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Compare Westnet’s NBN plans and see whether they work for you.

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Westnet was bought out by iiNet in 2008 but continues to operate as a subsidiary with totally separate plans. It has a wide set of NBN plans available for those in need of a broadband connection.

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  • Discounts on modems on 6-month contracts
  • Fetch entertainment bundles available
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Take a look at Westnet NBN plans below

Regardless of the speed you're after, Westnet has a plan — available month-to-month or on a 6-month contract.

Westnet NBN review: Why should you consider them?

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Price

$59.99 and up monthly

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Technology type available

NBN, satellite

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NBN speeds available

All speed tiers — Basic I, Basic II, Standard, Fast

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Optional extras

Fetch entertainment bundles, home phone and call packs

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Westnet is a communication company that was founded in a small town in Western Australia and was acquired by iiNet in 2008. It has a wide range of connection technologies available for broadband customers, from satellite to fixed wireless to fixed lines.

For the prices that Westnet charges, its typical evening speeds don't offer much excitement, going slightly above average in some categories (e.g., Standard typical speeds of 46.70Mbps vs. the ACCC average of 42.6Mbps). Unless you're particularly keen to secure an entertainment Fetch bundle from Westnet, you might be better off considering plans from its parent company iiNet or other providers.

Westnet also offers these optional extras:

  • Entertainment bundles. If you join on a 6-month contract on some NBN plans, you can get a Fetch Entertainment bundle. This adds a $59.99 set-up fee and provides the Fetch box plus 30 free movies per month.
  • Call packs. You can add a home phone line with unlimited local, national and mobile calls for $5 per month, or unlimited international landline calls to 20 countries for $10 per month.


Why choose Westnet?

Pros

  • All speed tiers available. Whether you want basic or fast, you can pick up an appropriate plan from Westnet.
  • Entertainment options. If you're after a Fetch box and associated entertainment, you can get it from Westnet.
  • Home phone. For people who want a home phone line, Westnet has relatively cheap choices for all connection types.

Cons

  • Average value. Westnet's plans aren't really the fastest on the market for their price.

The bottom line: Westnet's plans don't do much to set them apart from the rest of the market, even when just compared to the plans of its parent company, iiNet.

Compare Westnet satellite plans here

If satellite is what you have to work with, Westnet has a small selection of plans, split into peak (7am-1am) and off-peak (1am-7am) data allowances.

Compare Westnet fixed wireless plans below

Customers who can't get a fixed-line connection but are close enough to a signal tower can sign up for one of Westnet's NBN12 or NBN25 fixed wireless plans.

Westnet frequently asked questions

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

If you haven't been connected to the NBN before, you'll probably need a new modem. You can buy your own or purchase one from Westnet for $99.95 when you buy your plan. Some contracts may reduce this fee.

Can I cancel my Westnet NBN plan?

So long as you aren't on a contract, you can switch or cancel your NBN plan anytime you want. If you leave a contract early, you'll have to pay a $40 termination fee.

Do Westnet's Internet plans include calls?

Most of Westnet's plans come with a home phone line you can use to make pay as you go calls. You can also add call packs which will allow for some calls. On the NBN plans, you can add a home phone line with unlimited local, national and mobile calls for $5 per month, or unlimited international landline calls to 20 countries for $10 per month.

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