Telstra Family & Friends: Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB + 30GB Data + Peace of Mind Data - $69/Month (24 Month Contract)

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Heya ozbargainers,

First deal, hopefully I'm doing it right…

Telstra are now offering Family and Friends deals again, similar to last year when they did the S8, Pixel etc. It's not advertised anywhere but I was just offered this in store, thought it might be of interest to some.

  • $69 p/m for 24m, Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB, unltd calls/txts, 30GB data plus Peace of Mind Data included (normally $10 extra p/m).

The closest plan currently on their site is $89 with 20gb data and without peace of mind, so this is good value for Telstra.

It's also eligible for:
- bonus JBL headphones from Samsung (purchase by 18/11, redeem by 2/12) https://www.samsung.com/au/galaxy-offer/
- and the free Google Home Mini from Telstra.

Another deal they had is:

Choose from Samsung Galaxy S8, Pixel 2 XL 64GB, Oppo R15 Pro, iPhone 6S 32GB.

Available to new services, port-ins and telstra pre-paid customers.

*UPDATE, deal is not valid for upgrades/recontracting.
*$10 port-in credit DOES NOT apply for these deals. (some members have had some luck getting this applied via Live chat)
*These are NOT lease plans. You will own the device on both options.

I don't have any more details, if anyone has anything to add let me know and I'll edit the post.

Cheers

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  • +2 votes

    Peace*

    • +6 votes

      Unless they are going to give you a “piece of (their) mind” if you use too much data?

      • +1 vote

        As long as the SIM stays in the phone, your ok. Tether or share via a router (for better wifi and the ability to have the phone in a good signal spot and the router in a good spot to the house)

        Just dont take the SIM out and start using it in a modem… they WILL detect it and they WILL get grumpy.

        My tplink has WDS (wireless distribution mode),
        so I put the modem into router mode (its adsl, so usless now anyway) and setup wifi and enable WDS,
        scan for the iPhone HOTSPOT and answer yes to fix the WIFI conflict and add the password (enable, WPA/WEP)

        wait and test the internet, should show a connection on the iphone and the WIFI network on the tplink is now sharing the connection around the house!

        This was a free solution as i had the modem. Some other modems need a modem that can be flashed with DD-WRT software but they enable usb internet

        Once tested and working, you can implement bandwidth control but guest mode messes with the wifi re-sharing of WDS

    • +2 votes

      Oops

  • +1 vote

    Is there an iPhone 8/X option from the F&F offer?

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      Those deals are the only ones they had to show me. Didn't see any for 8/X

      • +2 votes

        In last FnF telstra deal, i chose Google Pixel XL2, sold it for 1050$ and bought an Iphone X for $1100

  • +1 vote

    I suppose no international calls included… Otherwise very good deal. And amazing first post.

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    Shame no love for the iPhone (apart from the 6s on the cheaper plan)

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    Mean no peace before with them.

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    6s was on last year’s deal, and still here for this year.

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      It's so old…I use one for work and yes it's fine but I wouldn't be paying for one out of my own pocket…chalk and cheese compared to my Samsung S8 :)

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      They better find another trick to get rid of their outdated 6s?

  • +4 votes

    Wait for jb hifi to make this deal even sweeter.

  • +1 vote

    Hope they (all telcos) do something similar to previous years deal $59/month + latest handset and 15-20gb data

    •  

      I got this last year and eneded up with around 300jb credit from transfer and upgrade. Lol

    •  

      I think this years $59 plan is now $69 with POM data. Not a bad trade!

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        It be good to have options since POM isn't for everyone. I'm usually in a wifi environment so I won't go over. Currently using 15gb and that's plenty.

  • +7 votes

    Why no pixel 3, I'd be all over that

  • +18 votes

    To anyone who doesn't know what peace of mind data is:

    Peace of Mind Data

    With Peace of Mind Data, you won’t be charged if you go over your monthly data allowance. Instead, your speed will be capped at 1.5Mbps (which isn’t suitable for HD video or high speed applications, and means that some web pages, social media content and files may take longer to load), and slowed further during busy periods. The speeds you actually receive may vary depending on a range of factors including your device, location, user numbers and download sources.

    Peace of Mind Data is for personal use in a smartphone or tablet in Australia only, isn’t shareable, and the FairPlay Policy applies.

    tldr: you get shaped

  • +3 votes

    $54 p/m for 24m ($49 F&F plan + $5 for handset), unltd calls/txts, 15GB data.
    Choose from Samsung Galaxy S8, Pixel 2 XL 64GB, Oppo R15 Pro, iPhone 6S 32GB.

