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Why go Naked?

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Naked DSL is no longer sold as of 23 September 2020.

If you’re like me, home phones are something you can happily live without. In fact, I don’t even have one, and I certainly don’t miss having one. Anyone who needs to call can get me on my mobile, and with the options to text or instant message people, there’s nothing I really need a home phone for any more.

Of course there are very real reasons for some to have a home phone line, but if you’re not one of these people, paying for old fashioned phone line rental may be a waste of time and money. There might be just one thing holding you back from ditching it completely: the concern you need that phone line rental in order to receive an Internet connection.

Enter Naked DSL: a broadband Internet connection that you don’t need to pay line rental to receive. It lets you get rid of old fashion phone line rental while still receiving an iiNet broadband connection. Is it worth making the switch? Let’s have a look at some of the benefits and find out.

Pure Internet

Naked DSL is a great choice for people who only want pure Internet, and really don’t use their home phone. Not only do you save yourself having to pay for phone line rental, but if you sign up on one of iiNet’s GIG-antic Naked plans, you get a whole 1000 gigs of data for pure Internet use. With a massive terabyte of data to chew through, you can focus completely on browsing, downloading and streaming.

Nothing to lose

Maybe you want to take advantage of our GIG-antic plan, but you still want to be able to make and receive calls at your home. The good news is you don’t have to miss out. As our beloved Irishman Finn says in the ads: Naked DSL lets you run your phone through your modem. All of our Naked DSL plans have Netphone included, which means you can continue to make calls without paying phone line rental.

When you switch over to Netphone you have the option of keeping your old number if you’ve become attached to it, or you get a new one if you want to go off the radar for phone scammers and telemarketers. Netphone offers great value call rates to keep you talking, and we have plans that come with included calls.

49 comments

  1. Steve says:

    Can I change my new iiNet account over to naked as for two months I have yet to be able to get adsl from iiNet. Otherwise I’ll change provider

    • Tal Waterhouse says:

      Hi Steve,

      Naked DSL follows much of the same application processes as normal ADSL services. For any application connection concerns it’s always best to reach out to our provisioning teams directly on 1300 634 515 for any updates and action.

      – Tal

  2. Barbara says:

    I’d like to know more. Would it make my connection faster? At the moment it’s painfully slow. No point in having more data if I can’t use what I’ve got under the current plan.

    • Tal Waterhouse says:

      Hi Barbara,

      Naked DSL operates in much the same way as normal ADSL in terms of connection speeds so it’d not likely to make your connection faster.

      If there’s any concerns over your connection speeds we’d definitely recommend giving support teams a call on 13 22 58 for assistance troubleshooting and reporting on any issues with the service.

      – Tal

  3. Terry Stevenson says:

    I would be happy if I could get ADSL but apparently I live too far from the exchange ( I dont live in darkest Africa or a third world country, I live in Safety Bay ) however I believe I will be able to get NBN within the next 12 months

  4. Gerard Lamy says:

    If it is as reliable as my internet connection… No, thank you.

  5. Chris says:

    You seem to be saying that paying for a landline connection could be a waste of money.

    But I just ran the numbers on your website and an entry-level landline+broadband plan from iiNet costs $59.90 a month, and your cheapest Naked DSL plan costs $69.99.

    So Naked DSL is actually more expensive!

  6. Suzette Darcey says:

    I have been with iinet for many years and love the service however after my husband paying nearly 900 dollars for a new samsung galaxy 2 tablet I was told you no longer supply a sim card for it. When we travel bush I thought what a good idea to be able to receive and send messages and use it for gps etc. I don’t want to pay another company another cost I want to bundle it all together. Looks as if I will have to find another company when the NBN comes to us. I am very disappointed as uour service and help is so good

    • Tal Waterhouse says:

      Hi Suzette,

      While we no longer offer any purely data-based mobile services on SIM cards, there are some competitive mobile voice services available that might suit your data needs.

      Give them a look on our site to see if any suit your expected needs: https://www.iinet.net.au/mobile/

      – Tal

  7. Tata Peryoga says:

    I am iiNET customer. If I want to swap my current ADSL broadband with naked one with no phoneline, can I do that?

