Telstra Announces NBN Bundles

Telstra Announces NBN Bundles

Well, that didn’t take long. Fresh off announcing it had signed up as an NBN retailer, Telstra’s announced its NBN pricing bundles for customers in NBN-ready areas.

Update: Telstra’s NBN website makes it clear; the $150 plan includes calls to non-Telstra mobiles, while the $130 plan charges 10c/min with a 45c connection fee; only $5 of credit is provided per month.


Republished from Gizmodo.


  • The differentce in the $130 and $150 would be that you can call any mobile from any network on the $150 plan whereas the $130 is only for Telstra mobile, and so no doubt there would be higher charges to call say an Optus mobile.

  • What’s with the data limit difference between the first two options? 5GB for 90 or for 10 dollars more 200GB!? They’re basically admitting bandwidth is cheap – it’d have to be if they can offer 40x the data for 10 dollars more – so why the limit in the first place?

  • To users who are already on velocity or similar style plans/bundles Telstra has admitted that there is no ‘benefit’ for you to switch over. Though in saying that bundles & such down the line will offer some side benefits that may interest yourselves.

  • LOL

    Telstra you idiots!

    For those who can’t see the long view, they are clearly positioning themselves to maintain their ‘premium’ retailer status. Additionally, like other companies getting into the NBN early, they are attempting to ensure the product is priced well above their existing offerings for two reasons a) they need room to move – that is, drop their prices when the market becomes more competitive (both in terms of potential customers and more retailers) and b) they don’t want to cannibalise their existing products such as ADSL.

    Play the long game people. Just wait for the rollout to gradually cover more potential customers. Slowly more retailer competition will come into the picture and like very new technology, economies of scale will bring the prices down.

    Don’t panic!

  • Expensive as always.. but what do you expect from the big T.

    $80 for the lowest tier seems a bit too expensive for my understanding of what is on offer.. You’d expect a half decent data allwance for that much.. maybe 50GB at least if not 100GB.

    I’m surprised people actually have landline phones these days..

    • light487, if you are elderly and/or housebound and your eyesight is poor, then a landline is the cheapest option. It may also be the only option if they cannot use a mobile or anything other than a big-button phone. Every relative I have over 70 cannot use a mobile phone due to eyesight or arthritis, and doesn’t use or want the internet. Sure lots of older people do so and good on them, but there are a LOT who do not but who still live in their own homes and this is going to affect them very very badly.

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