Australia's Telstra will tomorrow launch Australia's first unlimited smartphone-based mobile data plan, although the “unlimited” plan is subject to a data cap at 40GB.
The new A$69 ($52) Telstra Endless Data BYO plans also come with unlimited talk, text and MMS to standard domestic numbers as well as unlimited Wi-Fi data at Telstra's network of Telstra Air hotspots.
Data will be uncapped up to 40GB, after which speeds will be limited to 1.5Mbps, and lower during peak hours. The plan is also subject to Telstra's fair use policy, Telstra said.
Telstra boasts a 4G population coverage of more than 99% with a 3G coverage of 99.4%. The company's 4G network covers a landmass area of 1.6 million square kilometers.
To further augment its coverage, Telstra has also announced the launch of a new intelligent antenna solution designed to improve mobile coverage or provide coverage to most places it is unavailable.
The Telstra Go Repeater is available in a stationary version designed for residential and commercial premises, as well as a portable version designed to improve coverage in a road or sea vehicle.
It works by receiving mobile signals through an external antenna and then enhancing and re-transmitting this signal to a single indoor or in vehicle antenna. The repeater operates on Telstra's 3G and 4G networks, including its “4GX” LTE-Advanced network.