- NBN Broadband Plans can fall under low use, medium use, or heavy use
- It’s important that you check coverage at your home before you sign up with a new internet service provider
- For most users, speed is a big factor
As far as broadband internet in Adelaide is concerned, there are several options. Since dozens of plans run on NBN, your choice depends on what you want out of it, or what you need or want to do while online. From there, it’s just a matter of comparing providers.
NBN Broadband Plans can fall under low use, medium use, or heavy use, with mobile options available for those who need internet-on-the-go. Speeds of these plans vary from 25Mbps up to 100Mbps, supporting anything from the most basic of online activities to the more dedicated or data-intensive ones.
With most plans under this category offering 25Mbps, these are just right for small households of one to two people. Such plans support basic activities like browsing the Web, reading and sending email. You can still stream videos, but only in standard definition.
The top three picks for providers for this speed tier are Tangerine, Kogan Internet, and Spintel.
This is a big step up from the first speed tier; if at least one person in your household works online and needs fast Internet, consider a plan from this tier. At 50Mbps, a slightly bigger household (three to four people) can play online games and stream high-definition videos. Those working from home can take care of all their tasks without worrying about delays of any kind.
Kogan Internet and Tangerine are once again among the top picks for providers for this speed tier, but if those don’t appeal to you, you can also consider Exetel.
With speeds ranging from around 90Mbps to 100Mbps, plans at this speed tier can handle multiple devices at once for at least 5 people. Not only will these speeds let you play online games and work from home without any worries, but you’ll be able to enjoy 4K video streaming and quickly download files as well. For truly heavy use, some providers offer even higher speeds, going up to 240Mbps or more.
If you live in a place where mobile broadband is your best option and you don’t want to rely on free Wi-Fi access at libraries and cafes across the city, it’s important that you check coverage at your home before you sign up with a new internet service provider (ISP). Metropolitan areas typically have good coverage, but variations are possible, so you’d better be sure.
When Speed Isn’t the Only Factor
For most users, speed is a big factor, but not the deciding one. When considering the price, you’re in luck - several ISPs are still offering discounts and bundles. Tangerine NBN XL Boost Unlimited offers the best value for money, while Telstra has the best bundle offer with both broadband and Telstra TV. For those working from home, consider Spintel NBN100 Unlimited.