Telstra mobile plans

Telstra is Australia's largest mobile provider, with a variety of contract, prepaid or SIM-only plans to suit practically everybody.

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  • Get $648 discount on device payment over 24 months. T&Cs apply
  • 60GB/month data + unlimited standard national calls + texts
  • Data-free sports streaming & music streaming
  • No excess data charges in Australia

Is Telstra right for me?

  • Product highlights: The size of Telstra's mobile network has long been its major selling point. Additionally, its sheer breadth of offerings are top-notch.
  • Watch out for: Telstra's plans generally cost more when measured against other provider's inclusions. Its branding and market position means it can sometimes afford to be less competitive.

Telstra Mobile prepaid & SIM-only plans

Here's how all of Telstra's current prepaid & SIM-only offers and deals compare:

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Telstra SIM-only business plans

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Telstra Mobile contract plans

For many Australians, a mobile plan is one that comes with a handset, and Telstra has no shortage of handsets you can pick from. The latest and greatest handsets nearly always land at the carrier as soon as they're available in Australia.

Notably, Telstra has been the carrier of choice for Google and its in-house Pixel phones for the past couple of years, including 2017's Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. But it's not just an Android house, with Apple's popular iPhone XS and iPhone 8 Plus also available.

For comparison, here's Telstra's current plan pricing on the top-end 64GB Apple iPhone XS:

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How does Telstra Mobile compare?

Telstra's market positioning is one of being a premium provider, with premium services and pricing to match. That means in a straight line comparison, it's often just a touch more expensive than its direct competitors, Vodafone and Optus, in matters such as contract plans.

Telstra's positioning on this is that additional features such as free streaming of AFL, NRL and Netball, plus access to the Telstra Air network, give its plans additional value above its competitors.

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Why should you consider Telstra Mobile?

For many Australians, Telstra represents a trusted and known brand in the mobile space with a premium pedigree for service quality. It has the widest overall footprint of any mobile 4G or 3G provider, and while that's not 100% of the Australian landmass, it's still much larger and wider than its competitors if you do travel to the more remote corners of our country.

Telstra charges a premium price, but it backs that up with a lot of extra features.

Telstra prepaid recharge options

  • Online at If you've got your prepaid phone to hand, you can access Telstra's web portal at any time with no data cost. From there, you can access your credit balance and recharge via credit/debit card, Visa Checkout, PayPal or CreditMe2U services.
  • Online from your desktop: The same interface that you can use at Telstra's mobile portal is also open to you from your computer's web browser, although because it won't be able to detect your mobile automatically, you will have to register for a Telstra ID, or link your Facebook ID with your Telstra account to manage and recharge your prepaid service.
  • Via Telstra's 24/7 app: Telstra's mobile app for Android or iOS provides you with an easy way to check your prepaid balance. If you have other Telstra services you can log in with your Telstra ID, but if you're using your mobile device directly and you're not on a Wi-Fi connection, it can detect your SIM and service status, as well as letting you recharge your service. The Telstra 24/7 app is available free of charge for iOS (you can download it here), Android (download here), Windows Phone 8 (download here) or BlackBerry 10 handsets (download here).
  • Via Credit Card/PayPal: Telstra supports payments via Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club, American Express or PayPal to recharge mobile services if that's your payment gateway of choice, but you will have to go through Telstra's prepaid payment gateway to avail yourself of the service. You can recharge your own mobile service, or the service of any other Telstra prepaid mobile this way.
  • Via voucher: You can opt to purchase recharge vouchers at most supermarkets and other mass-market retailers, which you then apply to your mobile service through the Telstra 24/7 App or mobile web portal.
  • By phone: If you'd rather use your phone to recharge, you can access recharge services by dialing 125 888 from your handset.
  • Via automatic recharge: If you simply don't want to forget to recharge, you can set your account to automatically recharge on expiry through Telstra's 24/7 app or web portal. Bear in mind if you do opt for this feature, it will keep going even if you're not using the service any more until you explicitly tell it not to.

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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, 2020Staff

      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.


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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!


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    B.April 3, 2019

    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!


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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

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      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.


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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 Also, you can proceed with the service application by clicking the “”See Content””green button.

      Hope this clarifies.


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    vickyAugust 11, 2016

    what’s the boost prepaid deal covers?

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      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.


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      KaineMay 23, 2017

      can you please help me

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      DeeMay 23, 2017Staff

      Hi Kaine,

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


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