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demuire
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Freedom Connect BYO vs PrePaid

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I am currently looking at signing up with a Freedom Connect BYO plan (probably the $49), and just noticed that the Telstra PrePaid deals look to be just as good (or better)?  Not sure if I'm missing anything, but it looks like:

 

Freedom Connect BYO 49:

$550 credit, unlimited text, 1.5GB

90c/min (35c flag)

 

PrePaid Cap+ 40:

$550 credit, 1GB

89c/min (39c flag) 29c SMS

 

So even ignoring the +Unlimited Nights, on the surface it sounds like the Prepaid Cap+ 40 is almost as good (and $9 cheaper, with no contract) than the Freedom Connect 49?

 

Going up to something with more similar spend (Freedom 59, Cap+ 60):

$800 credit, unlimited text, 2GB vs $1000 credit, 3GB

 

So even though there are no SMS's included in the Cap+, who is going to send $200 of SMS's a month?

 

Am I missing something?  Or do the prepaid plans on Telstra make more sense than the Freedom Connect BYO plans?  Is there something you get on Freedom Connect that you don't get on PrePaid?

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Level 23: Superhero
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Re: Freedom Connect BYO vs PrePaid

I'd have to agree, that if you have your own handset and don't need to bundle services then prepaid is the way to go for sure.
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Re: Freedom Connect BYO vs PrePaid

Hi All,

 

These plans are no longer in market, please see our new Every Day Connect Plans. Information available here;

 

http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile-phones/mobile-plans/every-day-connect/#tab-plan-60

BYO - http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile-phones/mobile-plans/every-day-connect-byo/#tab-plan-60

FAQ's - https://go.telstra.com.au/helpandsupport/-/telstra-everyday-connect-plans-explained

 

Thanks,

CrowdSurfer

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Level 23: Superhero

Re: Freedom Connect BYO vs PrePaid

With regards to the $200 of SMS per month, that's only 690 sms on the prepaid cap plan. I think my legit record was well in excess of 1200 in a month. Not to mention teenagers probably wouldn't find it hard to send 23 sms per day.

Post-paid also has the added benefit of being able to be bundled with other services (such as home phone and internet) to get a discount. So for example having it could mean a $10 per month discount on your Bigpond broadband bill (making it effectively $39 per month).

However taking that into account most providers are making prepaid much more attractive than in the past. It's great for them as support costs for prepaid customers are much lower than post-paid, and there is no credit risk for them either.
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demuire
Level 5: Eagle Eye

Re: Freedom Connect BYO vs PrePaid

Hmm, ok I guess some people can send that many SMS's per month, I certainly don't!  

 

So I guess in summary:

 

- If you don't send quite that many SMS's

- You don't have any other Telstra services to package

 

Then prepaid is probably a better option?

Level 23: Superhero
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Re: Freedom Connect BYO vs PrePaid

I'd have to agree, that if you have your own handset and don't need to bundle services then prepaid is the way to go for sure.
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Telstra (Retired)
Telstra (Retired)
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Re: Freedom Connect BYO vs PrePaid

Hi All,

 

These plans are no longer in market, please see our new Every Day Connect Plans. Information available here;

 

http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile-phones/mobile-plans/every-day-connect/#tab-plan-60

BYO - http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile-phones/mobile-plans/every-day-connect-byo/#tab-plan-60

FAQ's - https://go.telstra.com.au/helpandsupport/-/telstra-everyday-connect-plans-explained

 

Thanks,

CrowdSurfer

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