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Australia’s Most Popular Broadband Plans and Bundles

Wondering which Broadband Plan or Bundle is right for you or your family? Perhaps you’re just looking for a Broadband Deal or Special Offer?

Then simply click on the following link to see what Australians are buying on Broadband Guide – Top 20 Most Popular Broadband Plans.

Combine Pay TV Phone and Broadband with Telstra Home Bundles

Updated 05.10.2011 by Ronnie

I thought it best to update this post as prices and products can change quite quickly. Good news is that most of these offers are still available and that means you can still save heaps by bundling your products with a Telstra Home bundle.

Bundle your Phone, Broadband and Pay TV services with Telstra easily and quickly and start saving on your broadband bills today! Simply visit the following link to browse Telstra Home Broadband Bundles.


End Update

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Save up to $81.85 per month when bundling your Pay TV, Home Phone and Broadband services by signing up to a new Telstra Home TV Ultimate Bundle – 25GB. Telstra’s new Home Bundles are essentially a double play and triple play value packs that provide Home Phone, Broadband services, or Home Phone, Broadband and Pay TV services all combined into one package.

By bundling all your Telecommunication services together, Telstra gives you a discount. I guess it’s like fundamentally rewarding the consumer with discounts for bringing all your services to them. Savings are based on either a Telstra’s HomeLine plan and 12 month Broadband pricing, or where applicable an additional FOXTEL from Telstra Platinum iQ Pay TV package as well.

There are five different levels that you can subscribe to a Telstra Home Bundle on Youcompare depending on your requirements (see the options below). The Bundles are extremely good value for the likes of families and couples who use the respective services frequently.

Compare Telstra Home Bundles right here at Youcompare, or call a friendly Telstra Home Bundle representative on 1800 116 504 now!

Telstra Home TV Ultimate Bundle 25GB  – Cost $218 per month (Save up to $81.85 per month)

  • Broadband – Includes BigPond 25GB ADSL or Cable Elite (no excess usage charges). Home Network Gateway included.
  • Home Phone – Includes HomeLine Ultimate, Line Rental and Unlimited Local and STD calls (plus good rates to Mobiles & International numbers)
  • Pay TV –Includes FOXTEL from Telstra Platinum package and  an iQ set-top-box

Telstra Home TV Bundle 25GB  – Cost $198 per month (Save up to $61.85 per month)

  • Broadband –Includes BigPond 25GB ADSL or Cable Elite (no excess usage charges). Home Network Gateway included.
  • Home Phone – Includes HomeLine Reach, Line Rental and Unlimited Local calls (plus good call rates to Mobile Phones & International phones numbers)
  • Pay TV –Includes FOXTEL package from Telstra Platinum package and  an iQ set-top-box

Telstra Home Ultimate Bundle 12GB  – Cost $118 per month (Save up to $41.85 per month)

  • Broadband – Includes BigPond 12 GB ADSL or Cable Elite (no excess usage charges). Home Network Gateway included.
  • Home Phone – Includes HomeLine Ultimate, Line Rental and Unlimited Local and STD calls (plus good call rates to Mobiles & International numbers)

Telstra Home Bundle 12GB – Cost $98 per month (Save up to $21.85 per month)

  • Broadband – Includes BigPond 12 GB ADSL or Cable Elite (no excess usage charges). Home Network Gateway included.
  • Home Phone – Includes HomeLine Reach, Line Rental and Unlimited Local calls (plus good call rates to Mobiles & International numbers)

Telstra Home Bundle 12GB – Cost $78 per month (Save up to $21.85 per month)

  • Broadband – Includes BigPond 2 GB ADSL or Cable Elite. Home Network Gateway included.
  • Home Phone–  Includes HomeLine Reach, Line Rental and Unlimited Local calls (plus good call rates to Mobiles & International numbers)

Broadband Buyers Guide Australia

Your Guide to Buying Australian Broadband

The complexities of today’s telecommunication market can be very daunting at times to say the least, and when it comes to choosing a Broadband Plan, it’s no different. With so many Broadband Internet Service Providers (ISP) and different products to choose from, you’ll need to be aware of all the finer details as for one, you don’t want to be stuck with a Broadband Plan that’s ‘not right for you’, and two, if you do happen to make that mistake, more importantly, you don’t want to be hit with a nasty bill for breaking your agreement contract.


