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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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  • +3 votes

    Funny how the same deal w/o the jb gift card just last month got 52 positives and no negs:

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/461116

    Wording is everything.

    • -3 votes

      Nope… people are becoming NBN aware :) Soon so called NBN will be overtake by 5G…

      • +2 votes

        No matter what the POTENTIAL for 5G is, it is still a shared medium with even less range than 4G in most cases. On Fri/Sat/Sunday nights I'm enjoying a huge 2Mbps on my fixed wireless NBN tower during congestion. Obviously that's 4G but I see it being no different for 5G unless capacities are hugely increased per tower. Can only go as fast as total capacity into the tower divided by the number of users on that tower.

        Do some googling on 5G specifically in the cities/regions that already have it.

        So far it's not all that it's cracked up to be.

        I think with 5G they're going to have to build even more towers. You cannot change the laws of physics.

        Not saying they won't do that but I think IF 5G will be this magical medium it's going to take quite a while to get the infrastructure right. And I mean YEARS.

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      LMAO!!!

  • +8 votes

    Thanks, Wystri Warrick, appreciate that.

    I totally get it guys, you wanna make sure you get every bang for your buck. With NBN now, the competition is wide open for some amazing deals from so many companies. I found this to be a 'deal' for me and thought others might too. I'm with Tangerine and speeds aren't good. I have been with AussieBB and they were great, their service and speeds were good. Whatever your circumstance, shop around, negotiate if you can, spend what's within your budget, get the best value you can for you. Not all ISP's are for everyone, some have great speeds and/or prices and inclusions, some don't. I shop at JB every now and then so the $100 gift card is a deal for me. I have the first month free, deal for me, and a great modem to pair up with my mesh wifi and one that I'll keep and use with other providers, again deal for me. I love Ozbargainers, truthful comments, experiences and most importantly, trying to find the bargain for them. If this deal is for you, great. If not, great. Either way, happy streaming, gaming, surfing and everything in between :)

  • +3 votes

    Or just go to Aussie BB with the usual discounts for new users and get up to 100/40….

  • +1 vote

    Can't wait to get a router that enables Telstra Air by default allowing any Telstra user to use my internet. Oh wow.

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      Disabling "Smart Mesh" and setting the 2.4ghz and 5ghz networks to different bandwidths appeared to have disabled it for me - setting the 2.4ghz network to 20Mhz and the 5Ghz network to 80Mhz.
      Now under the "Telstra Air" menu, it should say this:
      "Telstra Air Status DOWN"

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      I’m pretty sure they ask you when you sign up now whether you want it enabled or not (it’s controlled through your account, not router)

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    I pay $79 per month for 100/40 unlimited ans its what i get.

    Barefoot telecom

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    Maybe for 100mbps, for 50- nope.

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    So far I have tried, Mungi, AussieBB, Kogan and I have found AussieBB is best from all of them. I have always been on NBN50.

    Mungi: Their international speeds were good, but sad they went bankrupt. I was on their NBN50 plan for $59/month for lifetime. They than increased price to $65/month.
    AussieBB: They are expensive but I always get great speeds. It has also got very good international speeds and they manage their CVC very well. (6 months on $59/month promo when mungi shut down) and now currently on $79/month
    Kogan: Not so great as I always had issues watching Twitch streams at 1080p. It will go to 360p and 480p which is horrible to watch. To narrow down if it's the internet speed they upgraded me to NBN100 for a day to see and still had streaming issues.

    So finally I gave up and went back to AussieBB. With AussieBB I have no speed issues anytime of the day.

    I guess speedtests to local server helps you to determine your internet speed but for me steaming speeds means a lot. I have even read on news that there is a propostion to introduce an STREAMING TAX for streaming services like Netflix link here

    So it narrows down to, you get what you pay for. I hope this helps.

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      So you haven’t tried telstra? For $11 more per month you get 4G back up and (presumably) a ‘premium’ connection above ABB. The $100 gift card from this deal averages down the difference between telstra and ABB also.

