Telstra Is Bundling Stan And Presto For New Home Broadband Customers

Telstra Is Bundling Stan And Presto For New Home Broadband Customers
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Bundling streaming TV services is 2015’s most common strategy by telcos to try and attract new customers. The latest version? Telstra is offering a six-month subscription to both Presto and Stan for new customers on its home broadband services.

To qualify for the offer, you need to sign up for a 24-month contract on Telstra’s M, L or XL bundles. Right now, Telstra is slicing $20 a month off the prices for those plans. (Incidentally, that has the effect of rendering the existing S plan irrelevant, since it now costs the same as the M bundle and has much weaker inclusions.) Here’s what you’ll pay over that contract for each of those bundles:

Plan Cost Data Minimum 24-month cost Notes
M $80 100GB $1979 Calls to Australian landlines free; calls to Australian mobiles capped at $2 each
L $110 200GB $2699 Calls to Australian landlines and mobiles free
XL $130 500GB $3179 Calls to Australian landlines and mobiles free

Six months of free Stan and Presto adds up to a total value of $149.94. That’s not a bad deal, but you need to weigh it up against being tied into a long-term contract.

Existing Telstra customers aren’t eligible for the offer, but may well find that existing broadband allowances for their plans going up.



  • Wow those new plans suck, I swear to god they were better when I checked a month ago. I’ll stick to my old plan with 500gb for less than the L price, without being bundled with a service that only has tablet apps.

  • I wonder if they are going to offer Stan unmetered like they do Presto, because anything below 500 is kinda terrible for running streaming services

  • Terrible plans. Stan is not unmetered so you will burn through that 500gb in no time as you can’t change the stream quality like you can with Netflix.

    • Not sure if it’s different via the browser but in the iPad app you can definitely change stream quality on Stan.

      • As far as I can see the app on smartphones and tablets you can. You can’t on their site or through the ATV app.

  • it’s still cheaper to go with another ISP and buy stan and presto than it is to get them “free” through bigpong. Funny that.

  • So you need Stan and Presto to offset Netflix? Telstra’s plans seem out of touch with downward trends with the other gorilla.

  • Even with the discounts, they’re terrible prices. My NBN plan costs almost half of their “L” plan and I get more data.

  • Well done Telstra! Even with these 2 sub par streaming services for free you have less content available to you than Netflix + VPN (Better call Saul is on Netflix if you know where to look) So really the added value is far less than quoted.

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