Telstra iPhone Plans & Prices

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As Australia’s largest telco, Telstra unsurprisingly has many iPhone plans. Telstra is also king for extra perks, often throwing in bonuses like Foxtel subscriptions, Apple Music memberships, data-free music streaming and international calls & texts among other bonuses. Read on to find out what you can expect from the big blue telco when it comes to iPhone plans.

Telstra Plans for iPhone

Below are the five postpaid plans that Telstra customers can bundle with their choice of iPhone. These plans are available for both standard two-year contracts and Telstra’s phone leasing program; pries don’t include your handset payment costs, but more information on what each ipHone will actually cost in total is available below the table. These are sponsored products.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$59 Small Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network

min. cost $1,416 over 24 month plan period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $59Advertised Data^^/billing period Go to Site
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$79 Medium Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • 10GB bonus data

min. cost $1,896 over 24 month plan period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $79Advertised Data^^/billing period Go to Site
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$99 Large Plan

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited calls & SMS to 15 countries
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Includes 20GB bonus data

min. cost $2,376 over 24 month plan period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go to Site
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$129 Extra Large Plan

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited calls & SMS to 15 countries
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Includes 100GB bonus data
  • 2GB international data roaming
  • Special offer: $10 monthly credit

min. cost $2,856 over 24 month plan period

160GBMax Data**/billing period $129Advertised Data^^/billing period Go to Site
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$199 Ultimate Unlimited Plan

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • *Unlimited data offered with ‘the best speeds available’
  • Unlimited international calls & SMS
  • 10GB international data roaming

min. cost $4,776 over 24 month plan period

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $199Advertised Data^^/billing period Go to Site
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Telstra iPhone XS Plans

  • 64GB ‘Lease’ plans from $110 per month ($59 plan + $51 phone payment)
  • 64GB ‘Buy’ plans from $120 per month ($59 plan + $61 phone payment)
  • 256GB ‘Lease’ plans from $119 per month ($59 plan + $60 phone payment)
  • 256GB ‘Buy’ plans from $129 per month ($59 plan + $70 phone payment)
  • 512GB ‘Lease’ plans from $129 per month ($59 plan + $70 phone payment)
  • 512GB ‘Buy’ plans from $144 per month ($59 plan + $85 phone payment)

With prices beginning from $110 per month for your plan and phone, Telstra’s iPhone XS plans aren’t the cheapest available – but they do come packed with plenty of extra features. Alongside unlimited national talk and text and decent data allowances, plans may include bonus data, unlimited international calls and unlimited slowed-down ‘Peace of Mind’ data.

All postpaid iPhone plans from Telstra also feature data-free music streaming from Apple Music and data-free sports streaming from the AFL, NRL, Hyundai A-League, and more.

Telstra iPhone XS Max Plans

  • 64GB ‘Lease’ plans from $119 per month ($59 plan + $60 phone payment)
  • 64GB ‘Buy’ plans from $129 per month ($59 plan + $70 phone payment)
  • 256GB ‘Lease’ plans from $134 per month ($59 plan + $75 phone payment)
  • 256GB ‘Buy’ plans from $144 per month ($59 plan + $85 phone payment)
  • 512GB ‘Lease’ plans from $144 per month ($59 plan + $85 phone payment)
  • 512GB ‘Buy’ plans from $154 per month ($59 plan + $95 phone payment)

The bigger, pricier iPhone is available from Telstra on both leasing and buying plans, with prices starting at $119 per month. Again, this isn’t the cheapest way to get your hands on the iPhone XS Max, but you do get plenty of inclusions from Telstra (plus great coverage nationwide). If you do want a premium plan to go with your premium smartphone, you can enjoy unlimited full-speed data on Telstra’s Ultimate Unlimited plan, which is available from $199 per month for both your plan and phone.

