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No-Contract NBN Plans

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

No-contract NBN plans can offer you the freedom to enjoy high-speed internet without being tied down by long-term commitments. Whether you're renting, planning a short-term stay or just want the liberty to switch providers when you please, this may be the option best suited to your situation.

At Savvy, we understand the importance of choice and convenience. Our online platform simplifies the process of exploring and comparing a range of no-contract NBN plans from top Australian providers. Get the ball rolling on your next flexible internet plan with a free, no-obligation quote through us today!

What is a no-contract NBN plan?

A no-contract NBN plan, also referred to as a month-to-month plan, is an internet plan which doesn’t require you to commit to a fixed-term contract. Unlike traditional plans that lock you into 12 or 24-month agreements, these provide a greater degree of flexibility. Essentially, you pay for these plans on a month-to-month basis and can cancel or switch providers at any time without incurring hefty early termination fees.

No-contract NBN plans are designed to give consumers more control and adaptability in their internet service. This means you can easily adjust your plan to suit your changing needs. Whether you're a renter, a student, or someone who values flexibility in their services, these plans can offer substantial benefits.

Who are no-contract NBN plans suitable for?

The greatest benefit no-contract NBN plans bring to the table is flexibility. Because of this, they can cater to a variety of individuals and circumstances:

  • Renters: if you’re renting a home or apartment and your long-term stay is uncertain, no-contract plans align perfectly with the flexibility you need to match your lease term.
  • Students: university students, who often move frequently or live in shared accommodations, can benefit significantly from plans which don't tie them down to lengthy contracts.
  • Temporary stays: if your work or personal circumstances involve you living in temporary residences, a no-contract plan provides essential internet access without locking you into a long-term commitment.
  • Those looking for flexibility: for individuals or families who highly value flexibility and want the freedom to switch providers or plans when better options arise, no-contract NBN plans are the ideal choice.
  • Those trialling NBN speed tiers: if you’ve just connected to the NBN and are unsure about what speed tier you need for your home or business, opting for a plan with no lock-in contract can help you try out a plan without fear of being locked in if it’s too slow or expensive. This also applies if you want to try out a different internet provider.

How do I compare NBN plans with no contract?

When comparing no-contract NBN plans for optimal value and satisfaction, consider the following factors:

  • Speed: assess the download and upload speeds offered by each plan. The right speed tier depends on your specific internet usage, whether it's basic browsing, streaming, gaming or running a home office.
  • Data allowance: evaluate the data allowance included in each plan. While most home internet plans offer unlimited data, others may have data caps. Choose one that aligns with your monthly data needs.
  • Costs: compare the monthly fees, setup costs, and any additional fees associated with each plan. Be aware of other costs which may impact your budget and look for the cheapest NBN plan which meets your speed and data requirements.
  • Evening speeds: it isn’t all about maximum download speeds, however. It’s important to know how fast different plans are during peak times, such as in the evening, so you aren’t missing out on the service you’re paying for.
  • Additional perks: some plans may come with additional perks, such as entertainment packages or streaming subscriptions. Consider whether these extras align with your needs and whether they’re worth it for you.
  • Modem or other equipment: determine if a modem is included with the plan and whether you have to pay for it. A bundled modem can save you the hassle and cost of purchasing one separately.
  • Satisfaction guarantees: check if the provider offers satisfaction guarantees. Some providers offer these guarantees during peak times to ensure speeds don’t drop below a set point.
  • Coverage and availability: confirm that the plan you're interested in is available in your area. Check the coverage map provided by your provider to ensure you can access the service at your location.

By carefully considering these factors, you can make an informed decision when comparing no-contract NBN plans and choose the one that best suits your needs, budget, and satisfaction preferences.

What are the differences between no-contract NBN plans and those with lock-in contracts?

Some of the key differences between an internet plan without a contract compared to one with a contract include:

No contract Lock-in contract

Contract length

No fixed term, month-to-month flexibility
Typically six to 24 months’ worth of commitment

Flexibility

Easy to switch providers or plans with short notice
Limited flexibility, early termination fees may apply

Monthly cost

May have slightly higher monthly fees
Often lower monthly fees due to longer commitment

Setup fees

May have setup or activation fees
Setup fees may be waived or lower

Cancellation

Typically no fees, easy to cancel
May incur penalties for early termination

Common questions about NBN plans with no contract

Do I have to pay for my free modem if I cancel my no-contract NBN plan?

In some cases, you may be liable to pay for the cost of your modem if you cancel your plan within a certain period, even if it’s advertised as free when you take it out. Providers will specify the period over which you’ll need to hold your plan before you have to pay for your modem, which is often 24 months.

How do I switch between NBN providers?

Switching NBN plans is usually straightforward, which you can do right here through Savvy. Complete the following steps:

  1. Review your current plan and compare other offers available where you live
  2. Choose your new plan and set up any new equipment (where required)
  3. Wait for your new provider to switch you over to their network
  4. Cancel your previous plan
Can I take advantage of a no-contract NBN plan with a discount or promotion?

Yes – many providers offer discounts or promotions on no-contract NBN plans. These can include reduced monthly fees for a certain period, waived setup costs or other bundled services. Check with different providers to find the best deals available at the time and ensure they’re worth it for you, even after any promotional period expires.

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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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  • 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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  • This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from Econnex
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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.
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  • Econnex Comparison Terms and Conditions: https://www.econnex.com.au/terms-and-conditions/
  • 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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