Telstra adds 200GB OneDrive Storage Offer

Alex Kidman 2 March 2016

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Telstra’s latest dangling carrot to tempt customers is a two year 200GB subscription to Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage solution.

Telstra’s announced that eligible Telstra customers can now enjoy a complimentary 200GB two year subscription to Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage solution as part of their service.

All you need to take advantage of the offer is a Telstra ID, which is used to check your eligibility, as well as a Microsoft Account, which you’d need to access OneDrive anyway.

The deal is an interesting one because it doesn’t quite align with any particular available consumer OneDrive plan at the time of writing. You can get a 50GB plan for $2/month right now, or a 1TB plan for $9/month (single user) or $12/month (up to 5 users).

If a 50GB monthly plan would cost you $2 per month, in pure data terms the 200GB offer is worth roughly $192 in data charges over the two year period if you were to take up four 50GB plans at once.

There are a couple of potential catches to be aware of. Signing up for the deal involves agreeing to receive SMS communication from Microsoft in respect of Microsoft OneDrive offers. You can only redeem one 200GB freebie per Telstra ID, and you can’t download or upload any single file larger than 10GB.

Uploads and downloads to the service are in no way quota free, and once your two years are up, you’d still be able to access any content you’d placed on OneDrive, but you wouldn’t be able to upload any new content unless you paid for a larger subscription.

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