iiNet Broadband: NBN and ADSL plans compared

iiNet is one of Australia's leading NBN broadband providers. Here's everything you need to know about iiNet's plans, pricing and inclusions.


Broadband Offer

iiNet NBN Liimitless Data 12/1 Mbps 24 Month

$69.99

Monthly

Min. Total Cost of $1679.76

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Unlimited

Data

10 Mbps

Typical peak evening speed


As one of the longest-running Internet providers in Australia, iiNet has built quite a name for itself. Not only does it provide high-speed fibre Internet over the National Broadband Network (NBN), it has its own ADSL network separate from Telstra's available in select areas across the country.

But no matter what technology they use, all of iiNet's broadband plans share a few things in common. They all support both no lock-in, month-to-month contracts as well as 24-month contracts, and all but the slower satellite plans can be bundled with the streaming service Fetch to consolidate your Internet and entertainment costs into one bill.

iiNet also provides both traditional landline as well as Voice over IP (VoIP) phone services alongside its broadband plans, with select plans offering unlimited local, national and even mobile calls to boot.

iiNet fixed-line NBN plans


iiNet provides fixed-line NBN connections using fibre to the node (FTTN), fibre to the premises (FTTP), fibre to the building (FTTB) and hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) technologies. It splits these plans into three speed tiers: Basic (Basic/nbn12), Turbo (Standard Plus/nbn50) and Max (Premium/nbn100). Within those tiers, the different call and data inclusions available are as follows:

iiNet fixed wireless NBN plans


For Aussies living outside the range of wired NBN, iiNet provides fixed wireless plans at both Basic and Standard NBN speed tiers. These plans come in four varieties:

  • NBN 500 Basic. Includes pay-as-you-go calls and 500GB of data and a Basic NBN connection for $59.99 a month.
  • NBN Liimitless Basic. Includes pay-as-you-go calls and unlimited data and a Basic NBN connection for $69.99 a month.
  • NBN Liimitless Boost LN. Includes unlimited local and standard national calls along with unlimited data and a Standard NBN connection for $79.99 a month.
  • NBN Liimitless Boost LNM. Includes unlimited local, standard national and mobile calls within Australia along with unlimited data and a Standard NBN connection for $89.99 a month.

For more information on the extras iiNet offers on its fixed wireless NBN plans, click here.

iiNet NBN satellite plans


If you're living in an area of the country ineligible for a fixed-line or fixed wireless NBN service, a satellite connection is likely your only option for high-speed Internet. iiNet offers three such plans rated at Basic (nbn12) for speeds between 5Mbps and 12Mbps:

  • NBN Satellite 150. Includes 30GB of peak-time data and 120GB of off-peak data for $39.99 a month.
  • NBN Satellite 200. Includes 45GB of peak-time data and 155GB of off-peak data for $49.99 a month.
  • NBN Satellite 250. Includes 60GB of peak-time data and 190GB of off-peak data for $59.99 a month

iiNet ADSL plans


If you're one of the unlucky Aussies facing a year or more before the NBN rolls out in your area, ADSL is still likely your best choice for home Internet. At least with iiNet, when the NBN is eventually available to you, you'll be able to upgrade to an equivalently-priced NBN plan at no extra cost.

iiNet offers three ADSL plans, each of which includes home phone line rental bundled in at no extra cost. Here's what they look like:

  • ADSL2+ 500. Includes pay-as-you-go calls and 500GB of data for $59.99 a month.
  • ADSL2+ Liimitless. Includes pay-as-you-go calls and unlimited data for $79.99 a month.
  • ADSL2+ Liimitless LNM. Includes unlimited local, standard national and mobile calls within Australia along with unlimited data for $89.99 a month.

iiNet extras


Beyond its base plans, iiNet offers plenty of extras to choose from. If you make a lot of calls to friends and family overseas, for instance, an extra $10 a month will get you the International Call Pack with unlimited calls to the following 20 countries: Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UK and the USA.

How does iiNet compare?

With so many plans on offer, it can be difficult to weigh up how well iiNet compares with other Australian Internet providers. To make things a little simpler, we've split the plans out into categories and pitted them against the best contenders in each market.

It's also worth noting that we've used iiNet's month-to-month plans as the point of comparison, since its 24-month plans only differ in their set-up fees and the inclusion of a bare-bones Fetch service.