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MyRepublic NBN Review

MyRepublic seeks to offer a smoother, faster experience to gamers with their GamerPro NBN plans.

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MyRepublic has been providing Internet to many locations in the Asia Pacific region for a while and it started operating in Australia back in 2016. Its biggest offering is its GamerPro gamer-focused NBN plans.

Top features:
  • Custom routing for lower latency on GamerPro plans
  • Dedicated Discord support team
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Get a standard NBN plan from MyRepublic covering any of the three top speed tiers the NBN has to offer. Gamers should look out for the "Gamer Pro" plans where you can get custom routing for lower latency on your favourite game servers.

MyRepublic review: Why should you consider them?

MyRepublic internet plans share the following features:

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Price

$59 and up monthly

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Technology type available

NBN

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NBN speeds available

Basic II, Standard, Fast

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Optional extras

Phone line

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Support

Live chat: 8am to 10pm AEDT weekdays

After providing Internet in the Asia Pacific region for a while, MyRepublic launched in Australia in 2016. Since then it has provided broadband to over 80,000 Australian customers. It has a number of NBN plans available monthly or on a contract.

If you're a gamer, you will probably appreciate MyRepublic's focus on delivering low latency and good connections to the servers you use to play. Its custom routing function is unique in the Australian market, so if it's something you want, you won't find it anywhere else. A dedicated Discord support team isn't bad, either.

For non-gamers, MyRepublic has little less sparkle to offer, but doesn't make them any less special. Their NBN plans are decently priced for the speeds it providers. Its prices are about $10 cheaper per month than the Finder average for Basic II and Standard plans, and its speeds are relatively ok too (e.g. its NBN50 plan has a typical evening speed of 43.00Mbps which is just slightly above the ACCC average of 42.6Mbps).

Unfortunately, signing up to a 12-month contract doesn't offer you any real benefits. You won't even get a free modem (which is usually a perk of signing up to a contract with a provider), just a rental one that remains the property of MyRepublic.

Signing up to MyRepublic also gives you these extra features

  • Rental modem. MyRepublic has a unique system of a rental modem on its 12-month contracts. You pay just $1 plus shipping for the modem, but it remains the property of MyRepublic.
  • Phone line. You can get a home phone line with any of MyRepublic's plans for free with pay-as-you-go (PAYG) calls, unlimited calls to Australian numbers and mobiles for $10 monthly or unlimited Australian calls plus calls to 40 international destinations for $20 per month.
  • Custom routing. MyRepublic offers optimised routing for a huge number of games, leading to low latency. You can contact it to have it review the routing for a particular game and potentially lower your ping.
  • Discord support. MyRepublic has a dedicated Discord support team for gamers who need assistance.


Is MyRepublic right for you?

Pros

  • Gamer optimised. MyRepublic works hard to keep latency for gamers low so they have solid connections to whatever game servers they want.
  • Discord support. If you're a gamer who wants accessible customer service at any time, you can use MyRepublic's dedicated Discord support team anytime.

Cons

  • Rental modem on contracts. If you sign up to MyRepublic on a 12-month contract, keep in mind that you won't be able to keep your modem once you cancel your plan.

Summary: MyRepublic is a gamer-focused provider that has plenty of exciting features for gamers but isn't too appealing otherwise.

MyRepublic FAQs

Do I need a new modem to sign up to MyRepublic?

If you haven't been on the NBN before, you will likely need a new modem to get connected. Bring your own or buy one from MyRepublic for $99 plus $10 shipping outright. On 12-month contracts, you'll be able to rent a modem for $1 plus $10 shipping, but it will remain MyRepublic's property and you'll have to return it if you cancel your plan (or pay the full retail price of $179 as a penalty).

Are there any cancellation fees with MyRepublic NBN plans?

So long as you're on a monthly plan, you can cancel your plan at any time without consequences. On a 12-month contract, you'll have to pay a fee based on how many months are left on your contract, maxing out at $220. If you rented a modem on a contract, you'll also have to pay its full retail price of $179.

Do MyRepublic's Internet plans include calls?

You can get a home phone line for free with your MyRepublic NBN plan with PAYG calls. Add on national, local and Australian mobile calls for $10 per month or unlimited Australian calls plus international calls to 40 destinations for $20 extra per month.

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