Best Unlimited Internet Plans for Modern Aussie Families


WhistleOut
10 January 2017

Following the introduction, and instant popularity, of streaming TV services like Netflix, Stan and Foxtel Play, an Unlimited Data broadband plan is a better idea than ever before. In fact, in web-heavy households, Unlimited Data is quickly becoming a necessity.

According to research conducted by Lonergan, on behalf of Optus, internet use in the average Aussie household is pretty mindblowing:

  • Average Aussie internet use is nearly one full day per week (22.4 hours per week)
  • We own a staggering 7.9 internet-capable devices
  • 20% of Aussie homes have 3 or more users on the internet at the same time every night
  • 52% of Aussies have watched TV or Movies over the internet
  • The Australian Bureau of Statistics says the total data downloaded in Australia has increased by 40% between 2014 and 2015.

It's clear that there's a greater demand for data than ever before, and the last thing families want is to worry about whether they're going to run out before the end of their billing month. As such, an unlimited data broadband plan can be a better option. And they're becoming increasingly affordable too! 

Here are the best unlimited data broadband bundles

Broadband Plans

With unlimited data | Filters
Provider Inclusions
SpinTel
SpinTel
  • Urban Home Bundle Unlimited ADSL2+
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $54.95/mth
  • Min. cost $138.95
TPG
TPG
  • ADSL2+ Unlimited
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $59.99/mth
  • Min. cost $1,189.77
Optus
Optus
  • 60 Plan
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $1,440
Optus
Optus
  • 60 Plan M2M
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $260
SpinTel
SpinTel
  • Urban Home Bundle Unlimited ADSL2+
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $64.95/mth
  • Min. cost $148.95
Belong
Belong
  • ADSL2+ Bundle – Large
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $65/mth
  • Min. cost $780
Barefoot Telecom
Barefoot Telecom
  • ADSL Bundle Metro Ultra
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $69/mth
  • Min. cost $218
MATE Communicate
MATE Communicate
  • ADSL2+ Phone #citymates
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $69/mth
  • Min. cost $218
TPG
TPG
  • ADSL2+ Unlimited Oz Talk Bundle
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $69.99/mth
  • Min. cost $1,369.77
Belong
Belong
  • ADSL2+ Bundle – Large
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $70/mth
  • Min. cost $130

And here are a the best unlimited plans if you're connected to the NBN

Broadband Plans

With unlimited data | Filters
Provider Inclusions
amaysim
amaysim
  • nbn 12
  • Unlimited NBN 12
  • $40/mth
  • Min. cost $40
Flip TV
Flip TV
  • NBN Unlimited Value
  • Unlimited NBN 12
  • $49/mth
  • Min. cost $108
SpinTel
SpinTel
  • NBN Unlimited Tier 1 (Entry)
  • Unlimited NBN 12
  • $54.95/mth
  • Min. cost $187.95
Exetel
Exetel
  • nbn12 - Unlimited
  • Unlimited NBN 12
  • $54.99/mth
  • Min. cost $273.98
AusBBS
AusBBS
  • NBN Fibre Unlimited
  • Unlimited NBN 12
  • $55/mth
  • Min. cost $110
Hello Broadband
Hello Broadband
  • Unlimited Starter NBN Plan
  • Unlimited NBN 12
  • $57.95/mth
  • Min. cost $107.94
Barefoot Telecom
Barefoot Telecom
  • Lite NBN
  • Unlimited NBN 12
  • $59/mth
  • Min. cost $59
MATE Communicate
MATE Communicate
  • NBN #goodmates
  • Unlimited NBN 12
  • $59/mth
  • Min. cost $59
Tangerine Telecom
Tangerine Telecom
  • Basic Speed UNLIMITED
  • Unlimited NBN 12
  • $59.90/mth
  • Min. cost $59.90
Dodo
Dodo
  • Unlimited Plan - Standard
  • Unlimited NBN 12
  • $59.90/mth
  • Min. cost $292.85

A few things to keep in mind when looking at these plans:

  • On top of the monthly fee, most plans have an upfront set-up or installation cost
  • Some smaller providers charge different prices depending on where you live; broadband can be cheaper in metro areas, but more expensive in regional areas (based on access costs these providers pay equipment owners, like Telstra and Optus)
  • Most providers offer bundle adds-ons, so you can pick and choose the extras you want
  • Check the contract length for each plan in mind. Some plans are offered month-to-month, while others require a commitment up to 24-months

Some major providers like Telstra don’t yet offer Unlimited data plans, but come pretty close. It has a plan with a terabyte of included data (1000GB), which will be a practically unlimited option in many homes.

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