SkyMesh
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SkyMesh review

Our verdict: SkyMesh specialises in satellite and fixed wireless plans with affordable prices, but the lock-in contracts may throw you off.

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Pros

  • Special deals for distance learning students
  • Referral offer available
  • Australian customer support

Cons

  • Cheaper 12-month plans come with a high early termination fee

Compare SkyMesh plans

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Name Product Data Allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Skymesh NBN25 Sky Muster Plus 50GB
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0 for the first month. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO or purchase for $199.99
50GB
for video/VPN use during Peak, all other usage unmetered
Data
50GB
for video/VPN use during Peak, all other usage unmetered
nbn™25
Typical download speed not provided
Speed
nbn™25
Typical download speed not provided
$74.95
per month
Min total cost is $74.95 for first month
Price
$74.95 per month
Min total cost is $74.95 for first month
SkyMesh NBN25 210GB
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0 for the first month. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO or purchase for $199.99
210GB
Off peak 135GB, Anytime data 75GB
Data
210GB
Off peak 135GB, Anytime data 75GB
nbn™25
Typical download speed not provided
Speed
nbn™25
Typical download speed not provided
$54.95
per month
Min total cost is $54.95 for first month
Price
$54.95 per month
Min total cost is $54.95 for first month
SkyMesh NBN12 60GB
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0 for the first month. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO or purchase for $199.99
60GB
Off peak 40GB, Anytime data 20GB
Data
60GB
Off peak 40GB, Anytime data 20GB
nbn™12
Typical download speed not provided
Speed
nbn™12
Typical download speed not provided
$34.95
per month
Min total cost is $34.95 for first month
Price
$34.95 per month
Min total cost is $34.95 for first month
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Name Product Data Allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Skymesh Fixed Wireless 100
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0 for the first month. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $179.99
100GB
Data
100GB
nbn™25
Typical download speed not provided
Speed
nbn™25
Typical download speed not provided
$59.95
per month
Min total cost is $59.95 for first month
Price
$59.95 per month
Min total cost is $59.95 for first month
Skymesh Fixed Wireless 600
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0 for the first month. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $179.99
600GB
Data
600GB
nbn™50
Typical download speed not provided
Speed
nbn™50
Typical download speed not provided
$74.95
per month
Min total cost is $74.95 for first month
Price
$74.95 per month
Min total cost is $74.95 for first month
Skymesh Fixed Wireless Unlimited
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0 for the first month. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $179.99
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
nbn™50
Typical download speed not provided
Speed
nbn™50
Typical download speed not provided
$84.95
per month
Min total cost is $84.95 for first month
Price
$84.95 per month
Min total cost is $84.95 for first month
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SkyMesh review: Our verdict

SkyMesh offers satellite and fixed wireless NBN plans with a focus on rural and regional areas.

Its plans are priced competitively and there's an opportunity to lower your costs by signing up to a 12-month contract.

SkyMesh NBN is right for you if:

  • You're looking for a competitively priced satellite NBN plan with loads of plans to choose from.
  • Your household has students enrolled in an NBN-recognised distance learning school in Queensland, South Australia or Tasmania, who can benefit from SkyMuster's Educational Plans with cheap anytime data.


However, you should also consider that:

  • While 12-month Sky Muster plans offer more data for a cheaper price, they have an early termination cost of $200. Make sure you're ready to commit for a year before signing up.

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Value for money

SkyMesh's satellite plans cover both regular Sky Muster and Sky Muster Plus, with the latter offering unmetered data except for video streaming and VPN use during peak hours (4pm–midnight).

The satellite NBN plans are priced well but there are some providers like Activ8me offering cheaper plans with similar features. There are no activation or set-up fees.

The Sky Muster Educational Plans offer a good deal for students with anytime data that can be pooled if more than 1 student is using the plan.

The modems start from $199.99 if you don't plan on using your own.

Things to watch out for:

  • If you sign up to a no lock-in plan, you will only need to give a 30-day notice before cancellation.
  • A 12-month Sky Muster plan will also require you to pay an early termination fee of $200 if you choose to end your contract earlier.

SkyMesh offers 3 fixed wireless plans with different data amounts to choose from: 100GB, 600GB or unlimited.

With more providers offering fixed wireless plans, SkyMesh's stack up average against the market. With no typical evening speeds advertised, you could find a better price for a specified speed elsewhere.

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Performance

Since the ACCC broadband performance report focuses on fixed-line NBN, SkyMesh's plans are not covered. This makes it difficult to verify its speeds' reliability.

  • Why this matters: The ACCC report allows customers to see which NBN providers deliver the speeds they've advertised, as a measure of reliability.

Additionally, SkyMesh doesn't advertise any typical evening speeds on its fixed wireless plans, which means you could receive speeds well below the maximum threshold.

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Customer service

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Local customer support

You can get in touch with Skymesh in the following ways:

  • Give them a call between 8am and 8pm AEDT on weekdays and from 9am to 5pm on weekends and public holidays.
  • Request a callback while in queue or by sending an SMS.
  • Fill out your enquiry in the online form.
  • Good to know: SkyMesh's customer support team is based locally in Brisbane, Queensland.

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Bonus features

Besides SkyMesh's special plan offerings for distance learning students in Australia, it only really has 1 more additional feature:

💰 Referral reward

Successfully referring a friend to SkyMesh's satellite or fixed wireless NBN can earn both of you $100 in cash. This is a great offer as far as referral deals are concerned.

Which rivals are giving SkyMesh a run for its money?

For competitive satellite NBN:
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Activ8me is another provider with a wide range of satellite broadband plans, along with Sky Muster Pro which gives you a daily data allowance instead of monthly.

For budget-friendly fixed wireless:
 

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Tangerine has a range of fixed wireless plans and some of the cheapest plans on Finder. It offers 6-month sign-up discounts to sweeten the deal.

Ready to sign up to SkyMesh?

Signing up to SkyMesh NBN is easy once you've worked out what plan is right for you.

Simply click the green "Go to site" button in our comparison table. All you'll need to do then is type in your address to check the plan availability in your area and sign up to the plan of your choice.

Compare SkyMesh plans

Those looking at SkyMesh's special student packages will need to contact the provider directly.

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What if I'm moving house?
You can select a date during the sign-up process for when you'd like your new SkyMesh plan to be activated. It could take up to 14 business days to get connected.

Remember to give your current provider a heads-up in case there's a notice period to serve. You don't want to be stuck paying for 2 internet services.

If you're still feeling unsure about the process, check out our guide on how to switch broadband providers.


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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, 2017Finder

      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, 2016Finder

      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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