You may find if you are in a regional area or outer suburb, that many internet service providers (ISP’s) are unable to offer ADSL2+ at your property. If you have your heart set on getting ADSL2+ because you’re a heavy internet user, there is still a good chance that Bigpond will be able to offer ADSL2+ in your area even though other providers can’t.
While Telstra Bigpond’s bundle plans are on a 24-month contract, they will also throw in a free Home Network Gateway Modem, no matter what level bundle plan you sign up to. There is also a $9.95 delivery fee for the modem with each plan.
These bundle packages are available either on an ADSL (up to 1500kbps), ADSL2+ (up to 20mbps) or cable (up to 30mbps) connection.
The Home Phone Plans
• Unlimited local calls
• $1 untimed STD calls
• Calls to Telstra mobiles capped at $1.00 for up to 20 mins per call
• Calls to non-Telstra mobiles: $2.00 maximum cost per call for up to 20 mins, 24 hrs, 7 days
• Telstra mobiles: $1.00 maximum cost per call up to 20 mins, 24 hrs, 7 days
• Local calls: 30 cents each
• STD calls: $3.00 maximum cost per call for up to 3 hours, between 7pm and midnight
• Calls to Telstra mobiles: 18.5c per 30 secs (plus 39c call connection)
• Calls to non-Telstra mobiles: 21c per 30 secs (plus 39c call connection)
• Free local and STD calls
• Calls to Telstra mobiles: 50c maximum cost per call up to 20 min, 24 hrs, 7 days
• Calls to non-Telstra mobiles: $1.50 maximum cost per call up to 20 mins
There are five bundle plans available:
$78 – 2GB + HomeLine Reach
$88 – 100GB + HomeLine Budget
$98 – 25GB + HomeLine Reach
$128 – 100GB + HomeLine Ultimate
$148 – 200GB + HomeLine Ultimate
If you exceed your data limit, then your speed will be slowed to 64kbps, apart from the $148 plan which is slowed to a speed of 256kbps. There are no peak or off peak data limits.
Add a Telstra T-Hub to your Bundle - $35 upfront + $11 per month/24 months
The Telstra T-Hub is a touchscreen-operated home phone with a cordless handset. It features a digital calendar and multiple texting to eligible numbers. Users will also have access to a wide range of internet sites through the device.
Add a Telstra T-Box to your Bundle - $35 upfront + $11 per month/24 months
The Telstra T-Box is a home entertainment system which allows you to record, pause and rewind live free to air TV. The HD Digital set-top box provides you with unmetered Bigpond Internet TV. You will also be able to rent and watch new release movies.
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