Telstra adds 500GB plan in offer refresh

Summary:Telstra has announced a new 500GB fixed broadband plan for customers as part of a refresh of fixed and mobile broadband plans, as the telco undergoes a colourful overhaul.

Telstra has announced a new 500GB fixed broadband plan for customers as part of a refresh of fixed and mobile broadband plans, as the telco undergoes a colourful overhaul.

The 500GB plan will set customers back a maximum of $119.95 per month on a 24-month contract, but when bundled with a fixed-line service, this cost is only $89.95. For an extra $10 per month, Telstra customers on the telco's hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) service will be able to get the 500GB download plan with speeds of 100 megabits per second.

The announcement came at the same time as an upgrade of the data quotas for the telco's BigPond Mobile Broadband plans. Telstra has added extra data to the 400MB, 1GB, 3GB, 7GB and 12GB plans, upping them to 1GB, 4GB, 8GB and 15GB, respectively.

The prices vary depending on whether a customer bundles the 24-month contract with other Telstra products, such as broadband, Foxtel or phone line rental; however, 1GB on a standalone mobile broadband plan will cost a customer $39.95 per month, and 15GB will cost $99.95 per month.

Despite the plan overhaul, Telstra has yet to reveal pricing for its long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband products, expected to be launched to consumers within the next few weeks. It is expected, however, that the telco will launch the product at a similar pricing level to its current mobile broadband plans.

The telco also declined to indicate when it expects to announce plan pricing for the products it will offer on the National Broadband Network (NBN). iiNet announced its NBN pricing today.

Topics: Telcos, Telstra

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