The Top 3 Things You Need To Know For Good, Cheap NBN

Results from the 9Saver NBN Survey reveal what could help Aussies save hundreds on their NBN bills

Almost 5,000 Aussie homes have already joined the first ever 9Saver NBN & Mobile Campaign in its first week, bringing our total member number to nearly 85,000. And there’s no better time than right now to join!

Recent analysis from Mozo showed that Aussies could save as much as $736 a year just by being on the right plan — so there are clearly some big lessons we could all be learning when it comes to spotting the best deal for our homes.

Plus, Vodafone announced on Tuesday discounts of around $10 on each of their NBN25, NBN50 and NBN100 plans — and even more if you’re already a Vodafone customer. Competition is seriously heating up!

And now, data from a survey of more than 4,000 Aussie homes who have joined the campaign, released today, has revealed the top three things Australians need to know if they want to pick a good value NBN plan. Read on for tips that could help you save hundreds on your NBN and Mobile bills… 

1.Know your speeds!

Time is running out to brush up your NBN knowledge — once the NBN comes to your street, Australian homes and businesses have 18 months to pick a plan and provider before their old copper wire is cut.

Yet, 50% of respondents in our 9Saver NBN Survey who have an NBN plan don’t know what speed they are on, even though there are now vast differences in pricing.

There are four speeds – NBN12, NBN25, NBN50 and NBN100. The most popular speed among those surveyed was NBN25, despite the fact that people on that speed tier may now be entitled to get double the speed for the same price^!

Thanks to some changes that NBNCo made late in 2017 to encourage the take-up of higher speeds, many NBN50 ‘Standard Plus’ plans are now the same price as NBN25 ‘Standard’ plans – so it’s important to check if your provider will give you a free upgrade.

If you don’t have NBN yet, stay tuned for the 9Saver campaign’s special NBN offers in coming weeks and remember to look at NBN50 not just NBN25!

2. Know what you’re paying (and what you are getting for it)!

Australia is a connected nation — 84% of Australia’s adult population own a laptop or desktop, and Australia had 14.2million internet subscribers at the end of December 2017.

But we’re not happy with what we’re paying to stay online. Nearly 58% of 9Saver survey respondents said they were unhappy with what they were currently paying for their home internet.

A surprising 18% of those surveyed also didn’t know how much data they have included in their current internet plan.

There are big differences in cost between plans based on both data and speed — so do spend time comparing prices once 9Saver sources a special offer for you, to see if you’re paying for more than you need. Unlimited data could cost you as little as $5 extra a month.

3. Know how to spot a good deal

We all like to think we can spot the best offer, and ensure that we’re getting the best deal for ourselves and our families. Yet data from our 9Saver survey showed that many of us could be paying over the odds for our internet plans.

Of those surveyed, 66% are paying more than $70 a month for their internet, even though there is now a broad range of fast options for less than $70!

You can join 85,000 other Aussies, and sign up for the 9Saver NBN Campaign to help us access special telco offers that could save you hundreds on your NBN and Mobile bills.

But in the meantime, check your internet plan and what it’s costing you. If you are not locked into a contract, you might be able to switch to a better deal. For example, 50Mbps plans could range from $50 per month to $106 — that’s a difference of $672 between plans!

9Saver Tip:

While you wait for us to source exclusive NBN & Mobile offers, be sure to check out the current special offers for 9Saver subscribers:

*https://www.whistleout.com.au/Broadband/News/nbn-pricing-overhaul-faster-cheaper-internet
**In highlighting particular offers we are not making specific recommendations as this article does not cover all available products and may not compare all features relevant to you. Any advice provided is general in nature and does not take account of your needs, objectives or financial situation. Individuals should consider their own circumstances, and if in doubt seek appropriate advice, before proceeding. RevTech Media earns a fee for each customer that takes up a special offer. These fees are shared with Nine Entertainment Corporation.