I took advantage of the latest Telstra Encore offer on prepaid mobile where for $40 you get $550 worth of calls, but it ran out in the first day – very strange… how could I use $550 worth of calls in one day?
BEWARE THE FINE PRINT….
They dramatically increase the call costs if you switch to the Encore Plan… it’s a marketing lie…
So checking the special call rates for if you happen to take this wonderful telstra offer…
For example… calls to Vanuatu go up to $5.99 per minute compared to $1.45 on any other pre-paid plan.
USA rates go up to 99c compared to 15c on the simplicity plan.
The worst is calls to New Zealand are a massive $3.49 per minute compared to 20c per minute on the Simplicity plan!
So your $550 worth of ‘free’ calls on the Encore plan are actually worth as little as $31 depending on where you call – less than what you paid for them.