Broadband Bundles

There are generally two types of plans to choose from when considering a Broadband Plan. These are Standalone Broadband Plans and Bundled Broadband Plans. Many ISPs try to entice customers to their products by Bundling Home Phone, Mobile Phone, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), or on some occasion Pay TV services into a Broadband Plan. To do this an ISP may offer a discount such as $10 off the total cost per month, or waive many set up costs and installation fees. You’ll need to do your maths and work out whether or not it actually is cheaper to Bundle your Broadband over the course of your contract term.

Broadband Types

You might already know what you want from a Broadband Plan but aren’t quite sure what Broadband connection type is right for you? First you may want to source what’s available in your area. For example, Broadband availability in region might be restricted to Mobile Broadband, or ADSL, or you may have a choice of ADSL, Cable and Wireless Broadband. Secondly, you will also need to consider what you want to use your Broadband Internet connection for and how much data you are likely to chew through? E.g. Browsing the web, a little Internet Banking and Emailing, or perhaps some Downloading and Video Streaming. Generally speaking, the closer to a Metropolitan CBD you are, the more chance you have for choice. Therefore, if you’re in a provincial area or country region, it’s quite possible that standard ADSL, Mobile Broadband and Satellite Broadband could be your only choices. The faster Internet access types such as Cable Broadband and ADSL2+ Broadband are typically restricted to Metropolitan areas and the inner to wider reaches of these capital cities.

Another primary aspect of Plan types to keep in mind is Broadband Speed. The faster you go, the more Data you will consume. The Australian Bureau of Statistics defines Broadband as a continuous Internet connection with a speed of at least 256/64k. This speed is only several times quicker than Dial Up and if you’re upgrading to Broadband, you might want to skip this connection speed. Most Broadband Service Providers have dropped this speed offering in favour of 512/128k as an entry level. 1500/256k, which is classed as ADSL, is still very common, however the likes of ADSL2+ which theoretically delivers speeds up to 24,000/1000k is rapidly emerging in popularity. If you have a small family or multiple users sharing the one Internet connection, an ADSL2+ Broadband Plan would be the plan for you. It’s robust enough for several connections to be used simultaneously.



Broadband Types – Breakdown

ADSL Broadband (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line)
Typical Broadband speeds that range from 256/64k, 512/128k,1500/256k and 8000/384k and delivered through PSTN copper telephone lines.

Pros: Always on connection; considerably faster than Dial Up; Can be used for limited Home Network Use; Wide spread availability compare to other Fixed Line Broadband types.

Cons: Telstra Owns Infrastructure making it expensive to obtain, even from alternative Providers; Considered slow compared to other Fixed Line Broadband types such as ADSL2+ and Cable Broadband

Ideally Suit: Those upgrading from Dial Up and individuals or couples who seldom use the Internet or generally use the Internet for emailing and Internet banking only.

ADSL2+ Broadband (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line Plus)
Typical Broadband speeds that range from 12,000/1,000k through to 24,000/1,000k and delivered through PSTN copper telephone lines via a DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer) that is installed at local telephone exchange.

Pros: Always on connection; Up to 15 times faster than ADSL; Great option for Home Networks and multiple users such as families; good for downloading larger files and streaming HD video. Competitive Prices.

Cons: Limited availability outside metropolitan areas; maximum speeds reduce significantly the further away connection is from local telephone exchange. Transmission can lag or drop out on occasions.

Ideally Suit: Average Families; Frequent Internet Use; Heavy Downloading; Multiple Users; and IPTV or Video Streaming

Naked ADSL Broadband (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line without Phone Rental)
A rapidly growing Broadband Type that is essentially ADSL without the otherwise mandatory requirement of a phone line. ISP’s can now offer these plans provided you have a phone line connected. Typical Broadband speeds are identical to ADSL and ADSL2+ that range through to 24,000/1,000k and delivered through PSTN copper telephone lines via a DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer) that is installed at local telephone exchange.

