This information does not apply to unlimited data services. If you have an Internode Mobile SIM plan, please see Important Things You Need to Know here for information about checking usage and what happens when you exceed your data quota.
"Quota" is the amount of data you may use each month as a part of your internet plan. Whenever you use the internet (e.g. look at websites, upload or download files, watch videos) data traffic passes through your internet connection and is counted towards your monthly quota.
As a general guide, 1GB of data usage will let you:
Your usage of each service may vary. The guide above is based on the following assumptions: Email received at 100KB per email, web browsing at 30MB per hour, YouTube 4min video clip at 24MB per clip (standard 360p quality), music downloaded at 4MB per track, photo downloads at 2MB per photo.
You can check your data usage in My Internode by selecting your broadband service, then Check Usage.
Note: If you do not see this option, your service may be in an older version of My Internode, in which case you’ll see a Broadband usage & Stats option instead.
My Internode is the best way the check any of the following:
If you can't log in to My Internode, please give our friendly Support team a call on 1300 788 233. They can get you back on track and you can write down your Toolbox login details for future reference.
If your plan has peak/offpeak quota, that means you have two separate quotas – one for a peak period and one for an offpeak period. These quotas are also shaped separately - if you use all of your Peak quota, your service will be shaped during the peak period but it will not be shaped during the offpeak period.
Plans with Anytime quota have a single quota that may be used at any time of the day or night.
Our on-net plans (i.e. connections via our network) include anytime quota. Off-net plans (i.e. connections via our wholesaler’s network), usually include peak and offpeak quotas.
If you exceed your quota on one of our current fixed-line broadband plans, you will not incur any excess data fees. Instead, the speed of your service will be "shaped" to a slower speed for both downloads and uploads.
This speed varies depending on your specific broadband plan. Common shaping speeds are 128kbps, 256kbps and 512kbps, although different shaping speeds may apply to other plans, particularly those on the latest NBN™ technologies.
Your internet speeds will return to normal when your quota resets. If you want to remove the shaping before your quota resets, you'll need to either buy a Data Block or upgrade your plan through My Internode.
Your quota does not reset if you change plans. Your current quota usage will be deducted from the total quota of your new plan.
You will receive the full quota for your new plan when you begin a new billing cycle.