• Which discounts pensioners can apply for
  • How to get the cheapest broadband plan
  • Save on landline costs

It may not be your best option to search for a senior and/or pensioner discount on broadband plans but luckily, there are telcos out there with offers available for specific target groups only. Nonetheless, there are a number of alternative services and products to choose from but experts advise consumers it’s best to compare plans first.

10Mates

This company is owned and operated by an Australian group specialising in premium quality Internet and phone connections. The company has been in business for more than five years now. Anybody who has a pensioner’s card is eligible for their offer of a $10 discount per month on either NBN Internet or Internet and phone bundles. Interested parties are advised to apply online or dial their number.

Southern Phone

Considered to be among the largest providers of fixed line, Internet and mobile connection servicing regional Australia, Southern Phone is at the same time one of the foremost providers of home phones, mobile phones and broadband services. The Australian government funded the company $4.77 million in 2002 for the delivery of inexpensive telecommunication services in regional areas.

If you have a senior’s card, you are eligible to receive discounts on a mobile plan costing $40.49/month for 24 months and this includes a Swissvoice C50s which is an easy-to-use smartphone particularly developed for seniors plus $20 credit off the first bill. Just give them a call if you’re interested.

Aussie Broadband

Also a leading Australian-owned telecommunications carrier, Aussie Broadband provides Internet and other telephony services to customers. Based in Morwell, Victoria, the company has other offices in Lynbrook, Darwin and remote staff spread across the country. They offer a line-up of phone and Internet plans for seniors over the age of 60, which can be accessed by phone. The following below are the choices:

  • 12Mbps download speeds and 1Mbps upload speeds, 100GB of data with pay-as-you-go calls for $50/month
  • 12Mbps download speeds and 1Mbps upload speeds, unlimited data as well as pay-as-you-go calls for $55/month
  • 12Mbps download speeds and 1Mbps upload speeds, 100GB of data plus local, national and mobile calls for $60/month

Telstra Corporation Limited

Touted as the largest mobile network of Australia, Telstra offers plans for NBN broadband Internet, mobile phones, 5G and on-demand streaming services. Australia’s biggest wireless carrier, Telstra was reported to have 18.8 million subscribers in 2020.

As a telecommunications company, Telstra builds and operates telecommunication networks and markets including voice, mobile Internet access, pay TV plus other products and services. Their offer to anyone aged 60 and above, and who still doesn’t have an existing Internet connection at home, is a $60 per month for a home phone and Internet bundle. This offer can be accessed by calling Compare Broadband and enquire about the Home Internet Starter Bundle.