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Is NBN 12 right for you?

The cheapest NBN plans include the slowest NBN speeds. These plans are suitable for small households with a couple of internet users. Bigger families should consider faster speeds.

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Contract or no contract?

No contract plans are great for testing a provider and comparing its service. However, a contract plan may save you the cost of setting up a new plan and the price of a new modem.

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Can you get the NBN at home?

The NBN rollout is still in progress, so be sure you can get an NBN connection first.

Run an address check using the WhistleOut search engine.



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amaysim

nbn 12

  • Deal: Promotional Offer: Special pricing for the first six months, ends 30 Sep 2017
  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
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Dodo

10GB Plan - Standard

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $29.90/mth
  • + $232.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $262.85 for first month
Aussie Broadband

NBN Basic Starter

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $35/mth
  • Min. total cost $35 for first month
SpinTel

NBN 50GB Tier 1 (Entry)

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $39.95/mth
  • + $133 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $172.95 for first month
Exetel

nbn12 - 100GB

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $39.99/mth
  • + $218.99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $258.98 for first month
Aussie Broadband

NBN Basic Casual

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
amaysim

nbn 12

  • Deal: Promotional Offer: Special pricing for the first six months, ends 30 Sep 2017
  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
Teleron

Basic 100GB Standard

  • Deal: Unlimited Netflix streaming and data-free iTunes downloads, offer ends 30.09.2017
  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • 100GB Data
  • $42.50/mth
  • + $50 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $92.50 for first month
iPrimus

Light 12/1 Mbps 30GB

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $44.90/mth
  • + $143.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $188.85 for first month
Infinity NBN

Essential 30GB

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $44.95/mth
  • + $50 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $589.40 over 12 months
Southern Phone

NBN Small Plan Tier 1

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $45/mth
  • Min. total cost $1,080 over 24 months
amaysim

nbn 12

  • Deal: Promotional Offer: Special pricing for the first six months, ends 30 Sep 2017
  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
Promoted Match (Hide)
Dodo

10GB Plan - Standard

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $29.90/mth
  • + $232.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $262.85 for first month
Aussie Broadband

NBN Basic Starter

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $35/mth
  • Min. total cost $35 for first month
SpinTel

NBN 50GB Tier 1 (Entry)

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $39.95/mth
  • + $133 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $172.95 for first month
Exetel

nbn12 - 100GB

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $39.99/mth
  • + $218.99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $258.98 for first month
Aussie Broadband

NBN Basic Casual

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
amaysim

nbn 12

  • Deal: Promotional Offer: Special pricing for the first six months, ends 30 Sep 2017
  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
Teleron

Basic 100GB Standard

  • Deal: Unlimited Netflix streaming and data-free iTunes downloads, offer ends 30.09.2017
  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • 100GB Data
  • $42.50/mth
  • + $50 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $92.50 for first month
iPrimus

Light 12/1 Mbps 30GB

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $44.90/mth
  • + $143.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $188.85 for first month
Infinity NBN

Essential 30GB

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $44.95/mth
  • + $50 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $589.40 over 12 months
Southern Phone

NBN Small Plan Tier 1

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $45/mth
  • Min. total cost $1,080 over 24 months
amaysim

nbn 12

  • Deal: Promotional Offer: Special pricing for the first six months, ends 30 Sep 2017
  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
Promoted Match (Hide)
Dodo

10GB Plan - Standard

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $29.90/mth
  • + $232.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $262.85 for first month
Aussie Broadband

NBN Basic Starter

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $35/mth
  • Min. total cost $35 for first month
SpinTel

NBN 50GB Tier 1 (Entry)

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $39.95/mth
  • + $133 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $172.95 for first month
Exetel

nbn12 - 100GB

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $39.99/mth
  • + $218.99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $258.98 for first month
Aussie Broadband

NBN Basic Casual

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
amaysim

nbn 12

  • Deal: Promotional Offer: Special pricing for the first six months, ends 30 Sep 2017
  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
Teleron

Basic 100GB Standard

  • Deal: Unlimited Netflix streaming and data-free iTunes downloads, offer ends 30.09.2017
  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • 100GB Data
  • $42.50/mth
  • + $50 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $92.50 for first month
iPrimus

Light 12/1 Mbps 30GB

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $44.90/mth
  • + $143.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $188.85 for first month
Infinity NBN

Essential 30GB

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $44.95/mth
  • + $50 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $589.40 over 12 months
Southern Phone

NBN Small Plan Tier 1

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $45/mth
  • Min. total cost $1,080 over 24 months
Dodo

10GB Plan - Turbo

  • Up to 25Mbps NBN
  • $39.90/mth
  • + $232.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $272.85 for first month
Aussie Broadband

NBN Fast Casual

  • Up to 25Mbps NBN
  • $45/mth
  • Min. total cost $45 for first month
SpinTel

NBN 50GB Tier 2 (Basic)

