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iPhone 5s 16GB Prepaid Telstra $379 @ Big W

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In store only.

Credit to Rggmcl for mentioning this deal in this post.

Note that Telstra has done the same phone for $359 in that above post the past two Tuesday nights - and may continue to for the coming Tuesday night,

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  • what would a 6 cost at this going rate.

  • re: the Telstra store discount, the staff I asked at South Melbourne had NFI

  • The Telstra online deal also comes with a $30 SIM starter kit

    https://www.telstra.com.au/mobile-phones/prepaid-mobiles/iph...

  • Are these actually network locked? Other iPhone posts seem to suggest they're unlocked.

    • don't believe these are, I think it's an Apple thing, carriers have to sell them unlocked or something on those lines!

    • Are these actually network locked? Other iPhone posts seem to suggest they're unlocked.

      Yes, they are not locked to a carrier.

  • Is this phone locked??

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    Oops

  • the network carrier actually can lock the phone, not sure abt this but mine from au by kddi in japan was locked

  • You really can't do jack on 16GB IPhone..

    Anyone know good price for 64GB iPhone 6 Plus deals?

  • is this a good deal? 16gb sounds smaller

    for that price is a nexus 5x better?

  • Hi, thought I'd post for those wondering:

    I purchased this "pre-paid" iPhone 5S from Telstra a few weeks back from their Tuesday deal and it came LOCKED to their network. However, I got it UNLOCKED via their Live Chat for FREE. So, even if it is locked, you can 100% get it unlocked in 5 minutes at no cost to you. :)

    • What reason did you give them for unlocking it?

      • Reason? I wanted it unlocked. I just said something like, "My iPhone 5S came locked when I thought it would come unlocked. I want to use another non-Telstra SIM in it. Can you unlock it for me?" And the person on live chat did just that.

    • Also keen to know how you got this is unlocked.

      • Also keen to know how you got this is unlocked.

        Seriously, don't worry about it - if locked, they will unlock on activation. If on the slight chance they don't, just contact Telstra or go into a Telstra Store.

    • I purchased this "pre-paid" iPhone 5S from Telstra a few weeks back from their Tuesday deal and it came LOCKED to their network. However, I got it UNLOCKED via their Live Chat for FREE. So, even if it is locked, you can 100% get it unlocked in 5 minutes at no cost to you. :)

      That sounds strange.

      I have purchased several of these Telsra iPhones - both these 5s and the previous 5c models.

      Although some came up as carrier locked when checking the IMEI (I only checked the first two, and did not bother later) they all became carrier unlocked upon activation. So there was no need for me or my friends to contact Telstra for an unlock.

      • Did you purchase them "pre-paid"? The "pre-paid" ones come locked (the Telstra website still says you have to pay an unlock fee to unlock them too … I think that's outdated, as I got mine unlocked for free). I didn't check the IMEI to see if it was locked, the phone itself told me it was locked when I tried to activate it with a non-Telstra SIM. I then activated it with a Telstra SIM (it worked, of course), removed the Telstra SIM, and placed in a non-Telstra SIM and it again blocked me from setting up the phone due to the SIM. Hence, I got online and they had to call someone to unlock it for me. It was pretty quick though.

        • Did you purchase them "pre-paid"? The "pre-paid" ones come locked (the Telstra website still says you have to pay an unlock fee to unlock them too … I think that's outdated, as I got mine unlocked for free). I didn't check the IMEI to see if it was locked, the phone itself told me it was locked when I tried to activate it with a non-Telstra SIM. I then activated it with a Telstra SIM (it worked, of course), removed the Telstra SIM, and placed in a non-Telstra SIM and it again blocked me from setting up the phone due to the SIM. Hence, I got online and they had to call someone to unlock it for me. It was pretty quick though.

          Yes all Pre-paid and with the $30 Starter SIM Pack.

          YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY ANY FEE! So as you said - the site is wrong.

          Even some idiot staff (not in the Telstra store) said that they were carrier locked and could not be unlocked.

          In my case they all 5s and 5c either were already unlocked, or became unlocked when activated. I activated them all with a spare Telstra SIM as my friends were not so iPhone literate.

  • Better get the Telstra Iphone 5s on tuesday for $359.The phone is locked but can be unlocked for free. just give them a call. No questions asked. CHeers

  • Or - if you don't want a phone older than your mother - you can get the brand new Moto G4 plus - which is better in just about all respects - and still have some spare money leftover for the mobile plan. What a tough decision!
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/260546

  • Can further confirm the phone can be unlocked for free, took less than 2 minutes after speaking to a Telstra representative via live chat.