Telstra iPhone XS Max plans revealed

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If you think bigger is better in the world of new iPhones and iPhone plans, you’ll be excited to see the latest offering from Telstra. The ‘network without equal’ is bringing a range of data options to the iPhone table, and throwing in plenty of bonus inclusions that will help you get the most from your XS Max.

Telstra iPhone XS Max buyers looking to spread the cost of the phone out over two years can choose from a traditional 24-month contract, or opt for a lease plan. Whichever payment method you choose, you’ll be able to combine it with any of the below five plans. You can pick from the $59 Small option (with 3GB of included monthly data), up to the massive $199 Ultimate Unlimited plan, which features unlimited high-speed data.

To celebrate the new iPhones, Telstra is offering customers choosing its $129 Extra Large plan a $10 monthly credit, as well as bonus data – an extra 60GB per month. This means you’ll get a massive 120GB of data, plus your new iPhone, for as low as $119 monthly.

All plans include use of Telstra’s ultra-fast 4GX network in selected areas, plus 4G and 3G coverage. Read on for all the pricing options for the iPhone XS Max on Telstra, including handset payments and bonus deals. These are sponsored products.

Telstra iPhone XS Max Plans

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$59 Small Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

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

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$79 Medium Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 10GB bonus data

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

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$99 Large Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 20GB bonus data
  • 1 Foxtel Now Starter Pack

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

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$129 Extra Large Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • $10 Monthly Credit
  • 1 Foxtel Now Starter Pack
  • Peace of Mind Data
  • 60GB bonus data

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

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$199 Ultimate Unlimited Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

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

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Standard Telstra Plans for the iPhone XS Max

Telstra may not be the cheapest option for your new iPhone XS Max, but the telco always bumps up its plan with plenty of extra value. You’ll be able to pair your new iPhone with any of the above two-year mobile plans, with handset payments costs listed below.

Telstra’s postpaid two-year plans all feature unlimited talk and text, plus an included six-month Apple Music subscription with data-free streaming. You’ll also get free unlimited Telstra Air WiFi hotspot use, and data-free streaming from AFL, AFLW NRL, Australian netball, and the Hyundai A-League. Extra Large plans include unlimited ‘Peace of Mind’ data (data slowed to 1.5Mbps), but you can add this feature to lower plans for an extra $10 per month; the $129 Extra Large plan also includes a $10 per month credit, lowering your monthly price to $119.

If you want all fast data, all the time, the $199 Ultimate Unlimited plan comes with unlimited high-speed gigabytes (and is the only Australian mobile plan to offer unlimited fast data). If you opt for the Large, Extra Large, or Unlimited plans, you’ll also receive a bonus 24-month Foxtel Now starter pack subscription.

Telstra Mobile Plan prices for the 64GB iPhone XS Max:

  • Small Plan (3GB): $124 per month ($59 plan + $65 phone payment). Total cost $2,976 over 24 months
  • Medium Plan (20GB): $134 per month ($79 plan + $55 phone payment). Total cost $3,216 over 24 months
  • Large Plan (50GB): $139 per month ($99 plan + $40 phone payment). Total cost $3,336 over 24 months
  • Extra Large Plan (120GB): $144 per month ($129 plan + $25 phone payment, minus $10 credit). Total cost $3,456 over 24 months (special price)
  • Ultimate Unlimited Plan (unlimited data): $199 per month ($199 plan + $0 phone payment). Total cost $4,776 over 24 months

Telstra Mobile Plan prices for the 256GB iPhone XS Max:

  • Small Plan (3GB): $139 per month ($59 plan + $80 phone payment). Total cost $3,336 over 24 months
  • Medium Plan (20GB): $149 per month ($79 plan + $70 phone payment). Total cost $3,576 over 24 months
  • Large Plan (50GB): $154 per month ($99 plan + $55 phone payment). Total cost $3,696 over 24 months
  • Extra Large Plan (120GB): $159 per month ($129 plan + $40 phone payment, minus $10 credit). Total cost $3,816 over 24 months (special price)
  • Ultimate Unlimited Plan (unlimited data): $199 per month ($199 plan + $0 phone payment). Total cost $4,776 over 24 months

