Telstra replaces its home broadband plans with just two

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Telstra replaces its home broadband plans with just two

Telstra has scrapped its line-up of five home broadband plans in favour of just two with no lock-in contracts.

The first is the Essential Internet Plan, which costs $70 per month and comes with 100GB of data and NBN25 (25Mbps download speed).

The premium version is called the Unlimited Internet Plan and costs $90 per month. As the name suggests, it comes with unlimited data and NBN50 speeds (50Mbps download speed).

Both plans extend to cable and ADSL2+ connections as well. They also include unlimited calls to local, national and Australian mobile numbers.

Telstra will start selling the new plans on 26 February.

Telstra previously charged customers with a $240 connection fee for purchasing a plan with no lock-in contract. Both new plans only charge customers $99 for a connection, which was previously only offered for 24-month contracts.

Rather than bundling in its entertainment offerings into home broadband plans, customers will instead have a choice of add-ons like Foxtel streaming services or Telstra's smart home platform.

“By simplifying our home broadband plans and offering the ability to add the extras they want, our customers are in full control," Telstra active group executive for consumer and small business Michael Ackland said.

"With a great range of entertainment and technology add-ons, it opens up a world of options with the convenience of just one single bill."

The new plans are the latest step in Telstra's strategy to simplify its range of products as it looks to eventually reduce the number of internet plans down from 1800 to just 20 core products.

The biggest changes have already been seen with Telstra's mobile plans, which no longer have excess data fees once customers reach their download limit. From July 2018, Telstra started capping customer's download speeds to 1.5 Mbps after reaching their limit, rather than charging additional fees.

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