    • Tal Waterhouse says:

      Hi Tata,

      If you’re already an iiNet on-net service customer you can definitely change your service over to a Naked connection instead. Give our team a call on 13 22 58 any time to have us check into it and make any needed arrangements.

      – Tal

  8. Lyndal Lance says:

    I would if I was confident that Telstra continued to respond to problems with my copper connection. Don’t want to find myself the meat in a sandwich between Telstra and iinet!

  9. Keith says:

    What centery will nbn be in how erea ? 0897272493 until then need phone line so i can get dialup internet

  10. Doug says:

    Does this mean data still comes down the same physical line that used to connect to the phone?
    If there is a line failure, does iinet/westnet arrange/pay to have it fixed up?

    • Tal Waterhouse says:

      Hey Doug,

      Same lines, same ADSL technology using our network, no phone line rental.

      In the event of a service fault, we’ll make any needed arrangements to have the line checked out and repaired the same way we would if there were an issue on a phone or ADSL connection.

      – Tal

  11. Ken Benson says:

    Would like to know more about naked deal

  12. Terry R Horton says:

    Sounds great not paying for the phone line rental. But what is the price of the iiNets GIG-antic Naked plans,

  13. Loraine says:

    When you can guarantee good, RELIABLE mobile reception here, I would love to think of this plan. Right now, my mobile is useless.

  14. Danièle Mazouin says:

    What happen when there is telephone line wiring issues

    • Tal Waterhouse says:

      Hi Danièle,

      We’ve got standard faults processes we can follow in the event of any issues connecting to have the line investigated and repaired if needed much the same way as if there is an issue on a normal ADSL service.

      – Tal

  15. Peter says:

    So, $69.99 with iinet but still $79.99 with westnet?
    I’m currently with westnet on an adsl2 plan with 1000gb of data currently paying $79.90 a month. Tell me, where’s the saving of going naked?

    • Leo Yarnold says:

      Hi Peter,

      This is an excellent question and is absolutely pertinent to a lot of customers. When responding to this, it comes down to: a) Am I receiving the full benefits of what I have now? Will it suit me? b) Is the cost saving worth it?

      For some people, moving to Naked is worth the $99 changeover cost. In your situation you’d make back the cost in savings in 9-10 months, especially if you aren’t using the landline. However, if you are using the landline and its also attached to devices like monitored alarms, then more research is needed. What sort of calls are being made? Are they just local and national calls? It certainly requires a considered decision to be made!

      We’d really encourage you to sit down and look at the differences between what you have now and your potential choices carefully. Also, our Westnet Sales teams are also more than happy to assist and will do a health check on your service to see if they can come up with any alternatives or point you in the right direction. You can speak to Westnet Sales on 13 19 60.

      – Leo.

      – Leo

  16. Mike Spurr says:

    I have an existing plan with you for a land line phone and internet. Can i change to naked without incurring fees or penalties?

    • Leo Yarnold says:

      Hi Mike,

      You still do need to pay a changeover cost to go to Naked DSL, as we do have to have technicians attend the exchange to complete works and facilitate the upgrade. Still, if you don’t use the landline at all, then you may well make back the upgrade cost within a few months.

      – Leo.

  17. Alan says:

    Cahli has failed to advise that the copper wire into your home is still required for the Naked DSL connection and that the copper wire is no longer connected to the landline telephone system, only to the ISP.
    She also has failed to advise that if your internet connection drops out, or if you have a power blackout, or a lightning strike kills you modem then you will not be able to make or receive VOIP calls.
    …but, of course she wouldn’t in her advertising blurb for an ISP, would she.

  18. Dan says:

    My only concern with going to Naked DSL is that it increases the cost for people to call me, especially those who still use a landline.
    I guess the answer lies in changing habits a little so that when they call me, I tell them I’ll call them back. Or is there another way?

  19. Robert says:

    I do not understand this offer?

    I currently have a Land-Line Phone bundled with a Modem with iiNet.

