Working from home is something that many people in our country are currently doing in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Customers on the nbn Skymuster product are limited by how much data they use on the Internet and once you reach the data cap the internet is slowed down with no option but to wait until the end of the month. Alternatively, nbn Skymuster Plus has an unmetered component which means that once you run out of your metered data, you can still browse the web and pay your bills online, unmetered and without being slowed down.
Whilst saving data on nbn Sky Muster can be achieved and the data can be stretched to last the whole month for many of users, why deal with the stress of all that data monitoring/saving every day when nbn Sky Muster plus can offer unmetered data usage, allowing you to work from home and complete all essential work tasks worry free.
nbn Sky Muster Plus is a big help when it comes to working from home for many rural Australians because much of what we all do at work such as instant messaging and emailing is unmetered on nbn Sky Muster plus.
Most of us at work will use one of the many popular communication applications available to organisations to keep in touch with our colleagues. Many of these are unmetered on nbn Sky Muster Plus because they are all image/text/email based. This means that even when you run out of your metered video data at home during the month you can keep using your work apps to do everything that’s important to you, some of the applications with unmetered features include:
- Microsoft Teams
- Microsoft Outlook
- Yahoo Mail
- + much more
Note: Some of the above applications have video/audio features within them, video/audio content is metered on nbn Sky Muster Plus and does have a limit. But everything else is unmetered.
For our customers that do not do much video or audio calls at work but do a lot of emailing and other text-based chat we recommend choosing Sky Muster Plus 50 as the best option. The unmetered data with nbn Sky Muster Plus 50 is what these customers need and this plan offers the best value when working from home.
I do daily video meetings online with my team, is nbn Sky Muster Plus still okay for me to use?
nbn Sky Muster Plus can still be used with online video chat, but as it is a satellite service, you may notice that due to the latency difference between a satellite connection and an in home office connection that the experience may be different.
Metered data on on nbn Sky Muster Plus is used for both audio calls and video streaming. We recommend choosing either the Sky Muster Plus 100 or Sky Muster Plus 150 from IPSTAR Broadband as this will give you a decent amount of video and audio data for the month and customers on these plans will get the unmetered benefits of nbn Sky Muster plus once their data runs out, allowing them to continue working from home without much of a disruption.
For customers that need an idea of how much data video and audio calling consumes, please take a look at the bandwidth requirements for audio and video calls when using Slack.
|Type of call||Download speed||Upload speed|
|Voice call||200 kbps||100 kbps|
|Video call* (2 participants)||600 kbps||600 kbps|
|Video call* (3 participants)||2 Mbps||600 kbps|
|Video call* (5+ participants)||4 Mbps||600 kbps|
*Requirements are the same for screen sharing.
Working from home with nbn Sky Muster plus is a far better experience for our customers than working from home on a regular nbn Sky Muster plan. Avoid the frustration of not being able to complete your work when working from home by upgrading to nbn Sky Muster Plus today.
Find out more about nbn Sky Muster Plus here.