Southern Phone broadband | ADSL and NBN plans

Providing NBN, ADSL, mobile voice and mobile broadband services, Southern Phone can offer you a deal with the lot.

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Is Southern Phone right for me?

  • What does Southern Phone offer? Southern Phone's services span the full breadth of the broadband market, encompassing NBN, ADSL and mobile broadband plans.
  • Product highlights: If you're after more than a standalone Internet service, Southern Phone's three-pronged Internet, home phone and mobile bundles can provide a simple solution for all your communication needs.
  • Watch out for: Southern Phone's ADSL plans do not include line rental, so bear in mind that you'll need to pay extra if you don't already have an active phone service.

Southern Phone NBN and ADSL plans

Southern Phone's broadband plans explained

Southern Phone caters to the vast majority of Australians with its NBN plans, supporting all the main access technologies. Fibre to the premises (FTTP), fibre to the node (FTTN), fibre to the building (FTTB), hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC), fixed wireless and satellite customers can all take advantage of Southern Phone's NBN services. These plans cover three of the four core NBN speed tiers, with support for Basic (nbn12), Standard Plus (nbn50) and Premium (nbn100) connections.

If the NBN isn't hitting your area any time soon, Southern Phone also offers a range of ADSL plans delivered over Telstra's copper-wire network. By default, these plans include a standalone ADSL service but no line rental – you'll need to pay extra if you don't already have an active phone line.

Southern Phone ADSL

Find out more about Southern Phone's ADSL plans on our ADSL plan category page.

Southern Phone NBN

Learn more about Southern Phone's NBN plans on our NBN plan category page.

Southern Phone mobile broadband plans

Southern Phone's mobile broadband plans explained

If you're looking for a little more versatility in your broadband service, Southern Phone's mobile broadband plans have a lot to offer. Powered by the Optus 4G network, these plans operate on 12-month contracts and feature a variety of data caps to suit all needs.

Southern Phone mobile broadband

Get all the details on Southern Phone's mobile broadband plans on our mobile broadband category page.

Southern Phone extras

If you don't have a compatible modem, an NBN connection isn't going to do you much good. Thankfully, Southern Phone offers the NetComm NF10WV Wi-Fi router modem, which is included with a 24-month contract, or you can upgrade to a NetComm NF18ACV Wi-Fi router which offers AC1600 wireless speeds and supports both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

Southern Phone also offers the option of a voice over IP (VoIP) phone service alongside its NBN plans or standard phone service alongside its ADSL plans.

The bundles include the $10 per month Medium voice deal, which offers unlimited local and national calls along with calls to mobiles for 37 cents per minute. You can vary this by mixing and matching your own broadband and voice services rather than choosing from the pre-configured bundles.

Southern Phone also offers "Home Plus" bundles, which include a home phone and mobile voice service. You can also opt for a "triple bundle" which includes NBN (12-month contract) or ADSL (24-month) broadband, a home phone line and mobile phone service. Once again, these pre-configured triple bundles don't offer every plan permutation, so you might prefer to shop a la carte.

How does Southern Phone compare?

As with most Internet providers, Southern Phone keeps its monthly pricing consistent regardless of contract length. The following comparisons are all based on its more flexible month-to-month plans, but keep in mind that Southern Phone's data allowances can vary if you sign up for a bundle. Also remember that the compared plans may or may not include a phone service and set-up fees.

NBN plan comparison

  • Large range of affordable capped plans.
  • Above-average typical evening speeds.

ADSL plan comparison

  • Decent range of data caps.
  • Line rental will cost you an extra $24.95 a month.

Mobile broadband plan comparison

  • Plans are available on both the Optus and Telstra 4G networks.
  • Solid data inclusions for the price.

Phone pack comparison

Why should you consider Southern Phone?

Southern Phone probably makes the most sense if you're chasing a double or triple bundle with low data limits for the convenience of keeping everything on one bill. It's also handy to have mobile broadband in the mix, even if it's not included in the bundle options.

When you look at any individual Southern Phone service, it struggles to beat out the competition, especially as you ask for more data, but once you bundle them they might become more attractive.

Southern Phone Broadband deals

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    BettyJuly 24, 2019

    I was offered a plan of $96 per month with unlimited texts on mobile and calls. I have just now received a monthly account for $176. Also I cannot connect the landline phone since receiving the new modum but have been charged for a long distance phone call. I have tried to contact Southern Phone without success.

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      NikkiJuly 24, 2019Staff

      Hi Betty,

      Thanks for leaving a message on our page. Sorry to hear you haven’t had success contacting Southern. I’d be glad to check your July account for you however Finder doesn’t have this kind of access. It would be best to contact Southern Phone’s billing department directly to investigate the charges on your account. Also, since you are experiencing technical difficulties with your new modem, when you speak to Southern, request for a home service technician and inquire about the costs.

      Sorry I couldn’t be of further help. Hope this helps and find a solution to this soon.

      Cheers,
      Nikki

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    davidApril 26, 2017

    do i have to change to nbn or can i stay with my adsl bundle including mobiles

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      ArnoldApril 26, 2017

      Hi David,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Unfortunately, All ADSL, ADSL2 and ADSL2+ internet services from all providers will be disconnected.

      Moving to the nbn™ network is not automatic and the following services will be permanently disconnected if you do not arrange to move them to the nbn™ network before the advised date.

      We suggest you prepare before calling your preferred provider so you can discuss all your requirements before ordering your services and booking an installation. Your service provider will be able to advise you, discuss the options and the range of competitive nbn™ plans that they have to offer. After notification that you can switch to the nbn™ network, you will have 18 months to move your services to the new network before the existing network is switched off. We will send you reminders, but we highly recommend switching well before your disconnection date as it may take time to process your order.

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    ronbeeAugust 30, 2016

    Does Southern Phone have technicians come out to set up a service?

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      DeeSeptember 1, 2016Staff

      Hi Ronbee,

      Thanks for your question.

      Yes, Southern Phone have technicians who will set-up the services. However, please note that customers are required to pay a $59 setup fee.

      Cheers,
      Anndy