Do I Need To Switch To NBN?

Moving to the NBN is not automatic

Once NBN has announced your area is ready for service, you will generally have 18 months to move your landline phone and internet services to the new NBN network.

If you’re with one of these companies, you don’t have to move to the NBN and your services won’t be disconnected.

Do you have 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’.

Is there an alternative to the NBN?

And as long as you can get a decent mobile signal at your home, home wireless is a great NBN alternative. Many home wireless connections are limited in terms of the speeds they can offer. But the major exception to this is Optus wireless broadband.

Do I have to pay for NBN installation?

The National Broadband Network will be installed at your home free of charge. However, you will have to pay for an NBN plan to cover your monthly usage. The price of NBN plans is always changing, but you can expect to pay somewhere between $60 and $100 per month for your connection.

Do I need an NBN connection box?

An nbn Utility Box will be installed to the outside of your premises and a Connection Box will be installed inside – drilling may be required. Your Telstra modem will need to connect to the nbn Connection Box, and your telephone will be plugged into your modem.

Do I need a new phone for NBN?

If you have HFC nbn service, you plug your home phone directly into the green port on your Telstra modem. If you don’t need a copper phone line, you can switch your phone to the nbn network. If you do switch to the nbn network, you’ll need a connection box inside your home.

How much does NBN cost monthly?

Most entry-level NBN users will pay around $50 per month for unlimited data with a basic 12Mbps connection.10 Aug 2017

Can I opt out of NBN?

Residents can still opt out of a fibre connection, an NBN Co spokeswoman confirmed. But they will have no fixed-line connection once the Telstra copper network is removed under a deal between Telstra and NBN Co.26 Sep 2012

Do I really need to switch to NBN?

Switching to the NBN is not automatic—there are steps you need to take. Once NBN Co has announced that your area is NBN-ready, you may have up to 18 months to move your phone and internet services. You must contact your preferred service provider to move to the NBN.

Can I have Internet without landline?

Even though you can theoretically get cable or fibre broadband without line rental, it can be hard to find a provider actually offering broadband without a landline. Currently, Virgin Media is the only major ISP that lets you sign up for broadband without a phone line.5 Sep 2019

Where is the NBN connection box installed?

An NBN Co standard installation allows for 40 metres of cabling from the Utility Box on the outside of your home to where the NBN Connection Box is installed within your home. the NBN Connection box should not be located within an out building, garage, wet area or hard to reach location.

What does NBN installation involve?

If the outside of your property hasn’t been connected to the nbn™ network yet, the free standard installation* will include connecting a fibre optic cable from your street to the nbn™ utility box installed on the outside of your home or business (also known as a premises connection device).

How do they connect NBN to your house?

Under a standard installation, the NBN connection box will typically go inside your home near an existing telephone jack and within reach of a power point. The connection box must plug straight into the wall socket, not into a power board or double adaptor.28 Jan 2016

Will my old phone work with NBN?

If you have an existing analogue phone, in most cases it should continue to work on NBN Fibre connections by just plugging it in to the voice port (marked UNI-V) on the modem or NTD box. You should consider having another means of making calls in the case of an emergency, like a mobile phone.

Do you lose your landline with NBN?

The good news is that your landline will not (or should not) be cut off without significant warning. Your current home phone provider will advise you when the NBN becomes available in your area, and you have 18 months to act before fixed-line phone services are severed.3 Apr 2018

Will cordless phones work with NBN?

Any cordless phone or corded phone with tone dialing will work with a NBN gateway. Only DECT phones that support DECT 2 can be paired with the gateway, If you have a DECT 6 cordless phone it will work with the base plugged into gateway but the handset can not be paired with gateway.