Whether you need a broadband connection for your home or mobile, Bendigo Bank Telco has you covered.
What broadband plans and bundles does Bendigo Bank Telco offer?
Bendigo Bank Telco is a telecommunications initiative that partners with community-minded institutions to keep capital within the communities they serve. As a Bendigo Bank Telco customer, a portion of the revenue from your patronage will go towards helping those in need and building stronger communities.
These funds are administered by Bendigo Bank and the Community Enterprise Foundation, which is Adelaide Bank’s charitable arm.
Bendigo Bank Telco provides both mobile services and broadband Internet services. As a broadband provider, Bendigo Bank Telco offers NBN, ADSL and mobile broadband connections with simple-to-understand pricing and generous data allowances.
For ADSL and NBN customers, Bendigo Bank Telco offers Internet-only plans as well as Internet bundles, which can include both a home phone line and free calls.
How much do Bendigo Bank Telco broadband plans cost?
The price you can expect to pay for an Internet connection from Bendigo Bank Telco will largely depend on the type of connection you choose. ADSL plans start at $49.95 a month, although that price requires you to have an active phone line with another provider. To get the phone bundled from Bendigo, you'll need to spend $79.95 a month.
On the NBN front, pricing starts from $59.95 for the entry level, Internet-only plan, and scales up to $99.95 to get an nbn100 connection. Adding in a home phone to those plans adds $20 to the monthly price, but does include unlimited calls to Australian mobiles, landlines and 13 numbers.
Mobile broadband plans start at $30 for 8GB of data but scale up to $80 a month for 30GB. Bendigo Bank Telco uses the Optus 4G Plus network to deliver mobile services, which reaches 98.5% of the Australian population.
It's important to note that these connections are location dependent, so it's best to check whether Bendigo Bank Telco services your address before signing up to an ADSL or NBN plan.
How fast is Bendigo Bank Telco's NBN?
Choosing an NBN plan with Bendigo Bank Telco means deciding on the speed you want for your connection. The ISP offers a single plan across all four speed tiers, with and without a home phone line included in the price.
As with all NBN connections, those speeds are theoretical maximums, and there are many factors which could limit those speeds, from the type of connection you have to the devices you use to access the service.
Pros and Cons
- Profits reinvested in the community. If you like to know your money is being spent to help better the community rather than line shareholders' pockets, then Bendigo's community-first strategy is worth committing to.
- Simple plan selection. Bendigo's plans are simple to understand and come with large data allowances and call inclusions if you decide to bundle a phone.
- Only 24 month contracts. Bendigo Bank Telco requires you to sign up for 24 months when you become an ADSL or NBN customer, which may not suit your needs.