Vodafone has launched a shot across the bows of NBN retailers, announcing a slew of discounts to all its NBN plans. The company's three NBN plans have been slashed by at least $10 per month. And there are no limits on usage.
Here's what the new plans will look like.
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Vodafone customers with an existing postpaid mobile phone plan can take another $10 off making the NBN-50 plan just a buck more than the NBN-25 option. There's no more NBN-12 option, with the company dumping the slowest plan - presumably because more people understand that 12 Mbps is actually pretty crappy unless you still think the 1990s were the good old days.
You'll still need the company's NBN Hub which comes at $5 per month although there's no extra installation fee. That $5 per month fee is really a monthly payment against the $180 cost of the device. And while there's no lock-in contract on the plans, if you bail before the 36 months are up, you'll need to repay the remaining balance. So, if you leave six months early, you'll need to pay out $30.
That undercuts Telstra by a significant margin, as well as many other ISPs by less.
As always, I suggest trying new service providers on the NBN out before entering a long term commitment as the performance difference between different RSPs can be significant.