- Waiting times depend upon the nature of the set-up
- Moving house can have the longest wait time (up to 21 working days)
- Mobile broadband an easy solution for connecting in a hurry
How long will it take to get my internet connected when moving house?
You're either moving to a new place or looking to switch to a better internet provider and have found a new plan you want to explore – that's fantastic.
Now, the question is, how soon can you expect to be connected? In this article, we'll address common scenarios for setting up a new internet connection and the typical timeframes to get you back online.
I'm moving house (NBN)
If you're moving into a new house or apartment and need to arrange an NBN plan or starting from scratch with a new NBN connection, it doesn’t take long to get set up.
Follow these four key steps to set up internet in your new home:
- Compare Internet plans to choose a provider with Compare Broadband
- Plug in your modem.
- Configure your home Wi-Fi.
- Connect your devices to the internet.
It's advisable to begin the first step before your move-in date to allow ample time for a smooth setup. All you need to get started is your new address.
Connecting after you move
Sign up with your chosen provider 3-4 days before moving to the new place. If you need temporary internet, get a budget-friendly mobile broadband plan with no contract.
If you’ve just moved into a new property, started renting a new home, or have recently finished building a house, you’ll probably want to set up a home phone and internet connection at the new residence.
You have several different broadband options to choose from, and depending on where you live, it may be the case that only certain types of internet are available.
Here are some of the ways you can set up a home phone and broadband internet connection.
First, check if your property is NBN-ready, especially if it's new or you've just moved in. If it is, get in touch with our experts at Compare Broadband. We’re happy to walk you through NBN plans and providers and get you connected.
Mobile wireless broadband
If your property isn't connected to the NBN, you can still get internet through Mobile Wireless broadband. This type of broadband relies on mobile phone towers, separate from your landline connection.
Mobile broadband uses the same tech as your phone, allowing you to surf the web on your devices. The perk is you can take it with you when you travel or move.
Your service provider can offer plans with data for streaming, browsing, and emails. Most Mobile Wireless providers use Optus towers, except for Telstra. Optus can help you check their coverage at your new place. Vodafone has its towers in some regional areas.
Satellite broadband for rural areas
In remote areas, broadband or mobile wireless may not be available. Your alternative is satellite broadband. It works with a dish connected to the internet and is easy to set up if you have a clear view of the sky.
While it's a bit slower than other options, it's a good choice when NBN or mobile broadband isn't accessible.
Home phone service without the internet
If you only need a home phone without internet, providers offer data-free plans. These are great for talking without internet access.
Some providers offer 'pay as you go' phone plans, where you pay for the calls you make without a contract. No matter your choice, research and compare plans to find what fits your needs and budget.
Set up your Internet when moving with Compare Broadband
Getting your Internet ready in your new home doesn't have to be complicated, but you don't have to choose a provider alone.
Our team are here to help you to get connected and set up your Internet when you move.Call us at Compare Broadband if you have any further questions or need help picking a plan on 1300 106 571.