In the early stages, 5G was offered essentially on a trial basis to Telstra customers. As of July 1st, that free trial finishes, and Telstra has made the decision to include 5G services on some plans, but there’s a small price to pay.
A post on Telstra Exchange this morning outlines the changes existing customers can expect to see:
Here’s the bottom line: From July 1, in line with the extra data we’ve added, prices will rise by $5 per month on new Small, Medium and Large mobile plans.
Our Small plan gains 10GB of extra data for a total of 40GB per month, while Medium and Large plans both add 20GB for a total of 80GB and 120GB a month respectively.
Our Extra Large plan will rise by $15, and include 30GB of extra data for a total of 180GB. We’re including 5G access on Medium and above plans as part of this shift.
- Small $55 per month – 40GB included data, 4G only
- Medium $65 per month – 80GB included data, 5G access included
- Large $85 per month – 120GB included data, 5g access included
- Extra Large $115 per month – 180GB included data, 5g access included
All plans have speed shaping to 1.5Mbit if you exceed your data allowance in Australia, meaning no excess data charges. They are also free from lock-in contracts, giving you the freedom to move up and down plans as you need to. Or if you find a better deal – to another carrier.
For those who are considering moving from another carrier for the 5G speed, there are now over 1500 sites live on the Telstra 5G network. There are more — obviously — coming, as well as the implementation of mmWave coming next year, there are plenty of reasons to shift.
Clearly 5G is the future of our connectivity for mobile devices. The question is, are you prepared to pay for access to the service?