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Tangerine NBN Review

With competitively priced NBN plans and unlimited data, Tangerine Telecom likes to keep things simple.

Tangerine Broadband

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Tangerine Telecom is committed to keeping plans simple and easy to access for customers. Their plans don't involve contracts and even have a 14 day NBN trial where you can refund them entirely (except for the modem) if you aren't happy in the first couple of weeks.

Top features:
  • NBN, fixed wireless and home wireless plans month to month
  • Discount for first 6 months of most plans
  • 4G backup modem available

Tangerine NBN XL Boost Unlimited

from Tangerine
  • NBN connection - Unlimited data
  • 42 Mbps typical peak evening speed
  • $54.90/month for first 6 months, then $69.90.
  • Free setup & activation, 14-day NBN trial. T&Cs apply

Compare Tangerine's NBN plans below

Tangerine has a simple suite of three main NBN offerings with no real extras or complications attached. They also provide two fixed wireless NBN plans with unlimited data.

Tangerine review: What we think

Tangerines's Internet plans share the following features:

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$59.90 and up monthly

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Technology type available

NBN, fixed wireless, home wireless

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NBN speeds available

Basic II, Standard, Fast

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Optional extras

Call packs

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Phone 8am-10pm (weekdays), 8am-8pm (weekends).

Tangerine Telecom is keeping NBN connections straightforward and uncomplicated with a set of three plans on the high-speed network. It also offers some SIM-only mobile plans on the side.

Tangerine's plans all offer unlimited data and they roughly cost between $60 and $100 per month. All three plans have about average typical speeds for their tiers, and with $10 off your first 6 months, they aren't too bad a deal.

With Tangerine, you won't face any set-up fees beyond the price of a $129.90 modem, and there's not much extra stuff to complicate the deal.

Tangerine's extra features include:

  • Call packs. For an extra $10 monthly, you'll get a home phone line plus unlimited landline and mobile calls within Australia.
  • 14-day trial. Tangerine offers a 14-day "NBN trial" on all its NBN plans, meaning they'll refund your plan fee if you aren't happy with your service in the first two weeks. Note that Tangerine won't refund your modem fee, but will unlock it so you're free to use it with another NBN plan.
  • Referral bonus. If you refer a friend to sign up for a Tangerine NBN plan when you're already on one, you'll each receive a one-time $25 credit towards your bills.

Is Tangerine Telecom right for you?

The good stuff

  • Decent typical connection speeds.
  • 14-day NBN trial.
  • No set-up or connection fees.

The not-so-good stuff

  • No Basic I tier NBN plans.

The bottom line: Tangerine Telecom has extremely simple plans that offer good speeds for a reasonable price.

Take a look at fixed wireless plans from Tangerine below

Can't get fixed line broadband where you live? Tangerine has a couple of options available that deliver unlimited data on a month to month plan.

Compare Tangerine's home wireless broadband plans here

Tangerine FAQ

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

If you've never been connected to the NBN before, it's very likely you'll need a new NBN-compatible modem. You can either purchase your own or buy one from Tangerine when choosing your plan. Tangerine's modems start at $129.90, but they also have a more expensive option that has backup 4G mobile broadband which you can use if the NBN goes down.

Can I cancel my Tangerine NBN plan?

Yes. All of Tangerine's NBN plans are month-to-month and include no lock-in contracts or set-up fees, so you can switch or cancel freely at any time.

Do Tangerine's NBN plans include calls?

Not by default, but you can add on a call pack for $10 a month that will provide you with a home phone line as well as unlimited calls to landlines and mobiles within Australia.

What happens if I exceed my data allowance?

Since all of Tangerine's NBN plans come with unlimited data, it's impossible to exceed your data allowance.

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    MikePAugust 3, 2016

    Fixed Wireless NBN Broadband was scheduled to be activated in my area on 1 Aug 2016 – PC 3882. Rollout Region ID: 3BAI-51-12-NICO

    I have signed up with Tangerine Telecom.
    My question is, why are they not listed as a provider on the list that appears for my region?

    I notice that Southern Phone also do not appear in the list.

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      BrodieAugust 3, 2016

      Hi Mike,

      Our provider list in the nbn tracker is in the progress of being updated. Thanks for your comment.


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