MyNetFone said it would offer residential and business customers in NBN connected areas a range of broadband plans starting from $39.95 per month for the 'My NBN Basic' plan, at NBN Co's lowest tier speed (12/1Mbps) with a 20GB data quota through to $99.95 for the 'My NBN 100' plan with 1TB download allowance (100/40Mbps).
MyNetFone will bundle its VoIP service for no additional fixed monthly cost. Customers will pay a flat 12.5 cents for untimed national calls and 24 cents per minute for mobile calls. A range of voice plans will also be offered.
MyNetFone CEO, Rene Sugo, said: "The NBN levels the playing field considerably in terms of our ability to compete with the large incumbents. We will see a heightened level of competition in the market for broadband and voice services that will provide customers with more choice than they've ever had before.
He added: "With local number portability, we can slay one of the telco industry's sacred cash cows; line rental. This will quickly become a thing of the past as consumers won't need to hang onto their copper phone line to retain their phone number. We can simply port their existing landline number into the cloud via their broadband connection." (In fact hanging on to copper won't be an option for customers connecting to the NBN, it will be disconnected).
Symbio Networks will also offer number porting to its wholesale customers. Symbio said it expected to offer wholesale NBN services in NSW in June. It plans to work with a number of wholesale trial customers "to ensure a smooth delivery of the NBN services and operational solutions."
Following the NSW deployment it plans to offer services in Tasmania, saying: "This is a significant development, as Symbio will be one of only a few direct wholesalers making the investment to offer NBN services in Tasmania. Symbio sees this is a key opportunity to give providers access to a long-overlooked market, and to give Tasmanian end-users a wider choice of providers and an alternative to the big telcos."
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