Telstra 5G coverage
With the most 5G areas covered so far, Telstra allows connection to the new network via mobile or Internet hotspot.
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As the owner of the largest mobile network in Australia, Telstra has taken the lead in expanding 5G across the country. It has the widest coverage of 5G at the moment, with the other major networks (Optus and Vodafone) not far behind.
Telstra has handily included 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.
Telstra mobile plan pricing
Telstra includes 5G network access for free on its Medium and above phone plans. 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 phone plans
To get 5G access, you'll also need a 5G-capable phone. Telstra sells a couple of 5G phones with its plans, 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.
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