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Vodafone nbn 100mbps - $69/Month for First 6 Months ($89 Thereafter), with No Contract, BYO Modem

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Vodafone have added BYO option to their NBN plans. Critical Information Summary

Same as the post here but no more modem contract
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/451736

The conditions of the BYO plans appear to be the same.

I couldn’t find any options to sign up online so I signed up by chat.

One thing missing will be the 4G backup option. Not sure if you can utilise that option in BYO if you have a Vodafone Wi-Fi hub from somewhere else.

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          It might be that OP's network is a former optus cable area that is now HFC? Maybe?

    • +2 votes

      They do not. They are their own access seeker. That's why they appear in the ACCC reports.

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    Can we use Optus or MyRepublic's NBN modem with Vodafone?

  • +2 votes

    Sorry if I sound stupid but why is the min cost $250 if you bring your own modem?

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      OP said he had to as chat to get the BYO modem.

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      You get the Vodafone hub regardless, it does come with 4G backup if that's important for you.

  • +5 votes

    I joined yesterday. Barely able to get 40mbps at midnight.

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      on a 100 mbps plan?

      • +3 votes

        That's what this plan is so yes.

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      FTTN? Do you know how far you are from the node?

      • +2 votes

        About 500 metres. Called their support today and they told me the max I can get on FTTN is 82 mbps.

        Just tested again now and only got 33 mbps.

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          500 meters is quite far. Do you have NBN before which can compare?

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      You mean Vodafone NBN 100mbps

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    How do I know if my house can use the 100mbps connection. I’m on fttn on the 50mbps plan. I get 50 solid on my pc and around 30-40 on wifi, would it be worthwhile upgrading to 100?

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      You should have received an email from your ISP when you first joined telling you what your line is capable of.
      I did (with iiNet) when I connected my FTTC connection.
      That said, in my new place, I didn't get one when I switched to Aussie so maybe that's just an iiNet thing.

  • +12 votes

    Part of me wants to hop from plan to plan for bargains. Especially with NBN it's so easy to hop.

    However I'm with Aussie BB at the moment and I want to support good business practices.

    • +2 votes

      Ditto but with Superloop.

      • +1 vote

        same here with Superloop. This price is tempting but will wait for more feedback.

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          Same here. connected with super loop before 3 weeks. still under 1 month free plan. Talked to customer care and as per them can exit any time before 28 and don't have to pay anything. Wondering whether i should switch or not for 100 mbps vs 50 mbps:)

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          Same here. $70/mth for 50mbps 500GB on HFC. Superloop has been fantastic but convinced I have occasional local HFC NBN congestion.

    • +7 votes

      I'm in the same position. Yes, savings, but excellent customer service from ABB who actually have technical knowledge and a steady service.

    • +5 votes

      I would try to save money elsewhere and stick with a good one.

      No point to save tens here and with a risk of not having connection for a day or days

  • +1 vote

    Damn… I got stuck with the stupid modem that I don't even use.

    This is a good deal.

    • +1 vote

      You and me both.

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    How reliable is Vodafone NBN?

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      Less reliable than the NBN.

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    Great to see Vodafone waking up with a BYO Modem offer, its about bloody time.
    Currently with Kogan who are a reseller of Vodafone on the AAPT network which is owned by TPG.
    This does not mean TPG retail uses AAPT it means its a business wholesale network I believe.

    Being on HFC speeds are great with Kogan (94/38 routinely) but evenings do have their moments.
    Not so much Nationally, but specifically international, yet its a trade off I myself am happy to make.

    This is a pretty good price so I think I may jump on seeing that its ok to walk away if one chooses.
    Anybody know exactly when does this expire at all?

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      HFC can be that fast? My area has HFC but I thought it slower than DSL so currently just using 4G

      • +5 votes

        Yes it is Fast, much faster than any DSL services.

        Far better than FTTN but not as good as FTTP but depending on your actual modem which is connected to a HFC Arris Modem you can get some speeds into the mid 90's MB as an example I often get 94MB down 38MB up!

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          Which modem do you use? Thanks

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    Will my basic Optus nbn modem work if i switched to Vodafone?

    If anyone has any recommendations on modems please lmk :)

    Thanks in advance

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      It should work. Same network / different retailer

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    temping,currently with Kogan NBN $75.90 a month.

  • +5 votes

    If you're on Vodafone currently you might be able to get a further discount if you "bundle" your plans. I'm currently getting 5% off with 2 connections and if we sign up to NBN it makes it 10% off all connection fees.

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    Anyone got a live chat link? Can't see any mention of it in the contact us page

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      Just follow the link at the top and then it displays on your right side of the screen.
      Or at the bottom right of your screen. Click it open!

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    Well, i just signed up. If its terrible il report back here

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      also, if you can share how much time does it take to get you connected.

