In today's era of affordable streaming, live sports are the only compelling reason to pay for Foxtel. Thankfully, things just got a bit cheaper for NRL, AFL and motorsports fans: you can now get Foxtel Sport and Entertainment packs in a 200GB broadband and home phone bundle for just $99 per month on a 12-month contract. Here are the details.
To celebrate its second year as a broadband provider, Foxtel is combining its most popular sports and entertainment packages with home phone and internet for just $99 per month. This works out to a minimum total cost of $1512. Why $1512 and not $1188? This total includes a $125 iQ3 equipment fee, a $100 TV installation fee and a $99 "bundle activation" fee.
From today, new customers who sign up to Foxtel’s 200GB broadband and home phone service will also receive 12 sports channels to watch over the 2017 winter sports season. This includes FoxSports 1-5, Fox Footy, beIN Sports 1-3, ESPN 1-2, Eurosport and Fox League: a new 24-hour channel launching on 27 February that covers the 2017 NRL Premiership along with panel shows and documentaries about the game’s history and heritage.
The bundle also comes with 45 entertainment channels including FOX8, UKTV, Arena, TVH!TS, Lifestyle, National Geographic, Nick Jr. and SkyNews. (Before you ask, Game Of Thrones is not included: this is shown on the Showtime channel which will cost you extra.)
On the broadband side of the equation, the package comes with 200GB of data per month delivered via Telstra's ADSL broadband network. (You also get a free WiFi modem dubbed Foxtel Hub.) Crucially, all Foxtel content streamed over Foxtel broadband at home is unmetered and will not count towards your data allowance.
The bundled home phone service provides free unlimited standard local calls. You will need to pay extra for international calls, however.
Here are the key features that are included the new deal:
- 12 Sports channels
- 45 entertainment channels
- Foxtel Broadband and Home Phone
- 200GB of data (plus Foxtel content streamed On Demand with no data limits)
- Free Foxtel Hub
- Home Phone with unlimited standard local calls
- Sign up online & save $100* on tech install
Foxtel is currently offering a free TV install for customers who order this bundle online, which knocks $100 off the total. The deal ends on 5 April 2017, so you still have a few months to decide if you need this much sports in your life. For more information, head to Foxtel's website.