Australian telco Tangerine Telecom has kicked off the New Year with a sublime set of deals on its fastest NBN plans for new customers. Only available for a limited time until January 31, 2023, Tangerine has knocked up to AU$30 off the first six months of its speedy NBN 100, NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans.
The ISP’s NBN 25 and NBN 50 are already some of the best NBN plans in the country, so we’re not entirely surprised to see they haven’t received a discount in 2023.
Tangerine’s “Summer Holiday Exclusive” deals mean you can get NBN 250 – with a quoted typical evening speed of 205Mbps – for just under AU$80p/m (saving you AU$30p/m), making it the cheapest NBN 250 plan currently available in Australia. Once the six month period is up, the price will increase to its regular AU$109.90p/m – which is still very competitive.
Tangerine’s NBN 1000 plan (aka “NBN Ultrafast”) has also received a AU$30 discount, bringing it down to AU$99.90p/m. Tangerine hasn’t long made this Ultrafast tier available in Australia, so a typical evening speed figure hasn’t yet been determined. Considering competitors such as Aussie Broadband, iiNet and TPG offer between 400Mbps – 600Mbps on the NBN 1000 tier, we would expect Tangerine to provide similar speeds.
Finally, Tangerine’s NBN 100 plan (with a typical evening speed of 92Mbps) gets a AU$27p/m discount for the first six months, seeing its price drop to AU$62.90p/m before increasing to AU$89.90.
By comparison, Dodo is currently offering the first six months of its NBN 100 plan for AU$63.85p/m as a WhistleOut exclusive. However, because the ongoing price is AU$85p/m, the total cost for the first 12 months ends up being around AU$23 cheaper than Tangerine.
We still think Tangerine is the better deal here however, as it’s well regarded by its own users, scores well in ACCC’s regular broadband reports and has received positive reviews from expert reviewers.
To be eligible for Tangerine’s NBN deals, you’ll need to be an entirely new customer (i.e. not currently be signed up to Tangerine), nor have ever had a plan with the NBN provider. If you don’t already have your own modem, you’ll need to purchase one through Tangerine. The Australian telco currently only offers the Google Nest – it comes as either a standalone router, or can be bundled with additional access points to extend the Wi-Fi coverage around your home.
To find out how Tangerine Telecom stacks up against the competition in Australia, check out our roundup of the best NBN providers.