Activ8me broadband | Satellite and NBN plans

The A–Z of Activ8me’s NBN broadband plans for metropolitan and regional users.

Is Activ8me right for me?

  • What does Activ8me offer? Activ8me deals primarily in NBN services, offering satellite and fixed wireless connections along with standard fixed-line NBN. It also provides Opticomm fibre services to select new estates and apartment buildings.
  • Product highlights: Competitively-priced satellite and fixed wireless plans for Aussies living outside the metro NBN rollout.
  • Watch out for: Activ8me's satellite NBN plans feature peak and off-peak data caps. You typically get less data to use during daylight hours, so be sure to keep this in mind when determining how much data you'll need.

Activ8me satellite NBN plans

Activ8me's satellite NBN plans explained

As the foremost supplier of Sky Muster satellite services in Australia, Activ8me offers a range of plans suitable for users with hearty Internet appetites as well as those who only need basic access to the web. By default, all plans include a Basic NBN connection, but this can be upgraded to a Standard NBN connection by purchasing the "SONIC" speed boost for an extra $5 a month.

Data caps on all of Activ8me's Sky Muster plans are split into peak-time data and off-peak data. Peak time is defined as 7am to 1am in the local time zone, while off-peak is from 1am to 7am.

Activ8me fixed wireless NBN plans

Activ8me's fixed wireless plans explained

Satellite isn't the only solution for Aussies living outside the reach of fixed-line broadband. Depending on where you live, you may be eligible for a fixed wireless connection instead. Fixed wireless technology operates on a point-to-point basis, with an antenna installed on your roof communicating with a wireless tower located nearby. Because fixed wireless connections are "fixed", as the name suggests, they tend to be more stable than satellite connections, with more reliable speeds and less susceptibility to adverse weather conditions.

Activ8me fixed-line NBN plans

Activ8me's fixed-line NBN plans explained

Despite its focus on rural and regional broadband services, Activ8me also offers traditional fixed-line NBN services over fibre to the premises (FTTP), fibre to the node (FTTN) and fibre to the building (FTTB) connections. These plans are split into two data tiers:

  • Fibre broadband 250GB. Includes 250GB of data for $69.95 a month.
  • Fibre broadband Unlimited. Includes unlimited data for $79.95 a month.

How does Activ8me compare?

  • Supplies rural and regional Aussies with some of the best-value satellite and fixed wireless plans on the market
  • Fixed-line services are less compelling and more expensive than competing options

Activ8me didn't become the biggest provider of Sky Muster satellite services in Australia by sheer luck, so it's no surprise that its satellite plans are some of the most competitive around. The rest of its broadband plans, however, aren't quite so attractive.

Since Activ8me charges the same monthly price for both month-to-month and 12-month contracts, the month-to-month option almost always represents the better deal. As such, we've focused on comparing month-to-month plans in the analyses below.

Why should you consider Activ8me?

Activ8me positions itself as the Internet provider for rural Australia, and it does a good job of living up to this claim with its satellite and fixed wireless plans. Aussies living outside the reach of the NBN cable network benefit from Activ8me's budget pricing, with some of the cheapest satellite and fixed wireless plans currently available in Australia.

Satellite customers also enjoy $0 set-up fees, making the buy-in to try Activ8me's plans even easier. With seven different data tiers on its satellite plans too, there's more chance of finding the right plan to suit your specific needs. Best of all, Activ8me has been providing satellite broadband services for over a decade now, so if you encounter any issues, odds are that Activ8me's customer support team will know how to solve them.

How to contact Activ8me

Support platform
Phone13 22 88
Emailcustomersupport@activ8.net.au

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    DerekAugust 7, 2018

    How can I buy some extra gigs to tide me over till next month?

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      JeniAugust 7, 2018Staff

      Hi Derek,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      Can you log in to Activ8me’s page? If yes, at the left navigation menu you will see Buy Data Block. It lets you buy more data to use with your service.

      I hope this helps.

      Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any other enquiries.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    GraemeAugust 4, 2017

    Will fetch TV work with satellite ethernet?

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      RenchAugust 4, 2017Staff

      Hi Graeme,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Yes, Fetch TV will work with Satellite ethernet connection. Fetch recommends a minimum broadband connection of 3Mbps for stable viewing across all devices.

      You can get more info about Fetch TV on this page.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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    SlowOctober 12, 2016

    I have a current service provider and they have rung saying I need to change to the NBN now or I will lose my Internet connection.
    My concern is that it’s going to cost me more money and I seriously doubt that it will improve the service. I currently pay $24.00 per month and only my emails and Facebook. Is there other ways that I can keep the cost down and how long before the current service is turned off?

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      JasonNovember 11, 2016Staff

      Hi Slow user,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Typically, you have about 18 months to switch before your home phone and Internet services will be disconnected. It’s important to get switched over to NBN before the cutoff date as you run the risk of losing your home phone number and Internet services if you don’t switch to NBN. Most ISPs will transfer you to an NBN plan free of charge. NBN plans can also offer Internet speeds that are better than ADSL connections. Please click this link for more information about NBN.

      Please get in touch with your Internet service provider and check with them if there will be any changes in you monthly bill if you move to NBN or you can also click this link and check for better NBN plans that can help you save money.

      Cheers,
      Jason

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    MartinMay 3, 2016

    What minimum download/upload speed using your 50/20 Mbps option could I expect?

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      BrodieMay 6, 2016

      Hi Martin,

      You’ve reached finder.com.au, not Activ8me. Unfortunately, Activ8me (and most broadband providers) do not specify a minimum speed as speed can be impacted by a number of factors including congestion and geography.

      Cheers,
      Brodie

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    JohnOctober 9, 2015

    Must I cancel my satellite service now that I am connected to fixed wireless service? John Gibson

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      BrodieOctober 12, 2015

      Hi John,

      You’ve come through to finder.com.au. We’re an online comparison service not affiliated with Activ8me. Try the Activ8me customer support centre on 1300 76 02 19 or visit the support section of their website.

      Cheers,

      Brodie

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    TerryAugust 22, 2015

    As regards the Fixed Wireless Broadband.
    You mention it requires installation of a small antenna. How big is the antenna and does it need to be installed outside or inside the house?

    You also mention Download Speeds of up to 12Mbps and up to 25Mbps Is the speed dependant on which plan is chosen or is there an extra cost for the faster speed?

    Is this service available in Moores Pocket (Suburb of Ipswich) Queensland?

    Thank you

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      BrodieAugust 25, 2015

      Hi there Terry,

      Unfortunately, NBN Wireless Broadband isn’t yet available in Moore’s Pocket. I’d recommend registering your interest over at the Activ8Me website.

      In regards to your other questions, the small antenna sits on the outside of the house and is about 450 mm tall and speed packs are purchased as add-ons on top of your plan.

      Hope that helps,

      Brodie

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