Telstra throws bottomward in the superfast NBN amount wars, offers 250Mbps for the amount of 50Mbps

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NBN providers accept been doling out big discounts on their NBN affairs for best of 2021, with NBN 250 and 1000 affairs consistently dipping into the not-stupidly-expensive bracket. The struggle is absolute amid the telcos, because Telstra has aloof cut its NBN 250 plan again, afterwards already accomplishing it beforehand this year.

To refresh: back Telstra cut its NBN 250 plan to AU$100 per ages back in January, that was appealing absorbing for the usually discount-averse provider. But now it's angled down, alms NBN 250 for AU$90 a ages for the aboriginal six months, bottomward from AU$140. There's no anchored arrangement on this one either, so you can about-face providers (with one admonition below).

This basically agency you're accepting NBN 250 for six months, for the aforementioned amount as you'd commonly absorb on Telstra's average NBN 50 plan. Do be acquainted that if you're a new Telstra NBN user afterwards one of their modems, you'll charge to pay for that, authoritative the minimum absorb AU$306 if you abolish out afterwards the aboriginal month. That may acerb the accord for accepted plan hoppers.

Still, it's a candied accord for those absorbed to accumulate aural Telstra's garden, with 230Mbps archetypal black download speeds. Alone Acquaintance is alms the plan cheaper at AU$89 a month, but that has a lower advertised black acceleration of 208Mbps. If it's faster, 1000Mbps speeds you're after, Telstra's NBN 1000 plan is additionally bottomward to AU$130 for six months (usually AU$180), so either way it's a acceptable time to assurance up if you appetite Telstra.

If you're consistently arcade around, our best Australian NBN affairs for gaming folio keeps a alive tracker of all the prices.

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years acquaintance accoutrement the amateur industry, his assignment has appeared on GamesRadar , TechRadar, The Guardian, COMEDY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests accommodate indie games, abstruse Metroidvanias, speedrunning, beginning amateur and FPSs. He thinks Attractive by Metallica and Lou Reed is an best archetypal that will accept its due analytical reappraisal one day.