Access Plans

Value for Money !

SouthernX Genius Plans provide you with high quality, fast Internet access, service and bandwidth at competitive hourly rates. As an ISP, SouthernX provides speed and quality which is second to none, Southern Cross is powered by Connect.com, Australia’s most reliable and arguably best network, rated faster than Ozemail, BigPond and 30 of Australia’s leading networks by Internet.au magazine (March 1998). Yes, you will be trading up when you move to Southern Cross Connect as your ISP as well as getting access to our growing databases.

Southern Cross Genius Plans

SouthernX Genius Plans dramatically reduce the cost of access for regular users without imposing limits on when the time can be used. These plans generally represent the best value for money for most historians and genealogists. All Genius Plans include an email address, free browser, free news service and free and unlimited access to the Southern Cross Library. The Genius Plans provide large amounts of on-line time at highly competitive rates, without compromising the speed of access or other services provided. Please note, that we do not offer permanent connections like other ISPs, as clearly this is outside the needs of most historians and amateur genealogists, and in any case cannot be offered at these rates with the quality of access and service that we demand.

Genius Plan Hours
Included
Investment
Per Month
Effective
Rate/Limit
Additional
Hours/Rate
Drop In Rate – Casual N/A N/A $3.00 $3.00
Genius Plan 15 15 $25 $1.68 $3.00
Genius Plan 25 25 $36 $1.44 $3.00
Genius Plan 35 35 $47 $1.33 $3.00
Genius Plan 45 45 $57 $1.27 $3.00
Genius Plan 55 55 $68 $1.23 $3.00
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Notes:

  1. The Genius Plans do not impose limits on when the time can be taken during the day or night.
  2. Rates do not increase in prime time, weekends or public holidays.
  3. Plan fees are charged at the start of each month.
  4. Any additional hours will be charged at the start of the following month in one minute increments.
  5. When all else fails, invest your money on quality.
  6. You will never be “thrown off”.
  7. You will be connected at the highest speed your modem and line can optimise.
  8. Minimum monthly fee for Casual Rate Customers is $10.00.

Note, there is a minimum fee of $10.00 per month for Drop-In Casuals. The Genius Plans impose no limit on megabytes downloaded, however we require that all subscribers behave responsibly. In addition, so that you can be aware of any misuse of your system by another party, we will alert you if the download patterns appear to be extreme. For your information, we have only had to do this once in the last 12 months, and this action revealed that a family member of one customer was downloading some interesting movies every night, without permission.

“How much time have I been connected for ?”

If you’d like to know the answer to this question, then go to …

My Time Usage Check

Set Up Costs – New Subscriber Accounts

There is no specific set up fee or charge to get connected. The first payment for the first month or part thereof, will cover the first month’s usage inclusive of the cost of set up. Following month’s payments will be based on calendar months. So if a subscriber joins on 22 July, then the first month’s payment according to the plan chosen, will cover the first month inclusive of the set-up costs. The following month’s payment will be made in advance.

Points of Presence (POPs)

NOTE: We have a series of Extended Local Call numbers (these numbers are shown with an asterisk (*). Extended Local Call numbers allow some areas close to metropolitan Melbourne and Sydney to connect for the price of a local call. This gives coverage to most locations listed under the Extended Local Call numbers.

There is no guarantee that all telecommunications providers will charge local call costs to all residents within a particular area. Even if your area is listed below, you should contact your long distance telecommunications provider to check if you will be charged local or STD call costs for the number you select.

For call cost enquiries, contact:

  • Telstra 1411 1222
  • Optus 1300 300 937
  • AAPT 1300 651 414

or the number provided by your supplier.

Victoria

Melbourne (03) 9281 4700
Available speeds: 64k ISDN, V.90, 56K Flex and below

Geelong (03) 5225 4600
Available speeds: 64K ISDN, V.90, 56K Flex, and below.

Ballarat (03) 5336 7500
Available speeds: 64K ISDN, V.90, 56K Flex, and below.

