After announcing that Data sharing plans would be coming soon all the way back in April, Telstra has today finally launched their Every Day Connect Data Share Packages.
The new data sharing packages are available for the Every Day Connect plans and allow you to share the included data in the plan between up to three devices – eg. tablet, phone and laptop. But, the catch is you have to pay $20 per month for each device you have connected – $10 per month for the privilege and $10 per month for the SIM card.
Telstra has also advised if you take up their data sharing plans between now and the 31st of December, they’ll include an extra 1GB of data. But you can always add extra Data Packs to your plan as well.
So, as an example, if you’re on the $60 per month Every Day Connect plan, to add an extra device/SIM to share your data you would pay your $60 Fee + $10 for the access + $10 for the extra SIM.
Telstra has put together a YouTube video if that’s still not clear enough.
The concept of data sharing is incredibly attractive, what’s not attracitve is the extra $20 per month to do so. I can understand the $10 per month fee to do so, but an additional $10 per month fee on top of that just to have an extra SIM card seems ludicrious.
Thankfully, both Vodafone and Optus are also working on Data Sharing plans and we can only hope that having competitors offering data sharing will lead to some more competition on price.
Will you be adding any devices to your Every Day Connect plan to share your data with?