Dodo Broadband | NBN and ADSL2+ plans

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Dodo is an Australian broadband provider that offers ADSL2+, NBN and mobile broadband services.

About Dodo

Dodo is one of the more established names in the Australian broadband market, having supplied Aussie homes with Internet services since 2001.

Dodo NBN plans

Dodo supports all the standard NBN technologies with its NBN plans, providing services over fibre to the premises (FTTP), fibre to the node (FTTN), fibre to the building (FTTB), hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) and fixed wireless connections. However, it does not support all tiers of NBN speeds. It only offers nbn 12, nbn 25 and nbn 50 speeds on its unlimited plan and limits its capped plans to the nbn 12 tier alone.

Dodo ADSL plans

Dodo offers standalone ADSL plans as well as ADSL and home phone bundles. While the former are significantly cheaper, they require you to already have an active phone line. However, this doesn't need to be provided by Dodo, so if you have a landline phone service with another Internet provider, Dodo's standalone ADSL plans will work just fine.

Dodo mobile broadband plans

Dodo has an extensive range of mobile broadband plans, offering both post-paid and prepaid plans as well as separate 4G and 3G plans. All services are delivered over Optus's 3G and 4G network and come with free delivery of a Dodo SIM card for accessing the service through a phone, tablet or any other SIM-compatible device.

Dodo extras

On all Dodo's NBN and ADSL plans, purchase of an NBN-ready modem is compulsory. This is bundled in for free on 24-month contracts, but you'll need to pay an upfront fee of $50 on a 12-month contract. On a month-to-month contract, you'll have to pay $109 for the modem.

How does Dodo compare?

Dodo's NBN, ADSL and mobile broadband plans provide plenty of opportunity for comparison, but that doesn't always work in its favour.

How do Dodo's NBN plans compare?

While most NBN providers roll out ever-larger data caps to satisfy growing Internet appetites, Dodo takes the opposite approach by offering tiny 50GB plans alongside its more-common unlimited plan. It's one of only a handful of providers to do so, giving it an advantage simply due to lack of competition.

Since the comparisons above are based on plans with basic 12Mbps connections, they don't quite tell the whole story. To determine how Dodo's plans stack up across all tiers of NBN speeds, the table below compares the costs of upgrading to faster speeds with relevant telcos:

DodoSpinTelTeleronExetelFlip TVInfinity TelcoBuzz Telco
25Mbps$10 extraN/A$10 extraN/A$10 extra$5 extra$10 extra
50Mbps$20 extra$10 extra$20 extra$5 extra$30 extra$10 extra$15 extra
100MbpsN/A$25 extra$30 extra$35 extraN/A$20 extra$20 extra

As you can see, Dodo's upgrade pricing doesn't do much to change its standings against the competition.

How do Dodo's ADSL plans compare?

Dodo's ADSL plans immediately stand out as some of the cheapest on the market. While this is certainly a compelling point in the telco's favour, it's important to put the pricing in context. Dodo's standard ADSL plans don't include line rental, and since line rental is necessary for the provision of ADSL Internet, you'll need to factor its cost in, too.

How do Dodo's mobile broadband plans compare?

Dodo's mobile broadband plans are a little odd. Despite their slower speeds, the provider's 3G plans are priced the same as its 4G plans, rendering them effectively irrelevant considering 4G plans include 3G coverage as a backup anyway. As such, only its 4G plans warrant comparing.

Why should you consider Dodo?

Dodo's appeal lies in its cornering of the low-cost, low-usage broadband market. Few Internet providers offer plans with data caps of 50GB or less these days, making Dodo one of your only options if you're looking for a barebones service at an equivalently pared-back price.

Standalone ADSL is another of Dodo's specialties. Provided you already have an active landline phone service, Dodo's 50GB and unlimited ADSL plans are among the cheapest currently available.

Dodo is also one of the only providers to offer broadband and entertainment bundles with the streaming service Fetch. These bundles provide a means of consolidating your Internet, pay TV and even phone costs into a single bill, simplifying the payment process and potentially saving you money over juggling separate services.

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