There are more than 100 NBN providers in Australia today. With the numerous subscriptions they offer, it is somewhat a challenge to find the right NBN plan for your home. Aussies are faced with limited knowledge about different internet technologies. In most cases, it is hard to find a great match with the household budget and needs.
Luckily, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) can help. Such a government watchdog has installed modems in thousands of households. Every 3 months, they compile a report about the top 4 home WiFi deals in Australia with useful information to back up the list.
The latest ACCC report compares the top unlimited NBN 50 plans, a good tier for home WiFi deals with 3 to 5 household members. Here’s the list!!!
Exetel Standard Plus
In 1990, John Linton founded Exetel in the basement of their home. It started as a technology consulting company. In 2004, it started offering ADSL and wireless broadband subscription services. Today, Exetel is the largest independent ISP in Australia with 240,000 subscribers.
Exetel Standard Plus offers unlimited data with a typical evening speed of 40 Mbps at $69.00 per month. The plan activation is free and the modem costs $79.00. Currently, Exetel offers the modem for free and a $10.00 monthly discount for new subscribers who sign up for a 6-month contract. It also offers a 2-month free “Home Secure” subscription.
Home Secure is a web-content filtering and protection tool. It protects your WiFi connection from bots, malware, and phishing. What makes Exetel Standard Plus a good home WiFi choice is its customer support team of qualified engineers who breathe and live within the NBN broadband world.
TPG Unlimited NBN 50
TPG was born in 1986 under the merging of Total Peripherals Group and SP Telemedia. It is the 3rd largest NBN network in Australia and also operates in New Zealand and Singapore.
TPG Unlimited NBN 50 offers unlimited data with a typical evening speed of 48 Mbps at $69.99 per month. The plan activation and modem cost $99.95. Currently, TPG offers a free modem and setup fee for new subscribers who sign up for a 6-month contract. Subscribers can also avail of unlimited AU calls through a $10.00 call pack.
What makes TPG a good home WiFi choice is that it gives decent internet coverage in the mainland using fibre technology. When compared to Optus and Telstra, TPG pricing is around $20 cheaper.
iiNet NBN 50 Limitless
It started in 1993 as a dial-up service provider. Since 2018, iiNet is a consistent choice as the best value NBN provider among independent consumer bodies such as Canstar, Choice, and Roy Morgan Research.
iiNet NBN 50 Limitless offers unlimited data with a typical evening speed of 48 Mbps at $74.99 per month. The plan activation is free and the modem costs $59.95, although it also allows a BYO modem. Currently, iiNet offers the modem for free for new subscribers who sign up for a 6-month contract. Subscribers can also avail of unlimited AU calls through a $5.00 call pack.
What makes iiNet a good home WiFi choice is its excellent customer support.
Optus Everyday Internet
Singtel Optus Pty Ltd was founded in 1981 as AUSSAT. It is the 2nd largest and oldest telecom in Australia.
Optus Everyday Internet offers unlimited data with a typical evening speed of 45 Mbps at $75.00 per month. The plan activation fee is $99.00 and the modem costs $252.00. Optus covers the modem cost if new subscribers sign up for a 36-month contract.
What makes Optus a good home WiFi choice is its bundled offer on its WiFi plans. These include a free PayGo subscription, an unlimited AU call pack for $10.00 monthly, free Optus Sports and OS fitness, Fetch TV for a discounted $5.00 or $10.00 subscription, and a 1-month free trial of Optus game path.