Compare NuSkope NBN plans

Matt Sayer 19 May 2017 NEWS

From a niche Adelaide telco to a nationwide NBN provider, NuSkope is growing fast.

What you need to know about NuSkope NBN plans

When NuSkope was founded in 2007, its primary goal was to deliver high-speed wireless Internet to areas of Adelaide typically branded as broadband blackspots. In the years since, not only has NuSkope achieved this, it has expanded its operations to include nationwide delivery of the NBN.

NuSkope NBN plans offer a basic fibre Internet connection along with an optional Voice over IP (VoIP) phone service in place of a traditional phone service. While VoIP functions much the same as a regular phone, it requires a constant Internet connection to make and receive calls. In the event of a power outage, VoIP won't work unless you have a battery backup for your NBN modem.

On the plus side, all NuSkope's NBN plans are available on both month-to-month and 24-month contracts, giving you the freedom to sign up without locking yourself in for the long haul.

What are the different NuSkope NBN plans?

Four main plans round out NuSkope's NBN offerings. The first three are identical except for their monthly data caps of 50GB, 200GB and 500GB during peak hours. In NuSkope's case, peak time is between 8am and midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time. Outside those hours, all three plans allow unlimited data usage. The fourth plan includes a 1000GB monthly data cap that counts downloads during both peak and off-peak times.

Regardless of data caps, all NuSkope NBN plans come with your choice of Internet speeds. You can choose between 12Mbps, 25Mbps, 50Mbps and 100Mbps. However, depending on the NBN infrastructure installed at your address, you may not be eligible for every speed.

If you live in an area with Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) NBN, you can upgrade any of the standard NBN plans with a VoIP phone service. NuSkope offers two different VoIP options: a pay-as-you-go plan and one with unlimited local, national, and mobile calls every month.

How much do NuSkope NBN plans cost?

NuSkope's NBN plans lean towards the more expensive end of the market, with the basic 12Mbps, 50GB plan weighing in at $54.95 a month. That jumps up to $64.95 a month for 200GB of data, $74.95 a month for 500GB and $79.95 for the 1000GB plan. To boost the speed on any of the plans, you'll be looking at $10 extra a month for 25Mbps, $20 extra a month for 50Mbps and $30 extra a month for 100Mbps.

Provided you're in an FTTP-enabled area, adding a VoIP phone service will set you back an additional $4.95 a month for pay-as-you-go calls or an extra $24.95 a month for unlimited local, national, and mobile calls.

Contract length also has an impact on how much you'll pay. If you opt for a month-to-month contract, you'll need to cover a $99.95 setup fee for NuSkope to install your service, although NuSkope will waive this fee on 24-month contracts. However, if you sign up for 24 months and decide to cancel your service before the full two years is up, you'll be liable for an early termination fee of up to $150.

While NuSkope will throw in a free NBN modem if you need one, the modem does not come with Wi-Fi capabilities. If you want to set up a wireless home network, NuSkope will sell you a wireless router for an extra $99.95.

No matter which data cap you choose, you'll never have to pay excess usage fees with NuSkope. If you go over your monthly data limit, your Internet speed will simply drop to 256kbps for the rest of the current billing cycle.

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