Next G customer base surges past 2 million

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Next G customer base surges past 2 million

After only a year since its launch, Telstra’s Next G subscriber base has surged past the two million mark.

“The customer base is currently growing around 250,000 per month and in the last two months we have surpassed the two million mark,” said Telstra Consumer Marketing and Channels Group managing director, David Moffatt.

To celebrate the milestone, Telstra, has also unveiled new features on Next G handsets to help customers make the most of internet features on their phones. From Thursday browsing charges will be removed from within Telstra’s BigPond Mobile Home and Today tabs – providing free access to selected content such as news, weather and sports scores.

Moffat said the restructured BigPond Mobile portal will now have three tabs – Home, Today and Web. The addition of the Web Tab to the BigPond Mobile portal on Telstra mobile phones is similar to the system used on BigPond’s Internet portal, which enables customers to identify the difference between free and chargeable browsing.

“The removal of browsing charges within the Home and Today tabs will reduce the pricing uncertainty that many new customers face when they use a 3G service for the first time,” he said. “Customers will only pay for what they wish to download or subscribe to and will be alerted to these charges when they apply.”

Customers accessing third party web sites through the BigPond Mobile portal (or by inserting website addresses into their mobile browser) can either pay for browsing as they go or by purchasing a Browsing Pack. A variety of Prepaid and Postpaid Browsing Packs are available ranging from $5.00 for 5 MB through to $59.00 for 200 MB.
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