After increasing their data limits on fixed broadband plans last week, Telstra is now turning their attention to their mobile plans, offering bonuses for customers on BYO and Casual plans – as well as offering a 6-month subscription to Foxtels streaming service Presto.
The new data offerings come into effect on the 9th of April and cover new customers taking up a new handset and plan on their Mobile Accelerate Plans, their Easy Share Business Plan for small businesses and Mobile Accelerate BYO and Casual Plans. Customers will receive anywhere from 500MB to 7GB of data depending on which plan they want to sign on for, the bonus data will remain for the life of the contract.
Plans for the new bundles are pretty decent with a $95 Mobile Accelerate Plan bundling an extra 3.5GB of data, while the $130 Mobile Accelerate Plan will get 7GB of data. Small business customers signing up to or re-contracting to the $65 Easy Share Business Plan with a new phone get 500MB of data, but if they go to the $135 plan they can get a bonus 6GB of data.
With Bonus Data now in your new plan, you’ll have to find something to use it on of course and Telstra wants to help you there too. As well as the additional data on plans, Telstra is offering a 6-month subscription to Foxtels on-demand video streaming service, Presto.
Streaming video is obviously big at the moment, other mobile providers have each partnered with a streaming service, Optus has partnered with Netflix, Vodafone with the Fairfax owned Stan, while Telstra is leveraging their association with Foxtel – Telstra owns a 50% stake in the PayTV provider – to offer Presto.
This offer of 6-months of service with Presto is valid for all Mobile Accelerate Plan and Business Easy Share Plan activated from the 9th of April.
Telstra Executive Director Mobiles, John Chambers, said ‘Telstra wanted to give customers more value, more entertainment and more freedom to enjoy the mobile web on Australia’s best mobile network’.
We love data and there’s an upward trend in data use by Australians means that Carriers are starting to meet demand. The one hole in the Australian landscape is an unlimited data plan – but we’re getting there.
How much would you pay per month for unlimited data and what would you give up for it?