Foxtel combines its popular subscription TV platform with broadband services to your home delivered over ADSL2+ copper or via the NBN.
finder.com.au Foxtel broadband NBN Entertainment bundles
|Broadband plan||NBN speed tier||Monthly cost|
|Foxtel Unlimited nbn + Entertainment Bundle 24 Month 100/40||100Mbps||$141.00|
|Foxtel Unlimited nbn + Entertainment Bundle 24 Month 50/20||50Mbps||$121.00|
|Foxtel Unlimited nbn + Entertainment Bundle 24 Month 25/5||25Mbps||$111.00|
|Foxtel Unlimited nbn + Platinum HD bundle 24 Month 100/40||100Mbps||$240.00|
|Foxtel Unlimited nbn + Platinum HD bundle 24 Month 50/20||50Mbps||$220.00|
|Foxtel Unlimited nbn + Platinum HD bundle 24 Month 25/5||25Mbps||$210.00|
What services does Foxtel Broadband offer?
Foxtel’s broadband packages are delivered either via ADSL2+ copper or on the National Broadband Network; at launch this is limited to areas within the FTTP footprint but it’s expected that Foxtel will expand out to offering services to FTTN and FTTDp areas directly. As with any other NBN connection, the technology on offer will depend on where your home is and the current status of the NBN build in terms of service availability.
What additional services are included?
What voice options are provided?
All of Foxtel’s broadband bundles include phone line rental with unlimited standard local and national calls. Calls to mobiles are charged at a flat 35c/minute plus a 49c connection fee, capped at $3 for the first 20 minutes. Voicemail and Call waiting services are included as part of the bundle.
What TV and movie options are provided?
Foxtel’s Broadband services are only sold as entertainment bundles, and as such the inclusion of a variety of TV services is a key component of their value proposition. While Foxtel’s subscription TV platform is somewhat modular, so you can add additional packages to the two baseline subscription packages available to both ADSL2+ and NBN customers at additional cost, your choice of standard programming relates to whether you opt for the Entertainment Bundle or the higher cost Platinum HD bundle.
The Entertainment pack includes 45 channels. Specifically, you get Fox8, UKTV, Arena, MTV, Universal, TV Hits!, 111 funny, Fox Classics, TCM, Lifestyle, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, Disney Junior, Nick Jr, Boomerang, MTV Music, MTV Dance, V Hits, Max, Foxtel Smooth, CMC, Foxtel Tunes, Fox Sports News, Eurosport News, Sky Racing 1, Sky Thoroughbred Central, Sky News Live, Sky News Weather, Sky News Business, Fox News, BBC World News, CNN, CCTV News, CCTV Documentary, NHK World Aurora, Bloomberg Television, CNBC, Sky News Election Channel, Al Jazeera, RT, Expo, TVSN, ACCTV, Daystar, SBN and Hillsong Channel.
The Platinum HD pack is Foxtel’s all-you-can-eat-and-then-some-more channel option, with a grand total of 90 channels covering every expansion pack it’s possible to get in the bundle.
Both bundle options include access to Foxtel Go and Foxtel Anytime, and use of these services does not count towards your download quota.
What happens if I exceed my monthly download limit?
Foxtel’s plans with data limits simply slow your plan down to 256kbps for the remainder of your billing month period if you exceed your usage quota. That’s a little painful when it happens, but the upside is that you’re not hit with any excess data use charges.
Pros and cons
- Includes live TV. Foxtel’s broadband plans are clearly best value for those who want to enjoy Foxtel’s extensive subscription TV offerings.
- No excess data bills. While most plans have unlimited data, even if you do break the data bank, all that will happen is a temporary slowdown on your account.
- Includes phone bundling and PVR Foxtel’s bundle approach really is an everything-you-could-eat option, with the inclusion of a standard landline and Foxtel’s IQ3 set top box for recording and watching TV.
- Comparatively pricey Getting everything in one bundle is nice, but the downside is that Foxtel’s plan prices are quite a bit heavier than competing NBN-only providers.
- No month by month plans You can get Foxtel’s subscription TV on a rolling month by month basis, but not its broadband offerings, which are offered on one or two year terms only.
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