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1 Month Free on 25/10, 50/20, 100/20, 100/40, 250/25, 1000/50 nbn Plans (New Customers Only) @ Aussie Broadband

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Works for most plans, even gigabit.

Obviously you cannot apply this code alongside other longer term codes like the "$x off per month for the first 6 months" ones if you're looking for a longer term relationship.

You'll also need proper hardware to take full advantage of gigabit. That's everything from the last mile NBN infrastructure leading to your house, the router (lower end ones that work fine for ADSL and lower tier NBN might choke when flooded with gigabit) and even your motherboard ethernet on your computer (older/lower end motherboards might only have 100mbps ethernet, so you'll need either an adapter or a new motherboard).

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*A ‘new customer’ is defined as an individual who has not had an active broadband service with Aussie Broadband in the last six months or hasn’t been an authorised contact, residing at the same address as the primary contact,on an active broadband service with Aussie Broadband in the last six months.

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  • +1 vote

    new customers only, right?

  • +1 vote

    is it worth moving away from telstra? they have been very reliable

    • +9 votes

      Most find ABB the best, but if you've had no issues and are happy with the price you are paying then i wouldnt bother.

    • +12 votes

      is it worth moving away from telstra?

      LOL

      Have you ever tried to get something fixed through them ???

      • +2 votes

        Or tried to sort out a bill!

        • +2 votes

          or tried to chat with them online whilst wearing leather underwear !!!!

          Oops… too much information…

      • -1 vote

        Have you ever tried to get something fixed through them ???

        Many times, and each time it was a nightmare. People who can't speak English nor do they listen to anything you say they simply read their script at you. There was one exception though, I'm not sure what option I selected but I gt an Aussie guy who knew his shit and fixed my problem immediately. But this only ever happened once, every other time it has been immense pain dealing with international call centre monkeys.

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          I'm not sure what option I selected but I gt an Aussie guy

          I think that is a random, easter egg they put in their system…

          Chance of winning lotto is greater.

    • +9 votes

      I intermittently swapped between Telstra to Optus for 10 years before moving to ABB recently.

      Main advantage is Australian support staff with solid technical competence and moderately faster speeds at roughly the same price.

      I am a little concerned at how fast they're expanding + going public, as I'd assume they'll rely on shortcuts soon, but as of now I'm quite satisfied.

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        I am a little concerned at how fast they're expanding + going public…

        Agree 100%…
        I need to decide by Friday what to do as moving house.

        • +1 vote

          Just go with superloop, I was with ABB until they jacked their prices up and a few other things and actually got faster sync speeds from superloop when I literally changed nothing.

          Still getting unlimited 100/40 for $89 too instead of $99 for 100/20 ABB were going to charge.

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            @ptfff: Depends where you are I suppose, I'm with ABB on their 1000/50, paying the same that I would at Superloop with 3x the supposed evening speed and no data cap.

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            @ptfff: we use Soopaloop at work… ABB is looking brilliant..

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            @ptfff:

            instead of $99 for 100/20 ABB were going to charge.

            ABB has it for $79 now for first 6 months.

    •  

      I hung around Telstra for the longest time for much this reason. It was stable and reliable. Any issues with their customer service were largely irrelevant as it tended to "just work(tm)". But it annoyed me that I couldn't get a static IP - and let's face it, it annoyed me that it was Telstra. So I switched to ABB, saving a little bit of money while I was at it, and I haven't looked back.
      YMMV obviously, but I have been more than happy with the service, it's been fast, stable and overall excellent and the switch took about 15 minutes from I called them - smooth as even.

      Can highly recommend!

    • +1 vote

      if it is similar price, then Telstra's free 4G backup is great.

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        if it is similar price, then Telstra's free 4G backup is great.

        I have the smart modem and have two major outages this year which the 4G never kicked in so was left high and dry. I couldn't bear dealing with the Indian call centre so just put up with it. But after my contract ends I'm out.

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          Have the smart modem on another network. Just remove the wan cable.

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      if it is similar price, then Telstra's free 4G backup is great.

    •  

      Yes
      Source: have worked for them in the past for several years, both enterprise and consumer. People's installation and service requests are treated like sht in most cases. Even hospitals and enterprise customers.

