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How do I choose a broadband plan?

When you're looking for an broadband plan, it's worth asking a couple of key questions to narrow down what you're after:

How much are you willing to pay?
Price is a big factor for most people, and it doesn't make sense to pay more than you need to. Around 30% of Finder users are looking for a plan under $70, but you should figure out what you can afford. The price of your plan will depend a lot on your answer to the next question.

What speed do you need?
This really depends on the size of your household and what you're planning to use your Internet for. According to NBN Co, nearly 70% of households are signed up to an NBN 50 or faster plan. If you have 2-4 people in the household or are working from home, NBN 50 is a pretty safe bet. Just remember that the higher the speed you're after, the more expensive the plan will be.

The two questions above aren't all that matter with Internet plans, but they're a good place to start. Other considerations like data, provider and plan length can weigh in on your decision too. Fortunately, we've got the filters on our table above to help you narrow down your search.

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Not only do we have nearly 1000 Internet plans listed in our Broadband Plan Finder™, we also have dozens of guides to help you understand how it all works. If our guides are missing some info, our experts are just a live chat away to help you out.

What are the different types of broadband?

Internet comes in two types: fixed line, which is a physical cable connected to your property, and wireless Internet, which uses mobile networks for connectivity and is portable. These types are then broken down into sub-types, which are the ones you've probably heard of: the NBN, ADSL, mobile broadband and home wireless.

Fixed line

NBN Fixed internet

NBN

This is a network of high-speed fibre optic cables owned by the government. Most Australians will have access to a home NBN plan. It's made up of a wide mix of different technologies, and your actual NBN connection type will vary depending on where you live. This is why your address matters so much when it comes to buying an NBN plan.

ADSL fixed internet

ADSL

ADSL uses copper telephone lines to send data signals. ADSL isn't capable of transferring data as quickly as the NBN, and it will largely disappear from Australian homes in the near future as the NBN replaces it.

Wireless Internet

Wireless internet - Mobile broadband

Mobile broadband

This is more or less the same as a phone plan, except you can't make or receive calls or texts. Mobile broadband can be accessed via a modem, tablet or other device, but many people just switch out their normal mobile plan and use their phone as a hotspot with a mobile broadband data SIM instead.

home wireless internet

Home wireless

This works exactly like mobile broadband with some added features. Home wireless broadband plans usually come with larger data allowances and a bigger modem, making it less portable. It can be seen as an alternative to the NBN, with similar data and speeds to the NBN and could be even faster when 5G is more widely accessible.

If you're looking for home Internet, your choice is mostly between the NBN and a home wireless plan. To find suitable NBN plans, you can put your address in our Broadband Plan Finder™ above. Home wireless plans are available at any address, although access to 5G speeds on some plans will depend on where you live.

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The NBN plans available at your address will depend on your connection technology, which is determined by where you live and nothing else. Our Broadband Plan Finder™ draws information directly from the NBN Co database to match you with plans suiting your address's technology type.

If you're looking at getting a wireless Internet plan, the news is even better. You can use mobile broadband and home wireless anywhere that you normally get a phone signal.

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How to compare Internet plans

Everyone is looking for something different out of their Internet plan, whether it's high speeds, a cheap connection, or something simple just to stay connected. Regardless of what you're after, here's what matters when you're comparing broadband plans:

Price

Price usually goes up with speed, but there's some variation.

Download speed

There are 6 NBN speed tiers available, and the right one for you will depend on what you need your Internet to do.

Data

Most plans have unlimited data these days, but if you don't user the Internet a lot, you could save by grabbing a data-capped plan.

Provider

Your choice of Internet provider mostly matters when it comes to things like customer service and support.

Upload speed

Decent upload speeds mostly matter if you have to share files for work or upload videos to various platforms.

Connection type

Most Australians are after a fixed line NBN plan, but you can consider mobile broadband and home wireless too, depending on your needs.

Modem

Do you actually need a new modem to go with your NBN plan? If not, you could save if you BYO.

Home phone bundles

Internet and home phone bundles do exist if you still want them.

What is a good Internet speed?

A "good" speed is one that lets you do what you need to get done online. That aside, there are definitely differences between various connections. Here's an idea of what you can expect for different connections.

NBN

The NBN has 6 speed tiers, each with their own speeds and uses.

Speed TierMax download speedMax upload speedUse for...
NBN 12 (Basic I)12Mbps1MbpsBasic browsing, email, small downloads
NBN 25 (Basic II)25Mbps10MbpsLight video streaming, small households
NBN 50 (Standard)50Mbps20MbpsMedium households, high definition video, gaming
NBN 100 (Fast)100Mbps40MbpsLarge households, heavy gamers, big file downloads, small businesses
NBN 250 (Superfast)250Mbps25Mbps4K video streaming, huge file downloads, large game updates
NBN 1000 (Ultrafast)1,000Mbps50MbpsHuge households, medium businesses

Keep in mind that the speeds above are maximum speeds only. This means your actual speed might vary due to a number of factors such as network congestion and technology, and your home Internet set-up. No one likes having slow Internet, so if you do find your average speed seems slower than usual, make sure you do an Internet speed test to see how your connection is performing.

