Buzz Telco ADSL plans

Matt Sayer 11 May 2017 NEWS

As of 24 April, Buzz Telco is no longer operating within Australia.


Buzz Telco is no longer accepting new customers on its broadband plans. It has also been reported by CRN that Buzz Telco is shutting down completely following a legal battle with its network provider AAPT.

What you need to know about Buzz Telco's ADSL plans

Buzz Telco hasn't been around for as long as many of its competitors, but the Brisbane-based telco has certainly been growing fast. Since 2014, it has established itself as a provider of not just ADSL Internet, but mobile broadband and NBN services too.

Despite its growth, though, ADSL remains Buzz Telco's bread and butter. Available across the nation, all of its ADSL plans come with a fixed-line phone service bundled in and are offered on no-lock-in, month-to-month contracts, giving you a chance to try the telco out without making any long-term commitments.

What are the different Buzz Telco ADSL plans?

To keep things simple, Buzz Telco offers just one basic ADSL plan, which differs only in price depending on where you live. If you're within the coverage of Buzz Telco's own network infrastructure, you'll be eligible for its On-Net ADSL plan. Otherwise, you'll need to go with its off-network Metro or Regional ADSL plans as per your home address. The Buzz Telco website features an address checker to determine whether you're eligible for its On-Net ADSL plan.

No matter what region you fall into, all Buzz Telco's ADSL plans come with unlimited data to use every month, with your Internet speed dictated by environmental factors such as your proximity to your local telephone exchange and the quality of the physical wiring connected to your house.

Buzz Telco also bundles home phone line rental in with every ADSL plan. This service is offered on a pay-as-you-go basis only, with no option to purchase unlimited calls or similar all-inclusive packages.

How much do Buzz Telco's ADSL plans cost?

Pricing for Buzz Telco's ADSL plans depends solely on where you live. If you're lucky enough to reside within the telco's own network, you'll be looking at $59 per month for the On-Net broadband bundle. Metro residents outside the Buzz network will be up for $69 per month instead, while Aussies in regional areas will have to fork out $79 per month.

On top of your monthly bill, you may need to pay a home phone set-up fee depending on what phone service you currently have. If you're renting a line that uses Telstra's ADSL network infrastructure, you won't be charged at all, but if you're with Optus, iPrimus or another provider with its own copper network, you'll face a transfer fee of up to $125. Meanwhile, if you have no home phone line at all, you'll have to pay $299 to have one installed.

An ADSL connection isn't much use without a modem and if you don't already have one, Buzz Telco will sell you a NetComm Wi-Fi modem for $119.95. As a bonus, you'll get the first two months of your ADSL plan free by purchasing the modem through Buzz.

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