Telstra changes its cap plans like I change my underwear: about once every few months. The latest shakeup sees the carrier's Freedom Connect plans rebranded as Every Day Connect plans which abolishes the $29 plan tier in favour of a $40 tier, among other alterations.
The $29 Freedom Connect plan used to give customers $150 worth of included eligible calls and texts along with 30MB of included eligible data. That plan has now been scrapped in favour of a $40 tier ($35 if you bring your own phone), which gets you substantially more: $300 worth of calls and texts along with 250MB data. Not bad for the additional cost really.
Other changes include a $1 price hike in the old Freedom Connect plans, meaning that the new Every Day Connect plan tiers look like this:
New Every Day Connect Plans
$40 Every Day Connect: $300 of calls and texts + 250MB data. $60 Every Day Connect: $600 of calls and texts + 1GB data. $80 Every Day Connect: $800 of calls and texts + 1.5GB data. $100 Every Day Connect: $900 of calls and texts + 2GB data. $130 Every Day Connect: unlimited calls and texts + 3GB data.
That's a change from the Freedom Connect plans which looked like this:
Old Freedom Connect Plans
$29 Freedom Connect: $150 of calls and texts + 30MB data. $49 Freedom Connect: $400 of calls and texts + 1GB data. $59 Freedom Connect: $550 of calls and texts + 1.5GB data. $79 Freedom Connect: $800 of calls and texts + 2GB data. $99 Freedom Connect: $1200 of calls and texts + 2.5GB data. $129 Freedom Connect: unlimited calls and texts + 3GB data.
Additional data allowances have also been altered. A $5 data pack gets you 250MB, $15 gets you 1GB, $30 gets you 3GB and $60 gets you 8GB.
This switch up is more of a tweak than a sweeping change, but it's still good to be in the know. In terms of value, the $40 plan looks great for low users. [Telstra]