Compare Southern Phone ADSL plans

Good Internet is hard to come by in regional Australia, but Southern Phone wants to change that.

What you need to know about Southern Phone ADSL plans

Australia's a big place, and building a network that covers it all is a tough task. That hasn't stopped Southern Phone from trying, though. The community-focused telco has set itself the goal of bringing affordable telecommunication services to regions of Australia typically overlooked when it comes to reasonably-priced, high-speed Internet.

To achieve this, Southern Phone offers a range of ADSL plans available throughout regional Australia, all the way from Cape York in Queensland to Zeehan in Tasmania. Plans come in a variety of configurations ranging from standalone Internet packages to complete telecommunication bundles with home phone and mobile services packed in. The only downside is that they're all limited to 24-month contracts, so you'll want to make sure you're in it for the long haul before you sign up.

What are the different Southern Phone ADSL plans?

Southern Phone offers a choice of download limits on ADSL, although confusingly the tiers offer different data allowances to its NBN plans.

  • Medium, which includes 500GB of data for $60 per month
  • Large, which includes 1000GB of data for $70 per month
  • Unlimited, which includes unlimited data for $80 per month

Southern Phone's ADSL plans are available on a month-to-month, 12-month or 24-month contract.

On a month-to-month contract, you'll need to pay an upfront fee of $200, but this drops to $100 on a 12-month contract and to $0 on a 24-month contract. There are penalties for breaking your contract. Under a 24-month contract, the early termination fee (ETF) is $20 multiplied by the number of months remaining on the contract. Under a 12-month contract, the ETF for cancellation at any time within the contract term is $50.

A NetComm NF10WV Wi-Fi router modem and delivery is included with a 24-month contract, otherwise you can upgrade to a NetComm NF18ACV Wi-Fi router for $149 unless you intend to bring your own.

Things become more complicated if you want to bundle a home phone line into your deal. You will have a choice of a standard copper line or a VoIP service. There are also "triple bundles" which add a mobile phone service. If you're looking at a bundle, keep in mind that the data allowances differ from those above and start at a lowly 50GB per month.

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