Compare Harbour ISP fixed wireless NBN plans for August 2019

Flexible fixed wireless plans for Aussies outside the NBN's fibre rollout.

What you need to know about Harbour ISP fixed wireless NBN plans

Harbour ISP offers fixed wireless NBN plans to areas of Australia that can't be served by the fibre optic cables of the standard NBN. Though slower than wired NBN, Harbour ISP's fixed wireless plans still deliver speeds superior to many ADSL services, with support for Standard NBN connections in regions where ADSL speeds suffer dramatically due to the distance between houses and their local telephone exchange.

Fixed wireless plans with Harbour ISP are offered both as standalone broadband services and as bundles with a home phone service delivered over the Internet using voice over IP (VoIP) technology. All plans are available on 24-month, 12-month and month-to-month contracts, with no difference to monthly pricing between the three.

What are the different Harbour ISP fixed wireless NBN plans?

There are quite a few options available when signing up for a fixed wireless NBN plan through Harbour ISP. On the speed front, Harbour ISP offers Basic (nbn12), Standard (nbn25) and Standard Plus (nbn50) NBN connections, though it's important to remember that the maximum speeds of those connections are only theoretical and may not reflect the actual speed of your service, especially since fixed wireless connections are more susceptible to interference from weather and other factors than NBN fibre connections.

Both the Basic and Standard speed tiers support two different monthly data caps: a 250GB cap and an unlimited cap. The Standard Plus speed tier is only available with an unlimited data cap.

If you're looking for a phone service alongside your broadband plan, Harbour ISP offers two VoIP add-ons with its fixed wireless plans. The Home Phone add-on includes unlimited local and national calls to landlines along with 1000 minutes of calls to landlines in Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the UK and the USA. The Home + Mobile Call add-on comes with all that plus unlimited calls to Australian mobiles and free calls to 13/1300 numbers.

How much do Harbour ISP fixed wireless NBN plans cost?

The basic Harbour ISP fixed wireless plan with 250GB of monthly data and no home phone service starts at a month with a Basic NBN connection and a month for a Standard NBN connection. Upgrading to an unlimited monthly data cap will cost you an extra $10 a month, while adding on a phone service will set you back $10 extra a month for the Home Phone add-on and $20 extra a month for the Home + Mobile add-on.

If you plan on hosting a server on your home network, you can also purchase a static IP address for an extra $10 a month.

While the length of your contract won't affect your monthly bill, opting for a month-to-month contract will incur a one-off $99 setup fee. Additionally, if you don't have a compatible router or VoIP-compatible phone handset, Harbour ISP offers purchase options for both starting at $69 for the router and $70 for the phone. However, if you sign up for a 24-month contract, Harbour ISP will throw both the router and the phone in for free.

One thing to remember if you sign up for a 12-month or 24-month contract is that you'll be charged an early termination fee of up to $350 if you decide to cancel your service before your contract term is up. This fee decreases the less time you have left on your contract.

If you exceed your monthly data on Harbour ISP's 250GB fixed wireless plan, you won't be charged any excess usage fees. Instead, your speed will be reduced to 256Kbps for the rest of the billing cycle.

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