Pros: Same as ADSL2+ benefits; No need for Phone Line rental; Cheap and Competitive Pricing

Cons: Same as ADSL2+ disadvantages; Even more availability limitations; Can be frustrating process to get signed up/connected.

Ideally Suit: Same as ADSL2+ benefits; good for those who wish to do away with Phone Rental; Potential to save more on telecommunication Bills

Cable Broadband (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line without Phone Rental)
Cable Broadband is delivered through Coax material and boasts speeds up to 30,000/1,000k which is the fastest residential Internet access speed currently available. Cable has the potential to be upgraded to faster speeds, and through the upcoming National Broadband Network, its believed that this technology type will move across into a Fibre-to-the-Premises technology and deliver speeds up to 100,000k (100Mbps).

Pros: Faster than ADSL2+; No need for Phone Line rental; Robust Broadband Bandwidth; Will handle Triple Play services (Broadband/Phone/Pay TV simultaneously); Frequent Downloading; Network Use; Reliable and Constant

Cons: Predominantly limited to metropolitan areas and not as available as ADSL2+; Expensive

Ideally Suit: Family and Multiple user Networking; Triple Play customers; and those who wish to do away with Phone Rental

Wireless Broadband / Mobile Broadband
Wireless Broadband (or Mobile Broadband) has the fastest growing take up due to its freedom of Internet access without the need wires, when and where you want it. Although there still are coverage, speed and latency issues, Wireless Broadband is constantly improving and over time will be the number one Broadband type. Telstra Next G Wireless Broadband currently reaches out to 99% of Australia’s population.

Pros: Portable; Wire free; Convenient; No need for Phone Line rental; Constantly evolving; Coverage and Availability

Cons: Latency; Could be a little cheaper; Speed; Drop outs and Black Spots; Not good for Multiple Network Use

Ideally Suit: Business people; Regional and remote customers; Those who want to be able to take their Broadband on the road, to a cafe, to work or even out into the backyard.

Broadband Plans, Prices and User Profiles

Entry level (occasional light use)
A good place to start if you’re upgrading from Dial up or new to Broadband.


Wireless Broadband Plans
Don’t pay any more than $20 per month for a 1GB Wireless/Mobile Broadband Internet Plan. There could be some additional set up costs involved. Always good if you can avoid excess charges for breaching your monthly data limit too, so if possible, try and get a Broadband Plan that ‘shapes’ (slows) your speed, opposed to charging additional costs for going over your limit.

ADSL Broadband Plans
$25-$35 per month is around the cheapest you’ll get for between 1GB to 5GB on a 512/128k or 1500/256k Broadband Plan. It’s advised that you first try and obtain an ADSL2+ plan. These plans are generally around the same price at entry level however you’ll enjoy the luxury of faster speeds.

Intermediate User (casual to frequent light use)
Couples who like to use the Internet a fair bit, but are not overly keen into downloading larger files much.


ADSL Broadband Plans
Essentially the same as an Entry level ADSL plan, 5GB on a 1500/256k speed should be more than enough to cover your browsing, banking, emails while checking out a few you tube videos every month. At around $40 a month, its advised that you try and find out if you’re eligible for ADSL2+ first.

ADSL2+ Broadband Plans
At around $50 for 5GB worth of data and speeds up to 24,000/1,000k, this would be the Broadband Plan to go for if you’re after something to suit light frequent use for one or two people.

Family
Small to medium sized families, multiple user networks, share houses with several people, and a healthy appetite for all things multimedia. Do you download large files and music occasionally, watch online videos, and find that there is always someone or some people on the Internet, then this is your profile.

ADSL2+
10 to 25GB and $50 to $70 with speeds up to 24,000. This will do the trick and if you’re not quite sure and worried about exceeding your limit, make sure you get a plan that is shaped (speed is slowed when data limit is reached opposed to charged).

Cable
Same as ADSL2+ 10 to 25GB, but can be a little dearer ($80). Again, if you have kids and find it difficult to track usage, it’s imperative to get a plan that is shaped.

Professional/Gamer
Ultra hungry family, (or at least one member who is e.g. Gamer), 5+ regular Network users
and those who basically live on the Internet or download large files constantly. If the other profiles don’t suit, then this is it!

