TPG broadband plans compared

TPG is one of the largest players in Australia's broadband landscape, with a strong focus on "unlimited" broadband offerings.

Broadband Offer

TPG NBN50 Bundle Unlimited

$69.99

Monthly

Min. Total Cost of $199.94

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Unlimited

Data

43 Mbps

Typical peak evening speed

Is TPG right for me?

  • Watch out for: TPG's ADSL plans still have on- and off-peak data limits, which can sting you if you like to sleep at normal hours. Its other products generally offer good value.

TPG's NBN & ADSL plans

TPG's broadband plans explained

TPG supports broadband services over most of the standard NBN technologies. Their plans are available on three of the four main NBN speed tiers: Basic (nbn12), Standard Plus (nbn50) and Premium (nbn100).

For those not yet in an NBN service area, TPG offers broadband over ADSL only in areas where TPG has equipment. It's worth pointing out that where a data limit is specified, that amount is actually split in two. Half that amount will be available during peak times, and the other half during off-peak times. This means that, unless you happen to be a night-owl, there's a fair chance your monthly data limit will be effectively halved.

How does TPG compare?

Though TPG's ADSL plans are a little complex, the company's NBN plans are relatively straightforward, and comparisons are more easily made. Due to the way the NBN works, provider plans typically vary within a fairly limited window of data inclusions and price. That said, TPG's plans generally offer good value.

NBN plan comparison

  • Unlimited & Premium (NBN100) speed plans are the best of TPG's offering vs the market
  • On- and off-peak restrictions keep TPG's data-capped plans from being competitive
  • Having one of the fastest NBN average download speeds is a big plus

TPG ADSL plan comparison

  • Entry-level and midrange plans offer decent value vs the market
  • Having half your data restricted to the dead of night on capped ADSL plans isn't a great selling point

How do TPG's phone packs compare?

Pricing of phone add-ons on the NBN appears to have stabilised around two price points: $10 each month for unlimited calls to local, national and Australian mobile numbers. This is what most of TPG's plans adopt.

TPG's cheaper Standard plans offer slightly more expensive phone options. $10 a month only gives you unlimited national landline calls while mobiles are an extra $10 on top of that.

For most other plans, though, it's just $10 extra for all calls within Australia, and this is on par with virtually all TPG's competitors.

Why should you consider TPG?

For NBN services, comparing providers on cost is just one element, and in the case of TPG, there are some cheaper providers.

However, you should also consider quality of service, set-up costs and, perhaps most importantly, the actual speed rather than the theoretical maximum speed.

Comparing for all these variables, TPG's NBN plans offer generally pretty good value, and compare favourably against most competitors.

In cases where the price difference is minimal, TPG's service offers a higher anticipated actual speed, and this makes the higher asking price each month worthwhile. As with most things, you get what you pay for.

TPG's ADSL services, though, are generally less competitive. For bundled services, Exetel offers better value, but the price difference is usually no more than $10 per month.

Outside TPG coverage areas, the company's off-net ADSL plans aren't great value. For customers in areas not serviced by TPG's own ADSL infrastructure, one of two things will generally offer better value: Telstra's bundled ADSL services (which include a home phone service) or NBN over Satellite or fixed wireless. There's a good chance this will be available, which can offer significantly faster speeds at (usually) significantly lower costs.

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    hasanDecember 26, 2018

    is there any tpg nbn plans which is unlimited and unlimited calls to home and mobile and to the country turkey and new zealand

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      JohnDecember 27, 2018Staff

      Hi Hasan,

      Thank you for reaching out to finder.

      Yes, there are plans that offer unlimited data but for you to get unlimited local, national and mobile calls there is an additional $10 monthly fee on top of the bundle price. As for international calls, there are also plans where this is available. Click on “View details” to learn more about what plans offer this. Though the countries supported does not include Turkey and New Zealand. These are the supported countries: Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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    cindyMay 22, 2018

    I have been with tpg for over 10 years. I am moving and will no longer have a phone line for 8 months. How can I get internet without a phone line.

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      May 23, 2018

      Hi Cindy,

      Thank you for visiting finder.

      If you do not require a fixed line but still wants to have an Internet Connection, you may check the Mobile Broadband Plans listed at this page. You may edit the filters at the above of the table to have the results that will suit your needs.

      I hope this helps.

      Let us know if there is anything else that we may assist you with.

      Cheers,
      Ash

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    GraemeDecember 14, 2017

    I would like the NBN that I heard about as a child, ie fibre to the house and 100 mbs speeds.

    I am prepared to pay extra to get the fibre to my house (subject to a sensible quote).

    Can this be done?
    Will it give 100 mbs?
    Who do I ask to have it done?

    Cheers

    • finder Customer Care
      MayDecember 19, 2017Staff

      Hi Graeme,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      You can compare the providers that offer FTTN NBN or Fibre plans with 100mbps speed on this page. You may compare your options based on the price, data, speed and contract length (please see image below for the guide). There’s also a ‘Go to site’ button that you can click on that page so you’d be redirected to the provider’s main site. If you have questions around installation, you can directly contact the provider anytime.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      May

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    LloydMay 4, 2017

    How much web hosting space is included with NBN 50GB $49.99 TPG Bundle?

    • finder Customer Care
      JasonMay 4, 2017Staff

      Hi Lloyd,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      Residential broadband plans of TPG will have 10MB of Web space to use for basic HTML websites. Please note that a domain name hosting and redirecting fee may apply if you wish to use this free Web space as your website.

      Kind regards,
      Jason

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    EugeneNovember 22, 2016

    We have been with our current ISP Westnet for over 10 years so would ideally like to retain the same email address (it is on so many things). Can we still keep this email address given Westnet now fall under TPG?