According to the official Telstra Exchange blog, three Home bundles went on sale last week to coincide with the national launch of the Telstra T-Box. These include:
- Telstra Home 25GB Value Bundle at $109/month/24 months
- Telstra Home 100GB Ultimate Bundle at $139/month/24 months
- Telstra Home 200GB Ultimate Bundle at $159/month/24 months
Each 24 month contract will come pre-bundled with Telstra's T-Box, which marks Telstra's first foray into the developing world of IPTV. The T-Box is a digital set top box that combines Bigpond TV and movie content with free-to-air channels.
As an added bonus, claims Telstra, each bundle will also come with unlimited local phone calls and in some cases, unlimited STD and mobile calls too.
Telstra is claimed the new plans are 'flexible', with a choice of T-Hub or T-Box with each plan. While the T-Box has been getting its fair share of coverage lately, the T-Hub has received predominantly less. The latter is a touchscreen phone hybrid that gives you access to a range of pre-configured websites and provides texting capabilities.
While the bundles include phone calls, users who rely on mobile phones in the home might not see the value in a home phone bundle. The $159 deal includes mobile calls and 200GB, which would make it better value for big mobile spenders.
Also worth considering are the large quota deals now advertised by AAPT (unlimited in some cases) and TPG for $59.95 for 140GB.