Earlier this year the NBN finally came to my area after approximately 84 years of waiting.
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While this was exciting, it also meant going through through the painful process of choosing a plan. I for one don't like having 99+ tabs open unless its for all the dumb stuff I say I'll look at later, but never do.
Fortunately, we've got your back so you don't have to wade through all the different NBN provider sites.
NBN is a mysterious beast shrouded in a veil of questions. When is it coming to my area? Why did it say it would be here 18 months ago? Why does Stephen Rue have a personal vendetta against me? What do those numbers at the end actually mean? While we can't help you with the first few, we absolutely have your back on that last one. It's all about speed, and you're about to have it broken it down for you... with LEGO.
NBN 50 means that in general you'll get 50 Mbps download and 20 Mbps download, which is known as Standard Evening Plus. While this isn't the highest speed tier available (that would be NBN 100), this can be enough for single or some dual person households.
If you're not entirely sure what kind of speed you might need, we have a handy video here to help explain.
The cheapest of the bunch is with Exetel - $59.99 a month gets you an unlimited NBN 50 plan on a 12 month contract.
If you're looking for a little more flexibility, Tangerine has no contract and is only a little bit more at $64.90 a month. However, it's worth noting that this price is just for the first 6 months - after that the price goes up to $74.90 a month.
Of course, the good news there is that you can always just switch plans immediately.
Here are all the options:
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