No, you do not need an active phone line to get an internet service on the nbn™.
Unlike ADSL, the nbn™ does not require you to have an active landline.
Most ADSL customers only have a phone line so they can have an internet connection.
Can I use my existing phone on the NBN?
If you have HFC nbn service, you plug your home phone directly into the green port on your Telstra modem. If you have a Fixed Wireless nbn connection, you can choose to keep your existing copper phone line. This means you can use your phone during a power failure, depending on your handset.
Do I need to switch to the NBN?
To continue having a fixed home phone and broadband service, you’ll need to switch to phone and broadband services on the nbn network. In most cases, you have 18 months to switch, from the date when nbn co declares your area is ‘ready for service’.
How do I connect my phone to the NBN?
Plug one end of your RJ11 phone cable into the UNI-V 1 port on your NBN™ Connection Box, and then plug the other end into an available phone port on the nearby patch panel. Use another RJ11 phone cable to plug your phone into the corresponding phone port on another patch panel in your home.
Can you get NBN without a phone line?
With an NBN connection there is no need to keep an active telephone service. NBN broadband plans and bundles can be provided with no need to pay for traditional telephone line rental.The NBN network is being rolled out across the country in a number of different methods.