BigPond is attempting to curb its competition by halving the cost of its broadband contracts for customers who sign combined telephone and mobile deals.
In a statement issued today, Telstra managing director Justin Milne said that the offer will go public on Friday and be available to all new ADSL, cable and wireless broadband customers who have or take up eligible Telstra home phone and mobile services for a 24 month period.
"It's our biggest ever offer, with three tiers providing from six to 12 months half-priced broadband, all with $0 installation," Milne said.
Customers will be granted half priced broadband depending on current deals with the telco.
For example, a customer with a Telstra home phone will receive six months half priced broadband while a customer who signs up for the deal and has both mobile and home phone deals will get the full 12 months.
Customers will also be eligible for a $0 installation, however this applies only to the one-port modem self-install kit. A $129 discount is applicable for alternate installation options which can cost up to $419.
"Telstra and BigPond need to be in the market with an attractive telecommunications bundle across its fixed, mobile and broadband services and I strongly believe this is a very competitive offer," Milne said.