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NuSkope differentiates itself by offering its own fixed wireless network throughout metro and regional Adelaide, making it an option for those who don't yet have the NBN.


NuSkope made a name for itself in its hometown of Adelaide by rolling out its own fixed wireless network across the South Australian city and the greater regional area. 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 has since expanded its service offering to include all standard NBN access technologies: fibre to the premises (FTTP), fibre to the node (FTTN), fibre to the building (FTTB), hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) and fixed wireless.

NuSkope's plans cater to three of the four main NBN speed tiers including Basic (12/1 Mbps), Standard Plus (50/20 Mbps) and Premium (100/40 Mbps) while its locally owned fixed wireless network tops out at 30/5 Mbps.

Customers looking for ADSL will need to look elsewhere as NuSkope no longer offers ADSL services.

NuSkope NBN plans

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 100GB of data a month, NuSkope's NBN plans offer up to unlimited data a month, with Basic, Standard Plus and Premium speeds. As with all NBN services, you may be limited to certain speeds depending on where you live and the resulting connection technology you can access.

Unlike NuSkope's fixed wireless plans, its NBN plans are available only on month-to-month and 24-month contract terms. While your monthly bill will be the same no matter how long you sign up for, you will have to pay a $99.95 set-up fee if you take up the month-to-month contract option.

NuSkope Fixed wireless plans

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 75GB a month and going up to 1500 GB 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 extras

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.

While NuSkope doesn't offer unlimited data on any of its broadband plans (apart from during off-peak hours on its NBN plans), you won't have to worry about excess usage charges. If you go over your monthly data limit on one of its fixed wireless plans, your Internet speed will simply be reduced to 512Kbps on its own fixed wireless plans for the rest of the current billing cycle. On NBN plans, your speed will drop to 256Kbps.

Customers are free to use their existing modem-router with any of NuSkope's broadband plans. Alternatively, one can be purchased directly from NuSkope for $124.95 including postage. The model is the TP-Link Archer VR400 which is an entry level router capable of wireless speeds of up to 1.2Gbps.

How does NuSkope compare?

As with most Internet providers, NuSkope keeps its monthly pricing consistent regardless of contract length. Since it only charges a $99.95 setup fee for the freedom of a month-to-month contract instead of a locked-in 12- or 24-month contract, the below comparisons are all based on its more flexible month-to-month plans.

How do NuSkope's fixed-line NBN plans compare?

NuSkope's NBN plans are outclassed by some distance both in terms of price and data inclusions by many of the other options on the market.

As you can see below in the comparison table, the likes of Mate Communicate, Barefoot Telecom and Buzz Telco all offer unlimited data plans at the Basic speed tier for less than the price of NuSkope's cheapest plan.


The trend continues at the Standard Plus speed tier plans as the comparison table below illustrates.


NuSkope's Premium plans are once again outgunned by a wide margin. NuSkope's unlimited plan will set you back quite a bit more than the monthly price of other telcos, as you can see below:

Why should you consider NuSkope?

NuSkope has largely priced itself out of the market, making it tough to recommend to anyone. Not only are the prices on its NBN plans significantly higher than the competition, NuSkope charges an additional premium for larger data caps in a time when most of the market has shifted to unlimited data. What's more, there's no phone service to speak of.

With that said, if you live in Adelaide and don't have NBN or access to ADSL, then NuSkope's fixed wireless offering might be worth considering provided you live within its coverage map.


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