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Leaked Telstra plans show T-Mobile offering

Telstra appears to be adopting T-Mobile-style BYO plans, based on pricing leaked to ZDNet.
Written by Josh Taylor, Contributor

Telstra pricing plans due to be released tomorrow and leaked to ZDNet tonight have revealed that the telco is planning to offer "no lock-in" plans, similar to those offered by T-Mobile in the US.

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The plans, called Telstra No Lock-In, will have no contract period, but an AU$50 fee for existing customers wishing to switch to the plan. There's also a no mobile repayment option (MRO) bonus, and they will be designed for customers to bring an existing or new handset over that they have paid for already.

The plans start at AU$60 per month with 1GB of data included and AU$600 worth of calls, up to AU$130 per month for 3GB of data and unlimited calls.

The telco is also bringing in a lower AU$40 plan called "Below The Line", which Telstra has told sales staff is to only be used as an offer of last resort or in order to retain an existing customer.

While the data charges remain in place, the plans do share many of the aspects of the T-Mobile "uncarrier" plans announced in March. Telstra told ZDNet at the time that it had no plans to launch similar offerings.

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