After realising it had pissed more than a couple of people off, Telstra has backpedaled on some of its planned changes to international roaming data prices.
“…we will scrap a proposal to increase the excess data fees on our Travel Passes from 3c to 10c per MB while keeping the new passes that increase data allowances by 50 per cent and greatly increase the number of participating countries. This makes our Travel Passes very convenient and Telstra competitive as a roaming choice.”
This was the most controversial of a series of planned changes to Telstra’s international roaming Travel Packs, which are still going to be renamed Travel Passes with higher prices but including more data and text/call value.
Telstra is also adjusting the fees charged for its paper bills and for users paying accounts over the counter at stores like Australia Post; the $2.20 cost for a paper bill payment will be charged to those electing to receive it, and it’ll now cost an additional $1 for users to pay those bills non-digitally.
Penn finished: “I hope these decisions are recognised as our continued commitment to our customers.” [Telstra]
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