Belong is the brand Telstra uses as a no-frills broadband provider — think of it as the month-by-month Jetstar to Telstra’s contract Qantas. The original plans Belong offered were thoroughly underwhelming. Now it has increased its data allowances, but there are still better value plans out there.
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Belong’s $80 a month ADSL plan now offers 500GB (up from 250GB), while its $70 a month plan now offers 100GB, rather than 70GB. Those plans don’t require a contract, but if you do sign up for a 6-month contract, you’ll save $10 a month. Its NBN plan now offers 500GB for $65 a month.
As before, Belong is only available in limited areas. But the bigger restriction is you can still do better elsewhere — especially on that $80 plan. Optus, for example, will give you an unlimited connection for $90 a month. iiNet offers 600GB for $69.95 a month. While the flexibility of month-by-month might be helpful in some cases, other providers offer that too, so shop around carefully.