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Clear Networks is a provider that focuses on delivering connections to customers who live in challenging rural and regional parts of Australia. It has a full range of different connection technologies available, suiting most customers.

Top features:
  • Large range of connections available - fixed line NBN, satellite, Sky Muster Plus & more
  • Month-to-month plans or 12-, 24- and 36-month contracts
  • Home lines available with some inclusions

Compare Clear Networks NBN plans below

So long as you have an FTTP connection, Clear Networks has NBN plans representing every speed tier available from the NBN.

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Name Product Data Allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Clear NBN Fixed Saver 60GB 24 Month
NBN
24 Month contract
  • 24 Month contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
60GB
Data
60GB
8Mbps
nbn™12
Speed
8Mbps
nbn™12
$39.95
per month
Min total cost is $958.80 over 24 months
Price
$39.95 per month
Min total cost is $958.80 over 24 months
Clear NBN Fixed Saver 60GB
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
60GB
Data
60GB
8Mbps
nbn™12
Speed
8Mbps
nbn™12
$39.95
per month
Min total cost is $168.95 for first month
Price
$39.95 per month
Min total cost is $168.95 for first month
Clear NBN Fixed Saver 60GB 12 Month
NBN
12 Month contract
  • 12 Month contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
60GB
Data
60GB
8Mbps
nbn™12
Speed
8Mbps
nbn™12
$39.95
per month
Min total cost is $538.40 over 12 months
Price
$39.95 per month
Min total cost is $538.40 over 12 months
Clear NBN Fixed Saver 120GB
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
120GB
Data
120GB
8Mbps
nbn™12
Speed
8Mbps
nbn™12
$44.95
per month
Min total cost is $173.95 for first month
Price
$44.95 per month
Min total cost is $173.95 for first month
Clear NBN Fixed Saver 120GB 12 Month
NBN
12 Month contract
  • 12 Month contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
120GB
Data
120GB
8Mbps
nbn™12
Speed
8Mbps
nbn™12
$44.95
per month
Min total cost is $598.40 over 12 months
Price
$44.95 per month
Min total cost is $598.40 over 12 months
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Why consider Clear Networks?

Clear Networks plans share the following features:

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Price

$39.95 and up monthly

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Technology type available

NBN, fixed wireless, satellite, Sky Muster Plus

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NBN speeds available

Basic I, Basic II, Standard, Fast

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Optional extras

Phone plans

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Support

Phone, live chat

Clear Networks works to provide IP networking to some of the more challenging regions of Australia. They have satellite, fixed wireless, fixed-line NBN, and Sky Muster Plus plans on offer.

Clear Network's fixed-line connections have much lower than average typical speeds, especially on the higher speed tiers (e.g. its NBN100 plan has a typical speed of just 70.00Mbps compared to the ACCC average of 84.5Mbps). On top of that, you can't get unlimited data on the faster connections, meaning that your high speed may not be worth much since you'll run out of data.

The flipside benefit of this is that if you're looking for the most basic connection available, you could get 60GB of data on an NBN12 connection for $39.95 per month - which is one of the cheapest NBN plans in our database. This is of questionable value, however, and having low data limits on its faster plans really harm them.

Beyond this, signing onto a contract with Clear Networks is a huge commitment. If you want to cancel out of any of their long-term contracts, you'll have to pay a cancellation fee equal to the full remaining value of the contract, with no upper limit, so make sure you know what you're signing up for.

Joining Clear Networks also gives you:

  • Phone packs. Clear Networks has a ton of different call packs that come with a home phone line:
    • Basic. Pay as you go calls for $6.95 extra monthly.
    • Budget. Slightly cheaper (12c/min vs 15c/min) pay as you go calls for $12.95 extra monthly.
    • Standard. Same rates as Budget, but includes 100 calls for $24.95 extra monthly.
    • Cap. Unlimited local and national calls for $39.95 extra monthly.
    • World. Same as Cap, but includes international calls to some destinations for a flat 20c per call. Costs $49.95 extra monthly.
  • Bundling discount. If you sign up to a ClearTalk phone service, you will receive a $10 monthly discount on your broadband plan.


