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How to save with nbn packages

Are you looking to get more out of your connection to the nbn network? Because of recent events, the lives of many different people across the nation have been changed drastically, and as a result, people are looking to save in every single facet of their lives. People’s connections to the nbn network are no exception, with people looking to change to other plans or even to other internet providers, in order to save money on their internet plans or to upgrade to another nbn speed tier, so they can get more out of their connection whilst working from home or being in quarantine.

In fact, this quarantine period has also made some internet service providers provide leniencies to their customers, by doing things such as removing data caps, so consumers don’t have to worry about reaching the data cap because of the increased amount of time on the internet that they’ll be spending. However, there is another way that you can save money on your connection to the nbn network without waiting for your internet service provider to remove data caps or provide some other benefit.

There are a number of internet service providers that offer nbn packages to their consumers. nbn packages will not only provide a connection to the nbn network but a number of extras, such as hardware, a connection to a cable television service, gaming consoles and much more. In this article, we’ll be exploring some of the added features to help you save with nbn packages.

Hardware

One of the most popular additions that can come with an nbn package is the hardware that’s needed to connect to the nbn network, such as cabling and modems. This type of package is especially useful for those who aren’t as tech-savvy as others or don’t know as much about the nbn network as others. There are a number of modems that are compatible with the nbn network, but they also come with different benefits and with these different benefits come different prices.

With the number of nbn compatible modems that are available on the market, and with the number of different benefits that each of these modems can provide, the process of actually choosing a modem that will suit your lifestyle and your understanding of the nbn network can seem like a daunting process. Thankfully, there are many internet service providers that provide nbn compatible modems with their nbn packages, which can take the guesswork out of choosing a modem.

Rather than reintroducing uncertainty by giving you the option of choosing from a number of modems, most internet service providers will get behind a particular modem which is able to provide benefits to a majority of consumers. Another benefit which is often found in these modems is making them as user-friendly as possible. Being part of an nbn package, a modem will be distributed to a large number of people who live a number of different lifestyles, which means that not every person with an nbn package will have an understanding of the nbn network. As a result, most of the modems which internet service providers offer in nbn packages have user-friendly interfaces, which allow you to immediately see if there are any connection issues with your internet, how many devices you have connected to the internet, and much more.

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At MATE, we understand that one of the things that people look for in an nbn package is the modem so that a large portion of the guesswork that’s associated with setting up an internet connection is removed. That’s why we offer the TP-Link Archer VX230v nbn compatible modem.

The TP-Link Archer VX230v modem is designed to be able to provide a stable connection to the nbn network. As well as this, the TP-Link Archer VX230v modem is designed with user experience in mind, having a user-friendly interface that easily allows you to see the status of your internet connection, as well as the number of devices that are currently connected, which also makes for easy parental control of the internet. For a once-only payment of $165.00 when you sign up for any of our nbn plans, the TP-Link Archer VX230v nbn compatible modem is perfect for those who don’t want to worry about which modem to choose, and just want a modem that’s designed to work with a number of lifestyles. If you’d like to learn more about the TP-Link Archer VX230v modem and how it can work with your nbn plan, click here.


Choosing the right speed tiers

If you’re looking for ways to save on your nbn package, one great way to do it is by going through the available speed tiers of the nbn network. At MATE, we offer nbn 25/10, which offers a maximum download speed of 25 Mbps and an upload speed of 10 Mbps, nbn 50/20, which offers a maximum download speed of 50 Mbps and an upload speed of 20 Mbps, nbn Home Fast (100/20), which offers a maximum download speed of 100 Mbps and an upload speed of 20 Mbps, nbn Home Fast+ (100/40), which offers a maximum download speed of 100 Mbps and an upload speed of 40 Mbps, and finally, nbn Home Superfast (250/25), which offers a maximum download speed of 250 Mbps and an upload speed of 25 Mbps.

