Compare Southern Phone NBN plans

Southern Phone is on a mission to bring quality Internet services to regional Australia.

What you need to know about Southern Phone NBN plans

Internet access in regional Australia often leaves a lot to be desired. Low speeds and high costs are commonplace, and the lack of competing Internet providers only makes things worse. Backed by local councils from Bega Valley to Wollongong, the community-driven telco Southern Phone is bringing metro-quality Internet to regional towns all over the country.

As part of this mission, Southern Phone offers a variety of high-speed NBN plans to all regions where the NBN has rolled out. Along with standalone Internet plans, Southern Phone's also has bundles that include home phone and mobile services. These bundles collect all your communication needs under a single contract and are available on month-to-month or 24-month contracts.

What are the different Southern Phone NBN plans?

There are three ways to connect to the NBN with Southern Phone: on a standalone Internet plan, through an Internet and home phone bundle or with a complete Internet, home phone and mobile package.

Standalone NBN plans come in a number of varieties based on their data caps. Small plans include 100GB of data a month, Medium plans include 200GB, Large plans include 500GB and Unlimited plans, funnily enough, come with unlimited data.

Home phone and Internet bundles start with their own S plan, which includes 100GB of monthly data along with unlimited local and national calls. The M bundle increases the data cap to 200GB and adds in unlimited mobile calls every month. If that's not enough, the L plan comes with all that plus an unlimited data cap.

Southern Phone's Internet, home phone, and mobile packages come in all shapes and sizes. Beginning with the S bundle, you'll get 100GB of NBN data, unlimited local and national calls from your home phone and mobile, along with 1GB of data on your mobile. The M bundle is identical except that you get 200GB of NBN data a month and 7GB of mobile data. The Unlimited bundle adds in unlimited mobile calls from your home phone, plus unlimited NBN data.

All combined Internet, home phone, and mobile packages also come with your choice of mobile handset bundled in. Simpler handsets come free of charge, while more modern handsets will add a premium to your monthly bill.

When it comes to Internet speed, your options are the same across all Southern Phone's standalone plans and NBN bundles. On all data-capped plans, the cheapest options include a Basic (nbn12) connection, but you can upgrade this to a Standard Plus (nbn50) or Premium (nbn100) connection depending on the infrastructure available at your address.

It's also worth noting that, depending on the network infrastructure available at your address, Southern Phone's home phone service will be connected either via the traditional copper network or through the NBN.

How much do Southern Phone NBN plans cost?

In keeping with its focus on accessibility, Southern Phone is one of the more reasonably priced NBN providers around. Standalone Internet plans start at $45 a month for the 100GB S plan, increasing to $50 a month for the M plan, to $55 a month for the L plan and to $60 a month for the XL plan.

Home phone and Internet bundles begin at $55 a month for the 100GB S plan and go up to $60 a month for the M plan and $70 a month for the L plan. The three-pack Internet, home phone and mobile bundles kick off with the S plan at $64.90 a month and increase from there.

If you're looking to upgrade from the default speed on any of Southern Phone's plans or bundles, increasing from a Basic NBN connection to Standard Plus will cost you an extra $10 a month, while moving up to a Premium connection will cost an additional $30 on top of that.

If you don't have an NBN-capable modem, you can add one to your chosen plan for $99 including delivery.

It's worth bearing in mind that signing up for a 24-month contract with Southern Phone means facing an early termination fee if you want to cancel your service early. This fee comes to $100 if you cancel during the first 12 months of your contract, or $50 if you cancel in the second 12 months.

One thing you won't have to worry about with Southern Phone is excess data usage fees. Any time you go over your monthly cap, you'll simply see your speed drop to 256kbps for the rest of the current billing cycle.


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Matt Sayer

Matt is a writer covering the latest tech, telco and video game news at finder.com.au. In his downtime from helping Aussies make informed decisions on their broadband, mobile phone, and streaming video plans, he likes exploring rich video game worlds and kicking back with a good book.

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    GarySeptember 29, 2017

    Is there a government plan for pensioner who live in the country with nbn.

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      ArnoldOctober 2, 2017

      Hi Gary,

      Thanks for your inquiry

      There is no specific plan for seniors but the government mandated all providers to give discounts to seniors and pensioners. Please speak with the provider of your choice and demand a discount from them.

      Hope this information helps

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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