Optus cuts price of unlimited broadband to $60 a month


WhistleOut
03 April 2017

In a move sure to make the broadband industry take notice, Optus has cut the price of its unlimited data internet plan to $60 per month on a 24-month contract. The bundle also includes a Wi-Fi modem, a home phone line with pay as you go calls, and $0 in upfront costs. There is one big catch though: you're limited to "Basic" NBN speeds, with translates to 12Mbps down, and 1Mbps up.

If you're already connected to the NBN and are after faster speeds, you'll want to opt for Optus' $80 per month internet plan, which starts with speeds of 25Mbps down and 5Mbps up, and can be upgraded to as fast as 100Mbps down. The $80 plan also comes with a Fetch TV set-top box with a premium channel subscription, and an Optus sport subscription.

That being said, if you're in an ADSL area and you're not scheduled to get NBN for at least two years - or just don't need fast speeds - the new $60 plan could be a compelling offer.

Here's Optus' new plans:

Provider Inclusions
Optus
Optus
  • 60 Plan - Cable
  • Unlimited Cable
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $1,440
Optus
Optus
  • 60 Plan
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $1,440
Optus
Optus
  • 60 Plan - nbn™
  • Unlimited NBN Fixed Line
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $1,440
Optus
Optus
  • 60 Plan Cable M2M
  • Unlimited Cable
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $260
Optus
Optus
  • 60 Plan M2M
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $260
Optus
Optus
  • 60 Plan- nbn™ M2M
  • Unlimited NBN Fixed Line
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $260
Optus
Optus
  • 80 Plan - Cable
  • Unlimited Cable
  • $80/mth
  • Min. cost $1,920
Optus
Optus
  • 80 Plan - nbn™
  • Unlimited NBN Fixed Line
  • $80/mth
  • Min. cost $1,920
Optus
Optus
  • 80 Plan
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $80/mth
  • Min. cost $1,920
Optus
Optus
  • 80 Plan Cable M2M
  • Unlimited Cable
  • $80/mth
  • Min. cost $280
Optus
Optus
  • 80 Plan - nbn™ M2M
  • Unlimited NBN Fixed Line
  • $80/mth
  • Min. cost $280
Optus
Optus
  • 80 Plan M2M
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $80/mth
  • Min. cost $280
Optus
Optus
  • 80 Plan - nbn™
  • Unlimited NBN Fixed Line
  • $100/mth
  • Min. cost $2,400
Optus
Optus
  • 100 Reach Plan
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $100/mth
  • Min. cost $2,525
Optus
Optus
  • 80 Plan - nbn™ M2M
  • Unlimited NBN Fixed Line
  • $100/mth
  • Min. cost $300
Optus
Optus
  • 100 Reach Plan M2M
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $100/mth
  • Min. cost $300

And for comparison, here's what everyone else is charging for unlimited broadband:

Provider Inclusions
Dodo
Dodo
  • ADSL2+ Unlimited Metro
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $29.90/mth
  • Min. cost $128.90
AusBBS
AusBBS
  • On-Net ADSL Unlimited
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $35/mth
  • Min. cost $90
amaysim
amaysim
  • Basic Speed - Unlimited Data
  • Unlimited NBN Fixed Line
  • $40/mth
  • Min. cost $40
Belong
Belong
  • ADSL2+ Broadband – Large
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $45/mth
  • Min. cost $540
Barefoot Telecom
Barefoot Telecom
  • ADSL Standalone Metro Ultra
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $49/mth
  • Min. cost $49
MATE Communicate
MATE Communicate
  • ADSL2+ #citymates
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $49/mth
  • Min. cost $49
Flip TV
Flip TV
  • NBN Unlimited Value
  • Unlimited NBN Fixed Line
  • $49/mth
  • Min. cost $108
SpinTel
SpinTel
  • Urban Home Bundle Unlimited ADSL2+
  • Unlimited ADSL2+
  • $54.95/mth
  • Min. cost $54.95
Exetel
Exetel
  • nbn12 - Unlimited
  • Unlimited NBN Fixed Line
  • $54.99/mth
  • Min. cost $154.98
Hello Broadband
Hello Broadband
  • Unlimited Starter NBN Plan
  • Unlimited NBN Fixed Line
  • $57.95/mth
  • Min. cost $107.94

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