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best mates nbn™️ 50/20
best for HD video, music streaming and online gaming (4 - 6 users)
42 mbps* speeds may be slower on FTTN/B, FTTC
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At MATE, it’s no secret that we have some of Australia’s best nbn™ plans. But which of our nbn™ plans is right for you? At MATE, we have a range of nbn™ plans that are designed for a number of different lifestyles, and we know that due to recent events, people are looking to save on their internet now more than ever. Quarantining and self-isolation have drastically changed the way that the world uses the internet and will most likely continue to affect the way that the world uses the internet long after quarantining and self-isolation isn’t needed.
As well as this, the nbn™ rollout is nearly complete. The nbn™ network has been introduced into almost every area in Australia, which means that those last few homes without the nbn™ network will need to think about getting an nbn™ plan or risk having no connection to the internet. With all of this being said, there are many people throughout Australia who are looking to sign up to an nbn™ plan for the first time or change to a different nbn™ plan in order to get more value out of their connection to the nbn™ network.
At MATE, we have five nbn™ plans, which are called the the great mates nbn™ 25/5, the best mates nbn™ 50/20, the soul mates nbn™ Home Fast, the soul mates nbn™ Home Fast+ and finally, the elite mates nbn™ Home Superfast. Each of these nbn™ plans has been designed to cater for different lifestyles, from students, young families, all the way up to older families and those who use the internet a lot at home, whether it’s for online gaming for running a home business.
Although these nbn™ plans are designed for different ways of life, you can rely on us to have some essential similarities between the four plans. When you sign up for an nbn™ plan from MATE, you can rely on us to include uncapped data, no contracts, no setups, no plan change fees and, of course, our all-Aussie customer service/support team that is ready to help you with any concerns or questions that you might have. As well as this, all of our nbn™ plans come complete with our one-month risk-free guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with your nbn™ plan, all you have to do is let us know before your second month, and we’ll cancel your nbn™ plan, giving you a full refund of your plan fee.
Before we can discuss our amazing nbn™ plans, we’ll go over some key terms, to help you get a better understanding of your new nbn™ plan. These key terms are “Mbps” and “typical busy download period/speed”. “Mbps” stands for megabits per second and is the unit of measurement that’s used to measure upload and download speeds. This form of measurement will be used to measure your plan’s typical busy period download speed, which will be the speed of your internet during 7pm-11pm. Not only is this important because it lets you know about the speed of your nbn™ plan, but it can also let you know about the different tiers of the nbn™ network.
The nbn™ network has been divided into many different speed tiers, which have been designed to suit different lifestyles. These speed tiers are called nbn™ 25/5, nbn™ 50/20, nbn™ Home Fast (100/20), nbn™ Home Fast+ (100/40), and nbn™ Home Superfast (250/25), The naming convention for these tiers usually relates to the download speed of each tier. For example, nbn™ 25/5 provides a maximum download speed of 25 Mbps and nbn™ Home Superfast offers a maximum download speed of 250 Mbps. As each of these tiers is the main dividing factor between the nbn™ plans we offer at MATE, it’s important to understand what you need from an nbn™ plan, so you get the nbn™ plan that suits you and your lifestyle. To find out more about the different tiers of the nbn™ network, click here.
Before you can get started with selecting an nbn™ plan, you must first make sure that you have all the necessary equipment to ensure that you can connect to the nbn™ network. Firstly, you’ll need to make sure that your home is available to connect to the nbn™ network. Alternatively, if you’ve moved into a new home, you may find that your new home has previously been connected to the nbn™ network. If you’d like to find out if your home or business has been connected to the nbn™ network, check out the nbn™ network’s very own rollout map here.
If your home is one of the many homes which has already been connected to the nbn™ network, you’ll then need a modem or router, so that your home can access the nbn™ network. If you already have a compatible modem or router, all you’ll need to do is sign up for one of our many nbn™ plans, which you can find here. Alternatively, if you need a modem or router, there are a range of devices for you to choose from. At MATE, we offer the TP-Link Archer VR1600v nbn™ compatible modem, which can be easily supplied to you for just $165.00.