Telstra iPhone XR Plans

  • 64GB ‘Lease’ plans from $93 per month ($59 plan + $34 phone payment)
  • 64GB ‘Buy’ plans from $103 per month ($59 plan + $44 phone payment)
  • 128GB ‘Lease’ plans from $103 per month ($59 plan + $44 phone payment)
  • 128GB ‘Buy’ plans from $113 per month ($59 plan + $54 phone payment)
  • 256GB ‘Lease’ plans from $109 per month ($59 plan + $50 phone payment)
  • 256GB ‘Buy’ plans from $119 per month ($59 plan + $60 phone payment)

The somewhat more affordable alternative to the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR is available to buy on a two-year plan, or lease over the same 24-month period. You’ll have the same selection of plans as with all iPhones and enjoy access to Telstra’s sports and entertainment bonuses.

iPhone X

Telstra iPhone X Plans

  • 64GB ‘Buy’ plans from $109 a month ($59 plan + $50 phone payment)
  • Data allowances from 3GB up to unlimited

While Apple has now discontinued the iPhone X, you can still pick up the 64GB model from Telstra, however this device is only available on a buy plan.

Although the iPhone XS has all but phased out the X, you’re still looking at paying over $100 per month for your phone bundled with a plan. Nevertheless, those wanting a premium smartphone and premium network probably already know this.

Telstra iPhone 8 Plus Plans

  • 256GB ‘Buy’ plans from $109 a month ($59 plan + $50 phone payment)
  • Data allowance from 3GB up to unlimited

If you feel like you need a bigger screen, the iPhone 8 Plus may be more up your alley. As this is an older device, like the iPhone X, you’ll only be able to pick up the 256GB model from Telstra. You can then bundle this device with your plan of choice, which determines how much your total monthly bill will be.

Telstra iPhone 8 Plans

  • 64GB ‘Buy’ plans from $89 a month ($59 plan + $30 phone payment)
  • Data allowances from 3GB up to unlimited

Like with the iPhone 8 Plus, this older device isn’t as readily available so with Telstra, you’ll only be able to pick up the 64GB iPhone 8 on a plan. These plans start at $89 (including your headset repayment) and go up to $199 for the Ultimate Unlimited plan with $0 device repayment.

Telstra iPhone 7 Plans

  • 32GB from $74 a month ($59 plan + $15 phone payment)
  • Data allowances from 3GB up to unlimited

The iPhone 7 may be ‘so 2016’, but it’s still a top choice for those on the hunt for a premium phone at a not-so-premium price. You’ll no longer find stocks of the iPhone 7 Plus from Telstra and you’ll be restricted to a 32GB model if you’re after the iPhone 7.

Telstra iPhone 6S Plans

  • 32GB 6s from $64 a month ($59 plan + $5 phone payment)
  • Data allowances from 3GB up to unlimited

The iPhone 6 and 6S still command a small but strong following, probably due in part to the phones retaining the 3.5mm headphone jack. The later iterations above lack this in favour of water resistance. Nevertheless, if you’re after an iPhone, but don’t want to shell out the big bucks, then these deals may be what you’re after.

The iPhone 6s is now the oldest device you can pick up on a plan with Telstra. As its such an old device, the base plan is the only plan which will charge you a device payment — the $79 plan and upwards will charge $0 device payments. The iPhone 6 is available to buy outright as a prepaid phone for $379, and you can also buy the 6s outright as a prepaid phone for $429.

Should I get a Telstra iPhone plan?

Telstra is Australia’s largest mobile network and has a comprehensive array of iPhone plans. From the older devices to the premium XS, Telstra has you covered. Be prepared to pay for it, however, especially with the latest iPhone XS, XS Max and XR devices.

  • Many plans cost over $100, while older and smaller devices can be found for less than $80 a month.
  • Telstra includes things like data-free sports and Apple Music streaming, data bonuses and unlimited international calls & texts, which may be worth the high price tag for some.

In any case, Telstra is sure to be one of the most popular providers to stock the latest iPhones and for good reason too. Telstra is arguably the king for hot phone plans, but to say it’s a cheap iPhone provider may be another question entirely.

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