Telstra reaches for 500 GB quotas

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Telstra reaches for 500 GB quotas

More than double existing quotas.

Telstra is expected to launch its first fixed line broadband plans with 500 gigabyte quotas today, more than doubling its highest previous offering to home users.

The new plans, believed to officially launch on Monday, would offer quotes of between 5 GB for $78 and 500 GB for $148 when bundled with a fixed phone service. The highest plan would also provide unlimited calls between fixed line and mobiles along with a $10 international value pack and potentially the telco’s T-Box video on demand service.

According to correspondence delivered to resellers by Telstra and posted by users of the Whirlpool user forum, the bundles would launch as part of an end of financial year campaign.

The new plans would offer a significant markup in quota from the 200 GB currently offered for $159 under a similar bundle. A 200 GB quota is currently offered standalone for $69.95 a month, though it is unknown yet as to whether the new quotas would be offered standalone from bundles.

Telstra would not confirm the plans at time of writing.

Despite rising quotas for Telstra users, the plans continue to trail behind the multi-terabyte and unlimited plans launched by smaller service providers over the past year.

ISPs iiNet and iPrimus were among the first to offer plans with quotas of a terabyte or higher in August last year, quickly followed by TPG and others to meet growing customer demand. The trend has declined in recent months however, with iiNet killing off some of AAPT’s unlimited plans following its acquisition of the consumer business.
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