Cheap Internet plans

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We've compared over 100 Internet plans from 26 providers to help you find a cheaper deal.

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The table below shows all the Internet plans in our database that cost under $50 per month

You can use the different tabs to switch between NBN, mobile broadband and home wireless plans.

How can I find the cheapest Internet plan?

No matter what sort of Internet connection you're after – regular NBN, mobile broadband or the newer home wireless – affordable options do exist.

Here are 4 easy steps to follow that'll help you find the cheapest Internet plan using our comparison table above.

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Decide on the connection type
If you're after a more stable home Internet connection, we'd recommend an NBN or home wireless plan. Mobile broadband plans are better suited to those who want Internet while they're out and about.
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Determine how much data you need
This isn't as much of a consideration for NBN plans since these usually come with unlimited data anyway. But you'll need to make sure you choose an appropriate monthly data allowance for home wireless or mobile broadband plans.
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Select your Internet speed
The NBN comes in 6 different speed categories. The faster you want your NBN to be, the more expensive the plan will cost. With mobile broadband and home wireless, you can decide between 4G and 5G speeds. Keep in mind that 5G is only available in select areas as it's still being rolled out across the country.
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Compare plans
Use the criteria from the previous steps to filter down the comparison table above. To find the cheapest deals, you can sort the plans by cost (lowest–highest).

Who has the cheapest Internet plans?

The cheapest Internet plans will vary depending on what promotions are on offer at the time.

The cheapest unlimited NBN plan in our database for the different speed tiers are:

  • NBN 12: Flip NBN Value $34 per month (for the first 6 months)
  • NBN 25: Flip NBN Premium $44 per month (for the first 6 months)
  • NBN 50: Flip NBN Family $54 per month (for 6 months)
  • NBN 100: Flip NBN Turbo Boost $69 per month (for the first 6 months)
  • NBN 250: iPrimus Home Superfast NBN250 $90 per month (for the first 6 months)
  • NBN 1000: MyRepublic NBN Ultra-Fast $105 per month (for the first 6 months)

This list was last updated on 14 August 2021.

If you're after home wireless, your cheapest options will be:

  • Unlimited data: TPG 4G Home Wireless $54.99 per month
  • Overall: SpinTel 4G Wireless Broadband 200GB $49.95 per month

This list was last updated on 16 June 2021.

The cheapest mobile broadband plan in our database is Reward Mobile's 500MB data plan for $9.90 per month.

  • Keep in mind: The cheapest Internet plans might not always match your needs. For example, Reward Mobile offers the cheapest mobile broadband plan but you'll likely need more than 500MB each month, meaning this plan won't be the right fit for you.

Is there a catch to cheap Internet plans?

You'll find that the cheapest Internet plans will come with either slower speeds or lower data allowances.

Speed

This is, for the most part, applicable to NBN plans as you'll need to pay more for faster speeds.

While keeping your budget in check is important, so is getting a speed that'll suit your Internet usage needs.

  • Learn more about finding the right NBN speed for you here.

Data

Getting a good data allowance will be a likely deciding factor for people searching for a home wireless or broadband plan for which unlimited data is harder to come by.

You'll need more data if you like to stream videos or download big files off the Internet regularly. As a guide, if you're planning to use mobile Internet at home, the average Australian uses about 258GB of data each month according to NBN Co.

  • Good to know: You might find that the cheapest deals only last for half the year. Many NBN providers are fond of sign-up deals before they shift the price to its original value after 6 months.

Since many plans are month-to-month with no lock-in contract, you're free to switch to a different provider to snag a new discounted plan.

Which Internet speed is right for me?

This will vary depending on which type of Internet connection you're looking at.

NBN speeds

The table below shows the 6 NBN speed tiers and our recommendation on what type of households they suit.

Speed tierWho does it suit?
NBN 12 (Basic I)1 person for basic browsing and emails
NBN 25 (Basic II)1–2 people for social media, browsing, standard video streaming
NBN 50 (Standard)2–3 people for HD video streaming, online gaming and working from home
NBN 100 (Fast)3–4 people for 4K video streaming, heavy gaming and working from home
NBN 250 (Superfast)4–6 people and small businesses for 4K video streaming, multiple people working from home and big file downloads
NBN 1000 (Ultrafast)Probably overkill for most households and better for medium-sized businesses that want lots of speed

After deciding the best speed tier for you, find NBN plans that fit the criteria and opt for those offering favourable typical evening speeds. These will give you a more realistic idea of what speed you'll get on your NBN plan.

  • Good to know: The higher the typical evening speed, the faster your plan should be.

Mobile and home wireless Internet speeds

Mobile Internet works a little simpler than NBN speeds since there are only 3 mobile networks you can connect to: 3G, 4G and 5G.

Since 5G is a newer technology that's still being rolled out across Australia, you'll usually find yourself using 3G or 4G Internet.

Your device will automatically connect to the fastest network available in the area (which will usually be 4G). Check out the table below to see the differences in speeds.

TechnologyTypical speed rangeAverage speed in Australia
3G0.5–40Mbps6Mbps
4G2–150Mbps38.5Mbps
5G50Mbps–1Gbps300Mbps*

*The average 5G speed is likely to change as the network continues to roll out across the country.

Keep in mind: If you want access to 5G speeds, you'll need a newer modem or device that is 5G-capable. For example, Optus sells a 5G modem with its home wireless plans so you can access its 5G network.

Mobile Internet speeds also tend to vary depending on your location, so the above figures are just rough estimates.

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