Telstra Mobile Plan prices for the 512GB iPhone XS Max:

  • Small Plan (3GB): $154 per month ($59 plan + $95 phone payment). Total cost $3,696 over 24 months
  • Medium Plan (20GB): $164 per month ($79 plan + $85 phone payment). Total cost $3,936 over 24 months
  • Large Plan (50GB): $169 per month ($99 plan + $70 phone payment). Total cost $4,056 over 24 months
  • Extra Large Plan (120GB): $174 per month ($129 plan + $55 phone payment, minus $10 credit). Total cost $4,176 over 24 months (special price)
  • Ultimate Unlimited Plan (unlimited data): $199 per month ($199 plan + $0 phone payment). Total cost $4,776 over 24 months

Telstra Lease Plans for the iPhone XS Max

The iPhone XS Max is also available to lease over a 24-month period. What this means is instead of paying off your phone over two years, then keeping it forever, you’re basically renting it; after 24 months of payments, you’ll need to hand your phone back to Telstra, or pay an extra ‘fair market’ price to own it.

These plans are $10 per month cheaper than the above standard payment plans, and also give you the option of upgrading your iPhone after 12 months. To do this, you’ll need to hand in your phone, and pay a $99 upgrade fee. Leasing is only available for selected devices, but it may be worth considering if you like to upgrade every year. You can combine your lease with the above two-year Telstra plans; read on for prices including your phone.

Telstra Mobile Lease Plan prices for the 64GB iPhone XS Max:

  • Small Plan (3GB): $114 per month ($59 plan + $55 phone payment). Total cost $2,736 over 24 months
  • Medium Plan (20GB): $124 per month ($79 plan + $45 phone payment). Total cost $2,976 over 24 months
  • Large Plan (50GB): $129 per month ($99 plan + $30 phone payment). Total cost $3,096 over 24 months
  • Extra Large Plan (120GB): $134 per month ($129 plan + $15 phone payment, with $10 credit). Total cost $3,216 over 24 months (special price)
  • Ultimate Unlimited Plan (unlimited data): $199 per month ($199 plan + $0 phone payment). Total cost $4,776 over 24 months

Telstra Mobile Lease Plan prices for the 256GB iPhone XS Max:

  • Small Plan (3GB): $129 per month ($59 plan + $70 phone payment). Total cost $3,096 over 24 months
  • Medium Plan (20GB): $139 per month ($79 plan + $60 phone payment). Total cost $3,336 over 24 months
  • Large Plan (50GB): $144 per month ($99 plan + $45 phone payment). Total cost $3,456 over 24 months
  • Extra Large Plan (120GB): $149 per month ($129 plan + $30 phone payment, minus $10 credit). Total cost $3,576 over 24 months (special price)
  • Ultimate Unlimited Plan (unlimited data): $199 per month ($199 plan + $0 phone payment). Total cost $4,776 over 24 months

Telstra Mobile Lease Plan prices for the 512GB iPhone XS Max:

  • Small Plan (3GB): $144 per month ($59 plan + $85 phone payment). Total cost $3,456 over 24 months
  • Medium Plan (20GB): $154 per month ($79 plan + $75 phone payment). Total cost $3,696 over 24 months
  • Large Plan (50GB): $159 per month ($99 plan + $60 phone payment). Total cost 3,816 over 24 months
  • Extra Large Plan (120GB): $164 per month ($129 plan + $45 phone payment). Total cost $3,936 over 24 months (special price)
  • Ultimate Unlimited Plan (unlimited data): $199 per month ($199 plan + $0 phone payment). Total cost $4,776 over 24 months

Telstra is Australia’s biggest telco offering a vast range of iPhone XS Max options. But it’s easy to get carried away when there’s a new phone you really want to get your hands on. With this in mind, think carefully about which plan and price point best meets your data and entertainment needs, because which you pick, it’s going to be a serious financial commitment.

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