ADSL2+/Cable
50GB+/Unlimited and speeds of up to 24,000 and 30,000 will only do in this profile. Expect to pay anywhere from $70 -$100. If there is a member in your family or group who is exceptionally hungry for downloading, then it might pay to get a plan that has an additional ‘off peak rate’. These are widely available nowadays and it’s not uncommon to see an ‘unlimited off peak’ data limit. You must make sure that all significant download files are set to commence between the designated off peak times.

Buyer Beware!

Excess Usage Charges: If possible join a ‘Shaped’ Broadband plan(speed slowed) to begin with. This option typically ‘shapes’ (slows) a user’s broadband download speed, opposed to charging fees for each megabyte used thereafter. This way a user will not receive a any nasty surprises when the monthly bill comes.

Unlimited Broadband: This is a term that can be used in conjunction with usage limits. Sometime a ‘fair use policy’ (or acceptable use policy) may accompany such plans that stipulate speed can be reduced after a specific amount of data is consumed (e.g. 30GB). Sounds limited doesn’t it?

Download Limit/Usage Limit: Many ISP’s have appeared to steer away from using the term ‘Download Limit’ as many Providers now charge for uploading too. Uploads are necessary not matter what actions you perform on the Internet. They can contribute to approximately 25% of your total data usage, so it might be worth taking that into consideration when considering Broadband Plans and asking your prospective ISP’s if they charge for uploading.

Early Termination Fees: Looking for a Non Fixed (month-to-month) Broadband plans that don’t come with a lengthy contract term? Think again. Another tactic that can be used by Providers is an early termination fee. For example, you may enter a non fixed broadband plan and decide to transfer providers after 3 months only to find out there is a early termination fee for those leaving within 6 months. Sounds like a contract length to me. http://broadbandguide.com.au/no-contract

Wireless Broadband Security: You need to keep your wireless network secured. Just because your ISP gives you a unique user name and pass that doesn’t mean your wireless network is secure. It’s recommended that you use encryption to protect it, otherwise nearby users will be able to access your network. A method of encryption is WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) . Use this and make up a pass containing both numerical and alphabetical characters.

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TransACT acquire Neighbourhood Cable

In a takeover that could effectively provide 200,000 households with telecommunication bundling services that include home phone, mobile phone, TV and Broadband Internet products, the purchase of Neighbourhood Cable by TransACT will also position themselves prominently within the Government’s National Broadband initiative.


TransACT Communications has announced it will acquire the Victorian company, Neighbourhood Cable, from 1 January 2008. The acquisition comes after a period of continuing growth by both companies and positions the enlarged entity as the second strongest telecommunications service provider in four of the top 30 population centres in Australia.


“Importantly, the acquisition positions us well to actively contribute to the Federal Government’s national broadband agenda as both companies have extensive telecommunications infrastructure in their regions.”


Read the entire announcement at TransACT.com.au

Cheap Broadband Internet Bundles and Plans

For many people on tight budgets saving money is of vital importance especially if you need to meet monthly house, car or boat repayments. A few dollars here and there can really make a difference and Broadband Internet (including home phone, mobile phone, VoIP & Pay TV) is an area where significant savings can be made. Let’s explore some of the following key factors that may assist you with saving some $$$ while checking out cheap Broadband Internet Products, bargains, special offers, discounts and deals.


Know your Product
It definitely helps to know your product. What I mean by this is ‘What type of Broadband do you require and how much do you intend to use it’. There’s no point in purchasing a Broadband product that you will not make full use of. Firstly, why pay more for a very fast connection if you’re not going to take advantage of it, if a slower speed is cheaper and will suit your requirements? Or, why pay more for a plan with a huge usage limit that you’ll barely touch? But hang on you say, ‘but how do I know how much speed and usage I’ll need?’  Here’s two pointers that may assist you.

