It used to be that Telstra data was silly expensive. The network has undoubtedly the best mobile coverage across the country, but you'd pay a significant premium for that privilege. As of today, that has all been turned on its head — you'd be crazy not to jump on Telstra's
$50 $40 BYO mobile phone plan, which includes a total of 7GB of 3G, 4G, and 4GX data.
Telstra's Medium BYO Mobile plan, online only, is usually $50 per month for 2.5GB of included data, as well as $1000 of call credit and unlimited SMS. At the moment, though, you get a massive 4.5GB of extra data (that's 7GB total), and the online-only plan is discounted by $10 per month, so it's $40 for 7GB. Of Telstra data, guys, the creme de la creme. And you get a free 12-month subscription to Apple Music, potentially saving you $144. And access to discounted movie tickets through Telstra Thanks.
Yesterday, the deal was $50 per month, with all the same trimmings, but also with a $200 one-off port-in credit — basically the first four months of your plan for free — and which worked out to $33 per month over its 12-month minimum service length. Today, it's back to $40 per month, but if you're planning on sticking around on Telstra for more than 12 months, you'll quickly make that price difference back in your favour. Just about the only downside is that you'll be locked in for 12 months — if that doesn't sound good, Telstra's Medium month-to-month casual plan has a double data promo, for 5GB of data at $50.
By the way — as a bit of perspective, about three months ago I was paying $59 for 1.5GB on one of Telstra's older Freedom Connect plans. So that's more than four times the data, for two thirds of the price. Sorry, Amaysim, but I'm switching back to Telstra. (Thanks to Anthony of The Sizzle for the tip!)
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