Telstra mobile plans

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Telstra is Australia's largest network provider, so it's hardly surprising that it has a huge range of plans available. We'll go through Telstra's plans in detail and review them further down the page, but if you already know what you're looking for, you can start comparing using the tables below.

Highlights:

  • Brand reputation of being Australia's biggest telco
  • Unrivalled network coverage – the largest of the three mobile networks
  • The most amount of extras you'll get from a mobile provider, such as Telstra Air and Telstra Plus

What Telstra mobile plans are you after?


Compare Telstra SIM-only plans here

Telstra's SIM-only plans are postpaid, meaning you'll pay for your usage every month, making them suited to regular mobile users. If you're looking for prepaid plans, including long expiry options, click here.

Name Product Features Data Price
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Full speed data
Slowed to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up
$55
per month
40GB
Full speed data
Slowed to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up
$55
per month
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
80GB
Full speed data
Slowed to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up
$65
per month
80GB
Full speed data
Slowed to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up
$65
per month
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
120GB
Full speed data
Slowed to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up
$85
per month
120GB
Full speed data
Slowed to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up
$85
per month
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  • $65/mth for 12 months, then $115/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 30 June 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
180GB
Full speed data
Slowed to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up
$65
per month
180GB
Full speed data
Slowed to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up
$65
per month
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Compare Telstra prepaid plans below

Telstra's prepaid plans focus on good data value for the first few recharges. Any unused data you have left will rollover to the next month, and expiry periods range from seven days all the way up to a year.

Name Product Features Data Price
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
2GB
Data
$10
per 7 days expiry
2GB
Data
$10
per 7 days expiry
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  • Half price offer - get $30 SIM for $15. T&Cs apply. Ends 30 June 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
27GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
27GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
37GB
Data
$40
per 28 days expiry
37GB
Data
$40
per 28 days expiry
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
60GB
Data
$150
per 6 months
60GB
Data
$150
per 6 months
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  • Get $300 SIM for $250. T&Cs apply. Ends 30 June 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
150GB
Data
$250
per 12 months
150GB
Data
$250
per 12 months
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  • Half price offer - get $30 SIM for $15. T&Cs apply. Ends 30 June 2021
  • 80 standard national minutes + 100 std. nat. texts
0.3GB
Data
$15
per 6 months
0.3GB
Data
$15
per 6 months
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Grab a new phone with a Telstra mobile plan

The tables below show the top new phone models that you can pair with a Telstra SIM-only plan. You can switch between the Samsung S21, iPhone 12, iPhone 11 and Samsung S20 5G. Alternatively, you can pick your own handset by clicking "Filter results" and choosing the model that you want.

Understanding Telstra's mobile plans

Telstra offers three separate types of plans – prepaid, SIM-only and plans with a phone – all with access to the Telstra Plus rewards program. Additional extras will depend on which type of plan you're on.

Telstra prepaid plans

Prepaid plans are split into regular monthly Pre-Paid Mobile plans and Pre-Paid Casual Mobile plans, which has replaced Telstra's older PAYG options.

Pre-Paid Mobile

Pre-Paid Mobile plans suit regular mobile users who aren't worried about running through their data, and like having their monthly usage sorted out in advance.

  • $10 Pre-Paid Mobile. 2GB for $10 with 7 days expiry.
  • $30 Pre-Paid Mobile. 10GB (+15GB on first 3 recharges) for $30 with 28 days expiry.
  • $40 Pre-Paid Mobile. 20GB (+15GB on first 3 recharges) for $40 with 28 days expiry.
  • $50 Pre-Paid Mobile. 28GB (+15GB on first 3 recharges) for $50 with 28 days expiry.
  • $60 Pre-Paid Mobile. 38GB (+15GB on first 3 recharges) for $60 with 28 days expiry.
  • $150 Pre-Paid Mobile. 60GB for $150 with a 6 month expiry period.
  • $300 Pre-Paid Mobile. 150GB for $300 with a 12 month expiry period.

Here's a brief comparison between Telstra's long-expiry plans and its 28 day options:

PlanExpiry periodGB available over a yearHow does it compare?
$30 Pre-Paid Mobile28 days165GB/12 months (25GB for first 3 months, 10GB for the rest)Over 365 days, you'll spend $360 for 165GB. In subsequent years, that value plummets (since you don't get more bonus data).
$150 Pre-Paid Mobile180 days120GB/12 monthsOver 365 days, you'll spend $300 for 120GB - saving $60. Each 1GB of data is more expensive, though ($2.5/GB vs. $2.18 for the 28 day plan).
$300 Pre-Paid Mobile365 days150GB/12 monthsOver 365 days, you'll spend $300 for 150GB - saving $60. This is better value than the monthly plan, overall.

