- Zero exit fees
- Try out a plan or provider with no commitment
- May have increased set-up/modem fees
- Fewer bonus entertainment options
No contract means you're free to change your mind at any time, without having to pay any fees for leaving or switching. Whatever you're after, there's a no-lock-in contract NBN plan available that suits your needs.
The table below shows only plans with month-to-month contracts, which is the same as a no-lock-in contract. They won't lock you in for any long period of time and will allow you to cancel or switch at any time.
The main reason to dodge a contract is flexibility – whether it's because you're renting, aren't sure about the plan, or simply dislike commitment. The main downside is that you'll miss out on whatever added value that contract might bring, such as reduced set-up fees or bonus entertainment options.
The majority of broadband providers have month-to-month options these days, with only a couple like Mint Telecom forcing you into a contract. Even many providers that used to only sell contract plans have switched to monthly options as the norm, like Telstra or Optus.
It's important to note that when plans are advertised as being on a "month-to-month contract", it actually means there's no lock-in contract at all. This is because you're paying for your plan as each month passes, rather than being forced to stay on for 6 or 12 months (or more).
We've looked at no-contract plans available from a number of providers below. These are not the only plans available, so compare your options if there's another provider you're after that isn't listed.
Telstra's monthly plans run from NBN 25 to NBN 100 speeds and have a waived $99 connection fee when you sign up online. Other features include:
TPG's no-contract NBN plans cover all four of the common NBN speed tiers and come with a new modem by default. You could also get TPG plans on a 6-month contract if you wanted. These plans have:
With Optus, you'll get the choice between NBN 50 or NBN 100 speeds, although they all come with a $99 set-up fee. You'll also get:
Dodo gives customers a choice between a 12-month contract and monthly plans, with the same range of speeds available on both. The monthly plans come with:
iiNet has a wide variety of NBN plans, all of them are available monthly with no contract. Otherwise, you could also get it on a 6-month contract if you want to reduce your set-up fees. Here are the details:
Vodafone has some pretty simple NBN plans available for customers after a broadband connection, all of them with no lock-in contract. These plans involve:
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