      • +2 votes

        Im already connected. It took approximately 3 hours. (I was already with ABB NBN). Im getting 81mbps and 37mbps upload and thats through wifi. So il check later when im home on the LAN speed.

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          great, Thanks! Did you signed up online and used shopback ? I couldn't find the option for no contract while signin up online.

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          Isn’t there 4 weeks notice or something to be given to ABB? Can we simply switch without incurring any charge?

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          What speeds were you getting on ABB, assuming you were on the same plan (100MB plan).

          Was ABB current month fee pro-rated when you cancelled?

          • +1 vote

            @lawyerz: I was on a 50mbps before. I have tried 100mbps previously and i was getting high 80's. So it is a little slower, but my upload is good.

            My ping on battlefield was around 50 but currently sitting at 80. so i need to check that out.

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    Tossing up between this or Kogan (on HFC)…..

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      I just signed up on Kogan 50/20. Free modem (even though apparently my current Telstra modem would work)

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      They're the same connection - Kogan Internet is a resold Vodafone NBN product.

      Unless you have mobile phones on Vodafone, in which case you'd get a bundled 5-20% off the Vodafone NBN plan price, I'd probably just stick with Kogan.

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    Any idea if we can use Telstra's modem gateway for this?

    • +1 vote

      Yes should be fine

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    Cash rewards offers $30 back. Worth a try.

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    Knowing how good and close Aussie BB speeds are to their advertised speeds, would this 100 plan be better than Aussie's 50/20 plan? What are real life evening speeds with Vodafone?

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    where does it say BYO I dont see it .

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    Hi guys. I'm currently on a Telstra plan using their supplied wifi router with 4g Telstra as backup. NBN is FTTC.

    Will my Telstra WiFi router still works if I join this Vodafone? Or I must buy a different WiFi router to use this Vodafone NBN?

    The router is a Telstra gen 2 smart modem by technicolor

    Thanks

    • +1 vote

      Your modem will work with all providers, however, VoIP and the 4G backup won't work on any network other than Telstra.

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    Can I booked it for 2 months in future?

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      You can upon sign up request them not to action it until a certain date. But it probably isn't a good idea for a couple reasons.

      They may forget cause lol vodafone.
      There may be a better deal at the time when you're ready to sign up. These are the normal offers at the moment.

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    Good deal and 4g backup is nonposs at all as it doesn't always work either orb work well depending where you are

  • -1 vote

    Correct me if I'm wrong but if I left after six months, I would need to pay $5 per month for the following 30 months (Wifi hub). That's $150 total which is equivalent to an extra $25 over 6 months. That's $94 a month which is no bargain. I checked with Vodafone and you have to include the wifi hub.

    • +3 votes

      As mentioned in the OP, that isn't the case anymore.

      You can currently only sign up on the phone or chat for BYO plans. With BYO, there is no fees if you leave.

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      Just signed up. I was confused because I only rang them on Wednesday and they told me I had to use the WIFI hub. Thanks people

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    i used this haggle with telstra. Got one month free and then 89 per month with free speed upgrade….

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      Did they just double the 2nd month or what was the original deal?

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        first month was $0. $0 installation The $90 per month is for the unlimited nbn50 plus speed boost which is a discount of $30 per month.

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          Did you call or use livechat? We're just ending our one-month wait on the speed boost after moving to NBN, but couldn't get Telstra to match—the "best" they could do was $90 for unlimited nbn50 + $15 for the speed boost.

          • +1 vote

            @EMSilver: you'll need to try over and over again. They offered me $90/m for NBN50 with speed boost which equals to NBN100 speed but their service was just crap - they can't get me connected for over a week so I went to SL and got connected within a few hours.

          • +1 vote

            @EMSilver: yes live chat was used. i was firm and told them i go vodafone as it was a no brainer deal. 100 vs 50…

            im doing 95 mbps at 8pm so im happy

            • +1 vote

              @drivatruk: Thanks, @r0xz and @drivatruk! Took a few goes on phone and livechat, but immediately got the offer for the $0 speed boost once I spoke to the right person (on the disconnections team, if anyone is wondering). Glad I'm not having to arrange a churn to Vodafone or another provider.

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    Is it easy to switch like energy (e.g sign up with the new provider and the switch will happen without any interruption or installation )? I'm FTTC btw and with Aussie Broadband btw

    • +1 vote

      Check my comment below. Was also with Aussie bb

  • +1 vote

    Been with Vodafone NBN for a few months and no complaint at all.

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    I am with belong and am thinkg of change to other fast one. I wonder I can use my belong modem for other isp.

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      You should be able to. Both Belong and Vodafone use IPoE / DHCP, which means there should be no configuration changes when moving across.

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    Does anyone know how long connection will take? Currently with iiNet.

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      I just signed up 15 mins ago and my connection is active. Didn't have to change anything in my modem supplied by TPG. Getting 92mbps atm on HFC

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        Can you tell us all here, did you leave the Wifi Hub ticked or are you forced to buy it or use it? Or did you by pass that somehow?

