Xbox All Access - Xbox One X/S + Xbox Game Pass Ultimate + Forza Horizon 4 - $38mth/ $27mth 24months Telstra (Req’s Postpaid)

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Just announced and available today through Telstra. Note: Postpaid service required.

For those of you that can’t buy outright by can comfortably do monthly payments this might be for you.

Sorry guys. Formatting on the go before I start work. Thrown together.

Xbox One X

$38/mth when you stay connected for 24 months.
No upfront cost.

  • Xbox One X console bundle
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (24 Months)
  • Includes a full-game download of Forza Horizon 4 and LEGO® Speed Champions add-on

Xbox One S

$27/mth when you stay connected for 24 months.
No upfront cost.

  • Xbox One S console bundle
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (24 Months)
  • Includes a full-game download of Forza Horizon 4 and LEGO® Speed Champions add-on

Found this “fine print” at the bottom

What do I need to do to be eligible to take up Xbox All Access
In order to get Xbox All Access, you need to have an existing or take up a new Telstra Post-paid service. This includes post-paid services like Mobile and Fixed Broadband Plans. Customers who only have Telstra Pre-paid or are Small Business customers services are not eligible to take up Xbox All Access.

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Comments

  • +17 votes

    $912 and stuck paying it for 2 years :S

    I like the concept, but way over priced

  • +3 votes

    Xbox Ultimate Game Pass without discounts is $15.95/month. Over 24 months that's $382.80

    For Xbox One X package, $38 x 24 months = $912, which means you're paying $529.20 for the console over 2 years.

    Xbox One S package is $648, which means you're paying $265.20 for the console.

    Not bad, not great, but an option if you don't have the money up front, or couldn't take advantage of Game Pass $1 upgrade from Gold for 36 months (for whatever reason)

    • +7 votes

      No sane person who knows they use Xbox Live regularly would be paying for Game pass monthly…

      NB: Currently $48 for 6 months @ JB

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    No bargain until they bring out 20% off Telstra giftcards

  • +7 votes

    For those of you that can’t buy outright by can comfortably do monthly payments this might be for you.

    This logic will get you rejected for a home loan later in life.

    If you can’t afford it now, save your money and buy it when you can afford it.

  • +1 vote

    Horrible Value more great marketing by Telstra

  • +4 votes

    About 12 months too late on this one given new consoles coming out next year

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    It's not clear from the title that console is included.

    I had to come and see who'd pay that much for a game pass.

    Anyway, changing the title to include + may be a good idea.

    Ps. Do people get to keep the console at the end? Or are they just renting it?

  • +5 votes

    You can get an Xbox One X and 3 games (Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Forza 4, and a Lego game) for $459 now at JB HiFi.

    Just an fyi

    • +1 vote

      I did see that deal and another at JB Hi-Fi and Gamesmen. I can also see $47.95 for six months Ultimate Game Pass at JB Hi-Fi, so $191.80 for 2 years of Ultimate Game Pass. If I didn't already own an XBox One X, I'd pick XBox One X 1TB Gears 5 Limited Edition Console for $499. If looked after that'll probably resale at a similar price even if Project Scarlett is available.

      24 months x $38 = $912
      Xbox One X, Ultimate Game Pass for 24 months, download of Forza Horizon 4 (in game pass) with LEGO® Speed Champions.

      36 months x $38 + $20 (upgrade to Scarlett, assumes payments remain $38, it'll probably increase though) = $1,368
      Project Scarlett in 12 months, Xbox One X (for 12 months, you hand it back with upgrade in good condition), Ultimate Game Pass for 36 months, download of Forza Horizon 4 (in game pass) with LEGO® Speed Champions.

      Or upfront it'll cost $646.75 from Gamesmen eBay
      Xbox One X, Ultimate Game Pass for 24 months, download of Forza Horizon 4 (in game pass) with LEGO® Speed Champions and a disc of Call of Duty Modern Warfare.

      Or upfront it'll cost $690.80 from JB Hi-Hi.
      Xbox One X Limited Edition console and controller, Ultimate Game Pass for 24 months, download of Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, Gear Ultimate Edition and Gear 2,3 and 4 (all in game pass), and a disc Call of Duty Modern Warfare.

      The Gamesmen eBay Xbox deal by MJ1
      The JB Hi-Fi Xbox One bundle page
      The JB Hi-Fi Xbox Ultime Game Pass deal by steelau
      Telstra All Access details
      Upgrade information by Kotaku
      Microsoft All Access terms and conditions

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        When you consider Ultimate Game Pass is available for the PC, upgrading your home PC with a GPU might be a better option than a console.

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        If someone chooses the Xbox1S rather than the Xbox1X are they able to upgrade for the same price or at all?
        If the ultimate aim is to upgrade to the Project Scarlett, does it matter if you choose 1X or 1S because you can save quite a lot by choosing 1S.

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    The FAQ mention this:

    We’re really excited for Project Scarlett too! Xbox All Access customers can buy out their hardware at any time and upgrade once it’s available. So you can enjoy right away the great value in gaming that comes with the Xbox One S, or the world’s most powerful console the Xbox One X - and move up to Scarlett when it’s released. We will share more news on upgrade options and offers for new and existing customers early next year.

