GIVEN how many people are likely to be staying at home (either voluntarily or because of a quarantine) in the coming weeks, it’s a given they’re going to need a lot of internet.
To that end, Telstra have said they will be offering consumer and small business broadband customers unlimited internet from today (March 17) until April 30.
For gamers on a download limited plan, this will be a superb opportunity to download some of those games they’ve been meaning to get around to, and also means all that streaming of video won’t eat into their allowance either.
Post-paid mobile phone or mobile broadband customers will get an additional 25GB of data, valid for 30 days, for use within Australia for free. Pre-paid customers with an active recharge of $40 or more can get an 10GB of free data, valid for between 28-30 days (depending on the plan); both post-paid and pre-paid users will need to for the bonus data via the Telstra 24×7 or My Telstra apps between today and March 31.
Telstra have also said pensioners with a Telstra home phone plan will be able, from today until April 30, to make unlimited calls to local, national and 13/1300 numbers, as well as unlimited calls to Australian mobiles from their home phones.
Telstra CEO Andy Penn said the telco wanted to help its customers who found themselves working from home to stay connected.
“COVID-19 is a global challenge, we are all affected, and we all need to play our part in the response,” he said.
“From Telstra’s perspective an important part of that is ensuring everyone has the tools they need to stay in touch and keep business flowing during this challenging time.”
Telstra have also provided the following additional information:
- Telstra’s FairPlay Policy applies to the unlimited broadband offer.
- Pre-Paid Max/Extra/Plus/Freedom Anytime/Freedom Unlimited customers: Unused bonus data expires after 28 days and will not rollover.
- Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband Go/Plus/Data Pass/Data Pass II customers: Unused bonus data expires after 28 days and will not rollover.
- All other Telstra Pre-Paid and Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband plans: Unused bonus data expires after 30 days and will not rollover.