        Or is there a Month to Month option upon signing up with BYO modem option?

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          I had the same problem with the wifi hub ticked so I just called up and mentioned it and the sales rep was aware of the deal.

          Had to provide 100 points of ID, they did 2 min credit check and provided payment details and that was that.

          He said the service wouldn't be cut until it was switched over and to then call tech support for the setup details when it does.

          But mine cut off 15 mins later, I logged into the modem, press renew on the internet connection and it got a new IP.

          Speedtest shows provider as vodafone now.

          Hope this helps.

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            @dvsx: Thanks for the insight, think I will give them a bell tomorrow.

            Cheers!

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              @zztrader: I should mention he did say might take 24 hours to switch over so I was quite surprised when it happened in 15 mins.

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            @dvsx: dont u have to give one months notice to TPG before u leave? Otherwise they still charge u a month in advance.

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              @Ryder: I was with Aussie BB but had a modem supplied by TPG.

              Long story short, TPG stuffed me around with installation after I received their modem so I went with Aussie.

              TPG didn't ask for the modem back when I cancelled.

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    Anyone having problems downloading with usenet. Mine seems to be throttling at around 3MBps. Just trying to download a linux ISO

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      It seems to be ok this morning, must have been another problem

  • +1 vote

    Do they implement CGNAT? What about inbound port blocking?

    • +1 vote

      My servers seems to be functioning fine, so no CGNAT

    • +1 vote

      I had CGNAT issues with my PS4 with Aussie BB, always showed NAT Type 3. I did the opt-out back then to get it to NAT Type 2.

      With Voda now and seems nothing has changed, PS4 still showing NAT Type 2.

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    Can anyone tell me why people here keep asking how the speed goes with Vodafone. I believe they are all just retailers managing your accounts. All the hardware are maintained by nbn contractors.

    I signed up targerine at the end of March for the same discounted deal. So it's about time to move onto another 6months deal

    • +2 votes

      CVC is an issue that impacts connection speeds that is unrelated to things like distance from the node, or congestion on the the NBN network.

      There's a bit of an explanation here:
      https://www.whistleout.com.au/Broadband/News/aussie-broadban...

      While CVC is the main cause of slow speeds during peak, there can be other issues. Not all NBN connections are equal. You will likely get much better performance from some internet providers during peak after moving off Tangerine. There seems to be lots of complaints of congestion during peak times on Whirlpool.

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        thanks. so the resellers buy certain amount of bandwidth from nbn to be shared by its customers. cheap retailers might oversell their limited resources.

        my peak speed with tangerine was poor at the beginning but seems improved lately. getting 6M/s on the 100plan.

    • +3 votes

      Can anyone tell me why people here keep asking how the speed goes with Vodafone. I believe they are all just retailers managing your accounts. All the hardware are maintained by nbn contractors.

      The NBN is basically just the ‘last mile’ infrastructure, everything past the POI is up to the RSP (ie. the actual connection to the internet). Here’s a representation of it that I grabbed from Superloop’s website

      So the choice of RSP makes a massive difference.

      This isn’t the same as a retailer for your power or gas who are literally just the people billing you to supply it.

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        thanks for explaining

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    I signed up a few months ago and have been super happy with voda, consistent speeds and always connected, needs some MW6 to help spread it though

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    Can we schedule the connection 5 months in advance?

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      Why would you want to do that, and not just sign up then?

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        Because I just joined Tangerine and they have been good to me and I still have credit in my account, and will not utilise the speed until next year. Tonpay an extra $10/month for a better speed is a bargain, but if I am not going to use it, it is a waste.

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    just tried to sign up but realized the hub is bundled with the plan and we have to pay for the balance if exit early.

    so according to this thread we have to chat with vodafone to remove the hub so the plan is obligation free. But would that lose the $30 cashback by cashrewards?

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      Correct

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    Could anyone please let me know if this modem will work with vodafone and isn't bound to optus in anyway?

    https://devicehelp.optus.com.au/sagemcom/f-st-3864ac-windows...

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    FYI - Spoke to Vodafone, they wont let you use static IP, rather dynamic IP, if that impacts anyone who was looking at this deal..

  • +1 vote

    Joined 2 months ago and very happy with their service/speeds. Get around 93.5mbps down and 37mbps up. Only complaint is the crappy Vodafone hub which still uses 100mbps ethernet

  • +1 vote

    I am with Optus cable broadband, our premise is NBN ready.
    Some people said NBN will provide the modem, I just need to buy a router.
    So if I sign up with this Vodafone NBN, will NBN tech provide me with a free modem?
    Do I choose BYO modem or I have to pay for modem with Voda?
    Thanks

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      I think for FTTP and HFC connection you just need the router. For FTTN you need modem and router