Crikey nbn 25/5
best plan for a small family (2-4 users)
25 mbps**speeds may be lower on FTTN/B, FTTC
Choosing the best nbn plan
There is one thing that everyday Australians are looking for in every aspect of life – value. This is especially true for a connection to the nbn network. When it comes to the nbn network, determining which plan is the overall best is decided by the number of features a plan has, how useful those features are and of course, the price of the plan.
In this day and age, benefits are a powerful tool in determining if something is best, and this isn’t different for nbn plans. But what benefits do internet service providers make available within their nbn plans? There are a number of benefits which internet service providers add to their plans and determining the value of each of these benefits is important when it comes to determining the overall value of an nbn plan.
One of these benefits which people look for in an nbn plan is unlimited data. This feature is becoming more necessary as internet usage increases year on year, due to various factors such as the TikTokification of social media, streaming taking over regular TV, etc. Everyday people need more data than ever before. Many internet service providers are removing the data cap on their capped plans, so people are able to surf, stream and search to their heart’s content, without the need to worry about going overboard on their data and being unable to use the internet for large periods of time over the isolation period. MATE has always had unlimited data internet plans.
Having unlimited data is not only a great benefit, but it can also bring a lot of peace of mind to people who benefit from it. At MATE, we’ve been aware of the benefits that having unlimited data offers to people for a lot longer than the other internet service providers, as well as the peace of mind that it brings. So while there are many internet service providers who still cap their plans after a certain number of gigabytes, you can breathe easy knowing that every single one of our nbn plans comes with unlimited data, so you don’t worry about hitting those pesky data caps at a time where you need the internet most. If you’d like to learn more about our nbn plans, complete with unlimited data, check out our nbn plans page here, or give our friendly, all-Aussie customer service team a call on 13 14 13 today.
No contract plans
Another benefit which many Australians look for in potential nbn plans are no contracts. Although it might seem like only a minor benefit, having no contract in your nbn plan actually allows for a lot of flexibility. Having no contract in your nbn plan means that you can change between plans that your provider offers, as well as being able to change internet service providers without having to pay any fees for leaving your current internet service provider.
Having a no contract nbn plan has become more important than ever, as everyday people are beginning to expect this as a standard feature of a plan. This allows people easily downgrade and upgrade their plan, so you don’t have to spend as much on your connection to the nbn network if you don’t need it, or you can increase the speed of your nbn connection without worrying about any plan change fees. More and more people are working from home, so the need for a stable internet connection is greater than ever. Upgrading your nbn plan to a more powerful one is sure to remove some of the hassles that are associated with working whilst on a slow internet connection.
MATE, we know that almost everyone appreciates the flexibility that comes with having no contracts, which is why every single one of our nbn plans comes without contracts, so you can have the freedom to upgrade and downgrade your nbn plan so that it suits your lifestyle. If you’re on a MATE nbn plan and you’re looking to upgrade or downgrade your existing plan, or if you’re looking to sign up to one of MATE’s no contract nbn plans, check out our nbn plans page or give our experienced, all-Aussie customer service team a call on 13 14 13 today.
When looking at some of Australia’s most popular nbn™ plans, outside of having no contracts and unlimited data, the one other thing that all these plans have in common is that most of them have a typical busy download speed of around 40 mbps, placing these plans in the nbn 50/20 speed tier. For those who aren’t as tech savvy as some others, the nbn network is divided into six tiers which differ in download and upload speed.
The speed tiers of the nbn available through MATE include nbn 12/1, with a maximum download speed of 12 mbps and a maximum upload speed of 1 mbps, nbn 25/10, with a maximum download speed of 25 mbps and a maximum upload speed of 10 mbps, nbn 50/20, with a maximum download speed of 50 mbps and a maximum upload speed of 20 mbps, nbn Home Fast (100/20) with a maximum download speed of 100 mbps and a maximum upload speed of 20 mbps and nbn Home Fast+ (100/40) with a maximum download speed of 100 mbps and a maximum upload speed of 40 mbps. Finally, there is also nbn Home Superfast (250/25), offering a maximum download speed of 250 mbps and a maximum upload speed of 25 mbps.
If you’re looking for the most effective speed tier of the nbn network whilst still keeping the cost down, it’s very difficult to look past going for an nbn plan that’s in the nbn 50/20 speed tier. Although it hasn’t got the extremely fast download speeds that are associated with nbn Home Fast and Home Fast+ plans, but a maximum download speed of 50 mbps and a maximum upload speed of 20 mbps isn’t anything to scoff at, and it’s perfect for young families who like to use the internet, but don’t heavily rely on it for tasks such as heavy study or working from home.
As well as this, plans which use the nbn 50/20 speed tier are often a lot less expensive than plans which make use of the nbn Home Fast and Home Fast+ speed tiers, which means that although they’re efficient, they’re also cost-effective, which in ever-changing times, is an extremely powerful benefit.
