Cheap NBN plans

Looking to save money on your Internet plan? We’ve got you covered with these cheap NBN plans under $50.

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Finder's pick: Best value cheap NBN plan

Jacob Smith Tech & Utilities Producer

Tangerine NBN Standard

Tangerine may not be a well known provider, but their plans are definitely great value. They're running a promotion on their 1 month Standard speed plan - the first 6 months are $49.90, then it goes up to $59.90 - but you'll have the freedom to switch if needed.

At a much faster speed than other plans under $50 and unlimited data, this one's an easy recommendation if you're looking to save some cash.

  • 21 Mbps
    Typical evening speed
  • Unlimited data
  • $49.9 per month
    Min. total cost of $49.9
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Compare cheap NBN plans than cost less than $50

We rank our internet plans by calculating overall value, weighing price, speed, data, contract length and more. Sorting by "Relevance" shows you plans sorted by value, with our partner providers above the rest of the market. Check out our ranking guide for more info. If you'd like to spend a bit more on your NBN plan, toggle the button under 'price per month' to show the amount you're willing to pay.

What should I look for when comparing cheap NBN plans?

When it comes to cheap NBN plans, the most important point of difference is what your connection speed will be. Determine whether you need NBN12, 25, 50 or 100, then look at the cheapest offerings for the category you're interested in. Remember to check what speeds are available at your address using our NBN rollout map, since not all customers can access all tiers.

Once you've chosen a speed, there are a couple of other common ways to reduce your costs:

  • Contract. While many connections are offered month-to-month, some providers will offer the option of signing up to a 6-, 12- or 24-month contract. Doing so will usually allow you to dodge or reduce any set-up fees, in return for a large exit fee if you leave early.
  • Data limit. Providers may offer versions of their plans with the same connection speed, but varying limits on data. Don't pay for extra data you won't use.

One notable budget plan on the market is Flip's unlimited NBN12 plan. Though it regularly retails at around $40 a month, it has a price-beat guarantee attached to it where Flip will beat any other unlimited NBN12 plan's price by 5%. If speed isn't your top concern, this could be a pretty good deal for you. It has a whole bunch of conditions attached though, so check them out on Flip's page.

What's the catch with cheap NBN plans?

The real catch with cheap NBN plans is the lack of value you get for your money. NBN plans offer increasing value as you work your way up the speed tiers, but the cheaper ones are hardly better than an old ADSL2+ or cable connection (and probably cost more too). On top of this, many providers no longer offer intermediate Standard (NBN25) plans at all, skipping straight from Basic tier to Standard Plus.

Higher-value cheap NBN plans have been steadily vanishing as providers focus their efforts on the faster and fancier broadband options. What's left on the cheaper end of the market tends to have very limited monthly data allowances, relatively high set-up fees and potentially slower speeds than your pre-NBN Internet connection.

Need more speed? Here's our pick for the cheapest Standard Plus NBN plan

Michelle Kwong Tech & Utilities Graduate Publisher

TPG NBN50 Bundle Unlimited

We think TPG’s NBN50 Bundle Unlimited is a great value plan if you don’t mind going over the $50 mark. It’s got faster speeds and unlimited data, which is perfect for bigger households so you don’t have to fight over sharing your Internet connection. There’s also no fixed contract so you can leave at any time if you change your mind.

  • 45.6 Mbps
    Typical evening speed
  • Unlimited data
  • $69.99 per month
    Min. total cost of $199.94
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List of cheap NBN plans under $50:

TelcoPlanNBN speedMonthly cost
TangerineNBN StandardNBN 25$49.90
InternodeNBN Fibre Bronze 100NBN 12$49.99
TPGNBN12 Bundle 100GBNBN 12$49.99
ClearNBN Fixed Saver 60GB 1 MonthNBN 12$39.95
FlipNBN Unlimited PIA Value 12NBN 12$44.90
ClearNBN Fixed Saver 120GB 1 MonthNBN 12$44.95
FlipNBN Unlimited Standard Value 12NBN 12$49.90
FlipNBN Unlimited PIA Premium 25NBN 25$49.90
Ant CommunicationsNBN Fibre 12-100NBN 12$49.95
ClearNBN Fixed Saver 250GB 1 MonthNBN 12$49.95
SpintelNBN Standard Bundle 100GB 1 MonthNBN 25$49.95
ClearNBN Fixed Fast 60GB 1 MonthNBN 25$49.95
Australia BroadbandNBN BasicNBN 12$50

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