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MATE joins growing list of mobile and NBN providers to raise prices


MATE's mobile and NBN services will now cost you between $5 to $11 more per month.

MATE is completely overhauling its mobile and NBN plans as it increases prices of its services to keep up with rising costs.

Here's a quick snapshot of the changes to its mobile plans:

  • Mobile plan prices are increasing by $5 a month as of 1 September 2023
  • In some instances you'll get more data in return but the new data limits don't kick in until 29 September
  • MATE's 5G trial will become permanent on select plans from 29 September
  • Data banking limits to change on selected plans from 29 September
  • It's introducing a new plan called 'brilliant mates' which gives you 65GB for $45
Plan nameOld data limits and monthly costNew data limits and cost
good mates 10GB10GB for $2012GB for $25
better mates 22GB22GB for $2525GB for $30
great mates 32GB32GB for $3032GB for $35 (no data allowance changes)
best mates 42GB42GB for $4050GB for $45
brilliant mates 65GBThis is a new plan65GB for $45
soul mates 120GB 5G120GB for $45120GB for $55 (no data allowance changes)

MATE's just one of the many providers on the Telstra network to raise prices of its mobile plans.

Just this week, we reported on More and Tangerine also bumping up to cost of their SIM only plans.

If you're keen to stick to the Telstra network, the best thing you can do is compare plans from all providers that have access to it and see which one fits your budget, data needs and any additional features you may be after.

For example, Belong's 40GB plan costs $35 per month and stacks up better based on our $1 per GB benchmark. MATE's plan costs the same but comes with 32GB.

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What is changing with MATE's NBN plans?

Similar to its mobile plans, MATE's NBN plans are also getting a refresh as of 1 September with new plan names and prices.

Here's a rundown of the changes:

  • Most plan prices are increasing by $6 per month. The NBN 250 plan is going up by $11 a month
  • MATE has re-introduced the entry level NBN 12 plan
  • MATE will be bumping up its typical evening speeds sometime in September - this is the download speed you can achieve during the busy hours of the day (7-11pm)
  • You get a 1-month money-back guarantee
Plan nameOld monthly cost and typical evening speedNew monthly cost
G'day NBN 12 planThis plan is being reintroduced - 12Mbps12 Mbps download speeds. No price announcements
Crikey NBN 25 plan$59 a month - 24Mbps$65 a month
Ripper NBN 50 plan$69 per month - 47Mbps$75 a month
No Worries NBN 100/20 plan$79 per month - 93Mbps$85 a month
You Beaut' NBN 100/40 plan$89 a month - 93Mbps$95 a month
Fair Dinkum 250/25$99 a month - 196Mbps$110 per month

We don't have an exact date for when MATE will be introducing new typical evening speeds.

As it stands, its speeds are lacking especially for its NBN 50 and NBN 100 plans when stacked up against other providers offering cheaper prices for better speeds.

For example, Dodo, Tangerine and Flip's NBN 50 plans stack up better, as you can see from the table.

ProviderPrice per monthTypical evening speed
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Dodo$60 per month for the first 6 months, then $75 per month ongoing50 Mbps
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Tangerine$54.90 per month for the first 6 months, then $69.90 per month ongoing50 Mbps
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Flip$54 per month for the first 6 months, then $64.90 per month ongoing50 Mbps
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It's been a bit quieter on the NBN front in terms of price hikes, but just this week Optus also raised the price of its NBN plans by as much as $6 a month.

Compare NBN and mobile plans on Finder if your provider's increasing prices or if you haven't switched in over 6 months to take advantage of new deals.

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2 Responses

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    SeanSeptember 17, 2023

    WHat is considered a decent internet speed for watching netflix and running graphics

      MarkSeptember 18, 2023Finder

      Hi Sean,
      The minimum internet speed for watching Netflix and running graphics would be 25Mbps, but that would depend on what video quality you watch Netflix, how high end the graphics are and how many people and devices are in your household that would use the internet at the same time, plus how much you’re willing to spend per month on your internet.
      A safer bet for a decent internet speed for both activities though would be 50Mbps, and you can read more about that in our guide:
      Hope this helps

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