    Not a great deal when you realise that they were advertising the same phones almost a year ago for $59/month (and some got it to $49/mth)

  • +3 votes

    Also another option is to buy it outright. Equal to about $38 per month over 24 month. Then jump on BYO plan when they are on promite. Sure there can be good BYO deal for $30 these days

    • +1 vote

      Yeh smack it on the byo Optus Promo Plus 10% off right now at $40.5 for 50GB data shared for 12 months and includes unlimited international to 35 countries. Shaping to 1.5Mbps is like taking us back to the dark ages.
      Better yet just balls up and get the iPhone XS Max 512GB on the $199/month Telstra unlimited data plan, that'll get you 200Mbps in some capital city CBD areas

    • +2 votes

      Outright is always a better option but I guess most people opt for monthly plans for cash flow reasons.

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    These are lease plans right?

    Peace of mind is a ripoff anyway, should always be shaped unless you opt in for the extra data, which is also a ripoff at the rate they offer.

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    Dang, no 3XL

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    So I'm currently on telstra pre-paid and the $54/month pixel xl 2 looks interesting. What's the process for signing up to a F&F contract? Do I just go into a telstra store and ask about this deal?

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      Ask about it in the live chat. I got it by asking if the plan was available (although I'm porting in from Optus).

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    The link doesn't go to any deal. Can you please provide the direct link.

    • +1 vote

      As mentioned, it's not an advertised deal. You'd have to ask for it.

      The same thing happened last year when they ran the promo. They only started advertising on their website etc etc in the remaining weeks of the offer period.

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    Went in store, the guy said friends and family was only for the iPhone 6s, and is not applicable for the S9+

    • +1 vote

      Staff member probably wasn't aware of it. Person who was serving me was referring to what I would assume was an internal communication.

      S9+ isn't included but S9 definitely is. I think the offer kicked off on Oct 30/31, cant remember what was listed on their pc.

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      S9 not S9+

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    $10 port in doesn't apply aye? What you reckon the chances are if I hop on Telstra get and get it done through that way?

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      Try your luck online maybe, see how you go. Though I'm not sure if it's available online.
      I asked in store and they definitely can't include the port in credit. It's a 'special' plan and can't be added to it.

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        It worked… just had $10 credit and extra 5GB data applied. So brought it down to $44 a month with 20GB data!

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      Oops I meant Telstra chat… but looks like you knew what I meant. Might see which phone has the best outright value to sell :)

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    Are Telstra prepaid customers eligible ????

    • -1 vote

      Yes

      •  

        Only for Port in or new customers

        Going from pre paid to this deal is not possible as this would be considered as reconstructing

        •  

          The internal document up on screen when I was in store definitely mentioned pre-post were eligible.
          Unless they've changed it now to no longer allow it (or I just read it wrong :p)

  •  

    Staff members at Nepean villiage Penrith couldn't help me. I didn't have time to push for it. I wonder when it will be readily known by staff…

  • +1 vote

    I got mine this afternoon in South Melbourne Telstra store.
    Very helpful guy. He mentioned the JBL redemption to me as well as giving me the Google Home Mini

  • +6 votes

    I can't believe they stopped existing customers from going on the Family and Friends plan after years of anyone being able to get it. Looks like only new customers are their friend now..

    • +2 votes

      It is the same with Optus. They all like new customers and don't care about existing.

  • +1 vote

    Any advice on how to claim this offer for someone who is already on a Telstra post paid plan (out of contract)

  •  

    I don't have any friends or family working in Telstra. Anyone here want to help me please? I would really appreciate the help. Thank you.

    • +1 vote

      Have you tried calling or using live chat and mentioning the deal? I couldn't get it as I'm recontracting but they offered it to me before I mentioned that. Just say you went in store and someone offered the deal to you but you wanted time to consider the cost or something.

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        In the past they have asked for a staff member's name to validate your eligibility, I believe they get allocated 5 people under their account. If you don't have a friend who works there you'd be very lucky if a staff member you don't know puts you down under their name as it's a tad fraudulent

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        Im recontracting this week, shame its not available for that :-(

  • +4 votes

    Just spoke on LiveChat. Apparently this deal should be available online tomorow sometime.

  •  

    Great deal but I still have SGS8 from last year, 20gb a month for $59, pity there's never an iPhone deal

  •  

    Can someone just clarify for me

    $69 x 24 months = $1656 total cost (unlimited calls / text and 20gb data)

    You can also get both the jbl headphones and google home mini ?

    Is there any hidden costs etc and im guessing telstra's receptio is great and they get the 4g / 4gx speeds ?

    Just want to confirm before purchasing

    •  

      It’s 30GB not 20GB, but you are correct about everything else. No hidden costs and you’ll get the full speeds (unless you go over ur data allowance)

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