Telstra 5G plans

Get connected to Australia's largest 5G network with a Telstra mobile plan and a 5G-compatible phone.

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Telstra has been rolling out its 5G network across Australia since 2019. It's currently available in over 60 cities and towns around the country, with plans to reach 75% of Australia's population by June 2021. In comparison, Telstra's current 3G and 4G networks cover 99.5% of the population.

With smartphones now being launched with 5G-compatibility, if you're living in an area with Telstra 5G coverage, you can now connect to its network on any of its SIM-only plans.

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Telstra 5G mobile plans

Telstra currently includes 5G access for free on all its Upfront SIM-only plans except for the cheapest plan. You can check out these plans below.

Name Product Features Data Price
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
80GB
Full speed data
Slowed to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up
$0.81 per GB
$65
per month
80GB
Full speed data
Slowed to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up

$0.81 per GB
$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
$0.71 per GB
$85
per month
120GB
Full speed data
Slowed to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up

$0.71 per GB
$85
per month
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
180GB
Full speed data
Slowed to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up
$0.64 per GB
$115
per month
180GB
Full speed data
Slowed to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up

$0.64 per GB
$115
per month
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While it doesn't explicitly charge extra for 5G access, since it's not available on Telstra's cheapest plan, you can see that Telstra sees 5G as a premium feature reserved for its higher cost plans.

Telstra 5G access is currently unavailable on its prepaid plans.

Telstra 5G phone plans

To get 5G access, you'll also need a 5G-capable phone. Telstra sells a couple of 5G phones with its plans if you don't already have one, including the iPhone 12 and Samsung S20 which we've shown in the table below. You can search for more plans with phones if you click the 'Filter results' button.

Telstra 5G mobile broadband

Telstra is currently the only provider to offer 5G on some of its mobile broadband plans. These plans also come with no excess data charges so if you go past your monthly data allowance, you'll still have Internet access but at a reduced speed of 1.5Mbps.

Telstra 5G coverage

Telstra has shown 5G in its mobile network coverage map, which can be used to check your address – 5G areas are displayed as purple on the map. Areas marked for future coverage are shown as a darker purple as you zoom in. We've also collected samples of what coverage looks like in major cities below.

Sydney

Sydney 5G

Melbourne

Melbourne 5g

Brisbane

Brisbane 5g

Adelaide

Adelaide 5g

Canberra

Canberra 5g

Perth

Perth 5g

Hobart

Hobart 5g

Images: Telstra AU

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