The best unlimited internet plans for data gluttons

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Best overall
Spintel
SpinTel NBN Unlimited Plus
4 out of 5 stars
4
Starts at
$54/mth (first 6 months)
Typical evening speeds
50Mbps
Best cheap
Tangerine Telcom
Tangerine Standard Speed Unlimited
4 out of 5 stars
4
Starts at
$44.90/mth (first 6 months)
Typical evening speeds
25Mbps
Best fast
Spintel
SpinTel NBN Unlimited Premium
4 out of 5 stars
4
Starts at
$69/mth (first 6 months)
Typical evenings speeds
100Mbps
Best superfast
Mate
Mate elite mates nbn Home Superfast
4 out of 5 stars
4
Starts at
$99/mth
Typical evening speeds
208Mbps
Best ultrafast
Aussie Broadband
Aussie Broadband nbn Home Ultrafast Unlimited
5 out of 5 stars
5
Starts at
$149/mth
Typical evening speeds
600Mbps
Brodie Fogg
Editorial Lead
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May 15, 2022
4 min read


Not all that long ago, unlimited data was a luxury afforded only by those willing to fork out the cashola. These days, every NBN provider on the market is offering unlimited downloads at a reasonable rate because, as any ISP worth their salt knows, the real money is in speed these days.

When weighing up unlimited NBN plans, you’re looking for two things: included speed tier and monthly price. And of course, it can be overwhelming given how many internet plans and providers are out there. With that in mind, here are the best value unlimited NBN plans for each NBN speed tier.

Of course, if you're not looking for infinite cosmic powers data, then make sure you check out the best internet plans to see what else is out there, as we as the best cheap WiFi plans, to cover all your bases.

Best unlimited internet plan overall

SpinTel NBN Unlimited Premium

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Pro Bullet Promo pricing of $54 a month
Pro Bullet Typical evening speeds of 50Mbps
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Con Bullet Discounted pricing only for 6 months

When it comes to value, SpinTel is pretty hard to beat in the NBN 50 (a.k.a. Standard speed) space. It comes in as the cheapest NBN 50 plan in our comparison engine at just $54 per month, though that pricing does only last for six months. That said, after the six months are up, the ongoing price of $64.95 is still cheaper than almost all of the competition.

With SpinTel's pricing and solid customer service reputation, it's not surprising that it consistently tops our monthly list of the best NBN plans overall. Still, if you're not 100% sold, take a gander at the runners-up below.

Best cheap unlimited internet plan

Tangerine Standard Speed Unlimited

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Pro Bullet Promo pricing of $44.90 a month
Pro Bullet Typical evening speeds of 25Mbps
Pro Bullet Cheaper than many NBN 12 plans
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Con Bullet Discounted pricing only for 6 months
Con Bullet Not suitable for larger households or downloading lots of big files

If you’re looking for unlimited data but want to save as much money as possible, your first instinct might be to opt for Basic NBN 12 but that’d be shooting yourself in the foot. Tangerine’s Standard Speed Unlimited plan is actually cheaper than almost all Basic NBN 12 speed plans on the market (not that there are many left these days) and it comes with Standard NBN 25 speeds (Tangerine self-reports 25Mbps for average evening speeds). At $44.90 per month for the first six months, that's some cheap and cheerful WiFi for those budget-conscious households.

If that deal’s not sweet enough for your tastes, here’s a small segment of unlimited NBN Standard deals to compare it against.

Best fast unlimited internet plan

SpinTel NBN Unlimited Premium

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Pro Bullet One of the cheapest in this category
Pro Bullet Typical evening speeds of 100Mbps
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Con Bullet Upload speeds of 20Mbps (but plans are available with 40Mbps upload speeds)

Households with over four people living under one roof (and a serious appetite for 4K Disney Plus) will want to opt for Premium NBN 100. Our top pick for this category (once again) is SpinTel. Not only is it one of the cheapest NBN Premium providers in our comparison engine, but with self-reported typical evening speeds of 100Mbps, it's also one of the fastest.

The SpinTel plan above comes with the standard upload speeds of 20Mbps, but for those who regularly upload content (like streamers, video producers, and editors), it's also worth noting that there are plans in this tier that offer 40Mbps upload speeds, so keep an eye out for those below.

Here's how SpinTel's plan stacks up against the competition.

Best superfast unlimited internet plan

Mate elite mates nbn Home Superfast

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Pro Bullet Upload speeds of 25Mbps
Pro Bullet Typical evening speeds of 208Mbps
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Con Bullet Only available for HFC or FTTP households

Mate is a solid choice across all speed tiers, but its Superfast plan really shines when it comes to value. It boasts a typical evening speed of 208Mbps with an upload of 25Mbps, which is more than enough to comfortably handle a large household of data lovers. However, there is one caveat: You’ll need a Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) or Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) connection to nab these lightning-fast speeds.

Mate doesn't offer any limited-time discounts - just a no-fuss $99 per month price. Even so, it's still on the cheaper side of the spectrum for NBN 250 plans - particularly when its competitors' promo periods come to their inevitable end.

Here's how it compares to other NBN 250 plans on the market.

Best ultrafast unlimited internet plan

Aussie Broadband nbn Home Ultrafast Unlimited

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Pro Bullet No contract
Pro Bullet Typical evening speeds of 600Mbps
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Con Bullet Not available to all homes
Con Bullet Expensive

There's a lot more competition in the NBN 1000 space these days, but Aussie Broadband (one of the first providers to offer this speed tier) remains on top. It's self-reported 600Mbps typical evening speeds are some of the fastest in the country, and their customer service reputation is second to none.

Of course, at $149 per month, it certainly isn't the cheapest plan out there, but for WiFi-obsessed Aussies, it's worth considering.

Not keen on Aussie Broadband's offering? Check out the most popular NBN 1000 unlimited home internet plans below.

How to choose the right unlimited internet plan for you

If you've already decided that an unlimited internet plan is the plan for you, then the next step is working out how fast you need the internet to be.

The general rule of thumb is;

  • NBN 25 plans for households of 1-2
  • NBN 50 plans for households of 2-4 light to medium internet users
  • NBN 100 plans for households of 4-6 medium internet users
  • NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans for really large households or those who download large files regularly, like gamers.

It's also a good idea to run an internet speed test, to get an idea of how fast your current internet is. If you find your speed is too slow and your internet is lagging, you may need to go up a speed tier. Also double check the typical evenings speeds.

How we choose the best unlimited internet plans

Here at Reviews.org, we’re constantly keeping track of the best NBN providers and NBN plans in Australia. Our product team monitors the comings and goings of the Australian broadband market with eagle-eyed precision and feeds that data back to us, the editorial team, to help build out our recommendations.

We then update this page with the best unlimited internet plans, based on what we find in our ever-changing database of NBN plans. We consider things like price, upload speeds and download speeds.

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Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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