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Foxtel NBN plans

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Foxtel Broadband

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Foxtel has long been around in the Australian home entertainment industry, though nowadays it also offers a broadband connection to go with it. You can pair an NBN50 plan with some of their channel packs in order to get access to a bunch of channels of entertainment plus Internet.

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Foxtel NBN plans explained

You can only get an NBN connection from Foxtel when you bundle it with their entertainment options, too. All their broadband connections are NBN50, with a typical evening speed of 45.50Mbps. You will also get a home phone line with unlimited local and national calls. They are available on 12 or 24 month contracts.

  • Foxtel Plus bundle. Unlimited data and 50+ channels, including drama, lifestyle, documentaries and reality for $118/month.
  • Movies HD bundle. Unlimited data and 50+ Foxtel Plus channels, as well as 10 movie channels for $128/month.
  • Sports HD bundle. Unlimited data and 50+ Foxtel Plus channels as well as 50 sports on 12 live HD channels for $128/month.
  • Premium bundle. Unlimited data and 50+ Foxtel Plus channels, 50 sports on 12 live HD channels, 3 kids' channels and thousands of hours of movies on demand for $144/month.
  • Platinum Plus bundle. Unlimited data and 50+ Foxtel Plus channels, as well as 50 sports on 12 live HD channels, 3 kids' channels, thousands of hours of movies on demand, and 11 "Favourites" channels for $164/month.

You'll have to pay a $99 activation fee and $140 for a WiFi modem. These fees are waived on a 24 month contract. All plans allow for an additional Netflix subscription for varying costs.

Which channels are included in Foxtel's NBN bundles?

Foxtel offers several entertainment packages. You can get them either as month to month or sign up for a 12-month contract and receive a discount on the monthly cost. With any pack, you can add on a standard Netflix subscription for $12 per month on a month-to-month plan. Keep in mind that prices indicated below are for Foxtel's standalone entertainment packages and do not include Foxtel NBN.

  • Foxtel Plus. $49/month. 50+ channels, including drama, lifestyle, documentaries and reality.
  • Sports HD. $74/month. 50+ Foxtel Plus channels as well as 50 sports on 12 live HD channels.
  • Movies, HD and Kids. $74/month. 50+ Foxtel Plus channels, 3 kids channels and thousands of hours of movies on demand.
  • Premium. $99/month. 50+ Foxtel Plus channels, 50 sports on 12 live HD channels, 3 kids' channels and thousands of hours of movies on demand.
  • Platinum Plus. $139/month. All the same inclusions as the Premium package. Also offers 11 "Favourites" channels, the ability to use Foxtel on a second screen and an included Netflix Standard subscription. If you buy it on a 12-month plan, you'll get 2 store title movies for free over the course of the year.

For each plan, you'll have to pay an additional $150 for the iQ4 box and a further $100 professional installation fee. These fees are waived if you sign up on a 12-month contract.

Interested in Foxtel's entertainment packages? Find out more here

Other Foxtel deals

  • Netflix bundle. On any entertainment bundle, you can add on a standard Netflix subscription for an additional $12 per month.
  • Multiscreen. For $15 extra per month, watch Foxtel on another screen using the Foxtel smart TV app.
  • Foxtel magazine. If you're keen, you can get the Foxtel magazine for just $3.95 per month, which contains complete month channel listings, interviews, behind-the-scenes stuff and more.
  • Channel add-ons. When the channel packs aren't enough, you can add on Antenna TV from Greece or RAI International from Italy for $23 per month and Sky Racing + from $5 per month.

Foxtel NBN review

Foxtel has been around for quite a while, offering subscription television services to Australians. Nowadays it has started bundling those television services with high-speed NBN broadband.

It's hard to evaluate the cost of Foxtel's plans, considering you can only get them bundled with television services. If the prices Foxtel charges seem fair for what you get in return, then you might want to get a broadband plan from it at the same time. Its typical speeds, at least, are generally a little higher than average (e.g. NBN50 typical speed of 45.50Mbps vs ACCC average of 42.6Mbps).

Just be careful before signing up to Foxtel – its early termination fees aren't exactly cheap and there's no way you can try before committing, since it only sells contract plans.

Is Foxtel Broadband right for you?

Pros

  • High speeds. Foxtel's NBN plans perform well in terms of typical evening speeds.
  • Netflix. If you want a subscription to the popular streaming service, you could get it slightly discounted with a Foxtel bundle.

Cons

  • Mandatory contracts. You can't sign up to Foxtel without signing a lengthy one- or two-year contract.
  • No cheap plans. The cheapest offer from Foxtel starts at $129 and only goes up from there.
  • Significant activation fees. 12-month contracts attract not only a $99 activation fee but a $140 outlay for a modem, as well.

Summary: Foxtel Broadband services are extremely expensive if you're mostly looking for a broadband connection, but might be worth it if you're after its television bundles, too.

Foxtel broadband plans share the following features:

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Price

$118 and up monthly

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NBN

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NBN speeds available

Standard, Fast

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Optional extras

Netflix bundling

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Support

Phone: 9am to 6pm AEDT, Monday to Friday

How do Foxtel's NBN plans compare?

Since you can't get a Foxtel NBN plan unless it's tied with a Foxtel entertainment package, we've taken a look at how their Foxtel Plus NBN bundle compares to a couple other bundled options on the market.

First off, if you're after Foxtel, you can only get it from Foxtel itself, so other bundles can't directly compare. However, if you're after general entertainment options, both Dodo and iiNet will sell you a bundle with Fetch TV at a much cheaper price than any of Foxtel's offerings. Dodo lets you add Fetch for an extra $25 per month on a 12 month contract, while iiNet provides basic Fetch TV for a $59.99 set up fee on a 6 month contract.

The main advantage of Foxtel's bundle is that it already includes a bunch of channel packs, whereas iiNet and Dodo require you to purchase channel packs to fully enjoy your Fetch TV box. Still, if you want a value-focused NBN plan, you're better off looking elsewhere.

To compare more of Foxtel's plans against the rest of the market, you can use our NBN search engine and adjust the filters to what you're looking for.

Foxtel Broadband FAQs

Do I need a new modem to sign up to Foxtel Broadband?

Yes, you will have to buy a new modem as part of your Foxtel purchase. It will cost you $140 on a 12-month contract, though it's included for free on the 24-month contract.

Can I cancel my Foxtel Broadband NBN plan?

So long as your contract has expired, you can cancel your plan at any time. However, on a contract, you could be charged up to $300 if you decide to terminate your contract early.

Do Foxtel Broadband's Internet plans include calls?

No, Foxtel's plans don't have phone calls or a home phone line included.


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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.

      The best provider for you depends on your own personal circumstances such as location, coverage, and the plan or package you’re looking for. Our comparison between Telstra and Optus might help you decide which provider suits you. You can also check other providers offering NBN bundles. You can use our comparison table to help narrow down your options. When your ready, press the “Go to site” button to be redirected to the provider’s website where you can sign up.

      As a gentle reminder, please ensure you review the relevant Product Disclosure Statements/Terms and Conditions when comparing your options before making a decision on whether it is right for you. You can also contact the provider if you have specific questions.

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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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 by simply entering your address. Do this to know when the NBN is coming to you or whether NBN is already available in your area or not.

      Cheers,
      Liezl

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