Compare Dodo NBN plans
Dodo has a reputation for affordability and is one of the leading challengers in the burgeoning NBN game.
What you need to know about Dodo's NBN plans
From its humble beginnings as an affordable alternative to big-name broadband ISPs like Telstra and Optus, Dodo has since expanded its operations to include everything from gas and electricity services to car and home insurance. However, despite its growth the company remains a telco first and foremost, one with an emphasis on giving Australians choice when it comes to accessing the Internet.
As part of this endeavour, Dodo offers a range of NBN plans tailored to different budgets and online needs. All plans come with home phone line rental bundled in, and for a limited time all Dodo NBN 12/1Mbps plans also come with a free six-month speed boost to 25/5Mbps.
Flexibility is another of Dodo's focuses, with all its NBN plans available on 24-month, 12-month, and month-to-month contracts. 24-month contracts benefit from no connection fee and no upfront cost for modem rental, while the 12-month and month-to-month contracts come with larger upfront costs to offset their shorter durations.
What are the different Dodo NBN plans?
Dodo offers three tiers of NBN plans differing only in how much data you can use per month: either 10GB, 50GB or Unlimited. Within each of these tiers, you can choose between speeds of 12/1Mbps, 25/5Mbps and 100/40Mbps, with faster speeds increasing the cost of your monthly bill.
Exceeding your data allowance on the 10GB and 50GB plans results in excess data charges of $2/GB up to a maximum of 20GB over your cap. Once you hit that 20GB, you'll be presented with an option to continue using your Internet service at shaped speeds of 64kbps/64kbps for no extra cost, or maintain your full speed at the same $2/GB up to a maximum of 100GB over your original cap. At that point, your speed will drop to 64kbps/64kbps for the rest of the month.
Like all NBN providers, it's worth remembering that Dodo's plans are contingent on the NBN technology available at your premises. Depending on how you're wired up to the NBN, your Internet speeds may vary from the maximums advertised.
How much do Dodo's NBN plans cost?
Affordability is a big part of Dodo's sales pitch and this is reflected in its NBN offerings. At the low end, a 10GB 12/1Mbps connection on a 24-month plan will cost you just $29.90 a month, while at the higher end, unlimited data on a 100/40Mbps connection will set you back $99.90 a month. Reducing the contract length doesn't affect your monthly bill but you will have to fork out an upfront cost of up to $208 for both the connection fee and NBN-ready modem.