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Foxtel Broadband

Foxtel combines its subscription TV platform with broadband services to your home.

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If you've lived in Australia for any amount of time, you might be familiar with Foxtel as a provider of cable and subscription television services. It has recently branched out into selling NBN plans with its television bundles.

Top features:
  • NBN bundles including TV channels
  • 12- or 24-month contracts
  • Good typical evening speeds
Foxtel internet is not currently available via finder. You can visit their website at www.foxtel.com.au for more information or compare alternative options available below.

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Compare Foxtel Broadband NBN bundles below

Get an Internet connection plus any of a few different television bundles with Foxtel Broadband. Contracts are 12- or 24-months.

Foxtel Broadband review: What we think

Foxtel broadband plans share the following features:

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Price

$124 and up monthly

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Technology type available

NBN

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NBN speeds available

Standard, Fast

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Optional extras

Netflix bundling

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

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.

Foxtel Broadband extra features

  • Netflix bundle. You can get a Netflix subscription added onto your bundle for $12 per month or $2 per month on the Premium bundle.


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 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.

      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!

      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 on this page by simply entering your address, to know check when the NBN is coming to you.

      Cheers,
      Liezl

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