The TP-Link Archer VR1600v nbn™ compatible modem is one of the most reliable modems available, able to provide access to the nbn™ network, as well as provide access to ADSL internet, making it a perfect modem for those who have access to the nbn™ network and for those who are still waiting for the nbn™ network to arrive in their area. Alongside providing both access to ADSL internet and the nbn™ network, the TP-Link Archer VR1600v can also be used to connect to a number of wireless devices, such as smart TV, gaming consoles and set-top boxes.
And for those who don’t feel they’re as tech-savvy as everyone else, the TP-Link Archer VR1600v is designed to be one of the most user-friendly modems on the market, with a user interface that offers easy navigation, allowing to see what devices are on your home network. So before you start shopping around for nbn™ plans, if you’re looking for a high-quality modem that’s easy to use and nbn™ compatible, then look no further than the TP-Link Archer VR1600v nbn™ compatible modem, proudly offered to you by the team at MATE. If you’d like to learn more about the TP-Link Archer VR1600v modem, click here.
At MATE, we offer our plans in three ways. We can either offer you a nbn™ plan by itself, for those who have all the hardware and don’t need any other equipment. As well as this, we also offer two bundles with each of our plans, offering the nbn™ with either a 4G mobile plan or a home phone service, so that you can stay connected to your friends and family. To find out more about how adding a mobile phone or home phone service can affect those monthly costs, visit our nbn™ plans page here.
The first plan that we offer at MATE is our great mates nbn™ 25/5 plan. This plan offers a maximum download speed of 25 Mbps and an upload speed of 5 Mbps, which results in a typical busy period download speed (7pm-11pm) of 19 Mbps. This package is amongst the best packages on the market for small families, coming complete with uncapped data, which makes it an ideal plan for families for young or teenaged children, who will be most likely using the internet for online gaming or studying. This plan is also ideal for students who live in student accommodation, as it allows them to work on studying, as well as music streaming and video streaming.
During a typical busy download period, the great mates nbn™ 25/5 plan will allow you to work on emails, surf the internet, check out all your social media channels and watch an HD video stream. However, there are still faster speed tiers that the nbn™ network has to offer, and as a result, you’ll still only be able to comfortably run only one HD video stream and you won’t be able to run 4K video streaming. If you’d like to find out more about the great mates nbn™ 25/5 plan, or how bundling it with a mobile phone or home phone service can affect monthly pricing, check out our nbn plans page here.
The next plan which the team at MATE has developed is the best mates nbn™ 50/20 plan. This plan makes the most of the nbn™ 50/20 speed tier, giving you a maximum download speed of 50 Mbps and an upload speed of 20 Mbps, which during a typical busy download period will allow you to use the internet at a total of 42 Mbps, which is fast enough that most things you do on the internet won’t be impeded.
The high-speed tier which this nbn™ plan is in means that the best mates nbn™ 50/20 plan is perfect for sharehouses, families with older children or those who need to work on business whilst at home, making this plan a perfect upgrade for those who are looking for more internet speed during the quarantine period.
During a typical busy download period, you can rely on the best mates nbn™ 50/20 plan to allow you to check your emails, browse the internet, check out social media channels, stream music and run online video games. As well as this, you should also be able to run 3 HD video streams or 1 4K video stream, which means that the best mates nbn™ 50/20 plan is perfect for families, as you and your family can watch whatever you want on your TV or mobile phones, without any interruptions.
Unlike the previous two plans, the best mates nbn™ 50/20 plan experiences no disadvantages and has very little issues during the typical busy download period. This, alongside the uncapped data which is a feature across all of our nbn™ plans, means that our best mates nbn™ 50/20 plan is perfect for those who need to use the internet for long periods of time. So, if you’re looking for a powerful nbn™ plan for online gaming, or if your family needs uninterrupted internet in order to finish those end of semester assignments, then our best mates nbn™ 50/20 plan is the nbn™ plan for you. If you’re looking to find out more about this amazing plan, or if you’d like to see how pairing it with a mobile phone or a home phone service would alter it, check out our nbn™ plans page here.
