The iPhone 13 is officially out: Here’s how to get it in 2 hours

Posted: 24 September 2021 8:00 am

The wait's finally over. You can get the new iPhone 13 right in time for the weekend if you act fast.

No, this is not a drill. You can get the iPhone 13 delivered through Telstra within 2 hours of ordering it online. There's a catch though: You're only eligible if you've been on a Telstra postpaid plan for at least 6 months already.

The delivery is free from participating Telstra stores but you'll need to be living in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to make use of the offer.

Just head to Telstra's website, pop in your postcode and see if you're eligible.

If you do choose to go with Telstra and happen to already have an old iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB), you'll also be treated to a $625 trade-in offer.

This is when being careful with your phone really pays off.

What are Telstra's iPhone 13 plans like?

Even if you're not eligible for the 2-hour delivery window, Telstra does have a couple of other offers on its iPhone 13 plans.

Besides the trade-in offer for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, it has also slashed the price of its Extra Large plan from $115 a month to $65.

You'll save $600 over 12 months if you grab any of the iPhone 13 range with this plan.

If you decide Telstra's offers are intriguing enough, you can pay the cost of any of the iPhone 13 models over 12, 24 or 36 months. It's your choice whether you buy the phone outright with Telstra or pair it with any of its postpaid plans.

Compare Telstra iPhone 13 plans

Read more about Telstra's plans here and get yourself iPhone 13 ready.

What other iPhone 13 plans can I get?

Besides Telstra, Optus and Vodafone are also offering iPhone 13 plans with a couple of deals across their plans too.

Out of the 3 major telcos, Telstra's the pricier option but it does boast excellent coverage that reaches 99.5% of the Aussie population.

For plans that are more budget-friendly, take a look at what the other 2 have to offer.

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What are Optus's iPhone 13 deals like?

Compared to Telstra, Optus's trade-in offer is parked at $400. However, you can cash it out against any good working iPhone 11 or iPhone 12 which opens up more opportunities for those looking to part with their old phones and put money towards a new one.

You'll need to pair Optus's handset repayment with a mobile plan, the cheapest of which costs $45 a month for 40GB.

Alternatively, you could save $600 over 12 months and get the 500GB plan for only $65 a month (this plan is originally $115).

This offer actually puts Telstra to shame. For the same price, you'd only get 180GB from Telstra.

Compare Optus iPhone 13 plans

You can read more about Optus's iPhone plans and perks here.

What iPhone 13 plans does Vodafone have?

For the iPhone 13 launch, Vodafone's giving a bonus $150 trade-in credit towards eligible devices, plus 50% off on your plan fees for your first 3 months.

Vodafone's plans are already cheaper than both Telstra and Optus. With this additional discount on top, it's easily offering the cheapest iPhone 13 plans out of the 3.

Vodafone is also the only provider in Australia to offer truly unlimited data on its Ultra+ mobile plan. Pair this with any of the iPhone 13 range and the price gets cut down from $85 a month to $65 a month.

This again beats out both Telstra and Optus's offers at this price point. With Vodafone, you get unlimited data for $65, but only get 180GB with Telstra and 500GB with Optus.

Just make sure Vodafone coverage in your area isn't an issue.

Compare Vodafone iPhone 13 plans

You can find out more on Vodafone's iPhone plans here.

How much does an iPhone 13 cost outright?

To recap, there are 4 models up for grabs in Apple's latest line-up. Prices start at $1,199 and go all the way up to $2,719.

Here's a look at the pricing for the full range:

Apple iPhone 13 128GB$1,349
Apple iPhone 13 256GB$1,519
Apple iPhone 13 512GB$1,869
Apple iPhone 13 Mini 128GB$1,199
Apple iPhone 13 Mini 256GB$1,369
Apple iPhone 13 Mini 512GB$1,719
Apple iPhone 13 Pro 128GB$1,699
Apple iPhone 13 Pro 256GB$1,869
Apple iPhone 13 Pro 512GB$2,219
Apple iPhone 13 Pro 1TB$2,569
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max 256GB$1,849
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max 512GB$2,019
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max 512GB$2,369
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max 1TB$2,719

If you're looking for a cheapest way to score the iPhone 13, take a look at our breakdown of whether it's better to buy one outright or on a plan.

Just keep in mind that if you're looking to buy outright from the Apple Store, you'll need to pay $15 for 3-hour delivery. If you're not already on a Telstra postpaid plan, this might be your quickest way to snatch up the new device just in time for the weekend.

Still not sure which iPhone 13 handset is right for you? You'll find all the specs and more in our articles on the iPhone 13, Mini, Pro and Pro Max. Or you can compare all the options for iPhone 13 plans in Australia.

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