expired Vodafone NBN 50mbps $70 Per Month with 4G Backup (24 Month Contract)

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Vodafone recently dropped their prices of their Unlimited NBN plans.

also comes with modem that has 4g fallover during nbn setup or during line fault (speed limited 12mbs).
24 month contract

12mb/s - $60pm
50mb/s - $70pm
100mb/s - $95pm


Plan Monthly Cost $60 $70 $95
Data inclusion Unlimited NBN Unlimited NBN Unlimited NBN
Speed Tier 12 Megabit 50 Megabit 100 Megabit
Minimum Contract Length 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Included Free Modem for 24mth contract Vodafone Wi-fi Hub Vodafone Wi-fi Hub Vodafone Wi-fi Hub
Bonus Discount (ends 25 March) Get $10 off plan fees for up to 24 months when you sign up to this plan. Get $25 off plan fees for up to 24 months when you sign up to this plan Get $15 off plan fees for up to 24 months when you sign up to this plan.
Bonus Mobile Data Get 2GB/mth Bonus Mobile Data with a Vodafone phone, Mobile Broadband or Tablet plan. Excludes prepaid. Get 3GB/mth Bonus Mobile Data with a Vodafone phone, Mobile Broadband or Tablet plan. Excludes prepaid. Get 3GB/mth Bonus Mobile Data with a Vodafone phone, Mobile Broadband or Tablet plan. Excludes prepaid.

PLEASE NOTE: When you sign up to Vodafone nbn™, you acknowledge you may lose your landline and existing devices (e.g. medical alarms). You also consent or have the owner’s consent for installation by nbn co, and somebody 18+ must be present.

~Speeds: Internet speeds on this plan are variable and you will typically experience slower speeds than the maximum connection speed available, particularly during peak times (7pm-11pm). For FTTB/FTTN technology, max. speeds confirmed once connected. For more information on what will impact your speed, please refer to our Speed Guide.

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  • +15 votes

    Do they have that many outages for that to be necessary? Also welcome to OzBargain.

    • +2 votes

      long time reader, just didn't have an account haha
      no but its good to know if there is a NBN fault i have some backup.
      also has 30 day network satisfaction so if its bad you can call them to cancel your contract.

      • +1 vote

        Those are good features. What was it like being on Ozbargain but not having an account?

        • +64 votes

          You see ads.
          Can't neg jv.
          Can't spell Savas backwards

    • +1 vote

      Lol we get dropout at 1am once a fortnight. I usually go to sleep but I could stay up if I had that lol.

    • +2 votes

      The NBN itself drop outs every day. Any least my FTTH Telstra service does.

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        Some routers deliberately drop and reconnect daily. Often it's a setting. Many people will have this and not notice. I was about to turn it off and then I figured it didn't really matter to me so I just left it. Some devices might not even give you the option.

        <tldr> It can be normal for this to happen.

        • +1 vote

          What? I've owned and set up dozens of routers and never seen that. If your internet is dropping for no reason it is a problem. Sounds like something someone in a bad support company would say.
          "Er yeah, it's supposed to do that!"

        • +1 vote

          @Gauntlet: Certainly does sound like the sort of thing they'd say, but it's been the case on a Billion, another router I can't recall and my latest Fritzbox, which is pretty up there as far as routers go.

          This is different to random dropouts obviously, but regular reconnections are certainly not out of the ordinary. In the case of the Fritzbox they call it connection clearing iirc. They do it at a time least likely to inconvenience you instead of risking the ISP doing it at a bad time.

          Not as bad as my brother's router/modem which had an option to do a daily reboot. The option was touted to help maintain stability and performance. Pretty bad if that's what it takes.

          Just my experience anyway.

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        My NBN connection from Optus drops out everyday at-least once(for 5-10 minutes), just last week, someone from NBN came in and replaced the wall socket and I got 3rd replacement of modem. Still not good.

        After spending hours on call with Optus tech support and billing, I got 1 month of the charge reimbursed($80).

        So the tip, if you face the dropouts, call the service provider and ask them the reference no. for your problem and then every month call there billing department ad ask for reimbursement. I know, people have been doing the same for the speed issues.

