nbn 12/1Mbps 300GB with Unlimited National & Mobile VoIP for $45 Per Month, Unused Data Bank, Bonus 2500GB @ Future Broadbrand

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This special deal would suit a pensioner or a single person who is not a heavy user.

Bring your own hardware or buy preconfigured options from $150.

For $45, you get a 12/1Mbps NBN connection (on FTTP, FTTN/B/C, HFC and Fixed Wireless). Included quota is 300GB but, as this is a databanking plan, you get a signup bonus of 2500GB for your data bank. Whenever you go over your quota, data will be used from your data bank. If you don't use the full 300GB in any given month, the balance will be added to your data bank up to a maximum of 15000GB. Critical Information Summary

This plan also comes with a $0 per month optional VoIP service with unlimited national and mobile calls except for 13(00) numbers. You get a free DID (= landline number) or you can port your existing number for free. Critical Information Summary

The plan comes with a static IP. Setup is $35 but you will get a $35 discount on your first invoice plus another 1000GB for your data bank if you use a referral code on signup.

Future Broadband is well-known for its reliability, consistency and stability. It is a small company compared to the likes of Aussie Broadband and other bigger players, but thanks to their great product and local customer service, they have gained a lot of happy and loyal customers.

To get a referral code, click on the 'random' link below the deal.

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$35 + 1TB Databank Bonus for referrer and referee.

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Comments

  • +8 votes

    At that speed and cost I would rather go with Felix mobile, only $35 and all unlimited.

    • +2 votes

      I don't know about you, but for the price, I would prefer a solid fixed-line NBN connection to mobile. Also, in some FW areas, mobile reception is flaky so an FW NBN connection would be preferable in that scenario.

      On this 12/1 plan, given that you start off with 2500GB (at signup) plus 1000GB (referral) in your data bank would, in practice, almost equate to unlimited for most pensioners and low-usage singles.

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        Data bank 3.5 Terabytes = 650hrs @12mbps
        Monthly (12*300) 3.6 Terabytes = 666hrs @12mbps

        Roughly 3.5hrs per day a full speed…

        Hmmn

      • +5 votes

        You need to pay an extra $10, if you have good Vodafone coverage just get felix. That’s what I would do personally.

      • +1 vote

        I agree. I would never use that much data, let alone a pensioner.
        Also if any gaming is involved at all then surely you'd have to go fixed over mobile.

      • +1 vote

        Havent personally as yet used Felix even though I've signed up and paid the $35, just waiting for my Optus data deals too finnish in 2 months and looking forward too using Felix/Vodafone in my area

        Don't forget Felix offers 1 months free over 2 months just to try them out, either with there code of still valid or a referal code

        And my plans that have been speed capped at 1.5 Mbps for using all allocated data are fine too use at 1.5Mbps, that's Optus and Telstra, probably better going for a mobile plan and hotspot the data (if your on a real budget for all your services), probably difficult to show an elder how that works but my mum mastered smsing only took her 3 years to figure it out lolz 😁

        But the offer of $0 per month optional VoIP service with unlimited national and mobile calls maybe makes this plan worthwhile, still nothing beats though having a mobile phone to take anywhere

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          There are people chucking in routers and keys as well. You get 20/5 with felix, I haven’t used it because I have teenagers and we use a lot, hence for us the best option is the nbn mate 100/20. However if it was just me and husband I would get us a sim each to save money and still have unlimited on the go (as you say)

          • +1 vote

            @fozzie: you are getting 20/20 with Felix, not 20/5. I disconnected my NBN 25/5 and got Felix 20/20 with 2 free months with reffaral deal.

            • +1 vote

              @bazingaa: What are you using for hotspot at home? Just a phone?

              How did you get first 2 months free?

              I wonder if it's good enough for gaming…

              • +1 vote

                @fufufu: It's free for 1st month for each referal so could've have had 2 referals for 2 free months, though you pay for the first month then second month is free from 1st referal then another referal 3rd month is free

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                  @Italkdigital: yep, I got it with that with $35 referral offer.

                  1st month = paid
                  2nd month = free, I used a referral
                  3rd month = free, someone has used my referral

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                    @bazingaa: So it's 20/20 with Felix? If so not bad for upload speeds as depending were my device is say my bedroom my Note 10 on Optus simcard will do only around 35/5 (pretty much the same with Telstra data simcard), why I'm hanging out to try Felix as it's Vodafone network as I have yet tested them, well sort of a hobby trying out different providers especially when they have special deals, though with my Telstra 5G modem with an Optus simcard in it and placed too the bedroom right next door, near window (room across the hall) othersidd of my place speeds will jump up to 80Mbps download speeds so slight position change can make a big difference (same with Telstra data simcard)

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                      @Italkdigital: The coverage is not that great at my location. So, it is highly depends on the location and the time of day.
                      This is my current speedtest .

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                @fufufu: hostspot = S10, I keep it near the window for best speeds lol.
                mango router (OpenWRT running GL-MT300N-V2) connects to the phone as a wifi client
                Huawei b315 connects to the mango router via ethernet and act as the main wifi AP router.
                PC, laptop etc. also are connected to the Huawei b315 via ethernet

                I tried mango router for both wifi client and AP, but speeds were not that great.
                just checked, ping is 21 ms to vodaphone server (usually I think it is around 20-30ms), can't complain for $35 for 3 months for 20/20 connection.

