

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NBN speeds:

Standard, Standard Plus, Premium

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Optional extras

Home phone

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Support

Phone: 8:30am to 7pm AEST, Monday to Saturday

There isn't much to say about Barefoot Telecom as a company, but its NBN plans are cheap, coming in at $10 cheaper per month than the Finder average for plans on the same speed tier. Though it suffers a bit in the typical speed department, especially its Standard NBN offering (typical evening speed of 19.00Mbps vs. the ACCC average of 22.4Mbps), Barefoot Telecom's plans will cost you a good deal less than many of its competitors.

If you're interested in bundling your mobile plan, you can get a discount on your Internet bill. While it's always worth comparing your options to make sure you're getting what you need, Barefoot Telecom isn't too bad a proposition.

Barefoot Telecom also offers these extra features

  • Australian customer support. Barefoot Telecom's customer support team is based in Australia.
  • Home phone bundles.Add on a home phone line with unlimited local, national and Australian mobile calls to your NBN plan for $9 per month.
  • Mobile bundling discount.If you have an active SIM mobile plan with Barefoot Telecom as well, you'll get a $10 per month discount off your Internet bills.


Is Barefoot Telecom right for you?

Pros

  • Good value home phone. You can pick up a home phone line with unlimited domestic and mobile calls for just $9 monthly.
  • Great prices.Barefoot's plans are definitely on the cheaper end of the market for their tiers.
  • Australian customer service.100% Australia-based customer support.

Cons

  • Low average speeds.Barefoot Telecom's typical speeds are nothing to write home about, especially on its NBN25 plan.
  • No extras.You can't add anything fancy onto Barefoot's plans, so if you want entertainment bundles, go elsewhere.

Summary: Mate has simple deals with good value for what they are, though it's always worth comparing with other providers if price is an important factor to you.

Check out Barefoot Telecom's ADSL plans here

NBN hasn't made it to your neighbourhood yet? You can get a cheap ADSL plan from Barefoot to tide you over until it arrives.

Barefoot Telecom FAQs

Do Barefoot Telecom's Internet plans include calls?

Not by default, but you can add on a cheap home phone line with unlimited local, national and Australian mobile calls for just $9 extra per month.

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