Telstra is expanding the data allocations for its fixed line broadband customers, but it may take some time to affect you if you’re a Telstra customer, and it’s not entirely clear how much more quota you’ll get.
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Telstra has announced that it’s upping the limits on its fixed line plans, effective… whenever it actually makes the change to your plan. Which is an unusual way of going about expanding user data quotas, but in a blog post, Telstra’s Stuart Bird states that “there are several million of you to top up so it’s going to take us several months to complete”.
There’s not even a fixed designation for which plans will get what kind of upgrade, simply that it will be “more”. Users over at Whirlpool are reporting that some plans appear to have had their data allocations doubled from 500GB to 1TB for no additional charge
Telstra puts the need for additional data down to our increased love affair with streaming media, noting that video use was essentially negligible five years ago, but now accounts for more than 30 per cent of its fixed line traffic.
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