Bundle and Save with the Best Broadband Bundles

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Whether you bundle your broadband with entertainment packages, a mobile phone plan or electricity, there are many ways to save on your broadband subscription.

Broadband bundles have evolved over time from packaged internet and home-phone line deals to encompass a range of different packages. They are all designed to deliver added variety and value, and aimed at consumers keen on consolidating their home broadband with other services.

Among the different types of bundles on offer, consumers have the option of packaging their broadband with online entertainment packages, electricity services and mobile phone plans.

In the following guide, we take a look at the different ways bundles are structured and some of the great bundle deals.

Broadband bundles: what to look for

As outlined below, there are a range of bundles currently on offer. For consumers considering signing up for a new broadband plan, or changing their current plan, it’s certainly worthwhile considering the extra value a bundle can provide.

A bundle typically involves an extra service added to a plan at a discounted rate, incorporated into the fixed price of the plan, or available as an add-on service. Some providers offer bundle deals that incorporate multiple services.

Of course, in addition to choosing the right broadband plan for your household, you should also consider what sort of value a bundled service will deliver over time. So, it’s always worthwhile comparing both bundle and non-bundle deals.

Also make sure to check the availability of plans in your area, along with additional details, such as equipment costs and other fees.

Broadband and entertainment

Given the rise and rise of streaming services, smart TVs and TV streaming devices, broadband and TV packages have emerged as a natural fit:

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Spark

Spark offers fibre, wireless and ADSL/VDSL plans with Netflix (Standard Plan, HD) included, available on a minimum 12-month contract. Users with Spark’s Unplan plans automatically move between three price tiers based on their data usage every month.

Spark’s fibre and ADSL/VDSL plans allow for unlimited data usage. However, certain restrictions apply to its wireless plans (further information is available on the Spark website). Consumers also have the option of adding a home phone line for an additional $10 per month.

 

Plan Monthly data Speed (Mbps: download/upload) Bundle with Cost (per month)*
Unplan Netflix Fibre Basic Up to 60 GB/60-120 GB/120 GB+ Fibre: up to 50/10 Netflix Up to 60 GB: $75

60-120 GB: $85

120 GB+: $95

Unplan Netflix Fibre 100 Up to 60 GB/60-120 GB/120 GB+ Fibre: up to 100/20 Netflix Up to 60 GB: $78

60-120 GB: $88

120 GB+: $98

Unplan Netflix Fibre Max Up to 60 GB/60-120 GB/120 GB+ Fibre: up to 900/400 Netflix Up to 60 GB: $100

60-120 GB: $110

120 GB+: $120

Unplan Netflix Wireless Up to 60 GB/60-120 GB/120 GB+ Spark 4G network: typically faster than ADSL Netflix Up to 60 GB: $75

60-120 GB: $85

120 GB+: $95

Unplan Netflix Metro Wireless Up to 60 GB/60-120 GB/120 GB+ Spark 4G network: typically faster than ADSL Netflix Up to 60 GB: $75

60-120 GB: $85

120 GB+: $95

Naked ADSL/VDSL Unlimited Netflix Unlimited ADSL: up to 24/1

VDSL: up to 70/10

Netflix $104.99

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Vodafone

Vodafone’s VodafoneTV box allows viewers to access apps, free-to-air channels and to add Sky TV packages. It provides 500 hours of cloud recording and allows you to watch any shows that have aired in the past three days via a rewind function.

Vodafone offers a range of unlimited fibre and VDSL broadband plans bundled with VodafoneTV and Sky TV packages (with $300 broadband credit for new customers), available on a 12-month contract. Consumers are also able to save $10 per month with an eligible pay monthly mobile, while packages with a home phone line are available for an additional $10 per month.

