Compare Tellnet ADSL plans

Matt Sayer 19 May 2017

Prepare for the NBN with Tellnet's upgrade-ready ADSL plans.

What you need to know about Tellnet ADSL plans

As the NBN gradually rolls out across Australia, signing up for ADSL would seem to make less and less sense. The copper network will eventually be phased out entirely, after all. But if you're in the market for a new Internet service and you can't wait until the NBN reaches your door, Tellnet has a solution. By signing up for one of the telco's ADSL plans now, you'll be eligible for a free upgrade to the NBN as soon as it becomes available in your area. In the meantime, you'll get a high-speed ADSL service combined with a home phone line rental and unlimited local calls, all on your choice of a 12-month or a month-to-month contract.

What are the different Tellnet ADSL plans?

Like its NBN services, Tellnet offers just a single ADSL plan loaded with unlimited data every month. Internet speed will differ depending on where you live and the quality of the phone line installed at your address, but Tellnet will attempt to serve you the highest ADSL speed possible. This generally won't be any higher than 20Mbps.

Your address will also dictate whether you're eligible for Tellnet's Metro or Regional ADSL plan. Both offer the same service, but Tellnet charges more for regional plans because of the increased cost of the regional infrastructure.

If you're looking for more than the unlimited local calls bundled in with Tellnet's Unlimited ADSL plan, you can pay extra to get unlimited national and unlimited Australian mobile calls every month.

How much do Tellnet ADSL plans cost?

Tellnet's ADSL pricing places it square in the middle of the field, although its local customer support and free upgrade to the NBN give it a slight edge against the competition.

For Aussies in metro areas, the Unlimited ADSL plan costs $69.90 a month. Regional Aussies will have to pay $99 a month instead. Regardless of where you live, upgrading the bundled phone service with unlimited national calls will add $10 to your monthly bill, while unlimited national and Australian mobile calls will set you back an extra $30 a month.

While monthly payments are the same on both month-to-month and 12-month contracts, you'll have to pay a $99 connection fee if you choose the month-to-month option. There is no connection fee on 12-month contracts, although you'll be liable for a $199 early termination fee if you cancel your 12-month contract before the full year is up.

Finally, if you don't have a compatible ADSL modem, Tellnet will sell and deliver its Wi-Fi modem router to you for $99.

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