CDMA - recharging pre-paid mobiles

Submitted: Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 13:10
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Further to post 33764 - I've just found the link to the Telstra web page that details these changes and now shows recharging for $30 and getting a Network Access period of 2 months:

Grab yourself a recharge voucher ($20, $30, $50 or $100) or recharge card ($30, $50 or $100) from any of the participating outlets around Australia ($25 recharge cards only available until sold out). communic8 branded recharge cards are compatible with Telstra Pre-Paid Plus.

Value Included Network
$20 $20 1 month

$30 $30 2 months

$50 $50 3 months

$100 $100 6 months


One of the 'participating outlets' is the ANZ bank.
The URL is:
Site Link

However, I have a print out from the same web page that I viewed on the 12/04/2006 just after the changes were announced. There were three tables: before 15th May 2006; After 16th May 2006 and 'More ways to top up'. In that same table extracted above ( ie More ways to top up) the figures then were:

$15 $15 1 month
$30 $30 6 months
$60 $60 6 months
$100 $100 12 months

In other words they've been changed since the announcement and since the original web page page was launched.

Sorry for the confusion but I did report accurately the figures that appeared on the site at that time.
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Reply By: AdlelaideGeorge - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 13:15

Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 13:15
mmmmmmm just noticed..... on the current Telstra site (the URL to which I gave above) the site still states:


Telstra MobileLink and ATM recharge amounts and access expiry periods will remain unchanged.

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That makes it even more confusing! What the devil is happening!
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 15:32

Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 15:32
I understood the message i got as stating the new rates with reduced access periods would be implemented at the specified May changeover date. However if we raced out and bought re-charges prior to the changeover date, they would be valid with the old time frame, even if installed after the changeover date. I wasn't going to stock up - they just may change their minds again before i need them. Also I have plenty of time on my phones, after our trip, when a $30 recharge would last about 5 phone calls. Anyway, i think in the terms and conditions when i got the phones was that you couldn't have the time going more than 2 years.

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