No Contract Broadband
Most Australian internet service providers offer their broadband plans on contracts ranging from 6 to 24 months. However, it is often difficult to foresee how your situation may change before the contract expires.
One way to avoid cancellation charges when you are uncertain of how long you will remain at your current address is to subscribe to a broadband internet service without a contract. A month-by-month broadband plan will also give you the freedom to change providers without waiting for the end of a contract period.
The advantage of a broadband plan without a minimum contract term is the flexibility to change providers, or relocate without worrying about any contractual obligations with your current broadband provider.
Most broadband plans without a contract will incur higher setup fees as line activation charges are generally waived on longer contract commitments. iiNet offers up to $80 off modems and half price setup fees on Naked DSL plans on a 24 month contract. You will need to consider the best contract length for you when considering the potential savings of signing up to longer contract lengths.
Taking out a contract on a broadband internet plan can save you money in the short term but may be the costlier option in the long run. You will need to consider your individual circumstances when signing up to a broadband internet plan.