Telstra Launches BYO Freedom Connect Plans

If you're happy with your phone but not happy with your telco, Telstra has finally come to the party, offering dedicated BYO mobile plans to its lineup. They're relatively good value, too!

There are plans across the standard cap plan prices, as detailed below:

• $49 Plan with $550 monthly call allowance, unlimited standard national SMS and 1.5GB of data to use in Australia. • $59 Plan with $800 monthly call allowance, 2GB of data use in Australia, unlimited standard national SMS and unlimited MessageBank retrieval. • $79 Plan with $1,200 monthly call allowance, 2.5GB of data to use in Australia, unlimited standard national SMS and unlimited MessageBank retrieval. • $99 Plan with an unlimited monthly call allowance for standard national voice and video calls, SMS and MessageBank retrieval, 3GB of data to use in Australia, $50 of international calling value.

It seems mind boggling that it was little over a year ago you had to pay through the nose to get more than 200MB of data on an entry level cap plan, and now this $49 offering includes 1.5GB.

keep in mind with this offering though that you'll need to sign up for a contract, which won't include getting a new phone, so be prepared to stick with your current handset for at least another 12 months if you decide to sign up for one of these plans...

[Telstra]

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