Telstra iPhone Plans & Prices

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As Australia’s largest telco, Telstra unsurprisingly offers a comprehensive range of iPhone plans, stocking all the newest and hottest Apple devices. Telstra is also king for extra perks, often throwing in bonuses like free subscriptions, data-free music streaming and data-free sports streaming.

Of course, you’ll also get unlimited talk and text in Australia, plus no excess data charges and nationwide 4G and 4GX coverage plus its continually growing 5G network. If you’re eyeing Telstra for your next smartphone, read on to find out what you can expect from the big blue telco when it comes to iPhone plans.

Telstra iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max plans

As Telstra is one of the few Aussie telcos able to sell Apple iPhones bundled with a phone plan, its to be expected that Telstra will stock the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Max. While there are no plan prices available from Telstra yet, we do know how much these devices will cost if you plan to buy outright. When buying through Telstra, you’ll need to select either a 24 or 36-month payment period and then bundle with a Telstra month-to-month postpaid plan, with these plan prices starting at $50 and going up to $100 per month.

iPhone 11 in six colours
Source: Apple

The iPhone 11 series will be available to pre-order from 10pm AEST 13 September, 2019. The iPhone 11 series will be released on 20 September, 2019. Here is what you can expect to pay outright for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max:

iPhone 11 price and storage sizes:

  • 64GB: $1,199 AUD
  • 128GB: $1,279 AUD
  • 256GB: $1,449 AUD

iPhone 11 Pro price and storage sizes:

  • 64GB: $1,749 AUD
  • 256GB: $1,999 AUD
  • 512GB: $2,349 AUD

iPhone 11 Pro Max price and storage sizes:

  • 64GB: $1,899 AUD
  • 256GB: $2,149 AUD
  • 512GB: $2,499 AUD

iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max: features at a glance

iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max
Price From $1,199 From $1,749 From $1,899
Screen size 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD display 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR display 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR display
Battery QI wireless charging, one hour longer life than iPhone XR QI wireless charging, 4 hours longer life than iPhone Xs QI wireless charging, 5 hours longer life than iPhone Xs Max
Chipset A13 Bionic Chip with third-generation Neural Engine A13 Bionic Chip with third-generation Neural Engine A13 Bionic Chip with third-generation Neural Engine
Storage 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 64GB, 256GB, 512GB 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
Rear camera Dual 12-megapixel wide angle and ultra wide cameras with 2x zoom, Night Mode and 4K video Triple 12-megapixel wide angle, ultra wide and telephoto cameras with 4x zoom, Night Mode and 4K video Triple 12-megapixel wide angle, ultra wide and telephoto cameras with 4x zoom, Night Mode and 4K video
Front camera 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 4K video 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 4K video 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 4K video
Operating system iOS 13 iOS 13 iOS 13
Colours Black, White, Purple, Yellow, Green, (PRODUCT) Red Gold, Space Grey, Silver, Midnight Green Gold, Space Grey, Silver, Midnight Green

Telstra iPhone XS Plans

Monthly phone payments for the 64GB iPhone XS:

  • 24 months: $68 per month ($1,632 in total over 24 months)
  • 36 months: $45.33 per month ($1,632 in total over 36 months)

Monthly phone payments for the 256GB iPhone XS:

  • 24 months: $79 per month ($1,896 in total over 24 months)
  • 36 months: $52.66 per month ($1,896 in total over 36 months)

Monthly phone payments for the 512GB iPhone XS:

  • 24 months: $92 per month ($2,208 in total over 24 months)
  • 36 months: $61.33 per month ($2,208 in total over 36 months)

With prices beginning from $95.33 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 include data-free entertainment streaming and no excess data charges with unlimited slow data (capped at 1.5Mbps) kicking in once you go over your data inclusion.

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.

