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Seniors' Internet 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 internet plans can I choose from as a senior?

Seniors and pensioners have several internet plan options to choose from, each catering to different needs and preferences:

NBN

NBN

The National Broadband Network (NBN) has been rolled out by the Australian Government over recent years. It offers various speed tiers, making it versatile for different needs. NBN plans are ideal for those who want reliable and high-speed internet for activities like browsing, email, streaming, and video calls.

Home wireless broadband

Home wireless broadband

Home wireless broadband plans use 4G or 5G networks to deliver internet to your home and are seen as an alternative to the NBN. While they’re capable of rivalling the NBN in terms of speed, because they rely on mobile networks, these plans may be more affected by congestion or your distance from the nearest tower.

Mobile broadband

Mobile broadband

Mobile broadband plans also provide internet access via mobile networks, but this can come as either a SIM card, USB dongle or portable Wi-Fi modem. They’re suitable for seniors who value portability and don't want to rely on fixed connections. However, they tend to be more expensive in terms of dollars per GB of data.

ADSL2+

ADSL2+

Although far less common these days, ADSL plans still exist in some areas (specifically ADSL2+). These plans use existing copper telephone lines to deliver internet. While not as fast as most NBN tiers, being equivalent to NBN 25 in terms of its maximum capabilities, they can be suitable for seniors who have limited internet needs and are in areas without NBN coverage.

How much data do I need on my seniors’ internet plan?

The amount of data you need depends ultimately on you as an individual (as well as those living with you) and what you use it for. Most home internet plans today come with unlimited data, so this may not be an important consideration in many cases, but it’s still worth thinking about what you use it for. Some of the activities you can potentially perform under different data allowances include:

100GB

  • Email
  • Social media
  • Web surfing

200GB

  • Frequent video calling
  • Music streaming
  • Light YouTube usage

500GB

  • Moderate to high YouTube usage
  • Light TV streaming
  • Light movie streaming

Unlimited

  • Frequent HD TV streaming
  • Frequent HD movie streaming

How should I compare internet plans as a senior?

Comparing internet plans as a senior involves a few key steps:

  1. Assess your needs: understand your internet habits. Do you mainly browse, email or stream content? Knowing your usage patterns helps you choose an appropriate plan.
  2. Check speeds: consider the speed you require. If you're a light user, basic plans with speeds of 12 to 25 megabits per second (Mbps) may suffice. For more demanding tasks, you might look for plans with speeds of 50Mbps, 100Mbps or even more.
  3. Consider data limits: assess your data requirements. Unlimited data plans eliminate the worry of exceeding limits, while light users may find capped plans sufficient.
  4. Look at contract terms: decide if you want a plan with a contract or prefer a no-contract plan for flexibility. Lock-in contracts may be cheaper and waive certain setup fees but will charge potentially costly exit fees if you cancel your plan early.
  5. Review customer support: consider the quality of customer support. Reliable technical assistance can be invaluable if something goes wrong with your connection.
  6. Seek out reviews and recommendations: read reviews and seek out recommendations from friends or family who may have similar plans. This can provide insights into the provider's reliability and customer service.

By carefully considering these factors, you can find an internet plan that suits your needs, budget, and preferences. You can fill out a quick online form with Savvy and compare offers from a range of providers side by side in one place, simplifying the comparison process.

Do any providers offer seniors discounts on their internet plans?

Yes – some internet service providers offer seniors discounts on their internet plans. These discounts can vary from one provider to another and eligibility criteria may apply. Seniors often need to provide proof of their age, such as a valid seniors or pension card, to qualify for these discounts. It's worth researching and comparing different providers to find the best available plan which offers a suitable discount while meeting your needs.

Can I bundle my internet and mobile phone plans with the same provider?

Yes – many providers in Australia offer bundled plans which allow you to combine your internet and mobile phone services with the same provider. These bundles can offer convenience and potential cost savings, as providers often offer discounts when you subscribe to multiple services. Bundles can include various combinations of NBN, home wireless broadband or mobile broadband alongside mobile phone plans, home phone services or even utilities such as energy.

Bundling your internet and mobile phone plans can simplify billing and customer support, making it a convenient option for seniors who prefer dealing with a single provider for their communication needs. However, it's essential to compare bundle offers from different providers to ensure the combination of services meets your requirements and budget across all areas.

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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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