ADSL

If your speed tests are showing very low speeds on ADSL, it's actually quite normal. ADSL connections max out at about 24Mbps, similar to an NBN 25 connection. However, they average just around 9Mbps in Australia, and can only achieve a maximum upload speed of 1Mbps.

If you compare that speed to the NBN, the average ADSL speed is only equal to the slowest NBN speed tier. You can do your basic Internet browsing on these speeds, but anything like multiple video streams or Zoom calls might see your connection struggling.

Mobile broadband and home wireless

Mobile broadband is split into three different technologies: the older 3G network, the widespread 4G network, and the up-and-coming high-speed 5G network. The table below gives you an idea of their relative speeds.

TechnologyTypical speed rangeAverage speedUseful for...
3G0.5-40Mbps6MbpsBasic browsing, emails
4G2-150Mbps38.5MbpsHigh definition video, gaming
5G50Mbps-1Gbps200MbpsLarge downloads, 4K video streaming

*5G is a relatively new technology in Australia. Figures above are approximate based on limited data.

Wireless Internet speeds are more variable than fixed-line connections. Mobile broadband and home wireless speeds are more can fluctuate depending on your coverage in a certain area - you might have a stronger and faster connection in one suburb compared to another.

How much data do I need for home Internet?

The majority of plans these days come with unlimited data for you to enjoy, but data-capped plans still exist. The real question with these plans is whether they are competitively priced for what they offer.

The discount you get with a data limit is usually small, leading them to cost nearly the same as an unlimited version. That being said, you'll usually still save a couple hundred dollars over a year.

Consider these options from Aussie Broadband:

  • 100GB for $70 per month (NBN 50 Build Your Own Plan)
  • 500GB for $75 per month (NBN 50 Build Your Own Plan)
  • Unlimited data for $79 per month (NBN 50 Everyday)

The advantage here is that if you're sure you won't break the limit, you can save around $10 per month with a data cap. That's over $100 saved in a year. On the other hand, you can choose to never worry about your data use for that $10 extra a month instead.

If you're not sure how much data you use, check out our data usage calculator which will give you an estimate of your monthly Internet usage.

Aussie Broadband isn't the only provider to offer data caps, so if you're interested, make sure you compare your options.

What data limit is best for me?

Everybody's usage habits are different, so the following numbers are merely estimates. Your own patterns will determine what's right for you, but here's an idea of what various data caps are useful for:

  • 100GB: Basic Internet use. Browsing, emails, occasional video streaming, and small households (1-2 people).
  • 250GB: Medium Internet use. Tons of browsing, video conferencing, music streaming, some gaming, and medium households (2-3 people).
  • 500GB: Heavy Internet use. Lots of video streaming, working from home, video conferencing, larger households (3+ people).
  • Unlimited: Large households who do a lot of video streaming or big file downloads. People who don't want to worry about data use.

Unlimited data can be tempting, but there's no point paying extra for data you won't use. You can always look at your monthly data use on your Internet plan and change to a data-capped one if you're under a threshold.

How much should I pay for Internet?

The price you pay for Internet will depend on your Internet connection type, with wireless Internet often costing a little bit more than your regular home Internet.

NBN

With NBN plans, the price you pay will mostly depend on the speed tier you're in. Here's an idea of how much you might pay for plans in our database, sorted by speed tier.

*The plans used in our calculations only include standalone NBN unlimited plans on month to month contracts, and exclude any plans that come as entertainment bundles. Last updated May 2021.

As you can see, you'll pay more for higher speed tiers. But no matter what plan you get, you should be paying well under $100 per month for plans in the first few speed tiers. If you're paying that much or more, you should compare Internet plans and switch because better deals exist out there.

NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans are still extremely new on the market, and there aren't many plans available at present. This means the averages and plan price ranges for those tiers will likely change quite a bit in the future as they become more competitive.

ADSL

All ADSL plans offer roughly the same average speed, so there's really not much to differentiate between ADSL plans besides your choice of provider and data (if you're not looking for unlimited plans). We've only considered unlimited ADSL plans in our calculations, so if you're going with a data capped plan it will likely be cheaper that our average below.

  • Unlimited data, standalone ADSL plans average $67.27 per month.
  • Unlimited data ADSL plans bundled with a home phone average $94.70 per month.

These numbers are a bit higher than you might expect since they include the cost of ADSL plans for regional customers, which are usually more expensive than in metro areas.

Mobile broadband

Mobile broadband generally costs more than fixed line connections, since you're effectively paying for portable mobile data like you get with your phone plan. Giving an average figure for mobile broadband is difficult because data caps vary wildly, but here are a few typical figures from our database:

  • 50GB: Between $40 and $45 per month.
  • 100GB: Around $70 per month.
  • 200GB+: There aren't many plans past this data point, but you would expect to pay anywhere from $75 and up for this amount of data.