  • Up to 25Mbps NBN
  • $49.95/mth
  • + $133 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $182.95 for first month
Exetel

nbn25 - 100GB

  • Up to 25Mbps NBN
  • $49.99/mth
  • + $218.99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $268.98 for first month
Aussie Broadband

Aussie Casual NBN Bundle

  • Up to 25Mbps NBN
  • $50/mth
  • Min. total cost $50 for first month
Teleron

Regular 200GB Silver

  • Up to 25Mbps NBN
  • 200GB Data
  • $54/mth
  • + $150 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $204 for first month
Teleron

Basic 150GB Silver

  • Deal: Unlimited Netflix streaming and data-free iTunes downloads, offer ends 30.09.2017
  • Up to 25Mbps NBN
  • 150GB Data
  • $54.50/mth
  • + $50 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $104.50 for first month
iPrimus

Home 25/5 Mbps 30GB

  • Up to 25Mbps NBN
  • $54.90/mth
  • + $143.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $198.85 for first month
Internode

NBN Silver 100

  • Up to 25Mbps NBN
  • $54.99/mth
  • + $99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $153.99 for first month
Aussie Broadband

NBN Fast Medium

  • Up to 25Mbps NBN
  • $55/mth
  • Min. total cost $55 for first month
SpinTel

NBN 50GB Tier 4 (Fast)

  • Up to 50Mbps NBN
  • $59.95/mth
  • + $133 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $192.95 for first month
Teleron

Regular 200GB Gold

  • Up to 50Mbps NBN
  • 200GB Data
  • $64.50/mth
  • + $150 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $214.50 for first month
Internode

NBN Gold 100

  • Up to 50Mbps NBN
  • $64.99/mth
  • + $99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $163.99 for first month
Aussie Broadband

NBN Faster Medium

  • Up to 50Mbps NBN
  • $65/mth
  • Min. total cost $65 for first month
Southern Phone

NBN Small Plan Tier 4

  • Up to 50Mbps NBN
  • $65/mth
  • Min. total cost $1,560 over 24 months
Teleron

Heavy 500GB Gold

  • Up to 50Mbps NBN
  • 500GB Data
  • $69.50/mth
  • + $150 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $219.50 for first month
SpinTel

NBN 500GB Tier 4 (Fast)

  • Up to 50Mbps NBN
  • $69.95/mth
  • + $133 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $202.95 for first month
Teleron

Regular 200GB Gold Bundle

  • Up to 50Mbps NBN
  • 200GB Data
  • $74.50/mth
  • + $155 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $229.50 for first month
Hello Broadband

Unlimited Entertainer NBN Plan

  • Up to 50Mbps NBN
  • $74.95/mth
  • + $49.99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $124.94 for first month
SpinTel

NBN Unlimited Tier 4 (Fast)

  • Up to 50Mbps NBN
  • $74.95/mth
  • + $133 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $207.95 for first month
Dodo

10GB Plan - Max

  • Up to 100Mbps NBN
  • $59.90/mth
  • + $232.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $292.85 for first month
SpinTel

NBN 50GB Tier 5

  • Up to 100Mbps NBN
  • $64.95/mth
  • + $133 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $197.95 for first month
MyRepublic

Unlimited SuperFast nbn™ Bundle (Standard)

  • Deal: Limited time offer - maximum nbn™ Speed for one price, ends 30.11.2017
  • Up to 100Mbps NBN
  • Unlimited Data
  • $69.99/mth
  • + $1 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $840.88 over 12 months
Exetel

nbn100 - 100GB

  • Up to 100Mbps NBN
  • $69.99/mth
  • + $218.99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $288.98 for first month
Teleron

Regular 200GB Platinum

  • Up to 100Mbps NBN
  • 200GB Data
  • $74.50/mth
  • + $150 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $224.50 for first month
iPrimus

Intense 100/40 Mbps 30GB

  • Up to 100Mbps NBN
  • $74.90/mth
  • + $143.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $218.85 for first month
SpinTel

NBN 500GB Tier 5

  • Up to 100Mbps NBN
  • $74.95/mth
  • + $133 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $207.95 for first month
Internode

NBN Platinum 100

  • Up to 100Mbps NBN
  • $74.99/mth
  • + $99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $173.99 for first month
Southern Phone

NBN Small Plan Tier 5

  • Up to 100Mbps NBN
  • $75/mth
  • Min. total cost $1,800 over 24 months
Teleron

Heavy 500GB Platinum

  • Up to 100Mbps NBN
  • 500GB Data
  • $79.50/mth
  • + $150 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $229.50 for first month




How much data do you need?


We all spend a portion of our time online, but we don't all use the same apps and services. Figuring out whether you need an unlimited data NBN plan means thinking about the sorts of things you do online at home, and calculating how much data this requires each month.

To make things simple, we've tested different online services at WhistleOut and estimated which types of plans are best suited for you, depending on the online activities you use.

Data usage for popular online activities


Below we've got a quick overview of what kind of internet plans are best for popular online activities. These recommendations are based on using just one of these apps or services, so if you're using more than one regularly, consider opting for a larger allowance. 