 

Plan Monthly data Speed (Mbps: download/upload) Bundle with Cost (per month)*
Intro Unlimited Fibre 100: up to 100/20

VDSL: up to 70/10

Fibre Max: up to 700-900/400-450

VodafoneTV

Mobile bundle

Fibre 100/VDSL: $97.99

($87.99 with an eligible pay monthly mobile)

Fibre Max: $127.99

($117.99 with an eligible pay monthly mobile)

Starter Unlimited Fibre 100: up to 100/20

VDSL: up to 70/10

Fibre Max: up to 700-900/400-450

VodafoneTV

Sky Starter package

Mobile bundle

Fibre 100/VDSL: $123.98

($113.98 with an eligible pay monthly mobile)

Fibre Max: $153.98

($143.98 with an eligible pay monthly mobile)

Sport Unlimited Fibre 100: up to 100/20

VDSL: up to 70/10

Fibre Max: up to 700-900/400-450

Vodafone TV

Sky Starter and Sky Sport packages

Mobile bundle

Fibre 100/VDSL: $155.97

($145.97 with an eligible pay monthly mobile)

Fibre Max: $185.97

($175.97 with an eligible pay monthly mobile)

Entertainment Unlimited Fibre 100: up to 100/20

VDSL: up to 70/10

Fibre Max: up to 700-900/400-450

Vodafone TV

Sky Starter and Sky Entertainment packages and SoHo channel

Mobile bundle

Fibre 100/VDSL: $154.57

($144.57 with an eligible pay monthly mobile)

Fibre Max: $184.57

($174.57 with an eligible pay monthly mobile)

Premium Unlimited Fibre 100: up to 100/20

VDSL: up to 70/10

Fibre Max: up to 700-900/400-450

Vodafone TV

Sky Starter, Sky Sport, Sky Entertainment and Sky Movies packages and SoHo channel

Mobile bundle

Fibre 100/VDSL: $196.66

($186.66 with an eligible pay monthly mobile)

Fibre Max: $226.66

($216.66 with an eligible pay monthly mobile)


Broadband and mobile

Broadband and mobile services have also emerged as a natural fit. Many providers offer both, allowing consumers who have become accustomed to anywhere and anytime connectivity to keep connected at home and while on the go.

Consumers sporting a smartphone can transition seamlessly from home broadband to mobile data and vice versa, with bundle deals bringing the two together.

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2degrees

2degrees’ broadband services encompass fibre, ADSL and VDSL plans, available on a 12-month contract or monthly term. Consumers who have a 2degrees pay monthly plan are eligible for a $10 per month discount.

Consumers who sign up for a 12-month Unlimited or Ultimate Unlimited plan also receive a free Amazon Prime Video subscription for a year. There is also a joining credit of $100 for the Unlimited plan and $200 for the Ultimate Unlimited plan. A home phone line is available for an additional $15 per month.

 

Plan Monthly data Speed (Mbps: download/upload) Bundle with Cost (per month)*
80 GB 80 GB Fibre: up to 100/20

ADSL: up to 24/1

VDSL: up to 70/10

Mobile bundle $75

($65 with an eligible mobile)

Unlimited Unlimited Fibre: up to 100/20

ADSL: up to 24/1

VDSL: up to 70/10

Mobile bundle

Amazon Prime Video (for one year on a 12-month contract)

$85

($75 with an eligible mobile)

Ultimate Unlimited Unlimited Fibre: up to 900/400 Mobile bundle

Amazon Prime Video (for one year on a 12-month contract)

$110

($100 with an eligible mobile)

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Orcon

Orcon offers a range of fibre, ADSL and VDSL broadband plans with unlimited data, available on six, 12 and 24-month contracts. Its Gigantic Fibre and Fibre 4000 plans are available on 12-month contracts. Consumers are able to bundle an eligible mobile plan, saving $5 every month for each mobile plan added.

Consumers can also bundle an eligible electricity plan, receiving a 10% discount on their broadband and electricity plans, and can add a home phone line for $5 per month.