        I have been told, nbn is reimbursing the customers who are facing lower speeds, so it took me a long time to convince them that if it is a dropout it means no internet at all, forget about the speed.

        • +1 vote

          All I know is that Telstra gave me a 50% cut on my NBN bill each month when I threatened to go to the TIO with the complaint. It suggests it's not a setting they can change.

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        I'm going to say your on FTTN not FTTH/P since that's not how Fiber works.

        • +1 vote

          I am FTTH, no question. My background is in telecommunications.

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          @Gershom:

          Well how are you getting drop outs everyday?

        • +1 vote

          @JAKEBAB: My guess is because the 18 month changeover period is upon us, and there were a large % of people who didn't take action. Now they are moving to NBN en masse and the service providers are constantly caught out under provisioning, and I hope reprovisioning. The drop outs are mostly at night. This is compounded by NBN Co's measly guarantee of 2.5 Mbps for every 100Mbps that they provide to carriers. These comments are for my exchange area.

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          @Gershom: When these "dropouts" occur does the optical light change colour or go off on the NTD? Are you still being assigned an ip?

        • +1 vote

          @JAKEBAB: Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, but my NBN keeps dropping out.

  • +4 votes

    It's Vodafone, not Vodaphone.

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    How many GB? Unlimited?
    (Edit: Just saw in description, looked for it in title)
    BTW have you got a link that shows these prices? https://www.vodafone.com.au/nbn doesn't show them.
    (Edit: I'm going to stop commenting now, just saw them on that very page - though not super clear IMHO).

  • +3 votes

    I've added a table.

  • +3 votes

    These guys won't be ready in my area till September and I'm forced to changeover onto NBN from Cable by August :( I use Vodafone as my mobile provider and find their service to be adequate in terms of speed and reliability. Definitely will consider them an option when the time comes.

    • +2 votes

      Just go with Aussiebroadband in August. They have a 1 month free trial and no lock in contract. If you're not happy with them churn to Vodafone then :)
      (Or stay with aussiebb, they are awesome).

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        Thanks for the suggestion. Long time between now and August, they may stop their free trial. Will still check em out around July though.

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      As one of the early NBN areas We have been with Belong for a few years. Had my concerns too but no contract, included modem, no setup fees, $55 for 100GB, slowest speed. Had reservations too but the "no contract" sold it to me. About $10 extra for higher speed or unlimited. Always thought I would pay extra for unlimited or higher speed but have not had the need. Did not bother with a home phone (was a designated STD zone to anywhere) as we have relied solely on mobiles for many years.

  • +2 votes

    if looking at vodafone NBN i would wait for kogan to launch NBN which would be running off vodafone.

    • +1 vote

      I'm with them for phone. Happy customer in the metro area, shit outside. Happy though :)

  • +4 votes

    This or TPG NBN for $70 50Mpbs??. Helping my folks changeover to NBN, they are currently with Iinet.

    • +4 votes

      I would go TPG for the same price. More flexibility to add an unlimited mobile and local call home phone option for $10pm including caller id. And if you want to forgo a contract, a cheaper upfront of $100 with TPG vs $150 with Voda.

    • +4 votes

      Id expect vodafone to have better congestion, also vodafone customer service will be much better.

    • +2 votes

      if its the same price for 4g backup and a better AC modem then i would go vodaphone any day!

  • +1 vote

    Does "Get $25 off plan fees for up to 24 months" mean that for a 50Mbps 24 month plan the price is reduced to $45 per month?

    • +2 votes

      No. The price shown is already with the $25 discount.

    • +2 votes

      no. Actual price is $95 so $70 is the reduced price for 24 months. Presumably after 24 months goes back to 95

      • +1 vote

        Telecom price always goes down…

        Except in Australia

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        In 24 months though it is a good time to reassess; will they offer a better deal or go elsewhere? I prefer not to have any contracts though; if they offer a good service you are inclined to stay.

  • +4 votes

    Nice to have a backup internet strategy for my business.

  • +8 votes

    24 month contracts are obsolete. Not a bargain.

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      Why are they obsolete? They are cheaper than no 0 term plans so make sense to a lot of people.