      Also everyone piles on telstra for sh*tty support (as a point in the negative column for telstra), but personally I’ve always found their 24/7 online chat to be the best support. I had a lot of trouble getting my FTTN connection completed (took 4 nbn appointments - which is nbn’s fault, not telstra) and I had the best customer service I ever had. Instantly assigned a case manager who would check in with me at least twice a day (almost too much!). Plus no real outage either with the 4G backup - could stream Netflix, do work from home, everything.

      YMMV (naturally) but I definitely am glad I connected through telstra, very happy with the 4G backup. Cost can always be better but pricing is way better than it was.

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        "and (presumably) a ‘premium’ connection above ABB"

        References please? It is my understanding that NBNCo provides EQUAL service to all RSPs, it was one of the mandatory use cases for building the NBN in the first place.

        As long as the RSP's buy the required CVC, and have fast switching equipment at their end, no RSP should be quicker than the other.

        This Telstra "premium" thing is a false assumption. In fact TPG, ABB are consistently a faster connection.

        https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/internet-landline-services...

        Telstra were the first comms provider in Australia, so there's still a bucketload of loyalty and I get that, but they are absolutely not the best in either service OR speed.

        In NBN anyway, I concede they have the best mobile network.

      • +1 vote

        With FTTP, you should never need to contact the provider ever again.

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    This is not a bargain. See Superloop NBN for an example - & a better network.

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    Uncapped Speeds ?? So its 100+ max like Telstra cable ?

    • +1 vote

      The speed is 50/20, "uncapped" is just something they've said which doesn't actually mean anything.

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    What's your feedback on gen 2 modem?
    I found gen 1 is slightly better in wifi

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      Whirlpool users say gen 2 5mhz wifi excellent 2.4mhz wifi significantly worse than gen 1.

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      VOIP settings locked to Telstra.

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    What's the process to upgrade to 100/40 once you sign up? I've hard it can be pretty difficult on FTTN especially.

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    Can the 4G SIM be used outside the provided modem? Asking for a friend.

    • +1 vote

      No it can't

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    Have anyone tried Exetel NBN50? I have it at my work and it seems alright and I have also tested several international servers and speeds pretty decent.

    I have heard they use Optus as their CVC backhaul.

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    Also the new Telstra smart modem is absolute rubbish,

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      RRP $218, $30 to $40 brand new on ebay or gumtree says it all.

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    There should be option to opt out of so called free modem and BYO to avoid cancellation charge.

    No mention of max cancellation charge within contract period. Not really a bargain when competition is cheaper with better deals.

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    👍

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    For those too lazy to do the maths, this works out to around $73 a month over 24 months, factoring in the first free month, $100 card (taken at full cash value), and cost of modem. This isn't bad, but I'm paying $69.95 a month for Telstra 100 Mbps cable (which I'm sure will transfer over to NBN100 at some point).

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      of course this isn't bad but competition is faring better with no contract and cheaper plans

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      How did you get that price? Looking at cable prices here, the cheapest I can find is Telstra $75pm for 200GB.

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        Over the phone, told them I don't need/want the phone line. They said there's a cheaper plan that they don't advertise, which is just internet and no phone line. I'm actually only paying 49.95, don't know why I got another 20 off normal price but I'm not complaining.

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          Damn, I talked to live chat, phone and in store and they all told me that Telstra no longer offers the standalone cable and must be bundled with a home phone line.

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            @do minator: That's a shame. They told me over the phone that the plan was 79.95 a month for unlimited, which is what I agreed to. Then I find that my bills say it's 69.95 discounted down to 49.95. Weird.

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    I need to sign up to NBN asap. I need help from those signed up with Kogan or Aussie BB. Do I signup online or can I call them to signup? After signing up, do they tell us when is the installation? I am in HFC NBN. Please help. Thank you.

  • +1 vote

    Telstra is a rip off. Aussie broadband all the way!

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    Is it possible to get this deal without getting the modem?

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    Excuse me if the answer to this is right in front of my face… (Someone has to play the ditzy blonde lol)
    Can you only get this deal in a JB HIFI store or is there a link I missed somewhere to sign up online??

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    is this still on offer?