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Telstra’s new plans let you share data allowance with other devices

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telstrafacebookthumbTelstra has launched a new data package that will allow users to share their monthly data allowance between mobile devices – a first for a major carrier.

Now Telstra customers can connect up to four devices and draw from a single pool of data with the new Every Day Connect Data Share Package.

The moves comes after Telstra revealed that 80 per cent of Australians use multiple devices like smartphones and tablets with many having separate data plans.

Karsten Wildberger, Telstra’s group managing director consumer, said the decision to introduce the shared data packages was in response to customer feedback.

“With people more connected than ever before, customers are looking for a simple solution that will allow them to manage their usage across all their devices and make their data allowance go further,” he said.

 “Telstra’s Every Day Connect Data Share Packages will help fill that gap and allow customers to share their monthly mobile data allowance between their mobile and multiple data devices – including tablets and laptops – all under one package.

 “This streamlined approach to data sharing is about making it simple for our customers to use all the mobile data they are paying for, manage it on one monthly bill and top up their usage easily if required.”

 An $80 Every Day Connect Data Share package will get you $600 worth of calls, unlimited SMS and 1.1GB of data to share with one other device.

Users get one extra SIM with that package to share data between their smartphone and tablet, for example.

Each additional SIM card to extend the sharing to up to four devices will cost an extra $10 per extra SIM per month.

But as an added bonus, customers who take up the plan before December 31, 2013 will receive an additional 1GB of data to share for 12 months.

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