Barefoot Telecom offers NBN and ADSL plans with unlimited monthly data limits and no lock in contracts.
What services does Barefoot offer?
Barefoot offers a wide variety of NBN services, including fibre to the premises (FTTP), fixed wireless, fibre to the node (FTTN) and fibre to the basement (FTTB). If NBN is not available in your area, they also offer ADSL plans.
Each plan has an unlimited monthly download limit and the option of adding a phone service. Barefoot also provides BYO mobile phone plans on the Optus 4G network. All of the services are month-to-month (no contract) and there are no early termination charges or activation fees if you need to change or cancel your plan.
How much does Barefoot cost?
All Barefoot plans are month-to-month, so there are no contracts. Setup costs vary depending on the plan you choose (which in turn will depend on the options available at your home address). Adding a phone service which includes unlimited calls to local, national and Australian mobile numbers costs $9 a month on NBN plans. Phone options for ADSL2+ customers cost between $10 and $30 a month.
What additional services are included?
Mobile Phone Plans
Barefoot Telecom broadband offers a variety of BYO mobile phone plans on the Optus 4G network. Plans start at $39 per month and include data limits ranging 100MB to 8GB. An automatic excess data fee of $9.00 per 1GB is charged if you go over your data limit. This is designed to reduce “bill shock” at the end of the month. All of the mobile plans are month-to-month and you can cancel your plan at any time without early termination charges.
What voice options are provided?
All Barefoot NBN plans offer a phone service for an additional $9 per month. This includes unlimited calls to Australian local, national and mobile numbers. Calls to 13 or 1300 numbers cost an additional 50 cents per call on FTTN and fixed wireless plans.
On ADSL plans, phone services include unlimited calls to Australian local and national numbers. Calls to Australian mobile numbers cost 40 cents per minute, and calls to 13 or 1300 numbers are 50 cents each.
Pros and cons
- No lock in contract. Whether you sign up to the NBN or a mobile phone plan, none of the services Barefoot provides will lock you in a contract. This provides you with the peace of mind knowing that you are able to change or cancel your plan at any time.
- Unlimited monthly download limit. Each of the internet services available through Barefoot offers unlimited data, so you don’t have to worry about your internet slowing down or having to pay any excess data charges.
- Value for money. All of the plans are on the cheaper side when compared to those offered by competitors such as Telstra. It’s also worth noting that very few providers offer unlimited data for all their plans.
- No Fixed Wireless on larger NBN plan. Fixed Wireless is not available on Barefoot’s MAX and Ultra NBN plans.