SkyMesh NBN broadband plans compared

While the name suggests that it focuses on satellite broadband, SkyMesh can hook up Australians to the NBN via a number of fixed-line or wireless services.

Is SkyMesh right for me?

  • What does SkyMesh offer? As the name suggests, SkyMesh focuses on satellite and fixed-wireless NBN services, but it also offers fixed-line NBN services as well as mobile broadband plans.
  • Product highlights: A wide range of data caps across fixed-line, fixed wireless and satellite services, plus no lock-in contracts and no set-up fees.
  • Watch out for: SkyMesh splits the data caps on most of its NBN plans into on-peak/off-peak usage. So while the larger data caps might seem generous at first, the majority of that data can only be accessed between 12:00AM and 7:00AM.

SkyMesh NBN plans

SkyMesh's NBN plans explained

SkyMesh has plans for all Aussies looking to connect to the NBN. Not only does it provide standard fixed-line services over fibre to the premises (FTTP), fibre to the node (FTTN), fibre to the building (FTTB) and hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) technologies, it offers fixed wireless and satellite connections for Aussies living in regional and remote areas of the country.

All SkyMesh's NBN plans operate on no-lock-in, month-to-month contracts, with the option to sign up for a 12-month contract on satellite plans in return for extra monthly data. Fixed-line plans are available across all four tiers of NBN speeds, while fixed wireless plans support up to Standard Plus (nbn50) connections. Satellite plans are limited to Basic (nbn12) and Standard (nbn25) connections.

SkyMesh NBN

See everything SkyMesh has to offer NBN customers in our guide.

SkyMesh mobile broadband plans

SkyMesh's mobile broadband plans explained

SkyMesh offers a range of mobile broadband plans that operate on parts of the Telstra 3G and 4G networks. These plans operate on a 30-day, no-lock-in contract, with no penalties for cancelling your service and no excess charges for exhausting your data quota before the end of your current billing cycle. Instead, SkyMesh allows you to purchase 1GB data blocks at a price of $10 each to get you by until your plan resets. These data blocks are not added automatically, so you don't have to worry about inadvertently racking up a monstrous Internet bill.

Pricing for SkyMesh's mobile broadband plans starts at $29.95 for 5GB and goes up to $79.95 for 40GB.

How does SkyMesh compare?

  • Wide variety of satellite NBN plans gives regional Aussies plenty of choice
  • No unlimited data plans
  • Fixed-line and fixed wireless pricing is considerably higher than the competition

Why should you consider SkyMesh?

The potential for fibre to the premises speeds above the Premium tier will attract some people but, aside from this advantage, SkyMesh struggles to compete with other fixed-line NBN providers on the market. Its deals perhaps make the most sense for homes looking for a minimal peak download allowance but that will really make the most of off-peak usage, unmetered Netflix and possibly unmetered downloads.

Even these advantages lose their potency as you increase download limits towards unlimited. Realistically, a multi-terabyte allowance is as good as unlimited for many households, but you'll find truly unlimited deals elsewhere for less money. The lack of an option for unlimited voice calls will also disappoint people who want a home phone service and will put it to good use.

How to contact SkyMesh

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Phone1300 759 637
Support hoursMon to Fri: 8am – 8pm
Sat/Sun: 8am–5pm
EmailContact form

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    SteveJuly 28, 2017

    We live in the Kimberley’s at a remote resort and can only get a set amount of internet a month. So I’m just wondering why can’t we get unlimited internet access through satellite?

    • finder Customer Care
      RenchJuly 29, 2017Staff

      Hi Steve,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Please note that we are not affiliated with SkyMesh or any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer you general advice.

      If you are with SkyMesh, you can have a look on this page for their NBN satellite plans. You may contact them directly to inquire if it’s possible for you to get unlimited internet on your address.

      Meanwhile, you can also check this page for other Satellite NBN broadband plans.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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    ChopsNovember 9, 2016

    Do you operate out of WA? Margaret River?

    • finder Customer Care
      LouNovember 9, 2016Staff

      Hi Chops,

      Thanks for your question.

      I’ve checked a number of addresses on Margaret River and I can’t find SkyMesh among the available providers. You can verify this by entering your complete address on our NBN tracker. Once you are able to get a result, just click the ‘Compare NBN plans’ button to check the broadband providers.

      Alternatively, you may also directly get in touch with Skymesh Customer Service and have them check your address.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    bettyJuly 23, 2015

    Can i get skymesh broadband without nbn

    • finder Customer Care
      BrodieJuly 30, 2015Staff

      Hi Betty,

      Thanks for posting your question on finder.com.au. It really depends on the area you’re in. I’d recommend calling Skymesh Customer Service and having them check your address.

      Thanks,

      Brodie

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