    I require regular Contact by both Internet (SKYPE) and Land-Line Telephone to my Mother in a Nursing Home!

  20. Phiz says:

    What you don’t say is that Netflix is not included with this plan. This may be a significant factor in a customer’s decision-making

  21. Geoff Robinson says:

    I want to know is it the same speed or faster than the standard ADSL2.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Use a spell checker on this webpage

  23. Lyn says:

    What about Foxtel? Do we need a landline to still access this?

    • Brianna Burgess says:

      Best to confirm with Foxtel prior to arranging Naked DSL, Lyn. We expect they’ll be able to run through compatibility and the process required to transition to Naked DSL if available.

      – Brianna

  24. shawn (jeanne) ward says:

    i live in a permanent part of a caravan park,
    your site will not let me put my address in,so if someone there can go on google maps & type in 463,marine tce.,geraldton,then when open go to street view & face inland near top of the hill & it shows part of the park-my house is the one on corner where the grassed area is,
    then maybe i can find out what nbn i can get.

    • Brianna Burgess says:

      Due to the circumstances Shawn, may be beneficial getting in touch with our Sales (13 19 17) team directly. A Customer Service Representative will be able to review how your premises is listed within wholesale records and whether any plans for NBN are underway.

      – Brianna

  25. John says:

    I am a long standing customer and have looked at going Naked a number of times but the cost saving is minimal. Sure there are small savings but Iinet Naked is priced to eat up the lions share of the saved phone line rental cost so the incentive to switch is not as big as it could be or should be in my opinion

  26. Jan-nine Bonnett says:

    How much will all this cost?????

  27. Janusz Zejdler says:

    Your offer sounds good even if it is written in the technical language which I understand most of it but not all being 82 years young.
    We have some changes made not so long back. but if what you offer now is even better and more affordable than by all means lets have it. We are in an location of Gooseberry Hill in WA where Mobile reception is very poor and unreliable so our current service to home phone is critical. Looking for your feedback please Cheers for now, Janusz.

    • Brianna Burgess says:

      If access to the Home Phone service is critical Janusz, Naked DSL may not be the plan for you. When signing up for a Naked DSL service you will receive a complimentary Netphone (VoIP). A Netphone is reliant on a active internet connection to make and receive calls.
      If you would still like to explore the option of Naked DSL, don’t hesitate to give our Sales (13 19 17) team a buzz and we’ll be able to discuss in further detail.

      – Brianna

  28. steve Marais says:

    How do I connect my alarms system monitoring if I give up my land line?

    • Brianna Burgess says:

      We’d encourage approaching your current monitored alarm system provider to discuss alternate arrangements prior to making the switch to Naked DSL, Steve.

      – Brianna

  29. Adam Nielsen says:

    Unfortunately it’s not that simple! You can’t just “make the switch”, you have to pay $100 to do so without tying yourself into another two-year contract.

    You can pay “only” $80 and get another modem you probably don’t need, but then you are stuck with it for two years so if you’re lucky enough to get the NBN in six months’ time, you’ll have to wait for 1.5 years until you can actually use it.

    I might actually consider it if there was a cheaper option to switch that only locked me into a 12-month contract and didn’t give me a modem when I already have a VoIP capable device, but until then, line rental it is…

  30. Patrick Farrell says:

    Recently I enquired with westnet to arrange for us cancel our land line & continue using Naked DSL with westnet. I was advised that it could not be done because our exchange was in Rockingham .
    Is this correct as we still wish to cancel our land line to avoid the numerous callc we receive from scams.

  31. Peter says:

    So, my original comment asking how this was cheaper than the current adsl2 plan with Westnet I am on never go approved & has been deleted?
    Now I’m paying $79.90 for 1000GB of data & westnet’s naked is $79.99
    Again, how is this cheaper & a better offer for me?

    • Brianna Burgess says:

      We’d recommend getting in touch with our Support (13 22 58) team, Peter. A Customer Service Representative will be able to review the current plan and create a direct comparison so you can decide whether switching to Naked DSL will be the way to go.

      – Brianna

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