Hurry: one week left to snag Exetel NBN 100 for just AU$62.90

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Exetel, one of the best NBN providers in Australia, is currently making a strong case to switch to an NBN 100 plan, offering its high-speed plan for just under AU$63 per month. The low-cost monthly fee makes it the cheapest NBN 100 plan over the first year period in Australia. 

The introductory offer of AU$62.90p/m for the first 6 months has been made possible thanks to an exclusive WhistleOut discount code, WOEX2023. With the code applied, you'll save just over AU$132 over six months, compared to the AU$68.95p/m you would pay if you signed up through Exetel directly.

Once the initial six-month period is up, the plan reverts to its regular monthly price of AU$84.95p/m. While this is an increase of just over AU$22p/m, Exetel's regular monthly price is still below the average monthly price on this NBN speed tier. 

If you're persuaded to sign up, you'll need to act fast, as the exclusive WhistleOut discount code expires on March 31, giving you just one week left to take advantage. 

Not only does this discount make Exetel’s NBN 100 plan the cheapest on the market, but it comes with added value in the form of maximum typical evening speeds and Speed Boost days. Not all NBN providers advertise the full 100Mbps download speeds during the busier evening hours, so for Exetel to offer them here makes for attractive reading. 

The telco also offers five free Speed Boost days each month, which let you boost the speed of your internet connection to the next available tier — NBN 250 in this instance — if you have the connection type to support it. Eligible connection types are fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) and hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC).

If you fancy even faster internet speeds and you have the NBN connection type to support them, then you can also make good savings on Exetel's NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans. 

You can currently save AU$150 over six months on an NBN 250 plan, costing just AU$83.95p/m for the first six months (also the cheapest in Australia) or AU$120 over six months on an NBN 1000 plan, with an introductory cost of AU109.95p/m for the first six months. 

However, considering Exetel advertises 225Mbps evening speeds on its NBN 250 plan and 245Mbps on its NBN 1000 plan, we'd suggest the NBN 250 plan as offering the better value. 

In the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) most recent broadband performance data report, Exetel delivered 101.5% of advertised download speeds, indicating you are highly likely to get the full 100Mbps in your home. Remember that you’re more likely to achieve the maximum 100Mbps download speed if you have a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) or hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) connection type. Fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) has the potential to support NBN 100 plans, but because it uses copper wiring in its infrastructure, it isn’t guaranteed.

Max Langridge
Senior Editor, Tom's Guide AU

Max is a digital content writer for Tom’s Guide in Australia, where he covers all things internet-related, including NBN and the emerging alternatives, along with audio and visual products such as headphones and TVs. Max started his career in his homeland of England, where he spent time working for What Hi-Fi? and Pocket-lint, before moving to Australia in 2018.