Compare Broadband on A Current Affair

Competition in Australia's telecoms market is fierce and consumers could save money by shopping around for their broadband and home phone plan, Compare Broadband's Scott Kennedy told A Current Affair last night.

Channel Nine's consumer affairs show A Current Affair interviewed Compare Broadband's General Manager Scott Kennedy for a report on the benefits of bundling home phone and internet services.

"Competition has never been fiercer and all of the providers are trying to win your business," Mr Kennedy said on the show.

"Whether you're looking for free calls, free line rental, or big data plans on your broadband, it's really competitive out there and there is a plan that can save you money," he added.

Compare Broadband's pick of the best bundle deals include Optus' $99 Fusion plan, which normally costs $129. Optus includes free local, national and mobile calls, as well as a 50GB download limit.

iiNet's Naked Home plan costs $59.95 and includes 100GB, plus free local and national calls on VoIP, while mobile calls are 29c a minute.

Adam Llewelyn used Compare Broadband to find a deal with TPG.

"The best deal we found was $60, with 130GB download, that is ample for our needs, it also includes line rental," he told Channel Nine.

A Current Affair also featured iiNet's BoB, a device that combines a modem and VoIP handset, and can save you money on your phone bill.

Scott Kennedy advises everyone to check the fine print before signing up to a plan.

"You need to consider contract length, price is obviously important, call rates, data limits, on and off-peak times and whether a modem is included or not."

Find broadband plans to save you money on your home phone and internet bill from leading Internet Service Providers on our website www.comparebroadband.com.au, or give Compare Broadband a call on 1300 106 571.

See the full report, Best of Broadband, on A Current Affair here.