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$90p/m Telstra NBN50, Smart Modem Gen 2, First Month Free and $100 JB Hi-Fi Gift Card @ JB Hi-Fi

2010

Came across this deal at the Brisbane City JB Hi Fi Store. I signed up as my current ISP doesn’t perform too well at peak periods (I’m currently getting around 15-20mb and I pay for NBN100 on FTTP)

New / Port-in Customers Only

Telstra NBN 50
Unlimited Data
Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2 (with 4G back-up)
First Month Free
$100 JB Hi Fi Gift Card
All for $90 p/m

Note: Modem at no additional charge unless you cancel before 24months, just pay the remaining cost of the Modem to cancel early

I’m not sure when this expires as the store rep said there is no end date and can be pulled anytime, nor do I know if this is at all stores as I wasn’t able to locate this offer searching online.

Not a bad deal at all. The Modem is a really good one and can be used later on (will need to self configure if going to another ISP).

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closed Comments

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    PRICE in title

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    Your FTTP speed during peak periods sucks. What is your current ISP?

  • +6 votes

    15-20mb and I pay for NBN100 on FTTP

    Try the dial-up deal posted a few days ago…

  • +11 votes

    Is this really a good deal? Aussie broadband is $11 per month cheaper

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    Note: Modem cost is calculated at $9/month if you terminate earlier than 24 months.

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    How long is the contract for?

  • +3 votes

    Doesnt seem a great deal, still on the Kogan $58 a month 50mbps - speeds are fine.

    • +1 vote

      I am shopping around at the moment
      Could you please kindly tell me more about your experience with Kogan?
      How's their speed in peak?
      Any drop out?
      How fast did they connect your service?
      Is there anything you like and don't like?
      Thanks!

      • +1 vote

        I was with Kogan for at least 3 months, excellent speeds and ping, always maxed out my connection.
        Only had one drop out.
        Was connected on the same day as ordering or the next day, can't remember.
        Excellent service, only thing I didn't like was no Australian based call centre.

    • +1 vote

      I'm with Kogan, and my speeds are pretty ordinary (15-20Mbps on 50Mbps plan) through WiFi. I'm figuring it's because the MODEM is just a free one when I signed up. What MODEM would get me up around the 42Mbps they advertise? Otherwise, I can't fault them.

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        It depends on what connection is available to your premises. If you've got fibre to the node it'll depend on how far away you are from the node and the condition of the copper cable from the node to your premise.
        The max speed available to my premises is just under 50mbps. I'm using the Kogan modem too, I'll have up to 4 devices connected at once and no problems.

      • +1 vote

        I'm on Kogan never have any problems with speed I'm on 50mbit FTTP Just ran a speed test 43mbit/18mbit

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        Easy - try the speedtest while you're cabled in with a LAN connection, then try again without.

        If the WiFi is significantly lower, it's crappy WiFi.

        If you want to know what you're REALLY getting to your house always test with a cable.

        Modem/routers CAN make a difference to the speed, but I've found typically only 6-7Mbps which doesn't explain why you're still nowhere near 50Mbps.

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    this says speed boost $0, is this boosting from 25mbps to 50? Or 100?

  • +8 votes

    why is it a bargain?
    most competitors offer NBN50 for $65-$70, free modem included

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      The $100 gift card and the $90 free month.

      • +10 votes

        but "Modem cost is calculated at $9/month if you terminate earlier than 24 months"
        so basically it's a 2 year contract for NBN 50 only, not NBN 100,
        $86.25/m with a $100 JB Gift card, which you can get it for the cost of $80 when Coles runs a promotion.
        just a rip off…

  • +9 votes

    This isn't a deal, this is a ripoff.

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      Yep, "Smart" probadly means a modem that knows who its owners are and is locked down tighter than a politician's conscience…

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        Be warned, Telstra smart modem gen 2 is supplied by two different manufacturers. If you get the Technicolor DJA0231 you are in luck. If you get the other you are in for dropouts slow speeds and nbn hell. Strangely both are sold in the same packaging. Whirlpool is your friend.

