NuSkope began as an Adelaide-only provider of fixed wireless broadband, but now the telco is helping to bring the NBN to all corners of the country.
What services does NuSkope offer?
NuSkope's core business focuses on its fixed wireless network installed across metro and regional Adelaide. This network uses transmission towers throughout Adelaide to wirelessly deliver high-speed broadband Internet to areas that traditional wired Internet can't reach. Instead of an active phone line, NuSkope's fixed wireless service only requires line-of-sight from a house or place of business to one of its transmission towers.
The company recently expanded its services beyond fixed wireless to include nationwide delivery of the NBN. Previously, NuSkope also offered ADSL services to customers across South Australia. While existing customers continue to receive their ADSL service, NuSkope is no longer accepting new applications for ADSL broadband.
What plans does NuSkope offer?
NuSkope's fixed wireless plans are available to residents across most of the Adelaide metro area, and various areas of regional Adelaide. You can view a full coverage map of NuSkope's network here.
Plans come with a variety of data caps, starting at 40GB a month and going up to 1,000GB a month. Lower data caps support a maximum Internet speed of 12Mbps, while higher caps increase that to 30Mbps. It's important to note, however, that fixed wireless broadband is more susceptible to signal interference than traditional wired broadband. Factors such as distance from a transmission tower and rough weather conditions reduce wireless performance more than they would an equivalent wired connection.
All of NuSkope's fixed wireless plans are available on month-to-month, 12-month, and 24-month contracts. Contract length doesn't affect how much you pay each month, but shorter contracts have higher set-up fees.
NuSkope provides NBN plans for customers in all NBN-eligible regions across Australia. If you're not sure whether you're eligible for the NBN, you can use our NBN tracker to find out.
Starting at 50GB of data a month, NuSkope's NBN plans offer up to 1,000GB of data a month, with speeds ranging from 12Mbps to 100Mbps. As with all NBN services, you may be limited to certain speeds depending on where you live.
Unlike NuSkope's fixed wireless plans, its NBN plans are available only on month-to-month and 24-month contracts. Again, while your monthly bill will be the same no matter how long you sign up for, you will have to pay a higher set-up fee on month-to-month contracts.
What additional services are included?
NuSkope doesn't provide any additional services beyond broadband Internet, so if you're looking for phone or entertainment packages, you'll need to purchase those from another provider.
What happens if I exceed my monthly data limit?
You won't have to worry about excess usage charges with any of NuSkope's broadband plans. If you go over your monthly data limit on one of its fixed wireless plans, your Internet speed will simply be reduced to 512Kbps for the rest of the current billing cycle. On NBN plans, your speed will drop to 256Kbps.
- Broad coverage. If you live in Adelaide, NuSkope's fixed wireless network can reach areas regular wired broadband can't.
- Flexible contracts. All NuSkope's plans are available on month-to-month contracts, letting you sign up and cancel at any time without paying exorbitant penalty fees.
- No excess usage fees. Going over your monthly data cap will never leave you with a headache-inducing bill.
- Not cheap. NuSkope's fixed wireless plans are priced at a premium compared to equivalent wired plans, and its NBN plans err towards the more expensive end of the market.
- No phone service. If you want to make calls as well as browse the web, you'll need to sign up with another provider.