Unlimited NBN plans

Looking for a broadband plan without data capping? Compare unlimited NBN plans here.

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Vodafone NBN Premium Month-to-Month from Vodafone
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  • $69/month for the first 6 months, then $89
  • Month-to-month plan (no contract)
  • 83Mbps typical evening speed
  • Unlimited data

Unlimited NBN plans let you download, stream and game as much as you like, without worrying about speed caps or massive bills. Start comparing your options below (you can play around with the filters until you find a speed and price combination that works for you) - or learn more about unlimited data with NBN plans by clicking on the button below.

Best Unlimited NBN plans (Standard Plus 50Mbps)

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Why should you consider an unlimited NBN plan?

The faster your internet connection, the quicker you’ll reach your data limit. Switching to a high-speed NBN plan could result in your existing data allowance running out a lot faster. And of course once you exceed your monthly data allowance, your provider could slow your connection to a barely-usable 64-256kb crawl. Even browsing basic web pages at this speed can be a miserable experience.

Here are some of the key reasons for considering an unlimited broadband plan:

  • No speed throttling. What this means is that you can browse the internet without fear of your provider slowing your speed down.
  • It's easier to commit to longer-term contracts. With an unlimited NBN plan, you have the certainty of knowing you haven’t picked a plan with a data allowance that is too low. You can confidently sign onto a cost-effective long-term contract and potentially save a significant chunk of cash.
  • You’re future-proofed. Imagine getting a new Ultra-HD streaming TV set only to discover that it quickly chews through the limits of your Internet plan. Choosing an unlimited plan lets you avoid exceeding your data cap and provides the peace of mind that your data limit will keep up with your lifestyle.

Do you need unlimited calls on your broadband plan?

If you don’t want or need a fixed phone service, you may want to look for an NBN plan that features a pay-as-you-go phone service or no phone service at all to help keep costs down. However, if you make a lot of calls, it can be worth looking for a plan that offers unlimited phone calls along with unlimited data.

There are typically three different types of phone packages: phone calls to fixed lines only, phone calls to fixed lines and mobile phones, and phone calls to both fixed line and mobile phones as well as international calls to selected countries.

If you work from home or are running a small business, phone packages can be especially useful. Having a fixed-line service not only provides your customers with a reliable point of contact but also allows you to reach clients throughout the country and worldwide.

Unlimited calls can also be convenient for the same reason as an unlimited plan. With both unlimited calls and unlimited Internet, you can simply “set and forget” in a way you can’t with other options. Similar to the Internet, you might find yourself making a lot more calls on a more generous plan.

For a lot of people, these freedoms are well worth spending a bit more. For others, you might want to compare the costs of calls with different plans and consider whether unlimited phone bundles are worth it given your typical monthly usage.

What uses up the most data?

It's pretty easy to use up your data caps these days. The following are the most data-intensive activities on the Internet. Some of them, like 4K streaming, were relatively rare a few years ago, but are now far more common.

Think about how many people are in your household, how many devices are being used and whether a capped plan will consistently be able to last a full month.

  • 4K streaming - 25Mbps. Also known as Ultra HD streaming, this level of visual fidelity is now widely available on services like Netflix. Streaming in 4K typically requires a connection of at least 25Mbps, which means it can potentially run through about 1GB of data after just an hour of viewing. Multiply this by the number of devices streaming in your household and you're looking at a lot of data usage each and every month.
  • Downloading/uploading files. A single game download can easily go over 50GB these days, while downloading an hour-long TV episode can use well over 1GB. High quality photos and online videos can also rapidly churn through data thanks to the ease of viewing. Uploading also counts towards your limits and sending videos and photos in particular might bring you close to the limits of a capped plan.
  • Backing up your data to the cloud. This is especially important for business purposes, but it is useful for personal purposes too. The amount of data used by cloud backups depends on a range of circumstances. For example, a wedding videographer who works from home could easily run through 100GB+ per week, while someone using it just to back up their music collection would have considerably lower usage.
  • Video calls. As with other video usage, the data required depends on the video quality which is affected by your webcam and streaming method. While video calls tend to use less data compared to other streaming options, someone who wants to make multi-hour calls on a near-daily basis might quickly use a lot of data.
  • Gaming. Playing an online game by itself doesn’t generally use a lot of data, but downloading them can. With game sizes of 50GB to 100GB becoming more common, and downloading now being the main way of buying games, one enthusiastic video gamer in your household might very easily be responsible for 50GB-100GB of data use each month.
  • Web hosting. If you’re hosting a personal or business website from your premises, then every time someone views your site you’ll be uploading that data to them. For example, ten visitors who each access 50MB of site content will use 500MB altogether. Consider how important your site is to you and how likely it is that there will be sudden traffic influxes of hundreds, or thousands, of visitors to your site. If this happens with a limited plan, you might suddenly find yourself at the cap, even if it’s just the start of the month. External web hosting services, or unlimited plans, might be a good idea in this situation.

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