As 2019 progresses, the Australian broadband market is introduced to new, simplified plans by the country’s largest network. The revamped plans retain certain elements while also adding some exciting ones — the new Telstra TV 3, for instance.
Telstra’s latest broadband deals also saw the telco removing their internet products from the 24-month contract term and turning them onto month-to-month setup plans. This move aligns to the ongoing necessity of providing freedom to broadband customers through a no lock-in contract arrangement.
What are the new broadband plans?
The new NBN plans have now been simplified to only two options — Essential and Unlimited. With the former, you get 100GB of data on the 25/5 speed tier at $70/month while the latter delivers unlimited data on the 50/20 speed tier at $90/month. The previous plans were categorised according to contract terms. However, the new ones see a complete break from lengthy contracts as both essential and unlimited plans have no minimum term.
To get connected, customers will just have to settle the upfront fees — $216 for the modem and $99 for the connection fee. If you sign up online, the connection charge will be waived, saving you a great deal of money. With no lock-in contract, you can change or cancel anytime. You just need to pay out your modem if you leave before 24 months.
Telstra TV Box Office
Telstra aims to expand their offerings via their own streaming service, hence, the rebranding of BigPond Movies to Telstra TV Box Office. Signing up to a broadband plan with the included Telstra TV 3 also scores you a $125 Telstra TV Box Office credit. That’s up to 20 new release rentals fresh from the cinema for free! The offer is available for both new and existing Telstra TV Box office customers wherein you need to register before 26 August 2019. Free rentals to be used within 24 months of registration.
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Internet + Foxtel from Telstra
Another notable feature that the new broadband plans currently have is that they can be now bundled with Foxtel from Telstra. With Telstra’s internet plus Foxtel packages, you can score unlimited data while also enjoying your favourite sports or TV shows. Unlimited data is at $90/month while Foxtel from Telstra packages start from $29/month.
This sport season, you can take advantage of the Entertainment + Sport pack at only $39/month for the first 12 months. If drama is your ultimate escape, there’s Entertainment + Drama at only $30/month for the first 12 months. With the included internet package, that also buys you other perks — Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2, unlimited calls to local, national, and mobile calls, and discounted international calls. There’s also Broadband Protect, a form of online security that’ll help keep your family safe included in all of Telstra’s internet plans.
The All-New Telstra TV 3
Telstra TV’s latest generation, the Telstra TV 3, continues to find innovative ways to deliver the best kind of entertainment to Australian customers. Its 4k HDR streaming, for starters, gets you started on the way to a perfect viewing experience. It also delivers utmost convenience, like pausing live TV if you have to or stopping and rewinding free-to-air for up to 30 minutes.
The new Telstra TV is offered as part of Telstra’s internet + entertainment bundles for an additional $9/month on a 24-month contract. Customers also have the option to purchase a standalone unit for a $216 one-off fee, which still includes the bonus $125 Telstra TV box office credit.
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Internet + Telstra TV 3
Entertainment and broadband bundles remain a staple in Telstra’s internet service lineup with great updates. It used to be that the only way you can get the included Telstra TV and other streaming perks is if you go for the unlimited plan. That’s not the case anymore. Even the Essential plan with 100GB of data can be turned into an entertainment bundle for $79/month. The Unlimited plan + Telstra TV, on the other hand, remains at $99/month. Included in both plans is a $125 Telstra TV Box Office credit. For a limited time, the Essential plan also has an added 100GB bonus data so you have a total of 200GB.