When it comes to choosing a new NBN plan, making the right choice can feel a bit overwhelming at times. There are a lot of internet providers out there offering some competitive plans, so how do you know that the plan you’re keen on is the best?
If you’re looking for a simple starting point, it can pay to get an idea of what everyone else is buying. With that in mind, here are the five most popular NBN 100 plans according to Gizmodo readers.
We calculate popularity based on what plans Gizmodo readers click on in stories we write about NBN plans and through the Gizmodo NBN plan comparison tool.
Popularity data is based on the last seven days and is accurate as of April 29.
Optus’ NBN 100 plan
Optus’ NBN 100 plan currently sits at the top the popularity chart, and it’ll set you back $95 per month.
Optus report that this NBN plan has a typical evening speed of 100 Mbps – provided you have a fibre to the building (FTTB), fibre to the Curb (FTTC) or fibre to the node (FTTN) connection.
As an added bonus, if you upgrade to Optus’ NBN 250 or NBN 1000 plan, you’ll receive a $20 discount for the first six months you’re on these. However, you need to make sure you have the right connection.
This plan includes an Optus Sport subscription and an Optus Ultra Wi-Fi Modem. This modem will set you back an additional $252 if you only stay connected for a month. However, if you stick around for 36 months the modem will be free.
Superloop’s NBN 100 plan
Superloop follows with its own NBN 100 deal, offering typical evening speeds of 90Mbps for $74.95 per month for your first six months and $89.95 per month thereafter.
If you’ve got an FTTP premise or are lucky to be part of the 70% or so of HFC customers who can support NBN 250 plans,
Superloop will also give you a free bump up to the NBN 250 speed tier for your first three months. After your three months are up, you’ll be dropped back to NBN 100.
Superloop NBN plans are contract-free.
SpinTel’s NBN 100 plan
It’s not hard to see why SpinTel has one of the more popular NBN 100 plans out there.
You’ll pay just $74 per month for your first six months and $84.95 per month thereafter for a plan with typical evening speeds of 100Mbps.
Even at full price, that’s over $10 cheaper per month than what you’re looking at for any non-discounted plan that can match those speeds.
SpinTel’s NBN plans are completely contract-free, so you’re always able to leave once the discount runs out or if a different deal takes your fancy.
Aussie Broadband’s NBN 100 plan
Aussie Broadband follows up in fourth place with its NBN 100 / 40 plan. You’ll pay $89 per month for your first six months, and $109 per month thereafter when you use the promo code FAST20. Aussie reports typical evening speeds of 99Mbps on NBN 100 plans.
If you don’t need 40Mbps of upload speed, you can always go for Aussie’s NBN 100 / 20 plan which will set you back $89 per month for your first six months, and $99 per month thereafter. This one requires the promo code FAST10 instead.
Aussie’s NBN plans are all contract-free.
Telstra’s NBN 100 plan
Next up is Telstra, where you’ll pay $90 per month for your first six months and $110 per month thereafter. As with SpinTel, Telstra reports typical evening speeds of 100Mbps on NBN 100 plans.
Telstra is currently waiving its $99 connection fee for anyone who signs up online, and will also throw in a three-month free subscription to Binge. Telstra NBN plans also include 4G backup in case your connection carks it with download speeds of up to 25Mbps.
While Telstra NBN plans are contract-free, you’ll need to pay a prorated modem fee if you leave within your first 24 months. This is equivalent to $9 multiplied by the number of months left in your two-year term.
Alex Choros is Managing Editor at WhistleOut, Australia’s phone and internet comparison website.