Dandenong (03) 8791 3900
Available speeds: V,90, 56K Flex and below

Bendigo (03) 5445 1200
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Shepparton (03) 5820 0400
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Cranbourne*, Mornington* (03) 9769 2833
Available speeds: 64k ISDN, V.90, 56K Flex and below

Healesville*, Emerald*, Pakenham* (03) 9722 8911
Available speeds: 64k ISDN, V.90, 56K Flex and below

Gisborne*, Romsey*, Kilmore*, Kinglake* (03) 9745 2711
Available speeds: 64k ISDN, V.90, 56K Flex and below

Lara*, Balliang*, Bacchus Marsh* (03) 9749 8022
Available speeds: 64k ISDN, V.90, 56K Flex and below

Nunawading (03) 9845-1600
Available speeds: V.90, K56 Flex and below

New South Wales

Sydney (02) 9577 0000
Available speeds: 64k ISDN, V.90, 56K Flex and below

Newcastle (02) 4925 0100
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below.

Penrith (02) 4725-8400
56 K V90 access and dial up ISDN.

Wollongong (02) 4220 4000
Available speeds: V. 90, 56K Flex and below.

Gosford (02) 4337 1500
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below.

Wisemans Ferry*, Windsor* (02) 9651 1316
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Mulgoa*, Camden* (02) 9601 3557
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Helensburgh(02) 9548 3601
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Campbelltown (02) 4621 9800
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Tamworth (02) 6767 2100
Available speeds: V,90, 56K Flex and below

Armidale (02) 6773 7800
Available speeds: V,90, 56K Flex and below

Port Macquarie (02) 6588 4500
Available speeds: V.90, 56k Flex and below

Dubbo (02) 6881 4000
Available speeds: V.90, 56k Flex and below

Bathurst (02) 6333 2300
Available speeds: V.90, 56k Flex and below

Albury (02) 6023 9900
Available speeds: V.90, 56k Flex and below

Grafton (02) 6641 0400
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Lismore (02) 6625 0200
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Wagga Wagga (02) 6937 8100
Available speeds: V,90, 56K Flex and below

Queensland

Brisbane (07) 3845 9500
Available speeds: 64k ISDN, V.90, 56K Flex and below

Cairns (07) 40461800
Available speeds: 64k ISDN, V.90, 56K Flex and below

Gold Coast (07) 5592 0183
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Maroochydore (07) 5451 9300
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Toowoomba (07) 4659 6000
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Townsville (07) 4726 9800
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Mackay (07) 4969 3800
Available speeds: V.90, K56 Flex and below

Bundaberg (07) 4132 7000
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Gladstone (07) 4971 6200
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Mt. Isa (07) 4745 4200
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Rockhampton (07) 4924 8200
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Western Australia

Perth (08) 9268 8600
Available speeds: 64k ISDN, V.90, 56K Flex and below

Broome (08) 9192 9700
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Bunbury (08) 9726 5300
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Kalgoorlie (08) 9026 4500
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Geraldton (08) 9965 9400
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Rockingham (08) 9527 0700
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Katanning (08) 9821 3800
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

South Australia

Adelaide (08) 8202 3600
Available speeds: 64k ISDN, V.90, 56K Flex and below

Gawler (08) 8522 9300
Available speeds: 64k ISDN, V.90, 56K Flex and below

Mt. Gambier (08) 8724 3700
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Northern Territory

Darwin (08) 8980 3700
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below

Tasmania

Hobart (03) 6236 9773
Available speeds: V.90, 56K Flex and below.

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra (02) 6206 0400
Available speeds: 64k ISDN, V.90, 56K Flex and below

Get connected … press the big  Green Button. We will establish your account, set up the access arrangements and send you a permanent record of your registration, password and your secret word. We will also provide information on configuring your browser, setting up your email and your dial up protocols. Subscribers to the ISP service can arrange for payment by cheque by phoning 1800 882 884. NN

Set Up – Library Card Holders

Library Card Holders pay a flat $25.00 for 6 month’s access. There is no separate set up charge. Get a Library Card … press the big  Red Button

Payment

We can accept payment by credit card in advance, as we have to buy capacity for the coming period. Payment by cheque is not an option for Library Card Holders. If you are concerned by giving your credit card number over the Internet, then you can send half the number that way and the other half by phone to our tollfree number. Now that is safe !

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