Belong adds Presto to broadband packages
Telstra’s budget ISP Belong sweetens its deals with a three month Presto subscription offer.
Telstra very much sells itself as a premium ISP with premium pricing, but there’s definitely space in the market for competition in the budget space, which is the logic behind its sub-brand, Belong. Belong’s packages have to date been essentially no-frills affairs catering for those after a simple data service, and haven't included much in the way of extras.
Now that's changing, however. Belong has launched an offer for its 12 month NBN and ADSL2+ packages that will bundle a three month Presto subscription as part of the deal. The deal applies to any new service signed up for before 22 December 2015, although you’ve then got until 31 March 2016 to actually redeem the 3 month subscription code with Presto itself. It's an unsurprising partnership, given that Presto is a joint venture between Channel Seven and Foxtel, and Telstra owns 50% of Foxtel.
While Belong does offer no-contract options, the Presto deal doesn’t apply there, although if you are an existing Presto customer it will be added to the end of your subscription period.
Unlike Telstra’s broadband offerings, there’s no provision for quota-free usage of Presto on a Belong package, so you would still need to be careful about your data usage.