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Cheapest NBN plans compared: the best internet deals in Australia

The array of internet options available to the average Aussie is getting to the point of being overwhelming, especially if you're just after the cheapest plan going. Thankfully, we've done the hard yards and sifted through all the fine-print to figure out which ones offer the most genuine value for your dollar.

For those looking to sign up to the NBN for less, there's a wide variety of pricing tiers available and they all come with quirks and caveats that you'll need to look out for. Start up fees, lock-in contracts, compulsory modem purchases – we've done the maths to find you the best deal.

Editor's pick: Cheapest NBN plan

TPG| 10GB data | NBN12 | 18-month contract | AU$29.99 pm (+ AU$30 upfront)

If you're after a bare-minimum NBN connection then TPG's got the cheapest plan available, with an included modem and only AU$30 upfront it's the least you'll pay to get on the NBN. The catch is that you'll only have 10GB per month to play with and it's an 18-month contract.

Total minimum cost is AU$569.82 over 18 months
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Editor's pick: Best value budget NBN plan

Tangerine | Unlimited data | NBN25 | No lock-in contract | AU$49.90 pm (for first 6 months, then AU$59.90)

Although it's not the absolute cheapest, this plan from Tangerine gets you the slightly faster NBN25 (rather than NBN12), unlimited data for all your downloading and streaming needs, and has no lock-in contract. It's BYO modem, but there's an identical plan with an included modem for an extra AU$99.90 upfront fee.

Total minimum cost is AU$59.90
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Live-updated NBN deals: today's cheapest plans