Telstra $99 Freedom Connect Plan

Telstra
 Total Price
$99 per month
 Value
$1,200
(For eligible calls and messages²)
Cost of a 2 minute standard national mobile call (incl. flagfall): $2.15
 Data
2.5GB
 Messages
Unlimited
 Estimated Minutes
1116 per month
WhistleOut estimate is based on average call length of 2 minutes, 0 SMS and 0 MMS per month*
 Contract
24 months
 Fine Print
Depending on your usage, other fees and charges may apply, including early exit fees.
$99/mth
Min. Total Cost: $2,376
over 24 months
Call Telstra
1300 117 296

Plan Details

Key Points

Positives

  •  13 / 1300 numbers included in usage allowance
  •  Video calls included in usage allowance (only available on phones that support video calls)
  •  1800 numbers included in usage allowance
  •  Voicemail included in usage allowance (For eligible calls and messages1)
Shared Data Plans

If you like Mobile Accelerate Plans and want to share your included data allowance between your SIM-ready devices, you can sign up to a Mobile Accelerate Data Share Plan then add a Data Share SIM for $10/mth. You must have a minimum one Data Share SIM (up to five) per base plan to share data.

Coverage: Australia’s largest mobile network

Connecting with Telstra you will be connected to Australia's largest mobile network covering more than 2.3 million square kilometres.

More than 4 times 4G coverage area of other mobile networks in Australia

The Telstra Mobile network has more than 4 times the 4G coverage area of any other mobile network in Australia. Telstra offers 4G in all capital CBDs, many surrounding suburban areas and selected regional areas and their fastest available 3G in other coverage areas.

Handset Repayments

If you cancel early, you must repay the remaining handset repayments in addition to any early termination charges for your service. The remaining handset payments will be higher as you'll no longer receive a credit to offset your handset cost.


Terms & Conditions

1. Calls are charged in 60 second blocks (or part)

2. All Mobile Accelerate Plans: Some usage is excluded, such as calls/text/MMS to premium numbers (e.g. 19xx numbers), 1234, 12455, 12456, some satellite numbers, content charges and use overseas. Unused allowances expire monthly.

3. Mobile Accelerate Data Share Plans: If you cancel your Data Share SIM you will remain on your mobile plan without sharing ability. You can share your monthly data allowance between Data Share SIMs, Mobile Accelerate - Data Share Plans and Every Day Connect Data Share Plans (including BYO Plans) and Data Share Packs on the same account. Your Data Share SIM cannot be used in a mobile handset.

4. Telstra 4G: Typical download speeds of between 2Mbps and 50Mbps are available to 4G devices in 4G areas. Outside 4G areas, you will switch to our fastest available 3G speeds. Speeds vary for reasons like location, distance from base stations, terrain, user numbers, hardware/software configuration, download source and upload destination.

Rates

Rates (for use within Australia) Cost
Standard flagfall $0.35 per call
Standard national voice call rate $0.90 per minute
Standard national text messages (SMS) $0.00 each
Standard national multimedia messages (MMS) $0.50 each
Standard video flagfall $0.35 per call
Standard national video call rate $0.90 per minute

Data Packs

Description Cost Data Excess Contract
$5 Data Pack for 250MB per month $5 per month 250MB $0.03 per MB Monthly
$15 Data Pack for 1GB per month $15 per month 1GB $0.03 per MB Monthly
$30 Data Pack for 3GB per month $30 per month 3GB $0.03 per MB Monthly
$60 Data Pack for 8GB per month $60 per month 8GB $0.10 per MB Monthly

Full Cost Breakdown

Description Upfront Monthly Total
(Over 24 months)
 Plan $99 Freedom Connect Plan - $99.00 $2,376.00
 Data 2.5GB (included) - - -
 Messages Unlimited text messages (included) - - -
Grand Total $0.00 $99.00 $2,376.00

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More about Telstra

Providing over 9.2 fixed-line and 9.7 million active mobile plans, Telstra is Australia’s largest telecommunications provider for phone and broadband internet coverage. The company has a reputation for reliable coverage and excellent product quality with a range of stores around Australia, but in many user reviews tends to fall short in technical support department.

Telstra prides itself on the quality of its product, something that has traditionally been reflected in the generally higher prices of its mobile plans and broadband deals. However, recently Telstra’s marketing approach has taken a dynamic shift from that of a premium service provider to an affordable one, aimed at a larger share of the market.

If you’re not a repeat customer Telstra is still one of the more expensive providers out there as most of their mobile plans and broadband deals focus around bundles. Telstra offers great discount bundle prices for customers who stay with them over more than one service.

Even if you aren’t already with Telstra you can still save money when you compare phone and broadband deals online, as Telstra almost always has some juicy internet bargains you won’t find in-store.

Telstra’s reputation for mobile phones centres around great coverage, a figure reflected by its 9.7 million mobile plan subscribers and claim that the Telstra Next G network covers 99% of the Australian population. Telstra Mobile deals (both bundled and unbundled) have recently become more competitively priced and a variety of limited-time offers are often available for any customer who keeps a sharp eye on internet listings. So keep your eye out, you never know what great deals you might be missing out on.

Telstra’s Network Specs:

  • Technology: GSM
  • 2G Bandwidth (GPRS): 900/1800MHz
  • 3G Bandwidth (HSDPA): 2100MHz
  • Next G Network: 850MHz

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