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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.

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Broadband + Home Phone
Unlimited
250 Mbps (Superfast Speed)
Month to month
$89/Month
For the first 6 mths, then $99 ongoing
Min total cost $89
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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.

 

 

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

Does every provider offer phone and internet bundles?

No. Not every provider offers phone and Internet bundles since different ISPs have their own respective offers. There are popular providers known to offer bundles of broadband plus home phone such as but not limited to TPG, MyRepublic, iiNet, iPrimus, Tangerine, among others. On the other hand, the providers known to offer broadband plans only are Belong, Uniti, Hi, Dodo, Aussie Broadband, Optus and many more.

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.

Are all landline phone bundles with NBN VOiP?

Yes. All bundled plans of broadband and home phone with NBN now use VoIP. The traditional landline networks for phone and Internet services are replaced with NBN VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). Such a reliable service enables users to make phone calls using their NBN connection without upsetting the quality of Internet connection. Interestingly, the VoIP contains features of a traditional landline phone service combined with cheaper call services offered by the service providers.

The existing copper phone services are phased out once NBN is fully implemented. Sadly, landline phones will be totally extinct in Aussie households by the year 2037 as predicted in a recent research. As we speak, only a minimal number of Australian homes are left using these once-common home items - the landlines.

The replacement is a much-faster, more advanced phone system that comes with a caller ID, call waiting, voicemail, 3-way chats, and so on – things that even many modern homes today still don’t have. Nonetheless, because VoIP depends upon a good Internet connection, once such a connection is disrupted, your phone will also suffer the same. That said, you might as well get a reliable mobile phone plan as a back up.

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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