No Unmetered Content For Internode's 1TB Naked Plan

In December last year, Internode switched from a tiered plan structure to a single option for its naked broadband offering -- 1000GB for $69.99. While a massive shift from Internode's modus operandi, it syncs with quasi-owner iiNet's plans, so no real surprises there. However, current Internode users looking to change their plans, it does come with a caveat -- all content is metered.

This post was originally published on Gizmodo Australia.

That's right, the new naked plan is excluded from Internode's list of unmetered content, so all your Netflix, Steam, iview and SourceForge data will count towards your downloads.

Note that Internode's regular broadband plans and all grandfathered naked plans don't have this restriction. That said, when asked on Whirlpool how long unmetered content will be maintained, Internode representative Michael Kratz provided this less than comforting answer:

Will the extent and availability of Freezone content be maintained for customers on legacy or grandfathered products? Is there a time period for any commitment on that?

I cannot commit to anything in relation to that. Unmetered content is always subject to change and we note this on our site, and always have done so.

Now, the interesting decision for current Internode customers on naked plans: To switch, or not to switch? That really depends on your setup. Due to the way Internode retires its plans, allowing users to stay on non-existent deals long after they've been axed, means that some users might be on plans offering similar quotas and pricing, while maintaining access to the ISP's unmetered content.

On the other hand, if you're stuck with a paltry 150GB or so and barely use Steam or Netflix, you could get a massive quota boost for the same price -- or possibly cheaper. If you're having trouble figuring out the pros and cons, Internode has posted some guidance on its website.

December 2015 Easy Naked Plan Changes [Internode]


Comments

    What I don't get is why their NBN plans are so expensive in comparison.
    NBN 12/1 (which I got at my last place on adsl) on NBN is $90 a month!

      The prices, especially those on iiNet have gone up. I moved NBN plans near the end of last year due to moving house.

      Old plan was 100/40 500GB off / 500GB on for $99.95, new plan is 50/20 500GB total for $104.95

      On the streaming front, for most people who don't need to stream 4K content, you can do a lot of watching streaming services like Netflix with a 500GB connection pretty easily. We average 2-3 hours a day on weeknights and easily double that on weekends.

    Damn, i will be sorely disappointed if Internode got rid of their unmetered steam content.

    I got connected to this plan yesterday. Im 100% a fan of freezone content. And in years past made significant use of it. But now with 1TB of quota its not necessary. The old naked special was what 500gb for roughly the same price, but with freezone. So unless youre using more than 500gb freezone every month these plans are a decent price point.

    I've moved to that plan. 150G wasn't enough so for another 850G it made sense.

    However the only thing which I really think needs to be reconsidered is that downloads for my FetchTV service that I purchase from Internode also count towards the 1000G. So I have to now pay the monthly fee for the FetchTV service, and then I lose 400G each month of my Internet access plan data because of it as well. Essentially I'm having to take a double hit.

      That applies to any service that you pay for like Netflix, Stan, Presto etc.

    NBN plans also don't count for Freezone stuff, as I was informed when finally getting it turned on in my area, not really a big deal anymore, because I'm thinking of cancelling Netflix, and the quota is increased, but you'll probably find at some point they will drop all the perks of going with a 'premium' isp. That's what happens when when a company like TPG comes in, first games.on.net gets canned and then everyone gets the shaft.

      Turns out you're 100% right. Looks like they've firmly started the winding down of all unmetered content for any new or upgrading customers:

      http://www.internode.on.net/residential/entertainment/unmetered_content/

      Also noticed that all uploads are counted now, regardless of if you pick a power/business pack or not... ouch

    looks like they have a few new plans, just upgraded from my 300gig limit to 500gig, i never used more than about 30gig of unmetered content a month anyway

    A mate moved from a grandfathered business plan without reading the fine print. Uploads now count. He rang them up and said he would have to switch to another ISP after being with them for X number of years. They put him back on the grandfathered plan.
    He runs a server and uploads a bunch of stuff.

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