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Google Pixel 4 64GB $199 with Telstra 60GB $65pm Plan (12 Months, Min Cost $979) Port-in Customers @ JB Hi-Fi (in-Store)

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$65, 60gb, 12 Months, minimum cost $979. Port in customers and in store only.

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  • +12 votes

    🤣 Here we go again.

  • +2 votes

    The other deal that has been unpublished now twice says "Pixel 4 $199 upfront or $500 credit towards "gaming" products". Can someone confirm re gaming credit?

    • +1 vote

      It was mentioned but no details

    • +1 vote

      The third just got unpublished that said gaming credit aha

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        Noticed that too. There are two banned users who's comments have been removed in comments section for this deal

        • Someone who works at a particular JB Hi-Fi store is continually making new accounts to attempt to post deals and comment within these deals to advertise their store (saying they just walked past it today and saw the sign up), as you probably saw. In the past they've not only sockpuppeted but falsely stated that the deal is only available at their store when it's a nationwide promotion. That is why a lot of stuff is being removed and why JB Hi-Fi are banned on OzBargain.

          The unpublish reason on those previous deals was changed from "Insufficient details for upcoming deal" to "sockpuppeting"

          Thanks

          • +13 votes

            @hamza23: Thanks hamza23 for clarifying

            • @cute as ducks: Sorry I should have also mentioned, the information the employee provided:

              $500 credit towards any gaming products - consoles, games, gaming laptops, gaming chairs, accessories.

              OR

              Pixel 4 64gb $199 upfront

              I can't verify it's exactly correct but you would assume it is.

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                @hamza23: Couldn't you just remove the store location…

                • @NoGiveJustTake: The posts and comments contained information that was likely false to mislead users as to its availability, to personally benefit the particular store. Thus initially removed as 'insufficient information for upcoming deal'.

                  JB Hi-Fi are also banned from store rep posts on OzBargain due to past sockpuppeting.

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            @hamza23: Wow that’s hectic. How can you ascertain that they work at a certain store? Or even that they work at JB generally?

  • +22 votes

    This phone has pretty disappointing reviews, battery being a major drawback

    • +13 votes

      I was looking forward to getting this phone until I realised it wasn't worth the upgrade and it was missing a few features that I've enjoyed in the past; finger print sensor and the unlimited full resolution back up via google photos.

      • +5 votes

        I feel the same. I was super keen, then super dissapointed. Oh well, maybe next year.

        • +6 votes

          I got it from the last JB Telstra deal and I can forgive all the flaws except for the abysmal battery life.

          Honestly considering going back to my Sharp Aquos S2

          • +1 vote

            @Tafe: i got the s10e, battery life is very good

            • +2 votes

              @mlburnian: I spent 2 hours typing on mine tonight. It used 9% battery O.o

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                @Seedy seed: Actually, 2 hours of screen on time for 9% battery usage is pretty good.

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                  @DJ: I was pretty shocked. Was only using google keep but still good, that said i keep the screen brightness lower then most.

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                @Seedy seed: So 50% may get you 10 hours screen on time? That is enough for many users.

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                  @whooah1979: I've got a S10e, you won't get 10 hours SOT. Not a chance in hell. Most I could ever get with just regular-medium usage of reddit/internet/email/sms/social was 5.5 hours SOT over about 16-18 hours off charger.

      • +2 votes

        Don’t forget, it bends easily, go watch the video.

        Disappointing

        • +3 votes

          You're using it wrong if you're bending it.

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            @whooah1979: Until that one time you have it in your back pocket and accidentally sit on it.

    • -3 votes

      Just read a review early today and battery was only slightly worse the iPhone 11 for how many hours use you get. Think it was The Verge.

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      i agree about the $hitty battery and that weak ass notch

    • +1 vote

      I'm a former Pixel 2 owner, was pretty unhappy w/battery life, switched to a Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro, was happy as with it but lost the phone overseas 1 month later. Came back to Australia and didn't want to spend much, so couldn't pass this JB Hifi deal.
      In the reviews usually they say that they won't suggest buying it because of the pricing point (~800 USD), BUT, this deal is just too cheap for what you get. You can get a couple of wireless chargers to compensate for the battery life, and still it's a pretty good deal.
      But I still miss my Xiaomi, though

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        I agree, xiaomi makes great phones.

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        get the xiaomi lol

    • +2 votes

      Got the phone from the previous deal and a free nest hub, so essentially a free Pixel 4 on a $65 x 12 plan.