Considering that most mobile broadband uses the 4G mobile network, with average speeds roughly equivalent to NBN 50, these aren't amazing prices. For the most part, you'll get about 100GB of data on mobile broadband for the same price as unlimited data on an NBN 50 plan.

This makes it a pretty poor home Internet solution. But here's where home wireless broadband steps in.

Home wireless

This is almost identical in function to mobile broadband, but because it's more or less restricted to your house and isn't portable, you get way more data for the same price. You can even get unlimited data for under $80 per month, an option that doesn't exist with mobile broadband.

Home wireless also has the exciting prospect of potential 5G data speeds (Optus already sells 5G home wireless), making it a serious alternative to fixed line NBN in the present and future.

How can I reduce my Internet bill?

Your Internet bill may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to saving money, but it is possible to reduce it.

  • Lower your speed tier
  • Choose a data capped plan if you don't use too much data
  • Take advantage of promotional pricing

FAQs about Internet plans

What is the cheapest Internet service for seniors?

The cheapest Internet plan for seniors follows the same rules as for anyone else. The main difference is that if you're not really using the Internet too much or too often, you'll likely be able to get away with an NBN 12 plan, which is usually the cheapest plan available.

What is the difference between Wi-Fi and Internet?

Wi-Fi is a method by which you connect to the Internet, while the Internet itself is how you get online. You don't have to have a Wi-Fi connection to get connected (you can use an ethernet cable or similar), but without the Internet, you won't be able to browse or download files.

Is there a difference between Internet and broadband?

Technically, broadband refers to the way that you're connected to the Internet. In other words, broadband can be ADSL, fibre, satellite or mobile networks. But generally, both words can be used interchangeably when describing plans, i.e. broadband plans and Internet plans are the same thing.

What Internet plan is best for gaming?

Usually, you'll need at least an NBN 25 plan for a decent speed connection for gaming. Check out our guide on the best Internet for gaming in Australia for more information on how to get the most out of your Internet plan.


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    R&ESeptember 6, 2019

    why will my I pad drop out and not reconnect when I put the password in from the back of the modem which connect my lap top and tablet regards R Freeman

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      NikkiSeptember 7, 2019

      Hi R&E Freeman,

      Thanks for your message. If your laptop and tablet can connect using the internet received and password from the back of the modem, then for sure there wouldn’t be a problem reconnecting your iPad as well.

      Hope this helps!

      Best,
      Nikki

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    chandraAugust 16, 2019

    Which is the best NBN plan?

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      JeniAugust 17, 2019Staff

      Hi Chandra,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      Choosing an NBN provider depends on your lifestyle, internet needs, and more.

      Kindly check if NBN is available in your area first using our NBN tracker. If yes, you may go through the list of accessible providers from our comparison table above. You can use the table and search filters to help you decide which provider to go with. When you are ready, press the ‘Go to site’ button to apply or to contact the provider for more information.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    YvonneAugust 12, 2019

    I need a reliable provider with either NBN or Cable for phone, internet, and Foxtel.

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      JeniAugust 13, 2019Staff

      Hi Yvonne,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      You may enter your address in our NBN tracker to know providers that you may get service with. If you prefer to get an NBN bundle, you can use our comparison table and search filters to help you find the plan that suits you. When you are ready, press the ‘Go to site’ button to apply.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    TrinaJuly 2, 2019

    We are considering changing from Telstra to TPG for our internet & home phone since we are low users of internet. Just need to know if the $29.99 NBN offer is still available could you explain what it offers please?

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      JeniJuly 3, 2019Staff

      Hi Trina,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      Yes, $29.99 still exist with TPG however it does not include unlimited calls within Australia. It has included data of up to 10GB. I suggest that you contact TPG directly on this matter so they can also tailor fit the plan that would suit your telephone and internet needs.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    KimMay 29, 2019

    Hi I’m enquiring for my parents that will have no use for the internet. Once NBN take over , is it possible to have the phone line connection only with no Internet & a provider who provides this service. I have done some enquires and so far it seems this is not an option. All packages included having the internet.

    Thanks
    Kim

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      NikkiMay 30, 2019

      Hi Kim,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder!

      According to our guide to NBN plans, “Unless you live in an area serviced by fixed wireless or satellite NBN, the traditional landline phone service will be deactivated 18 months after you have access to the NBN (see above). However, that doesn’t mean your existing handset is useless since you can hook it up to your NBN router to make and receive phone calls over the internet. This technology is known as Voice over IP (VoIP) and functions much the same as the landline service it’s replacing.”

      This means you would still need an NBN to activate a landline phone. Since you mentioned, your parents won’t need an internet connection, what you can do is find cost-effective mobile plans. When you visit the page, make sure to use the filter on the left-hand side of the page so it will be easier to filter out the plans according to your usage.

      Hope this helps!

      Best,
      Nikki

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