Smart Home Bundle Pack Subscriptions Exclusive To Telstra Customers
Telstra has taken inspiration from Adobe’s successful Creative Cloud subscription service by offering smart home bundle subscription kits with access to its Smart Home Cloud service, exclusively for its broadband and mobile customers.
First unveiled way back in 2016, the smart home kit bundles are designed to allow users to take their first step into the connected home market, with Telstra at the helm of it all.
Telstra offers three different bundles starting at $25 per month for 24 months for the Control & Monitor Kit which includes a smart home hub, an indoor camera, one smart plug and 24 months access to the Smart Home Cloud & Service plan, at a total cost of $600.
Taking it up a notch, you can subscribe to the Voice Control & Monitor Multi-Room Kit for $40 a month for 24 months, which includes the same as above plus an additional outdoor camera, two smart plugs, two door/window sensors and a Google Home Mini, for a total cost of $960
Finally, Telstra top tier Voice Control & Monitor Household Suite Kit for $55 a month for 24-months will add four smart plugs, three door/window sensors and a Google Home, which comes to a minimum cost of $1320.
After 24 months, users will continue to pay the monthly cost of your Smart Home Cloud & Service plan.
Telstra also offers additional devices to be added, which can be paid upfront or in monthly instalments on your bill.
Unfortunately this offer only appears available for existing Telstra customers with home broadband service or mobile service, meaning you would be required to switch carriers to utilise the Telstra smart home devices.
The Telstra Smart Home & Cloud Service plan gives you the ability to automate your house, much like the Google Home or Amazon Alexa app.
Telstra offers subscribers 30 days of cloud storage for 100 videos and 200 images per day, 24/7 access to smart home tech support and upgraded security.
Plus with the integration of voice-activated calling with Telstra via any Google Nest speaker or display, the smart home functionality is genuinely remarkable.
Though considering how Telstra has seemingly locked out non-Telstra customers, ChannelNews wonders just how successful this entrance into the smart home market will be for the telco.
With the likes of Bunnings also ramping up its connected home offering through its partnership with Grid Connect (story here) Telstra will need to offer more than just cloud storage and tech support to grab the attention of smart tech users.