One of the most common complaints against the rollout of the NBN is that people don’t want to “lose” their phone line. That’s pretty much down to a misunderstanding of how the NBN’s current fibre replacement will work, but it does raise the question as to how much phone services on NBN connections will cost.
Over at BIT, I’ve laid out the basic technology, looked at the differences between UNI-V and UNI-D connections, and compared plan costs from five of the bigger NBN ISPs out there. The really critical, easy to understand point? Compared to current line rental costs, you’ll either be better off, or at worst paying around the same with a much better broadband connection thrown in as well.
So go and read it now!