Editor's picks: best NBN plans October 2017


WhistleOut
05 October 2017

Did you know that there are over 150 NBN service providers? Seriously, that is a lot of NBN plans to sift through. Not that you have to do any of the leg work when you've got the WhistleOut team to help out.

We are constantly monitoring NBN plans to keep our database up-to-date, so you can be sure that if there's a good deal, we'll know about it.

Best for unlimited data


Far and away the most popular NBN search on WhistleOut is for plans with unlimited data. It's easy to understand why given the number of exciting, data-hogging apps at our fingertips nowadays. Netflix, Spotify, Instagram, the list goes on.

Almost all of the service providers offer an unlimited plan option, so it can be tricky to find the right one. Below is our current favourites.

WhistleOut's Pick

Provider Inclusions
amaysim
amaysim
  • nbn 12
  • Unlimited NBN 12
  • $40/mth
  • Min. cost $40
amaysim
amaysim
  • nbn 25
  • Unlimited NBN 25
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $60

If you're feeling unsure about switching over to the NBN, then this current Amaysim is right up your alley.

For a limited time, all new Amaysim NBN customers get the NBN 12 and the NBN 25 plans at discounted price for the first six months, which will obviously save you some money. With 'Special Pricing' offer and no lock-in contract, is a great way to try the Amaysim service before you commit to it long term.

All Amaysim NBN plans have no setup costs, but require you to have your own NBN-ready modem. If you don't have one, Amaysim can sell this to you for $140.

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Best NBN 12 plan


We often refer to NBN 12 plans as the 'slowest' NBN plans, but in truth, these are not slow plans. In fact, an NBN 12 plan should deliver better speeds than most of us have experienced with ADSL services in the past. With 12Mbps you can happily stream video, listen to music and podcasts, all while browsing the web and chatting with friends.

WhistleOut's Pick

Provider Inclusions
Teleron
Teleron
  • Basic 100GB Standard
  • 100GB NBN 12
  • $42.50/mth
  • Min. cost $92.50

While many folks lean towards unlimited data plans, the 100 GB in this Teleron plan should be more than enough for most households for day-to-day web surfing. For a limited time, they are offering unlimited Netflix streaming and data-free iTunes downloads for new customers.

Opting for this plan will save you about $10 per month compared with unlimited data options. You can save on set-up fee, if your preference is a 24-month agreement.

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Best NBN 25 plan


If you're looking for a step up in speed from an old ADSL connection, but you'd like to keep costs down, then an NBN 25 plan would be a good option to consider. 

The included 25Mbps should offer a noticeable improvement in performance, but you should only need to add about $10 to what you currently pay for a similar ADSL plan.

WhistleOut's Pick

Provider Inclusions
MATE Communicate
MATE Communicate
  • NBN #greatmates
  • Unlimited NBN 25
  • $69/mth
  • Min. cost $69

Mate is one of the newer internet providers offering the NBN, and this plan is great value and a worthy consideration for those who value strong customer service. They are quite known for providing great customer service, their customers really seem to like them, and they invest in all local customer support options.

For a limited time, they are running a promotion, if you sign up to this plan, your 2nd month plan fee will be waived off.

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Best NBN 50 plan

NBN 50 plans are often overlooked, and in fact, a number of providers don't bother selling NBN 50 plans at all. We think this is a shame given what an excellent middle ground NBN 50 is, in terms of download and upload speeds.

WhistleOut's Pick

Provider Inclusions
Hello Broadband
Hello Broadband
  • Unlimited Entertainer NBN Plan
  • Unlimited NBN 50
  • $74.95/mth
  • Min. cost $899.40
Hello Broadband
Hello Broadband
  • Unlimited Entertainer NBN Plan
  • Unlimited NBN 50
  • $74.95/mth
  • Min. cost $1,798.80
Hello Broadband is one of the newer internet providers offering NBN, and currently running a promotion on 24 month and 12 month contract. If you are looking for long term commitment, can get two months free on a 24 month contract or save on Set-up fee on a 12 month contract.

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Best NBN 100 plan


One of the key promises of the NBN is a faster internet connection than we've had previously with older ADSL technology. In fact, at its fastest, the NBN can reach speeds of 100Mbps, which is fast enough to download an full HD movie from iTunes in about 5 mins. Even a decent ADSl connection would take about an hour to download the same movie.

If you're after these super fast speeds, look no further. Here are our picks for the best NBN 100 plans.

WhistleOut's Pick

Broadband Plans

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Provider Inclusions
MyRepublic
MyRepublic
  • Unlimited SuperFast nbn™ Bundle (Standard)
  • Unlimited NBN 100
  • $69.99/mth
  • Min. cost $840.88

It's hard to go past the NBN 100 plans from My Republic, which basically offers a single NBN plan, with unlimited data and the fastest speeds.

This plan is on a 12 month contract, but you can opt for a no contract option for an extra $5 per month. All plans include an NBN-ready WiFi modem.

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Broadband Deals

Bonus Deals with Telstra Mobile Broadband

Bonus Deals with Telstra Mobile Broadband

Telstra Mobile Broadband plans include a range of deals such as bonus Foxtel Pack subscriptions, unlimited Telstra Air Data & Bonus Data

Unlimited Netflix Streaming

Unlimited Netflix Streaming

Teleron's Basic nbn plan includes unlimited Netflix streaming & data-free iTunes downloads until 31 Oct. New customers only, T&Cs apply

$70 credit with 18 month contracts

$70 credit with 18 month contracts

SpinTel's 18 month nbn™ broabdband plans now include a $70 credit which will appear on your first invoice...

2nd month plan fee is $0

2nd month plan fee is $0

Your 2nd month is FREE with Barefoot or MATE broadband plans until 31.10.2017. Sign up online or call 1300 157 884