Telstra 2018 iPad Plan $29/Month for 24 Months with 10GB Data Per Month

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Seems a good deal to me. $29 per month for 24 months. 32g 6th gen iPad with 10gig of data per month then throttled to 1.5mbps. So that's $696 for the cellular iPad (currently $667 at officeworks) and 240g of data over the 2 years.

Plus I got $150 cashback through my work run cashback site, ymmv but that took my total down to $546.

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    does the data sim has number for calling ?

  • +7 votes

    Extra $5/mth for the 128GB version

    Shopback may be $125 for this too.

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    I doubt you can take calls on it….
    I ordered one yesterday so Mine's still a day or so away.

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    the $29/m plan only comes with 2G data as I could see.

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    you make reference to some cashback.. care to share any details?

    CW dont offer CB on tablet plans unfortunately.

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    To be fair I'm not certain if the cashback will work or not. I've heard stories where it has in the past. But even without the cashback it's a good deal.

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      Your workplace reward may not work on Telstra Tablet but it will work on Telstra mobile plan..Kindly double check

      • +2 votes

        It's sitting in my account as pending. Im not going to do any more digging into something that won't help anyone else anyway.

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        Yes, I have the reward gateway through work as well - it says "Cashback will only be paid for customers signing up online on telstra.com to a new phone on a Device Payment Contract on a 24 month Go Mobile Plan" so not sure if it will work…

  • +1 vote

    I can confirm that I got $90 cashback on my ipad signup with telstra.

    • +3 votes

      Did it just track or confirmed? Both cashback sites state tablet plans are not eligible for cashback.

  • +1 vote

    Throttling only available on top plan, otherwise $10 per gb

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        Nice one, the PDS on the link provided in the original post said peace of mind only available on the top plan so I'm gonna look into this further. Its a make or break condition for me

        • +1 vote

          I signed up a few nights ago fully expecting only 10GB of data but PoM is included at no additional cost

          Telstra have the advertisements near the computers, but for some reason don't advertise online..

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      can confirm - this response from telstra

      "The Critical Information Summary is telling about the standard tablet plans we have available. But since this offer is a Tablet Companion Plan, the Peace of Mind Data is included on this plan and I assure you that you can get this with your iPad.

      If you'd like, I can also place the order for you to make sure that all the inclusions and bonus data will be added on your plan. How does that sound to you?"

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      I got this plan some months back… it's not new. I've also got throttling as well. Can provide screenshots if required. :) … tomcats link below is the one I used; you can also sign up in-store.

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    Are you sure the data will be throttled to 1.5 MBPS once allowance reached? It says in the critical information summary:
    " if you use more than your Monthly Data allowance, we will automatically add extra data to your service in blocks of 1GB for $10 (Extra Data)?

  • +2 votes

    iPad 6th Gen? I kind of got lost at their numbering convention given they started calling it "Air", "Pro", "New ipad", "New New iPad" etc. Become a bit of a joke when you dont know which model you own or going to buy.

    • +1 vote

      Seems to be the latest one.

      BUT there is a new iPad coming out in a few months that is BIGGER and BETTER of course.

      • +3 votes

        Going to be called the all American Biggly Yuge iPad.. Bestest fastest one to date!

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        Rumours say there will be a new base iPad coming in a few months. Probably it'll make this one seem like an antique in comparison.

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        Bigger? I thought Apple was all about thin and light technology.

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        2019 iPads will Hopefully all have USB C instead of the proprietary Apple port, they started with the 2018 iPad Pro's so hopefully this year they do them all.

        It will be good for people like me who have android phones but wouldn't mind an iPad.

        • -3 votes

          In my last job I had Apple and Android products, don't do it.

          Buy an Android tablet if you have an Android phone.

          • +5 votes

            @spaceflight: I say this as someone who's only ever had Android phones, and has owned two Android tablets: Android on tablets kinda sucks. Not bad enough that it's useless, but bad enough that I get why people would rather have an iPad.

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              @lbft: Wake me up when iPads let you plug into your computer and drag and drop files straight onto it without itunes or another content management app.

              I have 5 iPads. I miss having a file system very much. It matters more to me than their app store.

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            @spaceflight: I have a pixel C wifi personally and I have a work supplied iPad with 4g (exact same one as this deal actually). If I was to leave them both on my coffee table for a week the pixel C would be 30% battery on a good day, the iPad would be around 97%.

            That's why iPads are the go for a tablet imo, if you want something just to pick up every now and then at least an iPad will be usable, an android tablet will be dead half the time you pick it up.

            This is coming from someone who still to this point has never actually owned an apple product (work supplied iPhone+iPad but that doesn't count). My next tablet will be an iPad though, for my use case, which I would consider to be occaional, as generally I'll just use my phone, great stand-by batter is a must and even Google's own "no bloat" tablet can't provide even a fraction of what an iPad can in that regard.

          • -2 votes

            @spaceflight: There’s more and better apps for iPad though.

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        That is always the case, every time with every technology. You nail it when it’s feasible or ready to pay full price in most cases.

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        You forgot thinner too!

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      Yes… the one dubbed '6th Gen'. :)

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      It's even more confusing that they look the same, fit in the same cases etc.

  • -3 votes

    Optus deal with unmetered Spotify usage and Netflix/Stan ($5/month) seems better?

    Only 3gb data though

    • +5 votes

      This includes Peace of Mind data, so one could argue that this is a better deal

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      Telstra still far better IMO…

      a) better customer service (anecdotal)
      b) more unrestricted data
      c) unlimited restricted data (same quality as that of optus' unmetered offer i.e. 1.5mbps)

      I got this plan a couple of months ago. Has done me good. :)

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        AFL nrl and what ever other sports they have is steamed data free too

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        Telstra customer service awful…in fact worse than awful

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        Lol. Customer Service? Not when they moved their customer service to Cebu, retrenched 1/3 of their workforce in Australia within the last 5 years and then figured Filipino labour was still too expensive and changed to interactive automated telephone answering and web based support. They then replaced a human at the end of the web based support with a bot to try and answer your questions.

        That what you call service?

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          If I had a robot that did triage on the customers I ended up having to talk to at the ISP I worked at, I'd absolutely love it. Rebooting the modem/phone with SIM/wireless device and pressing the wireless button on the modem was between 1/4 to 1/3 of the calls.

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            @mccarthyp64: LOL. That's why you are most likely unemployed and your ISP having low service reputation.
            Fact is, people pay a premium for Telstra services for actual service. Not to speak to a computer with a recording to "reboot your computer and router". That's just greed and is totally reflective of their share prices.

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      Telstra are the only ones offering unmetered Apple Music, excluding videos. Boost offers if too iirc, they are a Telstra reseller.

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      I like that deal and love it but I think this one may be better as it’s similar speeds.

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    Perfect for Oldschool RuneScape Mobile!

  • +1 vote

    I have never had a handset or tablet through a telco - do you get a tax invoice? Can you salary sacrifice it/claim TRS?

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    How much could you sell this thing for. I wouldnt mind the 10gb for my current tablet.

  • +1 vote

    This would have been perfect for me if you could still share data across services. Getting whipped with extra $10 data packs for going over data allotment. If I could share it, would have been great just to get the extra 10gb data for only $29 and then bonus iPad. Ohwell :(

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