Origin Broadband
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Origin broadband review

Our verdict: Origin may offer next-day NBN connections and a bundling discount, but its prices and performance may have you looking elsewhere.

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Pros

  • $10 discount if you bundle internet and electricity on the same bill
  • Next-day NBN connection (T&Cs apply)
  • 12-months free Paramount Plus

Cons

  • Prices are often more expensive than other providers on most common NBN speeds
  • 30 days' notice needed to cancel
  • Plans don't reach maximum speeds

Compare Origin NBN plans

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Name Product Data allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Origin Broadband Everyday NBN25
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $69/mth for the first 6 months, then $74/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.4.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $179
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
24Mbps
nbn™25
Speed
24Mbps
nbn™25
$69
per month
Min total cost is $69 for first month
Price
$69 per month
Min total cost is $69 for first month
Origin Broadband Experience NBN50
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $84/mth for the first 6 months, then $89/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.4.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $179
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
48Mbps
nbn™50
Speed
48Mbps
nbn™50
$84
per month
Min total cost is $84 for first month
Price
$84 per month
Min total cost is $84 for first month
Origin Broadband Enthusiast NBN100/20
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $94/mth for the first 6 months, then $99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.4.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $179
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
97Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
97Mbps
nbn™100
$94
per month
Min total cost is $94 for first month
Price
$94 per month
Min total cost is $94 for first month
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Name Product Data allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Origin Broadband NBN Fixed Wireless
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $84/mth for the first 6 months, then $89/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.4.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $179
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
25Mbps
nbn™75
Speed
25Mbps
nbn™75
$84
per month
Min total cost is $89 for first month
Price
$84 per month
Min total cost is $89 for first month
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Origin broadband review: Our verdict

Although mostly known as an energy provider, Origin also offers monthly NBN plans with no lock-in contract. Its standard monthly prices are more expensive than more established providers that offer similar speeds:

  • Origin does offer an extra $10 a month off your NBN plan if you bundle it with an Origin Energy plan. This helps to bring down the cost of its plans, but even with the discount, its plans aren't the most affordable.
  • Origin does offer the option to bring your own modem to keep upfront costs low, otherwise its modems start at $179 (plus $20 postage), which is higher than the average cost of a modem in Finder's database.
  • Origin does offer some bonus features that may interest some customers such as an annual subscription to Paramount Plus or bonus Everyday Rewards points, and 'next day' connection.

Things to watch out for:

  • Origin requires that payment is made via direct debit.
  • You need to give 30 days notice if you want to cancel your Origin Broadband plan.
  • While Origin promises next-day NBN connections, keep in mind that you need to sign up to its NBN plan before 1pm. Not all premises are covered though, so if this is a big reason for you to sign up, contact Origin to see if you're eligible.
  • While the prospect of a free annual subscription to Paramount Plus might sound enticing to sign up, it is only if you're new to the streaming service. If you're an existing customer or have previously had it, you are not eligible for this bonus.

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Customer service

You can get in touch with Origin broadband in multiple ways:

  • Via the Origin app
  • Send them an email
  • Use social media apps such as Facebook messenger
  • Contact their service support line between 8am–12am AEDT Monday to Sunday.
  • Keep in mind: Origin's phone support is a 1300 number, which costs 35c to call on the Origin Energy home phone pack.

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Bonus features

Origin Internet has quite a few bonus features to look into:

Energy bundling discount

Get $10 off your monthly internet bill if you bundle your NBN plan with an Origin Energy plan.

This makes its internet plans more on par with the average prices available on Finder.

Next-day NBN connection

Origin promises next-day NBN connection for eligible premises. It says it will pay you up to $100 a day for each day you're not connected to cover any expenses you've encountered for the use of alternative internet.

Home phone packages

You can choose to either pay as you go for calls or get a $10 a month premium add-on to include most call types.

Free Paramount Plus

New Origin Internet and Paramount Plus customers get 12 months of the streaming service free included on any NBN plan.

Everyday Rewards points

Everyday Rewards members get an online only offer for 5000 points, valued at $25 Everyday Rewards dollars.

How does Origin compare?

With the NBN 50 plan being the most popular internet plan in Australia, Finder has gathered together what some of the major providers also do on this speed tier so you can see how Origin compares next to them.

ProviderTypical evening speedPriceLearn more
Origin48Mbps$89/month
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Telstra50Mbps$100/month
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TPG50Mbps$79.99/month
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Optus50Mbps$85/month
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AGL50Mbps$84/month
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iiNet50Mbps$79.99/month
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Aussie Broadband49Mbps$85/month
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Belong50Mbps$80/month
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Tangerine50Mbps$79.90/month
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