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Telstra Plus Rewards Explained

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Telcos don’t just offer phone and internet plans anymore — coupled with these are extras, bonuses and rewards, with Telstra one of the standout providers in this respect.

Telstra may be one of the most expensive providers in the country, but that price comes with some serious perks, notably Telstra Plus Rewards. No doubt if you’re a Telstra customer you’ve heard of the rewards program, where you can pick up new phones and gadgets based on points. Learn all you need to know about Telstra Plus rewards with this Canstar Blue guide.

What is Telstra Plus?

Telstra Plus is a rewards program reserved only for Telstra customers, where you can earn points based on your spending with Telstra. These points can contribute towards items in the rewards store. Telstra Plus is free to join and you can earn 10 points for every eligible $1 spent. There are also special member offers which you can use to earn bonus points, however keep in mind some Telstra sales won’t contribute to your points.

Telstra Plus ‘eligible spend’

‘Eligible spend’ is spending with Telstra that contributes to Telstra Plus points. Telstra has broken eligible spend down into these categories (terms apply):

  • Your payment for services
  • Your payment for recharge
  • The paid component of Points, Pay or Points and Repayment purchases

If you’ve been thinking about signing up for Telstra, be it on a postpaid or prepaid mobile plan, or a broadband plan, we’ve put together a table of the available Telstra plans from our database below.

The following table shows selected published upfront Telstra 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.

The following table shows selected published prepaid Telstra 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.

The following table shows a selection of published Telstra NBN plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest, and then by alphabetical order of provider. Use our comparison tool above to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Telstra Plus membership tiers

The Telstra Plus rewards program has membership tiers. The more you spend with Telstra, the more benefits you’ll receive and the higher on the tier list you’ll progress. Tier information can be found in the table below.

Tier Spending required Benefits

Member Tier

0 – $1,499

  • Earn 10 points per $1 spent on eligible payments.
  • Earn bonus points when you take up special offers.
  • Access to the Telstra Plus rewards store.
  • Redeem points for selected Telstra TV Box Office entertainment with a Telstra TV.

Silver Tier

$1,500 – $2,999

  • Earn 10 points per $1 spent on eligible payments.
  • Earn bonus points when you take up special offers.
  • Access to the Telstra Plus rewards store.
  • Redeem points for selected Telstra TV Box Office entertainment with a Telstra TV (25% off).
  • Get discounted movie tickets, pre-sale concert tickets, pre-sale and discounted arts tickets, and chances to win money-can’t-buy experiences.
  • Silver service when you message via the My Telstra app.

Gold Tier

$3,000

  • Earn 10 points per $1 spent on eligible payments.
  • Earn bonus points when you take up special offers.
  • Access to the Telstra Plus rewards store.
  • Redeem points for selected Telstra TV Box Office entertainment with a Telstra TV (50% off).
  • Get discounted movie tickets, even earlier pre-sale concert tickets, pre-sale and discounted arts tickets, and chances to win money-can’t-buy experiences.
  • VIP service when you message via the My Telstra App.

Business

For customers with an eligible business service. Excludes enterprise and corporate customers.

  • Earn 10 points per $1 spent on eligible payments.
  • Access to the Telstra Plus rewards store.
  • Redeem points for selected Telstra TV Box Office entertainment with a Telstra TV.
  • Get discounted movie tickets, pre-sale concert tickets, pre-sale and discounted arts tickets, and chances to win money-can’t-buy experiences.
  • Earn bonus points when you take up special offers.

Entry level members will all start at the Member Tier. You can move up in the tier list at any time, or down annually, depending on your spending in that year.

How to join Telstra Plus

Telstra Plus is opt-in, so if you’re a Telstra customer right now, there’s a chance you’re missing out. To join, you need to be 18-years-old, have an active Telstra service and have a Telstra ID. You can sign up online, or through the phone app. Just click or tap the ‘Join Telstra Plus’ button and follow the instructions. You can be a customer on either an eligible phone or internet service to access.

What can I get with Telstra points?

Below, we’ve put together a list of some of the best Telstra Plus rewards, all of which you can redeem for Telstra points:

  • HP Elitebook 840 (5G): 998,000 pts, or from 49,100 pts + $2,664
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 5G: 927,000 pts, or from 11,300 pts + $2,568
  • Surface Pro 9 with 5G 13inch: 927,000 pts, or from 11,300 pts + $2,568
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max: 800,000 pts, or from 22,900 pts + $2,136
  • Google Pixel 8: 436,000 pts, or from 17,100 pts + $1,152
  • Xbox Astro Accessory Bundle: 237,000 pts, or from 8,000 pts + $696
  • Garmin Vivomove Trend: 160,000 pts, or from 5,000 pts + $435
  • Amazon Show 8: 83,000 pts, or from 5,000 pts + $215
Last updated January 24

Should I sign up with Telstra?

Telstra Plus is a pretty good reason to sign up for a plan with Telstra. On top of this loyalty program, there are a bunch of other features for customers of Australia’s biggest telco.

Mobile Plans

Postpaid mobile plan customers can enjoy massive data inclusions, and customers on all plans (except the Small plan) can enjoy access to the Telstra 5G network (provided that it’s in your area). There are no lock-in contracts and no excess data charges, with every plan technically including ‘unlimited’ data, albeit speed-capping once you go over your monthly data allowance.

Prepaid plans are also available over a range of expiry periods. All plans come with a prepaid SIM plus unlimited calls and texts. If you’d like to compare Telstra mobile plans to the competition across both postpaid and prepaid categories, see the tables below.

Here is a selection of postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB of data, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use Canstar Blue’s phone plan comparison tool to see a wide range of plans on offer from mobile providers. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

Here is a selection of prepaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB of data, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see a wide range of plans from other providers. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

NBN Plans

As for NBN plans, Telstra offers four speed tiers — 25, 50, 100 and 250. You can pick up any plan with optional entertainment inclusions but be aware that entertainment and gaming add-ons will incur additional monthly charges. You’ll get a Telstra Smart Modem if you need, which you can pay off over the course of the plan. There are no additional connection fees.

The following table shows a selection of published unlimited Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50) plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest, and then by alphabetical order of provider. 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.

Kate Lockyer
Kate Lockyer is a content producer for Canstar Blue’s Home and Lifestyle team. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Queensland and has written for a variety of different organisations and publications for multiple years.

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