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Vodafone announces NBN plans with 4G backup during installation or repairs

Vodafone might be a tad late in joining NBN bandwagon, being the last major Australian telco to announce its NBN service, but the company is doing so in style.

Starting today, Vodafone NBN plans are available in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Geelong and Newcastle with some interesting perks. 

Vodafone is offering a 30-day network satisfaction guarantee – you can leave Vodafone within 30 days if you’re not happy with the service – and a 4G backup service made instantly available during installation or when a fault has been detected in a customer’s line. 

The backup service will make use of the telco’s mobile network and will work through a Wi-Fi Hub that Vodafone will provide at no extra cost on a 24-month plan or for $150 upfront on a month-to-month plan. The 4G backup will be available for up to 30 days with maximum download speeds of 12Mbps.

Planning ahead

Plans start at $70 for unlimited broadband and Vodafone promises that customers can change speed plans once per billing cycle with no fees incurred.

Speed checks will also be conducted for FTTN and FTTB connections within the first 15 days of installation.

To celebrate the launch of its NBN service, Vodafone is currently offering customers in the aforementioned five locations three months free on a 24-month plan, with the offer expiring January 31, 2018.

The Vodafone NBN rollout will continue over 2018, but you can check if Vodafone’s NBN is available in your location by heading to the telco’s website. A complete list of plans are also available on the site.

Sharmishta Sarkar

Sharmishta is TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor and loves all things photography, something she discovered while chasing monkeys in the wilds of India (yes, she studied to be a primatologist but has since left monkey business behind). While she's happiest with a camera in her hand, she's also an avid reader and has become a passionate proponent of ereaders, having appeared on Singaporean radio to talk about the convenience of these underrated devices. When she's not testing cameras and lenses, she's discovering the joys and foibles of smart home gizmos. She also contributes to Digital Camera World and T3, and helps produce two of Future's photography print magazines in Australia.