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A home phone and internet plan, also known as a bundle, is where you rent your landline telephone and fixed-line broadband connection through a single provider. With bundle plans, internet providers usually offer home phone and internet services at a discounted price. These bundle plans also provide you with a pretty good deal on the number of phone calls to local, national, mobile and international numbers depending on your chosen package.

BENEFITS
  • Compare the cheapest home phone and internet bundles.
  • Bundle and save with a single bill!
  • Phone calls may be included in plan.

TPG broadband provider logo
Broadband + Home Phone
10 GB
12 Mbps (Basic Speed)
Month to month
$29.99/Month
Min total cost $159.94
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TPG broadband provider logo
Broadband + Home Phone
10 GB
12 Mbps (Basic Speed)
6 Months
$29.99/Month
Min total cost $209.94
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Tangerine Telecom broadband provider logo
Broadband + Home Phone
Unlimited
25 Mbps (Standard Speed)
Month to month
$54.90/Month
$54.90 for first 6 months, then $69.90 ongoing
Min total cost $54.90
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Tangerine Telecom broadband provider logo
Broadband + Home Phone
Unlimited
50 Mbps (Standard Plus Speed)
Month to month
$64.90/Month
$64.90 for first 6 months, then $79.90 ongoing
Min total cost $64.90
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iPrimus broadband provider logo
Broadband + Home Phone
250 GB
25 Mbps (Standard Speed)
Month to month
$65/Month
Min total cost $179
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iPrimus broadband provider logo
Broadband + Home Phone
250 GB
25 Mbps (Standard Speed)
12 Months
$65/Month
Min total cost $795
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MyRepublic broadband provider logo
Broadband + Home Phone
Unlimited
100 Mbps (Premium Speed)
Month to month
$70/Month
For the first 6 mths, then $95 ongoing
Min total cost $70
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iiNet broadband provider logo
Broadband + Home Phone
Unlimited Data
50 Mbps (Standard Plus Speed)
6 Months
$74.99/Month
Min total cost $509.93
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MyRepublic broadband provider logo
Broadband + Home Phone
Unlimited
100 Mbps (Premium Speed)
Month to month
$95/Month
For the first 6 mths, then $105 ongoing
Min total cost $95
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iiNet broadband provider logo
Broadband + Home Phone
Unlimited Data
100 Mbps (Premium Speed)
6 Months
$99.99/Month
Min total cost $659.93
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Results explained

Compare Broadband cannot guarantee that all plans or providers shown will be available at your property address. Connection and plan availability will need to be confirmed by the internet service provider. Additional charges may apply for non-standard connections.

Home phone and internet bundle plans can often result in cheaper costs than subscribing to each service separately. With a bundle plan, you only need to deal with one provider for technical issues, making bill management easier.

Bundling services can offer several perks and bonuses that may not be available for standalone plans. Extras may include free installation, upgraded internet speed, free devices, and discounted monthly fees. Some internet providers may also offer membership rewards where you can earn points.

If you find yourself making more calls through your landline, bundled internet plans will give you more value compared to standalone plans. But if you do find yourself making more calls via the internet, consider looking into VoIP services instead.

 

In this guide, you will find:

 

What’s Included in an Internet Plan Bundle?

This may vary from one provider to another. To find the best home phone and internet bundle plan, it all depends on what you’re looking for. Some may people need extra data, while some may want more free calls locally and internationally.

In general, a bundle will usually include:

  • Data package
  • Hardware (it can be a modem/router, and all necessary cabling)
  • Set up and connection fees
  • Free Calls to Landline/Mobile numbers (local and international)

Most providers also have add-ons that can help you customise your plan. Some add-ons include gamer perks, entertainment like PayTV, among others. Either way, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to bundling. At Compare Broadband, our experts can help you find the right bundle for your needs.

 

NBN Internet Bundle Plans

NBN rollout is complete! This means major areas now have access to Australia’s fastest internet service yet. To check if your area is NBN ready, you can use the official NBN rollout map. This should provide detailed information on which areas are NBN ready and the available connection in your location.

Finding NBN bundle plans shouldn’t be a challenge, as most internet providers offer them. But if you’re concerned about whether you need a phone line to connect to the NBN, the simple answer is no.