Is Clear Networks right for your needs?

Pros

  • Wide variety. Whether it's NBN or satellite, Clear Networks has a broad set of plans to suit anyone's needs.
  • Cheap low-data plans. If you really don't need that much data, you can get very limited Internet plans for $20 or $30 cheaper than regular unlimited plans.

Cons

  • Slow speeds. Every single one of Clear Networks' fixed-line connections have typical speeds that are significantly slower than the ACCC averages for their tier.
  • Limited data on high tiers. You can't get unlimited data on fixed line NBN50 or NBN100 plans.
  • Expensive phone plans. You have to pay nearly $40 per month just to get free calls in Australia, not even including mobiles.
  • Heavy early termination fees. If you cancel your plan early, you'll have to pay the full remaining value of the contract.

Summary: Clear Networks stands out as a regionally focused provider, but lags behind on its typical evening connection speeds.

Check out Clear Networks fixed wireless plans here

Can't get a fixed-line connection but still in range of a signal tower? Clear Networks has a set of fixed wireless plans with different data limits.

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Name Product Data Allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Clear NBN Fixed Wireless Faster 60GB 36 Month
NBN
36 Month contract
  • 36 Month contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
60GB
Data
60GB
8Mbps
nbn™12
Speed
8Mbps
nbn™12
$39.95
per month
Min total cost is $1,438.20 over 36 months
Price
$39.95 per month
Min total cost is $1,438.20 over 36 months
Clear NBN Fixed Wireless Faster 60GB 24 Month
NBN
24 Month contract
  • 24 Month contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
60GB
Data
60GB
8Mbps
nbn™12
Speed
8Mbps
nbn™12
$39.95
per month
Min total cost is $958.80 over 24 months
Price
$39.95 per month
Min total cost is $958.80 over 24 months
Clear NBN Fixed Wireless Faster 60GB
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
60GB
Data
60GB
8Mbps
nbn™12
Speed
8Mbps
nbn™12
$39.95
per month
Min total cost is $168.95 for first month
Price
$39.95 per month
Min total cost is $168.95 for first month
Clear NBN Fixed Wireless Faster 60GB 12 Month
NBN
12 Month contract
  • 12 Month contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
60GB
Data
60GB
8Mbps
nbn™12
Speed
8Mbps
nbn™12
$39.95
per month
Min total cost is $538.40 over 12 months
Price
$39.95 per month
Min total cost is $538.40 over 12 months
Clear NBN Fixed Wireless Faster 120GB
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
120GB
Data
120GB
8Mbps
nbn™12
Speed
8Mbps
nbn™12
$44.95
per month
Min total cost is $173.95 for first month
Price
$44.95 per month
Min total cost is $173.95 for first month
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Take a look at Clear Networks satellite plans below

Clear Networks has a bunch of different satellite plans available, including Nite for people who mostly use data overnight, and Education plans for students.

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Name Product Data Allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Clear Sky Muster Nite Faster 104GB 12 Month
NBN
12 Month contract
  • 12 Month contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
104GB
Off peak 100GB, Peak 4GB
Data
104GB
Off peak 100GB, Peak 4GB
8Mbps
nbn™12
Speed
8Mbps
nbn™12
$34.95
per month
Min total cost is $419.40 over 12 months
Price
$34.95 per month
Min total cost is $419.40 over 12 months
Clear Sky Muster Standard Faster 85GB
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
85GB
Off peak 70GB, Peak 15GB
Data
85GB
Off peak 70GB, Peak 15GB
8Mbps
nbn™12
Speed
8Mbps
nbn™12
$34.95
per month
Min total cost is $34.95 for first month
Price
$34.95 per month
Min total cost is $34.95 for first month
Clear Sky Muster Nite Faster 104GB
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
104GB
Off peak 100GB, Peak 4GB
Data
104GB
Off peak 100GB, Peak 4GB
8Mbps
nbn™12
Speed
8Mbps
nbn™12
$34.95
per month
Min total cost is $34.95 for first month
Price
$34.95 per month
Min total cost is $34.95 for first month
Clear Sky Muster Standard Faster 85GB 12 Month
NBN
12 Month contract
  • 12 Month contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
85GB
Off peak 70GB, Peak 15GB
Data
85GB
Off peak 70GB, Peak 15GB
8Mbps
nbn™12
Speed
8Mbps
nbn™12
$34.95
per month
Min total cost is $419.40 over 12 months
Price
$34.95 per month
Min total cost is $419.40 over 12 months
Clear Sky Muster Standard Faster 85GB 24 Month
NBN
24 Month contract
  • 24 Month contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
85GB
Off peak 70GB, Peak 15GB
Data
85GB
Off peak 70GB, Peak 15GB
8Mbps
nbn™12
Speed
8Mbps
nbn™12
$34.95
per month
Min total cost is $838.80 over 24 months
Price
$34.95 per month
Min total cost is $838.80 over 24 months
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Start comparing Clear Networks Sky Muster Plus plans here

