We thought it was pretty impressive last year when Telstra was signing up 50,000 new mobile broadband customers a month, but it turns out we're getting even more enthusiastic about Next G. In its just-released half-yearly results, Telstra revealed that it signed up 505,000 new mobile broadband users in six months — an average of 84,000 every month.
Over that period we've seen the launch of the Ultimate high-speed service and changes in pricing for other options — a fact reflected in a lower average revenue per customer for mobile broadband users. There are now 2.2 million mobile broadband customers on Next G.
The other interesting stat in the results? Seven out of the 10 most popular phones sold on postpaid contracts by Telstra were smartphones.