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Your easy guide to switching or upgrading
to the nbn network

How to switch or upgrade to the nbn

Step 1

Check your address to find out
if the nbn has rolled out in your area
with our address finder

Step 2

Pick a new month-to-month plan with
unlimited data or 200GB a month.

If you're an existing customer on an nbn-ready plan, you can switch to the nbn and keep your plan, monthly cost and data allowance.

Step 3

We’ll send you a new nbn compatible modem if you need one, along with easy-to-follow instructions.

Once you’ve set your modem up, we’ll do the rest.


Please be patient while our system processes your address.

Do I need to switch or upgrade to the nbn?

If you want to receive fixed-line internet and / or phone services, once the nbn rolls out in your area, you’ll need to switch or upgrade to the nbn, either with your existing provider or with a new provider.

nbn co will get in touch to let you know your address is ready to be connected and you’re ready to make the switch.

Do I need to switch or upgrade to the nbn?



When to switch so you avoid the nbn switch-off date

The nbn co gives you 18 months to switch or upgrade to the nbn from the date that they get in touch to let you know your address is ready. After the 18-month period, your provider will be required to disconnect your old services.

when to switch so you avoid the nbn switch-off date


What speeds you can expect
on the nbn with Telstra

20Mbps
Standard Evening Speed

nbn tier 25 plan provides typical min. speeds of 20Mbps

Typical minimum speeds between 7pm-11pm:

Download speeds* – 20Mbps
Upload speeds* – 4Mpbs

 

  • 1 - 3 devices
  • Stream TV and movies SD video quality
  • Capable of online gaming

 

If you switch to nbn on your current Telstra plan and currently pay less than $79 p/month, you’ll get this speed.

 

40Mbps
Standard Evening Speed

nbn tier 50 plan provides typical min. speeds of 40Mbps

Typical minimum evening speed between 7pm-11pm:

Download speeds* – 40Mbps
Upload speeds* – 15Mpbs

 

  • 3-6 devices
  • Stream TV and movies HD video quality
  • Responsive online gaming

 

If you switch to nbn on your current Telstra plan and currently pay $79 or more p/month, you’ll get this speed.

 

Check out nbn speed factsheet for more information

 

 


Once you're ready, switching to the nbn is easy

Switch to fast, reliable internet with no lock-in contract. Simply pay out your modem if you leave before 24 months.

View our plans




Why switch to Telstra for nbn?

We're Australia's favourite nbn provider

We’re Australia’s
favourite nbn provider

2 million customers have already trusted us to switch them to the nbn

Telstra offers month to month flexibility with no lock-in contract

Month-to-month flexibility

With no lock-in contract you can walk away anytime. First sign up only. Just pay out your modem if you leave before 24 mths.

Telstra is number one on the netflix ISP speed index for June 2019

We’re no.1 for Netflix

We’re Australia’s no.1 nbn provider on the Netflix ISP Speed Index for June 2019.

Commonly asked questions

 

Book online and avoid the $99 connection fee. We also offer several installation options -

Self-install
This $0 option is a popular choice with many customers. We send you the necessary equipment (along with easy to follow instructions) and you connect your devices and services to the nbn.
 

Professional install
For $240 a professional technician will come to your house to connect your devices and services to the nbn.


Seniors

New and existing Telstra customers over 55 years of age are entitled to a free professional installation (normally priced at $240).


Non-standard installations

Additional costs will apply for non-standard instillations if you have complex cabling requirements.

 

 

Once connected to the nbn you’ll use your nbn connection to access your broadband and phone services and you won’t be able to move your services back.

It’s also worth noting that when you request your broadband and phone services to be moved to the nbn, you are giving your consent to the instillation services on the nbn network on behalf of all account holders at your premises.

 

 

Not if you stay on your current plan. If you move to a new plan, your current contract will end.

 

Not if you stay on your current plan. If you move to a new casual or 24 month plan, your current contract will end and you'll begin a new one.
Not if you stay on your current plan. If you move to a new casual or 24 month plan, your current contract will end and you'll begin a new one.

 

If you have a Fibre to the Node (FTTN) connection, two types of cable are used to send the nbn to your address. First the nbn travels through a fibre optic caballing to a node (i.e. a small exchange box) close to your home. The nbn then travels from the node to your household through copper cables.

If your address is nbn ready, our nbn address finder will help you find out what type of connection you have.

 

If you have a Hybrid Fibre Coaxial connection, the nbn first travels through a fibre cable to a node (i.e. a small exchange box) close to your home. The nbn then travels from the node to your household through existing cables that are also used for Pay TV.

If your address is nbn ready, our nbn address finder will help you find out what type of connection you have.

 

If you receive the nbn through a Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) connection, your home will be connected using fibre optic cable.

If your address is nbn ready, our nbn address finder will help you find out what type of connection you have.

 

If the nbn arrives at your premises through a Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) connection – also now as Fibre to the Cabinet – it travels through a fibre cable to a small distribution point usually located near your driveway or kerb. The nbn then travels through existing copper phone lines to your building.

If your address is nbn ready, our nbn address finder will help you find out what type of connection you have.

 

If you have a Fixed Wireless connection the nbn is delivered to you from a tower through radio signals to an antenna on your roof.

If your address is nbn ready, our nbn address finder will help you find out what type of connection you have.