Question: Do You Have 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.

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.

Can I connect to NBN without a home phone?

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 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.

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.

Do I need a technician to install my NBN?

Even if you have nominated a self-installation, an nbn technician will still be required to connect your nbn service and may need access to your premises. connect your nbn service and may need access to your premises.

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).

What happens to my landline when NBN is connected?

If you have a Fixed Wireless nbn connection, you can choose to keep your existing copper phone line. If you do switch to the nbn network, you’ll need a connection box inside your home. You plug your modem into the connection box, and your phone into the modem.

Can I get Internet without a 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.

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.

How long do I have before I have to switch to NBN?

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, although some service providers might have shorter timeframes.

Will NBN affect my Foxtel?

The installation of the external nbn™ utility box (PCD) will not affect any of your telecommunication services including Foxtel. If you have a pay TV service that uses your current cable connection, your service provider will ensure you stay connected to your pay TV service.

Will my old phone work on the 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. If you are connected via FTTN, FTTB, or HFC your phone service will not work in the event of a power failure.