Broadband Bundles with international phone calls included


WhistleOut
11 April 2016

While most of Australia is ditching the home phone and relying solely on mobile phones for voice calls, those of us with family and friends overseas still have a compelling reason to keep a home phone active.

The cost of international calls can often be bundled in with a broadband plan, either as an included option or as an optional bolt-on. Either way, this tends to be a cheaper alternative to seeking out a mobile phone plan with similar international calling options. 

The following are the broadband provider which include international calls in plans, or have an option to add them after the fact.

Telstra

Telstra’s international add-on options are called International Saver and International Ultimate. Both can be add to both a stand alone home phone plan or to a broadband bundle which includes a home phone.

International Saver $10p/m

Significantly cheaper per-min rates.

Included countries in this offer are: Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, USA, UK and Switzerland.

International Ultimate $15p/m

Unlimited Calls included

Landlines and mobiles to 17 countries: Bangladesh, Canada, China, Cyprus, France, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, Vietnam and the UK.

Landlines only to a further 18 countries: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland,  South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

Optus

Like, Telstra, Optus offers international call packs that can be added to any homeline plan or broadband bundle.

World Saver $10p/m

Significantly cheaper rates

Included countries in this offer are: Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Thailand, New Zealand, Singapore, USA, and the UK.

World Saver Ultimate $15p/m

Unlimited Calls included.

Landlines and mobiles to Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, Singapore, and the USA. You also get unlimited landline calls to Austria, Chile, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey and the UK.

TPG

TPG is well known as an internet service provider with a focus on international calls as a standard element of its broadband bundles.

International Call Pack $20p/m

Unlimited Calls included.

All calls in Australia plus landlines and mobiles to Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, and the UK.

iiNet

Overseas callers can add an International Call Pack to their broadband bundles for an extra $10 per month.

International Call Pack $10p/m

Unlimited Calls included.

Landline calls to Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA, and the UK.

AusBBS

NBN customers choosing a UNI-V phone service can choose a plan ‘Premium’ phone plan including unlimited calls to: Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, USA, and the UK. 

ADSL broadband phone bundles can be used to call overseas and come with rates from as low as $0.02c per minute. Full call rates can be found here.

Premium Fibre NBN bundle

Unlimited Calls included.

Landline calls to Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, USA, and the UK.

iPrimus

Primus broadband bundles can be enhanced to include international calls, like plans from Telstra and Optus. 

International Call Pack $10p/m

Unlimited Calls included.

Landline calls to United Kingdom, India, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Germany, China, Malaysia, Italy, Greece, Ireland, France, Turkey, Netherlands, Serbia, Poland, South Africa, Croatia, Philippines, Macedonia, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Singapore, Hungary, Japan.

International Call Pack $15p/m

Unlimited Calls included.

Landline and mobile phone calls to United Kingdom, India, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Germany, China, Malaysia, Italy, Greece, Ireland, France, Turkey, Netherlands, Serbia, Poland, South Africa, Croatia, Philippines, Macedonia, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Singapore, Hungary, Japan.

Dodo

Dodo broadband customers can add international calls to fixed-line broadband bundles, and the options are surprisingly flexible. While other providers might require you to take an Australian calling pack before letting you add an international one, with Dodo you can pick a choose whichever components you like.

International Call Pack $10p/m

2000 minutes of calls.

Landline calls to Canada, China, Croatia, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, USA, UK and Zimbabwe.

International Call Pack $15p/m

2000 minutes of calls.

Landline and mobile phone calls to Canada, China, Croatia, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, USA, UK and Zimbabwe.

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