Editor's pick: best Telstra phone plans September 2017


WhistleOut
05 September 2017

If Telstra is your telco of choice, and you're looking for a new plan, we've got you covered. While "best" definitely isn't a one size fits all kind of phrase, we've tried to pick out a couple of deals that offer great value.

Telstra has just refreshed its Mobile plans, SIM plans and Pre-paid plans. This month, we've taken a look at some of the best deals for phones on a contract, bang-for-buck BYO, and a top-notch prepaid deal.

If you'd prefer to find yourself a deal, check out the rest of Telstra's plans, here.

Best phones on a contract


Telstra mobile plans are now packed with better-value international and entertainment inclusions. On the $99 Large Plan, you get unlimited national talk & text, 20GB data (includes 8GB bonus),  unlimited international talk & text to 15 selected destinations, as well as 12 month subscription on Foxtel Now with 1 Starter Pack. 

You will pay a bit extra on the Large Plan to get the new Samsung Galaxy Note8, which costs $129/month over 24 months contract. If you pre-order the device before 22 September, you will also get a bonus Galaxy Tab A 8.0" and a bonus wireless charger via redemption.  

WhistleOut's Pick

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Plans

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Samsung Galaxy Note8
Carrier Inclusions  
Telstra
Telstra
  • $149 Go Mobile Plus
  • 60GB Data
  • Contract (24 mths)
  • $129/mth
  • Min. cost $3,096

If you'd like something slightly cheaper, you can get the LG G6 (which is also an amazing phone) included on the $99 Large Plan.

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LG G6 Plans

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LG G6
Carrier Inclusions  
Telstra
Telstra
  • $99 Go Mobile Plus
  • 20GB Data
  • Contract (24 mths)
  • $99/mth
  • Min. cost $2,376

No matter what phone you go for, if you sign up to Telstra's $99 Large plan, you'll also get an AFL, NRL and Netball sports pass, and six-months of free access to Apple Music, both of which are data free on Telstra.  

Best BYO plan


If you want to keep your current phone, Telstra's best BYO plan will give you 10GB of data and unlimited talk & text, for only $49 per month. In order to get this offer, you'll need to sign a 12-month contract and manage your service online. 

In addition, you also get loads of other benefits such as free Wi-Fi data with Telstra Air, data-free live streaming of AFL, NRL and Netball games, and 6 months of Apple Music membership with data-free music streaming, and more. Telstra has also enabled the Day Pass function for international roaming, allowing you to use your service at a flat rate while overseas. 

WhistleOut's Pick

Carrier Inclusions  
Telstra
Telstra
  • $49 Go Mobile Plus BYO (Mx) online plan
  • 10GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $49/mth
  • Min. cost $588

Best prepaid deal


Telstra has launched the new Pre-Paid Extra™ plans, which all come with unlimited national calls & texts, and extra credit for international usage. 

The $40 plan will get you 5GB data, $10 Extra Credit for international calls & text, plus unlimited standard international calls to 10 eligible destination. You also get 3 additional destinations when you recharge before 26 February 2018. 

These plans also come with other perks such as Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air®, data-free music streaming of Apple Music, and data-free live streaming of AFL, NRL and Netball games.

Telstra's prepaid plans are as a follows:

Carrier Inclusions  
Telstra
Telstra
  • $10 Pre-Paid Extra™ SIM Starter Kit
  • 6GB Data
  • Prepaid (7 Days)
  • $10
Telstra
Telstra
  • $30 Pre-Paid Extra™ SIM Starter Kit
  • 7.5GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $30
Telstra
Telstra
  • $30 Pre-Paid Extra™
  • 2.5GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $30
Telstra
Telstra
  • $40 Pre-Paid Extra™
  • 5GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $40
Telstra
Telstra
  • $50 Pre-Paid Extra™
  • 7.5GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $50
Telstra
Telstra
  • $60 Pre-Paid Extra™
  • 10GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $60

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