OzEmail joins sub-$30 broadband brigade

The broadband price war continues as OzEmail enters the under $30 broadband market with a new $29.95 plan.

In what it claims is a key differentiator from other ISP broadband offers, OzEmail is not charging excess usage fees.

“Other ISPs charge up to 15 cents per megabyte – without warning – once a customer reaches their download limit. The result is bill-shock, a bill at the end of the month that, while giving the ISP a tidy sum, gives their customers a real shock,” said OzEmail managing director Trevor Duff.

However, Optus, for one, offers the same to its ADSL customers. Customers on all its plans face no financial penalty for exceeding their download limits. Instead, speed throttling applies.

OzEmail joins a number of ISPs all attempting to compete with Telstra’s $29.95 introductory broadband deal, including Primus, iiNet, TPG and Optus.

OzEmail now has four broadband plans, all with a flat rate.

The new OzE Starter is priced at $29.95 per month at 256Kbps with a 300Mb download limit. Once customers reach the limit, the connection is scaled down to a dial-up speed of 56Kbps.

Previously, the cost of OzEmail’s cheapest ADSL plan was $49.95 per month.

Other plans include the OzE Saver which is priced at $49.95 per month with 256Kbps. However, after 12GB is reached speed may be slowed during peak periods.

The OzE Explorer costs $64.95 a month at 512Kbps, with no monthly download limit. And the OzE Maximiser costs $99.95 per month at 1.5Mbps.

There is a line activation fee of $99 for six-month plans. However, OzEmail incurs this cost for customers on a 12–18 month plans.

OzEmail also supplies a ‘modem in a box’ for $129. This is provided for free to customers on an 18-month contract.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?