nbn™ Sky Muster™ Satellite Internet

What is nbn™ Sky Muster™?

The nbn™ Sky Muster™ satellite internet (and optional VoIP phone service) is the home broadband service for any Australian household that's outside the coverage of fibre-optic wired services or nbn™ fixed wireless towers.

All Activ8me nbn™ Sky Muster™ services include

  • Free standard installation by nbn™ installer (if not already installed)
  • Free nbn™ satellite dish
  • Free nbn™ modem
  • Free plan changes (up-and-down!)
  • No excess data usage charges (your service is shaped when you run out of data)

Why Choose Activ8me?

Sky Muster™ Satellite Internet Plans

Select a plan

155 GB
per month
Price Per GB: $0.23
180 GB
per month
Price Per GB: $0.22
300 GB
per month
Price Per GB: $0.17
235 GB
per month
Price Per GB: $0.28
260 GB
per month
Price Per GB: $0.35
300 GB
per month
Price Per GB: $0.50

Customise your speed tiers

This tier is good for general browsing
+ $5.00 Per Month
Heavy Use
The fastest the satellite service can go

Acceptable Use Policy Applies

Choose your contract term

Choose your wireless router

A Wireless Router is required if you want to wirelessly connect to your internet service (using Wi-Fi). You can choose to use your own compatible router, or alternatively purchase one from Activ8me that we'll send out to you pre-configured for your service.

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There are no setup charges on Sky Muster services.
Peak data usage time 7:00am - 1:00am. Off-peak data usage time 1:00am - 7:00am (local time)

How does the data allowance work?

Services have a certain amount of Peak and Off Peak data for use each month.
Peak time is from 7am – 1am local time, Off Peak being from 1am – 7am local time.
Downloads and uploads count towards data usage.
Service speed will slow to a maximum of 128/128kbps once data allowance has been exceeded

nbn™ Sky Muster™ Plus

What’s Sky Muster™ Plus?

nbn™ Sky Muster™ Plus works on exactly the same equipment as the normal nbn™ Sky Muster™ services that are listed on this page.

Instead of all your data usage counting towards your monthly data allowance, on Sky Muster Plus only VPN-use and video streaming count towards your monthly data allowance.

Everything this else is ‘unmetered.’
Unmetered data use doesn’t count towards your monthly (metered) data allowance, and is not slowed down when you run out of metered data.

You can read more about what is and isn’t ‘metered’ on nbn™ Sky Muster™ Plus here.

It only has the one speed: the sonic tier that is $5 extra on nbn™ Sky Muster™ is included in the price of Sky Muster™ Plus.

Is Sky Muster™ Plus ‘better’ than Sky Muster™?

That depends on your household usage habits, so it’s different for everyone.

If you only want a service to stream Netflix™, a standard Sky Muster™ service might be better as it offers greater Peak and Off-Peak data to use for ‘metered’ data use, as compared to a Sky Muster™ Plus service of the same price.

Alternatively, Sky Muster™ Plus is great if you tend to do a lot of ‘unmetered’ online activities and don’t want those activities to be shaped (slowed down) if you use up all of your monthly data allowance.

If you’re unsure which is best for you, call our friendly Australian based team on 13 22 88 and we’ll help chat you through the pros-and-cons of both services and how they relate to your personal online activities.

If you have any existing Sky Muster™ service, with us or another ISP, switching to Sky Muster™ Plus can be done over the phone by calling our Australian team on 132288 or by ordering online.

You can view our nbn™ Sky Muster™ Plus plans here.

nbn™ Sky Muster™ Installation and Setup

Service Availability

nbn Sky Muster can be delivered to any fixed structure in Australia where other nbn services are unavailable, and nbn and Activ8me eligibility criteria are met.
Talk to our team if you’re unsure about your property, however if there’s more than one building on your property, you can have installations on eligible buildings that have residents.
(Your address must be outside the reach of other nbn™ access technologies, and some other conditions do apply.)

But your home (be it a donga, granny-flat, house or otherwise) doesn’t need a phone line, it doesn’t need to be within 3/4G mobile coverage, it can even be completely solar-powered and off-the-grid.

If you can’t find your home on our nbn™ address-checker, our team can have your home added to the nbn™ registry free-of-charge.

Within 24-48 hours of our team requesting the address be added, you will be available to place an order for installation.

Multiple Sky Muster™ services can be installed on the one property, but with a limit of one per freestanding structure.
Talk to our team if you’re unsure about your property, however if there’s more than one building on your property, you can have installations on any that have residents.

Suitable for ‘Off-the-Grid’ Properties

Equipment installation is possible on solar-powered homes, so it can be fitted at locations that are entirely ‘off-the-grid’. Let us know if you require a completely DC powered installation instead of the standard AC powered equipment.

Free Standard Installation

Once your order is placed, Activ8me arranges for an nbn™ technician to make contact to arrange the installation time and date.

Lead times on installation depends on local demand and availability of technicians in your area at the time of order, but with nbn™ contractors right around Australia, general estimates are between 2 and 4 weeks after placing the order.

The technician will install the nbn™ satellite dish on your roof, as well as the nbn™ modem (called an NTD, or Network Termination Device) inside the house completely free-of-charge for standard installations.

A standard installation of nbn™ supplied Sky Muster™ equipment

FttB standard install

Photo courtesy of the NBN Co.

Important: The nbn™ Sky Muster™ equipment is the property of nbn™ and should not be removed from the premises where it’s installed, even if you move.

You can read more about nbn™ Sky Muster™ services from the nbn™ here.

Getting a WiFi Router

You’ll need a WiFi router if you wish to create a Wireless Network in your home to connect wirelessly to the internet (for instance, with a phone or tablet).

You can use the service without a router if you have a single PC or another device you wish to connect to the internet via an ethernet cable plugged directly into the nbn™ modem (NTD).

In today’s modern smartphone age, most customers prefer the simplicity of a home WiFi network for wireless internet access.

Activ8me can have a router posted out to you when you place your order – it will be all configured and ready to plug-and-play.

Our router prices are listed above. If you choose the 6-month contract option, we discount the price you will pay for an Activ8me router.

You can use another ISP’s router with our service. You’ll just need to ensure it’s not network locked to your old provider. We also cannot guarantee our Support team will be able to troubleshoot issues that may arise using a third-party router (but our Support team will do their best to try though)!

No service charges until you’re online

Only once you’re online is there any service charges.

Once the service is activated, we’ll then send you your first invoice.

Satellite Internet Service Features

Switch the service On-and-Off

With the option of a no lock-in contract and no setup fees, the Sky Muster™ service is not only great for permanent residents but also perfect for owners of holiday-homes & short stay accommodation.

Once the service is installed, owners or holiday-makers can connect a new service on an existing installation very quickly, just pay for one month (or as many months as needed), then disconnect.

New services on already installed Sky Muster™ equipment can be up-and-running sometimes within 30mins of placing the order. (Standard Sky Muster™ activation times can take up-to 48hrs)

Free Plan Changes (up-and-down)

Customers can change plans free-of-charge at any time, with the change to take effect at the start of the next billing cycle.

Customers can change plans up or down, either over the phone or online in the Member’s Area of our website.

You can also choose to change between Sky Muster™, Sky Muster™ Plus, Sky Muster™ PRO services with no fees or charges. (There may be some service downtime while a change is being implemented.)

Chat with an Australian based nbn™ specialist today.
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