The Cheapest NBN 100 Plans Without Contracts Or Setup Fees

The Cheapest NBN 100 Plans Without Contracts Or Setup Fees
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You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a fast NBN connection. While Telstra and Optus will happily charge you over $100 per month for an NBN 100 plan, there are plenty of ISPs slinging much better deals.

Better yet, many of these providers are now offering no-contract plans. Contract-free plans tends to be the most flexible NBN option: you can leave whenever you want, on whatever grounds. Like if your connection ends up being shit, for one reason or another. Most ISPs will offer to sell you a modem, but some will force you to buy a model they range.

For the sake of simplicity, we’ve only included NBN providers where a modem purchase is optional, and where you won’t get hit with any upfront setup fees. Here are some of the cheapest no-contract NBN 100 plans with no setup fees and unlimited data:

The cheapest no-contract unlimited data NBN 100 plans are available for less than $70 per month right now. Tangerine Telecom has one of the cheapest NBN 100 plans around, billed at $69.90 per month for the first six months, and $79.90 thereafter.

Tangerine reports typical evening speeds of 83Mbps, and has a 14-day “risk free trial” available for all NBN plans.

MyRepublic is also running its own promo, where you’ll pay $79.95 per month for your first year, and $89.95 per month thereafter. MyRepublic says its typical evening speeds are the same as Tangerine’s: 83Mbps.

Since these plans are all contract-free, you do always have the choice of leaving as soon as the savings run out.

If you’d prefer to avoid promotional plans, Mate and Barefoot both have no-contract NBN plans available for $79 per month. Both telcos report typical evening speeds of 79Mbps.

And if you’re after a plan with faster peak hour performance, it could be worth considering Aussie Broadband, which reports evening speeds of 90Mbps on its NBN 100 plans. You’ll pay a premium however: the plan is $99 per month.

Alex Choros is Managing Editor at WhistleOut, Australia’s phone and internet comparison website.


  • I’d take these stats with a grain of salt. I know VPN’s prioritise customers speeds until after their refund window expires, and I wouldn’t put that past some of the NBN providers. Stat manipulation to make NBN speeds look faster is also a known thing.

  • Tangerine is actually $79.95, well after 6 months. Not a huge issue as you can move away at that point.

  • I would pay $100 a month any day to get 80Mbps, but I’m too far from my nearest node to get anything higher than 35Mbps and over the last 3 years it’s slowed down to 26Mbps.

    Then there’s my america friend who goes on about his 800Mbps by 800Mbps only because he knows how slow mine is 🙁

  • Was with Tangerine for many months and only just recently changed. Congestion is a very major issue in many areas which they have done nothing about and until recently, wouldn’t even admit, then eventually they just blame The NBN who in turn blame Tangerine. Neither accepts responsibility.

    On the 20/50 plan my average speeds between 6pm-12 were between 50-100Kb/s at most. Not even 5% of the minimum speed being paid for. I hadn’t had speeds that slow since dial up. Outside of those times, it’s decent but their peak and weekend speeds are the absolutely pathetic. Then again, you might be one of the lucky ones.

    It will be hit and miss with Tangerine. Many have had no issue and give 5 star ratings but their second highest rating is 1 star as it’s a very common issue with them and they choose to turn a blind eye and delete forum comments and ignore customer complaints.

    If things are fine, they are good, but if you have a problem, they are the worse.

    • thanks for letting me know, I suspected as much.
      They were also unable to provide me with simple ping response requests to some servers overseas (to check the latency).

      Their basic staff didn’t even know what PING or LATENCY was which was concerning.

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