Several of the major telcos including Telstra, Optus and TPG have recently warned that the NBN Cos proposed increase to its wholesale prices will ultimately lead to a higher cost for their customers.
Optus estimates NBN customers could pay an average of 12% more on their internet bill over the next two years, and ITnews backs up this timeframe, suggesting a price hike could arrive in the 2023 financial year.
The NBNs wholesale pricing is still under review and there’s no concrete word on a price rise, so thankfully, we havent reached that point yet. But to be safe, weve had a look through the top-notch current NBN plans and highlighted the best prices in each tier you can lock in for the next six months.
Best NBN 12 plan
Best NBN 25 plan
Tangerine | NBN 25 | Unlimited data | No lock-in contract | AU$44.90p/m (first 6 months, then AU$59.90p/m)
Tangerine often features in our best of NBN round ups, and thats because they combine good speed with an affordable price. This NBN 25 plan will set you up with unlimited data and a typical evening speed of 21Mbps. Youll receive a AU$15 a month discount for your first six months with Tangerine, so youll pay AU$44.90 each month over this period. Afterwards, your bill will bump up to AU$59.90, which is still quite cheap for this tier.
Total minimum cost is AU$44.90View Deal
Honourable mention: Spintel | AU$49p/m (first 6 months, then AU$59.95p/m)
Best NBN 50 plan
Honourable mention: Spintel | AU$59p/m (first 6 months, then AU$64.95p/m)
Best NBN 100 plan
Honourable mention: Aussie Broadband | AU$89p/m (first 6 months, then AU$99p/m)
Best NBN 250 plan
Telstra | NBN 250 | Unlimited data | No lock-in contract | AU$90p/m (first 6 months, then AU$140p/m)
Telstra has recently drastically cut the cost of its NBN 250 plan by an insane AU$50 a month. That means you can get super-quick internet for AU$90 a month for your first six months with Telstra, after which it will rise to the usual AU$140 a month. Telstra says youll get a typical download speed of 230Mbps during the busy hours, which is a fair whack above whats offered on NBN 100 plans. Only available on FTTP and select HFC connections.
Total minimum cost is AU$90View Deal
Honourable mention: Mate | AU$89p/m (first 6 months, then AU$109p/m)
Best NBN 1000 plan
Honourable mention: Aussie Broadband | AU$119p/m (first 6 months, then AU$149p/m)