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Extra Data gives you more data when you need it and is applied automatically when you go over your monthly allowance.

If you exceed your monthly data allowance

  • You automatically get a 1GB block of Extra Data
  • You’ll be charged a flat $10 per 1GB block
  • Any Extra Data you don’t use expires at the end of your monthly billing period
  • If you use up that 1GB before the end of your billing period, we'll automatically add another 1GB of data for another $10
  • You can only use Extra Data in Australia
  • It replaces the excess data usage rates that in the past would’ve been charged when you went over your data allowance.

Extra Data for data sharing plans

  • If you’re on a plan that supports data sharing, we add 1GB blocks of Extra Data for $10 each which will be shared by the shared data services on that account – we don’t add individual data blocks to each shared service on that account
  • All the devices sharing the account can use the Extra Data blocks
  • If the 1GB is used up before the end of your billing period, we'll automatically add additional 1GB of data for another $10 each
  • At the end of your billing period, the Extra Data will expire, and you'll return to your normal monthly data allowance.

How do I keep track of my data usage?

  • We'll send you an SMS when you've used 50%, 85% and 100% of your monthly data allowance
  • We’ll also send you an SMS when we add a 1GB Extra Data block
  • Check anytime on the Telstra 24x7 app or Telstra 24x7 My Account

Telstra 24x7 App

  1. Download and open the Telstra 24x7 app
  2. Select Services
  3. Select the service you wish to view the usage for
  4. Select Individual Shared Data Usage.

Telstra 24x7 My Account

  1. Register or sign into Telstra 24x7 My Account
  2. Select your service
  3. Go to the Data Usage page


Good to know: You can estimate how much data you might need in a month with our data usage calculator.

You can only use Extra Data in Australia.

Can I just have excess data charges?

No. Extra Data is now included with all of Telstra’s Mobile and Mobile Data Plans and replaces excess data charges.

Want data to use while overseas?

Find out more about getting a data allowance to use while overseas with an International Travel Pass.





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