Before you select an nbn package, your internet service provider may ask you what speed tier you would like your nbn plan to be on. As the price of each speed tier goes up depending on performance, you need to figure out how strong of an internet connection you actually need and how you want your nbn package to suit your lifestyle. If you don’t go with a powerful enough speed tier, you’ll miss out on a number of functions which you may find useful, such as being able to use streaming services or play video games online. If you go with a speed tier that’s a bit too powerful, you may find yourself spending far too much money on your connection to the nbn network and not making most of what the stronger connection offers you. If you’re someone who has a small family, the nbn 25/5 speed tier is probably the best. However, if you’re someone who uses the internet a lot more than most, such as those who online gaming a lot or work from home, the cost of being in a more powerful speed tier is worth it for the improved performance.

Because of the major difference in performance between the lower and higher speed tiers, a lot of people tend to go with nbn plans and packages that are on the nbn 50/20 speed tier, as it provides a maximum download speed of 50 Mbps and an upload speed of 20 Mbps. Being on the nbn 50/20 speed tier allows decent performance for solo internet users, such as online gamers or students. But it also provides decent performance for both larger families and share house groups, because plans on the nbn 50/20 speed tier will offer consistent performance, even when multiple people use the internet every day.

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At MATE, we understand that the nbn 50/20 tier is one of the more popular speed tiers that the nbn network has to offer, which is why we offer our Ripper 50/20 plan. This plan allows you to make the most out of the nbn 50/20 speed tier, giving you a respectable typical busy period download speed (7pm-11pm) of up to 48 Mbps, which allows you to do most things which you could do outside out the typical busy period, such as play online video games, surf the internet and stream music and television, making a perfect plan for those who want decent performance from the nbn network but don’t want to commit to the range of expensive plans and packages that use the nbn Home Fast/Home Fast+ and nbn Home Superfast speed tiers. If you’d like to learn more about our Ripper 50/20 plan or any of our other nbn plans, check out our nbn plans page, or give our friendly customer service team a call today on 13 14 13.


Mobile

Looking to stay connected with friends and family during the quarantine period? Is your current mobile phone contract about to expire? Why not set up an nbn package by combining an nbn service with a mobile SIM service? As a number of the internet service providers that are providing a connection to the nbn network are also providers of mobile phone services, it only made sense to combine the two together in order to form a package that’s designed to save their customers a lot of money and add a great deal of value to their existing nbn plans.

At MATE, we understand the peace of mind that comes with sharing an internet service provider and a mobile phone service provider, which is why all of our incredible nbn plans can be combined with our mobile plans in order to form an extremely valuable package. All of our nbn+ mobile packages come with one of our 4G mobile plans that come complete with unlimited calls and texting, which means that you can keep in contact with as many people over the isolation period as you like.

At MATE, we offer a number of different mobile plans, each designed for different price ranges and different lifestyles. Our plans range from our 12GB plan, which is designed for people who don’t need to use their mobile phone as much, all the way up to our 150GB plan, designed for people on the go, surfing the internet or doing a lot of business over the phone. The range of different mobile plans that we have is perfect for the number of nbn plans that we have, as it allows you to have a lot of customisation options for your nbn+ mobile package, allowing to develop a package that will suit your lifestyle.

Not looking to use your internet or phone as often as others? Pair our 12GB mobile plan with our Crikey 25/10 plan, to create a cheap plan that provides you with all the internet you’ll need, whilst still being able to keep in touch with your friends and family with unlimited talk and text. Looking for a plan that will be able to provide high-speed internet for you and your family, as well as have a mobile plan that offers you a lot of data for browsing on the go or business? Then pair our 150GB data plan with our No Worries 100/20 or You Beaut 100/40 plans to develop a perfect plan for those who are looking to get the most out of the nbn network as well as their mobile phones.

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If you’re looking for both a connection to the nbn network as well as a high-quality 4G phone, plan you can rely on us to help you out. If you’d like to learn more about our nbn plans, our 4G mobile phones or the ways which you make packages out of the two, give us a call on 13 14 13 or check out our nbn plans page.


Home phone packages

Looking to stay connected with friends and family, but don’t use your mobile phone very often? There are a number of internet service providers who provide nbn packages that bundle a connection to the nbn network with a home phone service instead of bundling it with a 4G mobile plan. At MATE, you can bundle a home phone service to your nbn plan for just $9 a month extra. By adding a home phone service to your nbn plan, you’ll be receiving unlimited local, national and mobile calls, as well as a high-quality connection to the nbn network.

