Commander offers a wide variety of services and technologies that can cater to your business needs. Compare plans and prices here.
What services does Commander offer?
Commander offer plans and services for business customers. NBN, ADSL, Phone Line, Rapid Fire, Midband Ethernet, Mobile Broadband, and NBN bundles are all available through Commander. All internet services have a variety of data limits and come on a range of contract lengths.
How much does Commander cost?
Depending on the speed and monthly data allowance you choose, the prices for NBN plans vary. Plans start at $59.95 per month and go up to $119.95. All of the NBN plans are on a 24-month contract. There is a $119 setup fee for the entry level plans, with the mid to high plans include setup at no additional cost. If NBN is not currently in your area, Commander also provides ADSL services.
Depending on the monthly data allowance you choose, ADSL plans start at $39.95 and go up to $89.95, which are signed up to a 24-month contract. The monthly data allowance starts at 15GB and goes up to 1000GB. There are no setup fees for ADSL customers. If you need to cancel your contract early, there will be Early Termination Charges. These charges are calculated as 50% of the monthly access fee, multiplied by the months remaining on the agreement. Commander provides a modem at no additional cost but charges a $19.95 P&H fee. NBN can be bundled with a phone plan at an additional cost. Call inclusions and cost vary depending on the phone plan you choose.
What additional services are included?
What voice options are provided?
Commander offer Business Bundle plans for NBN customers. NBN bundles start at $79.00 per month and go up to $119.00. Call inclusions and monthly data allowances vary depending on the plan you choose. NBN bundles are available on either a month-to-month or 24-month contract. Commander will set up your bundle service at no additional cost.
Commander offers Rapid Fire, which is a high-speed Internet access service via a fibre-optic based connection which is delivered over Fibre to your premises. The service is not available in all areas or to all customers, so you will need to contact Commander to find out if you’re eligible.
Commander offers Midband Ethernet, which is design for data intensive business with many employees. The service offers Fibre Optic performance, Free Static IP address, improved connection reliability with inbuilt redundancy, 99.9% service connection availability, and is scalable.
Streaming with Commander
While domestic users with high-speed Internet connections tend to limit their streaming to videos, movies and TV shows, businesses can benefit even more. You can, of course, still stream movies as well as TV shows like Homeland, Sons of Anarchy, Louie, Roswell, The Sopranos and Roswell, and watch them in your spare time. (Just sayin’) For businesses, while high-speed Internet translates into uninterrupted live chatting and video calling, live streaming in the form of webcasting offers several benefits as well. Businesses can offer live training classes to employees and product information to partners and customers. They can host online meetings, make live announcements and spread awareness about different events. You can even use this technology to attract and retain skilled staff, given that it enables teleworking. One study showed that 38% of respondents viewed live broadcasts at work in 2013. By 2014, this number rose to 54%. Greater reliability and security comes through the use of newer and more dependable technology, owing to more and more businesses going this way. If you plan to use your businesses broadband connection for streaming movies and TV shows, you’ll have to sign up with a streaming service provider and have multiple options in Australia.
Videos, movies, and TV shows come in different formats like MPEG-4, Windows Media, real media, QuickTime, and Flash, and you can play them on devices like TVs, desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. When it comes to streaming and watching video, compatibility plays an important role because not all streaming service providers offer compatibility with all kinds of devices. You might face problems with formats as well. While most Australian service providers provide compatibility with smart TVs, smartphones, PCs, Macs, and devices that use Android, ones like Netflix, Quickflix, and Foxtel Now also offer compatibility with gaming consoles like Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.
Frequently asked questions
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How can I make payments?
- Direct debits (free)
- BPAY ($3.95 fee)
- Australia Post outlets ($3.95 fee)
- Cheque ($3.95 fee)
- Money order ($3.95 fee)
- Credit card ($3.95 fee)
Pros and cons
- Variety. Commander offers a wide variety of services that caters to all businesses needs.
- Hardware included. Most of the services available include a modem, which reduces the stress during the initial setup.
- Low cost. ADSL and NBN plans are priced competitively, but still, include everything a business will need.
- Limited contract lengths. Commander does not offer month-to-month or 12-month contract options.
- No unlimited data option. Commander does not offer a plan which includes unlimited data.