It may not be a household name on par with Telstra or Optus, but Belong has been offering competitive broadband services since 2013. So if you're searching for the perfect NBN plan, Belong just might have you covered.
Belong is backed by Telstra, doesn't enforce peak and off-peak periods, and provides 24-hour customer service across Australia. And for a limited time, you can get bonus offers at sign-up on a 12-month agreement.
Right now, new customers on annual contracts will pay zero activation fees, plus receive a $0 modem upfront (saving $60).
Searching for an entry-level NBN plan? If you're not a heavy broadband user, don't require blazing fast speeds for streaming, and only need NBN for yourself, Belong's basic 12Mbps plan is priced at $50 per month on a 12-month contract.
The plan includes 100GB of monthly data, although you can upgrade to unlimited for $65 monthly. If you'd prefer to go contract free, you'll pay $55 per month for 100GB and $70 for unlimited data.
What's 'best value' for you will depend on what you're looking for in terms of speed and data allowances. But for a good, mid-range, all-inclusive option, Belong's Unlimited 25Mbps plans tick most customer boxes.
If you're happy to sign up for 12 months, you'll pay $75 per month. Go contract-free, and you'll pay slightly more: $80 per month, but with the option to cancel at any time.
Best big data
Great news for data lovers and families: Belong offers unlimited NBN plans at multiple speeds.
If you're looking for an unlimited option with great speeds, we recommend the 25Mbps plans. You'll pay $75 per month for service on a 12-month contract, or $80 monthly on a month-to-month deal.
Of course, if you want premium speeds to go with your all-you-can-eat data, you can upgrade to the fastest 100Mbps option - see below for details.
Best high speed
Like it fast? Go with Belong, and you can enjoy download speeds of up to 100Mbps, and uploads to 40Mbps, when you opt for a 100/40 Speed Boost plan.
Customers can pick from 100GB of monthly data from $80 per month on a 12-month contract ($85 month-to-month), or go unlimited for an extra $20 each month. However, if speed is a priority, you'll likely prefer the freedom of unlimited data: a 12-month contract is priced at $95 per month, and contract-free service at $100.
Have friends and family overseas? In addition to broadband, Belong also offers an international calling mobile app - Belong Voice.
The service allows users to make unlimited international calls to ten countries, for $10 per month. Calls can be placed to both landlines and mobile numbers; just download the Belong Voice app, sign up, and you can make calls anytime you have access to WiFi or cellular data.
An unlimited national calling plan is also available through the app, again for $10 per month. You can use the Belong Voice service across tablets and smartphones.
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