Just like our nbn+mobile plans, our home phone service is also available to be bundled with any of our nbn plans, allowing you a number of customisation options to choose from. Prefer to talk to your family over the phone rather than online, but still have a need for the internet? Bundle a home phone service with our Crikey 25/10 25/5 plan for an inexpensive yet effective service. Looking to bundle unlimited local and national calls with a high-speed internet connection in order to run a business from home? Try pairing a home phone service with our No Worries 100 or nbn You Beaut 100/40 plans to get the most out of your connection to the nbn network.

At MATE, we’re determined to make sure that you get the most out of your home phone service, as well as your connection to the nbn network. So, if you would like to learn more about how we can provide with an nbn+ home phone bundle, visit our nbn plans page or give us a call today on 13 14 13 today. Even during the isolation period, our all-Aussie support team are ready to help you with whatever issues that you’re having with your mobile plan, your home phone service or your connection to the nbn network.

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Throughout Australia and the world, the isolation period which so many people have had to experience has changed the way that people about spending money on anything, even on their connections to the internet. As a result, internet service providers are seeing consumers trying to save money by looking into nbn packages now more than ever.

As a result, it’s only natural that you would also want to save some of your hard-earned money by having a look at some of the nbn packages that internet service providers have been offering. At MATE, we are proud to offer nbn packages that are designed to be extremely valuable and extremely competitive when compared to the nbn packages that other internet service providers are providing. So, if you’re looking to make the most out of your connection to the nbn network with a 4G/5G mobile plan or a home phone service, look no further than the extensive list of nbn package options that are provided by MATE, which allow you to customise your nbn package so that it can suit your lifestyle. If you’d like to learn about how the team at MATE can help you, give us a call today on 13 14 13 today.


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Other Frequently Asked Questions about the nbn™

How is the nbn network installed and connected to my home or business premises?

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, an adult over 18 will need to be present to let the installer in and approve the work completed.

Typically, you’ll need to work with the installer to decide on the ideal location for your device to be installed, considering easy access for you and where it can be efficiently connected to the network’s external device.

For certain connection types like FTTN/FTTB, where no additional equipment is needed inside, your connection will simply use an existing telephone socket.

What nbn plan is right for me?

At MATE, we have a range of nbn plans that are designed to suit different lifestyles. Whether you live in a small household or need high-speed internet for a large family or group, we’ve got you covered.

From our Crikey 25/10 plan which offers a typical busy period download speed of 25Mbps to the Fair Dinkum 250/25 plan, designed for 6 or more people, with a typical busy period download speed of 202Mbps, there’s something for everyone.

It’s important to note that actual speeds are not only influenced by the type of plan you have but also by your nbn connection type. For example, if you have a plan that provides you with a typical busy period download speed of 48Mbps but you’re connected to the nbn network via FTTN technology, your average internet speed may be slightly slower.

Beyond this, there are many other factors that can affect your internet speed, such as your location, proximity to a Fixed Wireless position (especially for rural users), and the quality of your devices.

Who will be getting access to the nbn network?

Quite simply, the nbn network is dedicated to providing high-speed internet connections to every home and business across Australia. nbn™ hopes to achieve this goal, aiming to ensure that everyone can enjoy the full benefits of the internet at high speeds, regardless of their location in the country. The government has already completed most of the nbn rollout, meaning that most Australians should now have an active nbn connection or have it available for installation.

Who will be getting access to the nbn™ network?

If you want to know how you’re connected to the nbn network, there’s a very easy way to find out. Before you select one of MATE’s 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 prepare 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. If you're in an existing property, there's minimal preparation needed on your part for the nbn to set up its network; nbn™ will handle most of the internal setup, although there are a few exceptions. However, for a new property, you may need a private technician to provide a trench and conduit for the fibre cabling installation.

Thankfully, getting your phones and internet-ready devices prepared for the nbn network is straightforward. 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].

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