In a move sure to make the broadband industry take notice, Optus has cut the price of its unlimited data internet plan to $60 per month on a 24-month contract. The bundle also includes a Wi-Fi modem, a home phone line with pay as you go calls, and $0 in upfront costs. There is one big catch though: you're limited to "Basic" NBN speeds, with translates to 12Mbps down, and 1Mbps up.
If you're already connected to the NBN and are after faster speeds, you'll want to opt for Optus' $80 per month internet plan, which starts with speeds of 25Mbps down and 5Mbps up, and can be upgraded to as fast as 100Mbps down. The $80 plan also comes with a Fetch TV set-top box with a premium channel subscription, and an Optus sport subscription.
That being said, if you're in an ADSL area and you're not scheduled to get NBN for at least two years - or just don't need fast speeds - the new $60 plan could be a compelling offer.
Here's Optus' new plans:
And for comparison, here's what everyone else is charging for unlimited broadband:
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