Unlike ADSL, the NBN does not require a phone line to deliver the internet to your premises. ADSL connection, like your home phone, relied on old copper wire infrastructure. The NBN, on the other hand, uses a different cable network (fibre) that is separate from the lines used to connect a home phone service.

So if you’re planning to switch to the NBN, but you don’t necessarily need a phone line for communication, then you can simply go with a standalone NBN plan.

 

Popular NBN Internet Plans

 

NBN Providers  Internet Plan Speed Tier  
Belong Internet Provider NBN Unlimited Belong Standard Plus broadband plan on the NBN™ 50Mbps See Belong Internet Plans
Dodo Internet Provider NBN Standard Plus (nbn50) Unlimited Dodo broadband plan 50Mbps See Dodo Internet Plans
Uniti Wireless Internet Plans NBN The 50 (nbn50) Uniti Wireless NBN™ Broadband Plan 50Mbps See Uniti Wireless Internet Plans
Aussie Broadband Internet Plans NBN 100GB Build your own nbn™ Aussie Broadband plan - Standard Plus Speed 50Mbps See Aussie Broadband Internet Plans
Optus Internet Plans NBN Optus Internet Everyday NBN™ Bundle Plan 50Mbps See Optus Internet Plans

 

Comparing Internet Speeds: What is a Typical Evening Speed?

A typical evening is the peak period between 7pm and 11pm when most internet users are online and clogging up the networks. So when we talk about the typical evening speed of an internet plan, it is simply how fast it works during peak hours. Below is a guide on the minimum typical evening speed per each speed tier.

 

Internet Speed Minimum Speed Average Speed

Basic Evening Speed

Less than 15mbps

Depends on the existing connection (copper/ADSL connection)

Standard Evening Speed

15mbps

22.8mbps

Standard Plus Evening Speed

30mbps

43.3mbps

Premium Evening Speed

60mbps

88mbps

 

  • Basic Evening Speed—this is the entry-level plan for basic internet needs. If you are planning to get a basic internet plan, you may experience a slight increase or decrease in speed, depending on how good your existing connection is.
  • Standard Evening Speed—this type of internet plan delivers a minimum speed of 15Mbps during peak hours. Plans with standard evening speed can easily accommodate average Australian households.
  • Standard Plus Evening Speed—plans under standard plus speed deliver a minimum 30Mbps during peak hours. This plan would suit a higher usage profile like streaming an ultra-high-definition movie or streaming music on multiple devices during busy periods.
  • Premium Evening Speed—plans labelled as premium evening speed can deliver a minimum speed of 60Mbps during peak hours. This is suitable for a higher usage profile than Standard Plus like those who stream ultra HD movies and active gamers.

 

Compare Home Phone and Internet Plan Bundles

When comparing home phone and broadband plans, consider the type of connection, the broadband speed, the monthly cost, the data limit, the contract length, the set-up fees, and the modem fees. Also, consider the included phone calls, the on and off-peak times, and the shaping speed (ie. what internet speed the connection will slow to when you reach your limit).

If you’re into streaming your film & TV content, don’t forget to keep in mind that several internet service providers will also now include TV streaming services with their bundle plans.

Each of these points can vary a lot between providers, so it’s good to get a big picture view of what is available and then go with the plan that suits your specific needs. Our consultants can simplify the process and help you find the most suitable plan for your household needs. Simply enter your postcode in our comparison tool above, and we’ll show you the available internet bundle plans in your area.

 

FAQs

What are the cheapest home phone and internet bundles?

On average, Australian home phone and internet bundles range from around $50 to $70. If you’re really interested in tightening the old purse strings, you can look at a 100GB bundle plan with TPG for $49.99 per month on an 18 month contract. Now, a deal like that that will only give you the Basic Speed of 12Mbps, but for literally one cent more, you can go to Dodo on a 24 month contract and get a 101 GB plan with up to 20 Mbps for $50 per month. If that’s still not enough for you, an Optus phone and internet bundle can offer you Unlimited data up to 20Mbps for $70, also on a 24 month contract. If you don’t want to lock yourself in for quite so long, you can try a 12 month contract with Belong and get up to 20Mbps on Unlimited data for $60 a month. As you can probably tell, there are a lot of options when it comes to bundle plans, and the rule of thumb is that you’ll tend to get more data and better speed if you’re happy to either pay a bit more money or commit to a longer contract. But if you don’t really use home broadband all that much, and you can get by with less data and slower speed, then you’re probably going to be happier with one of the cheaper plans. If saving money is what’s most important to you, then it’s essential to remember that there’s commonly an upfront cost involved with most connections, especially on shorter contract lengths. Conversely, longer contract lengths will typically have lower upfront costs, or in some cases, the upfront costs waived entirely.

