Activ8me: NBN and satellite plans compared

Activ8me has a wide range of NBN plans for both metropolitan and regional users.

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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 three data tiers:

  • Fibre broadband 100GB. Includes 100GB of data for $59.95 a month.
  • Fibre broadband 250GB. Includes 250GB of data for $64.95 a month.
  • Fibre broadband Unlimited. Includes unlimited data for $69.95 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.