Mobile Phone Data Packs
Data Charges for the Web
Data charges are based on the amount of data that you use to browse and download, not on the amount of time spent using the application.
Some Telstra or BigPond services are free to access ('unmetered') and are clearly identified as such.
When browsing the mobile web from your Telstra Next G mobile phone, you can choose to:
- Subscribe to a Data Pack, which will give you a data allowance every month, or;
- 'Pay As You Go', at the rate of $2 per MB.
Select a Data Pack
If your mobile is on an eligible Post-Paid plan, a Data Pack gives you a set amount of data each month for a monthly fee. If you use more than this amount each month you pay for that extra data usage at a reduced PAYG rate – so you get more for your money. There is a great range of Data Pack options that start from 250MB up to 8GB of included data per month. You can change your Data Pack as your needs change.
So which Data Pack is right for you?
Not sure how much data you might use on your mobile phone? The Data Usage Calculator has been designed to help you estimate your usage needs when accessing the internet on your phone. You can also use our Telstra 24x7 App for Android, iPad and iPhone to keep track of your estimated data usage.
- $5250MB / MTH
- $151GB / MTH
- $303GB / MTH
- $608GB / MTH
For use in Australia only. Unused data expires each month. Usage excludes content and international roaming charges.
Pay As You Go (PAYG)
The Pay As You Go rate is $2 / MB.
Pay As You Go doesn't have any included allowance, and you will be charged on a kilobyte (or part) basis. For example if you use 0.5MB in one session, it will cost $1. If your mobile is on an eligible post-paid Telstra plan, you can purchase Data Packs. 1024 bytes = 1 kilobyte and 1024 kilobytes = 1 megabyte.
Pre-Paid Browse Plus Packs
Select a Browse Plus Pack
If you have a Pre-Paid mobile service, Browse Plus Packs give you a set amount of data. Once you have used your allowance in the pack you revert to PAYG charges but you can purchase a new Browse Plus Pack at any time. These packs are not on a monthly subscription. Browse Plus Packs are available from 30MB to 4GB of included data. Unused included data expires after 30 days.
- $530MB / 30 days
- $10200MB / 30 daysCODE:BROWSEPLUS10
- $20700MB / 30 daysCODE:BROWSEPLUS20
- $391GB / 30 daysCODE:BROWSEPLUS39
- $493GB / 30 daysCODE:BROWSEPLUS49
- $594GB / 30 daysCODE:BROWSEPLUS59
If you have a Pre-Paid service, find out how you can purchase a Browse Plus Pack
Content and Subscription Service Charges
You may also be charged if you choose to access or download from the web. This can include Telstra or BigPond services, as well as 3rd party services. Some of the associated charges may appear on your Telstra bill or be deducted from your Pre-Paid balance.
Things you need to know
Your data pack includes data that is for use in Australia only and won't apply to any data you use whilst roaming overseas. Any data you use overseas will be charged at a rate of $15.36 per MB. If you are travelling overseas and plan to use your mobile to access the internet or send email, you should contact us on 125 109 about our international data roaming packs and plans.