27 Sep Telstra Eases Global Data Roaming Costs To Battle Bill Shock
Using your Australian number overseas can quickly turn your holiday or business trip into a very expensive adventure if you’re not careful.
International data roaming is no exception. While being able to check your emails, navigate around an unfamiliar city, or check in with your family or friends via a VoIP service such as Skype overseas is great, the cost of undertaking these activities can sky rocket, giving you a very sour ‘welcome back’.
However, in an attempt to battle bill shock, Telstra has announced in a blog post that they are overhauling their international data roaming costs for their users.
So what do these changes to data roaming include?
Old International Data Roaming Prices
Previously, Telstra offered their customers both Casual Traveler Data Packs and International Frequent Traveler Data Plans, which offered the following value:
New International Data Roaming Pricing
Beginning from October 14, Telstra will introduce new Casual Traveler Data Packs and International Frequent Traveler Data Plans, which while retaining the same pricing levels, will increase the amount of the data allowance fivefold:
- $29 for 100MB
- $85 for 300MB
- $160 for 600MB
- $350 for 1.5 GB
Old Data Allowance Vs New Data Allowance
Telstra’s international data roaming packs and plans are available in 50 countries including:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
As well as several countries across Europe and South America.
Changes To Pay As You Go Rate
In addition to increasing the data allowance for the Casual Traveler Data Packs and International Frequent Traveler Data Plans, Telstra have also announced that they are reducing the pay as you go data roaming rate by 80% from $15/MB to $3/MB.
International Roaming Data Alerts
This initiative has already been implemented, with SMS alerts being sent to users while they are roaming overseas, for every 20MB they use.
If you are interested in adding a Telstra international data roaming pack or plan onto your service or you would like more information, send us an email at sales [at] phonenomena [dot] com [dot] au or call us on 1300 721 281!