On a Sky Muster Plus plan, most common online activities won't chew into your data allowance, except for video streaming and VPN activity.

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Name Product Data Allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Clear Sky Muster Plus Fastest 300GB
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
300GB
Off peak 150GB, Peak 150GB
Data
300GB
Off peak 150GB, Peak 150GB
17Mbps
nbn™25
Speed
17Mbps
nbn™25
$189
per month
Min total cost is $189 for first month
Price
$189 per month
Min total cost is $189 for first month
Clear Sky Muster Plus Fastest 300GB 12 Month
NBN
12 Month contract
  • 12 Month contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
300GB
Off peak 150GB, Peak 150GB
Data
300GB
Off peak 150GB, Peak 150GB
17Mbps
nbn™25
Speed
17Mbps
nbn™25
$189
per month
Min total cost is $2,268 over 12 months
Price
$189 per month
Min total cost is $2,268 over 12 months
Clear Sky Muster Plus Fastest 300GB 24 Month
NBN
24 Month contract
  • 24 Month contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
300GB
Off peak 150GB, Peak 150GB
Data
300GB
Off peak 150GB, Peak 150GB
17Mbps
nbn™25
Speed
17Mbps
nbn™25
$189
per month
Min total cost is $4,536 over 24 months
Price
$189 per month
Min total cost is $4,536 over 24 months
Clear Sky Muster Plus Fastest 200GB 24 Month
NBN
24 Month contract
  • 24 Month contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
200GB
Off peak 100GB, Peak 100GB
Data
200GB
Off peak 100GB, Peak 100GB
17Mbps
nbn™25
Speed
17Mbps
nbn™25
$134
per month
Min total cost is $3,216 over 24 months
Price
$134 per month
Min total cost is $3,216 over 24 months
Clear Sky Muster Plus Fastest 200GB
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase one from Clear
200GB
Off peak 100GB, Peak 100GB
Data
200GB
Off peak 100GB, Peak 100GB
17Mbps
nbn™25
Speed
17Mbps
nbn™25
$134
per month
Min total cost is $134 for first month
Price
$134 per month
Min total cost is $134 for first month
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Clear Networks Frequently Asked Questions

Can I cancel my Clear Networks NBN plan?

If you aren't on a lock-in contract, you can cancel your plan any time without penalties. However, if you're on a multi-month contract, you'll be forced to pay the full cancellation fee of your monthly plan price multiplied by the number of months remaining in the contract.

Can I get call packs with Clear Networks' Internet plans?

Not by default, but you can get a home phone line with one of the following packs:

  • Basic. Pay as you go calls for $6.95 extra monthly.
  • Budget. Slightly cheaper (12c/min vs 15c/min) pay as you go calls for $12.95 extra monthly.
  • Standard. Same rates as Budget, but includes 100 calls for $24.95 extra monthly.
  • Cap. Unlimited local and national calls for $39.95 extra monthly.
  • World. Same as Cap, but includes international calls to some destinations for a flat 20c per call. Costs $49.95 extra monthly.

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