- Local Australian support
- BYO modem options
- $98 activation fee on month-to-month fixed line plans
- $150 exit fee on 6-month contracts
Activ8me may offer plans across all connection types, but its value depends on which one you're after.
If you're after fixed-line NBN, you're almost certainly better off looking elsewhere. Activ8me's plans come with slow typical evening speeds and various activation and exit fees.
Most fixed-line NBN providers offer close to maximum speeds on their plans, with no set-up or activation fee.
Activ8me scores much better if you're a satellite NBN customer, as its plans compare well against other satellite providers.
Here's what stands out with Activ8me:
But there are a few things to watch out for:
It's hard to compare the value of satellite plans since data is split into peak (7am-1am) and off-peak (1am-7am) allowances.
Activ8me's Sky Muster plans largely offer more off-peak data than peak, which isn't really helpful unless you download files overnight.
However, this is a common trend for Sky Muster plans, with other providers like Reachnet offering a similar split in data.
Activ8me's Sky Muster Plus plans, on the other hand, have a more balanced peak allowance.
Activ8me offers NBN plans on 2 speed tiers, but they come with poor download speeds.
Where most NBN providers now offer close to maximum speeds on a plan's speed tiers, Activ8me falls short.
When it comes to price, Activ8me's NBN 50 plan is on par with the average on Finder, while its NBN 100 plan is $10 above average.
Activ8me lets you BYO modem. If you choose not to, you can purchase a new modem from it for $110, which is more expensive than other providers. Keep in mind there's also a $15 delivery fee.
Activ8me has a handful of unusual bonus features on its NBN plans.
If you refer a friend and they sign up to Activ8me, you'll both get a $20 credit on your accounts.
This is one of the weaker referral discounts available from an NBN provider.
If you're not sold on Activ8me, check out a couple of its competitors.
For better-value satellite:
Not only does SkyMesh have some cheaper plans on offer, it doesn't charge any set-up or activation fees to get your service going.
For more reliable speeds:
When it comes to fixed-line NBN, you can't get much faster than Optus. It regularly tops the rankings of the ACCC's Broadband Performance Report for delivering maximum plan speeds.
If you're after an Activ8me satellite plan, just click the green "Go to site" button in our comparison table. This will take you through to Activ8me's website, where you can enter your details and finalise your order.
Those looking for NBN plans will need to check Activ8me's website directly, as these are unavailable to purchase via Finder.
What if I'm moving house?
If you're an existing customer, let Activ8me know before you move and it will handle the rest. It says that your Internet should be up and running on the same day you place your order, or any date you specify.
It's also a good idea to give your current provider a heads-up if you're switching. That will save you from accidentally paying for 2 Internet bills. Check out our guide on how to switch broadband providers for more.
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