      I admit the battery life is not great, but not as bad as some reviewers are making it to be either. If you are an average user then this phone will last you through the day. I can comfortably get 3hrs+ screen on time with enough battery left by the time I go to bed. I don’t play games, but use it for watching youtube videos, browsing, music and calls. My typical screen on time is between 2 to 3 hours, and I'm left with 30%+ by the time I get home.

      While I don’t recommend this phone at its $1000 RRP it is definitely a good buy with this deal which technically brings the cost down to around $500 (assuming you stay on the plan) or ~$600 if you break the contract. IMO there is no other $500 phone better than a Pixel 4

  • +6 votes

    Google realised that failed hence crazy discount traps.

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      You seem to think Google cares.
      They don't. The way the company is run is quite stupid, as the people in charge of these major mishaps are actually getting bonuses, and the engineers that were forced to design the device are simply shifted to other projects. Bad management throughout is what leads to a constant flurry of half-baked services and abandoned projects.

      The reason why there are discounts, is because the retailers are not buying them anymore. Once bitten, twice shy. Google dropped the ball big time with the original Pixel 1 and last year's Pixel 3. Retailer's now realise the tshowshi and demand has whimpered down, despite all that marketing budget. They're still forced to buy them cheaper, and want to get rid of them sooner than later. Besides, the holiday season is upon us and people are focused on buying other goods instead (TV, Electronics, Presents, etc etc), and shortly after that we will get the next-gen phones: Samsung S11+, Xiaomi Mi10, LG G9, OnePlus 8 Pro. And they seem poised to take on the iPhone 11 Pro, whilst making a mockery out of the Pixel 4. So now is really a bad time to buy a phone, unless it's on deep discounts.

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        Bad management throughout is what leads to a constant flurry of half-baked services and abandoned projects.

        It's also the premise behind Alphabet … bet on lots of projects at the same time and maybe some will come good.

        While you might call it bad management, there's probably someone a lot smarter than you pulling the strings in Mountain View.

        I'm not saying the pixel is a good phone, but there's probably lots of synergies with their other products, even if the handset is a complete flop.

        • +1 vote

          Google are literally 'throw shit at the wall see what sticks' rn.

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            @KLoNe: What's the problem? You're saying it, like its a bad thing … I guess it's bad for consumers to get stuck with a dud device, but I don't see investors complaining.

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            @KLoNe: Then market everything that stick as the bees knees. StickyTM by Google. What about the pile on the floor, oh don't mind that.

  • +3 votes

    S10e deal back too??

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      I guess that was a super deal. I missed that wasting time looking at the reviews about the phone

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        Why was it a super deal?

        • +2 votes

          Same deal as this but 99 bucks.. and free galaxy buds

          • +7 votes

            @hippyhippy: Or if you were lucky you only paid $99 and cancelled the plan without fees

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              @Durdart: Or if you were super lucky being able to get TRS you pay almost $0

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      I just looked it up. I can't believe I missed that deal. No s10e deals at the moment other than free buds.

  • +4 votes

    I have a pixel 3 and the battery is not big enough. It gets about 3 and a half hours screen on time. Pixel 4 has a smaller battery for some reason.

    • +3 votes

      Concur. As a pixel 3 owner I'm not upgrading due to the battery dilemma.

      Like who the fk in the marketing department at Google did the market analysis and interpreted that battery life was less important than high refresh screens.

      Just give me a clean basic android experience with good battery life please. How hard can it be.

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        Nokia w Android One?

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        Hello moto.

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        Pixel 3 owner with the same experience. Amazing camera, deplorable battery life. As soon as the pixel 4 was shown to have a smaller battery it was an instant no buy.

  • +1 vote

    I wonder if they closed all the loopholes yet?

    Otherwise it's time for another free pixel 4:)

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      I got stuck in the porting void so I'm glad the deal is back so I can reapply and have it go through smoothly

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        Do you intend to use phone/plan or flip for profit like most are doing? If it's the latter, best to use a new sim and not risk your number.

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          Nah, I intend to use it as a modem and dev work :)

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      Care to elaborate? How's it work out free. I can understand people were swapping to m2m plans then cancelling, phone for $199.. Not free though

  • +5 votes

    Good luck trying to change to m2m and cancelling. Pretty sure Telstra has shut all that down.

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      What a sad news

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      Are you saying I can't get a new SIM, port and then cancel?

      EDIT: Even if paying the $390 or whatever cancellation fee?

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        No problem if you are happy to pay the ETC, previously people were able to get moved to the month to month plan without triggering the ETC.

  • +4 votes

    Still waiting on the Pixel 4 XL deal…

  • +1 vote

    Been thinking about upgrading from my og pixel XL.. the 4 seems like a bit of a dud (not interested in motion control).

