expired iPad Pro (11 Inch) 64GB: $80/10GB/Mth + Peace of Mind - $10/Mth for Existing Customers (24 Month Contract) @ Telstra

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I have been looking at tablets and decided to go with an iPad Pro 11 inch due to it exceeding everything available and being able to play PUBG on highest settings.
I was on the Telstra website looking at what plans it is offered with and decided on the $70 with 2GB of data as I have internet at home and have unlimited (35Gb + Peace of Mind) on my mobile so do not really need any data at all, I'd just rather pay monthly than upfront right now.

There was an issue with the webpage when I tried to click on order now so I brought up the 24/7 sales chat and inquired about it to a sales rep, they asked the usual questions including why I didn't need much data and I stated that I have internet at home and will use my mobile to tether whilst away seeing as I have a largish data plan with Telstra already.

For no reason at all she offered to give me the Medium plans data allowance (5GB) at the Small plans price, throw in an extra 5GB of bonus data a month and add the 'Peace of Mind' (only advertised on the Large $95 plan) perk in for no added cost totaling $70 a month.

If you are in the market for an iPad and use Telstra like I do due to their superior coverage perhaps you can quote my offer and see if they will honour it, I will supply portions of my chat transcript for evidence if needed. If you don't require Telstras coverage I have seen better offers from Optus.

Peace of Mind slows down your data connection to 1.5Mbps when you have exceeded your quota, this is sufficient to stream netflix and youtube at standard definition and perform most other online tasks. I would much prefer this option over spending $10 per 1GB at full data rates.

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  • -1 vote

    $10/mth credit + 5GB credit when you take up a new service. Credit appears during checkout once you select new or port-in service.

    its a promo on the $80 plan

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    I didn't see that written anywhere whilst looking. I am an existing customer and have had promotional offers turned down before for being an existing customer but this time I got more than what I was asking for without even asking. I thought it was pretty good.

    • +2 votes

      Hey!
      This is called our "$29 companion tablet plan".
      At the moment, the companion plan comes with the following:
      10gb data
      Peace of mine data included
      $10 discount off plan cost.
      Making your service contract $19mth.

      To take up this offer, our current business rules are that you must have a primary service on your account (bundle or mobile) and be taking this up as a new service. You can get any tablet device we stock on this offer.
      You can even just get the sim service with no DPC, which is pretty awesome.

      It makes the cost of an ipad 9.7 32gb $29mth with 10gb data plus peace of mind.
      It's only an extra $2 on top of the device cost per month. No brainer! (RRP $648/24 = $27).

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    Isnt optus better with 5 bucks extra but 200gb of data?

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      Yes, if Optus has coverage in your area they do have a better deal. I did mention that.
      I live remote and Telstra has better network coverage by far especially when travelling.

    • +12 votes

      Yeah, but it is Optus. I signed up for their iPP 12.9 plan. After a failed delivery I spent 2 weeks talking to them to reorganise delivery, which I kept getting told was happening. Until I was finally transferred to an Australian rep who advised me that the plan had been cancelled weeks ago.

      They don't know what they are doing and their IT systems are a mess. I ended up cancelling my data SIM plan as a result of this as well. I had weeks of billing issues on that when I had originally signed up too.

      If you must use Optus, go in-store. Never use their web site.

      • +3 votes

        i second this. their offshore customer service is let say "KAKA"..

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        Optus cut costs in so many ways especially in IT.

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        Telstra is no better I’ve found.

        Current issues with Telstra:
        - email accounts buggered in my account as they are sending my bills to the wrong email even though I signed up with the right one (3 months, no solution despite >5 calls and a store visit)
        - buggered foxtel now subscription (which came with my internet and was redeemed as an offer) as it got attached to my big pond email (which I don’t have the password for because it was never sent to me) and so I can’t log in without resetting the password but I can’t do that because I can’t log into my bigpond. Contact foxtel and they say it’s telstras issue, contact Telstra and they say it’s foxtels issue. Ugh.
        - a second foxtel now account based on a previous redemption of 3 months free started charging my randomly after I had cancelled. This then couldn’t be cancelled again as they couldn’t access the account as they could see it was cancelled. So why was I being charged?? They couldn’t figure it out… so their solution is to give me a monthly rolling credit for the charge instead of fixing the damned charge in the first place. It took 3 weeks of multiple calls and emails to get to the bottom of this and I was finally able to cancel it last week. Ugh. What a nightmare. Good thing tho, the rolling credit still applies so I got a nice discount due to their incompetence.

