Introducing a new Telstra TV and no lock-in Home Broadband plans
Posted on February 19, 2019
6 min read
We’re celebrating another leap forward for affordable entertainment in Australian homes with the upcoming launch of our third generation Telstra TV and a new range of Home Broadband plans.
Available from February 26, the new third-generation Telstra TV is sleeker and smaller than its predecessors, and comes bundled with a new Wi-Fi voice-enabled remote that can also turn your TV on and off and control its volume directly.
Telstra TV’s Smart Search function – which brings together several sources of TV shows, movies, documentaries and more to find your favourites wherever they’re streaming – is now even easier to use, thanks to the new voice control button on the Telstra TV remote. Just hold down the microphone button and speak an actor’s name to find movies they’ve starred in, or even just ask your Telstra TV to “chuck on Game of Thrones on Foxtel Now” to switch on your big screen.
We already know that voice control via Google Home for Telstra TV is proving popular, and our customers are streaming more TV and movies, when they can issue commands with voice alone. So, we’re excited to bring the power of direct voice control to all new Telstra TV owners soon.
Another big change is the introduction of Telstra TV Box Office, replacing BigPond Movies and giving you a direct route to the latest new-release films fresh from the cinema with convenient billing to your Telstra account. For a limited time, Home Broadband customers that add a Telstra TV onto their plans ($9/mth for 24months, min cost $1995 inc Essential Internet over 24 months) will get a $125 Telstra TV Box Office credit to use – that’s the equivalent of up to 20 new release movie rentals.
We’ve been delighted by your love of Telstra TV since we launched the original box powered by Roku back in 2015. Since then, we’ve delivered over 1.4 million devices into Aussie homes, bringing together free-to-air and catch-up TV, Foxtel Now, Netflix, Stan, Kayo, and many other on-demand subscription services in one place for you to enjoy.
A flexible approach to Home Broadband
To coincide with the release of the new Telstra TV, we’ve revamped our Home Broadband with the launch of our new Internet Plans for new or returning customers – including no more lock-in contracts – simply pay out your modem if you leave within 24 months of connecting. From February 26, we’ll simply be offering just two casual plans:
- Essential Internet Plan for $70/mth with 100GB of data and nbn25 (Standard Evening Speed, 20Mbps typical minimum speed between 7-11pm on the nbn network) (Min cost $385 if you stay for 1 month including $99 connection charge and $216 modem)
- Unlimited Internet Plan for $90/mth with unlimited data and nbn50 (Standard Plus Evening Speed, 40Mbps typical minimum speed between 7-11pm on the nbn network) (Min cost $405 if you stay for 1 month including $99 connection charge and $216 modem).
Both plans include unlimited calls to standard local, national and Australian mobile numbers, as well as an allowance to make 500 calls to 13 numbers every month. Our newest Telstra Smart Modem™ Gen 2 with voice and data backup over 4G is included in the monthly plan price for new Telstra customers who stay connected for 24 months – you simply need to pay out the remaining cost of the modem if you leave within 24 months of connecting.
You can then add on personalised services to your Home Broadband plan – like Foxtel Now (from $25/mth) or Kayo (from $25/mth), or a range of accessories and devices like Telstra Smart Wi-Fi™ Boosters (for $5/mth over 24 months, min cost $120).
By simplifying our Home Broadband and offering the ability to add the extras when you want, we’re giving you full control. With a great range of entertainment and technology add-ons, we’re opening up a world of options with the convenience of just one single bill.
Things you need to know
nbn: New broadband plans not available on nbn Fixed Wireless. An nbn service can never go faster than the maximum line speed available at your premises. Speeds vary due to in-premise set-up and wiring. Find out more about speeds on the nbn network with Telstra.
Telstra TV®: You need a compatible TV with an HDMI port. A minimum internet speed of 3.5Mbps is recommended. Antenna required to access free-to-air channels in your area. Subscription and data charges apply. A $9.95 delivery fee may apply.
Telstra TV® Box Office Bonus Credit Offer: Must activate new Telstra TV and Telstra TV Box Office registration before 26.08.19. Credit expires 24 months after registration. For use in Australia.
Telstra Smart Modem™ Gen 2: Mobile backup available to premises in 4G coverage areas. Check coverage at telstra.com/coverage. Your mobile backup connection is limited to speeds of up to 6Mbps for downloads and 1Mbps for uploads. Actual speeds will vary due to local conditions and content accessed.
Calls: National calls to standard fixed line numbers excludes some usage such as calls to premium numbers (e.g. 19xx numbers) and 1300 numbers.
Plan changes: Customers can change to another plan within their plan range once a month while the plan range remains available to new Telstra customers. You may be charged ETCs, or a separate monthly charge, if you move from a plan that includes an add-on with a contracted minimum term to one that doesn’t. Customers cannot move from an in-market plan to an out-of-market one.
Smart Wi-Fi Boosters: Telstra broadband service and Telstra Wi-Fi Modem required. Maximum of four per account. A $9.95 delivery fee may apply.
Imagery disclaimer details: Available now on Netflix: TIDELANDS and BIRD BOX Netflix streaming membership required. Available now on Stan: BLOOM and ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA. Available now on Foxtel Now: GOGGLEBOX S9 (MA15+) and GAME OF THRONES (MA15+) S1-7 Available On Demand, S8 April 15 HBO 2019 © Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO and all related service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. Available to rent or buy on Telstra TV Box Office: A STAR IS BORN© 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY© 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l. and TSG Entertainment Finance LLC. All rights reserved. Available 27 Feb on Telstra TV Box Office: ROBIN HOOD© 2018 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.