In a notice posted on the Telstra site, the telco will increase call connection costs by almost 20%. With the standard national voice call rate for calls to any Australian fixed or mobile for each 30 second block or part, increasing from 39 cents to 40 cents.
Telstra advises that any special discounts or bonuses that are unique to your pre-paid offer will not be affected by the changes.
|Service||New rate||Previous rate|
|Call connection fee||35c||30c|
|Standard national voice call rate at all times||40c per 30 second block||39c per 30 second block|
Costs for the 12456 Call Connect and 1234 services will also increase to 80c per minute (charged per second).