Seniors Internet Plans and Deals

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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 571and 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! 

BENEFITS
  • Need a plan that suits your lifestyle?
  • Don't pay for data you don't need! Find the best plans for pensioners below.
  • Compare the best seniors NBN plans, bundle plans, month by month plans, and more.
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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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Harbour ISP broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
85 GB
25 Mbps (Standard Speed)
Month to month
$40/Month
10 GB On-Peak / 75 GB Off-Peak
Min total cost $139
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Tangerine Telecom broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
25 Mbps (Standard Speed)
Month to month
$44.90/Month
$44.90 for first 6 months, then $59.90 ongoing
Min total cost $44.90
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Dodo broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited Data
Up to  25 Mbps
Month to month
$50/Month
$15 off the first 6 months, then $65 on-going. Min total cost includes once-off $60 modem cost
Min total cost $50
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Dodo broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
25 Mbps (Standard Speed)
Month to month
$50/Month
$15 off the first 6 months, then $65 on-going. Min total cost includes once-off $60 modem cost
Min total cost $60
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Harbour ISP broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
160 GB
25 Mbps (Standard Speed)
Month to month
$50/Month
45 GB On-Peak / 115 GB Off-Peak
Min total cost $149
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TPG broadband provider logo
Broadband + Home Phone
100 GB
12 Mbps (Basic Speed)
Month to month
$49.99/Month
50 GB On-Peak / 50 GB Off-Peak
Min total cost $179.94
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TPG broadband provider logo
Broadband + Home Phone
100 GB
12 Mbps (Basic Speed)
6 Months
$49.99/Month
50 GB On-Peak / 50 GB Off-Peak
Min total cost $329.94
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Home Phone and Internet Bundles for Seniors

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A lot of people in their senior years just want a broadband plan without the whistles and bells; a simple plan that’s fuss-free, reliable, and cheap. Thankfully, you’ve got a few choices. There aren’t many plans out there that ‘target’ seniors, and that’s actually a good thing. The last time plans were available that were heavily marketed to seniors, they were 200MB broadband plans that charged for any usage above that amount. These internet plans eventually disappeared after some companies suffered terrible press and Ombudsman complaints over shocking bills that tallied thousands of dollars of charges. Many elderly customers, who previously might have shown significant brand loyalty in a way younger consumers do not, have been forced into being wary consumers, always looking for the catch that will bite them in the tail (and with good cause!). In our experience, we’ve found senior consumers to be as diverse as their younger counterparts, and though not always as technologically adept as a younger generation, seniors tend to be much cannier consumers overall. Moreover, the idea of all elderly consumers being technological babes-in-the-woods is rubbish... computer programmers and scientists get old as well. And many retirees are just fine with learning new things, from social networking to gaming to programming, and they all need a good cheap plan as much as their children and grandchildren. In fact, according to a study conducted by the NBN Co, Australians over 65 are the quickest growing new adopters of online education, and are twice as likely to enrol in online learning courses!

So access to reliable home broadband really makes a difference. Luckily, there are many plans that suit seniors. We have used the following criteria to determine the best suited plans...

Good customer service - You would think this would be a given for all companies, but each company has a different culture, and not all of them are customer focused.

Good price -  Not cheap price, because often the cheapest providers are cheap because a lot of the after-sales support is do-it-yourself. What’s needed are well-priced plans that offer real value.

No hidden fees - Some plans, more than others, have a certain amount of honesty about them. Others don’t. We’re focused on the first category.

Calls included - Most competitive plans are offered on ADSL2+, which is a connection that runs over your phone line. In most cases, you must bundle in a phone service as part of your internet package, even if you don’t plan on using the phone. While most consumers are moving away from fixed line connections to use their mobile, many senior users are happier with the reliability of their copper-line home phone. Some providers are offering excellent deals that include phone calls. And some seniors, like the rest of the public, want Naked Broadband, with no phone service at all. It's also best to keep in mind that all ADSL2+ connections will soon be phased out; over ten million Australian premises have already had their ADSL connection upgraded to the NBN, and the NBN is estimated to complete its rollout by the end of 2020. It is also likely that by 2020 we will see the upcoming cellular network 5G become a prevalent choice of of home internet.

Light plans don’t always offer the best value - While it's true that seniors use less data, they still usually use more than they think. We have recommended a mix of light, medium and heavy plans, but the difference in price rarely varies by more than $10 or $20. Sometimes it's easier to go with a plan that has more data than you need, so that there's one less thing to keep track of.

 

FAQs

What NBN speed do I need? (for seniors)

Seniors are generally not considered heavy internet users. More often than not, they only surf the internet to be updated with the news or connect online to call their friends and loved ones. For this reason, an NBN plan in the standard speed tier will most likely be suitable for them. However, if they are living with other household members who need to connect to the internet simultaneously, an NBN plan in the fast speed tier will prove to be more beneficial.

How do I choose the best NBN plan?

In choosing an NBN plan, one of the primary things that you need to consider is the speed and data allocation that you need. Ideally, you need a plan with a faster speed if you are a heavy internet user. In the same manner, you will most likely need more data if you frequently perform intensive internet activities such as streaming real-time high-definition videos or downloading large files. As soon as you have a good idea of the speed and data allocation that you need, you will already be able to compare different plans offered by some of the most reputable internet service providers in your area. You will then have to compare the pricing of different plans to ensure that you will be getting the most out of the money you have to shell out monthly for your internet connection.

How do I check my internet connection?

Before checking your internet connection, it is a good idea to first inspect your local network. As soon as you have isolated that this is not the problem, you can try to isolate other causes of internet connection troubles such as your cable or DSL modem, as well as your router. In this case, what you can do is to unplug each and wait for a minute before plugging them back again. In parallel to this, you can also attempt to test the speed of your internet or ping a server. In case any of your efforts seem futile, you can always call a professional technician who will be able to help you address the problem.

How long does it take to switch between NBN providers?

Switching between different NBN providers typically takes only less than an hour. However, to ensure that your internet connection is seamless and error-free, the new internet service provider you have subscribed to will most likely allow a 48-hour period to observe how effective your connection is. In this way, they will be able to immediately address any concerns you may have with your new connection.

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