SkyMesh NBN plans

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SkyMesh has concentrated on providing services in rural and regional areas since 2018. It has a variety of different plans available, depending on how much data you're after and the technology you can access at your address.

Top features:
  • 100% Australian customer support
  • Bonus data during school holidays
  • BYO modem options available

Compare SkyMesh's full range of satellite plans below

SkyMesh has two types of satellite plans: regular Sky Muster and Sky Muster Plus plans. Sky Muster Plus plans let you do almost anything except streaming video and using a VPN without chewing into your data allowance.

What are SkyMesh satellite plans like?

SkyMesh has a huge number of satellite plans available. Data allowances are split into peak (7am to 1am) and off-peak (1am to 7am) periods, with download speeds severely reduced past your limit. Regular satellite plans include:

  • Month to month. These plans range from 10GB peak/40GB off-peak for $34.95 per month, all the way up to 90GB peak/140GB off-peak for $119.95 per month.
  • 12-month contract. Rewards commitment with extra peak data. Plans range from 55GB peak/180GB off-peak for $44.95 per month up to 90GB peak/180GB off-peak for $94.95 per month.

Regular satellite plans have NBN 12 speeds by default, but can be increased to NBN 25 for $5 per month.

Alternatively, SkyMesh sells Sky Muster Plus plans, which doesn't meter any online activity apart from video streaming and VPN use. All Sky Muster Plus plans are month to month, with NBN 25 speeds.

  • Sky Muster Plus Evolution 50GB. 25GB peak/25GB off-peak for $69.95 per 30 days
  • Sky Muster Plus Evolution 100GB. 50GB peak/50GB off-peak for $74.95 per 30 days
  • Sky Muster Plus Evolution 140GB. 70GB peak/70GB off-peak for $99.95 per 30 days
  • Sky Muster Plus Evolution 200GB. 100GB peak/100GB off-peak for $139.95 per 30 days
  • Sky Muster Plus Evolution 250GB. 125GB peak/125GB off-peak for $174.95 per 30 days
  • Sky Muster Plus Evolution 300GB. 150GB peak/150GB off-peak for $199.95 per 30 days

Either bring your own modem or purchase one from SkyMesh starting at $179.99.

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SkyMesh is a company that has been focusing on rural and regional Australia since 2018. It has a wide range of satellite and fixed wireless plans, including Sky Muster Plus plans for avid Internet users.

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SkyMesh also offers the following features:

  • Free school holiday data. During school holidays, you'll have 10GB of anytime data added to your plan for free (except on Sky Muster Plus plans).
  • Data blocks. If you hit your data cap for the month, you can purchase additional data blocks to prevent your download speed being slowed to a crawl.

Is SkyMesh any good? We ask our utilities expert and writer, Sam Baran

Photo of Sam Baran Satellite plans are highly variable, but the only great value you'll get from SkyMesh lies in its 12-month contract Sky Muster plans.

The Sky Muster Plus plans from SkyMesh aren't bad, especially if you're not interested in using your data for video streaming. However, you can get the same data allowance for cheaper from a provider like Activ8me, which isn't any worse than SkyMesh on the surface.

Overall, SkyMesh is good in that it's one of the rare providers selling satellite plans, but you should always compare your options to get the best plan for you.

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How does SkyMesh compare?

To see how SkyMesh lines up against the competition, we've compared its NBN 25 205GB Sky Muster plan against similar ones from Activ8me and iiNet.

ProviderIncluded dataPrice
SkyMesh205GB (80GB peak/125GB off-peak)$79.95 per month + $179.99 modem (no BYO)
Activ8me225GB Sonic (80GB peak/145GB off-peak)$64.95 per month + $70 modem (no BYO)
iiNet250GB (60GB peak/190GB off-peak)$64.99 per month + $59.95 modem (no BYO)

Satellite plans are difficult to compare, but SkyMesh performs rather poorly against its competition, at least price-wise. Not only does it have a $10/$15 higher monthly fee, the modem is significantly more expensive than those offered by either Activ8me or iiNet.

Arguably, SkyMesh's plan has more useful data than iiNet despite its lower total amount, since peak data is most important for satellite customers. However, there's very little that SkyMesh provides that others do not.

Pros

  • Wide selection of plans
  • BYO modem options available
  • 12-month contract options are much better value

Cons

  • Poor value on more expensive plans

Check out SkyMesh's fixed wireless plans below

SkyMesh's fixed wireless plans can offer anything from 100GB to limitless data depending on your needs.

SkyMesh's fixed wireless plans explained

For customers who can't get fixed-line Internet but are in range of a signal tower, SkyMesh sells three fixed wireless plans month to month.

  • 100GB for $59.95 per month
  • 600GB for $69.95 per month
  • Unlimited data for $74.95 per month

Bring your own modem or purchase a preconfigured model from SkyMesh starting at $179.99.

Compare SkyMesh's Sky Muster Educational plans here

Are you or your children studying at a distance learning school in Queensland, South Australia or Tasmania? You're eligible to buy an Educational plan, focusing on anytime data without peak or off-peak periods.

How do SkyMesh Sky Muster Educational plans work?

To order an Educational plan, your child must be enrolled in a Queensland, South Australian or Tasmanian distance learning school recognised by NBN Co. By default, all plans are NBN 12 speeds – upgrade to NBN 25 for an extra $5 monthly.

  • One Student. 50GB for $44.95 per 30 days.
  • Two Students. 100GB for $54.95 per 30 days.
  • Three Students. 150GB for $74.95 per 30 days.

As always, you can bring a modem of your own or buy one provided by SkyMesh starting at $179.99.

SkyMesh customer service

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Account management

You can manage your SkyMesh Internet account by logging in to the customer portal on the SkyMesh website.

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Customer service

SkyMesh's customer service line is open from 8am to 6pm AEST on weekdays.

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Technical support

You can get in touch with SkyMesh's technical support team over the phone from 8am to 8pm on weekdays or 8am to 5pm AEST on weekends.


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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?

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      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, please read more about their NBN satellite plans. You may contact them directly to inquire if it’s possible for you to get unlimited internet at your address.

      Meanwhile, you can also check other Satellite NBN broadband plans to explore other options available to you.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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    ChopsNovember 9, 2016

    Do you operate out of WA? Margaret River?

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      DeeNovember 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

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      BrodieJuly 30, 2015

      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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