Pre-Paid Casual

Telstra's Pre-Paid Casual plans replace its older PAYG options.

  • $20 Pre-Paid Casual. 150MB of data, 40 minutes of calls, and 50 texts for $20. Also includes 10 minutes of international calls, and 5 international texts. 45 day expiry period.
  • $30 Pre-Paid Casual. 300MB of data, 80 minutes of calls, and 100 texts for $30. Also includes 20 minutes of international calls, and 10 international texts. 6 month expiry period.
  • $50 Pre-Paid Casual. 500MB of data, 120 minutes of calls, and 150 texts for $50. Also includes 20 minutes of international calls, and 10 international texts. 6 month expiry period.
  • $70 Pre-Paid Casual. 700MB of data, 200 minutes of calls, and 200 texts for $70. Also includes 40 minutes of international calls, and 15 international texts. 12 month expiry period.
  • $100 Pre-Paid Casual. 1GB of data, 300 minutes of calls, and 300 texts for $100. Also includes 40 minutes of international calls, and 15 international texts. 12 months expiry period.

Telstra SIM-only plans

Telstra recently unveiled a new set of SIM-only plans, replacing all of its old postpaid plans. Telstra's Upfront SIM-only plans are as below:

  • Small. 40GB for $55 per month. Unlimited talk and text.
  • Medium. 80GB for $65 per month. Unlimited talk and text.
  • Large. 120GB for $85 per month. Unlimited talk and text.
  • Extra Large. $115 per month. Unlimited talk and text.

Telstra phone plans

When you buy a phone on a plan from Telstra, you'll sign onto a contract that gives you a handset and one of Telstra's SIM-only plans (the ones we mentioned above). The main difference is that the monthly repayment cost of your handset will be added onto the plan's cost, and you'll be locked into this plan for a set period of time.

When you buy a phone from Telstra, you can look out for its "Blue Tick" phones if that's something that interests you. Telstra's "Blue Tick" phones have been tested by Telstra and shown to provide superior voice coverage in rural and regional areas.

You used to be able to pay a fee to upgrade your handset to a new one after just a year under the Telstra "New Phone Feeling" initiative. However, this feature is no longer available to customers who have purchased a plan after 14 January 2020.

Telstra review

There's a reason that most people think of Telstra when they're asked about mobile plans. Being Australia's largest telco comes with a strong brand reputation, and with unparalleled network coverage, it's easy to see why Telstra is impressive. That being said, you might realise in your comparison journey that Telstra's prices aren't exactly the cheapest around.

Telstra justifies its premium pricing with two main reasons: that it boasts the widest network coverage our of the three mobile networks in Australia (the other two being Optus and Vodafone), and because it offers way more bonus features on its plans than any other provider.

Here are some of Telstra's headline features:

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Data rollover

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Unlimited mobile data

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5G access

In addition to the main ones listed above, Telstra has even more extras for its customers:

  • Telstra Plus rewards. Money spent on your Telstra bills will earn you Telstra Plus points, which you can use for various rewards at the Telstra shop.
  • International inclusions. Telstra's plans either come with free international calls and texts to certain destinations, or the ability to add on international calls for a fee.

So, is Telstra worth it? We ask our utilities expert and writer, Sam Baran

Photo of Sam BaranThere's a reason Telstra charges more for its plans than other companies. So the answer to this question is: it depends.

Of all its plans, Telstra's prepaid options have the best data value, but only for the first three recharges. After this, their value dips sharply, though Telstra's long expiry plans do come out okay.

The real value in Telstra comes from its bonus features and its reputation as Australia's biggest provider. If these features are what you're looking for, or you want that big network security, the extra cost could be worth it.

Conversely, if these features don't speak to you, you'll definitely get better value for your money from one of the many other providers on the market, such as amaysim or ALDImobile.

What about Telstra roaming inclusions?

Right now, Telstra does not offer roaming on their Upfront Mobile plans, but they plan to introduce it later in the year.

Roaming is not available as an option for prepaid plans, either.

FAQ about Telstra

What is the cheapest Telstra mobile plan?

The cheapest SIM-only mobile plan from Telstra is the Small plan, offering 40GB for $55 a month. The cheapest prepaid plan is $10 for 2GB, with an expiry period of just 7 days.

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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. 😃

      You may consider comparing 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 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

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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. We also have a list of mobile phones that you may want to check. While we can’t provide a specific recommendation, but that list should be a good place to start your search for the right phone.

      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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