Telstra knows what we all know too; we love our mobile broadband and we’re using it more, more and more. To help its pre-paid customers get access to more data for a bit less cost, Telstra is rolling out Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband Data Passes, which is a fancy way to refer to pre-paid data packs which include an amount of data that expire after a certain time.
The way these plans work, they’d be perfect to throw in a tablet or a mobile broadband stick for ad-hoc use. For example, say you’re taking a weekend break interstate and you want to take your tablet for some entertainment on the go, and for finding your way around when you get there. Telstra has a 3-day pass for that, which costs $10 and gives you 1GB of data to play with. If you’re taking a two or three week annual holiday and want to stay in touch while you’re gone, the $30 or $50 pass might be for you, offering 3 to 5GB respectively with a month (or a year’s expiry).
Once the data pack runs out, of course, you stop paying for it, and you can renew to a different pack whenever you have the need. Just leave the SIM in your mobile device for next time. It’s a good idea, and with Telstra’s ultra-fast mobile broadband network, it’s a good way to stay in touch on the go.
As an added incentive to try one of these plans out, Telstra is offering a 3-month subscription to Presto when you try out one of their new mobile broadband passes.