For many people the Telstra network is their only option if they want decent phone reception all the time. Unfortunately some of the offerings from Telstra can sometimes be a bit on the pricey side, with limited value when it comes to data. Their prepaid offerings are definitely in this category. Lucky there is at least one MVNO which uses the full Telstra network, including their 4G network, and has some good plans. This is Boost Mobile and they have just introduced another decent offering to their customers.
Previously Boost Mobile had $25 ULTRA+ and $40 UNLTD+ and $50 UNLTD+ plans. The new plan replaces the $25 plan and is a $30 UNLTD+ plan. It includes unlimited calls and texts to standard Australian numbers, 3GB data plus a bonus 1GB every weekend. In total, the recharge will deliver Boost Mobile customers 7GB of data for 28 days.
Boost’s Ian Blackhall has said that:
Once again, we’re listening to our customers to improve our offers and give them more of what they want. We know our customers want more but we didn’t expect that 44% of Australian women would abstain from sex for a month in exchange for free data. So we are giving them what they asked for, and ‘treating’ them accordingly allowing them to live their connected lives free from data fears
For those who are out and about on weekends this is the ideal plan, especially when backed by the extensive Telstra network. Some of their plans have changed in recent times so it may be an idea to check them out if you are with Boost Mobile to see if you are getting the best possible bang for your buck.