The next two nbn™ plans that we at MATE have available are our soul mates nbn™ Home Fast and soul mates nbn™ Home Fast+ plans. The soul mates nbn™ Home Fast makes the most of the nbn™ network’s Home Fast speed tier, which allows this plan to offer a download speed of 100 Mbps and an upload speed of 20 Mbps. All up, this plan achieves a typical busy download speed of 83 Mbps, which means that during those typical busy download periods, you won’t have to worry at all about your internet slowing down. The soul mates nbn™ Home Fast+ plan offers the same 83 Mbps typical busy period download speed, but doubles the available upload speed to 40Mbps – perfect for online activities like sending large emails, playing tournament-style online games and video calling via apps like Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet.
During a typical busy download period, you can rely on the soul mates nbn™ Home Fast and Home Fast+ plans to let you check all of your emails, browse the internet, go through all of your social media channels, stream music without any drops in quality, play online multiplayer for hours on end without any frame drops or latency issues, or have two 4K video streams going on at once, so you and your family can watch movies, documentaries and other shows in only the highest definition. As well as this, as with all of our nbn™ plans, our soul mates nbn™ plans come complete with no contracts and uncapped data, so you can change your plan on the fly to suit your lifestyle and you don’t have to worry about those pesky data caps which other internet service providers force upon their customers.
Similar to the best mates nbn™ 50/20 plan, the soul mates nbn™ Home Fast and Home Fast + plans don’t experience any disadvantages during the typical busy download periods, which makes them perfect for families with older children, share houses with many frequent users or for those who run home businesses or do a lot of work or studying from home. So, if you’re looking to get the absolute best out of the nbn™ network, then our incredible soul mates nbn™ Home Fast and Home Fast+ plans are the plans for you. If you’d like to learn more about our soul mates nbn™ Home Fast and Home Fast+ plans, or how they pair with a mobile phone or with a home phone service, check out our nbn™ plans page today.
Finally, our fastest nbn™ plan we have available at MATE is the nbn™ Home Superfast. Our elite mates nbn™ Home Superfast plan makes the most of the nbn™ network’s amazingly fast nbn™ Home Superfast speed tier, which allows this plan to offer a maximum download speed of 250 Mbps and an upload speed of 25 Mbps. All up, this plan achieves a typical busy download speed of an astonishing 208 Mbps, which means that during those typical busy download periods, you won’t have to worry at all about your internet slowing down.
If you’re looking for an nbn™ plan that designed to suit your lifestyle, look no further than the range of nbn™ plans offered by MATE. No matter what lifestyle you live, you can guarantee that MATE has an nbn™ plan to suit you. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that you make sure that the plan you’ve chosen suits your lifestyle. Do you have a small family or live in student accommodation? Then the great mates nbn™ 25/5 plan is the best plan for your lifestyle. Or do you have a larger family or have a family that spends a lot of time on the internet? If so, look no further than the soul mates nbn™ Home Fast and Home Fast+ plans or our blisteringly fast elite mates nbn™ Home Superfast plan.
Regardless of the nbn™ plan that you need, you can rely on the all-Aussie support team here at MATE to help you out. Our support team has already helped thousands of Australians get the nbn™ plans that they need and despite recent events, our dedicated customer service and support teams are still hard at work to help out new and existing customers with their connection to the nbn™ network.
As a result, there’s never been a better time to sign up to one of our nbn™ plans, complete with uncapped data, no setup fees and no lock-in contracts, so you can change your plan in order to work with changes in your lifestyle. If you’d like to learn more about our range of nbn™ plans or find out how our customer support team can help you with an existing nbn™ connection, give us a call on 13 14 13 or check out our nbn™ plans page 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 great mates nbn™ 25/5 plan, offering a typical busy period download speed (7pm-11pm) of 19 Mbps and designed for sending emails, basic browsing, streaming music and video content. Or are you looking for a high-speed plan with unlimited data? Then maybe our elite mates nbn™ Home Superfast plan designed for 6 or more people, with a typical busy period download speed of 208 Mbps. 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 43 megabytes per second (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 eventually 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.
Even though everyone will be getting access to the nbn™ network, it is gradually being rolled out across the country. This means that there are some areas, such as capital cities, that will be receiving high-speed internet a lot sooner than those who live in rural areas. As well as this, 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 will replace the existing copper telephone infrastructure, which means that services that once existed on this infrastructure will be terminated. As a result, you’ll need to make sure that all aspects of your home that used the ADSL infrastructure are ready to be connected to the new fibre optic infrastructure.
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 getting your devices back up and running as soon as possible. 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].