Telstra Mobile Plans

Telstra is Australia's largest mobile provider, with a variety of prepaid, SIM only and contract phone plans.

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Telstra is Australia's largest network provider and it's hardly surprising it has a similarly large range of plans available. Whatever you're looking for in the mobile world, Telstra probably has it.

Top features:

  • Telstra Air, Telstra Plus, and many other extras on plans.
  • Brand reputation of being Australia's biggest telco.
  • Unrivalled network coverage - largest of the three mobile networks.

Start comparing Telstra's SIM only postpaid plans here

Get a fair whack of data when you bring your own handset with one of Telstra's SIM only postpaid plans.

Need a new phone? Compare Telstra's mobile phone plans below

You can get most of the new handsets available on the market plus a few old ones too with Telstra's phone plans. Simply add the monthly price of the handset to a SIM only plan and away you go. We've preselected plans that come with the Apple iPhone 11 (64GB) and Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (128GB). You can choose to view plans with different phones by clicking the 'filter results' button and adding in another phone model.

Compare Telstra's prepaid plans below

Telstra has prepaid plans that prioritise data and longevity.

Why choose Telstra Mobile?

Telstra has strong branding and a good performance record, but its plans continue to be among the most expensive on the mobile market. However, its value does increase the more you spend. It also has a bunch of extra features for the premium price, including:

  • Sports streaming. You can stream AFL, netball and some other sports without using up your plan's data.
  • Music streaming. So long as you have an Apple Music subscription, you can stream music from the service for free without consuming data.
  • 5G trial. On SIM only and contract plans, you might get access to a 5G data connection with the right device if you live in the right area. This could be limited on lower plans, or ongoing on more expensive ones.
  • Telstra Air Wi-Fi. If you have a Telstra service, you get access to the Telstra Air national Wi-Fi network.
  • International calling packs. For $10 a month, you can add unlimited international calls to 25 countries from Australia.
  • Data bank. On a Pre-Paid Max plan, you can save up to 200GB total between recharges.
  • Telstra Plus. This is Telstra's loyalty rewards program. Joining is free and allows you to earn points for spending money on your mobile bill and other things. You can then spend those points on phones and speakers, plus you can get access to other benefits like cheap movie tickets.

Telstra's mobile plans come packed with features, but at a slightly higher price point. We've weighed out the pros and cons to help decide if it's the right decision for you.

 

Pros

  • Huge range of mobile plans, including handsets on a contract
  • Telstra brand reputation
  • Tons of extra features on plans

Cons

  • More expensive than plans from other providers
  • 28-day recharge period on flagship prepaid plan, meaning extra recharges through the year

Telstra network coverage

Telstra's 3G and 4G networks spread the furthest in the country, covering around 99.5% of Australians. They reach many rural and regional areas that other carriers don't.

Telstra: FAQs

How to switch to Telstra?

To switch to Telstra, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you have an unlocked phone already to put a SIM in if after a SIM only or prepaid plan.
  2. Purchase the plan you want online or at a Telstra store, which will come with a SIM, or a SIM and a handset if it's a phone on a contract.
  3. Activate your SIM once you have it. If you want to keep your own number, simply select the option when activating your SIM or at checkout. Telstra will arrange the transfer with your previous provider.
  4. Your SIM should be activated and your new service ready to go in a few hours to a day.

How to recharge with Telstra?

Telstra provides plenty of methods for recharging:

  • 24x7 app. The 24x7 app is available on both Apple and Android and can be downloaded from their app stores for free. It allows for plan management, too.
  • Online. Visit Telstra's recharge page at recharge.telstra.com on your desktop or m.telstra.com on your phone and enter your mobile number. Follow the instructions listed.
  • By phone. You can ring up #100# to check your account balance and details and recharge.
  • Auto recharge. You can set up an auto recharge via the 24x7 app or My Account function and have your plan automatically refreshed every period. Remember that this payment won't stop until you cancel it, no matter whether you're using the service or not.

Telstra accepts the following payment types for all recharges:

  • Credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
  • PayPal.
  • Recharge vouchers purchased from some retail stores.

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14 Responses

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    philFebruary 5, 2020

    i have my own phone and get pre paid creit every fortninght and is costing me too much can I go on a plan with u guys

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      NikkiFebruary 5, 2020

      Hi Phil,

      Thanks for your comment and I hope you are doing well. Sorry to hear your current prepaid plan is costing you more money than expected. You can apply for a mobile plan with Telstra anytime. Simply choose the plan you want to get while filtering your options on top of the table in our page. Make sure you check the details of each plan carefully by reading the information on the “more details” tab. When you are ready, just click the GO TO SITE button and you will be brought to the main page of the telco provider.

      Hope this helps and feel free to reach out to us again for further assistance.

      Best,
      Nikki

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    GregOctober 27, 2019

    Can I purchase a telstra pre-paid SIM plan?

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      JoshuaOctober 28, 2019Staff

      Hi Greg,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder. I hope all is well with you. 😃

      Yes, you can purchase a Telstra prepaid SIM plan. Above, you will see a list of SIM plans. You can use our tables to know more about each plan’s details and descriptions. You can also use the filters to further narrow down your options. Once you’re done comparing, you can then click on the “Go to site” green button to learn more.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    B.April 3, 2019

    Hi!
    I simply need a sim that has a long expiry date, 12 months, for the cheapest price. I also need minimal data and calls provided. It will not be used every week. I’m finding it hard to locate, an option suitable for my needs, amongst all the other prepaid plans; or perhaps everything has changed and I’m unaware. Please note I will not use vodafone; directly or indirectly any more.
    Thank you

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      JoshuaApril 9, 2019Staff

      Hi B.,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder. I hope all is well with you. 😃

      Based on the details you mentioned, the closest page that I can give you is this guide. On that page, you will be able to compare long expiry prepaid plans based on their descriptions, price, and offers. Once you’re done comparing, click on the corresponding “Go to site” green button to learn more.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    LeaJuly 16, 2017

    I have an 87 year old mother in a nursing home and miss being able to talk to her on the phone. Looking for a deal with a mobile phone not prepaid with a phone with big buttons for her to use. Please help me. Currently have mobiles with Telstra

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      HaroldJuly 18, 2017Staff

      Hi Lea,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      You may want to consider the Mobile Plans for Seniors for your Mother.

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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    JohnMay 26, 2017

    Hi I’ve just set up a landline 1000gig data with Telstra. For $90 My question is can I get Netflix added to this deal for free or how much will it be extra?

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      JonathanMay 29, 2017

      Hi John!

      Thanks for the comment.

      Netflix is not part of your subscription with Tesltra bundle. If you wish to have it added , you can choose among these monthly subscriptions: Basic ($8.99), Standard ($11.99) or Premium ($14.99). You can check how they differ to each other by checking this link https://www.finder.com.au/internet-tv/netflix-australia. Also, you can proceed with the service application by clicking the “”See Content””green button.

      Hope this clarifies.

      Regards,
      Jonathan

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    vickyAugust 11, 2016

    what’s the boost prepaid deal covers?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      DeeAugust 11, 2016Staff

      Hi Vicky,

      Thanks for your question.

      I would like to clarify, are you referring to Boost Mobile Plan prepaid deals? If you do, you can refer to this page for a full list of Boost Mobile plans. Each plan offers different features which you can check by clicking the “More Info” button.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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      KaineMay 23, 2017

      can you please help me

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      DeeMay 23, 2017Staff

      Hi Kaine,

      Thanks for reaching out. Please feel free to let me know how I can help.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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