When I saw a press-release from Telstra announcing their first unlimited data plan, I thought it was an April Fools Day joke arriving a month late. But It’s true. Telstra will, from May 3rd, offer an Unlimited Data plan suitable for mobiles, including iPhones, allowing us to not have to worry about data-caps again.
Called Telstra Endless Data BYO, the plan will cost A$69 a month, on a 12-month plan, and will be suitable for smart mobile phones, including iPhones. The plan includes unlimited talk, text, and MMS to standard Australian numbers are included in the plan.
But the most exciting part? Unlimited Data. Although you won’t get unlimited data at Telstra’s maximin speeds the entirely. The plan will come with 40GB of data which can be used at full speeds over 3G and 4G. After you’ve used 40GB, speeds will drop to 1.5Mbps, but you will have no further data limit – therefore, unlimited.
1.5Mbps is slow compared to uncapped speeds, but it is fast enough for viewing websites, accessing social media, SD video (on YouTube, Netflix, and so on), and music streaming such as Apple Music.
“We know how important it is to our customers that they can access the fastest speeds available to them on our network. That’s why our unlimited plan comes with 40GB of data to enjoy at uncapped speeds, unlimited sports action, and then data capped at 1.5Mbps to get customers through the month if they need it,” – Vicki Brady, Group Executive of Telstra Consumer & Small Business
There are a number of exclusive extras available to Telstra mobile customers, however. This included unlimited Wi-Fi data at over one million Telstra Air hotspots. In addition, data-free AFL, NRL, and netball games – which won’t count towards the initial 40GB allocated.
The Telstra Endless Data BYO will be available from May 3rd, 2018 at a cost of A$69/month for 12-months.
Unlimited talk, text, and MMS to Standard numbers in Australia
40GB data at uncapped speeds
Unlimited data at 1.5Mbps after
Data-free Wi-Fi over Telstra Air hotspots, AFL, NRL, and netball games
Suitable for smart phones including iPhones
Priced at A$69/month on a 12-month contract
You can learn more about the new plan at Telstra’s website.
Since the plan is a BYO (Bring Your Phone) plan, you do need a smartphone to put the SIM in. This includes all iPhone models, including the new iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.
All iPhone models sold from Apple’s online store are unlocked and ready to use with plans, including this new Unlimted BYO Plan from Telstra. Apple are offering free delivery or pickup and 14-day free returns on all purchases.