Following the introduction, and instant popularity, of streaming TV services like , 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
And here are a the best unlimited plans if you're connected to the NBN
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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