This new generation of ADSL2+ services deliver high speed broadband and save you money each month - because you'll no longer need to rent a traditional 'fixed line' home telephone service. This means that "going naked" can save you $20 - $30 (or even more!) each month.
Many people have already made the switch to mobile phones and VoIP for their voice telephony needs. Internode Naked ADSL2+ gives you the choice of not renting a traditional phone service, yet still enjoying the ADSL2+ benefits of fast and cost-effective broadband.
With huge coverage from over 350 telephone exchanges across Australia, Internode's Naked ADSL2+ services enable high speed broadband for residential, small business and corporate customers.
We've already signed up several hundred connections using the 'New Service' option, and are just about to launch a convenient 'Convert Service' option as well. This will convert your existing telephone line to Naked ADSL2+ - you can read more about this new product.
Naked ADSL2+, Extreme ADSL2+, ADSL1… broadband is a rapidly developing technology, and often the various technical terms can be bewildering!
Just prior to Christmas, the charge for a 'Single Service Migration' (SSM) reduced from $99 to $49. SSM is used for an Internode ADSL1 customer (on a Telstra Wholesale DSLAM port) to immediately migrate their broadband service to an Internode DSLAM port (where available). And hence, enjoy the superior price and performance of our own ADSL2+ DSLAM network and the Extreme ADSL2+ product range - including Home, SOHO and Business Extreme ADSL2+ plans.
This is something that we encourage customers to do, of course; So we've reduced that 'migration' cost barrier. If the option is available to you, it's shown in as 'Migrate to Extreme ADSL2+' in your My Internode menu page.
As well as the launch of Naked ADSL2+, there's further good news across the board for Home and SOHO ADSL customers.
As of 1 April 2008, all current Home & SOHO plans with monthly download quotas of 20 GB or above will have their quota upgraded at no additional charge. This change will happen automatically, with immediate effect, and means that:
Note these automatic upgrades do not apply to our older plans - only our current plans. Hence we highly recommend that all Internode Home and SOHO customers take a moment to check that they're on the best available plan for their specific needs:
Shortly before Christmas we launched a new plan - Home-Extreme-Starter - which, at $49.95, is our first ADSL2+ service below the magical "$50 per month" price point. It includes 10 GBs per month of download, radically high speed, plus all of the other value-add features of the Home-Extreme range.
Not surprisingly, it's selling like hotcakes! Click here for more information on Extreme ADSL2+.
Details on our Home ADSL1 plans are available here.
Business customers also benefit, with a number of product improvements just announced.
The three new plans are truly unlimited - no shaping and no excess charges. Download as much as you like, and it'll just keep going at full line speed, 24x7, and fixed price.
Earlier this year we changed the excess rate on all current Business ADSL services from $50 per GB to $5 per GB earlier this year - a 90% reduction! This applies automatically to all current Business ADSL plans - except the new Unlimited plans of course, there's no excess charges on those!
Now is a good time to review our Business ADSL pricing and ensure that your business is on the best plan.
In line with the reduction in the excess download rate, we've reduced the maximum price caps on all of the current Business ADSL1 plans. So the Business ADSL1 plans that still have $5 per GB excess - specifically not the new unlimited plans described above - will have their monthly price caps reduced to :
This is the maximum amount these plans cost per month, including the base monthly rental and any excess charges. Once again we highly recommend that you review our Business ADSL pricing to make sure your business is on the best plan for your needs.
NodePhone is Internode's high quality Voice over IP service. This is another product line that's been tweaked recently:
The pricing for the service has been simplified (and in many cases reduced) to:
Previously, we charged an extra $30 establishment and $10 per month on second (or subsequent) NodePhone services for Internode customers; and for any NodePhone services for customers that don't have an Internode broadband account.
This differential charging has been eliminated, and existing customers who are paying the extra $10 per month will automatically have this charge removed over the next few weeks.
After a year of preparation, NodePhone2 now offers full national reach, extending it to 2100 zones ranging from Aberfoyle to Zamia Creek. In fact, NodePhone numbers are now available in every call zone in Australia (around 2,400 of them).
If you're interested in what number ranges we have available and where - here they all are - beware, this is now a very long page! Also please note that 'call zones' don't necessarily correlate exactly to suburbs, towns or cities.
The NodePhone MultiLine product has been available to Business users since the early days of NodePhone. It provides additional voice channels (beyond the standard inclusion of two channels) for NodePhone services, for example when NodePhone is connected to an IP PBX at a business premises. Any number of additional channels can be ordered - that is, it is not limited to multiples of ten, as is the case with traditional ISDN primary rate services.
NodePhone MultiLine has recently been enhanced as follows :
While MultiLine is of little interest to a Residential customer, it is one of the key steps in the evolution of NodePhone to a fully featured, corporate-grade IP telephony service.
Many of the product enhancements announced above have been made possible by increased investment in the Internode International network. Here's some of what's been going on:
Following evaluation of the options concerned, Internode has taken the decision to invest in building a new International Point of Presence (PoP) site. The new site will be in Tokyo, Japan.
What this will do:
We're also boosting our International capacity to the United States, and have signed a five-year agreement with Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN). You can see some of the effects of this already, with our improved quota allocations and the introduction of Business Unlimited plans.
Furthermore we're a foundation customer of PIPE Networks' newly announced $200M submarine fibre optic cable from Sydney to Guam. These current and future network enhancements position us well to keep delivering you the best broadband in Australia.
Internode's WiMAX network on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia is delivering real-world wireless broadband speeds as fast as six megabits per second up to 30 kilometres from its base stations.
We've just been recognised with a prestigious ATUG telecommunications industry award for the Australia-first WiMax broadband project, in the Yorke Peninsula region of South Australia.