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    FYI, Vondafone is offering NBN with 4G backup for $69/month, Free modem and installation.
    You also get 6 month $20 off for their $89/month plan right now.
    https://www.vodafone.com.au/nbn

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    This post is a deal if you have decided to go with Telstra NBN rather than the other providers (who are obviously cheaper but ?speed). You get a $100 JB gift card and save $90 on the first month compared to joining up directly with Telstra. I recently joined with Telstra on the same plan but without these bonuses, but am happy with the speeds (46mbps peak) compared to my previous ADSL speed of 4mbps

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    Your speeds are not right. I'm getting 70mbps on FTTN with the node being as far away as it possibly can on a busy street.

    • +1 vote

      " node being as far away as it possible"

      Unless someone has suspended the Laws of Physics especially for you, then you would be getting 25mbps if the node was as far away as the maximum it could be while NBN will connect you…

      • +1 vote

        It can be that bad? I thought pretty much everyone under FTTN could at least handle 50mbps.

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          Min speed is 25mbps not 50

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            @ozbloke36: really? so you're telling me some poor soul thinking they are gonna get on that 100mbps plan won't even end up getting 50mbps? lmao

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              @Lolno234: Correct, FTTN is beyond bad and old tech, should have never been rolled out.

              Think I read somewhere less than half of the FTTN customers can get 50mpbs, less than 1% can get 100mbps.

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                @ozbloke36: I wonder how much they truly 'saved' by doing this. I reckon that the cost to replace the copper will end up costing much more than if they had just done it in one go thanks to labor costs. I knew from the start that people were getting well under 100mbps on their 100FTTN plan, but I never knew it could go under 50mbps

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          Yep.
          We pay for 50 and get 35 line speed.
          Only pay for 50 so we can get more than 25.

  • +2 votes

    This is not a Deal. You can get 50 Mbps Exetel for 59 a month! The cheapest and best out of all NBN vendors.

  • +1 vote

    TPG 100mb for $89

    • +7 votes

      100mb

      Woah that'll be used up in a few minutes…

    • -1 vote

      TPG 100mb for $89

      I'd use that up in 5 minutes…

    • +1 vote

      Big NO to TPG

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        Anyone can shed any light on why I should stay away from TPG NBN?

        • +1 vote

          Crap service. I complained 3 times with TIO. Always drop outs

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            @Unavailable: Bad infrastructure on your side isn't a reason to bag them.

            I haven't had a single issue with tpg at 3 different houses. Have 18mbps down via adsl 2 and only just getting nbn installed soon

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              @asa79: You will learn the hard way then…!

              Stay on ADSL2+ as long as you can…

              TPG NBN sux balls…

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                @Bunsen: But what NBN infrastructure do you have? FTTP, FTTN, FTTC or HFC

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                    @Bunsen: Ok, I'm HFC here, so will see how it goes, getting installed on Thursday, but I also stated during sign up if i dont get full speed that cost for that month will be only based on the next plan down

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                      @asa79: Best of luck…

                      It's not just TPG though, i'm erring towards the NBN terminal is causing most issues..??

                      When the tech was installing mine, the first NBN unit failed Out-Of-Box, wouldn't sync up, the 2nd 1 he got synced fine… Not a good look/first impression…

                      Beware also, once u churn over u cant go back to ADSL, at that premises anyway..

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                        @Bunsen: I'm having that fight at moment with telstra and NBN, as my folks are on Telstra Cable and the NBN is FTTC, and they will have to go from 100mb cable to 50mb FTTC

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                @Bunsen: NBN HFC is set up now from TPG and speedtest showing 94MB down and 34MB for $89 a month

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        Who is better then?

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          Aussie broadband seem to be popping up in forums alot, as does Exetel's name..

          Do some research on Whirlpool forums… :)

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      TPG 100mb for $89

      Add $99.95 to have no contract, or be locked into an 18 month contract.

      Connection fees should be dead in the NBN era.

