Telstra has unveiled a new range of plans, called Go Mobile, that are aimed at allowing families to easily share data allowances, as well as add new phones and devices to a single account.
On any Go Mobile plan, a new phone can be added by purchasing an AU$40 per month companion SIM, which gives unlimited voice, SMS and MMS, while sharing the data from the original plan.
New SIM-enabled devices such as tablets can be added with the purchase of a Data Sharing SIM for AU$5/month. The Go Mobile plans also feature Telstra's Extra Data service, which will add an additional 1GB of data if you exceed your allowance. This is charged at a flat AU$10, rather than a per-MB fee.
The consumer plans begin at AU$55 a month for 1GB of Data and AU$550 of included calls, and climb to AU$195 a month for 16GB of data with unlimited calls and SMS.
Go Mobile contracts also come with a six month subscription to either Presto, AFL Live or NRL live.
Telstra is also offering Go Mobile Casual plans, with no lock-in contract. These begin at AU$35 a month for 500MB, up to AU$70 for 6GB. Both companion SIMs and data SIMs can be added to Casual plans.
For both business and consumer customers, Telstra will have a Premium offering, featuring 16GB of data and built-in roaming, with calls and 1.5GB of data per month available in eligible countries.
A Telstra spokesperson said that the new plans would replace the telco's existing Accelerate plans.