The following table shows a selection of Telstra’s 24-month 64GB iPhone XS plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Telstra iPhone XS Max Plans

Telstra iPhone XS

Monthly phone payments for the 64GB iPhone XS Max:

  • 24 months: $75 per month ($1,800 in total over 24 months)
  • 36 months: $50 per month ($1,800 in total over 36 months)

Monthly phone payments for the 256GB iPhone XS Max:

  • 24 months: $86 per month ($2,064 in total over 24 months)
  • 36 months: $57.33 per month ($2,064 in total over 36 months)

Monthly phone payments for the 512GB iPhone XS Max:

  • 24 months: $99 per month ($2,376 in total over 24 months)
  • 36 months: $66 per month ($2,376 in total over 36 months)

The bigger, pricier iPhone is available from Telstra with prices starting at $100 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).

The following table shows a selection of 24-month 64GB iPhone XS Max plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Telstra iPhone XR Plans

Monthly phone payments for the 64GB iPhone XR:

  • 24 months: $52 per month ($1,248 in total over 24 months)
  • 36 months: $34.66 per month ($1,248 in total over 36 months)

Monthly phone payments for the 128GB iPhone XR:

  • 24 months: $55 per month ($1,320 in total over 24 months)
  • 36 months: $36.66 per month ($1,320 in total over 36 months)

The somewhat more affordable alternative to the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR is available to buy over 24 or 36-month payment period. You’ll have the same selection of plans as with all iPhones and enjoy access to Telstra’s sports and entertainment bonuses.

The following table shows a selection of Telstra’s 24-month 64GB iPhone XR plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

A quick comparison of the iPhone XR, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xs Max

iPhone XR iPhone Xs iPhone Xs Max
Price From $1,229 From $1,629 From $1,799
Screen size 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD display 5.8-inch Super Retina HD display 6.5-inch Super Retina HD display
Battery QI wireless charging with up to 25 hours talk time QI wireless charging with up to 20 hours talk time QI wireless charging with up to 25 hours talk time
Chipset A12 Bionic Chip and next-generation Neural Engine A12 Bionic Chip and next-generation Neural Engine A12 Bionic Chip and next-generation Neural Engine
Storage 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 64GB, 256GB, 512GB 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
Rear camera 12-megapixel camera with dual optical image stabilisation and 4K video 12-megapixel wide angle and telephoto cameras with dual optical image stabilisation and 4K video 12-megapixel wide angle and telephoto cameras with dual optical image stabilisation and 4K video
Front camera 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 1080p video 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 1080p video 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 1080p video
Operating system iOS 12 iOS 12 iOS 12
Colours Black, Blue, White, Coral, Yellow, (PRODUCT) Red Gold, Space Grey, Silver Gold, Space Grey, Silver

Telstra iPhone 8 Plus Plans

If you feel like you need a bigger screen, the iPhone 8 Plus may be more up your alley, however this device is no longer in stock with Telstra. You’ll need to buy this device outright from another retailer, and then bundle with a Telstra postpaid plan.

Telstra iPhone 8 Plans

Monthly phone payments for the 64GB iPhone 8:

  • 24 months: $41 per month ($984 in total over 24 months)
  • 36 months: $27.33 per month ($984 in total over 36 months)

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. Once you’ve selected your payment period, you can then choose your preferred postpaid plan to bundle with this device.

Telstra iPhone 7 Plans

Monthly phone payments for the 32GB iPhone 7:

  • 24 months: $25 per month ($600 in total over 24 months)
  • 36 months: $16.67 per month ($600 in total over 36 months)

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.

Telstra iPhone 6S Plans

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. The iPhone 6s is available to buy 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
  • International call and SMS will need to be added on to plans for an extra monthly cost

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.

Telstra iPhone Plans – in summary

Plan Price Inclusions
Small $50 Unlimited standard national calls and texts, 15GB data
Medium $60 Unlimited standard national calls and texts, 60GB data
Large $80 Unlimited standard national calls and texts, 100GB data
Extra Large $100 Unlimited standard national calls and texts, 150GB data

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