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Home wireless broadband plans

Home wireless broadband is quick to set up, with prices starting at $49.95 a month for unlimited data.

Looking for a home internet connection that isn't the NBN? Home wireless broadband is one of the better alternatives to the NBN, offering similar speeds at reasonable prices.

Compare home wireless broadband plans

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Name Product Data Allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
TPG 4G Home Wireless
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $44.99/mth for the next 6 months. Reverts to $54.99/mth after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 5.12.23
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 24 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
16Mbps
Speed
16Mbps
$44.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$44.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
iiNet Home Wireless Broadband
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $49.99/mth for the next 6 months. Use code 4GBF10. Reverts to $59.99/mth after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 5.12.23
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 24 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
16Mbps
Speed
16Mbps
$49.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$49.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
TPG 5G Home Broadband Plus
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $49.99/mth for the next 6 months. Reverts to $59.99/mth after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 5.12.23
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
Speed
50Mbps
$49.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$49.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
iiNet 5G Home Broadband Plus
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $49.99/mth for the next 6 months. Use code 5GBF10. Reverts to $59.99/mth after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 5.12.23
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
Speed
50Mbps
$49.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$49.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
TPG 5G Home Broadband Premium
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $54.99/mth for the next 6 months. Reverts to $64.99/mth after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 5.12.23
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
96Mbps
Speed
96Mbps
$54.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$54.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
iiNet 5G Home Broadband Premium
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $59.99/mth for the next 6 months. Use code 5GBF10. Reverts to $69.99/mth after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 5.12.23
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 36 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
96Mbps
Speed
96Mbps
$59.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$59.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
Vodafone 4G Home Wireless Broadband
Home wireless
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $60/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or $0 modem if you stay connected for 24 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
16Mbps
Speed
16Mbps
$60
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$60 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $0 for first month
Kogan 4G Home Internet
Home wireless
Vodafone network
90 Days contract
  • 90 Days expiry
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
16Mbps
Speed
16Mbps
$149.70
per 90 days
Min total cost (incl modem) is $149.70 over 90 days
Price
$149.70 per 90 days
Min total cost (incl modem + delivery) is $149.70 over 90 days
SpinTel 4G Home Wireless Broadband
Home wireless
Optus network
Month-to-month
OFFER: $39.95/mth for the first 3 months, then $49.95/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
20Mbps
Speed
20Mbps
$49.95
per month
Min total cost (incl delivery) is $269.95 for first month
Price
$49.95 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $269.95 for first month
Yomojo Unlimited 4G Home 20
Home wireless
Optus network
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • Modem cost $179
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
16Mbps
Speed
16Mbps
$55.90
per month
Min total cost is $234.90 for first month
Price
$55.90 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $234.90 for first month
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What is home wireless broadband?

Home wireless broadband is a type of connection that allows you to connect to the internet remotely, using either the 4G or 5G mobile network.

Home wireless is different to mobile broadband as it comes with a router and is seen as an alternative to fixed line connections such as the NBN.

Before signing up to home wireless broadband, it's best to ensure your home is within a provider's coverage area and it receives strong signals from nearby mobile towers.

You can do this by doing the following:

  • Entering your address on the provider's website.
  • Buying a $2 prepaid SIM to check what reception is like at your place before signing up to a home wireless plan. This is only applicable if you've never signed up with the network before at your current property.

Once you're satisfied that you're getting decent speeds from your chosen mobile network, all you need to do to set it up is to sign up to a home wireless plan from one of the providers and get yourself a home wireless modem.

Is home wireless broadband reliable?

Home wireless relies on connecting to a strong mobile network at your location. This means that speeds could vary depending on coverage, making it less reliable than fixed line NBN.

However, its ease of set-up can be a huge draw. Being able to set up a home wireless connection without tech help or a technician visit can be a relief for most people.

Here's a breakdown of the pros and cons of signing up to a home wireless broadband plan:

Pros

  • Alternative to the NBN if you're struggling with your current internet connection.
  • Fast and easy set-up. All you have to do is plug in your modem.
  • Access 5G speeds from 225–378Mbps.

Cons

  • Fewer providers to choose from.
  • The strength of your connection will depend on how good the mobile coverage in your area is and which network you're on. It can be less stable than the NBN.
  • Not everyone will be able to access 5G internet as it's still being rolled out across Australia.

There's a good chance home wireless broadband will give you reliable speeds if you get good mobile signals at your property. Given a few providers are offering first month free deals and a $0 modem (as long as you return it upon cancelling your plan), there's little risk involved in giving it a try.

Mariam Gabaji

Mariam Gabaji
Utilities editor

How fast is 4G and 5G home internet?

Speeds offered on a 4G or 5G home internet plan will depend on the provider you sign up with though the vast majority offer speed caps.

You can expect the following:

  • Between 20Mbps and 25Mbps download speeds and 2Mbps upload speed on a 4G home internet plan.
  • An average of 50–378Mbps download speeds on a 5G home internet plan (speeds vary wildly due to expanding 5G networks in Australia). Upload speeds are more consistent – you can expect up to 20Mbps.

Good to know:

  • For an average household with 4–5 devices connected to the internet, you should aim to get at least 5Mbps upload speeds. These are important for people who frequently make video calls, stream conferences, work from home and enjoy online gaming.
  • 5G is still being rolled out in Australia, so there's a chance you may not be able to sign up to a 5G home wireless plan yet.