50GB 100GB 500GB Unlimited Data
Email
Web Surfing
Facebook
Skype
Music Streaming
Online Gaming
YouTube
Streaming TV
Downloading Movies & TV
Downloading Video Games
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Key:
= Good to go
= Caution
= Need more data

We've taken this table from our detailed guide to data usage. Click here if you'd like more detail about how much data each online service uses.


When do you get the NBN?


The question everyone wants an answer for. Currently, NBN plans to connect all homes by 2021. Between now and then, the rollout will add several million homes each year, so if you don’t have the NBN now, you should find you are within 12 months of being connected.

To know for sure, run an address search in the WhistleOut search engine. Our search bring in information from a number of sources, including NBN itself, so we can identify when your connection will arrive. Then, sign up for notifications about the NBN at your address, and we’ll email you when we learn something new.

Click here to see our up-to-date NBN Rollout Map.

How do I get access to the NBN?


Once the NBN is available in your area you can contact an NBN internet service provider.

While many will choose one of the most popular service providers, like TelstraOptusTPGiiNet, there are actually over 150 to choose from. Some of these smaller, lesser known providers offer excellent value — especially if you want a basic internet plan without extra likePay TV. Take a look at these providers before making up your mind.

Make sure you take a look at what’s available by using the WhistleOut search engine. Use the search filters to look for plans that meet your needs. Make sure you don’t pay for features you’ll never use.

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How much does the NBN cost?


Generally, NBN internet plan prices are comparable to existing ADSL services. As an NBN customer, you have a choice of which speed you want to connect. The decision will impact the price, but the cheapest NBN plans tend to cost as much as ADSL2+ plans, and will offer a pretty comparable service.

Will you need a new modem when connecting to the NBN?


It depends on how old your current modem is. To be NBN-ready, a modem needs to have a VDSL port on the back, and many newer modems have this. Without it, you will need to invest in new hardware. All service providers have modems for sale, but you also have the option to BYO modem to a new plan. If you are concerned about performance, this could be a good idea. Modems bundled with NBN plans tend to be cheap models, so performance (especially WiFi performance) can suffer.

What are the different NBN technologies?


One of the primary advantages of the National Broadband Network will be the massive increase in the speed at which people can upload and download material online. Whereas existing ADSL internet is delivered via your phone line, the new high speed internet will be delivered via new fibre optic cables. Depending on where you live, the NBN will come to you in one of the follow ways:

Fibre to the Premises:

NBN runs fibre optic cable all the way up to your house and install a new connection box in your home. Once installed, you just connect your new NBN-ready modem to the connection box and you're good to go.

Fibre to the Node:

NBN runs fibre optic cable to a cabinet (or node) on the street, somewhere near your home. From the node, the existing telephone lines connect your house to the NBN. This means that you connect your modem to the phone socket on the wall, exactly as you do now. Most homes will be connected using Fibre to the Node technology.

Fibre to the Curb:

NBN will run fibre optic cable to a distribution box installed in the footpath outside your home, and then you and several of your neighbours will connect to this point using the existing phone lines.

Fibre to the Basement:

For people living in high-rise apartments. Fibre optic cable is run into a central hub in the basement of the building, and then all of the individual apartments connect to the hub using the copper telephone lines already installed in the building.

Fixed Wireless:

Similar to mobile phone networks, Fixed Wireless connects home to the NBN over the airwaves. The NBN builds large antennas pointing towards towards, and installs smaller antennas on the side of your house. Maximum download speeds via Fixed Wireless are 50Mbps, however certain factors, like your distance from the antenna, may limit the real-world speeds deliverable.

Satellite (Sky Muster):

Homes in remote areas will connect to the NBN via the Sky Muster satellites currently spinning around the globe. You'll have a receiver installed on your room to send and receive the bits and bytes. The top speed on NBN Satellite is 25Mbps.

What are the different NBN speeds?


NBN speed tiers:

There are four speed tiers that NBN customers choose from when connection to the network, either for the first time, or when they switch to a new service provider. Each connection speed tier offers something different as is suited to different kinds of households.

As a general rule, the more people who live in a household, the faster the NBN speed you need. If you are buying NBN for a business, consider the speed of uploading too. Faster uploads help with sharing business documents and backing up important data.

  • NBN 100: 100Mbps download / 40 Mbps upload
  • NBN 50: 50Mbps download / 20 Mbps upload
  • NBN 25: 25Mbps download / 10 Mbps upload
  • NBN 12: 12Mbps download / 1 Mbps upload

Our comparisons show the maximum download and upload speeds that can be achieved through each type of broadband connection. There is no guarantee that this maximum speed will actually be achieved by every user. There are a number of external factors that may contribute to the actual achieved speed, including:

  • The user's hardware, software, and system configuration.
  • The number of simultaneous users per single connection.
  • The type of content being accessed and downloaded.
  • The source of content being accessed and downloaded.
  • The method of connection - fixed or wireless.
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