    So it appears like the US, there will be an upgrade option to Scarlett.

  • +2 votes

    Not great, not terrible

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    Microsoft also announced that if you join before the end of the year on the 24 month contract then they will upgrade an Xbox One X to the next gen Project Scarlett when it releases next year. Could be a great deal to play an X in the meantime and essentially be paying off a next gen console while you wait for its release.
    https://news.microsoft.com/en-gb/2019/10/28/upgrade-to-proje...

    • -1 vote

      That link in not relevant to Australia.

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        Yes it is. The program has been announced for the US, UK and Australia with no differences.

        • -2 votes

          Yes, there are. Read the Verge article linked above:

          https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/28/20935894/microsoft-xbox-...

          The bundles will be available from Telstra in Australia, Amazon in the US, or Game and Smyths Toys in the UK. Microsoft’s special Project Scarlett upgrade offer will only be available in the US and UK, though.

          However, the FAQ on Microsoft Australia's website do seem to indicate that the upgrade option will eventually be available here as well.

          • +2 votes

            @interfreak: The Telstra website linked explicity states the Scarlett upgrade is going to be available.

            Under the drop-down labelled 'I heard Xbox are releasing a console next year, what if I buy Xbox All Access now?'

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              @Switchblade88: Yup, as I said - the FAQ on Microsoft Australia's website do seem to indicate that the upgrade option will eventually be available here as well.

              It seems Telstra has simply copy and pasted some of MS's FAQs.

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                @interfreak: If Telstra advertised it on their own website then they'll be bound to honour it - otherwise people will sign up under false pretences.

                Besides, this is (another) flagship product for Microsoft, and it makes excellent sense for the upgrade offer to be available anyway - even if currently unconfirmed by MS as of today. That Verge article will likely get amended in the near future, I'll bet.

          • +1 vote

            @interfreak: The Verge article is incorrect. All other sources, including Microsoft's official ones say Australia is included.

  •  

    So they've phonified game consoles. If only Xbox could get the PS4 exclusives I'd be all over it. They got completely smashed in the game department this gen.

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      The good thing about Game Pass Ultimate is that you can also access (some) games on PC as well.

      Would be great for Sony to offer something similar!

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      That is true, but the amount of value you get out of Xbox Game Pass / Games with Gold far exceeds what PS give you

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    Merged from Telstra Now Offering Xbox Consoles

    Saw this when I logged into my Telstra account. Definitely not cheap when compared to buying outright but I guess it might be worth it if you don’t have the cash to drop right there and then. Also might be able to negotiate with Telstra if you’re already a customer, who knows?

    Includes Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and can choose between the S or X.

    https://www.telstra.com.au/tv-movies-music/xbox-all-access

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      Min cost $648 ouch.

      • +1 vote

        It's a $50 dollar saving compared to buying just an S and game pass ultimate separately, plus 2 games. Pretty specific deal, but I'm sure that will be worth it for some people. Getting the X would make no sense though, cheaper to get both separately.

        Plus you get T-points with their new reward system, for whatever that's worth.

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          Yeah, but the Xbox V and PS5 will be dropping in Q3 2020.

          So I suspect the cost/value of the older Xbox One S/X (and PS4/Pro) consoles will plummet and possibly the All-Access (and PS Now) subscriptions too. Don't worry about Google Stadia (and Apple Arcade), it is crappy, and not even great for OzNBN. The Nintendo Online and Nintendo Switch aren't much of a competitor either.

          But I wonder how PC Gaming and Steam will/will not be affected by the 2020 consoles.

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    For those who say this isn’t cheap enough or good value, it’s not the point of the product.

    It’s designed to give a portion of the market, who may not want to pay upfront for a console and game subscription, the opportunity to get in at a monthly rate and conveniently roll it up with the telecommunications billing. In return, you pay a little extra for the privilege.

    I’m sure ‘All Access’ will appeal to some families – particularly leading into Christmas. Will be interesting to see how the uptake goes.

    PS. Hopefully this will be an incentive for Foxtel to get there shiz together and fix their Xbox app (not that I use Foxtel Play/Now anymore – that was for Game of Thrones only :-)).

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      The Foxtel app on Xbox I would like

    •  

      I don't know about that.

      They are busy rolling out 7 new channels, and upgrading all movie channels to 4K (confirmed by a rep, but with no eta).

    •  

      I hear you with Foxtel. I had it gifted to me when Telstra stuffed up with billing. Only a few channels but not hd and buggy as hell. Some days it doesn't work at all. Constantly freezing. Not sure if it's my internet (ADSL2) or the app.

  •  

    For the current gen consoles. This doesn't seem like a great deal. But to grab the next gen console while having an X to play in the present this seems like an insane deal.

    Need to read up on that. I had not heard of this All Access deal until seeing it here.

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    I was wondering for ages why this hasn't been implemented yet. Could make consoles a lot more accessible to some families. I will definitely be considering this deal when the next console comes out. Especially if there is a better offer on hand.

    Xbox has really turned themselves around since the days of the Kinect. Fingers crossed Halo Infinite is amazing.