Question: Do You Need A Phone Line For NBN?

Question: Do You Need A Phone Line For NBN?

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 get NBN without a phone line?

With an NBN connection there is no need to keep an active telephone service. NBN broadband plans & bundles can be provided with no need to pay for traditional telephone line rental. If you have an existing copper telephone line connected to your property, NBN will use this for NBN.

Do you need a phone line for ADSL?

ADSL2+ broadband requires an active phone line to work. It is just a necessary part of signing up for ADSL broadband. So yes, you need to pay line rental for ADSL, but no, you don’t need a landline phone service.

Is NBN compulsory?

The NBN is compulsory, but at least 6 million Australians don’t realise it. A survey has found more than one in three Australians have no plans to switch to the NBN or don’t actually know what it is, apparently unaware that once the new network arrives their existing phone and internet connections will be switched off.

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.

How can I get Internet without a phone line or cable?

You probably don’t need cable or phone service. So, if you want to cut the cable cord, don’t worry, you can still get internet without cable or a phone line. Just contact your provider to see the standalone internet options in your area.

Is there an alternative to the NBN?

NBN Alternatives: Mobile Broadband

However, it’s an option that works best for on-the-go broadband use, rather than as a total home internet solution.

Do you need a phone line to get Internet?

Most broadband deals require a home phone line to be in place, even if you never use it. First off, it’s important to note that landlines are still very much in use by some people. That said, there are still some options for maintaining internet connectivity without having to pay for a landline you don’t actually use.

Do I need a home phone to get Internet?

Unlike cable or satellite Internet, DSL lines are private and direct to your home. You don’t need to dial-up to connect to the Internet, and no one else shares your DSL connection. However, there are many options available that do not require a home phone in order to use DSL Internet.

How much does it cost to get a phone line installed?

How much does it cost? Most providers, including BT, will offer you free phone line installation if you sign up to a broadband package with them. If you’re just signing up to line rental, however, BT charges £130 to either activate an old line or install a new one.

Does everyone have to switch to NBN?

Hey John61, you will eventually have to switch to the NBN. Once you’ve heard that you can get NBN in your area, you’ve got 18 months to switch over to it before the previous network is switched off.

Does NBN affect Foxtel?

“Foxtel is moving to satellite only delivery for its broadcast subscribers while also significantly increasing its presence as a video streaming service. In the future, the NBN will fully manage the HFC network to deliver broadband services. Foxtel is able to offer the best of both.”

Can you 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.

How much does NBN cost to install?

A Telstra Professional Install involves a home visit from a skilled technician (including nbn service install check) to help you connect your devices and services to the nbn network. A $240 fee for standard professional install may apply. Additional costs will apply if you have complex cabling requirements.

Does landlord pay for NBN installation?

If you’re renting and this NBN Co Non-Standard Installation fee applies, we recommend you request your landlord to reimburse you the $300 charge as it is a once off charge that only applies when you first connect your rented property to the nbn™ (the next tenant won’t have to pay for it which makes it a once off

Do you have to join up to the 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.

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