Compare iiNet satellite NBN plans for November 2019

iiNet offers affordably priced broadband plans for those living in the more remote regions of Australia.

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What you need to know about iiNet satellite NBN plans

iiNet's satellite NBN plans deliver broadband Internet to Aussies living in rural and regional areas that lie outside the NBN's fibre rollout. Like most satellite providers, iiNet offers both Basic and Standard NBN speed tiers. Satellite connections are more susceptible to signal interference from factors like severe weather and distance than wired NBN connections, so speeds are often lower and less consistent than their stated maximums.

iiNet's satellite plans are available on no-lock-in, month-to-month contracts as well as 24-month contracts, with monthly charges consistent between both. These plans can also be bundled with a home phone service delivered over traditional telephone lines, although this means you'll need to live within reach of the copper network to be eligible for the home phone bundle. iiNet does not offer its voice over IP (VoIP) Netphone service on satellite plans.

What are the different iiNet satellite NBN plans?

iiNet offers three basic satellite NBN plans differing in speed and monthly data. Available NBN speed tiers are Basic or Standard and available data caps are a 30GB on-peak/120GB off-peak cap, a 45GB on-peak/155GB off-peak cap or a 60GB on-peak/190GB off-peak cap. Peak hours are between 7:00am and 1:00am, while off-peak hours run from 1:00am to 7:00am.

All three plans can be bundled with a home phone service that includes pay-as-you-go calls by default. You can upgrade the home phone service with two optional call packs: one that gets you unlimited local and national calls to Australian landlines and mobiles and one that gets you unlimited calls to landlines in 20 select countries.

How much do iiNet satellite NBN plans cost?

For standalone NBN satellite service, iiNet's plans start at $39.99 a month for a Basic connection with 30GB on-peak/120GB off-peak and $59.99 a month for a Basic NBN connection with 60GB on-peak/190GB off-peak. Upgrading either plan to a Standard NBN connection will set you back an extra $5 a month.

Adding home phone line rental to iiNet's satellite plans costs $29.95 a month for basic pay-as-you-go calls. Unlimited local and national calls to landlines and mobiles add an extra $20 a month on top of that, while the international call pack weighs in at $10 extra a month.

If you sign up to any of iiNet's satellite plans on a month-to-month contract, you'll have to pay a one-off activation fee of $99.95. On 24-month contracts, this fee is waived. A 24-month contract also comes with a free NBN-ready Wi-Fi modem, whereas it'll cost you $89 for the modem on a month-to-month contract.

Cancelling a 24-month contract before the full two years are up will incur an early termination fee. For the first six months of your contract, this fee will be $300, but that figure drops to $225, $150 and finally $100 over the subsequent six-month periods of your contract.

Should you exceed either of your on-peak or off-peak data caps, iiNet will not charge you for any excess usage. Your Internet connection will instead be slowed down to 128kbps for the rest of your current billing cycle.

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