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iPhone 13 trade-in offers: Telstra vs Optus vs Vodafone best deals

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Don't get lazy about trading in your old phone. You could save hundreds of dollars with an iPhone 13 trade-in offer from Telstra, Optus or Vodafone.

The iPhone 13 is now being shipped Australia-wide. If you're still pondering over buying Apple's latest device, we've got your back.

It might be confusing and overwhelming when you have to spend anywhere from $1,119 for the iPhone 13 Mini (128GB) up to $2,719 for the iPhone 13 Pro Max (1TB).

Luckily, Telstra, Optus and Vodafone are belting out various trade-in offers, among other perks, to help you upgrade to a new phone without paying a hefty amount outright.

Here's how the telcos' deals stack up against each other.

Telstra iPhone 13 trade-in offers

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Telstra's offering up to $1,050 in trade-in credit if you opt for its iPhone 13 phone plan.

However, the actual value will depend on multiple factors including the condition of your handset and storage. You can easily get a quote from Telstra's website.

What else can I get? On top of its trade-in offer, you can save $600 in your first year when you sign up to Telstra's 180GB mobile plan.

Instead of paying $115, Telstra has reduced the cost to $65 per month for the first 12 months. That means having access to big data and a stellar network connection at a cheaper price. You can always switch to a different plan after your first year is up.

You can read more about Telstra's plans, prices and benefits here before signing up. If you live in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, you might even qualify for its 2-hour free delivery.

Optus iPhone 13 trade-in offers

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Optus is also coming in strong with its own trade-in deal. You get up to $400 bonus trade-in credit for all iPhone 12s and iPhone 11s.

Alternatively, you can get up to $300 for an iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone SE, iPhone X, iPhone XR or iPhone XS.

Visit the Optus website or chat to its customer support to see if your phone is eligible. How much credit you get overall (barring the bonus) will again depend on the condition of your phone among other factors.

The offer ends on 30 September so you'll have to be quick.

What else can I get? Apart from its trade-in offer, Optus is also pulling similar strings to Telstra in the mobile plan arena but with a slightly better data proposition.

You can save $600 over the course of your first year with Optus when you sign up to its 500GB mobile plan.

Instead of paying $115, the plan will cost you $65 per month for the first 12 months. You can switch to a cheaper mobile plan after your first year if you like.

Read about other benefits of signing up with Optus here.

Vodafone iPhone 13 trade-in offers

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Last but not least, Vodafone's offering $150 bonus credit (on top of any trade-in value) towards your iPhone 13 if you trade-in an eligible device before 31 October.

What else can I get? Beyond its trade-in offer, you can even get 50% off your first 3 months (online only) when you stay connected on an eligible Vodafone Infinite Plan over 12, 24 or 36 months.

The discount will show up from your first bill onwards. However, you will need to sign up before 30 September.

Additionally, you can get $1,000 off the new iPhone 13. All you have to do is head into your nearest Apple Store to buy the device and stay connected to a new 24-month $69 BYOD Plan from Vodafone.

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