oz_dj_man
Level 1: Cadet

Rip off!! Data alternatives on holiday pls

Gday I’m staying down in Gippsland for a month or so and are flying through my data as I don’t have my home internet. Telstra want to charge me an extra $55 for a pathetic 8gb added to my already overly priced plan.

What are some much cheaper alternatives please?

Thank you in advance

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Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Rip off!! Data alternatives on holiday pls

Prepaid Broadband would be far more economical, even if you have to buy a device.

It's still going to cost far more than your home broadband, but that's the nature of a mobile service. It lets you choose when to top up or go without.

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Level 20: Director
Level 20: Director

Re: Rip off!! Data alternatives on holiday pls

@oz_dj_man Telstra has always charged premium because they believe the offer premium access. Which from my own personal experience I can't dispute that.

 

But I think if I was going to travel somewhere and needed more data, more bang for the buck I would've worked that out before going :-)

 

Telstra does offer Mobile Broadband Plans which is a good alternative than your mobile data plans. You do get more data for your money.

 

You can also check out the website WhistleOut for other alternatives.

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oz_dj_man
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Rip off!! Data alternatives on holiday pls

Thank you Jupiter, unfortunately you can only access Telstra here and no other network.
Level 20: Director
Level 20: Director

Re: Rip off!! Data alternatives on holiday pls


@oz_dj_man wrote:
Thank you Jupiter, unfortunately you can only access Telstra here and no other network.

@oz_dj_man Or those that also use the Telstra network, such as Belong.

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oz_dj_man
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Rip off!! Data alternatives on holiday pls

Thank you very much I appreciate it. I will check out Beyond!! You rock

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