Data Blocks are billed monthly in arrears on your broadband account; and must be consumed within the current month - i.e. they do not roll over to the following month.
The following pricing applies to Data Blocks for ADSL2+, NBN, FTTH and Wireless DSL services (click here for NodeMobile Data) :
(Data Block Size)
Price 2 Gigabytes $5 5 Gigabytes $10 10 Gigabytes $15 25 Gigabytes $30 50 Gigabytes $50 100 Gigabytes $80
This pricing includes GST.
If you find yourself close to using up your monthly quota, you can simply purchase a 'block' of data online, and keep surfing without being Shaped. Alternatively, if you find yourself already over quota and subject to Shaping controls, you can purchase additional quota, have Shaping removed, and return to normal speed.
Data Blocks are effectively an additional allowance that is added - just once - to your monthly base quota. If you find that you do this often, it may be more cost-effective to schedule a plan change to a higher quota plan, which will happen on your next billing date.
Note: Data Blocks are not available on 'Business ADSL' services,
nor are they available on ADSL / Wireless DSL services with a 'Business Pack' option.