      • +9 votes

        There are plenty of no-contract ISPs out there with no setup fees for roughly the same price (if not cheaper).

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          But if you are not planning to move in the next 24months and have the option to upgrade to a newer plan why not? Plans makes sense and makes it cheaper too

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        I signed up with Belong with no contract (Zero $s for Wifi modem & activation), basic speed and only 100GB for $55. Expected to go elsewhere, or upgrade if not suitable, but so far have not had the need. Always seems to be in use. We get close to the 100GB sometimes but son insists we don't need more (? I know; I pay the bills).

        Just checked; save $5 pm if 12 month contract. Only $5 pm more ($60) for unlimited and 12 month contract. $70 for no contract.

        I think I shall do the 12 months contract and go unlimited (same basic speed though) for $60.

        Did ask at the time of installation and was advised that you can change plans; up or down, as often as you like.

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    $25 off 50mbps plan but only $15 off 100mbps plan?

  • -2 votes

    Bonus 2Gb/3Gb Mobile Data in this promotion highlights Vodafone Mobile Phone Plans as way too expensive.

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    So how reliable is their uptime?

  • +7 votes

    Telecube offers 100/40 1TB/Unlimited for $69 per month with a $69 set up fee. No lock in contract.

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    Discount for up to 24/months…? So they can legally cancel the discount whenever they please?

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      not if your in a contract

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        Contract doesn't change anything. Contract says minimum monthly charge is $70 and the discount says for upto 24 months.

        Realistically if they did cancel discount you'd have legal grounds to terminate contract early, but you don't have any real legal ground to actually receive the service for the full 24 months at $70/mo.

        Note unlikely this would happen, but is quite pathetic when companies give themselves that much power in contracts.

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          Providing the discount is easier and cheaper than going through the rounds at the tio. I'm sure they're aware

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          @TarquinOliverNimrod:
          Wouldn't make it to TIO, my point is they wouldn't need to break any laws at all to cancel the discount. Little concerning, but no realistic risk for consumers.

          They wouldn't do it due to public backlash it'd bring and the fact they still profit from these plans, but I still like to have in the contract that I'll receive a service at X price for X months with no BS. Not "minimum cost" and "discount may be withdrawn at any time" crap.

  • +3 votes

    The 4g backup is a nice redundancy to have, particularly if running something like an alarm system with Internet monitoring.

    Any idea what their typical peak time speeds are like on their 100Mbps plan? iiNet specifies typical evening speeds of 70.8Mbps, TPG specifies 66.2Mbps, and Optus specifies 60Mbps. However I couldn't find typical evening speeds for Vodafone's 100Mbps plan.

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      Yeah I really want to know too!

      Trying to find the a plan where 100Mbps ~= 100Mbps…

      Otherwise, I might as well just stay on my Telstra Cable which is achieving 92 Mbps….

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    At 12Mbps cap, is that really 4G? Or is that Vodafone’s version of 4G? Pretty sure 3G can reach those back up speeds

    •  

      1.4 or 3Mhz 4G channels.

      Typical channels are 5-20Mhz and most phones combine at least two channels for 50 - 300mbps.

      Edit: I assume 3Mhz channel, theoretical bandwidth 12.3, realistic 11.1mbps.

  • +10 votes

    Why is everyone saying the 4G redundancy is nice just if you have an alarm or own a business? If my wife and I don’t get our evening Netflix fix due to an internet outage there may be pandemonium in my household. We may even have to talk to each other.

    Long story short when NBN comes to my home in 2019 I will definitely be taking advantage of this offer!

    • +5 votes

      *2020

      Always add a year to the date on the NBN website. At least one. Most likely 2-3.

      • +1 vote

        Exactly! My area was scheduled in Q4 2016 and I just got NBN in my area this month.

        It is not NBN really, it was Telstra Fiber Cable, somehow my area masked as adequately served, so it becomes NBN.

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    I have had several dropouts at 1:00am approximately. They don't usually last more than 15 minutes. I've always assumed they were for maintenance.

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    Wonder if there's a sim inside you can rip out and use for unlimited mobile broadband?

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    Does this mean that you can have unlimited broadband outside?

