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Compare Internet Plans

Compare a range of internet plans based on cost, speed, data allowance, contract terms and more with Savvy.

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We’ve partnered with Econnex to bring you a range of internet plans to help you compare them.

Because internet connections have become essential for almost every house and business, it’s never been more important to take the time to compare your options before signing on the dotted line. However, through Savvy’s simple online comparison service, it’s also never been easier.

You can compare offers from a range of Australia’s leading internet service providers in one place instantly by filling out our easy online form in a matter of seconds. Whether you value internet speeds, data allowances, plan prices or any other factors, you can get the comparison process started with Savvy today.

What internet plan features should I compare?

There’s a wide range of factors you should consider when comparing internet plans. These include:

Type of internet plan

There are four main types of internet plan you can choose from:

NBN

NBN

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is a government-owned infrastructure project in Australia aimed at upgrading and expanding the country's internet network. It replaces existing copper and cable infrastructure with high-speed fibre optic, fixed wireless and satellite technologies.

The NBN is designed to provide faster and more reliable internet access to homes and businesses across Australia, offering a range of speed tiers to suit different needs. The rollout has been completed across much of Australia, with millions of households now having access to the NBN in some form.

Home wireless broadband

Home wireless broadband

Home wireless broadband is an internet service which provides high-speed connectivity to homes using wireless technology, typically 4G or 5G cellular networks (similar to mobile broadband). Unlike traditional fixed-line connections, it doesn't rely on physical cables and is delivered through a wireless modem or router.

Users connect their devices to the home Wi-Fi network created by the modem, allowing them to access the internet from anywhere within the coverage area. Home wireless broadband is especially useful in areas with limited fixed-line options or for those seeking a quick and easy setup. The strength of your connection is dependent on mobile coverage in your area, however.

Mobile broadband

Mobile broadband

Mobile broadband is a wireless internet service delivered through cellular networks. It allows users to access the internet on the go using devices like smartphones, tablets USB modems or portable Wi-Fi hotspots.

Mobile broadband relies on radio signals to transmit data, offering flexibility and convenience for users who need internet access beyond the reach of traditional fixed-line connections. However, it has its limitations, namely that you’re likely to pay more for the data you use on this type of plan compared to other connections.

ADSL2+

ADSL2+

ADSL2+ is a broadband internet technology which was widely used in Australia. It operates over existing copper telephone lines, providing faster speeds compared to the original ADSL technology of up to 24Mbps and upload speeds of up to 1Mbps.

However, it's gradually being replaced by the National Broadband Network (NBN), which offers faster and more reliable internet connections. Once the NBN is available in your area, ADSL connections will eventually be removed, with this already being the case across much of Australia.

Cost of plan

The cost of your internet plan is crucial because it directly impacts your budget and overall financial stability. Choosing a plan which aligns with your budget helps ensure you can comfortably afford the service without straining your finances.

It also prevents unexpected financial stress from overspending on an internet plan. Moreover, cost considerations allow you to evaluate the value you're getting for your money, helping you determine more accurately whether you’re getting value for money from your plan. However, it’s important to weigh up the cheapest plans with those which can offer the connection you need.

Maximum and evening download speeds

Maximum and evening download speeds are vital to consider when comparing internet plans, as they play a large part in shaping your online experience. Maximum speeds indicate the plan's potential for fast downloads, which can help you understand what your streaming, gaming and large file download capabilities may be.

Evening speeds reflect your plan’s performance during peak usage hours, which is usually between 7pm and 11pm. A plan with high maximum and reliable evening speeds may help you enjoy uninterrupted online activities even during busy periods, making it crucial for a satisfying and reliable internet experience.

Data allowance

Understanding your data usage patterns and choosing an appropriate allowance helps you ensure you have enough data for your needs, preventing unexpected costs and maintaining consistent internet speeds.

It’s important to consider how much you use and how you use it when deciding whether to take out an unlimited plan or cap your data. However, it’s worth noting that most fixed line and home wireless plans in the market today come with unlimited data (but this isn’t the case for mobile data).

Contract terms

Internet plans either come with a lock-in contract or month-to-month terms, with the latter being the most common and popular today. Understanding the terms of any plan you consider is crucial, as they’ll specify the contract duration (if applicable) and any associated penalties for early termination.

Contracted plans may come with further benefits to compensate for the lack of freedom, such as free modems or certain fees being waived which aren’t on non-lock-in contracts.

Plan extras and inclusions

Extras such as streaming subscriptions or other entertainment packages can add value to your plan. However, it’s important to take the time to consider whether they’re worth it for you; for example, there’s little point in adding on an entertainment package if you don’t believe you’ll get much use out of it. You may be able to save money by targeting plans which only offer features you need.

Additional plan fees

Some plans will also come with various fees which might include a New Development Fee for NBN connections to new builds, setup fees and late payment fees. It’s important to be aware of what these are and when they might occur so you’re aware of further potential costs associated with your internet plan.

How to compare and buy internet plans through Savvy

Our Process

Fill out our simple online form

First and foremost, you can access a variety of personalised quotes simply by telling us your address, contact details and whether you’re moving house.

Compare offers side by side

From there, you can see what offers are available where you live and filter them based on speeds, data, cost, connection type, contract length and more.

