Get reliable and high speed Internet connectivity through a Harbour ISP NBN Fibre or Fixed Wireless connection.
Regionally based in Mudgee, NSW, Harbour ISP offers broadband connections in major cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, as well as regional towns. This company aims to offer competitive pricing along with high levels of customer service and technical expertise, and you can connect with a Harbour ISP representative for a new connection over the phone or online.
This business, apart from offering NBN Fibre and NBN Fixed Wireless services, also provides IPSTAR Satellite Services, and customers can choose to bundle their NBN Fibre connections with Harbour ISP phone plans.
What broadband plans and bundles does Harbour ISP offer?
Harbour ISP provides broadband connections through the NBN network, and offers both fibre and fixed wireless solutions. In both scenarios, you can choose from an array of plans, depending on your usage needs.
Harbour ISP provides NBN Fibre and Fixed Wireless services, landline and VoIP phone services and Hosted PBX services for businesses.
NBN Fibre gives you access to the fastest speeds on the NBN network. However, you can choose between different speeds as per your requirements. You also get to choose from different unshaped data usage options, as you can see below:
|Speed - Upload/download||Data usage - Peak/off peak||Cost per month - 24 months contract|
|12/1 Mbps||5 + 10GB||$29.95|
|10 + 10GB||$34.90|
|50 + 50GB||$49.90|
|100 + 100GB||$59.90|
|500 + 500GB||$79.90|
|25/5 Mbps||5 + 10GB||$39.95|
|10 + 10GB||$44.90|
|50 + 50GB||$59.90|
|100 + 100GB||$69.90|
|500 + 500GB||$89.90|
|50/20 Mbps||5 + 10GB||$44.95|
|10 + 10GB||$49.90|
|50 + 50GB||$64.90|
|100 + 100GB||$74.90|
|500 + 500GB||$94.90|
|100/40 Mbps||5 + 10GB||$49.95|
|10 + 10GB||$54.90|
|50 + 50GB||$69.90|
|100 + 100GB||$79.90|
|500 + 500GB||$99.90|
If you have an existing NBN compatible router, you can use the same or you can purchase one through Harbour ISP. Some of the routers currently on offer include Netgear WNR2020, Netgear WNDR3700 and Netgear WNDR4300.
When signing up, you’ll be given the option of bundling your NBN Fibre connection with a Harbour ISP VoIP phone plan. You’ll also receive various other plan alternatives to suit. When you choose to bundle, you won’t have to pay any line rental. Details of the bundled plans are as follows:
|Starter||NBN Unlimited||Unlimited Mobile||NBN Unlimited Boost||Unlimited Mobile Boost||Platinum|
|Cost per month - 24 months contract||$40||$65||$79||$85||$89||$99|
|Speed - Upload/download||12/1 Mbps||12/1 Mbps||12/1 Mbps||25/5 Mbps||25/5 Mbps||100/40 Mbps|
|Monthly data allowance||Peak - 5GB|
Off peak - 10GB
|Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Peak - 500GBOff peak - 500GB|
|Local and national calls||200 included||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Free 1000 min calls to 12 countries||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Unlimited calls to Australian mobiles||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Free calls to 1300 numbers||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No|
If you’re considering streaming movies and TV shows, you can opt for the Harbour ISP NetTV bundle, which comes with a $100 voucher to use to subscribe to your favourite NetTV service. Details of the Harbour ISP NetTV bundles are as follows:
|NetTV Unlimited +||NetTV Unlimited Boost +|
|Cost per month - 12 months contract||$65||$85|
|Speed - Upload/download||12/1 Mbps||25/5 Mbps|
NBN Fixed Wireless
In the absence of fibre optic cables in your neighbourhood, you can get an NBN Fixed Wireless connection. Details of your options are as follows:
|Speed - Upload/download||Data usage – Peak/off-peak||Cost per month - 24 months contract|
|12/1 Mbps||5 + 10GB||$29.95|
|10 + 10GB||$34.95|
|50 + 50GB||$59.95|
|100 + 100GB||$69.95|
|500 + 500GB||$79.95|
|25/5 Mbps||5 + 10GB||$39.95|
|10 + 10GB||$44.95|
|50 + 50GB||$69.95|
|100 + 100GB||$79.95|
|500 + 500GB||$89.95|
In this case too, you can use an existing NBN compatible router, or you can buy one from Harbour ISP.
With access to high speed Internet in the form of an NBN broadband connection, you can watch movies and TV shows without having to download them first. This is essentially because of a technology commonly referred to as ‘streaming’. When you set a video for streaming, you get to view it straightway, as opposed to having to wait for it to complete downloading.
What helps is that there are many streaming service providers in Australia, and most offer a fair variety of titles in their libraries. As a result, you can look forward to watching popular TV shows like A Touch of Frost, American Horror Story, Homeland, Roswell and Louie at your own pace, as, and when, you like.
What you have to remember before signing up with any streaming service provider is that they offer different types of content, and some features may vary. The table below should serve as some indication.
|Service provider||Cost per month||Trial period||Quality||Key suppliers|
|Netflix||Basic - $8.99|
Standard - $11.99
Premium - $14.99
|30 days||Basic - SD|
Standard - HD
Premium - 4K
|Netflix (USA), Warner Bros, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Beyond Distribution, Village Roadshow, BBC Worldwide, NBC Universal, ABC Commercial|
|Foxtel Play||$25 to $50 (tiered by genre)||14 days||SD||20th Century Fox, Disney, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Paramount, NBC Universal, BBC Worldwide, HBO|
|Quickflix||$9.99||30 days||SD and HD||Warner Bros, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures, MGM, Lionsgate, Disney, eOne, BBC Worldwide, ITV, HBO|
Compatibility plays an important role if you’re considering streaming to multiple devices manufactured by different brands. When it comes to the service providers mentioned above, here’s what you can expect:
|Netflix||PC, Mac, Apple TV, Fetch TV, Chromecast, tablet, mobile|
|Foxtel Play||PC, Mac, smart TV, Samsung Blu-Ray, Xbox, Playstation, tablet, mobile (via Foxtel Go)|
|Quickflix||PC, Mac, Xbox, Playstation, smart TV, tablet, mobile, TiVo, Chromecast|
Frequently asked questions
What is data allowance?
This refers to the total transmission of data over the Internet allowed during any given billing cycle.
Do I have to pay excess usage charges?
If you exceed the data allowance with a shaped Harbour ISP plan you don’t have to pay excess data charges. On the other hand, if you have an unshaped Harbour ISP plan and exceed the data allowance, you will have to pay excess usage charges.
What are peak usage times?
Peak usage times are in between 11am and 11pm.
Can I keep track of my data usage?
Yes, all you have to do is log into your account details page. You can then view your daily and monthly usage.
How can I make payments?
You have the following options to make payments towards your Harbour ISP account:
- Credit card
- Online transfer
- Money order
When are my payments due?
You have to make your monthly payment before the 10th of each month.