Disclaimer: Since this article was published, Telstra has changed its phone plans. 36-month device plans are no longer available, 12-month device plans have been introduced and devices mentioned in this article may no longer be in stock.
Planning to start the New Year with a brand new phone or tablet? Telstra is celebrating the silly season with a range of device discounts, all of which go live on Boxing Day.
From 26 December, 2019 through to 13 January, 2020, you can score up to $658 off the total cost of selected in-demand phones and gadgets when you buy on a 36-month Telstra device payment plan. Discounts are available for both smartphones and tablets, and are open to new and re-contracting Telstra customers.
Telstra smartphone specials
Telstra is offering the following deals on selected smartphones, including the 5G-capable OPPO Reno, the Samsung Galaxy S10 and LG V50 ThinQ. Note that prices listed below are solely your device payments, and don’t include what you’ll pay for an accompanying Telstra mobile or data plan.
- OPPO Reno 5G: $30 per month over 36 months (save $432)
- Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (256GB): $40 per month over 36 months (save $576)
- LG V50 ThinQ: $30 per month over 36 months (save $648)
- Samsung Galaxy S10+ 128GB: $32 per month over 36 months (save $360)
- Google Pixel 4 (64GB & 128GB): save $216 on any plan. Includes a bonus Google Nest Hub
- iPhone XS Max 64GB: $38 per month over 36 months (save $432)
- Google Pixel 3 range: save $360 on any plan
- LG GS8 ThinQ: $28 per month over 36 months (save $216)
All of these devices are available on both 36-month and 24-month payment plans, and can be paired with any of Telstra’s four month-to-month postpaid mobile options. If you’d prefer a shorter two-year contract to a 36-month commitment, we’ve listed several Telstra 24-month options below to give you idea of what you’ll pay.
If you do pick up a 5G-capable device from Telstra, you’ll have complimentary access to the telco’s new 5G network from now through to June 2020. Customers on Medium, Large and Extra Large plans can continue to access 5G after this date at no extra cost, and the Small plan will no longer have access to 5G. Keep in mind that as these are no lock-in mobile plans, you’re free to switch between them on a month-to-month basis.
While Telstra 5G is available in major cities, it’s still limited to selected areas. More information on the company’s 5G service is available in our Telstra 5G guide.
Telstra tablet specials
If you’re planning to upgrade your tablet post-Christmas, you can save close to $150 on the following devices (again, these prices don’t include your monthly data plan cost):
- Apple iPad Air 3 (64GB): $23.33 per month over 36 months (save $144)
- Samsung Tab S6: $32.08 per month over 36 months (save $144)
Both of the above tablets can be paired with Telstra’s month-to-month mobile data plans, listed below.
Telstra Mobile Broadband Plans
The following table shows a selection of published Telstra mobile broadband plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.
|Brand||Features||Max Data**/billing period||Advertised Cost^^/billing period|
min. cost $15 over one month
|5GB||$15||Go To Site|
min. cost $25 over one month
|30GB||$25||Go To Site|
min. cost $55 over one month
|75GB||$55||Go To Site|
min. cost $85 over one month
|400GB||$85||Go To Site|
|View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue||**^^View important information|
All of the above Telstra offers are live Boxing Day, and are available online and in stores. If you like to shop around, be sure to check out our Woolworths Mobile phone specials, or compare all the best offers in our Boxing Day deal guide.