expired Aussie Broadband - 1st Month Free on All NBN Plans (New Customers Only)

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Aussie Broadband are offering 1 month for free on all NBN plans until the end of December.

New customers only.

Use code PERFECT during the online sign up or over the phone.

If the website is saying the code is invalid then you will need to call.

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    Any link to the T&C's? as they usually have conditions (e.g. is it valid on 25/5 plans or ones with data limits?)

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      Can't find any mention of this having to be done on the contracted plans.

      Just went through the order process and it didn't complain. Looks like you could score a free month and cancel afterwards..

  • -1 vote

    Was a fanboy but my wireless has gone to shit. Avg 2-6 at night now where was a solid 46-48.

  • +1 vote

    NBN skipped my house on my street a few years ago and I cannot get them to fix the issue. I'm stuck with ~1.2Mpbs whilst my neighbours have 40-80Mpbs

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      If you’re in a FTTP area and on friendly terms with your neighbors, you could get a connection on one of your neighbours’ UNI-D ports then use a PtP Ubiquity system to transmit the signal to your place

      • +4 votes

        Did that with my ADSL2+ for my neighbours, years ago. Cat6 over the fence. Could've done 1000x better. But it cost me 10min & $10

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      Did they give you a reason?

      What NBN tech is in your suburb?

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      In exact same boat as you, except my neighbours have 100/40 FTTC.

      AussieBB have done their best with support and escalation but it comes down to NBN incompetence.

  • +1 vote

    I just switched to them for 2 months now and I must say internet is at promised speed even at night. I got the 100/40 speed and my actual is normally 95-96/39 even at high peak time. I haven't actually talked to any staff so don't know the customer service experience but the product is good. Hope this helps :)

  • +2 votes

    I got a free month in October while there was no free month promotion at that time. I started sign up process online and left the page without completing. Next day I got a call from sales team, asked them for free month and they were happy to give it :)

  • +1 vote

    As per the linked Ad above https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/422755#comment-6688580
    …this offer applies only to the Unlimited NBN Plans.

  • +3 votes

    Here for the "why don't existing customers get this" comments

  • -3 votes

    happy customer here! signed up my parents yesterday, now i have to ask them to give them this offer, hope they can sort it easily, otherwise cancel and resign up :/

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    Pardon the question I don't have NBN and looking to get it but why would you use these guys and pay eg 500gb nbn50 for $74, whereas exetel has the same for $59?

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      that's like saying why would you pay CBA 4% homeloan when Reduce Homeloan offering 3.4%

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        Well if you're using that analogy it's more like cba 4% and reduce 3% based on price ratio difference.
        But I take your point… Just that I don't think exetel are your reduce home loan in this comparison.
        And at the end of the day since it's all the same network (?? More or less) is great tech support but same product worth 25% more?
        I actually curious as I put in an aussie broadband NBN application literally 30 min ago and my bro tells me there's a plethora cheaper. Apart from exetel there's optus at $60…im sure more too.
        What have these guys got that is worth that much extra?
        Genuinely curious as to whether I should cancel my application and go with exetel

        • +6 votes

          That's the 'beauty' of NBN , unlike adsl2+ where apple is apple,
          nbnco sell CVC bandwidth (virtual limitation just to recoup the rollout cost) to ISP
          so any ISP can buy more or less depending what they fancy to save $$$ or not.

          ABB have a policy of stop taking anymore customers when subscription reached 80% of their threshold.

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          its all the same infrastructure up to a certain point but then it's not all the same network. NBN just acts as a circuit but every ISP is required to provide their own backhaul bandwidth (or use a wholesaler) and CVC… so NBN just supplies the infrastructure up to a certain point, ISPs supply the rest of the infrastructure and the internet bandwidth basically so they definitely aren't all equal… as many peoples experience can attest.

    • +7 votes

      Aussie BB don't over-allocate and purchase enough CVC to basically ensure that stated NBN speeds are being met (or really close too).

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        Ok Point taken. But if exetel advertise 'typical evening speed is 43mbps (on nbn50) ' that is legally based on true stats, no?
        (btw I'm. No exetel fanboy. They just happen to be one of the top whistleout results when I was looking at alternatives)

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          Go for Exetel then. Stay with them if your happy and get the evening speeds you're hapoy with (is that for your local neighbourhood or their national average?).

          The thing that convinced me with ABB was all the stories oh how good their network is (it just works) and their customer service. I signed up a few months ago and it's been true.

          IMHO $15/mth (or 50c/day) more for internet that works & works well is a no brainer to me. But if you're happy with Exetel for less, then you're not a true Ozbargainer if you didn't choose them.

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          I think everything comes down to personal experience. There's been many individual cases of ISPs not meeting their advertised speeds, ect. And I hear many users complain about both exetel and aussie broadband. You should trial exetel yourself if you're looking to save some extra bucks.

        • +1 vote

          You are talking to a lot of ABB fanboys here.