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    Be interested in how much data you can use on the failover ? 24 Month contract is a No deal for me, however great to have the backup. I am on HFC NBN and it drops out frequently (Multiple times per day) sigh Takes 10 minutes to come back so would also be interested in how quickly the 4g kicks in. Anyone have any experience on this..

    I'm actually waiting for NBN to provide this as part of their rollout, because it's not acceptable to have a high rate of disconnections in my opinion, especially as its meant to be superior technology. Hope springs eternal…..

    Anyone on Fibre to the premise ? Is that stable ?

    • +1 vote

      Yep, average speed around 90mgps upload 36mgps with optus, so far no issues at all, drop out only once or twice that I can remember of but I wasn't home at the time, just lost connection on home security system is how I knew it dropped out.

      I did though changed the router, optus original router has terrible WiFi range so had to upgrade.

    • +1 vote

      "so would also be interested in how quickly the 4g kicks in. Anyone have any experience on this.."

      Be interested myself please somebody.

      Constant, no drops 'net vital to me, all these mentions of dropouts are scary. Glad I've delayed switching in a way but will be forced to later this year.

      • +1 vote

        Yes mate hold of it is not worth it at the moment, unless you have a neighbour you can check with, let them churn across first :)

        I am getting nowhere with my dramas. Im with Aussie Broadband who have been great, but they have to open the ticket with NBN and NBN does not care. I opened a case with the TIO, but they cannot touch NBN. I emailed Senator Fifield, who also told me that he followed up with NBN and there was no issue. I sent him the logs of the contant dropouts and cases that are open with NBN. He still insisted no issue. Heads in the sand….. Disappointing to say the least. There are a lot of older folks in my area that now have constantly dropping phone lines due to HFC NBN, local shops with no phone/internet. It's disgraceful. Meanwhile my neighbour that has not churned still has perfect Tesltra cable at 100/2 and foxtel with no issues !!!

        That'll teach me for being an early adopter !!!

        • +1 vote

          I was going to go early myself but getting some bad advice from one ISP and no return call from another plus hints of all is not well put me on the "I'll chase this up later" wagon….then the horror stories started.

          HFC was going to be my route too so double "Phew!!" maybe. Hope your misadventures improve, sounds ugly.

  • +1 vote

    What happens if you unplug the device and take other elsewhere? Unlimited 4G WiFi?

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      I don't think so. Great question!

      As far as I am aware an NBN device is static. But as this device switches to 4G if NBN is down … yes, it certainly does make you wonder.

      Answers please.

      • +1 vote

        every time you disconnect the phone line it lodges a fault on the line so Vodafone will investigate.

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          So definitely not possible to take the 4G with you? That would be nice as!

        • +2 votes

          Voda will really investigate every time the line is pulled out? wow, imagine the man power they would waste given my little 2 yr old discovered the fun of yanking out a line. lol

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          @cloudy:
          Sounds like a typical 2 yo darling there.

          Going to have to work on that star rewards system … pronto! Doesn't necessarily work for all behaviours as they like to keep you on your toes. Good luck! 😉

    • +1 vote

      Oops, it* not “other”

  • +1 vote

    Skymesh is now looking very expensive compared to competitors new offerings eg. TPG and Vodafone $70 unlimited 50mbps.

  • +1 vote

    is that mean, i can have unlimited 4g for $70 a month, until the nbn comes into my area next year?

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      No, definitely not mean. I just upped my Belong NBN to unlimited and put on 12 months contract … $60 pm. After 2+ years of a month to month deal for $55. You would expect a sweetener would be more appealing than $70 pm; well, I would anyway.

  • +1 vote

    Would Skymuster be considered a permanent service disruption ;-)

    Colleague's near-urban family will "never ever get NBN exceot satellite" due to NBN bypassing them for any form of cabled connection and nno fixed wireless.

    Running unlimited 4G would be preferable to sat.

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    So it's backup on the vodafone network.
    Good as long as you have coverage…

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    Meh I'm paying $39 for the same thing no contact. All good in my neck of the woods.

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      buzz Telco? i wish i got on that deal

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        Yup… Might jump on mungi in 12mths time depending on what else is out there at the time. I wouldn't bother with any majors personally. Might make a difference if you're in a congested area.

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