Compare Telstra fixed-line NBN plans for November 2018

It might not own the infrastructure anymore, but Telstra still has a lot to offer in the broadband space.

What you need to know about Telstra's fixed-line NBN plans

Telstra's fixed-line NBN plans deliver high-speed broadband Internet using fibre to the premises (FTTP), fibre to the node (FTTN) and fibre to the building (FTTB) technologies, with the particular technology used dependent on where you live. All plans come bundled with a voice over IP (VoIP) phone service that lets you make and receive calls over the Internet instead of the soon-to-be-obsolete copper network. By default, this service includes unlimited local, national and Australian mobile calls, but it can be upgraded with unlimited calls to select international destinations for an additional monthly fee.

Telstra offers two standard fixed-line NBN plans on both month-to-month and 24-month contracts, plus a 24-month bundle that comes with Telstra TV and Foxtel Now. Every fixed-line plan also benefits from three free data top-ups per year, each of which allows you to reset your data usage back to zero for the current billing cycle. If you've gone over your monthly data limit, this will also return your Internet to full speed.

What are the different Telstra fixed-line NBN plans?

For a standard NBN service, Telstra has two main plans available on both month-to-month and 24-month contracts: the Essential plan with a 100GB data cap and the Unlimited plan with an unlimited data cap. The Essential plan comes with a Standard speed NBN connection which Telstra claims will deliver an average speed of 20.00 Mbps during the peak evening hours of 7:00pm to 11:00pm. The Unlimited plan includes a faster Standard Plus connection, with average speeds sitting at 40.00 Mbps during peak evening hours.

A speed boost to Premium NBN speeds is available on the Unlimited plan for an extra $30 a month.

Telstra also the Unlimited + Streaming entertainment bundle, though this is only available on a 24-month contract. As the name suggests, this plan includes all the same features of the Unlimited plan but adds in a Telstra TV streaming box and a 24-month subscription to Foxtel Now.

How much do Telstra's fixed-line NBN plans cost?

Telstra's fixed-line NBN plans start at $69 a month for the 100GB Essential plan and $89 a month for the Unlimited plan, with no difference in monthly cost on either a month-to-month or 24-month contract. The Unlimited + Streaming bundle ups that to $99 a month.

On top of the monthly cost, you'll also need to cover a number of one-off costs when you first sign up for Telstra's fixed-line NBN service. If you opt for a month-to-month contract, you'll have to pay a $240 casual fee. Signing up for 24 months reduces this fee to $99. New Telstra customers won't have to worry about purchasing a modem as the Telstra Wi-Fi modem is included for free on both month-to-month and 24-month contracts. If you do need to purchase one separately for any reason, it will cost you $216.

To upgrade the included phone service, you can spend an extra $15 a month to get the International Ultimate pack that comes with unlimited calls to landlines in 35 select countries and unlimited calls to mobiles in 17 of those countries.

If you're thinking of signing up for a 24-month contract with Telstra, you'll want to keep in mind that cancelling your service before the full two years are up will incur an early termination charge. On the Essential and Unlimited plans, this charge can be up to $576; on the Unlimited + Streaming plan it can be as high as $768. This charge decreases the further you are into your contract.

You won't have to worry about excess data charges with Telstra's fixed-line NBN plans since going over your monthly download limit will simply see your Internet speed slowed to 256kbps for the rest of your current billing cycle.

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    VenitiousNovember 6, 2018

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