  •  

    Can't wait to have gigabit choking my router. Life of being stuck on FTTN for now.

    • +14 votes

      Just work harder, get as rich as Malcolm Turnbull so you can pay for your own infrastructure. It's as easy as that. What's the big deal? 😄

      • +1 vote

        What makes you think Malcolm Turnbull worked hard?

        • +1 vote

          His FTTP investments overseas worked harder.

      •  

        Then you can install FTTP and allow all your upstream neighbours to piggy back

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          does anyone have experience with sharing internet with your neighbours? while from a technical standapoint it's fairly straightforward, with PtP wifi bridge being very affordable these days - the biggest barrier is finding neighbours I can trust.

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    do they do 6 months?

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      Depends on what speed you're after.
      Have a look here

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    Is this FTTN or FTTP or both?

    • +1 vote

      Its for all NBN connections

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      Not likely to get gigabit on FTTN… FTTP or HFC probably your best bet

  • -3 votes

    I was considering this as I'm with Telstra right now, considering their own site doesn't even work, I think I'm gonna pass lol

    • +1 vote

      Looks like the Ozbargain click through is not working (@op) but if you just type in Aussiebroadband.com.au it works

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        Cheers! I copied the link text before which was exactly that.

  • +1 vote

    Can you sign up for the gigabit plan for one month, and then immediately downgrade the next month? I might as well try gigabit for a month if it is free regardless, and then switch to 100/40 which is what I want long term

    • +2 votes

      Yep

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    Is 100/40 still the best you can get on a FTTC connection?

    • -2 votes

      I think you can call them and sign up to gigabit, but you have to agree that you will likely only receive up to 200mbps down and 100mbps up

      • +2 votes

        Gigabit is only available on FTTP and HFC.

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          Unrelated. What are you on and who is your provider?

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            @Clear: FTTP with Aussie BB you?

            I have also used FTTN, FTTC and HFC.

            • +1 vote

              @Twix: FTTP with Aussie BB and Telstra. I guess we're both lucky having FTTP.

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        You can't get 100mbps up even on gigabit, so that won't happen.

        I wish it was. I'd pay gigabit prices for 500/100, or even 250/100 in a heartbeat.

        • +1 vote

          250/100, 500/200 and 1000/400 is available on FTTP at a premium. It will cost you your OzBargain license ;-)

          • +2 votes

            @Twix: Ah yeah, NBN's way of making sure businesses don't piggyback off consumer accounts and pay up a lot more but it doesn't even make sense, plenty of businesses don't need upload speed and plenty of home users do need it. They've been talking about normalising them but it never happens.

            You're right, not doing that. It'd be cheaper to make use of the fixed wireless (predates NBN) antenna on my roof and have two connections.

    •  

      100/40 is the FTTC maximum. For 250Mbps and above you have to upgrade to FTTP.

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        So, I am on the old Cable internet which provides 115/5 and the tech available at my address is FTTC. Essentially I'll be downgraded to a lower download speed (not bothered much about upload) when I am forced to switch to NBN. Is the cable internet infra capable of handling higher speeds if the provider does upgrade an FTTC's plan to say 250/100?

        • +1 vote

          Nah FTTC doesn't use the HFC cable. FTTC delivers around 105Mbps using copper wire. An ISP can't randomly offer 250/100 on FTTC. NBN do the network upgrades and it is not up to the ISPs.

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            @Twix: Pardon my lack of knowledge, does FTTC to FTTP upgrade just cover the laying of cable from the curb to the premise? If so, is the current cable which runs to the premise different from the one which is laid with the FTTP upgrade?

            • +1 vote

              @cricab: Installation of the fibre cable from your street or nearest fibre point somewhere else, installation of the nbn NTD and testing. FTTC uses fibre and copper wire. FTTP uses fibre cables all the way to your premises.

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      In terms of the FTTC technology, it's technically possible to go higher, and on the NBNCo roadmap to potentially add 250/25 and gigabit potentially to some addresses. Fingers crossed, but I'm not holding my breath.

      You could be better off paying the (pricey) fee to upgrade to FTTP from FTTC if it's possible at your address. How much that's worth to you depends on what you want it for…

      • +6 votes

        Porn and Ozbargain.

