From the image above, found on Telstra’s website, clearly shows that they have upped the price of the original HTC Desire from the original $49 cap to $0 upfront on the $79 cap. I have absolutely no idea as to why Telstra have done this, though I’m sure there’s a logical reasoning behind it (surely not the new added data plans..). We can also note that it says the Desire is sold out which isn’t something new at all, it’s forever going between available and out of stock. Maybe if they’d just hurry up and bring out a QWERTY slider..
Telstra, I don’t think this is the way to bring a little competition to Vodafone’s new ‘infinite’ plans at all. One last thing I’d like to point out ‘EXCLUSIVE TO TELSTRA‘, as far as I know that’s no longer the case as Telstra only had a 6 month exclusivity deal with HTC, not endless one like Vodafone has on the Desire HD.