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Need a new Internet connection but don’t know which way to go? Take a look at what Exetel broadband has to offer.

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Exetel NBN Standard Plus Unlimited

In an extremely competitive market, Exetel's NBN Standard Plus plan was a highlight, with unlimited data matched by strong peak evening speed performance.

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Compare Exetel's NBN plans below

Exetel has 3 NBN plans on offer from $69 monthly. The included modem is free if you don't cancel before 6 months have passed or $79 otherwise.

Key features

Price: $69 monthly and up.
Technology type: NBN, fibre, mobile broadband, home wireless.
NBN speeds: NBN25, NBN50, NBN100.
Optional extras: Call packs.
Support: Phone until 11pm every day.

Exetel's benefits and extras

  • Call packs. You get a free Voice over IP (VoIP) line with your NBN connection that includes pay-as-you-go calls. For an additional $10 monthly, you'll also get unlimited national and local landline and mobile calls, plus free calls to 12 different countries.
  • Modems. Exetel's NBN plans come with a free modem, though it will charge you $79 for it if you cancel in the first 6 months. Other connection types will include a recommended modem, which vary in price, though entering a contract on these may lower the cost.
  • Free plan changes. While you may get hit by a hefty cancellation fee for terminating a contract early, you can freely switch between Exetel plans even while you're on a contract.

Exetel review: What we think

Exetel doesn't do anything fancy with its Internet plans, but manages to offer an okay spread of NBN plans all the same. However, it's a little on the expensive side as plans go, especially since its typical evening speeds are a little lower than average.

It's true that Exetel has one of the cheaper home wireless plans on the market, but it's restricted to Basic speeds, limiting its value somewhat. The mobile broadband offerings are more impressive, providing decent value in terms of data for the price.

If you're looking for a plan to suit, Exetel may have what you need, but it's definitely worth comparing it to other providers to see if you might just be able to find something better.

Why should you consider Exetel Internet?

The good stuff

  • Excellent call pack value.
  • Good spread of mobile broadband choices.

The not-so-good stuff

  • Quite expensive plans compared to some competitors.
  • Typical speeds for NBN are on the slow side.
  • Home wireless only has basic speed.

The bottom line: Exetel offers a set of NBN plans that are a little hampered by their high price and less-than-stellar speeds.

Start comparing Exetel's mobile broadband plans here to get connected on the go

Get between 1.5GB and 90GB monthly with Exetel's mobile broadband plans. You can purchase a USB modem for an additional $69 when buying your plan.

Check out Exetel's home wireless broadband plans below

Exetel has a Basic home wireless plan of 250GB for $69 monthly. Sign a 12-month contract and get the $189 modem for half price.

Compare Exetel's non-NBN fibre plans here

For those with access to a housing estate or new development fibre connection, Exetel has a handful of connections with decent speeds.

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    SLAugust 10, 2016

    Pay-as-you-go VoIP service included
    Can you let me know the call charges for
    Local
    National
    International
    Mobile
    Do you pre configure a modem for customers?

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      BrodieAugust 15, 2016

      Hi SL,

      Exetel has three separate home phone call packs.
      National: Unlimited local, national and 13/1300 calls at $10/month.
      Mobile: Unlimited local, national, 13/1300 and Australian mobile calls for $20 per month.
      Global: Unlimited local, national, 13/1300, Australian mobile calls and calls to selected international landlines.

      If you’re ordering NBN, your modem will arrive pre-configured.

      Cheers,
      Brodie

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