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As people around Australia increasingly begin working and studying from home or self-isolating as part of the national response to COVID-19, demand for connectivity is rising rapidly. To play our part, Telstra is giving our consumer and small business customers additional data as well as offering unlimited home phone calls to pensioners. We want to help our customers, who find themselves having to work from home, stay connected.

From Thursday 19 March we are providing our consumer and small business home broadband customers (ADSL, NBN and Cable) with unlimited data at no additional charge on their plan until 30 April 2020. The data, which will be provided automatically, will help facilitate videoconferencing; voice over Wi-Fi, and cloud connectivity, all important tools when working from home or in isolation.

We are also giving our consumer and small business mobile customers more data. Post-paid customers (both handheld and mobile broadband) can receive an extra 25GB of data on their plan to use in Australia within 30 days to facilitate the need for a more mobile workforce. Post-paid customers can apply for the extra data via our Telstra 24×7 and My Telstra Apps from Thursday until 31 March and the data will be available within 24-48 hours.

Telstra Pre-paid customers with an active recharge of $40+ can get 10GB of additional data to use in Australia within 28-30 days (depending on your plan). Eligible pre-paid customers can apply for the extra data via our Telstra 24×7 and My Telstra Apps from Thursday until 31 March and the offer will be applied to customer accounts within 24-48 hours.

Eligible pensioners with a Telstra home phone plan will also be able to make unlimited local, national and 13/1300 calls, and calls to Australian mobiles, from their home phone in Australia to make staying in touch with friends and family simpler. This is available from Thursday until the 30th April.

With data traffic increasing, we are encouraging customers to make use of the self-service tools available on the latest Telstra 24×7 apps for iOS and Android. This allow customers to check account information and pay bills while easing the burden on our call centres.

COVID-19 is a global challenge, we are all affected, and we all need to play our part in the response.

From Telstra’s perspective, an important part of that is ensuring everyone has the tools they need to stay in touch and keep business flowing during this challenging time.

 

Things you need to know

  • Telstra’s FairPlay Policy applies to our unlimited broadband offer.
  • Pre-Paid Max/Extra/Plus/Freedom Anytime/Freedom Unlimited customers: Unused bonus data expires after 28 days and will not rollover.
  • Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband Go/Plus/Data Pass/Data Pass II customers: Unused bonus data expires after 28 days and will not rollover.
  • All other Telstra Pre-Paid and Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband plans: Unused bonus data expires after 30 days and will not rollover.