Who said you have to wait until the Boxing Day sales to get a good deal? For a limited time, Telstra is offering your first month on its NBN plans for just AU$1, which could save you up to AU$139 depending on what speed you choose.
Keep in mind that your internet bill will revert back to the standard pricing after your first month. For Telstra’s NBN 50 plan, standard pricing is AU$95 a month, while NBN 100 costs AU$110 a month and NBN 250 sets you back AU$140 ongoing.
Signing up to this AU$1 deal won’t lock you into a Telstra NBN plan for a set period though, as you’re able to cancel anytime. If you decide to leave within the first 24 months of signing up, you just need to return the modem or pay a AU$200 non-return fee – no other exit fees apply.
In our Telstra NBN review, one of our criticisms was that its NBN 50 plans are too expensive compared to what you can get from the competition – it costs around AU$20 more each month. While its NBN 50 plan offers a maxed-out typical evening speed of 50Mbps, plenty of other internet providers do the same, and at a much cheaper price.
We’d argue that Telstra’s NBN 250 plan is where the best value lies. This is because it’s the only telco on the market that currently offers a top typical evening speed of 250Mbps in this tier, though Aussie Broadband and Origin are hot on its heels with advertised speeds of 244Mbps during the peak evening hours.
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Jasmine Gearie is an ecommerce editor at TechRadar Australia, with a primary focus on helping readers cut through the jargon to find the best mobile and internet plans for their needs. She crunches the numbers to maintain dedicated guides to the latest phones, NBN and broadband plans of all types, and covers the important telco industry news. She also hunts down tech deals on laptops, phones, gaming consoles and more, so readers know where to buy the products they want for the cheapest prices.