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                  @bazingaa: How do you connect the router to the phone? Do you mean wirelessly? Why not just do directly from phone to Huawei b315?

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                    @fufufu: yep wirelessly. you can connect it with USB but I prefer wifi because I can move around the house without dropping internet. I use 2 routers, mango one as a wifi client to phone and b315 as an access point to share to my PC, laptop etc with ethernet.

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      Yeah but U r breaking Felix's terms and conditions…

  • +2 votes

    Why is it always 1 up? That's just cripplingly useless these days. Any form of video call will really hit a wall. It really doesn't even need to be a lot more. 2 or 3mbit would make a MASSIVE difference. Unfortunately as it is…it's not great.

    • +2 votes

      12/1 is slightly faster than our ADSL2+ line that manages 10/0.8. We can make video calls OK on our ADSL connection so it should also be possible on 12/1 NBN, provided there is no other activity taking up bandwidth.

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        You still have ADSL? I thought I was a slow adopter (slow rollout), making the switch to NBN in early 2020.

        • +1 vote

          Nothing to do with being a slow adopter. At our property in Lower Chittering, WA, we are still waiting for our FW tower to be built. Our new house in the suburbs has FTTP with FBB. Both connections have been rock-solid with this provider.

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    If for pensioner, I may consider https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/394543 fliptv with unlimited NBN data (same speed) @$39.9pm ongoing and use the $5 to get a dodo sim with free calls and sms. There are $5.9 discount for the first 6 months with fliptv $35.4 may let someone buy a really cheap phone if not already got one…

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    $42.90 for FlipTV for senior card holders

  • +1 vote

    It's $5 more per month than Westnet's Senior's plan but also heaps more data.

    Quite a good deal. If my Mum started streaming more, I'd switch in a flash.

    https://www.westnet.com.au/internet-product/broadband/nbn/pl...

    • +1 vote

      Also with the Westnet plan it's a 24 month contract, and available to seniors card holders only. If you fall on hard times and need to cancel the plan, you need to pay out the full remaining contract. Not very pensioner-friendly when you read the fine print.

  • +1 vote

    Are we really still considering 12/1 broadband? C'mon Australia, we can do better than this.

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      optus have increased their 50m plans this month so it seems with nbn prices aren’t falling unlike mobile phone plans …..

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        I'm not saying that it shouldn't be an offering. There are certainly some people that literally only want to send emails, do their banking and look up the occasional recipe website. If they're happy with the cost/benefit then go nuts. What I really have an issue with is calling that sort of service "broadband". It really is deceptive at this point.

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    How does voip work do you need a phone

    • +2 votes

      There are several ways to use VoIP. These are the most common:
      - via an analogue phone connected to a VoIP modem/router
      - via an analogue phone connected to an ATA connected to a LAN port of a router.
      - via an IP-phone connected to a LAN port.
      - via an app such as GS Wave.

      As usual, Google is your friend. The VoIP forum on Whirlpool has tons of information on the subject.

  • +3 votes

    It's a disgrace to even see this offered in 2021, but to then want $45 a month for it?

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP. I'm on 4g mobile internet and I actually think this will be more reliable. 4g has issue all the time.

    Too bad I'm moving soon so have to stay with 4g

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    Would just join unlimited nbn 25 with tangerine than this 300 gb limit
    Then switch the next 6 months later

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      Start with Flip @ $34 and review after 6 months. Calls via mobile, e.g. Woolworths Long Life 6 months deal.

  •  

    FBB user here. Great company and great support, although I'm on the gigabit ultrafast plan. FBB provides static IPs as standard (and a real static IP not reserved dhcp address). One thing that caught me out and meant I needed a new router was the VLAN tagging requirement. So make sure your router supports it or get a pre-config from them.

    • +2 votes

      VLAN tagging is no longer a requirement for FBB. The default is now 'no VLAN tagging'. VLAN tagging is still available as an option to those who want it.

      • +2 votes

        Sweet! I'll raise a ticket to see if can go back to my old (preferred router). The one I installed with VLAN tagging has flakey 2.4 wifi support (still needed for some devices)

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          Yes, VLAN is terrible. Not everything supports it. It just makes for one more potential point of failure. If it's gone, and they effectively removed the setup fee with a referral, I'd actually consider Future, in future.

    • +7 votes

      I am 73 and find it neither complicated nor useless.

        • +8 votes

          Since when am I forcing my opinion? I have posted the deal to make people aware that it exists. Whether this is suitable to an individual can only be determined by the person themselves or maybe a knowledgeable person close to them.

          The deal is obviously not suited to heavy users of the internet. It would suit a single person who mainly uses it for email, social media, news, some YouTube, sport or the odd movie. Not suitable for streaming or downloading all day long. 300GB is a fair bit of data for many people. They also have the data bank as an insurance policy for the odd occasion when they might go over the limit.

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    thanks op for post not bad value but 12/1Mbps is not suitable for me atm as i need high speed for zoom etc.

    • +1 vote

      Yes, I realise a 12/1 plan would only be suitable for someone with relatively low demand on their connection. It can be compared with a fairly decent ADSL2+ connection. Still, there would be hundreds of thousands of people in that category across Australia.