Start off Small:
Typical terms and conditions with most Broadband Providers allow customers to change their contract options. Some fees usually apply when requesting a Usage Limit downgrade (ex. dropping from 20GB plan per month to 10GB), or when requesting a Speed drop (ex. ADSL 8000kbps to ADSL 1500kbps).  Obviously, larger usage limits and fast connection speeds are more expensive. A 512kbps or 1500kbps speed with 2GB usage limit is a great starting point. It’s generally more than enough for those that only occasionally check emails, surf a couple of websites and perform banking online. If this type of set up is not suiting your needs, you can always upgrade to another speed/usage limit at the start of you’re next billing period (usually for fee). Important to note: ADSL2+ and Cable Broadband use different technologies and upgrading from ADSL to ADSL2+ or Cable may not be directly available. You will first need to check with your Provider.


Research:
You’re obviously on the Internet reading this article now, so why don’t you head across to our Broadband Help section where you can view some useful conversion tables. The link below will relocate you to a list of three tables that include a ‘Download Usage Guide’ with approximated download usage figures. Furthermore, you could also use a search engine like ‘Google’ to find other useful comparison tables and facts. http://broadbandguide.com.au/broadbandhelp/broadbandhelp/21-Broadband-Conversion-Tables 


Broadband Bundles
Bundling Broadband with products such as Home Phone, Mobile Phone, Pay TV and VoIP services can greatly reduce you’re monthly costs. Providers who offer 1, 2 or more of these services will usually give a set discount or multiple discounts according to how many products are bundled with your Broadband service. On the surface, monthly fees will appear as being reduced, however you will need to crunch all the call rates, line rental fees and start up fees among other hidden charges to really iron out the overall monthly saving, if any?


Cheap Broadband Plans
Cheap Broadband is not necessarily the best value for money Broadband, and although many cheap Broadband Plans can be exceptional value all round, its recommended that you do your research into the product. Attributes that you should consider scrutinizing prior to signing your life away are: 


Network & Routing Quality:
ISP’s need to peer with one another to exchange your data over their networks. The Internet backbone is made up from a number of interconnected routes which carry data across the world. Smaller ISP’s (such as a regional ISP) will either resell products through a larger ISP network or connect to  larger Providers who in turn may connect to a larger network backbone. Much routing occurs on the Internet which can greatly affect Broadband quality. Routing Protocols, Switches, Configurations, Network loads and the expertise of Network administrators can mean the difference between a good Internet Network and average Internet Network. Much like most services, cheap Broadband can have it’s pros and cons. Research your Provider’s network where possible.


Terms and Conditions:
The T & C’s (fine print) of a Broadband Product is an area where the overall expense and savings can really be calculated. A typical Provider will give you a ‘minimum monthly spend’ over the contract period of time in these notes. Other fees and charges can also be located in the T & C’s or usually elsewhere on the site. Key factors to consider here are:

Is there a cap for exceeding your limit?
Some Providers may shape (slow) your connection speed if your monthly usage limit is reached early and excess data is used. Generally shaping means that you don’t have to pay extra,otherwise you may be charged. Ex. 10 cents for every MB used thereafter. This may, or may not be capped at a certain excess limit. Therefore 1GB over your limit could amount to an extra $100 on your monthly bill. Some Providers may cap you at a certain excess limit, charge you for this, then shape you. Ex. Once 500MB cap is reached and is charged at $XX, your speed will be reduced thereafter with no additional fees being charged. A cheap plan could be just that, but what about the hidden fees and conditions? ‘Shaping’ is generally the safer option to take if available.


Early contract termination or relocation fees
As this suggest, if you need to cancel your contract early for any reason, what will an early cancellation fee cost you? This could in fact amount to the total remaining monthly charges or a % of such. Same with relocating, how much will an ISP charge you to do this? Make enquiries.


Fees and charges all vary from Provider to Provider and the costs involved may even change you’re opinion on a ‘cheap plans’ in some cases. Speak to your intended Provider’s sales team and find out all there is to know about additional ‘hidden’ charges before making any assumption on cheap Broadband plans.


Broadband Special Offers, Discounts and Internet Deals
Finally, the special offers and discounts that ISP’s use to lure customers to their products.