Choose your plan and purchase it

If you find a plan you’re happy with, you can go ahead and purchase it online by providing your personal and payment information. That’s all there is to it!

The process of switching internet providers explained

Top tips for what to consider before comparing internet plans

Assess your budget

Before comparing internet plans, evaluate your budget to ensure you choose an affordable option that won't strain your finances. There’s little point in opting for an internet plan you can’t afford.

Think about your internet usage

Reflect on your internet habits to help find a plan which aligns with your usage patterns. For example, if you’re a gamer, choose a plan which supports online play.

Consider whether you need a new modem

Check if your existing modem is compatible with the new plan or if you need to invest in a new one. Plans with BYO modems can sometimes save you money (though extra fees may apply).

See if you can get a better deal with your current provider

Explore whether your current internet provider can offer you an upgraded plan or better pricing before you make the switch to a new company, as loyalty may come with perks.

Common questions about internet plans

What NBN speed tiers are available to compare?

The NBN plan speed tiers available in Australia are:

  • NBN 12 (Basic I)
  • NBN 25 (Basic II)
  • NBN 50 (Standard)
  • NBN 100 (Fast)
  • NBN 250 (Superfast)
  • NBN 1000 (Ultrafast)
How should I compare home internet options?

When it comes to home internet, consider factors such as how many people are going to be using the internet (and what they’ll be using it for) and your household budget. In terms of what type of plan to use, fixed line connections like the NBN and home wireless plans are generally seen as more suitable than mobile broadband for a home setting.

How do I compare internet plans for my business?

It’s important to factor in the same considerations for your business internet plan as you would for your home. Businesses are likely to be more reliant on a consistent, strong and fast connection, so think about what type of plan can provide this for you.

How do I find out what type of NBN connection is available for my home or business?

When you compare quotes through Savvy, you’ll be able to see what type of NBN connection is available at your address. If it’s available, it’ll be one of the following:

  • Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)
  • Fibre to the Node (FTTN)
  • Fibre to the Curb (FTTC)
  • Fibre to the Building (FTTB)
  • Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)
  • Fixed Wireless
  • Satellite
What is an internet plan bundle?

An internet plan bundle typically combines internet services with other offerings, such as a mobile plan. These can potentially provide cost savings and convenience by consolidating multiple services into a single package, so if you’re also in the market for a phone plan, it may be worth considering whether a bundle is the right option for you.

Helpful guides on internet plans

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NBN Speed Test

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What is ADSL?

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Claiming Internet on Tax

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Alternatives to the NBN

There are several alternatives to the NBN if you’re looking elsewhere for internet for your home or office. As internet...

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What is 5G?

5G is the latest in mobile technology available in Australia, providing better reception and faster internet. 5G is becoming more...

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Modem vs Router

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FTTN NBN Explained

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FTTP NBN Explained

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Disclaimer:

Savvy is partnered with Econnex Comparison (CIMET Sales Pty Ltd, ABN 72 620 395 726) to provide readers with a variety of internet plans to compare. We do not compare all retailers in the market, or all plans offered by all retailers. Savvy earns a commission from Econnex each time a customer buys an internet plan via our website. We don’t arrange for products to be purchased directly, as all purchases are conducted via Econnex.

Any advice presented above is general in nature and doesn’t consider your personal or business objectives, needs or finances. It’s always important to consider whether advice is suitable for you before purchasing an internet plan. For further information on the variety of internet plans compared by Econnex, or how their business works, you can visit their website.

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  • The Promoter is CIMET Sales Pty Ltd ABN 72 620 395 726. Level 18/570 George Street Sydney, NSW 2000. Econnex Comparison is powered by CIMET.
  • Promotion available on qualifying Broadband Plan purchases between 1st February 2024 to 31st July 2024 (“Promotional Period”) and may be withdrawn at any time by Econnex Econnex Comparison retains the right to change or alter the terms of this offer.
  • You (“Customer”) will receive $50 worth of Woolworths Bonus Store eGift Cards when you purchase a Broadband Plan via Econnex Comparison, subject to these Terms and Conditions.
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Eligibility requirements
  • To be eligible to receive the Woolworths Bonus Store eGift Cards, you must purchase the Broadband Plan via the following link: https://app.econnex.com.au/broadband?rcCode=90709
  • You must switch to a new Broadband retailer. Customers who change plans via Econnex but remain with the same retailer will not be eligible.
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  • Eligible Recipients will receive the applicable Woolworths Bonus Store eGift Cards by email up to 120 days after purchasing the Broadband Plan.
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  • Econnex Comparison will transfer your Broadband Plan request and details to the selected retailer.
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  • Please note that we do not compare all brands in the market, or all products offered by all brands.
  • If you have any inquiries regarding your Broadband Plan purchase, you can contact us directly at 1800 013 000 or email us at [email protected]
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  • By participating in this promotion, the individual authorises the Promoter to collect, hold, use and disclose their personal information in accordance with Econnex’s privacy policy, including providing such information to third parties such as contractors, service providers, suppliers and where required or authorised by law. Econnex’s Privacy policy can be found at https://www.econnex.com.au/privacy-policy
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