Pre-Paid mobiles on Next G - What's New
Pre-Paid mobiles on Next G
21 May 2007
Reported by Angus Leung
Telstra will this week launch the first pre-paid mobiles on its Next G network - giving customers cost controlled access to Australia's largest 3G mobile service and advanced applications including video calling, BigPond Music, FOXTEL by Mobile and Sensis Search.
Over half of all Australian mobile phone users are connected to pre-paid mobiles and this latest offer is likely to attract even more customers onto Telstra's Next G network.
"The launch of the Next G Pre-Paid service means customers can now enjoy an exciting range of mobile features that haven't been available to pre-paid customers before, and all with the security of pre-paid cost control," said Telstra Consumer & Marketing Executive Director, Mr Tim Copper.
"Telstra's Next G network offers superior speeds, coverage and content and is proving a popular replacement for the aging CDMA network, which is scheduled to close in January next year.
"Covering 98.8 per cent of the population and more than 100 times bigger geographically than any other 3G network in Australia, the voice quality, in building coverage and advanced features of the Next G network mean our CDMA pre-paid customers can make the move to the new network with confidence," Mr Copper said.
From Thursday, Telstra's Next G Pre-Paid customers can get easy, 1-click real-time access to content and applications including:
Telstra Next G Pre-Paid customers can select from one of two handsets, the
LG TU500 retailing for $299 or the Telstra 256 for $249. The number and range of devices will increase in the months ahead.
- 16 channels of FOXTEL by Mobile covering news, sport, documentaries and children's programs;
- Award winning BigPond Mobile content offering entertainment, news, and exclusive updates from the AFL, NRL, and V8 Super cars;
- Downloadable music tracks, photos and games;
- Advanced Sensis search services such as CitySearch, WhereIs, and Trading Post;
- Email access, offering the communication convenience of a PC without wires and cords; and
- Video calling offering an ideal way to keep in touch with family and friends.
With the launch of pre-paid on the Next G network Telstra will also stop selling CDMA pre-paid handsets as of Thursday.
Next G Pre-Paid customers can also choose from one of five Browse Plus Packs, which start at $5 and offer a convenient way to manage data costs. For more information go to