Telstra Boxing Day sale: Up to $700 off iPhone, Samsung, Oppo + more
Australia's largest telco is dropping big discounts on handsets so you can enter 2023 with a "new phone, new me" attitude.
From today until 9 January 2023, Telstra is slashing prices across a range of devices to keep the Christmas festive cheer going.
The Boxing Day Summer sale kicks off with some incredible savings on handsets:
- iPhone 12 Pro – Save $150
- Samsung S22 Ultra – Save $300
- Samsung S21+ – Save $300
- Samsung S21 – Save $300
- Samsung S21 FE – Save $200
- Samsung Z Fold3 – Save $450
- Samsung A33 – Save $200
- Google Pixel 6 Pro – Save $300
- OPPO Find X3 Pro – Save $700
We've rounded up the monthly repayment and minimum total cost of these handsets when paired with the Telstra Upfront Basic plan (40GB for $58 a month) over 36 months to give you a better idea of what you'll be paying.
iPhone 12 Pro – Save $150
A couple of years old now, the iPhone 12 Pro still holds up as a quality premium phone with all the bells and whistles you can expect. Plus, it won't hurt your wallet compared to the latest iPhone 14 models.
It's now on sale from $105.74 per month over 36 months.
Total minimum cost: $3,807
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – Save $300
Switching it up to something a little more recent, the S22 Ultra is a big phone that packs big features including the return of the S-pen, a choc-a-bloc camera system and incredible improvements under the hood.
It can be yours from $101.02 per month over 36 months.
Total minimum cost: $3,637
Samsung Galaxy S21+ – Save $300
The S21+ is smaller than the Ultra and isn't as new as the S22+. However, it still holds up well in today's competitive market.
It can be yours from $92.32 per month over 36 months.
Total minimum cost: $3,324
Samsung Galaxy S21 – Save $300
What you might call the base model of the 2021 Galaxy line-up, the Samsung Galaxy S21 will be just the right fit for those who want a flagship phone with a decent price tag.
That's even better now that it's on sale, available from $84.32 per month over 36 months.
Total minimum cost: $3,036
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE – Save $200
No, it's not the same as the S21. The FE has a slightly better front-facing camera – perfect for taking selfies in the new year.
It's available from $80.19 per month over 36 months.
Total minimum cost: $2,887
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 – Save $450
Want to know what all the fuss is about with foldable phones? Now might be your chance.
Last year's model of the Galaxy Z Fold has all the luxury of being a premium phone without the Fold4's premium pricetag.
Get it from $114.91 per month over 36 months.
Total minimum cost: $4,137
Samsung Galaxy A33 – Save $200
The A series of Samsung Galaxy phones is not to be overlooked. It wasn't the cheapest A-series phone when it debuted but our reviews team thought it packed the most value.
Head into the new year with the A33 from $69.07 per month over 36 months.
Total minimum cost: $2,487
Google Pixel 6 Pro – Save $300
The Pixel 6 Pro was a return to form for the Google flagship. Perfect for those in the Google ecosystem, the Pixel 6 Pro has a large battery life and lots of camera features.
It's available from $85.74 per month over 36 months.
Total minimum cost: $3,087
OPPO Find X3 Pro – Save $700
Two words sum up the Find X3: microscope lens. A bit of a gimmick apart from the microscope lens, the Find X3 Pro holds up as a decent all-around phone with powerful performance.
With the biggest discount in this Boxing Day sale, the Find X3 Pro is available for as little as $80.18 per month over 36 months.
Total minimum cost: $2,887
What do I get with a Telstra plan?
Telstra's Upfront mobile plans have a fairly large amount of data with the cheapest being 40GB for $58 and it's biggest plan being 300GB for $89 per month.
With a Telstra mobile plan, you also get the following:
- Unlimited calls and texts, plus unlimited SMS to overseas numbers.
- Access to the largest 4G network in Australia, covering 99.5% of the population.
- Unlimited data, with speeds slowed to 1.5Mbps once you use up your max speed data.
- Data sharing. Share your data with up to 10 plans on the same Telstra account.
- Free trials. Get 4 months of free Spotify Premium, 2 months free BINGE and 3 months free Apple TV Plus.
What else is part of Telstra's Boxing Day sale?
If you're not interested in a new phone, you can also save on the following tablets and gear:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G – Save $500
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 4G – Save $200
- Telstra Enhanced Tab2 – Save $120
- Lenovo M10 Gen 3 (Wi-Fi) – Save $100 (T.com, T+ or outright through UPOS only)
- Netgear Orbi 4GX router with satellite – Save $50
Are these Telstra deals worth it?
If you're looking for a new phone on a plan then Telstra is the place to get it this Boxing Day. The other 2 major providers won't be offering any Boxing Day-specific sales this year.
After the expensive Christmas season, now's the perfect time to save a couple of hundred dollars on that new phone.