Telstra Launches Foxtel Broadband Bundles

Telstra has announced a new range of bundled telephony/broadband plans that provide access to 11 Foxtel channels on T-Box, plus free mobile calls/data on select Telstra plans. Prices start at $115 per month over 24 months.

The new Telstra Entertainer Bundle Range focuses on entertainment and mobility. The plans include access to 11 Foxtel channels via T-Box, including FOX8, the Cartoon Network, and Discovery Channel. Unlimited local and STD calls are also included in the bundle. Prices start at $115 per month over a two year contract with a monthly data quota of 100GB.

Customers can opt to increase their monthly data to 200GB or 500GB for $135 and $155, respectively. All of the entertainment bundles also come with a $50 Mobile Bundle Bonus which can be used for calls and MMS/SMS in Australia, while the latter two come with 500MB of free mobile data each month. (Eligible mobile plans are the Every Day Connect, Telstra No Lock-In, Freedom Connect and Next G Cap plans.)

“The inclusion of the Foxtel on T-Box ‘Get Started’ pack along with access to more than 6000 movies and TV episodes to rent through BigPond Movies, places the Telstra Entertainer Bundles ahead of the pack,” boasted Telstra Director Broadband Bundles and Devices John Chambers.

There are, however, a few caveats in the small print to be mindful of (aren’t there always?) Firstly, new BigPond customers who wish to sign up to a bundled entertainment plan will be charged an activation fee of $59. Secondly, premium content such as HBO’s Game Of Thrones (pictured) are not included in the bundled channels and instead carry an additional subscription fee. Thirdly, existing customers can only sign up to the deal if they have a 13 digit account number due to the peculiarities of Telstra’s billing system. Tch, eh?

What’s your take on Telstra’s new Entertainer Bundle Range? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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