Telstra revamps wireless broadband plans, abolishes excess usage charges

Entry-level plan doubles to 400MB

Telstra has announced new wireless broadband plans with higher data allowances and the end of excess usage charges. The new BigPond plans will be available from 18 January.

The data allowance of the entry-level ($29.95) plan has doubled to 400MB per month. Telstra has abolished additional usage charges for customers who exceed their monthly data quota, which includes both uploads and downloads. The ISP will shape speeds to 64Kbps once a user's monthly allowance is reached.

The company has added new 3GB ($49.95) and 6GB ($79.95) plans and will provide a rebate to new customers who sign up to a 24-month contract.

"These new broadband plans represent exceptional value, giving Australian broadband users more data and no additional usage charges together with Telstra’s unmatched combination of coverage, speed and unmetered content," said Telstra's Acting Group Managing Director, Glenice Maclellan.

"Many Australians use wireless broadband as an addition to their home broadband service, allowing them the convenience of being connected to both the home and office while out and about or when travelling. It is also a popular choice for those living in areas with Next G coverage who may not have access to ADSL or cable broadband."

Telstra is also lowering the prices on bundled services. Up to $10 per month can be saved if you combine a home phone and a wireless broadband service for 24 months on a single bill, while $20 per month can be saved if you also combine a Foxtel, post-paid mobile plan or BigPond ADSL/cable broadband service to the same bill.

Telstra will contact existing customers regarding the new plans over coming months. Customers can change their plan online from 18 January.

For more information, visit Telstra's Web site.

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