Foxtel Broadband goes unlimited
Only two plans now: 100GB and unlimited
Foxtel is simplifying its range of broadband offerings, introducing a new "unlimited" option and cutting out most of its other plans.
Foxtel Broadband operates on ADSL2+ (even if you have a cable connection for your Foxtel, it won't be used for the broadband). There are now two basic options: a plan with unlimited data, or a cheaper option with 100GB of data. If you have a Foxtel Platinum HD pay TV plan already, the unlimited data package is cheaper.
The bundle is a contract deal for either 12 or 24 months and includes broadband, a home phone service and Foxtel's entry-level Entertainment Pack TV service, which offers 46 channels. The unlimited plans include unlimited local and national calls, while the cheaper 100GB plan includes unlimited local calls. (You'll have to pay extra for calls to mobiles on either package, which means calling those numbers from your own mobile is likely to be cheaper.) Foxtel supplies its own modem, the Foxtel Hub, as part of the package, as well as an iQ2 set-top box for the TV service.
The table below shows the various options now available on Foxtel broadband. If you already have an existing Foxtel subscription, you can add the broadband elements for a lower price.
|New customer||Existing Foxtel customer|
|80GB Plan||$105/month||$80/month extra|
|Unlimited||$140/month||$115/ month extra|
|Unlimited HD||$229/month||$95 month extra (must have Platinum HD)|
Foxtel last adjusted its broadband plans back in August 2015, when it increased data volumes across its existing plans. The new prices offer more data for less money, but there are lots of other unlimited packages out there, so it's worth shopping around and comparing to find the best plan for your needs.