It’s never a bad thing to compare your current NBN plan to what other providers are offering. Especially if your current service provider recently suffered a major outage and you’re looking to change things up. If you’re looking to lower your monthly internet bill by either jumping to a different provider or a slower tier, there are a few affordable options available.
Most internet providers offer introductory deals that will discount your NBN plan for the first six months of your connection. And with no lock-in contracts, you can bounce around after these discount periods expire.
If you want to get the most bang for your buck from your internet connections, here are the cheapest plans available right now, from NBN 25 to NBN 1000.
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Cheapest NBN 25 plans
Unless you’re a big fan of waiting a long time for multi-gig updates to download, an NBN 25 plan probably isn’t going to cut it. But if having a cheap monthly internet plan outweighs having superfast internet, then an NBN 25 might do you nicely.
In terms of cheap NBN 25 plans, Tangerine has one that’s $49.90 per month for your first six months and $64.90 per month thereafter. Exetel is offering its NBN 25 plan for $53.99 per month for your first six months and $64.99 per month thereafter.
Both Tangerine and Exetel are reporting typical evening speeds of 25/8.5 Mbps.
Cheapest NBN 50 plans
For NBN 50 plans, Dodo currently has the cheapest option available. You’ll pay $53.80 per month for the first six months that you’re connected with the provider, and then $75 once the discount period ends. This plan is contract-free, so you can swap from Dodo to another provider without any issues.
Up next is Exetel, which is currently offering its NBN 50 plan for $53.99 per month for your first six months, and then $74.99 per month thereafter. Exetel’s plan also comes with five daily speed boosts per month, which will let you bump up your speeds to that of an NBN 100 connection.
Spintel‘s NBN 50 plan isn’t a bad shout either. The provider is reporting evening speeds of 50 Mbps, and a plan will cost you $64 per month for your first six months. After this promotional period, your bill will bump up to $74.95 per month, which is one of the cheaper full prices available.
Tangerine is another good option if you want a cheaper full-price plan (relative to what the other providers have on offer). It’s slightly more expensive than the three previously covered plans, setting you back $59.90 per month for the first six months of your connection. Once this discount period ends, you’ll be paying $79.90 per month, making it cheaper than the full-price cost of both Dodo and Exetel.
Cheapest NBN 100 plans
For NBN 100 plans, Dodo is currently offering the cheapest among Australia’s internet providers. You’ll pay $63.80 per month for the first six months, and then $85 per month. Dodo is reporting typical evening speeds of 95/17 Mbps.
Exetel‘s NBN 100 connection has been discounted to $68.99 per month. This discount lasts for the first six months you’re with the provider and then will jump up to $84.99 thereafter. Exetel is currently reporting 100/17 Mbps typical evening speeds, making it ostensibly congestion-free during peak hours. You’re also able to use its five daily speed boosts to get an NBN 250 connection.
Although Spintel‘s NBN 100 is a hair more expensive at $69 per month for the first six months, once this discount period ends, you’ll be paying $79.95 per month. This makes SpinTel’s offering one of the cheapest full-price plans in this speed tier. The provider is also reporting typical evening speeds of 100 Mbps.
Superloop also has one of the cheapest plans available. With typical evening speeds of 95/17 Mbps, you’ll pay $69 per month for the first six months that you’re with Superloop. When this discount period ends, the price for this NBN 100 plan will jump up to $85 per month.
If you stick with Superloop for 18 months, the provider will also chuck in an Amazon eero 6+ mesh Wi-Fi router as a free bonus. However, if you leave before those 18 months pass you’ll have to pay a modem clawback fee that’s worth $8 per remaining month (to a total of $144)
While Southern Phone is offering an introductory deal for new customers, unlike the other providers listed here, this discount price lasts for the first 12 months of your connection instead of six. With Southern Phone, you’ll pay $75 per month for the first year you’re connected, and then $85 per month thereafter. The provider is currently reporting typical evening speeds of 100/17 Mbps
Cheapest NBN 250 plans
SpinTel has the cheapest plan available in this speed tier. If you sign up for SpinTel’s NBN 250 plan, you’ll be paying $75 per month for the first six months you’re with the provider. The plan will jump up to $85.95 per month after the discount ends. SpinTel is currently reporting typical evening speeds of 211 Mbps.
Exetel‘s NBN 250 plan is currently $83.99 per month for the first six months you’re on it, and then $98.99 per month thereafter. While Exetel’s plan is more expensive than what SpinTel is offering, it has faster typical evening speeds of 225/21 Mbps. Exetel’s five speed boosts are also available with this plan.
If you want a faster NBN 250 connection, Superloop is reporting typical evening speeds of 240/21 Mbps. This plan will set you back $85 per month for the first six months you’re with Superloop, and then $99 per month thereafter.
After that, Southern Phone is offering discounted bills for the first six months you’re with the provider. You’ll pay $95 per month, and then $115 once the deal period ends. Compared to Exetel and Superloop, Southern Phone is reporting congestion-free typical evening speeds of 250/21 Mbps.
While both Tangerine and TPG are offering NBN 250 plans with cheaper discount prices than Southern Phone, both of these are reporting slower typical evening speeds. Tangerine is reporting speeds of 200/21 Mbps, while TPG is reporting 210/21 Mbps. TPG also has a considerably higher full price of $124.99 per month. However, Tangerine is cheaper at $104.90 per month.
Cheapest NBN 1000 plans
“Cheap” is a relative term when it comes to NBN 1000 plans. While some plans are cheaper than others, superfast internet comes at a price, and your monthly bill will most likely be at least $100.
Superloop currently has the cheapest NBN 1000 plan, which will set you back $99 per month for the first six months, and then $109 per month thereafter. The provider is currently reporting typical evening speeds of 600/42 Mbps, which also makes it one of the fastest NBN 1000 connections available.
Exetel‘s NBN 1000 plan is a hair more expensive than what Superloop is offering, at $99.99 per month for the first six months and then $109.99 per month thereafter. However, Exetel is reporting typical evening speeds of 400/42 Mbps.
If you want something fast with a nice discount, Southern Phone‘s NBN 1000 plan has impressive typical evening speeds of 650/43 Mbps, which makes it the fastest plan in this tier. This plan will set you back $115 per month for the first 12 months, as opposed to the standard six-month period that other providers offer. After this discount period ends, you’ll be paying $135 per month, which is fairly standard for this tier.