Exetel will upgrade your NBN speed for free for 5 days every month

Exetel will let you jump up to a faster NBN speed tier for up to free five times per month provided you’re on FTTP, FTTN or HFC.

Free upgrade to NBN 100
Exetel
Extra-value nbn50
$53.95
/mo
  • pro
    50Mbps typical evening speeds
  • pro
    No Contracts
  • Fire Emoji
    5 free Speed Boosts to NBN 100 per month
  • Fire Emoji
    $16 discount per month for the first 6 months
Free upgrade to NBN 250
Exetel
Family nbn100/20
$68.95
/mo
  • pro
    100Mbps typical evening speeds
  • pro
    No Contracts
  • Fire Emoji
    5 free Speed Boosts to NBN 250 per month
  • Fire Emoji
    $16 discount per month for the first 6 months
Free upgrade to NBN 500
Exetel
Superfast nbn250
$99.95
/mo
  • pro
    225Mbps typical evening speeds
  • pro
    No Contracts
  • Fire Emoji
    5 free Speed Boosts to NBN 500 per month
  • Fire Emoji
    $20 discount per month for the first 6 months
Anula Wiwatowska
Jul 14, 2022
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Exetel will let you jump up to a faster NBN speed tier for up to free five times per month provided you’re on FTTP, FTTN or HFC.

Customers on NBN 50 plans or faster receive 5 free Speed Boosts every month. Within 15 minutes, these Boosts up your connection to the next fastest speed tier available for 24 hours. So NBN 50 plans will go up to NBN 100, NBN 100 to NBN 250 and so on.

Additional Boosts beyond these 5 days and Boosts for speed tiers slower than NBN 50 go for $2 a pop.

Here is how the Speed Boost system works across Exetel’s full NBN range:

Original speed tier
Boosted Speed
Eligible technology type
Free Speed Boosts
Extra Boost Cost
Boost Banking
NBN 12NBN 25FTTP, HFC, FTTN0$2 per boostN/A
NBN 25NBN 50FTTP, HFC, FTTN0$2 per boostN/A
NBN 50NBN 100FTTP, HFC, FTTN5$2 per boostUp to 30 days
NBN 100/20NBN 250FTTP, some HFC5$2 per boostUp to 30 days
NBN 100/40NBN 250FTTP, some HFC5$2 per boostUp to 30 days
NBN 250NBN 500FTTP, some HFC5$2 per boostUp to 30 days
NBN 500N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Speed Boosts are available across all fixed line NBN speed tiers from the provider, apart from NBN 500 which is the fastest available. Here are the eligible plans;

If you don’t use your free Speed Boosts through the month they’ll rollover to the next month and you can bank up to 30 days for use later. Essentially you could save up your days for six months and upgrade for free for a whole month. Although it is also worth bumping up your speeds if you’ll have extra people in the house, or if a new game has come out and you want to be able to get playing faster. Or if you just want to test it out and see if it's worth upgrading.

The maximum speed you can get is still defined by your NBN technology type. So if you’re on an NBN 100 plan on FTTN, these Speed Boosts won’t magically make your line capable of achieving speeds of 250Mbps.

Currently these Boosts are only available on FTTP, HFC and FTTN technology types. But when we asked Exetel about the excluded technologies the provider simply replied “not yet,” which suggests that the offer may open up to FTTB and FTTC later on down the track.

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Anula Wiwatowska
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Anula Wiwatowska
Anula is the Content and Social Media Editor within the Reviews.org extended universe. Working in the tech space since 2020, she covers phone and internet plans, gadgets, smart devices, and the intersection of technology and culture. Anula was a finalist for Best Feature Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards, and an eight time finalist across categories at the IT Journalism Awards. Her work contributed to WhistleOut's Best Consumer Coverage win in 2023.

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