Plan Monthly data Speed (Mbps: download/upload) Bundle with Cost (per month)*
Fibre 100 Unlimited Fibre: up to 100/20 Orcon Mobile

Orcon Power

12-month contract: $84.95

24-month contract: $89.95 (includes an Apple TV)

(Orcon Mobile: a $5 discount for every plan added; Orcon Power: receive 10% off)

Gigantic Fibre Unlimited Fibre: up to 900/450 Orcon Mobile

Orcon Power

$84.95 (currently reduced from $99.95)

(Orcon Mobile: a $5 discount for every plan added; Orcon Power: receive 10% off)

Fibre 4000 Unlimited Fibre: up to 4,000/4,000 Orcon Mobile

Orcon Power

$199.95

(Orcon Mobile: a $5 discount for every plan added; Orcon Power: receive 10% off)

ADSL/VDSL Unlimited ADSL: up to 24/1

VDSL: up to 70/10

Orcon Mobile

Orcon Power

12-month contract: $89.95

24-month contract: $94.95 (includes  a UE Boom 3 Bluetooth speaker)

(Orcon Mobile: a $5 discount for every plan added; Orcon Power: receive 10% off)


Broadband and electricity

Combining broadband and electricity services can provide for convenient budgeting and bill paying, and may be an attractive option for busy households.

Contact Energy

Contact Energy is an energy generator and retailer that bundles broadband with its electricity and gas offerings. Its broadband deals are available for consumers with a residential electricity account at the same address.

Contact’s fibre, ADSL and VDSL broadband plans come with unlimited data, are available with no fixed-term contract, and consumers can add a home phone line from $10 a month.

Plan Monthly data Speed (Mbps: download/upload) Bundle with Cost (per month)*
Fast Fibre Unlimited Fibre: up to 100/20 Must have a residential electricity account Bundle Broadband + Power + Gas: from $59.99

Bundle Broadband + Power: from $64.99

Faster Fibre Unlimited Fibre: up to 200/20 Must have a residential electricity account Bundle Broadband + Power + Gas: from $89.99

Bundle Broadband + Power: from $94.99

Max Fibre Unlimited Fibre: up to 900/500 Must have a residential electricity account Bundle Broadband + Power + Gas: from $104.99

Bundle Broadband + Power: from $109.99

ADSL/VDSL Unlimited ADSL: up to 24/1

VDSL: up to 70/10

Must have a residential electricity account Bundle Broadband + Power + Gas: from $59.99

Bundle Broadband + Power: from $64.99

 

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Slingshot

Slingshot offers a range of fibre, ADSL and VDSL broadband plans. Consumers are able to bundle an eligible electricity service and save 10% on their base broadband and electricity plans. They can also bundle eligible mobile plans, receiving $5 off every month for each active bundled mobile plan.

Slingshot’s plans are available on six, 12 and 24-month contracts, with consumers able to add a home phone line for $5 per month.

 

Plan Monthly data Speed (Mbps: download/upload) Bundle with Cost (per month)*
150 GB 150 GB Fibre: up 100/20

ADSL: up to 24/1

VDSL: up to 70/10

Slingshot Power

Slingshot Mobile

Fibre: from $69.95

ADSL/VDSL: from $74.95

(Slingshot Power: a 10% bundle discount; Slingshot Mobile: a $5 bundle discount for each mobile plan added)

Unlimited Unlimited Fibre: up 100/20

ADSL: up to 24/1

VDSL: up to 70/10

Slingshot Power

Slingshot Mobile

Fibre: from $84.95

ADSL/VDSL: from $89.95

(Slingshot Power: a 10% bundle discount; Slingshot Mobile: a $5 bundle discount for each mobile plan added)

Unlimited Gigantic Unlimited Fibre: up to 900/450 Slingshot Power

Slingshot Mobile

From $99.95

(Slingshot Power: a 10% bundle discount; Slingshot Mobile: a $5 bundle discount for each mobile plan added)

*Further information on pricing can be found at individual retailer websites. This should be used as a starter guide and not considered an actual quote.

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