Compare Foxtel Broadband NBN plans

Matt Sayer 16 May 2017

From your couch to your computer, Foxtel wants to do more than just entertain you.

What you need to know about Foxtel NBN bundles

No longer content with just being Australia's biggest provider of pay TV, Foxtel has decided to take on the telecommunications industry, too. With the rising popularity of online streaming services such as its own Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now, it makes sense that the entertainment giant would want to get in on the broadband game instead of relying on other ISPs to serve its customers.

Spearheading Foxtel's push into the telco business is its range of NBN packages. Available only when bundled with Foxtel's traditional TV service, these packages come in many shapes and sizes, with a variety of channel packs and Internet offerings to choose from. All packages come with home phone line rental included and each is available on either a 12-month or 24-month contract.

What are the different Foxtel NBN bundles?

Foxtel offers a wide range of NBN bundles to cater for different Internet and entertainment needs. On the NBN side of things, you can choose between either 200GB or unlimited data every month. Available Internet speeds start at 12Mbps on the 200GB plans and 25Mbps on the unlimited data plans, and go all the way up to 100Mbps on both.

TV options begin with the standard Entertainment Pack, which comes with 45 channels including FOX8, Discovery Channel, CNN and MTV. From there, you can add the Sports TV Pack for access to ESPN and the many Fox Sports channels or upgrade to the Platinum TV Pack for every single Foxtel channel available.

All Foxtel's 200GB NBN bundles come with unlimited local calls every month, while all unlimited data bundles get unrestricted local and national calls. If that's not enough talk time for you, Foxtel also offers an unlimited mobile calls pack and a discounted international calls pack, both of which can be added to any of its NBN bundles.

If you're already a Foxtel customer, you won't have to worry about signing up for any additional TV services. Instead, you can simply add an NBN and home phone bundle to your existing subscription.

How much do Foxtel NBN bundles cost?

With so many options available, Foxtel's NBN bundles can get pretty pricey once you start adding all the extras. Even the most basic bundle doesn't come cheap: 200GB of data, a 12Mbps Internet connection and the Entertainment TV Pack will run you $101 a month.

If you're looking for unlimited data, bundles start at $111 a month at 25Mbps and go up to $141 a month at 100Mbps. Adding on the Sports TV Pack will set you back an additional $29 a month while the complete Platinum TV pack stacks on an extra $111 a month. This works out at $242 a month for all the Internet and entertainment Foxtel has to offer.

Existing Foxtel customers can add the NBN bundles to their current plans for a reduced cost, with 200GB plans running an additional $75 a month for 12Mbps and $115 a month for 100Mbps. For unlimited data, $85 a month extra will get you 25Mbps, while $115 a month will boost that to 100Mbps. Foxtel Platinum TV subscribers get an even better deal, paying $75 for 25Mbps and $105 for 100Mbps.

On top of the monthly fee, there are a few charges you need to be aware of. If you're a new Foxtel customer, you'll have to pay a $100 standard TV installation fee to get your Foxtel TV service set up. You'll also have to shell out $125 for an iQ3 set top box.

Regardless of whether you're a new or existing Foxtel customer, your first bill will include a $99 bundle activation fee. You'll also need to purchase a Foxtel Hub modem to use your new Internet connection; this will cost you $140 if you sign up for a 12-month contract, whereas it'll be included at no charge if you sign on for 24 months.

Finally, if you want to cancel your Foxtel bundle before the end of your contract, you'll be hit with an Early Termination Fee for each of the services you've signed up for. Fees won't go higher than $300 each for Foxtel TV and Foxtel NBN services, and $150 for Foxtel's home phone service. The longer you've stayed with your contract, the less you'll pay if you decide to cancel it early.

Foxtel charges no excess data usage fees on its 200GB bundles. If you exceed the monthly limit, your Internet speed will be slowed to 256kbps until your next billing cycle.

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