Telstra reveals feature-packed iPhone XS plans

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Australia’s biggest telco has revealed its iPhone XS plans, with entertainment packs and other value-add perks the aim of the game.

If Telstra is your iPhone provider of choice, you have plenty of options to consider, whether you’re looking for modest inclusions just to get your hands on the new iPhone XS, or want to go all out with the best features the telco has to offer, including data-free NRL, AFL and a 24 month Foxtel Now subscription.

In addition to conventional two-year contracts, Telstra also offers the opportunity to lease the new iPhone XS and upgrade to a new deal further down the line. If you want to keep the iPhone XS at the end of your contract, monthly costs for the standard 64GB model range from $109 to $199. Minimum prices for the larger 256GB and 512GB models are slightly higher.

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.

Here are Telstra’s published plans for the iPhone XS (64GB) with links to the telco’s website for further details. These prices include the plans only – the handset repayments are an added cost. See below for full details. There are sponsored products.

Telstra iPhone XS Plans

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

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

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
  • 1 Foxtel Now Starter Pack

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

10GBMax Data**/billing period $79Advertised Data^^/billing period Go to Site
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$99 Large Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 1 Foxtel Now Starter Pack

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

30GBMax Data**/billing period $99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go to Site
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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

60GBMax Data**/billing period $129Advertised Data^^/billing period Go to Site
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$199 Ultimate Unlimited Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

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

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

If you’re looking for the cheapest possible iPhone XS prices, Telstra may not be the carrier for you. However, sometimes you need to pay a little extra for the best overall value.

Sports fans have plenty of reasons to choose Telstra. In addition to NRL and AFL coverage, the telco also holds the streaming rights to Australian netball and the Hyundai A-League soccer. If you’re more into guitars than goals, Telstra’s plans also come with a six-month Apple Music subscription, plus data-free streaming from the service. You’ll also get use of the Telstra Air Wi-Fi network and Fon Wi-Fi when overseas.

Worried about overages? Extra Large plans include unlimited ‘Peace of Mind’ data (data slowed to 1.5Mbps), but you can add this feature to lower-priced 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:

  • Small Plan (3GB): $109 per month ($59 plan + $50 phone payment). Total cost $2,616 over 24 months
  • Medium Plan (10GB): $119 per month ($79 plan + $40 phone payment). Total cost $2,856 over 24 months
  • Large Plan (30GB): $124 per month ($99 plan + $25 phone payment). Total cost $2,976 over 24 months
  • Extra Large Plan (120GB): $119 per month ($129 plan + $0 phone payment, minus $10 credit). Total cost $2856 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:

  • Small Plan (3GB): $124 per month ($59 plan + $65 phone payment). Total cost $2,976 over 24 months
  • Medium Plan (10GB): $134 per month ($79 plan + $55 phone payment). Total cost $3,216 over 24 months
  • Large Plan (30GB): $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 512GB iPhone XS:

  • Small Plan (3GB): $139 per month ($59 plan + $80 phone payment). Total cost $3,336 over 24 months
  • Medium Plan (10GB): $149 per month ($79 plan + $70 phone payment). Total cost $3,576 over 24 months
  • Large Plan (30GB): $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 $3816 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

The iPhone XS 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:

  • Small Plan (3GB): $99 per month ($59 plan + $40 phone payment). Total cost $2,376 over 24 months
  • Medium Plan (10GB): $109 per month ($79 plan + $30 phone payment). Total cost $2,616 over 24 months
  • Large Plan (30GB): $114 per month ($99 plan + $15 phone payment). Total cost $2,736 over 24 months
  • Extra Large Plan (120GB): $119 per month ($129 plan + $0 phone payment, minus $10 credit). Total cost $2,856 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:

  • Small Plan (3GB): $114 per month ($59 plan + $55 phone payment). Total cost $2,736 over 24 months
  • Medium Plan (10GB): $124 per month ($79 plan + $45 phone payment). Total cost $2,976 over 24 months
  • Large Plan (30GB): $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, minus $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 512GB iPhone XS:

  • Small Plan (3GB): $129 per month ($59 plan + $70 phone payment). Total cost $3,096 over 24 months
  • Medium Plan (10GB): $139 per month ($79 plan + $60 phone payment). Total cost $3,336 over 24 months
  • Large Plan (30GB): $144 per month ($99 plan + $45 phone payment). Total cost $3,456 over 24 months
  • Extra Large Plan (120GB): $149 per month ($119 plan + $30 phone payment). 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

As you can see, there are many options to choose from if Telstra is your go-to for the iPhone XS. But think carefully about which plan best meets your usage and entertainment needs because these plans aren’t exactly cheap and represent a pretty significant financial commitment.

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