Internode Easy Broadband Has One Catch

inlogoInternode’s new $49.95 broadband plan sounds like an appealing option if you’re helping someone get connected, but there’s one important catch to be aware of.

Internode is well-regarded amongst serious tech users for its plans and customer service, but offers such a large range of plans that casual users might well be put off. The new Easy Broadband option costs $49.95, and involves pretty much a no-brainer installation with the fastest available speed from the exchange, and a 30GB data quota. The plan doesn’t include a standard hardware option, the notion being that users might well already have one.

The big catch, though, is that unlike most other Internode plans, the 30GB total includes uploads as well as downloads. Internode argues that this makes it easier to compare with Telstra and Optus, which both have the same approach. I still reckon it would be better not to endorse that kind of dodgy behaviour by emulating it.

With that said, 30GB is probably more than reasonable for anyone not indulging in major torrent activity, especially given that content from the ABC’s iView and Tivo doesn’t count in the total.

What plans do you recommend when non-tech relatives or friends ask for advice? Share your wisdom in the comments.
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