School holidays; It’s a time that fills some parents with trepidation. Keeping kids occupied for long spells at home or on a road trip can test even the best parent’s imagination and patience.

That’s where the online world can be handy. Streaming ABC for Kids or dialling up educational games and apps on mobiles and tablets can be a welcome way to keep youngsters entertained.

If you’re planning your school holiday survival guide, you might be interested to know that today we’re introducing new mobile data plans with our most generous data allowances yet that will mean you can connect whether you’re having a stay-cation or you’re travelling.

Go Mobile Data Plans

Our new Go Mobile Data Plans come with more bang (data) for your buck than before, and can be taken up on a casual month-to-month basis, or 12/24 month contracts. They also allow you to share data with all eligible services on the same account to get the most out of included data allowances.

Monthly Price Data Contract Period
$15/mth 1GB

1.45c/MB

Casual/12mth/24mth

Min cost for 12 months: $300

Min cost for 24 months: $600

$35/mth 5GB

.68c/MB

Casual/12mth/24mth

Min cost for 12 months: $420

Min cost for 24 months: $840

$55/mth 10GB

.54c/MB

Casual/12mth/24mth

Min cost for 12 months: $660

Min cost for 24 months: $1320

All for use in Australia. Extra Data $10/GB for use that month

Find out more about Go Mobile Data plans

Introducing Home Wireless Broadband Plans

Our new Home Wireless Broadband Plans are designed for renters or for households that don’t have fixed broadband but still want to connect multiple devices to the internet at home.

Importantly, there are no caps on download speeds or restrictions as to where you can take up the service within our coverage area.

Instead of a connecting a line and a modem, all that you require to get a connection up and running straight away is a Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced III mobile hotspot device. If you take up a $105 Home Wireless Broadband Plan you will get a Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced III device for no additional device payment costs when you stay connected for 24 months (min cost $2,520). This little battery-powered mobile hotspot is Australia’s fastest mobile broadband device (with typical download speeds of 5-150Mbps in 4GX areas), and allows households to connect up to 15 devices at the same time.

And because the hotspot device connects to the internet wirelessly, you aren’t restricted to using these plans at home. You can take your device out on the road and access the internet when in coverage areas of the Telstra Mobile Network.

Monthly Price Data Contract Period
$105/mth 25GB

.41c/MB

Casual/12mth/24mth

Min cost for 12 months: $1260

Min cost for 24 months: $2520

$150/mth 50GB

.29c/MB

Casual/12mth/24mth

Min cost for 12 months: $1800

Min cost for 24 months: $3600

All for use in Australia. Extra Data $10/GB for use that month.

Find out more about Home Wireless Broadband plans

Need more data?

If you need more data on any of these plans, you can add additional 2GB, 5GB and 8GB data packs. The Go Mobile Data plans and Home Wireless Broadband plans also will receive automatic top ups in 1GB blocks for $10 whenever you use more than your monthly data inclusion to keep you connected.

Plus, you also receive free and unlimited Telstra Air data until September 30, 2016. Once the promotion is over, you can then enjoy 10GB of Telstra Air data every month for the life of your Go Mobile Broadband plan.

Need to know

If you cancel early the remaining device payments will be higher as you’ll no longer receive a discount to offset your device cost. Charges apply for excluded usage (including content charges and use while overseas) and for usage over the included data allowance. Unused allowances expire monthly. Extra Data is for use in Australia with eligible plans, is shared between eligible data sharing services on your account and expires at the end of that billing month.