- Telstra is home to a wide variety of NBN bundles for customers to choose from
- Belong NBN Broadband is another fantastic option which offers both lock in and month to month services to all users.
- Belong is a highly affordable service for those who are on a budget or are not looking to splash out extravagant amounts for an NBN connection.
Welcome to this week’s NBN Plan comparison! This time round, we will be looking into plans provided by both Telstra NBN and Belong NBN. Although Belong is a sector that was launched by Telstra itself, both brands offer users different services, plans and pricing points. In this article, we will look at what each brand offers to its users, in a bid to assist you in picking the best NBN plan that suits both you and your family’s needs the best. Read on to find out more!
Telstra is home to a wide variety of NBN bundles for customers to choose from, all based on varying data allowances and needs. The most basic of Telstra bundles for the NBN come with maximum download speeds of 25Mbps, with speed boosts available on purchase if you are looking for superfast internet speeds (ideal for those who stream on multiple platforms all at once - whether that be movies, games or music).
Most Telstra bundles start with a base pricing of $90 a month for 500GB of data on their Medium bundle (small bundles are as of now, no longer in service), $120 for 1000GB and $140 for 1500GB which is considered unlimited data to most.
Splash out on an additional $20 or so a month and you will be able to upgrade your plan of choice to a ‘Very Fast’ connection with 50Mbps download speeds. Similarly, an top up of $30 a month will allow you an upgrade to Superfast 100Mbps internet, the maximum speed available today in Australia.
One of the downsides? Telstra tends to be on the pricier side in the NBN game, which may be an issue to those who are on a tight budget or those who simply do not want to splash out too much on an NBN connection. However, Telstra, without a doubt, is one of the most dependable ISPs and will provide you with consistently fast and efficient NBN services.
Belong NBN Broadband is another fantastic option which offers both lock in and month to month services to all users. This option makes it simple for users who may not be permanently grounded in one location or are simply not looking to be tied into a lock in contract. For those who do not have a problem with contracts, Belong also offers annual contracts that come at a slightly discounted rate as opposed to the month to month option - perfect for those looking for a long term NBN solution.
Belong offers its users broadband plans that range between 100GB of data or unlimited data. Tier 1 NBN speeds start off a very affordable $50 per month on a contract or $55 on a month to month connection. A slight increase to $65 to $75 a month will get you a bonus of unlimited data at Tier 1 levels. Looking for more than a Tier 1 connection? Fret not as you will be able to upgrade your Belong Broadband plans to anything between Tier 2 and Tier 5 speeds for an additional $10 or $30 respectively once you secure your Tier 1 connection.
So, what about the downsides? For a Belong NBN connection, you will need to have a top-quality WiFi unit as well as software to initiate setup and installation which will cost you an additional $60, unless you subscribe to a year long contract. Overall, Belong is a highly affordable service for those who are on a budget or are not looking to splash out extravagant amounts for an NBN connection.
Got more questions? Do not hesitate to call us today to find out more about both Telstra and Belong NBN plans.
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