- TPG Telecom’s Vodafone’s recently launched 5G-based broadband plans pose a challenge to NBNCo. The new 5g plans are cheaper compared to its NBN equivalent.
- Vodafone’s Premium 5G Home Internet Plan offers unlimited data and speeds up to 100Mbps for only $75 per month compared to NBN50 plan, which costs $80 per month.
- Vodafone has also introduced a new Ultimate 5G Home Internet plan for $85 per month ($80 with a mobile plan) dubbed as Max 5G.
For only $75 per month, Vodafone’s Premium 5G Home Internet Plan offers unlimited data and speeds up to 100Mbps. In addition, existing mobile service subscribers are offered a discount and can subscribe to the new 5G plan for only $70 per month.
This is comparably cheaper than their standalone NBN50 plan, which is $80 per month, and slightly more expensive than the $65 per month fee for customers using a mobile service.
The Premium 5G Home Internet Plan is also cheaper than Vodafone’s NBN Home Fast plan, costing $95 per month ($80 per month with a mobile plan). The NBN Home Fast Plan has a typical evening speed of 90Mbps, while the Premium 5G plan offers 100Mbps.
Vodafone has also introduced a new Ultimate 5G Home Internet plan for $85 per month ($80 with a mobile plan). Dubbed as “Max 5G”, the Ultimate 5G plan offers unlimited data at the fastest speed.
Vodafone ran a “first-month-free” promotion for customers who signed up before 31 January 2022 as a means to test the new broadband service. Both plans come with the Vodafone 5G Home Broadband Modem, guaranteed that the customer uses their service for 36 months.
Customers are free to cancel their subscriptions under Vodafone’s Customer Service Guarantee. However, they are required to pay any outstanding fees and return the modem in good condition—otherwise, an additional $612 will be charged.
The launch of the new 5G plans follows the appointment of TPG Veteran Craig Levy as group executive for new business development. Levy leads the telco’s on-net strategy.
According to Levy, “We know customers are hungry for the latest technology and want a fast, affordable home broadband solution that suits their needs.”
He further added: “Customers also demand the easier setup process that wireless broadband can deliver. Simply switch on your modem in a suitable position and connect your devices to Wi-Fi and you’re on your way. No need to wait for a connection date or a technician to come to the house.”
“We are excited that 5G allows us to extend the benefits to customers with higher speed needs with 5G technology allowing us to deliver faster speeds,” Levy also said. “Vodafone’s new 5G Home Internet plans offer great value and reward loyalty, with a discount for our existing mobile customers.”