Compare Mate Communicate ADSL plans
While you wait for the NBN rollout to reach your address, you can compare ADSL plans from Mate Communicate.
What you need to know about Mate Communicate ADSL plans
Mate Communicate's business philosophy is based around combining simple, affordable plans with no lock-in contracts and a local support team. Mate Communicate ADSL plans are no different.
Mate has split its ADSL plans into those for city customers and those for country customers. Regardless of which category you fall into, you have the option of purchasing a standalone broadband plan (you will need an active phone line from another provider) or a home phone line bundle.
Mate's simple plans are backed by an Australian support team and the promise of no hidden fees or lock-in contracts.
What are the different Mate Communicate ADSL bundles?
All of Mate's ADSL plans offer unlimited data with no activation fees, no lock-in contracts and the ability to bring your own modem. Mate customers have the choice of opting for a broadband-only plan or a home phone line bundle.
The home phone line bundle will get you unlimited standard local and national phone calls, while calls to mobiles and 13 numbers are charged at a flat rate.
Depending on where you live, you will need to choose between the City Mates or the Country Mates plan type. Country Mates plans are slightly more expensive, due to the higher fees charged by the ADSL wholesaler for services to the country.
How much do Mate Communicate ADSL plans cost?
Pricing for Mate Communicate's ADSL plans starts at $49 a month for city customers and $59 a month for country customers. These prices do require that you have an active phone line with another provider. There's no modem included, although Mate does sell modems for either $149 or $169, depending on whether you want a VoIP phone account.
For a home phone line bundle, pricing jumps to $69 for City Mates and $99 for Country Mates. These plans include unlimited standard local and national calls as well as a flat $0.40 per minute rate for calls to Australian mobile numbers.
Additionally, Mate Communicate promises a free transition to a Mate Communicate NBN plan when the NBN is activated at your address.