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Looking for the best internet broadband plans for seniors? You've come to the right place! We've pared down some of the best senior broadband plans in Australia. Whether you're after some home broadband to check your emails, stay in touch with friends and family over social media, stream TV and film online, or even provide online gaming for the grandkids - our broadband experts can simplify the process and get you connected to the right plan. What's more, we're a free comparison service for all Australian residences, so if you're an Australian pensioner in need of a cheap and reliable internet plan, scroll down and have a squiz. Or if you'd like to speak to one of our friendly staff directly, don't hesitate to call us on 1300 106 571, and we can advise you on the best internet plan and provider for you and your area. Again - it's a free service to all Aussie homes!
What are the Cheapest Pensioners and Seniors NBN internet plans?
There are many cheap plans out there, and the right one for you will depend on how much data you need and how long you want your contract to be. For instance, if you’re happy with an 18 month contract, TPG offers the low price of $49.99 a month for 100 GB with up to 20 Mbps; this is the basic NBN 12 plan, which is typically slower than the other NBN tiers, but you essentially pay more for better speeds (check out out our NBN page for more info). For $55 a month you can get 100 GB plan up to 20mbps on a 12 month plan with Belong. For $5 a month more, you can get the same deal on a month by month plan. If you prefer to stick with one of the tried and true brands, Telstra have a month by month plan that will give you a 100 GB Up to 50 Mbps for $70 a month. However, you may find that if it's just you or you and your spouse in the household, it's unlikely that you're going to be uploading and downloading enough to justify a more expensive plan with more data, and you're likely better off saving money by choosing a cheaper plan that has less data or slower speed.
Which ISPs offer Pensioner discounts on the NBN?
Telstra used to offer a pensioner discount if you hold a valid and eligible pensioner concession card, but have put it on hiatus at the time of writing. But you should remember that the net saving a pensioner discount will give you is sometimes less than what you save by going with a cheaper provider, but again, the best plan for you will very much depend on your specific desired budget and internet usage, so it’s well worth looking into these discounts.
Are there any Australian Seniors Card NBN plans?
Not as such. While there are certain policies being proposed, such as the Australian Greens’ proposition to provide $60 a quarter to all holders of a DHS Health Care Card that would replace the limited Telephone Allowance, no such policy has been approved at the time of writing, but we will hopefully see some Pensioner NBN Plans become prevalent in the near future. In the meantime, there are still lots of other plans available that should be able to meet your budget and data needs.
What ISP has the best pensioner and seniors NBN package?
While there isn’t exactly a surplus of ISPs (Internet Service Providers) that offer a specific pensioner package, there are still some good deals that will cater to your budget and needs. If saving money is your number one priority, Belong offer plans as low as $35 a month and Dodo offer plans as low as $50 a month.
Need an advise on internet deals?
If you’re at any point uncertain or unclear about any of the above information, please feel free to get in touch with one of our broadband consultants who will be most happy to compare your options and advise you on the best, cheapest internet deals available to you in your area. Compare Broadband is a free comparison service to all Australian homes, and 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.
Either call us directly on 1800 061 200, or take a look at the broadband comparisons through our website - all you need to do is write your suburb or postcode into the white box and click “Compare”. The website will then ask you some questions about your average internet habits so that we can narrow down the best plans and providers and plans for you. Easy!