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Compare Telstra ADSL plans

Grab an ADSL plan with Telstra and have peace of mind in knowing they’ll transfer you to the NBN when it’s ready in your neighbourhood.

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Telstra remains the priciest broadband provider in Australia, with its ADSL plans costing $75 per month and upwards. Fortunately, plans are priced and designed to switch seamlessly over to Telstra's NBN offerings when the network is eventually rolled out at its ADSL customers' addresses.

Compare Telstra's ADSL plans below

What you need to know about Telstra ADSL plans

As Australia's largest telecommunications company, Telstra was responsible for laying the majority of the copper network that has served as the backbone of broadband until recently. As such, it still offers ADSL plans to its customers that include home phone lines and plenty of call inclusions.

However, with the advent of the NBN, these old copper networks are on their way to being disconnected and ADSL connections will be a thing of the past.

Telstra's ADSL plans

Telstra splits up its ADSL plans based on monthly data allowance:

  • 500GB plan for $75 a month.
  • Unlimited data plan for $90 a month.

If you're after more than just an Internet service, you can add extras like a Telstra TV streaming box or a subscription to Foxtel.

All Telstra bundles include phone line rental along with unlimited local and national calls plus unlimited calls to Australian mobiles. You can upgrade this even further with an International call pack, which gets you unlimited calls to landlines in 35 different countries as well as calls to mobiles in 17 of those countries.

Telstra's ADSL extras

  • Phone inclusions. Every Telstra ADSL plan comes with an automatically included home phone line with unlimited calls to landlines and mobiles within Australia. For $5 monthly you get discounted calls to numbers in 72 countries and for $15 monthly you get unlimited calls to home phones in 35 countries and mobiles in 17.
  • Telstra TV. For $10 per month over 24 months, you can get Telstra TV added onto your Internet service. It lets you record live TV and stream movies, sport, music and more.
  • Foxtel. Any broadband connection can have a Foxtel subscription slapped onto it for $50 monthly. This provides 12 channels of sport and more than 50 channels of entertainment on a month-to-month plan.

Why are Telstra's ADSL plans considered expensive?

Telstra's ADSL2+ 500GB and unlimited data plans are $75 and $90 respectively, higher than any of its competitors. The main reason these plans are so expensive despite only offering ADSL speeds is that they are exactly equivalent to Telstra's NBN offerings, making the connection switch super easy.

As to why Telstra's plans are so expensive in general: this is a result of Telstra having to pay to own and maintain its own infrastructure, while other Internet providers simply lease it from Telstra. This, added to its reputation as a reliable carrier and Internet provider, result in its higher-than-usual prices.

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