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NBN 50 plans tend to be the Goldilocks option when it comes to Australian internet, balancing speed and value. You get a big speed boost from ADSL, but the monthly bill is a little easier to afford compared to an NBN 100 plan. For many, they’re fair.
$70 a month is about the average for a full-price NBN 50 plan, and discounts can cut that even further. In some cases, you can spend as little as $55 per month. With that in mind, we’re going to look at some of the best NBN 50 deals right now.
SpinTel’s NBN 50 promotion is one of the cheapest plans out there. You’ll only pay $54 per month for your first six months and $64.95 per month thereafter. Even at full price, $64.95 per month is one of the more affordable choices for an NBN 50 plan.
Tangerine is just a hair behind, where you’ll earn $54.90 per month for the first six months and $69.90 per month thereafter. This plan is also contract-free. Additionally, Tangerine has a 14-day risk-free trial. If you are not satisfied during your first fortnight, you can leave and have your package costs refunded. Just be aware that Tangerine won’t refund your modem if you buy one, but it will work with any other NBN provider.
Superloop’s NBN 50 deal is nearly identical to Tangerine, but five cents a month more expensive. The phone company charges $54.95 for the first six months and $69.95 per month thereafter.
Dodo is a bit more expensive at $58 per month for your first six months and $75 per month thereafter. You can save an additional $10 per month if you also want to get your gas and electricity through Dodo. This offer is only available in New South Wales and Victoria.
Promotional discounts aren’t your only option to save money. Vodafone’s NBN 50 plan will normally cost you $80 per month, but if you’re a Vodafone postpaid mobile customer, you’ll only pay $65 per month.
Vodafone NBN plans are contract-free. Just be aware that if you opt for Vodafone’s optional modem, you’ll have to pay a pro-rated modem charge that you leave during your first 24 months. This equals $7.50 per month remaining in your two-year term.
Likewise, MATE typically charges $69 per month for an NBN 50 plan, but will give you a discount for bundling. If you sign up for one of its SIM-only mobile plans, you’ll save $10 per month on your total bill. MATE mobile plans start at $20 per month with a 10GB allowance and are powered by the Telstra network. The $25 per month with 20GB option is a better choice, though. MATE’s NBN and mobile plans are contract-free.
Alex Choros is editor-in-chief of WhistleAustralia’s phone and internet comparison site.
This article has been updated from its original publication date.