Telstra’s budget MX plans become MY plans

Alex Kidman 4 April 2016

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Telstra continues to trial out support-yourself style plans with its new MY offering, but not everyone is eligible.

Back in February we wrote up Telstra’s trial of what it was then calling "MX" plans, offering very cheap BYO phone SIM-only plans with limited support structures for more savvy customers who didn’t need those details but wanted plenty of data.

At the time the offer was limited to specific targeted Telstra customers rather than being an open offer, and that appears to still be true with what Telstra’s now calling "MY" plans instead. There are some specific limitations with the MY plans; you've got to be using it for a new service, have to pay via direct debit and don't qualify for over-the-counter or call centre support.

The MY plans offer a single $40 tier with $1,000 worth of calls to Australian numbers, unlimited SMS/MMS and 5GB of data. That’s a slight downgrade to its initial "MX" offering, which gave you 7GB of data, but still represents a $10/month saving over the comparable 12 month Mobile BYO M plan. Here is how the two offerings compare:

PlanTelstra MYTelstra M
Monthly Cost$40$50
Included calls$1,000$1,000
Included textsUnlimitedUnlimited
Included data5GB5GB
Minimum cost$480$600

As with the previous MX plans, though, you have to be specifically targeted by Telstra with the offer for it to properly appear for you on Telstra’s homepage for ordering. As it’s an online-only offer, you wouldn’t be able to get access to it from a Telstra store.

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