Compare iPrimus ADSL plans

As the first telco to challenge Telstra and Optus's duopoly, iPrimus is well-versed in the ways of the Aussie broadband market.


What you need to know about iPrimus ADSL plans

When the Australian telecommunications industry was deregulated back in 1997, it was Primus Telecom that emerged as the first consumer telco, introducing some much-needed competition into space previously dominated by Telstra and Optus. Since then, through its residential division iPrimus, the nearly 25-year-old telco has expanded its network across the country, establishing facilities in over 66 major cities nationwide.

To complement its far-reaching network, iPrimus offers a broad mix of ADSL plans to cater to Aussies of all stripes. These range from basic Internet packages and home phone and Internet bundles right up to complete entertainment solutions featuring the latest movies and TV shows courtesy of subscription streaming service Fetch.

All iPrimus' ADSL plans are available on 24-month, 12-month and month-to-month contracts, with one exception: Fetch bundles require you to sign on for the full two years. While your monthly bill will be the same no matter which contract you go with, you'll have to pay higher setup and modem fees if you choose a 12-month or month-to-month plan. On the other hand, if you commit to a 24-month or 12-month contract, you'll have to fork out an early termination fee if you decide to cancel prematurely.

What are the different iPrimus ADSL plans?

For those not in an NBN coverage area, iPrimus offers a range of ADSL2+ plans with reasonable data inclusions:

  • 100GB ADSL Broadband for $60 per month
  • Unlimited ADSL Broadband for $80 per month
  • Entertainment ADSL Bundle for $90 per month

Like iPrimus NBN customers, ADSL customers can also choose between three contract terms:

  • Month-by-month contract term, with $0 setup and $100 modem fee (plus $15 processing and handling)
  • 12 month contract, with $0 setup and $60 modem fee (plus $15 processing and handling)
  • 24 month contract, with $0 setup and $0 modem fee (plus $15 processing and handling), plus a sign-up bonus

As with iPrimus' NBN plans, the Entertainment ADSL Broadband plan is only offered on a 24-month contract, and includes a $55 activation fee. For all plans, iPrimus provides the modem only while the customer's service is active with iPrimus. You will be asked to return it if the service is cancelled or changed to another provider.

The ADSL sign-up bonuses, too, are similar to the NBN offerings for 24-month contract customers,:

  • 100GB Data ADSL Broadband customers can choose from a bonus 100GB each month (making it 200GB monthly), or a national landline call pack, offering free standard landline calls
  • Unlimited ADSL Broadband customers can choose from a national mobile call pack (giving them unlimited calls to local/national and Australian mobile destinations) or 2000 minutes of international calls to 25 countries

For all plans, iPrimus includes phone line rental, pay-as-you-go calls for 100GB Broadband plan customers (unless they opt for a sign-up offer including calls) and unlimited local/national landline calls for Unlimited and Entertainment ADSL Broadband customers.

One thing which iPrimus does not make immediately obvious to potential ADSL customers is that those in regional areas are slugged an extra $30 per month for ADSL service, which can make the service offering quite expensive.


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Matt Sayer

Matt Sayer is a writer for Finder, covering all things technology and telecommunications. Along with reporting on events like CES and Mobile World Congress, he has produced comprehensive guides for popular products like smart speakers and graphics cards. He has a Bachelor of Computer Science from RMIT University and is passionate about helping Aussies leverage technology to better their lives.

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