New Microsoft Office 365 Personal $14 More Expensive In Australia

Written by David Richards     16/04/2014 | 08:06 | Category: HOME OFFICE

Microsoft has launched a new cheaper version of its Office 365 subscription service in the USA at $A$74, the same package is being sold at retailers in Australia for $88, Microsoft has not explained the reason for the $14 difference.

New Microsoft Office 365 Personal $14 More Expensive In Australia

JB Hi Fi is offering a $15 rebate on the Office 365 Personal Suite if a consumers buys a new Windows notebook or PC.

Telstra is sting a business customer $162 a year for the same Office 365 Home suite of productivity tools. 

The new Personal version allows for the Office 365 software to be installed and used on one PC or Mac and one tablet, including the iPad version, rather than the five computers and five tablets provided in the more expensive Office 365 Home Premium, renamed to Home, subscription plan.

Though the number of devices has reduced down in the Personal edition, much of the rest of the subscription remains the same. Full versions of Office applications will be installable, as well as access via smartphones, offline storage, and 60 world minutes of calling per month on Skype.

While the Home edition provides 20GB of extra OneDrive storage each for up to five users, the Personal version will offer it just for one user.

In the USA the Office 365 Personal subscription costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. 

The Home version for five users in the USA is $99.99 (A$106) this is A$56 cheaper that the same product being sold by Telstra.

On the JB Hi Fi web site the Personal Office 365 offer is listed as follows:

Office 365 Personal - 1 PC/Mac + 1 Tablet/iPad, 1-year Subscription $88

Stay connected with the new Office 365 Personal and experience the latest versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

One annual subscription covers 1 PC or Mac + 1 tablet or iPad + easy access on smartphones.1

Already an Office 365 subscriber? Renewal is easy, follow these simple steps:

Buy Office 365 in store or online.

Sign in with your Microsoft account (email address) associated with your subscription upon activation.