Australia has grumbled and NBN Co has finally listened. If we're going to have trouble connecting the NBN at full speed, the least they can do it make it cheaper.
In case you missed it, NBN Co dropped the price of NBN 50 plans back in mid-December, and we're finally seeing the impact of this trickling down to the price of plans through the providers. In effect, this means that a number NBN 50 plans are now the same price as NBN 25 plans, and that the difference between 12 and 50 can be as low as $10 per month.
Given that 100Mbps speeds will be unattainable for many people, especially those on Fibre to the Node connections, NBN 50 seems like the new go-to plan.
Below we'll put the cheapest plans on each speed tier, so you can weigh up the options for yourself. We'll still include NBN 25 plans, even though these seem like going the way of the dodo. If you'd like to see more plans for each speed, just click on 'See Full Results'.
Cheapest NBN 12 plans
If you have very basic internet usage, there sure are cheap NBN plans out there. Even to be able to get a plan with unlimited data for $40 or $50 is pretty impressive.
Cheapest NBN 25 plans
These are the plans you shouldn't pay too much attention to until you've taken a look at the next table. There are still a few variations from provider to provider, but if you can get 50Mbps for the same price, why wouldn't you?
Cheapest NBN 50 plans
The difference with the NBN 50 plans tends to be that you can't get the super low data inclusions; though there are still a couple of 50GB plans if that's what you're looking for.
Cheapest NBN 100 plans
Finally, it seems like the market is catching up to MyRepublic. It is still cheapest with unlimited data, but if you can live within a data limit, there are several of other options to consider.
Joe Hanlon is Publisher at WhistleOut, Australia’s phone and internet comparison website. He’s been writing about phones and plans for far too long.