Dealhacker: Get Exetel’s NBN 100 Free For Two Months

Dealhacker: Get Exetel’s NBN 100 Free For Two Months
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Aussie telco Exetel is offering up to two free months of service on its NBN 100 plans; a saving of nearly $180. The plan boasts unlimited data, a free Exetel ZTE Wi-Fi modem and typical evening speeds of 83 Mbps – which makes it one of the zippiest options at this price point. Here’s how to get the deal.

Exetel is giving way two free months on its $89.99 NBN 100 plan when you sign up to a 12-month contract. There’s a $20 upfront connection fee and a minimum spend of $919.90. Click on the interactive table below for a full list of inclusions:

If you’d prefer not to tied to the same telco for 12 months, the $89.99 NBN 100 offer is also available on a no-contract plan. However, it only comes with one month free and you don’t get a free modem. (On the plus side, Exetel will waiving the $20 connection fee on this plan.)

Here are the details:

When you factor in the free months, this isn’t a bad deal at all. Here’s how the offer compares to other unlimited data NBN 100 plans on the market. (Bear in mind that some of the prices below are limited to the first few months and actually end up pricier than the Exetel offer. To find out more about each plan, click on the ‘Go’ button.)

If you like to try before you buy, go for the contract-free option. While you only get one month free on this plan, you can cancel immediately afterwards if you find the speed or service aren’t up to snuff. In other words, you can test it for one month and then cancel without paying anything. Hopefully, all telco plans will be like this one day.

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  • Don’t do it! Exetel is the absolute worst. I tried signing up in January and it took 5 weeks for them to tell me they needed a proof of address, then another 6 weeks to confirm the cancelled project, then another 4 weeks to receive the return satchel for the modem they tried to charge me for yesterday. The worst.

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