          So Exetel, my problem with them is pretty average customer service. And low priority to download speeds, so getting slower downloads of games when speed test seems high.

          But it is interesting to note, inspite if ABB claiming they are not congested because they stop selling once close to max, they still lose out on speed results to TPG. According to the ACCC speed testing results. So I guess TPG buys even more CVC than ABB, shrugs.

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            @cloudy: or TPG QoS the speedtest traffic so it's gets a higher priority.

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              @supabrudda: Yea, coz it knows the users and traffic use of those users of the random thousand volunteers that sign up.

              Cmon bro, if it was that easy to fudge you don’t think Optus, Telstra and gasp Myrupblic would be on it? To get the bragging rights?

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                @cloudy: same as they do for speedtest.net thousands of users…but they know the destination, so QoS the traffic going there.

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                  @supabrudda: Yep, 100%. You want proof, go to fast.com when your internet is shit. The servers are Netflix hosted and you'll always get top speed to it, even when everything else is failing.

                  Prioritisation at work.

  • +1 vote

    Sponsored by the "Who the f* cares about existing customers?" department.

    • +1 vote

      Go get a better deal elsewhere then? It's a free country. Maybe they are already offering the best price they can for the service they provide.

      People whinge about companies like Telstra where you have to have 12 monthly battles with chat staff to get discounts re applied and then people whinge about companies that offer their best price and that's the end of the story, no discounts for anyone. I really don't think new customers getting their first month free is something to be concerned about. You obviously can't please everyone though.

    • -1 vote

      The reality is, you are paying a higher price so they offer new customers a discount.

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    Yeah I'm getting a little bit over Aussie myself…. have had a few billing discrepancies and a few nights when I've only been hitting around 35Mbps on 50/20 plan.. Yes I'm being picky, but Aussie market themselves on a "no congestion" premium service hence why their one of the more expensive providers (granted they are also connected to all 121 POIs)

    Any suggestions for a provider in the $60 range that won't go out of business like Mungi.

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      I've heard that mate (letsbemates.com.au) is decent

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      People pay a premium because it makes them feel like they are consuming a premium product.

      Fact is you can go discount ISP and get the same results.

      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/421750

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        Fact is you can go discount ISP and get the same results.

        https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/421750

        Huh? You link to that post yet your first reply is

        I’m currently on Exetel, I just made a post on whirlpool how my blizzard downloads are getting throttled yet my Speedtest results are normal. It’s so annoying

        By the way my Battle.net downloads are always full speed with Aussie (6-6.1MB/s).

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          I didn’t say all discounters are the same. I’m cut I’m stuck with Exetel and a neighbor I spoke to with TPG gets great speeds, and after some research realised why.
          To be fair I pay $40 per month, how much do you pay?

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            @cloudy:

            I didn’t say all discounters are the same.

            You literally said you can go to a discount ISP and get the same result as a premium ISP?

            To be fair I pay $40 per month, how much do you pay?

            I pay $59/month for the first 6 months for 50/20 Unlimited. You’re on a 12/1 100GB plan, not really comparable at all.

            TPG you can save $10 a month off AussieBB for the 50/20 plan, but either have to pay $99 for no contract or sign up for a 18 month contract for no connection fee. I know which one I’d rather.

            • -1 vote

              @Porthos: You literally said you can go to a discount ISP and get the same result as a premium ISP? And i mean it.

              You made a point about how fast your net is, I made a point about the price premium. Ofcourse my point is that its not comparable. You went ahead to agree with me, without trying to agree, lol.

              You would go for the slower ISP, i get it.

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                @cloudy: You need to learn to quote as well as construct a coherent sentence.

                As I said though, enjoy your slow battle.net downloads and 100GB download limit on that 12/1 connection whilst saving a couple of dollars a month.

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                  @Porthos: ouch, that almost hurt me feelings, I cbb qouting on mobile, and i really don't care if it means its harder for you to read.

                  I have no qualms with 12/1 connection.

                  And sure it seems like a few dollars a month, but its roughly 7500 savings over a lifetime. So I can't be unhappy that I save that much to have a slow download of a game ozbargain says i should try.

                  You don't get rich paying 50% more.

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                    @cloudy:

                    ouch, that almost hurt me feelings, I cbb qouting on mobile, and i really don't care if it means its harder for you to read.

                    I'm glad that I only almost did, the last thing I'd want is to ever upset some random on the internet.

                    I have no qualms with 12/1 connection.

                    Awesome. So why are you on this ABB deal again…? Seems you just enjoy trolling their deals because a slow speed suits you.

                    And sure it seems like a few dollars a month, but its roughly 7500 savings over a lifetime. So I can't be unhappy that I save that much to have a slow download of a game ozbargain says i should try.

                    Ah wow, you're one of those people who claim mythical savings over a lifetime.

                    You don't get rich paying 50% more.

