Telstra drops broadband prices – AGAIN?

I’m starting to worry that the next ad campaign for Telstra will be voiced by the bloke from those ‘CRAZY’ retail chains, or the persian rug store guy.. Telstra...

I’m starting to worry that the next ad campaign for Telstra will be voiced by the bloke from those ‘CRAZY’ retail chains, or the persian rug store guy.. Telstra have today announced a further reduction in broadband pricing.

In addition to new prices, there are now no longer any plans with excess data charges.  All plans have a shaped speed after you hit your cap.  However, hitting your cap has become harder with extra data now available on most plans.

Keep reading for plan details…

For example, I was on the $109 plan, getting 50 Gb of data.  That price has just dropped $40 – no questions asked:)

BigPond Plans – 12 month with Telstra full service fixed phone Old price per month1 New price per month2
BigPond Turbo (2GB) $39.95 $29.95
BigPond Elite (2GB) $49.95 $39.95
BigPond Elite (50GB) $109.95 $69.95
BigPond Elite (200GB) $179.95 $89.95

If you are an existing Telstra customer, I recommend you call them on 13 22 00 to change your plan, or goto your My Account page to change.

I have some questions around the impact for people on the new bundles for T-Hub and T-Box, when I clarify those, I’ll update this post.


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  • Bob
    25 July 2010 at 6:54 am
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    Is it like I've heard about Telstra previously, in that you have to call them and ask to be put on the new plan before they'll drop your price or do you get the cheaper price automatically?

  • trevorlong
    25 July 2010 at 7:31 am
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    I would ALWAYS recommend people with ANY ISP go into their account settings regularly to check their plan.. and in this case – for sure… or pickup the phone and call them…

  • Trent G
    25 July 2010 at 11:39 pm
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    You need to change your plan by either phoning or going into your account on the Bigpond website….they are happy to offer new plans but do not change them for you, always too happy to catch those who don't know about the price changes!

    Quite a surprise from Telstra but I guess it is another positive change we have seen from Mr Thodey of late

  • Tim
    30 July 2010 at 6:22 am
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    I'd view this as a positive thing if they weren't sticking to old tricks on another front.
    If they are so confident with their network, customer service etc. why don't they abolish their absurd 'Zoning' system and cost all services at a fair and equitable price.
    Can't say I'm convinced Telstra have changed their stripes yet, just trying to kill off competition in my humble opinion.

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