Internode aligns plans for simplicity

National broadband provider Internode has revamped its monthly plan structure, with the aim of unifying its disparate product offerings under one simplified structure.

National broadband provider Internode has revamped its monthly plan structure, with the aim of unifying its disparate product offerings under one simplified structure.

The company currently offers four main types of broadband services. "Easy Broadband" plans are delivered over Internode's own broadband network and come with a fixed-line telephone connection — provided either by Internode or another telco. Easy Bundles are delivered through Optus' network and come with an Internode fixed-line connection bundled in, while Easy Reach plans are delivered over Telstra's network and are generally more expensive than other options.

Finally, Internode also offered "Easy Naked" plans, which do not feature a bundled telephone line as they constitute a naked DSL service.

In a statement issued this afternoon, the company said it had made a number of changes to its plan structure. For starters, its naked DSL service has been revised to align with the Easy Bundle and Easy Broadband plans, and have had an internet telephony line (NodePhone) bundled in. Meanwhile, the most popular Easy Broadband and Easy Bundle plans have had a quota boost of 50GB in the most popular plan tiers.

There are now just four tiers of plans for the Easy Broadband, Easy Bundle and Easy Naked connection types with 30GB, 200GB, 300GB and 1TB of quota.

As for the Telstra-provided Easy Reach plans, Internode has revised these offerings, retiring a 200GB plan in favour of new 100GB and 250GB plans at price points that Internode said "properly reflect their high underlying delivery cost".

Internode has also set the $20 a month discount for bundling phone line rental with these plans, although this discount is not available in all areas, with some regional zones missing out, again due to what Internode said was Telstra's pricing structure.

Some minimum contract period requirements and plan downgrade fees have also been removed from the ISP's new plan tables.

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