iinet Broadband | NBN and ADSL Plans

iinet is Australia's second largest ADSL ISP. Here's everything you need to know about iinet's plans, pricing, and inclusions.

iinetWhat services does iinet offer?

What started in a Perth garage in 1993 has grown into one of the biggest internet service providers in Australia. Over the years since, iinet has continued to offer reliable broadband services and helpful customer support to Australians. iinet made a name for itself selling digital subscriber line (DSL) services, but it has also dabbled in supplying phone and TV services.

Today, iinet offers a variety of ADSL2+ and NBN plans, home phone bundles, mobile plans, and other bonuses.


How much does iinet Broadband cost?

As one of the country's largest ISPs, iinet offers a wide selection of broadband plans across a wide range of technologies. Prices start at $29.95 a month for a basic ADSL2+ plan and stretch all the way up to $119.99 a month for a 100Mbps fibre NBN plan. While some of the cheaper plans have data inclusions as low as 125GB per month, some top tier plans offer unlimited data.

iinet doesn't charge extra for excess data, instead throttling speeds if you exceed your monthly allowance. On 24 month contracts a free modem is provided (with a $10 shipping fee on some plans), while month-to-month customers can purchase a modem during the signup process for $79-$89, depending on the plan selected.

Depending on the size of your contract, iinet may or may not charge a setup fee. Generally, month-to-month plans will cost you $79.95-$99.95 to switch to iinet, with 24 month contracts varying from $0 to $79.95.


What additional services does iinet offer?

In addition to its selection of broadband plans, iinet offers a range of additional services and bonuses.

Home phone bundles

iinet's ADSL plans come with the option to bundle your home phone line rental for an extra $19.95. Bundling doubles the allotted data allowance, turning the basic plan into a 250GB plan for $59.90 and the more premium bundle into a 1TB allowance for $79.90.

For customers not interested in a home phone line, iinet is one of the premiere offerers of Naked DSL plans, with prices starting at $69.99 with 1000GB of data.

Quota-free streaming

iinet was one of the first ISPs to offer a range of content quota free via its Freezone feature. While the large data allowances of today mean this is less important than it once was, it's still nice to know that downloads made from iTunes, or on the Xbox One – as well as access to ABC iview and Netflix on certain plans.

While iinet was one of the key launch partners for Fetch TV, the telco stopped offering the service after it was taken over by TPG. Fortunately, the new owners managed to reach a new agreement, and you can now subscribe to Fetch through iinet once again..

Pros and cons

Pros

  • No-contract option. If you don't want to be locked into a long-term deal, you can sign up month-to-month.
  • Broadband-only. No need to pay landline rental if you don't need it.
  • Take landline voice calls on your mobile. The Beyond Voice option means you don't have to pay for a separate handset.

Cons

  • No data expansion options. If you use all your data in a month, there's no option to add more.
  • Reliant on ADSL. Outside of NBN areas, your speed is likely to vary considerably depending on the condition of copper wiring in your neighbourhood.

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    RodneySeptember 28, 2017

    I have 2 landlines at home and 1 dial up internet connection (iinet). My phone service is with a different company to my internet. I have been advised if I go with my phone carrier I will lose my current e-mail address. Is this correct ?
    Tks.Rod

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      JoanneSeptember 28, 2017Staff

      Hi Rod,

      Thanks for reaching out.
      If you’ve been with your ISP for a long time, you might have an email service tied to your provider. If you do, you should transfer your current emails and contacts to a third-party email service such as Gmail or Outlook before you switch so you do not lose your emails and contact information. The guide when switching providers is discussed further right here.

      Cheers,
      Joanne

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