Compare Mate Communicate NBN plans

Nick Broughall 14 February 2017 NEWS

Mate Communicate offers affordable unlimited NBN plans with no lock-in contracts.

What you need to know about Mate Communicate NBN plans

Mate Communicate is an Australian-owned Internet service provider and mobile service provider that focuses on affordable Internet access. With a locally-based customer service team and no lock-in contracts on any of its plans, Mate Communicate promises "cracking" customer service alongside high value, yet simple plans.

Mate offers standalone NBN plans and NBN bundles, with an option for each of the NBN speed tiers. All plans come with no lock-in contracts and unlimited data included. There is no modem or physical phone bundled in with your Mate Communicate NBN plan, though you can buy a device separately for an additional fee.

What are the different Mate Communicate NBN bundles?

Mate's NBN bundles can be broken down across the four different NBN speed tiers. All of Mate's standalone NBN plans offer unlimited data and no activation fee, while all of Mate's NBN bundles add unlimited standard local, national and mobile calls.

Mate's naming structure for its NBN plans aligns with the different NBN speed tiers. "Good Mates" is the Basic (nbn12) connection, "Yeah Mates" is the Standard Plus (nbn50) tier and "Soul Mates" refers to the Premium (nbn100) tier.

How much do Mate Communicate NBN plans cost?

Mate's philosophy for its NBN broadband pricing is simplicity. The Good Mates NBN plan starts at $59 per month, with the Yeah Mates plan starting at $75 per month. $99 a month will get you a top-tier Premium connection with the Soul Mates plan.

For Mate's NBN bundles, you're looking at adding $9 a month to any of the standalone NBN plans, which adds unlimited standard local, national and mobile calls. Mate promises to keep costs low by allowing customers to bring their own modem/VoIP device, which just needs to be compatible with PPPoE configuration and VLAN tagging (for VDSL and Fibre-to-the-Node or -Basement services).

If you don't have a compatible modem, Mate does sell two different NetComm modems, which are compatible with all the different NBN technology types.

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