As Australia’s oldest, largest and most experienced communications company, Telstra has been setting the standard that others follow for decades. Having been Australia’s trusted phone company since the 19th century, Telstra moved towards the 21st century by building the country’s first cable TV network, still in use by Foxtel today. They’ve also innovated with mobile services, having the largest population coverage in Australia and the greatest reach of high-speed 4G mobile services. If you need to communicate in any way, Telstra’s got a product that’ll make life easier for you.
Telstra offer a diverse range of offerings. Starting out in telecommunictions, the company delivers landlines and mobile services, including mobile broadband. They also specialise in fixed-line internet, giving you access to ADSL2+ connections as well as premium NBN plans. As if that wasn’t enough, Telstra also offers entertainment. The Telstra TV 2 set-top box helps aggregate all your viewing options in one platfom, and the telco also offer subscriptions to Foxtel, as well as the online-only service Foxtel Now. Not to mention Big Pond movies — a streaming service that lets you rent or buy movies online.
First and foremost, Telstra has the Telstra TV, a rebranded version of the popular Roku box from the US that provides you with access to a huge range of entertainment services. It includes support for Netflix, Stan and Foxtel Now for on-demand streaming, catch-up apps for most TV networks, and Bigpond Movies for on-demand first-release films.
Telstra has progressively been adding new services and apps to the Telstra TV since launch. And now that the second generation was introduced, the device is more powerful than ever with a vast array of standard and premium channels to choose from, and apps for on-demand unlimited streaming of entire TV series and must-see movies. It is also included for free in several Telstra bundles.
Telstra TV is just one of the many products and services that the telco offers — perfect for avid fans of all things entertainment. While having a reliable source of movies and shows is exciting, it still all comes down to having a broadband connection that is fast and efficient.
In this area, Telstra is still on top of the game. To enjoy streaming, you need a really speedy connection with lots of data. As long as the internet is fast — and the price is right — everything else just falls into place. And these past few years, broadband plans with the telco have also gone more affordable and flexible so they’re easily accessible even to the budget-conscious subscribers.
Telstra’s Connect plan offers 100GB broadband data at $69/month, followed by the Connect Plus with 1000GB of data at $79/month. Both plans can either be purchased on a 24-month plan or month-to-month. Unlimited plans are packed with value, too — Entertainment Unlimited at $99/month and Entertainment Plus Sports Unlimited at $129/month.
Telstra Entertainment Bundles
Telstra can also bundle your communication services with a subscription to the full version of Foxtel, Australia’s premium TV service. This option offers a versatile range of channel packages to suit every taste and need and the iQ set top boxes for complete control over viewing and recording.
The telco currently offers unlimited data plus unlimited entertainment for $99 per month. This includes unlimited broadband, Telstra TV, bonus 24-month Foxtel Now subscription, and two BigPond Movies rentals for free. Alternatively, Foxtel from Telstra starts at $26/month for the base Entertainment Pack. All of your entertainment needs from Telstra can be bundled together with your home and mobile services in one bill for your convenience, too. You can also choose to add other channel packages to your existing bundle with prices that go from $10 to $29.
Currently, these Foxtel from Telstra packages are discounted for the first 12 months.
Foxtel from Telstra Entertainment + Drama or Movie Package: Access to 48 channels and binge-worthy shows from Foxtel’s drama channels at $20 per month. It will roll over onto a $46 month-to-month subscription after the first 12 months.
Foxtel from Telstra Entertainment + Sport Package: Access to 48 channels plus sports at $29 per month. It will roll over onto a $55 month-to-month subscription after the first 12 months.
Foxtel from Telstra Entertainment + Sport + Movies: Access to 48 channels plus sports and movies channels at $49 per month. It will roll over onto a $75 month-to-month subscription after the first 12 months.
Foxtel from Telstra Entertainment + Sport + Drama: Access to 48 channels plus sports and drama channels at $49 per month. It will roll over onto a $75 month-to-month subscription after the first 12 months.
Foxtel from Telstra Platinum HD Package: Get all eight channels in one package including HD at $111 per month. It will roll over onto a $137 month-to-month subscription after the first 12 months.
For on-the-go browsing and streaming, the Telstra mobile plans are sure to live up to the hype, too. With generous data inclusions, unlimited talk and text with freebies that are beyond useful, Telstra sure knows how to give customers everything they want in one package. Even better, these plans are brand-new. You can bring your own device, buy or lease a phone — it doesn’t matter what you need, Telstra has the right plan for you. If you sign up for mobile now, you can even take advantage of the huge bonus data up for grabs.