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Unlimited Mobile Broadband Plans

Find out whether you can purchase an unlimited mobile broadband plan in Australia right here with Savvy.

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Mobile broadband plans are popular among those who need access to the internet on the go. However, while unlimited mobile broadband plans are extremely rare in Australia, it’s important to know what your options are. Find out all about unlimited and high-data internet right here in Savvy’s comprehensive guide before you buy your plan.

Can I buy a mobile broadband plan with unlimited data in Australia?

Unlimited mobile broadband plans are very rare in Australia; however, there may still be options available to you. As of August 2023, only one provider is offering a mobile broadband plan which comes with unlimited data, so the potential plans on offer are extremely limited.

Because of this, it’s important to know what your options are when it comes to mobile broadband, as well as other potential avenues when it comes to accessing unlimited data.

Remember that the availability and specifics of unlimited data mobile broadband plans can change, so it's advisable to check with providers for the most up-to-date information.

What are the alternatives to an unlimited mobile broadband plan?

The main alternative to an unlimited mobile broadband plan is one with a high data cap. These range from 50GB up to as much as 400GB or more. It’s important to assess your needs as a mobile data user, as many individuals’ overall usage wouldn’t exceed the limits set in place on these plans if it’s for browsing or working on a laptop. You may find that you only need a high-data plan instead of the less readily available unlimited deal.

Another option for unlimited data on the go is to simply opt for a mobile phone plan with unlimited data. These are most suitable for those whose primary device is a phone, but they may also be handy for hotspotting other devices (typically up to a set data limit per month). Again, it’s important to understand your needs as an internet user before choosing which is the best option for you.

If your mobile broadband is being used as a primary internet source at your home or office, most NBN and many home wireless plans come with unlimited data. These are also likely to be more affordable in terms of the internet you use, with mobile plans having to account for roaming data in their cost structures. You can compare a range of home internet plans side by side in one place through Savvy today.

How do I compare mobile broadband plans?

When comparing mobile broadband plans, it's essential to consider the following:

  • Understand your usage needs: begin by assessing your data usage patterns. Determine how much data you typically consume in a month to help you decide the amount you need on your plan. Consider your online activities such as streaming, gaming, working remotely or casual browsing.
  • Coverage and network quality: check the coverage of mobile networks in your area. A provider may offer great plans, but if they have poor coverage where you’re living and travelling, it may not be practical. Research network quality, including speed and reliability, in your area before buying.
  • Speed and technology: consider the speed of the mobile broadband plan. Plans may offer various speed tiers, namely 4G and 5G (and sometimes 3G if neither is available), with higher speeds typically costing more. Assess the technology used and ensure your device is compatible with the chosen plan.
  • Contract terms: review the contract terms. Mobile broadband plans may be available on month-to-month or longer contracts. Choose terms which suit your flexibility and budget.
  • Cost: compare the monthly cost of each plan. Be sure to include any setup fees, modem costs or additional charges when calculating the total cost. Consider promotional discounts or special offers which may provide cost savings.
  • Additional features and services: consider any additional features or services offered with the plan. This could include additional data for Wi-Fi hotspotting, bundled entertainment or international roaming options.
  • Data rollover and expiry: some plans may offer data rollover, allowing unused data to carry over to the next month. Others may have data expiry policies, so it’s worth understanding the terms regarding your data usage.

More mobile broadband questions answered

What types of mobile broadband can I choose from?

Mobile broadband options include:

  • USB modems/dongles: plug into a USB port of a laptop or other compatible device.
  • Portable Wi-Fi hotspots: create a wireless network.
  • Data-only SIMs: insert into tablets or compatible devices.
How much will my mobile broadband plan cost?

The cost of mobile broadband plan varies by provider, data allowance and contract terms. As of August 2023, basic, low-data plans start at around $15 per month, while premium plans with higher data limits or faster speeds can range from $50 to $100 per month.

What speeds can I expect with a mobile broadband plan?

Speeds vary based on the provider, reception, coverage and plan. 4G plans typically offer download speeds of 5Mbps to 50Mbps, while 5G can provide faster speeds, often exceeding 100Mbps, to rival higher-speed NBN plans.

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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.
  • Information on how to qualify to receive the Woolworths Bonus Store eGift Card forms part of these Terms and Conditions. Participation in this promotion is considered acceptance of 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.
  • Your Broadband Plan must be connected within 30 days from the date of purchase.
  • 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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  • Errors and omissions may be accepted at the Promoter's discretion. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
  • When the request for a connection cannot be completed, is unsuccessful, or a request is made for the cancellation of your Broadband Plan within the first 30 days from the date of connection, you will not be eligible to receive any gift card.
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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.
  • Econnex Comparison may contact you to clarify any details or discrepancies in the information you provided for your Broadband Plan purchase.
  • To cancel your request, you will need to contact the Broadband Plan retailer and inform them of your decision.
  • 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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  • Woolworths Bonus Store eGift Cards have a fixed term expiry as displayed on the front of the gift card and are redeemable in-store and online at Woolworths Supermarket stores only.
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  • Check your Spam/junk email if you have not received a Woolworths Bonus Store eGift Card in your inbox within 120 days after activation of your Energy, Electricity or Gas Plan.
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