Vodafone has knocked a few bucks of its NBN plans, but you’ll need to sign up soon – the deal runs out on March 25.
The $60 (was $70) Basic NBN plan – which uses uses NBN 12 (the numbers refer to the maximum download speed you’ll be able to get) – is best for speeds suitable for streaming SD videos, sending emails, basic web browsing.
The $70 (was $95) Essential+ NBN plan – which uses NBN 50 – is suitable for streaming HD videos, downloading large files and online gaming.
The $95 (was $110) Premium NBN plan – which uses NBN 100 – is the best option for streaming 4K videos, uploading files and “responsive” online gaming.
You’re likely to get slower speeds than the maximum, especially during peak times (7pm-11pm). For FTTB/FTTN technology, max speeds can only be confirmed once the connection is finished.
Vodafone’s General Manager of Fixed, Matthew Lobb, says it’s “about the total customer experience, and not just getting people to sign up” so there’s a bunch of stuff Voda is doing to back up this claim.
“Instant connect” means you don’t have to wait to be connected – Wi-Fi Hub hybrid will let you access Vodafone’s 4G mobile network while you wait for the NBN to be connected, you get bonus data for your mobile plan (if you have one with Vodafone) and all the plans come with Unlimited data – the only difference is the speed.
And of course, with that, there’s a bunch of conditions – you may lose your landline and existing devices like medical alarms when you sign up for NBN. You need to get permission from your landlord if you’re not the owner of the property, and there will need to be someone over the age of 18 home when the installation happens.