Foxtel NBN and ADSL Broadband plans compared May 2019

Foxtel combines its popular subscription TV platform with broadband services to your home, delivered over ADSL2+ copper or via the NBN.

Is Foxtel right for me?

  • What does Foxtel offer? Foxtel deals in pay TV and Internet bundles, combining its long-running premium TV service with an Internet connection delivered over either the NBN or ADSL network.
  • Product highlights: Simplifies Internet and entertainment on a single bill. Foxtel also regularly offers discounts for new customers.
  • Watch out for: Can work out more expensive than combining a standalone Foxtel subscription with Internet from a different provider.

Foxtel Broadband NBN bundles

Foxtel's NBN bundles explained

Foxtel offers its NBN bundles exclusively to Aussies with access to fibre to the premises (FTTP), fibre to the node (FTTN) and fibre to the building (FTTB) NBN connections. These bundles include unlimited monthly data, a Voice over IP (VoIP) phone service and your choice of either a Standard Plus (nbn50) or a Premium (nbn100) NBN connection. On the entertainment side, you have four different Foxtel packages to choose from: the Entertainment bundle, the Sports HD bundle, the Drama bundle or the Platinum HD bundle. The first three include a selection of channels from Foxtel's catalogue, whereas the Platinum HD bundle gets you everything Foxtel has to offer.

Foxtel NBN

Get the full rundown on Foxtel's NBN plans in our guide.

Foxtel Broadband ADSL bundles

Foxtel's ADSL bundles explained

Foxtel's ADSL bundles don't differ dramatically from its NBN bundles. The same four options are available, featuring the Entertainment, Drama, Sports HD and Platinum HD Foxtel packages. Home phone line rental is also included in each bundle, along with unlimited standard local calls and an unlimited monthly data cap.

Foxtel ADSL

Find out what you need to know about Foxtel's ADSL plans in our guide.

Foxtel Broadband extras

If the standard call inclusions packed in with Foxtel's broadband bundles don't meet your needs, Foxtel has two additional call packs that just might. For $20 extra per month, you'll get unlimited calls to standard mobile and national numbers, while $10 extra per month will provide you with discounted call rates to landlines in 25 international destinations and mobiles in 5 international destinations.

How does Foxtel Broadband compare?

  • The simplest way to combine Foxtel's pay TV service with an Internet connection
  • Only available on 12- or 24-month contracts
  • Can be more expensive than purchasing a Foxtel subscription and broadband separately

Foxtel only offers broadband and home phone services as part of a bundle with its TV service. However, since the only two Internet providers to offer Foxtel bundles are Telstra and Foxtel itself, comparing Foxtel's broadband bundles gets a little tricky.

A thorough comparison requires calculating how much it would cost to sign up with a separate Internet provider then purchase a Foxtel TV subscription on its own. This means paying two bills, but that hassle can save you a significant amount of money in both the short and long term.

Why should you consider Foxtel Broadband?

The appeal of Foxtel's broadband bundles is simple: convenience. By combining Internet, home phone and pay TV into a single monthly bill, it takes care of your entertainment and communication needs in one go. Not only does this save you the hassle of paying multiple bills, it means you only need to deal with one company should you have any issues with your broadband, home phone or TV service.

Of course, that convenience comes with a cost. Shopping around for separate Internet and home phone plans from other providers and combining them with a standalone Foxtel subscription can save you quite a bit of money, so you'll need to decide whether the leg work is worth the extra cash in your pocket.

A smaller yet still noteworthy benefit of Foxtel's broadband bundles is the pricing consistency between ADSL and NBN connections. Because Foxtel's default NBN bundles cost the same as its ADSL bundles, you can smoothly upgrade from one to the other without any unpleasant bill shock. For Aussies still waiting for the NBN rollout to reach them, this can make the transition considerably less painful.

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    PhilNovember 30, 2018

    I currently have a bundled service with Telstra including Foxtel sport and entertainment including movies. I also have 3 mobiles on an Optus plan and Opus sport.
    My question is should I go completely with Optus or with Telstra or can NBN service providers cover everything as a bundles service.

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      JohnDecember 6, 2018Staff

      Hi Phil,

      Thank you for reaching out to finder.

      While we do not provide specific product recommendations, we can help guide you through the process of comparing options. You may want to check this page out to compare NBN plans and deals. You may also find out deals on this page like Foxtel being included in the plan and much more. Kindly review and compare your options on the table displaying the available providers. Once you have chosen a particular provider, you may then click on the “Go to site” button and you will be redirected to the provider’s website where you can proceed with the application or get in touch with their representatives for further inquiries you may have.

      Before applying, please ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria and read through the details of the needed requirements as well as the relevant Product Disclosure Statements/Terms and Conditions when comparing your options before making a decision on whether it is right for you. Hope this helps!

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    LawlerJuly 21, 2017

    When will nbn be available to my address?

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      LiezlJuly 21, 2017

      Hi Lawler,

      Thanks for your question. You may use our NBN tracker on this page by simply entering your address, to know check when the NBN is coming to you.

      Cheers,
      Liezl

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