At MATE, we’re aware of the versatility and cost-effectiveness of this nbn speed tier, which is why we developed our Ripper 50/20 plan, which is designed to let you make the most of the nbn 50/20 speed tier. With this plan, you get a typical busy period download speed (7pm-11pm) of 48 mbps. With the Ripper 50/20 plan, you’ll be able to comfortably browse, check emails, stream music and television and do online gaming, making it perfect for students, share houses and families. If you’d like to learn more about the Ripper 50/20 plan, or any of our other incredible nbn plans, check out our nbn plans page, or give our all-Aussie customer service team a call on 13 14 13 today.
nbn 50/20 is perhaps the most popular speed tier that the nbn network has to offer, however that doesn’t mean that it’s the fastest speed tier that the nbn network has offer. The nbn Home Superfast speed tier, which offers a maximum download speed of 250 mbps and a maximum upload speed of 25 mbps. Because of the high speeds that this tier achieves, plans that utilise the nbn Home Superfast speed tier are often picked up by those who use the internet a lot, such as avid online gamers, large families, share houses, and people who do a lot of business from home.
If you’re looking for a nbn plan that makes the most of the nbn Home Superfast speed tier, then look no further than the team at MATE. At MATE, we make the most of the nbn Home Superfast speed tier with our Fair Dinkum 250/25 plan. With a maximum download speed of 250 mbps and a maximum upload speed of 25 mbps, during a typical busy download period (7pm-11pm), this plan offers speeds of 202 Mbps, making it one of the fastest plans available.
With this plan, you’ll be able to game, study, stream and surf with ease, regardless if you’re in the typical busy download period or not. So, if you’re looking to sign up for our Fair Dinkum 250/25 plan, or if you want to learn more about our range of other nbn plans, have a look at our nbn plans page, or give our customer service team a call on 13 14 13 today.
On the opposite end of judging an nbn plan on its performance, another means of judging an nbn plan is on how much you save by using it. Whereas the nbn Home Superfast speed tier is the tier that’s used to provide performance, the nbn 25/10 speed tier is the tier that a lot of value plans are on. With a maximum download speed of 25 mbps and a maximum upload speed of up to 10 mbps, nbn 25/10 is perfect for a small family.
terms of value, then look no further than the Crikey 25/10 plan. Sure, it may have a lower top speed than some other plans, with its 25 mbps download and 10 mbps upload speeds, but it's totally up to snuff for streaming and surfing the web. Plus, unlike a few other plans that tap into the 25/10 speed tier, the Crikey 25/10 plan doesn't have a data cap. That means no annoying data limits to worry about, so you can check your emails, surf the web, and binge-watch shows & vids as much as you want. Some providers go with the 25/5 speed tier, which cuts the max upload speed down to 10 mbps. We're all about the 25/10, so you've got enough speed to upload files or videos and play online games without a hitch. Want to know more about our Crikey nbn 25/10 plan, or any of our other plans? Just give us a ring at 13 14 13 today or have a peek at our nbn plans page.
The lowest nbn speed tier is the nbn 12/1, which provides up to 12 mbps download speed and 1 mbps upload speed. This is the entry-level plan, and is suitable for browsing the web, emails, and watching medium quality video
If you’re looking for an nbn plan that utilises the nbn 12/1 speed tier and offers a lot of value, then the G’Day 12/1 plan is the perfect plan for you. With a maximum download speed of 12 mbps and a maximum upload speed of 1 mbps, the G’Day 12/1 plan doesn’t provide the fastest internet, but unlike some other plans that make use of the nbn 12/1 speed tier, the G’Day 12/1 plan is uncapped, which means that you don’t have to worry about any of those pesky data caps, letting you check your emails and browse the internet to your heart’s content. If you’d like to learn more about our G’Day 12/1 plan, or any of the other plans that we have on offer, give us a call on 13 14 13 today or have a check out our nbn plans page.
Another way to determine if an nbn plan is of good value or can be considered amongst the best is by finding out what it can be packaged with. There are many different packages which internet service providers make available to their customers, including mobile plans, set-top boxes, cable tv subscriptions and home phone services, just to name a few. As a consumer, it can be down to you to determine which you would get the most value out of, so that you can add the most value to your nbn plan. There are a range of entertainment options for you to add to your nbn plan in order for you to develop really valuable nbn packages.
Despite the appeal of adding entertainment options to your nbn plan, the most useful features that are added onto nbn plans are features which you’ll be able to make use of every day, such as mobile plans and home phone services. Find yourself on the go more than most? Pair an nbn plan with a 4G/5G mobile plan. Find yourself at home and don’t need to use your mobile phone often? Pair an nbn plan with an nbn home phone service.