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        I had my fair share of issues with Telstra customer service when I signed up with them about a year or two ago. They are probably just as bad as each other when it comes to customer service these days.

        I think all the price cutting comes at a cost on their customer service, both Optus and Telstra. Honestly, I’m okay with that tho since I rarely need to deal with customer service anyway once it’s all set up. Just a bit of pain at the beginning if you are unlucky. Besides you can ask for like money off your bill or whatnot if they mess up your service and you complain about it. I also have friends that never had any issue with Optus or Telstra right from the beginning, but I’m getting so much better value on my plans than theirs because of ongoing credits on my bills for all the issues I had at the beginning, I’m not even gonna complain about their customer service. Haha

        Since Optus charges me less and I get better reception and speed in my area with them, I decided to port all of my numbers over. You can really go for either depending on the price and service quality in your area.

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    Hopefully telstra will provide a replacement if ipad is bent straight out of the box.

  • +2 votes

    I m with Optus 200G with iPad Pro deal. Only $5 extra… with the similar internet speed. I canceled my TPG(sh*t speed ADSL2+) and saved $60.

    Now I m taking 200G data everywhere, watch YouTube, play games and watch Optus sport and couldn’t be more happier.

    To me, this is not a deal.

    Thanks for posting OP

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      exactly the same as me lol

    • +2 votes

      Yeh Optus has more data allowance by far but it's the reception that I need living in remote WA and travelling some pretty far and open distances where Telstra is the only covering network. I also see the peace of mind as unlimited internet even if it is a speed decrease it's nothing like what ISP's do, throttling to 256Kbps. 1.5Mbps is still a nice bandwidth for normal use.

  • +1 vote

    +1 for PUBG that’s pretty much all I use my 2017 iPad for these days

  • +1 vote

    What's PUBG?

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    Does anyone have an issue of bent iPad? Especially out of the box directly

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      That's mostly a media conflation of two things:

      There's normal "bending" in the manufacturing tolerances, where you could use a micrometer to measure a 0.001mm deviation, etc. This is true of any manufactured product.

      Then there's the much rarer definite fault bending, where perhaps an extremely lucky YouTuber has managed to accidentally not on purpose find or make a bend.

      The latter would be covered by warranty.

      • +1 vote

        it doesn't take much effort to bend it. The hole for the speaker right in the middle as well as I think a sim tray slot on the other side, add a point of weakness, and of course being right in the center, the most likely place it would have bent if you sat on it.

  • +1 vote

    I want to get 12inch , waiting for great deal

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    is it bendable ?

  • +2 votes

    Optus was mentioned in the comments, with their $10 for every 1 GB over your monthly allowance. This is the thing that I don't like about the Optus plans. I asked Optus support staff whether it was possible to "switch off" the extra data option, but they said it can't be done. So there is always the risk of finding that you have accrued significant excess data charges with Optus. For me, it was a deal breaker.

    • +1 vote

      I've asked Telstra the same thing in the past. Having your speed slowed is by far the better option IMO, I'm so glad they throttle now.

    • +1 vote

      If 10GB pm is enough for you, you won't come close to reaching 200GB. So the excess charges won't even come into play.

      • +1 vote

        10GB isn't enough on it's own and I would have turned it down if it wasn't for it being at no extra cost. It's the Peace of Mind that really makes it worthwhile. Not paying extra when going over your limit. I would just be tethering to my phone plan otherwise.

        • +1 vote

          I get that but for the extra $5 pm, you will never go over your limit. Being shaped to 1.5mbps would be a painful experience.

          • +1 vote

            @lostn: An extra $5 a month for a service I can't use as I am in remote Australia and rely on Telstra, I did mention this is for people who need Telstras coverage. 1.5Mbps isn't painful either. An SD video stream on a small screen is totally fine to watch. 1.5Mbps is enough for most tasks. I have 100/40 at home if I need speed.

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    How much for the 12” iPad Pro?

  • +2 votes

    I just bought the 11inch model and holy moly the speed upgrade from my 2013 iPad Air is extreme!

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