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        99 is for the the home phone calls etc. Have a look again

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          No, no it isn’t. Your comprehension skills really need work

          It’s clearly written on their site 🙄🙄🙄 Have a look again.

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            @Porthos: I just signed up yesterday for $89. Becuase I was an existliting customer they gave me free install and no contract

            http://tpg.com.au/nbn

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              @asa79: Well done, but not applicable to the majority of people like you were trying to claim.

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                @Porthos: What are you on about? All plans have a set up fee, as its the cost of the modem, show me an isp that doesnt have one???

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                  @asa79:

                  What are you on about? All plans have a set up fee, as its the cost of the modem, show me an isp that doesnt have one???

                  There are a heap of RSP’s who don’t have any connection fee and contract.

                  *Aussiebroadband
                  *Superloop
                  *Exetel (they have a no contract offer with no connection fee, you just pay $10 more a month on their 50/20 compared to if you go on a 12 month contract)
                  *Leaptel
                  *Spintel
                  *Tangerine Telecom
                  *Mate Communicate
                  *Kogan (Even on Kogan they have no connection fee or contract and even give you a modem as well)

                  That’s just off the top of my head as there’s more. Not saying all of these RSP’s are any good, but I’ve been with both Aussie and Superloop who are both far above TPG.

                  And no, the price you pay isn’t ‘just for the modem’. Take a look at the TPG site, if you move you once again have to pay the $99.95 fee to stay out of contract, doesn’t say anything about including a modem again.
                  For the majority of people they won’t require another modem (especially not some junk TPG would send you where you could easily just grab an unused TG799 off eBay/Gumtree for $20 which is infinity better than what TPG supply, albeit with VOIP locked to Telstra).

                  Also forgot to mention they charge $10 for delivery of the modem (even if you don’t want it) as well as their $20 ‘deposit’ for the VOIP (even if you don’t use it).

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                    @Porthos: I just had my TPG NBN hooked up and getting 94MB speed so pretty happy with that. Not sure if others will give you that quick.

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                      @asa79:

                      I just had my TPG NBN hooked up and getting 94MB speed so pretty happy with that.

                      Wow, you’re getting 94Mbps to a local server in the middle of the day, groundbreaking 🙄🙄🙄

                      Not sure if others will give you that quick.

                      Basically any RSP will give you that during the middle of the day. Wait for during peak times, routing, international speeds etc. There’s so much more to an internet connection, but no point trying to explain it to you. Enjoy TPG.

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    I am paying $99 for Telstra and stuck with them for another 18 months. But I get free FOXTEL Now

  • +1 vote

    Hmm for the same price,I get no contract 100/40
    (on HFC I get ~90/38 in peak - currently 93/39 to Melb, 90/35 tri London, 91/32 LA)
    $90/mth no contract, local support (not 24/7)
    Superloop

    Not sure why you’d choose Telstra.

  • +2 votes

    Just talk to Telstra and get them to throw in the 100mbps speed pack for free, easy. It'll take a bit of work, so save your live chat logs and take down references, but I'm paying 90 for unlimited 100mbps HFC, with the smart gen 2 4g modem

  • +6 votes

    When will Telstra wake up! most expensive and still locking suckers up for 24months.. don't bother go AussieBB and never look back !

    • -5 votes

      Yeah all the data out there saying Telstra NBN the fastest but cheap skates will never have the privilege at least know as you plug along with your slow sheet :)

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    Can anyone comment on 4G back up download speeds? For Gen 1 modem I think it was 6Mbps downlands and 1 Mbps uploads. Is it same for Gen 2 modems?

    • +3 votes

      It's still the same, 6/1 Mbps. You'll need to make sure that the modem is in a good location for signal. It has an LED to show you if it's in a Poor/Good/Excellent location. It's a backup so you can still browse the internet, it's just not lightning fast. Probably just watch a movie in SD on Netflix/Stan.

  • +5 votes

    Hey op don't take the negs hard, they are aimed at the deal and Telstra, not you.
    Thanks for taking the time to post a deal :).

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    Just get Superloop 100m for the same price.. better speed and better customer service

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