At MATE, we offer our home phone service to be paired with any of our nbn plans, as well as any of our 4G/5G mobile plans to be paired with any of our nbn plans, allowing you to customise an nbn package to make it suit your lifestyle perfectly. Spending most of your time at home, making the most of your nbn connection? Pair our No Worries 100/20 plan with a home phone service, so that you can keep in touch with friends and family. Looking to keep in contact with clients on the go, as well as do a majority of business from home? Consider pairing our No Worries 100/20 plan with our brilliant mates 65GB mobile plan, to get the most out of your mobile phone and out of your connection to the nbn network. If you’d like to learn more about bundling a 4G/5G mobile plan or home phone service to your nbn plan, check out our nbn plans page or give our all-Aussie support team a call on 13 14 13 today.
As you can see, there are a number of ways for you to determine which plan is the best nbn plan available, so it’s up to you to determine which one best suits your lifestyle. Are you looking to get something more than just a connection to the nbn network? Maybe have a look at the range of nbn packages that internet service providers have made available and see what you get for just a fraction of the cost. Or are you looking to stream, surf and search without being held up by data caps, maybe a plan with uncapped data will work. Or if you’re looking for some flexibility with your plan due to these uncertain times, it’s best to look for a no contract plan.
No matter what you’re looking for in an nbn plan, you can count on the team at MATE to have a range of plans and packages that are designed to suit every single lifestyle. So, if you’d like to learn more about the nbn plans that our team has on offer, check out our nbn plans page, or give our friendly, all-Aussie customer service team a call on 13 14 13 today.
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Other Frequently Asked Questions about the nbn™
How does the nbn installation into my home or business work?
The installation of the nbn network into your home or business is designed to be as efficient and comfortable as possible. If you’re having the nbn network installed directly into your home for the first time, you will more than likely need to have someone over the age of 18 to invite the installer into the home and sign off on the installation work that they do.
In most cases, you’ll need to work with the installer based on standard installation requirements in order to find the best spot for your device to be installed (if applicable) – an area that’s easy for you to access as well as an area where the technician can easily connect your device to the premises connection device outside. Depending on the connection type, if no physical device is required (such as for an FTTN/FTTB connection) the nbn network will be established via a standard telephone wall socket.
What nbn plan is right for me?
At MATE, we have a number of nbn plans that are designed to suit a range of different lifestyles. Do you have a small family? Try out our Crikey 25/10 plan, offering a typical busy period download speed (7pm-11pm) of 25Mbps and designed for sending emails, browsing, streaming music and video content. Or are you looking for a high-speed plan with unlimited data? Then maybe our Fair Dinkum 250/25 plan designed for 6 or more people, with a typical busy period download speed of 202Mbps. No matter what you need the internet for, you can guarantee that MATE has the nbn plan to suit you.
One thing you’ll need to keep in mind is that not only is your internet speed affected by the type of plan that you have, it’ll also be affected by the type of connection that you have to the nbn network. For example, if you have a plan that provides you with a typical busy period download speed of 48Mbps (Mbps) but you’re connected to the nbn network via FTTN technology, your average internet speed may be slightly slower.
As well as this, there are many other factors that need to be taken into consideration when judging your internet speed. This can include location, distance from Fixed Wireless position (primarily applies to rural/inland internet users), quality of devices and many more factors. Please consider that these factors can have a significant impact on your overall impact speed, even if you’ve just purchased and have a high-speed nbn network connection to your home.
Who will be getting access to the nbn network?
Quite simply, the nbn network aims to give high-speed internet connections to every single home and business in Australia. nbn™ hopes to achieve this goal of providing quality internet across Australia, so you can utilise the entirety of the internet at high speed, no matter where you are in the country.
The government have completed most of the nbn rollout. So you should already have an active nbn connection, or it should be available for installation now. You’ll need to take into consideration how you’ll be receiving the nbn network, as there are a number of ways that you’ll be connected.
If you want to know how you’re connected to the nbn network, there’s a very easy way to find out. On the MATE website, we have all the locations where the nbn network is available, and how it’s been made available. Before you select one of our many nbn plans, you’ll be asked to enter your address and see if your home or business is connected to the nbn network and how it’s been or will be connected to the nbn network. With this information, you’ll be able to determine what type of nbn plan will best suit your home or business.
What do I need to do to be prepared for the nbn network?
As the nbn network is rolled out, it has replaced the existing copper telephone infrastructure, which means that services that once existed on this infrastructure have been terminated. For any existing property, you shouldn’t need to make any changes to your home for nbn to install its infrastructure, most internal changes will be managed by nbn, with some exceptions. However, for a new property, you may need a private technician to provide trench & conduit for a technician to install fibre cabling.
Thankfully, preparing your phones and internet using appliances for the nbn network is incredibly easy. Simply call an nbn provider like MATE and talk to them about what plan would best suit your lifestyle. At MATE, we’re all about delivering value and connecting you smoothly. If you want your devices on the nbn network as soon as possible, check out our range of high-quality, high-speed nbn plans on our website, or you can live chat with us online or email us at [email protected].