Telstra has finally brought their prepaid offerings into line with postpaid. Back in June 2020, it was announced that the carrier would only offer 5G on their “medium” and up postpaid plans. This meant that customers had to commit to a minimum monthly spend of $65 to the network, with prepaid customers now needing an active $60 recharge to keep access to 5G.
The team at Whistleout received a comment on the change:
5G access is being limited to higher tiered plans to ensure customers have the data they need in order to experience faster speeds on Telstra’s 5G network.
What does this mean for users?
Basically, if you want to access faster speeds you need to pay more for a larger data allowance. Depending on the area you’re in, this may not even be worth the investment at this time. — unless you need a lot of mobile data — as our 4G networks are among the best in the world for data speed delivery.