Neil Armstrong once said “there can be no great accomplishment without risk,” and look, he has a point. I wouldn’t have met my daily calcium intake needs if I didn’t eat that expired cheese. But there are some risks you really don’t want to take, like committing treason or getting locked into the wrong NBN plan.
While every NBN ISP is reselling access to the same network, not all providers are equal. If you want to avoid getting stuck with a lemon, you should consider a no-contract NBN plan with no setup fees. That way, if you’re not happy with your NBN performance, you’re able to leave at any time and all you’ve really lost is a month of service fees.
Most ISPs will offer to sell you a modem, but some will force you to buy theirs. For the sake of these lists, we’ve only included providers were a modem purchase is optional. These plans are all ordered by price, with the cheapest up first.
Unlimited NBN 50 plans with no contract and no setup fees
Unlimited NBN 100 plans with no contract and no setup fees
Unlimited NBN 12 plans with no contract and no setup fees
Across the board, there’s not too many providers that actually offer NBN plans with no contract and no setup fees, and to be honest, they’re kinda similar. There’s still a couple of offers worth calling:
- Mate, Barefoot, Click, and Sumo will all give you a discounted rate if for the first six-months.
Sumo will give you a further discounted NBN rate if you bundle your internet with your electricity and gas.
- Flip normally charges setup fees for no-contract plans, but is waving them until the end of July.
- Aussie Broadband offers unlimited plans, but also lets you get very granular with data allowances. It’s also the only provider to publish CVC graphs for each NBN Point of Interconnect, so you can get an idea about what your speed experience will be like ahead of time.
- If you use the promo code WHISTLEOUT10 when signing for an Aussie Broadband unlimited plan, you’ll get a discounted price for the first six-months.
NBN Service Guarantees
Telstra and Vodafone aren’t technically part of the no-contract no-setup fee club, but they both offer an NBN service guarantee. No matter how long a contract you sign, you’re able to leave within in the first 30 days if you’re not happy with your connection. In both cases, you’ll get a refund for your setup costs and first bill.