Do I need a home phone?

You may not, but it's entirely up to you. In this day and age, it's not uncommon for a household to get rid of the landline and get by entirely on mobile phones. Conversely, some people who have been in the same home with the same home phone number for a very long time sometimes take comfort in keeping the same phone number that their family and friends have known to call them on for many years. Again, it's very much up to you. If you want to keep a house phone, we can help you find a great bundle plan, and if you want to get by without it, we can still help you find a great internet plan for your house!

What is the best phone and internet package?

The answer to this very much boils down to what you’re personally after. Do you use the phone more than you use the internet, or vice versa? Would you prefer a plan that’s cheap, or a plan with high speed internet? The best phone and internet package for someone else is likely not going to be the best phone and internet package for you, but if you know what you’re looking for, you’re on the right track.

What is the best broadband bundle?

One of the biggest factors is what kind of internet connection is available in your area, but other important factors to consider is how many people in your household will be using the internet, and what sort of things will you (and/or the other people in your house) might be using the internet for, ie. if you’re doing a lot of video streaming or online gaming, that may require more data.

What is the best bundle for internet TV and phone?

Video streaming has become one of the most popular methods of home entertainment, allowing people more choice in what they watch and when. Depending on how much you want to stream, and at what quality, you could be using anywhere between 1GB and 70GB in an evening, it really depends on your viewing habits, as well as the viewing habits of the other people in your household.

In addition to how much data you need for your internet TV, you also need to consider which streaming services to choose from. As the market for competing streaming services has become rife with tempting options, it has become common for the average Australian home to have more than one streaming service, and just as common for people to still watch a lot of traditional free-to-air. As such, many Aussies have opted to sign up with Fetch, a set top box that not only lets you pause, rewind and record free-to-air TV, but also offers apps to Netflix, Stan and hayu. Such streaming services are often included in internet plans, as many ISPs will offer plans that are specifically tailored to TV streaming. For example, Optus not only offers great Fetch options, but was also ranked #1 in Australia by the Netflix ISP Speed Index, a whopping 24 months in a row.

Do you need a home phone for internet?

No, not at all. Though dial up internet is indeed still available in Australia, it’s no longer a required method of accessing the world wide web. With home Wi-Fi, you can access the internet from multiple devices from the comfort of your own couch; not only is it typically faster than dial-up, but you can use it at the same time as using your home phone. But if you’re more comfortable with traditional dial-up, then that option is certainly still around.

Who is the best internet and phone provider?

Again, it really depends on what sort of plan is best for you. If your family stead is streaming a lot of online entertainment, and/or using multiple devices at the same time, you might want to compare our family broadband plans. If you and/or your partner are in your retirement years and just need an internet plan that’s simple, reliable and fuss-free, we can help you compare the internet and phone package that are best for seniors and pensioners. Or if you’d prefer going with a brand that offers a tried and true record, consider one of the larger telecommunications companies such as Telstra, who typically have the facilities and the experience when it comes to offering a solid range of great plans at competitive prices. No matter who you decided to go with, it's always worth remembering that when signing up with a plan, it is often easier to increase your speed than it is to decrease.

How to compare home phone and internet Bundles with Compare Broadband?

We are independently rated 5 stars by our customers, with a Trust Pilot score of 4.8 out of 5 based on over 1,800 reviews. We’re also a free internet comparison service for all Australian households, so if you would like help whittling down the best plan and provider for you, you can get started right now by checking out our home and internet bundle comparisons. Simply enter your postcode or suburb in the white box, and click “Compare”. Our website will then ask you some quick questions about your household’s average internet habits, so that we can get a gauge on what sort of data, plan and connection would best suit you in your area. Alternatively, you can directly speak to one of our broadband consultants right now by giving us a call on 1300 106 571.

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