One of the best ways to save money on your NBN plan is to change provider every six months.
In attempt to woo new customers, NBN providers have taken to offering discounted pricing for the first six months of your service. Many of these promotional plans tend to be contract-free, which means you can jump ship as soon as your discount runs out.
With that in mind, here are some of the cheapest NBN 100 plans and NBN 50 plans around with unlimited data.
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Some of the cheapest unlimited NBN 100 plans
Superloop has one of the cheapest unlimited data NBN 100 plans around right now, thanks to a discount. You’ll pay $68.95 per month for the first six months, and then $89.95 per month thereafter.
Better yet, the plan is also one of the fastest around: Superloop reports industry leading evening speeds of 90Mbps. It is however worth noting that this plan’s upload speeds are limited to 20Mbps, whereas most other NBN 100 plans have upload speeds of 40Mbps. Superloop’s 100 / 40 plan is an extra $9 per month.
This offer is available until the end of the year.
Vodafone is just a hair behind when it comes to price, coming in at $69 for your first six months and $89 per month thereafter.
Vodafone’s NBN plans are technically contract-free, but you’ll have to pay out a modem fee if you leave within your first 36 months. This works out to be $180, minus $5 for each month you've been connected. Vodafone reports evening speeds of 85Mbps on NBN 100 plans.
If you're already a Vodafone mobile customer, you can save between 5% and 20% on a Vodafone NBN plan by bundling it with your existing service. This discount increases based on how many active services you have.
Kogan Internet offers a rare contract-free plan that includes a free modem. You’re looking at $75.90 for your first six months, which reverts to $85.90 when your discount runs out. Powered by Vodafone, Kogan reports the same kinds of evening speeds: 85Mbps during peak hours for NBN 100 plans.
Tangerine is also worth considering, with another promotional discount. You’ll pay $79.90 per month for your first six months, and then $89.90 per month thereafter. Tangerine reports typical evening speeds of 83Mbps and its plans are all contract-free with no early exit fees.
Tangerine plans all come with a 14-day risk-free trial. If you decide you’re not happy with your service during your first 14 days, Tangerine will provide a full refund of your plan fees and any modem charges.
MyRepublic has its own NBN 100 offer, but this one runs for a year. You'll pay $79.95 for your first six months, and then $89.95 per month thereafter.
You will have to commit to a year-long contract, but you’ll also get a $200 MasterCard Virtual e-Gift card, which more than makes up for the difference in price in the second half of your contract. Use the promo code “XMASTREAT” to get the gift card.
MyRepublic reports typical evening speeds of 83Mbps for its NBN 100 plans.
Some of the cheapest unlimited NBN 50 plans
Superloop is also one of the cheapest providers around when it comes to NBN 50 plans. You’ll pay $57.95 per month for your first six months, and $78.95 thereafter. Superloop’s reported evening speeds are also pretty good, measuring in at 44.4Mbps.
Tangerine’s NBN 50 plan is a little more expensive to start, but cheaper after promotional discounts run out. You’ll pay $59.90 per month for your first six months, and then $69.90 per month thereafter. Tangerine reports typical evening speeds of 42Mbps, and again, offers a 14-day “risk free trial” on all plans. And since this plan is contract free, you can always just leave.
SpinTel has another cheap NBN 50 plan with no promotional discounts and no contract. You’ll simply pay $64.95 per month. The plan’s typical evening speeds are a little lower however — measuring in at 40Mbps — and you will need to pay $74 upfront.
Alex Choros is Managing Editor at WhistleOut, Australia's phone and internet comparison website.
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