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Finding the right Internet NBN plans with free modem available is easier than you think. There are options across a range of providers that offer customers a modem for free - but these often come with the caveat that you stay connected with that provider for a minimum length of time.

Choosing the right Internet provider should be a choice that goes beyond whether you can get Internet plans with free modem. If you are in need of a new modem or an upgrade, then it’s a great option but you should still look for speed, perks and great features you’re interested in.

Below, we’ve put together a list of the providers that offer a free modem with the NBN plan of your choice.

TPG

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TPG plans have experienced a significant surge in popularity, making it a top choice among Australian Internet providers.

The NBN 12, 25, 50 and 100 plans all come with a free modem if you sign up for a minimum six-month contract. There's also a $10 delivery fee for the modem. If you don't want to sign up for a contract at all, the modem costs $99.95 plus the $10 delivery fee. 

One standout feature of TPG is its reputation for reliability, particularly when it comes to evening speeds. This is confirmed by the ACCC's NBN typical evening speed report from September 2023, which shows that TPG consistently delivers 98.6% of customers' expected evening speeds.

TPG customers can add on a call package to their plan, and with a range of speed options the mix and match choices feel endless.

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Basic (nbn12) TPG SL Bundle
$69 .99/ mth
Min total cost $69.99
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Basic (nbn25) TPG SL Bundle
$74 .99/ mth
Min total cost $74.99
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Standard Plus (nbn50) TPG SL Bundle
$79 .99/ mth
Min total cost $79.99
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Premium (nbn100) TPG SL Bundle
  • Unlimited
  • 97/17 Mbps
  • Deal: $79.99 for first 6 months, then $89.99 ongoing
$79 .99/ mth
Min total cost $79.99
To find out more about how we recommend plans, click here.

Optus

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Optus offers a range of NBN plans and all of them come with an Ultra Wi-Fi Modem when you stay connected for 36 months. Offering ultra-fast speeds and reliability with a 4G backup system, customers can plug in and play and be connected in minutes. There are no startup fees to pay with Optus, either.

Optus also offers SubHub, a unique bundling experience. Combine two subscriptions for a 5% discount, or bundle three or more to get a substantial 10% off select paid subscriptions.

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Optus Plus Everyday Basic NBN™ Bundle Plan
$70 .00/ mth
Min total cost $70
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Optus Plus Everyday Fast NBN™ Bundle Plan
  • Unlimited Data
  • 100/18 Mbps
  • Deal: $79 for first 6 months, then $99 ongoing
$79 .00/ mth
Min total cost $79
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Optus Plus Everyday NBN™ Bundle Plan
$85 .00/ mth
Min total cost $85
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Optus Plus Family Entertainer Bundle Plan
  • Unlimited Data
  • 50/18 Mbps
  • Deal: $95 until 08/07/24, $99 a month for first 6 months or remaining Standard Intro Offer period and $109 a month thereafter
$95 .00/ mth
Min total cost $95
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Optus Plus Family Entertainer Fast Bundle Plan
  • Unlimited Data
  • 100/18 Mbps
  • Deal: $99 for first 6 months, then $119 ongoing
$99 .00/ mth
Min total cost $99
To find out more about how we recommend plans, click here.

Telstra

Telstra is the oldest telecom provider in Australia and is known for its excellent customer service and quick response times. The team offers support through in-store visits, phone, live chat, and social media.

Telstra plans also provide great data speeds, even during busy times, and offers a variety of NBN plans to suit different needs. The Telstra Smart Modem 3 uses advanced Wi-Fi 6 technology, allowing you to connect more devices faster, and if you are a new customer you can get it for free as long as you stay for 24 months and beyond. 

If you leave Telstra before the 24 months, you return the modem or you pay a $200 non-return fee. You can stream on up to 12 devices at once, get up to 4 times more Wi-Fi capacity, and enjoy speeds up to 60% faster than the previous modem. 

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Telstra Basic NBN Broadband plan
$85 .00/ mth
Min total cost $85
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Telstra Essential NBN Broadband plan
$100 .00/ mth
Min total cost $100
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Telstra Premium NBN Broadband plan
$100 .00/ mth
Min total cost $100
To find out more about how we recommend plans, click here.

Contact Compare Broadband for unlimited plans with a FREE modem

Finding the right Internet provider that can offer a free modem isn’t the easiest thing to do but if you contact Compare Broadband at 1300 106 571, we can talk you through the best plans for your household.