Internode has renegotiated its deal with Telstra and revamped its basic home user plans. Good news? Higher speeds and more generous allowances. Bad news? Internode's progress to a we'll-always-count uploads company continues apace.
The three new Easy Reach plans replace the main range of Home plans, and offer faster speeds than 512Kbps at many exchanges. $49.95 gets you a 5GB plan, $59.95 gets 60GB and $89.95 offers 200GB. Existing customers can switch to the new plans, though that will extend your current contract by 12 months.
The increased speed is a welcome improvement, and the download allowances are more generous than on older plans, but the new deals now count uploads as well as downloads, continuing a trend seen with many other Internode offerings (though not all of them). The plans also now standardly shape rather than requiring extra data bundles. Whether the price certainty of the latter offsets the upload counting will depend on your usage patterns.