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Prepaid offers and new regional Blue Tick candy-bar handset pack more value this summer


Telstra today announced four new prepaid mobile phone offers based on customer feedback that include great benefits like free voice minutes, text, data and long credit expiry and coincide with the release of Telstra’s latest Next G" prepaid handset, the blue tick approved candy-bar style T6.

Ms Glenice Maclellan, Executive Director, Telstra Consumer, said the offers are designed for customers who want simplicity and certainty, making them ideal for people finishing exams and making plans for Christmas and summer.

“With a $40 recharge, on top of the $40 credit you can also get 150 minutes of national voice calls plus 150 standard SMS to anyone for free, anytime on any network in Australia for 30 days. Other offers include 1c text to Telstra mobiles for 30 days for heavy SMS users, and a longer credit expiry offer for the customers who need the reliability of the Next G” network, but are not regular users" Ms Maclellan said.

“Additionally, Telstra prepaid customers get to use our Next G” network, Australia’s largest and fastest national mobile network" Ms Maclellan said.

In conjunction with the new offers, Telstra has removed MessageBank diversion charges and substantially increased the data inclusion in its Browse Plus packs.

Mr Ross Fielding, Executive Director, Telstra Product Management said people looking for a prepaid mobile to take advantage of the new offers could now choose from an even greater range which includes the latest release handset, the T6.

“The T6 is a stylish candy bar handset offering a 2MP camera, FM radio, media player, video calling, MMS functionality, Telstra Mobile Code Reader and much more,” Mr Fielding said.

“Rural and regional customers will have the added benefit of knowing that the T6 comes with Telstra’s all important blue tick’ rating, meaning it is recommended for handheld use in these areas.”

Telstra Next G" prepaid customers can also recharge their account and manage their details directly from their handset using the self service WAP interface facility, My PrePaid.

By purchasing the T6 on Telstra’s Next G" network, customers can enjoy access to advanced mobile content and applications including BigPond® TV, 33 channels on Mobile FOXTEL from Telstra, Sensis® search services, plus an array of the latest news, weather and sports reports.

The T6 has a recommended retail price of $129 which includes some credit to get customers started.

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