expired [New Customer w/ Ported Number] Telstra BYO 25GB for $49/Mth (12mth Contract) + $200 Gift Card @ JB Hi-Fi

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Hey all it is back again!

I went to Telstra in Fountain Gate today and whilst signing up for the $49 plan (25gb / unlimited Phone & SMS) I looked across the way and saw the same deal at JBHifi but with a $200 gift voucher. I asked Telstra store to help out but they sent me over the road as they couldn't match the deal!

I cannot find a link but I can confirm it is available in all stores [Link added - https://www.jbhifi.com.au/features/phones/activatenow/]


Bring your existing phone number to Telstra and you'll get 25GB data usage, Unlimited Calls and Txt to Std. Aust Numbers, $10 Monthly Port in Credit

Plus you get a $200 JB Hifi Gift Card

Minimum commitment of plan over 12 mths is $588. You must port in from a different provider to get this offer.

You pay $49 a month for the duration of the 12 month contract.

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      Thanks Monger - added :)

    • +1 vote

      Has anyone signed up with this link? The details on the online signup are not the same as the ones advertised so I'm wondering if this a bug or if they just haven't updated them. It says $59 for 20GB when it is now changed to $50 for 25GB.

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    So this is different to the Google Pixel deal?

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    I dont think this offer ever finished! I signed up for it last week. Pretty sure it has been a long running deal.. Good value though :)

    The deal has been listed here for a while.
    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/features/phones/activatenow/

  • +1 vote

    Shame that is is for new to Telstra customers. My contract is almost up and I'm looking at BYO plans and this would have been perfect.

    Thanks for posting though.

    • +9 votes

      … get a $2 sim from Vodafone and port out for an hour and then go and sign up for this :)

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        Does it work like that? Confirmed??

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          Have read a few posts where people have recommended it - I have not tried it personally. I can confirm that I had changed to a new plan with OPTUS only a few days earlier before I saw this… That worked fine!

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          Yeah I ported to Optus and then back to Telstra. Unfortunately, it took a few days as they hadn’t processed the port in the backend.

        • +13 votes

          Confirmed. I did this a month ago. Waited until the last day of my contract, where on the 24x7 app it said I have no early termination fee's.. then ported to an Optus prepaid SIM. Then the next day I went into JB and signed back up with Telstra on this exact plan.

        • +2 votes

          Confirmed.

          Optus was terrible to port through. Hours on the phone being passed on.

          Go Vodafone, within the day I was cnnected to them. Next day I switched back to Telstra.

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          You need to first confirm with telstra chat to confirm port out even if you get a connection on your new sim.
          Obvious but stating it anyway dont tell the chat employee you are looking to port straight back in. Just say something like some issues with xyz can you please confirm if port has gone through.
          I have read on a previous post on OZBargain telstra are clamping down on churning out and churning back in. I think it was on the Pixel phone deal.
          Then next day get on this plan.

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          @sn809: Could be true. Although this is the other way around, the last time I did a port out a day later to Kogan after activating a free Telstra prepaid SIM, I got an email from their customer support team asking if it was genuine or not

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          Confirmed I have done this. Literally 1hr on Vodafone.

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          Confirmed, did a few weeks ago for the pixel deal. Ported to Vodafone Saturday evening. Got the pixel plan on Sunday. No issues.

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          Yes. Works exactly like this. I wrote a post about it on a previous deal.
          1. Go to Vodaphone -> Sign up / port to $2 sim. (Takes about 15 mins to activate)
          2. Walk into JB and port back to Telstra.
          3. Enjoy $200 gift card.

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          I had issues doing this.

          I was out of contract on Telstra postpaid. I ported out to Amaysim and tried to Port back in the next day. JB said my number was still showing as a Telstra number.

          They told me it could take up to 30 days to disappear from the telstra system. I tried again about a week later and it was fine.

