Devote yourself to an NBN Fibre, NBN Wireless or FTTB broadband connection for your home and experience high speed connectivity with DeVoteD NBN.
DeVoteD Group began operations in 2000 as part of the movie industry. It saw a huge opportunity surrounding the future of movie streaming and online business with the rollout of the NBN infrastructure, and so, hopped on the telecommunications bandwagon. This business now offers VoIP and UNI-V phone connections, NBN Fibre and wireless broadband connections, as well as FTTB broadband connections.
DeVoteD relies on AAPT as its principal carrier of NBN phone and Internet services. For VoIP services, it relies on the M2 Group.
What broadband plans and bundles does DeVoteD NBN offer?
DeVoteD Group provides NBN connections to areas that are already part of the NBN rollout, and multi-dwelling buildings can get FTTB connections. You can choose from different plans in each scenario.
The NBN Fibre data plans that DeVoteD offers don’t charge excess data charges, and caped plans come with high shaping speeds of up to 1,024Kbps. There is no limitation as to when you can use your data allowance, and only the data you download counts towards the total data quota.
With certain plans, you can also get up to $100 as welcome credit. Details of DeVoteD Group NBN Fibre plans are as follows:
Setup fees vary in accordance to contract length. If you sign up for a 24 month contract you get free setup, with a 12 month contract you have to pay $50 in one-time setup fees, with a six month contract you pay $75 in fees, and with no contract you have to pay $100.
These prices are for standard installations, and NBN Co determines fees for non-standard installations. All prices quoted are current as of May 2015.
You have the option of bundling your DeVoteD NBN Fibre connection with a DeVoteD UNI-V plan. This enables you to save on a monthly basis. Here’s how:
|Plan||Bundled cost per month||Unbundled cost per month||Local and national calls||Calls to mobile phones||International calls|
|UNI-V Basic||$8.95||$34.95||20c per call||27c per min||Standard per minute rate|
|UNI-V Saver||$12.95||$39.95||Free||27c per min||Standard per minute rate|
|UNI-V International Cap||$14.95||$41.95||Free||22c per min||10 minutes capped pricing to certain countries|
|UNI-V International||$17.95||$44.95||Free||20c per min||Untimed free calls to 50 countries|
While one UNI-V phone line comes at a bundled price along with your NBN Fibre connection, if you want a second UNI-V phone connection, you’ll have to pay its unbundled price.
In the absence of optic fibre cabling in your neighbourhood, you can consider getting an NBN Wireless broadband connection through DeVoteD. As with its NBN Fibre plans, its Wireless plans don’t charge for excess data and don’t place restrictions on when you can use your data allowance.
Only downloaded content counts towards your total usage. Pricing details of these plans are as follows:
As with NBN Fibre plans, set up charges for these vary in accordance to chosen contract terms.
FTTB stands for ‘Fibre to the Building’ and this high-speed broadband and voice service uses fibre optic and other network equipment installed in basements of multi-dwelling buildings. FTTB with home phone connections is limited to select locations. DeVoteD’s FTTB plan details are as follows:
|Plan||Cost per month||Speed||Data allowance||Phone service||Local and national calls||Calls to mobiles|
|FTTB PAYG||$59.95||Up to 100/20 Mbps||Unlimited||Yes||20c per call||27c per minute|
|FTTB Saver||$64.95||Up to 100/20 Mbps||Unlimited||Yes||Free||27c per minute|
|FTTB Mobile Saver||$69.95||Up to 100/20 Mbps||Unlimited||Yes||Free||100 minutes free, then 27c per minute|
Setup fees vary as per contract term.
Streaming with DeVoteD NBN
One important benefit of the high speed Internet connectivity that NBN connections provide is that you can stream videos easily. This enables you to start watching videos from the moment they start downloading, as opposed to waiting for them to download completely.
There are a number of streaming service providers in Australia and the content they offer tends to differ. In any case, you can expect to watch old and new movies as well as popular TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Homeland, Louie, American Horror Story, Always Greener and A Touch of Frost as, and when, you like - without annoying commercials.
Since not all streaming service providers are the same, it’s best that you compare a few before making a decision. Here’s what you can expect from some of the country’s leading providers:
|Provider||Total library hours||Cost per month||Quality||Streams|
|Netflix||5,000 hours (approx)||Basic - $9.99||Basic - SD||Basic - One|
|Standard - $13.99||Standard - HD||Standard - Two|
|Premium - $17.99||Premium - 4K||Premium - Four|
|Stan||7,000 hours (approx)||$10||HD||Three|
|Foxtel Play||3,250 hours (approx)||$25 to $50||SD||Two|
Not all devices work with all streaming service providers, so paying attention to compatibility is important. Here’s how compatibility can vary from one streaming service provider to the next.
|Netflix||PC, Mac, Chromecast, Apple TV, Fetch TV, tablet, mobile|
|Stan||PC, Mac, Chromecast, Airplay via Apple TV, tablet, mobile|
|Foxtel Play||PC, Mac, smart TV, Samsung Blu-Ray, Xbox, Playstation, tablet, mobile (via Foxtel Go)|
Frequently asked questions
How does DeVoteD send tax invoices?
DeVoteD sends monthly tax invoices via email to your nominated email address. There is no option to have them send via post. In case of disputes, your invoice/s can be sent via post, but will not continue doing it on an ongoing basis.
How can I make payments?
Payment options are as follows:
- Visa and Mastercard
- Direct Debit
- Direct Deposit
Can I upgrade or downgrade my plan later?
You can change your plan once a month to a plan that is of equal or greater value in terms of monthly cost. You can downgrade as well, but in this case you’ll have to pay a downgrade fee.
How long does the connection process take for an NBN connection?
NBN Co installs all the required equipment. Once it does, activation of your DeVoteD NBN connection can take up to two business days.
How fast are NBN connections?
A 100/40Mbps connection can download a 100MB video in less than 10 seconds. A 25/10Mbps connection would take around 40 seconds. A 12/1Mbps connection should take about 75 seconds.