When AAPT rolled out an uncapped ADSL2+ broadband plan last month, we wondered how long it would be before other providers followed suit. This week, both TPG and Exetel have announced unlimited services, potentially eliminating the pain of a slowed connection or an unexpected bill near the end of the month.
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AAPT's deal required a 24-month contract and a phone line switch, and the new deals also come with strings attached. TPG says its plan will cost $75 a month, but hasn't yet set a release date or outlined terms and conditions. Exetel's similar $75 deal, meanwhile, is only available to customers who have already been with the company for 12 months or more, and is invitation-only (which might mean any customers who already come close to exceeding limits aren't invited anyway). Economics probably dictate that we'll never see a general unlimited broadband offer in Australia, but at least the options are slowly increasing.