Knowing what your household telecommunications' costs are going to be each month means that families have certainty about what they will be charged
Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) September 16, 2009
In a first for the residential broadband market, AAPT today announced 12 hours of off-peak UNLIMITED downloads from 8pm to 8am.
Perfect for families who find their broadband service slowed because they've exceeded their monthly cap or, worse still, have found themselves paying for additional usage, AAPT's Unlimited 8-8 Plan is available bundled with a home phone service for just $89.95 per month*.
Other features include 5GB of downloads per month in peak periods, superfast ADSL2+ broadband with speeds up to 20 Mbps and $50 worth of voice calls with line rental included.
The new AAPT Unlimited product range is an evolution of the company's first unlimited offer released to the market in May.
"We realised our customers were only using between 3 and 5GB per month in peak hours, but really wanted longer unlimited hours to download movies, music and television shows without going over their monthly download cap," AAPT's Head of Corporate Communications Tahn Shannon explained.
"We've now tailored a suite of new products to take this into account. We find the feedback from our customers invaluable to help us refine our offers to provide what people want," she said.
Australian households are struggling to manage their monthly internet quota, as new broadband plans research reveals children dominate the family's download limits.
In research conducted for AAPT by Woolcott Research last month on household download habits, one in three Australian families admitted they exceeded their download quota every month, with 50 per cent blaming it on their children's internet habits.
The research also revealed children are using household broadband services primarily for internet research (97%), talking to their friends via virtual communities such as Myspace and FaceBook (63%) and creating content for personal websites and blogs (33%).
"AAPT's Unlimited 8-8 gives families more time to download movies, music and television shows without worrying about reaching their download limit," Ms Shannon said.
"Whatever they want to do - pay bills, send photos, chat to their friends and family on FaceBook - they can do as much as they like from 8pm - 8am.
"We've developed affordable, value-for-money plans allowing families to enjoy the best superfast broadband internet experience without breaking the budget," she added.
Australian households are still struggling to keep up with the cost of technology, with 31 per cent finding it a burden on the family budget.
"Knowing what your household telecommunications' costs are going to be each month means that families have certainty about what they will be charged," said Ms Shannon.
"Coupled with unlimited download limits from 8pm-8am, AAPT Unlimited 8-8 gives families all the benefits for less than $100 per month."
*The AAPT broadband Unlimited 8-8 - the details:
Broadband + Home Phone bundle: $89.95/month
Unlimited broadband 8pm-8am + $50 of home phone calls, plus line rental
For $89.95 a month you get:
ADSL2+ Broadband component (AAPT Unlimited 8-8 plan)
Unlimited downloads from 8pm-8am, with a generous 5GB download for the other times - enough for everyone to surf the net, download files, photos, music & movies.
Super fast ADSL2+ broadband with speeds up to 20 Mbps (78 times greater than the speed of 256kbps broadband) - ensuring an efficient and speedy online experience.
No extra charges^ if you go over your download allowance in peak time - no surprises on your bill.
Free standard modem worth $169
Keep track of your peak usage by logging into your account online
24/7 technical support
Home phone component (Home Chat™ Starter plan)
$50 worth of included calls- calls to mobiles to any network, interstate calls, local calls and even international calls (only excludes special service/ information calls eg: 1900 numbers).
Monthly line rental $29.95 included.
You still get competitive rates such as call caps like national calls for only $1.75 for 2 hours.
No time restrictions on when you can call - great value call rates applies anytime, to any network.
There is a 24 month commitment for this great value bundle.