Common deals and discounts are ‘free hardware’ (modems/routers), free installation, free monthly fees (eg. 1, 2, 3 or 4 months free), Bundling Discounts (as discussed), lower call rates, half price offers etc.. etc.. Most of these deals and discounts are obviously used to promote and encourage  the customer to sign up to a Broadband Product.  Most are pretty much self explanatory too. Free monthly charges are a little bit tricky as most innocent consumers think their first 2 or 3 months will be free. Ah haa! Well think again cause some Providers may give you the 1st month free, then the 6th month free followed by the 12th month free when advertising ‘3 free months’. Again, look out for the contract terms and what you’re getting locked into. Sure a few free months can substantially lower your overall costs, but what is the compromise? Most Providers will try and entice the customer into locking into a 24mth contract by dangling juicy deals, discounts, and offers over their heads. Locking you in means you may have to pay a significant amount of money if you should decide to leave early for whatever the reason. Weigh up the costs involved in  a 6, 12 and 24month contract. Will it pay to sign up over a longer period?


Do you’re research, surf around, google search terms. Make a list and call your prospective Providers to enquire. After all, it’s what their sales and support help desks are there for.


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Naked DSL Broadband Bundles

Sick of paying for a residential phone line connection that you don’t even use? Well we’ve got good news for you. Many Australian Broadband Providers recognize your dilemma and are currently preparing to launch revamped Broadband Plans that include landline rental.


Typical Home Phone line rental charges are usually around $20-$30 per month. However by including line rental within the upcoming revamped Broadband plans, prices may only rise by as little as $5 per month. Not bad huh? This should suit those who use Mobile phones as their principle method of telecommunication along with those who are seeking to make use of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services.

So when did you last use your home phone line, how much do you use it and how much are you paying for your monthly bill? Why pay for phone line rental and calls when you can use a VoIP Broadband Telephone service (including calls) for a fraction of the price. Many VoIP Providers offer bundles and packages that incorporate all phone/call charges in one monthly bill.


For example. It’s not uncommon for a VoIP provider to offer a VoIP service that includes a monthly access fee, free local calls, free national calls and very cheap Mobile and International call rates for as little as $10-15per month. Sounds crazy doesn’t it? Well it’s true!  Add a VoIP Bundle to your monthly Broadband Internet bill and it’s probably safe to say that many Australians will come in under the $100 per month mark.

entry level 4GB plan will cost $44.95, around $5 more than the ISP’s equivalent regular ADSL plans.


because Telstra owns the copper infrastructure and wholesales it to its competitors, the telco could previously set prices that were so high they made residential naked DSL services unviable. But a decision by the competition regulator late last year meant Telstra was forced into lowering its access prices.

“Consumers will save money doing this but they won’t save an amount of money equivalent to 100 per cent of their line rental,” said Internode CEO Simon Hackett


View Broadband Home Phone, Mobile Phone, Pay TV & VoIP Bundles here at Broadband Guide


Read the entire article at TheAge.com.au

Relocating and moving to Australia

Thinking of moving to Australia anytime soon by chance? Perhaps you’ve landed a new career, or sick of the gloomy weather in your country, or maybe you’re just in need of an extended holiday and seeking a change of scenery.  Limit the difficulties behind relocating to a new country and bundle some, or all of your Broadband, Home Phone, Mobile Phone, VoIP, and Pay TV services into one package. Broadband Guide can give you the option of combining all your communication services into the one bundle thus freeing up your time to concentrate on other important factors upon arrival. 


With Broadband Internet Service Providers offering various discounts and deals to package a Broadband Bundle together, it can be quite difficult, not to mention time consuming for many people to make the right choice. Broadband Guide lists Australia’s leading Broadband ISPs and also provide simple to use search and comparison tools that make finding the right ISP & Product easy.


Prior to relocating to the land ‘Down Under’, assign the name ‘Broadband Guide’ into your itinerary list under ‘Telecommunication Services’ then strike off another ‘to do’ task. Once you get to Australia, search and compare Broadband Products and Bundles right here Broadband Guide and save yourself time and money.


Below is a current list of ISPs (at the time of publication) who offer Bundled services. 

