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Telstra Pre-Paid Wireless Broadband Bonuses

Posted By: port, posted 2009/11/03 15:31
Activate a Telstra pre-paid wireless broadband service before 31 Dec and get 1GB of data.

Any recharge of $40 or more applied before 31 Dec will get double the data allowance.
Expiry date:2009/12/31
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  • port2009/11/03 15:41:07
    Not truly exceptional value considering the current state of the market, but not bad if the choice at your holiday shack is between NextG or nothing.

    At the ≥$80 recharge point Telstra is the cheapest of the big name services.
  • wfdTamar2009/11/03 17:44:16
    Any idea how long you have to use the 1Gb?

    Just had a look - it's 30 days.
  • admin2009/11/03 18:46:18
    $50 will get you 1.2 Gig if you get the double data allowance.

    Am I reading this correctly. If you top up within the 30 day expiry period of your data allowance, it resets the 30 days and I'm assuming that it applies that to the amount that was about to expire. If thats the case then why not grab the double on the 6 gig top up now, then use your top up within 30 days (something smaller) to keep that allowance active until you use it. Running anything of any consequence on one of those mobile dongles will suck a reasonable amount of data.
  • port2009/11/03 20:06:07
    admin
    $50 will get you 1.2 Gig if you get the double data allowance.

    Am I reading this correctly. If you top up within the 30 day expiry period of your data allowance, it resets the 30 days and I'm assuming that it applies that to the amount that was about to expire. If thats the case then why not grab the double on the 6 gig top up now, then use your top up within 30 days (something smaller) to keep that allowance active until you use it. Running anything of any consequence on one of those mobile dongles will suck a reasonable amount of data.


    Yes, but do note that the account credit is held in a value of dollars, not megabytes. The cost of the data is dictated by the value of the last recharge (see the table on the linked page for the rates).

    As an example, let's say you get a $100 recharge now, and not use it. 28 days later you apply a $20 recharge. You now have ~900MB to use, because that's how much $120 will get you when you're being charge at 13.3¢/MB.

    This is one reason why I said that it's only good value if Telstra is your only option (another will be obvious once you read the rates table).

    It's almost as sneaky as Optus' model of charging in 10MB blocks.
  • admin2009/11/03 20:22:16
    port;101085


    As an example, let's say you get a $100 recharge now, and not use it. 28 days later you apply a $20 recharge. You now have ~900MB to use, because that's how much $120 will get you when you're being charge at 13.3¢/MB.

    This is one reason why I said that it's only good value if Telstra is your only option (another will be obvious once you read the rates table).

    It's almost as sneaky as Optus' model of charging in 10MB blocks.


    Thats just wrong ...... how the hell can telstra get away with that?

    I thought it was bad enough that you had a 30 day limit on the data but to apply the differential per meg rate dependant on the top up amount is just scummy.
  • Rebekah762009/11/04 09:35:32
    3 have a prepaid wireless broadband deal. 12Gb for $149 with 12 months expiry. Good for low users that can control their spending.

    Telstra do have the greater range for remote locations... but apart from that, they're just plain expensive!!

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