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Telstra Day mega-bargain: Try 5G for just $1


Telstra Day is back for May, with mobile and Internet plans going for peanuts plus $250 off some popular phones.

You only have until midnight tonight (5 May) to snag one of the Telstra Day deals.

Here's a quick look at what's on offer:

  • Pay only $1 to try Telstra's Upfront Medium mobile plan for the first month
  • Get Telstra NBN for only $2 for the first 2 months
  • Save $250 on Apple iPhone 12
  • Save $150 on Apple iPhone 11
  • Save $150 on Google Pixel 6
  • Save $200 on Google Pixel 6 Pro
  • Bonus Galaxy Buds (RRP $179) with Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S22 or Galaxy Z Series

Telstra Day $1 mobile plan

Telstra only offers 5G on its Upfront Mobile Plan Medium and above, with prices starting at $65 a month for 80GB.

But today you're in luck. If you've been wanting to test run its 5G network, you can do that for just $1 for the first month and save $64 on its Medium plan.

You also get additional bells and whistles such as:

  • Endless data. Your speeds will be capped at 1.5Mbps once you’ve reached your data limit.
  • My Telstra mobile app sorts your billing, customer support, tracks your usage and more.
  • Data sharing with up to 10 post-paid services on the same account.
  • Data-free streaming of live sport.
  • 30 minutes of international calls to any country plus unlimited SMS anywhere in the world.
  • Is there a catch? The only catch is you have to be a new customer to get this deal. Luckily there's no contract so you can always switch plans once your first month is up.

Telstra NBN – $2 for 2 months

This month's Telstra Day deals once again include offers on selected NBN plans.

These are going for only $2 for the first 2 months and are served alongside 50,000 bonus points for Telstra Plus members.

  • Telstra Upfront Internet Plan Essential (50Mbps): $1 a month for 2 months, then $95 a month thereafter
  • Telstra Upfront Internet Plan Premium (100Mbps): $1 a month for 2 months, then $110 a month thereafter
  • Telstra Upfront Internet Plan Ultimate (250Mbps): $1 a month for 2 months, then $140 a month thereafter

Telstra's NBN plans also come with some extra perks and features such as:

  • $0 connection fee.
  • No lock-in contract.
  • Free modem with 4G backup if you stay connected for 24 months. If you leave early, just return the modem within the 24 months or pay a $200 non-return fee.
  • 3-month free subscription to BINGE.
  • Is there a catch? This offer is for new customers only. If you do sign up and cancel before 24 months, just make sure to return your Telstra modem.

View Telstra NBN deals here

Telstra Day phone sales

Want a new phone without the hefty price tag? Check out all the phone deals on offer from Telstra today and get one on a 12-, 24- or 36-month repayment plan.

To give you an idea of bare minimum costs, we've paired each phone with Telstra's cheapest mobile plan ($40) over a 36-month repayment period.

iPhone 12

All 3 storage variants are on sale through Telstra: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

Prices for the iPhone 12 plans start from:

  • $81.35 a month over 36 months
  • With a minimum total cost of $948.60

iPhone 11

The iPhone 11 is still a decent buy in 2022 if you don't care about keeping up with the latest tech.

Telstra has the 64GB and 128GB variant on sale. Prices start from:

  • $74.41 a month over 36 months
  • With a minimum total cost of $698.76

Google Pixel 6

Google's current premium flagship model can be yours for just under $850 (128GB model). That's down from its usual $999 RRP.

On a plan, your monthly cost will be:

  • $78.58 a month over 36 months
  • With a minimum total cost of $848.88

Google Pixel 6 Pro

In a nutshell, the Google Pixel 6 Pro is smarter, faster and cheaper compared to other Android phones on the market.

Telstra has the 128GB variant on sale which will cost you:

  • $85.52 a month over 36 months
  • With a minimum total cost of $1,098.72

Bonus Galaxy Buds worth $179

Want a freebie alongside your new Samsung phone? Telstra is giving away Galaxy Buds worth $179 for free if you purchase one of the following phones:

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
  • Samsung Galaxy S22
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

Those are all the Telstra Day highlights for May but check back in with us next month for another round of surprises.

Looking for more deals? Check our our top picks for the best mobile plans this month, or compare mobile plans yourself to snag a bargain.

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