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        Yeah i really dont see the point in paying a ridiculous amount out of pocket for faster internet i just wont utilize. Its nice if its available for free but the pros dont anywhere near out weigh the price.

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        NBN Co decided not to go through with 250Mbps and above on FTTC. The FTTC upgrade path is FTTP.

  • -2 votes

    Does anyone know what is considered a new customer? Are you a new customer if you were previously a customer over a year ago at the same address?

    • +2 votes

      Minimum 6 months to be a "new customer".

  • +1 vote

    I'm with Tangerine at the moment and my internet is horrible. So I might give this a go

  • +1 vote

    I just switched to Mate 2 days ago on their 100/40 plan. Aussie wants $109, Mate is $89 but perhaps the 1 month free evens that out

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      ABB wants $0 for a month ;)

    •  

      I'm with mate on their 250/25 plan - smooth sailing. Very impressed. Been with ABB and Superloop previously and Mate is the same for me, but cheaper. Win, win.

      • +1 vote

        Out of interest why do you need such high speeds?

        Ive been on 50/20 for the last 5 years.

        and never really thought of needing anything faster.

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          P0rn and ozbargain

        • -1 vote

          Out of interest why do you need such high speeds?

          No reason other than a pissing contest. 1080p Porn is roughly 3Mbps, so 50Mbps should be enough for most situations*

          *standby for that one guy who says he needs to upload his 8k feature length film from home every day…

        •  

          I was son 1 Gbit previously then switched to 50. Day to day with a couple of devices, you don't notice the speed difference. It's mainly for downloading big files fast. Pretty much a waste if your aren't maintaining something like a Nas with constant stuff coming in and going out. Another benefit is uploads if you need that sort of thing.

  •  

    Anything for Opticomm?

    •  

      Nah I tested OptiComm addresses and it said invalid.

  •  

    Just switched to mate NBN on HFC. $10 cheaper plans and speeds are consistent.
    But I think i have to get a new router. Currently using Huawei one that came with a previous connection and not happy with it.

  •  

    Does this stack with the referal credit?

    •  

      No stacking.

  •  

    primary contact

    OMG! feels like a COVID case lol

  •  

    I have been paying $65 for 50/20 with Spintel. No incentive to change over to Aussie Broadband

    • +2 votes

      SpinTel have higher ping times as your connection goes from QLD down to their POP in NSW. Aussie BB has POPs in every state.

  •  

    ABB has the free speed upgrade for 3 (?) months for existing customers until end of july
    https://www.aussiebroadband.com.au/lp/freakinfast/customer

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    •  

      The free upgrade was for select customers only, for 6 months.

      The freekinfast promotion is a reduced cost for an upgrade.

  •  

    so is it possible to get a free month and then disconnect?

    • -3 votes

      no

    • +1 vote

      Yes you can.

      • +1 vote

        thanks. real keen to try out a gigabit connection.

        will wait until my 6-months honeymoon period with exetel is over and try this out.

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    Anything for existing members ?

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    Has HFC got any tractions to the gigabit path? Last I heard which was long time ago, they were going to do some upgrade so HFC could do gigabit as well.

    • +1 vote

      About half of HFC can access Gigabit and the other half NBN are upgrading by the years end. It is marketed as NBN Ultrafast.

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        Thanks! So how can we check if a HFC could access gigabit?

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          Go here and the high speed tier should say 250Mbps or 1Gbps.

  •  

    Any potential issues with getting the free month then disconnecting right after? Currently on Launtel which I can easily pause while I try out ABB.

    •  

      Not at all. You just won't be able to take up any other free or discounted promos with ABB after you sign up and trial them for the month.

  •  

    I'm currently with ABB / FTTC 100/40

    Paying $109 pm.

    Anyone recommend a cheaper ISP offering good reliable service? Hyperloop?

  •  

    Ok, for someone who isn't tech savvy, my current NBN modem was supplied by Optus. If I switch to ABB, can I use the same modem?

    •  

      Optus modem is compatible except the phone won't work if you use that and you'll need an adapter.

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      Should work fine - what kind of modem is it? I'm using a modem from Telstra with my ABB connection.