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4 reasons to consider switching your broadband plan in 2024

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The new year's here – bringing with it the perfect opportunity to pay less for essentials, like your broadband plan.

Sponsored by TPG. Eligible homes can now upgrade their nbn fibre technology to FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) for $0 installation fee. Until March 31 2024, TPG is offering eligible new customers a bonus credit of $250 when they upgrade to FTTP. Existing TPG nbn® customers who are upgrading may be eligible to receive a $100 bonus credit. Upgrade today – call 13 14 23 or visit the TPG website. T&Cs apply.

Switching broadband plans is super straightforward and there's plenty to gain, with very little risk. Today, we dive into some of the benefits of moving your broadband plan.

👋 Hey there! We've partnered with TPG for this article, so we'll be using TPG's internet plans as examples throughout. However, you should always do your own research and find a plan that suits your particular needs.

1. Get access to faster connections with FTTP

You don't need to know what FTTP is per se. For the record, it stands for 'Fibre to the Premises', and it's a type of fibre optic broadband internet connection that uses (surprise!) fibre optic cables.

More important is to understand what it does: FTTP delivers the highest of high speed internet directly to your home or business. It is the fastest and most reliable of all the broadband internet options available, providing speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps).

Gigabit-level internet access means multiple people can view or play on multiple devices without a care in the world (beyond getting overly-invested in the game or movie they're streaming). So if you're looking for the best possible internet connection, FTTP is the answer.

Not every home can access FTTP right now, but TPG has the ability to provide FTTP connections across Australia – pop your address in here to see if you're eligible.
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2. Take advantage of introductory offers

When you move house and set up your new internet connection, in most cases, you 'set and forget', meaning you tick that item off your 'to do' list and then promptly forget about.

At best, you might think about your broadband provider again a couple of years down the track, when you want to upgrade your phone.

But by paying a bit of attention to your bills and reviewing your options every 12 months or so, you could save a small fortune.

Many internet retailers offer deals, discounts and introductory offers to entice you to switch. So by not comparing regularly, you're likely paying more than you need to.

For example, right now you could score $250 in bonus credit if you sign up to TPG as a new customer. That's a decent head start towards reaching your financial goals in the 2024.

3. Discounts for bundling internet and mobile plans

You know you're going to be paying a mobile phone bill and an internet bill for many decades to come. So why not bundle them together and pay less?

Lots of mobile and internet retailers offer discounts to reward you for giving them your business twice. For instance, TPG offers a range of bundle offers to its customers.

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4. Boost your bandwidth for work, streaming and gaming

Say you're a family of 5, all going about your afternoon. Two people are working from home and accessing the internet for zoom meetings; a teenager is gaming in 4K; the diligent middle child is accessing the school intranet to file her homework; and the youngest is watching Peppa Pig on the big-screen.

With gigabit-level internet, you can enjoy access that's so speedy the entire family can co-exist in digital harmony.

In fact, with a really solid internet plan, an extended family of say, 12 people could stream high quality 4K content to each of their own devices at the same time – and no one would have any issues with their stream.

So shopping around and comparing internet plans isn't just valuable for saving money. You can also save your loved ones, children or flatmates from bickering about who is hogging most access to the internet. Some would argue that's priceless!

Discover TPG's FTTP plans

Name Product Data allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
TPG NBN100
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $79.99/mth for the next 6 months. Reverts to $89.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 2.7.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $99.95
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
97Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
97Mbps
nbn™100
$89.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$89.99 per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
TPG NBN Home Superfast
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $94.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 2.7.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $99.95
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
232Mbps
nbn™250
Speed
232Mbps
nbn™250
$94.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$94.99 per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
TPG NBN Home Ultrafast
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first month, then $104.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 2.7.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $99.95
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
671Mbps
nbn™1000
Speed
671Mbps
nbn™1000
$104.99
per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
Price
$104.99 per month
Min total cost is $0 for first month
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