Education is very important and whether you are studying a course at a TAFE or a university, or your children are learning from home and have homework to complete. Much of what we do when completing any type of studies in 2020 has something that needs to be completed online and from home. In the past with IPSTAR Broadband Standard nbn Sky Muster, everything was metered. If you went online to check an article on Wikipedia, read the news to look at current world events or even just simply downloaded an audio file of your latest university lecture. All this counted towards your monthly data limit. With IPSTAR Broadband nbn Sky Muster Plus, these activities are unmetered and won’t count towards your monthly data limit at all.
With IPSTAR Broadband nbn Sky Muster Plus, studying at home is simply better. You can experience stress-free education and will never have to worry about submitting an assignment late because of your internet connection being slowed down, or not being able to do all the research online fast enough. Website browsing and emails will continue to be accessible even if you have reached 100% on your monthly data allowance from bingeing on video streaming services.
What are some examples of what I can do on IPSTAR Broadband nbn Sky Muster Plus when studying that I can’t do on standard nbn Sky Muster?
Listening to music while you study is data free
Did you know that with IPSTAR Broadband nbn Sky Muster plus, streaming music on Spotify or similar services won’t count towards your data? If you have a lot of studying to do one weekend and you are going to be doing say 6 hours on both Saturday and Sunday. You could listen to a Spotify playlist for the entire 6 hours each day and even leave it playing for the full 24 hours and it won’t even count towards your monthly data allowance.
Find out more about music streaming on IPSTAR Broadband nbn Sky Muster Plus here.
Video calling with classmates or teachers is data free
As everyone shifted to isolating at home during COVID-19, many classes for our children moved to the home, and lessons were completed using Zoom or Microsoft Teams video calls. With IPSTAR Broadband nbn Sky Muster Plus, video calling doesn’t count towards your monthly data limit at all. You will never have to miss a lesson because you have no data left ever again.
Find out more about video calling here.
Audio files are data free
If you are a University student or have one in your home. Take a look at how lectures are being delivered online. If they are audio file downloads, then downloading these files won’t count towards your data on IPSTAR Broadband nbn Sky Muster Plus. That is also the same case for any podcasts or similar audio types.
You won’t be slowed down because of what other family members did with the family’s data one weekend
We’ve all been in a situation where a family member somehow used up a lot of data one day and because we were on IPSTAR Broadband Standard nbn Sky Muster, our whole internet connection for the rest of the month was slowed down to a crawl, unless we purchased a data pack to get it going again. If we had important studies to complete, it would be tough and stressful for the rest of the month. Take a look at our example below of a typical situation that may occur.
Sarah has a family with two children and she is on IPSTAR Broadband Standard nbn Sky Muster. Their names are Max and Johnny. Johnny is in university, he has a very important exam he is studying for and has several lectures, PowerPoint slides and various other materials he needs to download online over the weekend. It is very important that he passes his exam and is able to do the research he needs online that weekend.
On Friday night, Johnny’s brother Max doesn’t have anything to do. He goes to the online PlayStation store and purchases a copy of Final Fantasy VII, he then leaves it there to download the rest of the night so he can play on Saturday morning. The file is 100GB.
On Saturday morning Johnny wakes up early to start his studies, but he finds that his internet is barely moving. That 100GB game that Max downloaded was all the data they had for the rest of the month and now their IPSTAR Broadband Standard nbn Sky Muster connection is slowed down, Johnny is stressed.
Sarah looking at this situation had to purchase a data pack with great urgency from IPSTAR Broadband so that her son Johnny could use the internet to study for the exam. Spending money she didn’t need to spend.
If Sarah moved her family to IPSTAR Broadband nbn Sky Muster Plus, she wouldn’t have to purchase a data pack at all in this situation. Johnny would not have to experience any stress that weekend and poor Max wouldn’t have to suffer the blame he likely experienced for downloading that game. With IPSTAR Broadband nbn Sky Muster Plus, downloading a game like Final Fantasy VII, even though it’s 100GB in size, doesn’t count towards your monthly download limit. Max can download all the games he wants every day and it won’t affect Johnny’s studies at all.
Find out more about gaming on IPSTAR Broadband nbn Sky Muster Plus here.
I want IPSTAR Broadband nbn Sky Muster Plus for my family’s education, but what plan do I choose?
With IPSTAR Broadband nbn Sky Muster Plus, most things that you will do when studying are unmetered as we have mentioned in this article. At the most basic level, most families with an education focus will be very well off with our Sky Muster Plus 50 plan which starts at $50 per month on a 24 month contract, minimum cost $1,200. This plan will give you almost everything you need. It comes with 50GB of metered data for video streaming and all the unmetered data capabilities of IPSTAR Broadband nbn Sky Muster Plus.
However, not all studies are the same and not all needs are equal. If people in your family are studying courses that are video streaming heavy, they might need something a little bigger than our Sky Muster Plus 50 plan. You might have family members that could be studying film and there’s a requirement to watch movies each week. Someone else may be studying video editing. For any course that requires video streaming to complete it, you will want to look at plans that come with more video data.
For courses with high video data requirements, we recommend the Sky Muster Plus 200 which provides 200GB of metered video data. It is available for $120 per month and has a minimum cost of $2880 on a 24 month contract.
If you need help choosing a plan with video data, we have a helpful guide here.
To upgrade to IPSTAR Broadband nbn Sky Muster Plus, visit our website here and complete an online application. Or call us on the phone on 1300 464 778.
Why you should plus with us
IPSTAR Broadband has been providing internet connectivity to remote and regional Australians for over a decade. We were the first to provide satellite internet to Australians and our commitment to backing the bush has remained steadfast. We offer Australian based customer service and our team of experts will always be there for you when you need us. At IPSTAR Broadband you are a name, not a number.