Looking for a great broadband option, but wary of the major telcos? Belong has been in the internet game since 2013, and is all about cutting down on hassle and unnecessary costs. The company offers flexible ADSL2+ service, with no standard connection fees and 24/7 customer support.
Belong's ADSL2+ broadband plans offers speeds of up to 20Mbps for downloads, and 850Kbps for uploads. If you're in an NBN-ready area and you're looking for a faster max speed, you can also sign on for Belong's NBN options - more information can be found here.
Before you buy
Good news: if you've already got an existing Telstra home phone line, you'll save on monthly line rental fees. If this doesn't apply to your household, your monthly plan cost will include a $20 line rental charge.
Belong customers can sign up for a 12-month contract, or avoid being locked in by going month-to-month. Although monthly plans are priced at an additional $5 per month, right now customers can get a $50 account credit when buying online and using the code WEB50 at checkout.
Not a heavy data user? Belong's ADSL+ Regular plans start at $35 per month on a 12-month contract, for customers with a Telstra home phone line ($55 without). You'll get 100GB of monthly data on this plan, with no excess usage charges; any data use over your monthly allowance is simply slowed to 256Kbps.
If you opt for a month-to-month plan, you can sign on for $100GB from $40 per month, or $60 with line rental. Although this option offers more flexibility, you will need to pay an additional $60 upfront for the included Wifi modem.
Best unlimited data
If 100GB simply isn't enough, great news: you can upgrade to Belong's Large unlimited data plans. Monthly prices start at $45 per month on a 12-month contract ($65 with monthly line rental fees), and $50 (or $70) each month if you're on a contract-free plan.
Again, if you're on a fixed term, you'll get an included $60 WiFi modem as part of your plan. If you do decide that unlimited data isn't for you, you're also free to move down to Belong's 100GB plan at any time.
We've already mentioned that customers without an existing Telstra home phone line will need to bundle this service into their Belong broadband plan. If you'd like to add more calling options to your plan, you can add Belong Voice for an additional $10 per month.
Belong Voice provides unlimited national calls, via a mobile app that can be used over both WiFi and cellular data networks. Customers with loved ones overseas can also add international calls for a further $10 per month - you'll get unlimited calling to mobile and landlines in ten countries, including the UK, the US, and New Zealand.
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