NodePhone setup fees and service charges revised
NodePhone effectively turns all of Australia into a local call zone by using a broadband service to deliver 18-cent untimed calls to any fixed phone in the country. NodePhone2 is Internode's two-way service, which allows both incoming and outgoing calls. It features a flexible and online-configurable voicemail system (including the capability to send voicemail as email) at no extra cost.
As well as dropping the $20 establishment fee for a NodePhone2 service, Internode has taken the red pen to its NodePhone2 pricing for non-Internode broadband customers. The NodePhone Value plan drops from $20 to $10 a month and the Premium Plan, which includes $15 worth of calls, goes from $30 to $20 a month.
Internode has removed all price differences between NodePhone services for its own broadband customers and customers of other broadband providers. Plan change charges are also eliminated.
Internode product manager Jim Kellett said the revised pricing would accelerate adoption of NodePhone. "We have more than 14,000 customers using NodePhone at the moment, but the platform is designed to handle much greater volumes than that," he said.
"By eliminating price barriers to adoption, we make it easy for anyone to choose NodePhone, regardless of whether they are an existing Internode broadband customer or not."
Internode's price revisions are just the latest enhancement to its NodePhone platform. Recent announcements include:
- Full national reach for NodePhone, extending the voice-over-broadband service to 2100 telephone zones ranging from Aberfoyle to Zamia Creek (wherever broadband is available)
- The launch of NodePhone MultiLine, which provides customers with quick, easy and affordable on-demand access to extra telephone channels.
- Bundling NodePhone1 with Internode's inaugural Naked ADSL2+ broadband service which is available at 350 exchanges nationally.