TPG Is Readying An ‘Unlimited’ NBN Plan

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TPG Is Readying An ‘Unlimited’ NBN Plan


There are already lots of National Broadband Network (NBN) plans to choose from, but none yet offer an “unlimited” option that doesn’t count data. TPG is planning to offer such a deal for $69.99, which would match its existing unlimited ADSL2+ offer.

TPG revealed the plan in its annual report to the ASX, though it hasn’t yet appeared on its site. The plan will require a 12-month contract, and will include a TPG home phone rental with unlimited calls to Australian landlines and some international destinations. Unsurprisingly, it uses the slowest 12Mbps down/1Mbps up NBN option.

TPG’s existing unlimited plan is one of the better-value options in the ADSL2+ space. Given the higher potential data volumes on the NBN, making money from that plan might be tricky: TPG will be relying on most customers not actually making use of a large volume of data, and may need to enforce its ‘fair use’ conditions a little more often.

TPG [via ZDNet]

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        • Same here. I’m 650m from the exchange and consistently get anywhere between 1.5-2MB/s download on most torrents. Their customer service centre is a pain in the behind to deal with and they screw you over on reconnection fees and downtime, but once I was up and running, I don’t have anything to do with them any more. Money gets deducted automatically and I stream hundreds of GB’s per month at high speed without batting an eyelid.

  • 12Mbits is at or below the average DSL2 sync speed, so this plan should be *easier* for TPG to make money on.
    The only thing I don’t know is: How is NBN backhaul purchased? Is it provisioned 1:1 all the way back to the aggregation point? Is it included in the “tail” price? If not, the contention those on CMUX/RIM hardware complain about is likely to afflict everyone in the near future.
    Finally, can I have a go at rewriting the headline? “New Fibre Network brings slower speeds, greater congestion”

  • Hmm it’s pretty much an ADSL2 plan. 12Mbps being about 1.5 MBps which i already get now. I get a bit over 2 MBps atm. I don’t need unlimited so i won’t be paying more for less. I want a 100Mbps plan 🙂

  • Would be good for people who are further away from their exchange and who have issues with connection speeds. Does NBN need a land line? If not I can also see how this could be beneficial. If you move into an area that TPG can service, you don’t need to worry about issue that involve connecting a phone line.

  • Im on the tpg 500GB plan atm, and am thinking of hopping onto unlimited + home phone atm since my 2 year contracts just ending. Does anyone know if my speeds will be affected at all? Im averaging 1.4MB/s atm and im about 1.6km away from the exchange, i remember readibg years ago that the unlimited wasnt as reliable on its speeds but mightve just been one off maybe

  • Hopefully once it appears on the site there will be an option to get higher tiers but with a download limit each month. I’m moving across to TPG (once they process my application) so hopefully in a year they will have some additional options available.

  • To all those saying ‘This is the same as their current ADSL2+ Unlimited plan!”, yeah, it is, but slightly higher price, but the main difference? It’d be available everywhere the NBN is rolled out, rather than only in regions where TPG have their own exchanges. I live on the central coast, and there is no ADSL2+ internet plan available to me with an unlimited cap (well, that is without spending like $140/mth), so I’d take this happily!

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