Provider: BigPond
Broadband Types: ADSL, ADSL2+ Cable, Wireless & Satellite
Services: Broadband Internet, Home Phone


Provider: Optus
Broadband Types: ADSL, ADSL2+ & Cable
Services: Broadband Internet, Home Phone, Mobile Phone & Pay TV


Provider: Primus Telecom
Broadband Types: ADSL
Services: Broadband Internet, Home Phone, Mobile Phone


Provider: Simpliciti
Broadband Types: ADSL
Services: Broadband Internet, Home Phone


Provider: People Telecom
Broadband Types: ADSL
Services: Broadband Internet, Home Phone, Mobile Phone


Provider: Westnet
Broadband Types: ADSL, ADSL2+ 
Services: Broadband Internet, Home Phone


Provider: Dodo
Broadband Types: ADSL, ADSL2+ 
Services: Broadband Internet, Home Phone


Provider: Netspace
Broadband Types: ADSL, ADSL2+ 
Services: Broadband Internet, Home Phone


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Optus Fusion Home Phone and Broadband Cap

Broadband Guide is pleased to announce the introduction of Optus Fusion Bundle Packages for DSL DIRECT (ADSL2+) and CABLE Broadband services. The Fusion Broadband Bundles cover all bases by catering for single users, through to Families or Professional use. Now you can save heaps of $$ on your monthly bills by joining an Optus Fusion Home Phone and Broadband Cap.

Here’s what you get:
The Optus Fusion DSL Direct and Cable Broadband Plans are listed with a 2, 7 and 20GB Usage limit. All of these Plans come with free Home Phone Line rental, free standard modem and installation, unlimited Home Phone local calls, unlimited Home Phone  national calls and unlimited calls from you’re Home Phone to all other Optus GSM Mobiles! Monthly prices are set at a very affordable $69, $89 and $99 fees respectively. What’s more, there’s no excess usage fees on your Broadband if you happened to reach your monthly limit! How’s that for a deal!!

Check out and Compare Optus Fusion Broadband Bundles right here at Broadband Guide

Broadband Bundles and Terms

Bundling your Broadband, mobile phone, home phone, VoIP and Pay TV services into the one package is usually the way to go when it comes to saving a few dollars on your overall monthly bill. Many Broadband Internet Service Providers constantly advertise special offers, deals or discounts for a multiple service Bundle when you typically sign up on a 12 or 24 month contract. The longer the contract length you sign up to, usually equates to a larger discount. Or does it? A recent SMH article suggests that ‘all is not what it seems’ and that consumers should carefully read all the terms and conditions prior to joining a Bundled Plan in haste. It certainly pays to make enquiries prior to joining a bundled package or when speaking to a customer service operator regardless of the discount you receive. 

Telecommunications companies have upped the ante in their sales and marketing by enticing consumers into agreeing to contracts for bundled packages of broadband, landline, mobile and pay TV on the promise of big savings. But contracts agreed to in haste may not always deliver the best results.

“It looks competitive because there are so many price plans but it’s so difficult to analyse,” says independent telecommunications consultant Paul Budde.


**Remember: Before signing up to a Bundled Contract, make sure you ask the customer service representative about any issues you may have on connection times, billing enquiries, contractual queries, processing times and hidden fees or extra penalties that you may incur for extra data usage or terminating your contract prior to it’s completion.


Handy Broadband Bundle links:
Broadband Bundles at Broadband Guide
Broadband Plan Search including Bundle Options

Popular Broadband Plans and Bundles

What type of Broadband Internet is right for you? Everyone has their own specific requirements for purchasing a Plan. For Example. ADSL, Cable, Wireless, High Speed, Usage Limits, Upgrading from Dial Up, Broadband Bundles, Cheap Broadband Prices, Broadband Special Offers and Deals etc.. That’s just some of the criteria that people select as a primary method of preference.


If you’re not exactly sure about what you want from a Broadband Plan or Bundle, or if you’re interested to see what other people are viewing and buying, how about checking out our Most Popular Broadband section as a guide. The list of products there are compiled from our data base which shows statistics ranging from Broadband Plan Searches, Broadband Plan Comparisons and joining Broadband Plans.


Most Popular Broadband Plans and Bundles at Broadband Guide


Other useful links at Broadband Guide:
Broadband Bundles
Upgrading from Dial Up
Cheap Broadband

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