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Both Optus and Telstra have free COVID-19 offers – upgrades to data – and we presume a raft of MVNOs will be next.

Here are the free data COVID-19 offers (we will update this if we receive notification of more)

Optus

Press release details here

  • Additional data as businesses and schools across the country transition to working remotely with the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
  • Postpaid mobile customers – a one-off add-on of 20GB of data during April 2020. Eligible Prepaid customers that recharge with $40 or more during April will receive 10GB of extra data. Each offer can is via the My Optus App.
  • More information will be available through the My Optus App by Friday 20 March 2020.

Telstra

  • Will provide our consumer and small business broadband customers with unlimited data at no additional charge on their plan until 30 April 2019
  • Post-paid customers (both handheld and mobile broadband) receive an extra 25GB of data on their plan to use in Australia within 30 days
  • Pre-paid customers with an active recharge of $40+ can get 10GB of additional data to use in Australia within 28-30 days (depending on their plan)
  • Eligible pensioners with a Telstra home phone plan will also be able to make unlimited local, national and 13/1300 calls, and calls to Australian mobiles
  • Any unused bonus data expires after 30 days – no rollover.

Telstra encourages you to download the 24×7 App to access these offers.

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