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Cheapest Internet Plans in Australia: Home Wireless Broadband and NBN Deals

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We’re using the internet more than ever before, and it’s more important than ever to find a good internet plan that suits your household. No matter your budget, connection type, or broadband speed, keep reading below and discover a selection of some of the cheapest internet plans in Australia to help you compare internet providers and find the best broadband deals so you can stay connected no matter how many people are streaming, binging, home-working, or online schooling.


Cheap NBN plans with unlimited data

NBN broadband is now the standard across Australia, with almost everyone able to get NBN in their homes and businesses. With NBN, Australians have the power to choose the best plan, speed, and price for their households, and you can compare the cheapest NBN plans, by speed, by reading more below.

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Cheap NBN plans: Basic II NBN 25

NBN25, also known as NBN Basic II, is a great broadband speed for smaller households of 1-2 people who often browse social media, check their emails, and stream videos in standard definition. Below you’ll find a selection of some of the cheapest NBN Basic II plans available in Australia, with the monthly cost, any discounts available, and contract terms.

Cheapest NBN Basic II plans
Tangerine
Month-to-month
Superloop
Month-to-month
Flip
Month-to-month
Dodo
12-month contract
TPG
6-month contract
$44.90 / month
First six months
$59.90 / month after
+$119.90 optional modem
$54.95 / month
First six months
$59.95 / month after
+$157.95 optional modem
$49.90 / month
First six months
$59.90 / month after
+$149 optional modem with delivery
$55 / month
If you sign up before 29 Mar 2021
$65 / month after
$0 activation with a 12-month contract
$59.99 / month
$0 activation with a 6-month contract

Cheap NBN plans: Standard NBN 50

NBN Standard, or NBN50, is a great broadband speed for larger households of 3-4 people who are high internet users or have multiple different devices connected at once. With NBN50 you can stream HD videos, play video games online, and browse social media across multiple devices. Here you’ll find a selection of some of the cheapest NBN50 plans on the market, to help you choose the best internet plan.

Cheapest NBN Standard plans
Tangerine
Month-to-month
Superloop
Month-to-month
Flip
Month-to-month
Dodo
12-month contract
iiNet
6-month contract
$54.90 / month
First six months
$69.90 / month after
+$119.90 optional modem
$59.95 / month
First six months
$69.95 / month after
+$157.95 option modem
$59.90 / month
First six months
$69.90 / month after
+$149 optional modem with delivery
$60 / month
If you sign up before 29 Mar 2021
$70 / month after
$0 activation with a 12-month contract
$74.99 / month
+$59.95 optional modem ($99.95 with no contract)

Cheap NBN plans: Fast NBN 100

If you live in a household with multiple high-internet users, NBN100 is a great broadband speed to ensure everyone can connect multiple devices to stream, game, binge, and browse at the same time. Below you’ll find some of the cheapest NBN100 broadband plans, with any current discounts, additional costs, and contract lengths, to help you find the cheapest broadband plan for you.

Cheapest NBN Fast plans
Tangerine
Month-to-month
Superloop
Month-to-month
Dodo
12-month contract
Kogan
Month-to-month
Flip
Month-to-month
$74.90 / month
First six months
$89.90 / month after
+$119.90 optional modem
$74.95 / month
First six months
$89.95 / month after
+$157.95 optional modem
$75 / month
If you sign up before 29 Mar 2021
$85 / month after
$0 activation with a 12-month contract
$78.90 / month
First six months
$88.90 / month after
+$69 optional modem
$79.90 / month
First six months
$89.90 / month after
+$149 optional modem with delivery

Cheapest home wireless broadband plans

While the NBN now covers most Australians, it isn’t the only broadband choice. Home wireless broadband is a great NBN alternative, connecting households to the internet through the use of the existing mobile networks. Unlike NBN, which usually requires a technician to assist with the setup and can take a few days to get connected, home wireless broadband is plug-and-play. Simply order your modem, choose your plan, and plug it in once delivered.

Cheapest 4G home wireless broadband plans

4G home wireless broadband is the more widely available home wireless broadband option until 5G becomes the norm. If you’re looking for an NBN alternative, the cheapest home wireless broadband plans start around $50-$60 per month for 500GB data allowance, but plans can include as much as 1000GB of data.

Cheapest wireless broadband plans
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$50 / month
200GB / month
24-month contract
$69 / month
200GB / month
Month-to-month
$65 / month
200GB / month
Flexible contract
$59.90 / month
200GB / month
Month-to-month
$49.95 / month
200GB / month
12-month contract

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Cheapest 5G home wireless broadband plans

Despite the 5G rollout happening in Australia, only a handful of broadband providers are offering 5G home wireless broadband. If you want to be one of the first 5G home wireless broadband users, your choice is either Optus or SpinTel (an Optus network reseller). Both Optus and SpinTel 5G home wireless broadband plans come with a rented 5G modem included and have unlimited data.

Cheapest 5G home wireless broadband plans
Optus
5G Internet Everyday
Optus
5G Internet Entertainer
SpinTel
5G contract plan
SpinTel
5G No lock-in contract
$75 / month
85Mbps average download speed
$90 / month
220Mbps average download speed
$70 / month
+ $20 delivery
Minimum 50Mbps download speed
$80 / month
+ $20 delivery
Minimum 50Mbps download speed

How to compare cheap internet plans

While we all want to get the cheapest internet available, that doesn’t necessarily mean that cheapest is best. It’s important to consider your internet needs, so you’re not stuck with an internet plan that leaves you feeling frustrated. When comparing the cheapest internet plans, it’s important to also consider:

 Price - What is your monthly internet budget? The price of your internet service depends on many other factors such as data allowance, speed, and connection type.

 Speed - How fast should your internet be? The faster the internet, the more expensive the plan, but bigger households or households with high internet users (gamers, for example) will need a faster internet plan.

 Connection type - What type of internet connection do you have available, and what are the available speeds for that connection type?

 Data - Most broadband providers offer unlimited data on their NBN plans, while home wireless broadband plans can include up to 1000GB of data per month. Likewise, if you rarely use the internet, it might not make sense to pay more for data you won’t use.

 Availability - Is the right provider and broadband connection available to your home? Always check availability when choosing a new broadband plan.

 Bundles - Do you want to include a TV add-on such as Fetch TV, or want to save an extra $5 per month by bundling broadband and a mobile plan?

 Discounts - Most broadband providers have limited-time discounts and deals on their internet plans. These might be a free modem or $0 activation if you sign a 12-month contract or a discounted monthly cost for the first 6 months. Always read the fine print so you know exactly how much you can expect to pay, for the duration of your service.

 Contract - While most ISPs offer broadband plans without a contract, giving you the flexibility to compare and switch plans, you might be able to save more if you choose a 6-month, year-long, or even 24-month contract by scoring a free modem or reducing your activation & setup costs.

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