          Apparently this is an issue if you're on telstra post paid. I've been told if you first move to telstra prepaid, then port to a different company, the issue above shouldn't happen (i.e. you can port straight back if you came from telstra prepaid)

        • +1 vote

          Confirmed working
          did on a SUNDAY (15/04) - took 1 1/2 hrs all up

          $2 Sim from vodafone
          went for the lowest prepaid plan possible ($8)
          waited 30mins (rebooted phone every 10mins or so)
          got bombarded with "welcome to vodafone messages"

          walked into JB (Top Ryde NSW)
          Asked for the above BYO plan
          took Them about 30mins to get the order process and submitted (amongst the sea of shoppers and interruptions)
          waited another 30mins - actually left the store ot get something to eat
          Came back to jb - chucked the sim in - got bombarded with "Welcome to Telstra SMS"
          $200 Gift Card
          high five and i was outta there

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          @marka: If you set up over the phone Vodafone usually is done in 30 minutes. Port back to Telstra takes a bit longer though.

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          My mate at Telstra said they're cracking down on these, they do not accept numbers ported out within the last 3 months.

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      i have the same issue.. begged Telstra LiveChat rep for a deal. She gave me:

      $59 for 15gb with 5gb extra and $10 discount, which was $49 for 20gb 12 months. Obviously not as good a deal but reasonable if you can't be bothered to do the port!

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    Why does it say the minimum cost is $708 when 12 * 49 = $588

    Is there some charges not apparent ?

  • +2 votes

    how is this a good deal compared to the Google Pixel 2 XL where you get a $1000+ mobile too ?

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    Is It possible to put the $200 gift card towards your monthly payments??

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    I did the JB Telstra deal last month.

    ** Word of caution! If you are an existing Telstra mobile customer and you port out to a competitor and then port back in, be sure to allow a few days in between porting. I.E Port out today and then port back 3-5 days later.

    I ported out and back in on the same day but Telstra’s systems could not handle it and after porting back, my number was active but I couldn’t be found in the system.

    Needless to say, I ended up getting a MUCH better deal than the original offer after 2 weeks of complaint and troubleshooting, but it certainly is wasn’t painless dealing with Telstra reps to solve the problem.

    For those that care.. As compo and through negotiations, I ended up getting 25gb on a casual month to month (ie no contract) for $29 per month plus the $200 JB voucher :) take it as you will!

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    Do you think it's possible to still upgrade this plan to friends and family with Pixel 2 phone?

  • +1 vote

    I am currently on the Kogan 365 Day 23gb plan , due to end sometime toward the end of the year (September maybe). It was perfectly fine for me however, I have started working in the middle of nowhere and rarely get reception. If I go with this Telstra deal, what will happen to my Kogan plan? Am I able to let someone else use it seeing as I've already paid in full for it or does it just disappear?

    I've been looking to buy a fitness tracker/smart watch and the Fitbit Versa has just come out at JB so I am thinking about this may work quite well.

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    Does one actually need to physically visit a store, or can it all done online via the link? The form mentions EOI so not too sure

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    I ported my number 2 weeks ago for the google pixel deal 2 days after signing up called telstra live chat Asked them for the extra 5gb and $10 of my monthly bill no problemo.

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    This is a truly good deal

    Telstra 4G is seriously good. I get around 200mb here in little Kalamunda (25km from Perth CBD) and can surf, get emails etc on the road from Parabadoo airport to Tom Price in the Pilbara - which is basically as remote as it gets without going offroad

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      A big deciding factor for me too! I was recently on the road through Kondinin / Corrigin etc where I had no reception with Optus but if I had Telstra I would have had it the whole way!

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    Not a bad deal. If you factor in the $200 JB HiFi card and $90 AFL live pass saving, it brings this plan down to $24.83/month!

  • +7 votes

    All very lovely but if you're overseas a lot, Voda's $5/day roaming still trumps everything.

    • -1 vote

      True - but at what cost at home? $10 a day with 200mb data for a massive list of countries and $5 a day in NZ for the convenience of a great service at home is worth it for me :)

      • +2 votes

        Well, for me, my plan costs $35/month. I spend an average of 7-10 days overseas each month and so my total bill is still just $70-$80 or so, and I use my phone to do whatever I want. I can hotspot my laptop off my phone in backwaters like Chennai and not get smashed with data costs. It's a no-brainer.

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          Anyone tried Fon Global Wifi overseas? I was told it's like Telstra Air Wifi. Fon Global Wifi is also free for Telstra customers. Any good?

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