                    You don't get rich by 'saving' a few dollars a month on one bill. You've already shown your budget provider can't even supply your advertised speeds on Battle.net, have to wonder what else they don't give you full speeds on as well.

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                      @Porthos: Sorry, i didnt realise I have to be a fan to be here. Musta missed the msg somewhere.

                      Mythical savings, yes it may be, to those who dont understand the value of money. Let me ask you how much is $19 per month worth to you, today?

                      Yes, they dont believe battlenet speeds. I also do wonder what else they dont give full speeds. I'll let you know once i find out since you sound intrigued.

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    Been signed up to Aussie BB for a while but I have to say, their NBN rates don't seem to be that competitive anymore when a phone line is required.

    Family is looking to sign up and Telstra, who are also a tier 1 provider (and apparently provide connection quality above all others IIRC), have unlimited @ 50 Mbps with calls included for $89 vs $99 at Aussie. Sure it's under a 24-month contract with a $99 connection fee but that difference would be made up in 10 months. And the Telstra plan also comes with a 4G backup modem for data + calls, Air and a free Home Mini.

    I was surprised to see this considering Telstra have always been far and away the most expensive provider for internet since forever.

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      Just saying but the 4g backup modem is terrible. The actual backup is restricted to 6 down 1 up, and the phone service does not work on it.

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      Telstra is currently running a promotion (until end of Feb 2019) with free connection on the month to month casual plan at $89/month (unlimited download) with free phone calls including mobile calls (except 13 numbers), and a free gen2 modem plus free goggle home mini. I was tempted but I don't have NBN yet but this promo was applicable to ADSL too.

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        Where did o you that free connection promotion? I still see $240 casual fee for casual plan or 99 connection fee for 24 months

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    I assume this can be combined with a referral bonus?

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      Yeah this would be good to know. I've referred about 4 or 5 people now. I used to get $99 (free month on my 100/40 plan) but now its $50 for me and $50 for the person I have referred which is fair, it's so the person joining gets something as well. If I could refer someone and get my $50 credit and have them get their entire month free that would be good for the person I referred.

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      Yeah, but only the referer gets the credit. The person signing up only gets the free month.

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        That's good! The referrer is getting a free month which is worth $55 to $99 depending on the plan they choose. It's always a credit on your bill, they don't send you a cheque for cash or anything like that.

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          This code only applies to the unlimited plans as far as I can tell.

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          Ok update, saw on WP it's valid for any plan they have, but if it's not accepted you'll need to call up their sales team

          The PERFECT promo can be used for any nbn plan available to new customers only, you may need to call up if it's saying invalid. I've advised sales that this can be applied to any nbn plan. The promo cannot be used in conjunction with another promo. The refer-a-friend can be used to give the referrer credit, but the new customer must choose between the PERFECT promo or the $50 refer a friend credit. They cannot get both. This is in our terms and conditions of the Refer-A-Friend program.

          https://www.aussiebroadband.com.au/referafriend/

          Hope that helps clarify things.

          So seems online it only accepts it for the Unlimited plans but not if you call them. Although when it's a free month you'd be a bit silly to not just go the 100/40 Unlimited plan, even if your connection can't support it (or 50/20 for Fixed Wireless).

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    Says PERFECT is invalid promo code
    ** Does it only work on unlimited plans?

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      It works only on unlimited plans. However, if you don't actually want to continue with the Unlimited plan after the free month, all you have to do is login and change the plan to something else.

    • +1 vote

      Update..

      The PERFECT promo code can be used on all NBN plans. If the website is saying it's invalid then you will need to call.

  • +1 vote

    Just commenting to check but this means if you join ABB you basically don't pay any connection fees and essentially get a month for $0? If so then this is an amazing bargain.

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    Y always new customers.

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    I have a letter from ABB saying same deal but promo code is SAYNOMORE

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    Noob question but I have signed up to the 24 month "contract" which provides the modem for free. Do i need to go out and buy a router as well?

    • +1 vote

      No you don't. The Netcomm is a modem and router all in one device.

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        Thanks for that. The person in the site chat told me it would cost x amount of money with a 130 dollar delivery fee. Which I feel is a typo. It confused me so needed to clear that up

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    Apparently I'm getting charged a 1 off fee of 25 dollars for delivery of modem. Or it could be the fetch box

  • +1 vote

    Just changed over from Telstra after they put my bill up $30pm (no free 100/40 speed pack anymore) after my 24 month contract was finished. So painless to change with the FTTP NBN, literally just got an email saying plug into port 2 on the wall box and I reset the modem and now all online with Aussie BB 😁… Speed test results even marginally faster… Was 92/37 now 94/38 😊

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    I am with Telstra cable now, NBN HFC, wantirna south. Any advice on which NBN provider to use in my area? Telstra is too expensive for existing client to switch to NBN. They charge modem and connection fee $240.

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      Go on Aussie Broadband and build your own NBN plan with no contract.

      TPG might suit your needs price wise.

      Existing Telstra customers can move to NBN with no connection fee.

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