Can I get unlimited data on my home wireless plan?

All the major providers in Australia offer unlimited data on their home internet plans, including Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and TPG.

Similar to the NBN, data-capped home wireless plans are becoming less common, and you won't have to pay an arm and a leg for them either.

  • Keep in mind: Opting for a data-capped home internet plan could end up costing you more in excess charges if your internet needs go beyond browsing and checking emails.

What is the best home wireless broadband plan?

The best home wireless plan will depend on your internet usage and how many people live with you. This will determine the kind of speeds you need and what your budget looks like.

We've rounded up 5 of the biggest home wireless broadband providers in Australia with a breakdown of what each one offers.

  • Keep in mind: Opting for a data-capped home internet plan could end up costing you more in excess charges if your internet needs go beyond browsing and checking emails.

Optus logo

Optus

Optus offers both 4G and 5G home wireless broadband plans on its own network. You'll get unlimited data on any of its plans, but watch out as some come with capped speeds.

Optus offers a single 4G home wireless plan with unlimited data on a 24-month contract or month-to-month payment option.

At $59 a month, you get 25Mbps download and 2Mbps upload speeds. Signing up to its 2-year plan will waive the upfront cost of the modem ($216).

Optus offers 2 types of 5G plans that come with unlimited data. Prices vary as they each offer different speeds and features.

The Optus Plus Everyday 5G costs $79 per month for 83Mbps typical evening speeds (busy hours of the day, 7–11pm). The max speed you'll receive at any time is capped at 100Mbps.

The $89 per month Optus Plus Entertainer Superfast 5G plan offers uncapped speeds, but during the busy hours of the day, you can expect 225Mpbs. It also includes a standard subscription to Netflix (normally $16.99 per month).

Additional features on Optus's 5G home internet plans include the following:

  • 50Mbps satisfaction guarantee so you know you'll be getting at least 50Mbps download speeds.
  • Free modem if you stay connected for 36 months. Cancelling earlier will incur a $16-a-month fee for the remaining months left.
  • Access to Optus Sport at a discounted rate. Pay $6.99 per month instead of $24.99.
  • Save up to 10% if you bundle 3 or more subscriptions on Optus SubHub.

iiNet Logo

iiNet

iiNet offers home wireless plans on the Vodafone 3G/4G and 5G networks. All of its plans are speed capped, so make sure you check that the maximum speed offered is right for you before you sign up.

Get up to 20Mbps speeds for $59.99 monthly. Existing iiNet customers get a $10-a-month discount.
For the same price as its 3G/4G plan ($59.99 monthly), you could get access to iiNet's 5G Home Broadband Plus with speeds up to 50Mbps.

Alternatively, pay $69.99 monthly for 5G Home Broadband Premium and faster speeds up to 100Mbps.

Signing up to any of iiNet's home wireless plans include the following:

  • No lock-in contract.
  • $0 activation or delivery fee.
  • Free modem if you stay connected for 24 months. If you decide to cancel earlier, all you have to do is return the modem within 21 days to avoid being charged.

TPG Logo

TPG

Similar to iiNet's plans, TPG also offers home wireless broadband on the Vodafone network.

For $54.99 monthly, TPG offers up to 20Mbps speeds and unlimited on its basic home wireless broadband plan.

Existing TPG customers can get the same plan for $49.99 per month or access its data-capped 100GB plan at $44.99 monthly.

Pay $59.99 for up to 50Mbps speeds and unlimited data or turn it up a notch with TPG's premium 5G plan. It'll cost you $64.99 for up to 100Mbps speeds.

TPG's inclusions are the same as iiNet's plans:

  • No lock-in contract.
  • Free activation and delivery.
  • $0 for the modem if you stay connected for 24 months. If you decide to cancel earlier, all you have to do is return the modem within 21 days to avoid being charged.

Telstra Logo

Telstra

Telstra only offers one plan – unlimited data on its 5G network – meaning your eligibility will depend on your Telstra 5G network coverage. It'll cost you $85 a month for an average 378Mbps download speed and 46 Mbps upload speed.

You get a massive 1TB of data, which for most people, should be more than enough to use in a month.

You also get the following features and special offers with the telco giant:

  • No lock-in contract.
  • Modem included for new customers who stay connected for 24 months. If you cancel before the 2-year mark, just return the modem to Telstra to avoid a non-return fee. Make sure it's still in good working condition.
  • 3 months of Telstra Device Security.
  • 2-month subscription to BINGE.
  • 3-month subscription to Apple TV+.

Vodafone Logo

Vodafone

Running on its own network, Vodafone has 3 home wireless plans to choose from. If you're already on a Vodafone mobile plan, you can score up to $10 off each month on your home internet plan.

For $60 a month, you can get unlimited data and up to 20Mbps speeds on a month-to-month plan with Vodafone.
5G
Its 5G Home Internet plans are divided into 2 speed categories: $65 monthly for up to 50Mbps or $70 a month for up to 100Mbps.

Other features that may pique your interest in Vodafone include the following:

  • No lock-in contract.
  • Modem cost is covered if you stay connected for 36 months. However, leaving early will incur a monthly charge for the number of months remaining. That's $7.50 per month for Vodafone's 4G modem or $17 monthly for 5G.

You can also check out our latest expert picks for the best internet plans, which include the best home wireless plan.

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