Happy with your old phone? That’s cool, says Telstra who are looking to rival Virgin’s BYO offer with its own deal.
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The BYO offer on Freedom Connect plan out today are “specifically for customers who don’t want a new handset” and are looking for more bang for their buck.
Bring a “compatible mobile to Telstra, and enjoy one plan that’s better value” than the equivalent Freedom Connect plan, it is urging consumers.
This is also a bid to capture some mobile customers lured in by Virgin’s much publicised BYO offers. Optus also have similar deals ranging from $10 to $49 for 12 month contract.
Those who sign up to Telstra’s $59 BYO will enjoy the value of the $79 deal which includes $800 monthly calls, unlimited standard national SMS, unlimited messagebank retrieval and 2GB of data to use in Australia.
The other plans are:
· $49 Plan with $550 monthly call allowance, unlimited standard national SMS and 1.5GB of data to use in Australia.
· $59 Plan with $800 monthly call allowance, 2GB of data use in Australia, unlimited standard national SMS and unlimited MessageBank retrieval.
· $79 Plan with $1,200 monthly call allowance, 2.5GB of data to use in Australia, unlimited standard national SMS and unlimited MessageBank retrieval.
· $99 Plan with an unlimited monthly call allowance for standard national voice and video calls, SMS and MessageBank retrieval, 3GB of data to use in Australia, $50 of international calling value.
These plans include unmetered Green Dot BigPond browsing and free browsing on Facebook and Twitter.
“Our Freedom Connect plans launched last month are doing even better than we’d forecast, with great call and data inclusions and an impressive line-up of mobile phones,” Telstra Consumer Exec Director, Rebekah O’Flaherty, said.
“The new BYO plans acknowledge not everyone wants a new mobile phone.”