    What are peoples thoughts on any of the other pixels? I mainly just want something with decent battery life, good BT reception, and decent build quality. Vanilla android and long running updates are a bonus

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      https://youtu.be/yyqNR6W_MUQ
      Pixel 4 XL seems very average or a bit-below.

    • +1 vote

      My preference is for the smaller pixels and so my opinions are based on that.
      The Pixel to Pixel 3 felt like a decent jump especially with the selfie camera coming in handy on my trip overseas - you can't go wrong with the photos on either the 2 or 3. However, I am not a fan of the notch of the pixel 3 XL but if you can overlook that, the screen is an improvement over the hit and miss of the pixel 2 XL. The battery life on all generations of the Pixel could be A LOT better but its done the job.

      BT and call quality seems to be better on the pixel 3 compared to the Pixel 2. The OG Pixel BT was dreadful. Pixel 3 speakers are nicer than the Pixel 2.

      My mate has the pixel 3a and he says its a great phone for the price due to the camera and software and the plastic build doesn't bother him. My issue with both the 3a and Pixel 4 is the lack of unlimited original quality back up. It doesn't bother him since HD is good enough for him but personally this was a feature that allowed me to not worry about expandable memory. You'd definitely want to get the bigger storage option moving forward if you go for the 4 but that could be an issue with the 3a since it only comes in at 64GB

      Maybe next year I might be tempted to upgrade but unfortunately the Pixel 4 (with its great back camera) is a miss from me.

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        Thanks for the thorough reply! Might look in to the 3 or 3xl then

    • +1 vote

      Upgraded from my og pixel xl to the s10e from last deal. Love the new phone and managed to port out via mtm with no etc.
      Battery is good and so far has not required a topup during the day which my xl was very much needing, sometimes more than once.

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        The s10e was the other one on my short list but I am a little hesitant about the Samsung os..

        • +1 vote

          An afternoon, theme and launcher change later and it feels very similar to my old pixel. Yes it isn't android 10 yet but it doesn't feel like that much of a step back in the OS regard.

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            @kyzahh: Might have to go in store this weekend and have a look at both then

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      Don't get the 3. I went through three handsets before getting one that didn't act as a disco strobe light. And the battery life isn't great. It barely lasts a workday.

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      Get a Galaxy s10. I got a pixel 3, and they're ok but leave a lot to be desired. The Mrs has s10 and its just better. I'm excited to jump over when this carks it

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      The 3a XL is good, and retains all the good bits of the OG xl . Battery is great

    • +2 votes

      I moved to the P4 from an Original XL myself. While its not a big of an upgrade as I hoped it would be, I'm not too disappointed either. Like I've said in a previous comment battery life is alright for me because I'm a light user. It performs on par with my 3 year old 1XL I know it is silly comparing to a 3 year old phone with a degraded battery, but that is what I upgraded from. BT reception and range seems to be better than P1XL (I can walk further with my BT headphones). Build quality feels solid (BTW I am aware of that bend test video on youtube, but IMO that is an extreme and unrealistic scenario). The microphones and speakers are significantly better than 1XL, I don't have to yell to invoke the assistant anymore; the speakers sound a lot louder and richer too. I also find the P4 better looking than the big old 1XL, again probably a silly comparison, but that is what I had. I also welcome the small form factor, refreshing to use a small phone again. Given everything I think the P4 is a worthy upgrade to a P1XL, especially since the effective price for me is around $500 because I am staying with the plan (i.e: you anyway have to spend more than $35 to get a similar plan, so when you factor that in the price of the handset comes down to around $500)

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      If you want good battery life a pixel isn't for you other than the 3a and 3a XL.

      Also pixels don't have "vanilla" android, they have a pixel specific version of android just like samsung have a samsung specific one.

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        Interesting. I thought pixels and Google one phones all had vanilla android (within the limitations of hardware like obvs other phones not having motion controls)

  • +2 votes

    I subbed to this exact deal from almost a month ago, yet to be ported-in lol.

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      Same, the guidance I got from Telstra was to cancel and do it again.

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      Did you go in-store? I ported in on the s10e deal and walked out of the store with the new plan active..

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        Is it even possible to do it online?

        But yes, in-store. Radio silence :)

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          they removed the verification sms so now it takes 5 mins to sign up.

  • +1 vote

    I was very interested in the pixel 4 but battery is a major letdown…

    Will wait for a huawei p30 pro deal instead. Much better battery life…

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    is it possible to ask for the xl in this deal?

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      No, but I took unopened unit back the next day and they happily upgraded me to the 128GB model so should work to pay for the XL as well?

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        did u take it to the mobile phone department, or to the checkout?

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        ooh thanks for letting us know. Is this a free service or did you needed to pay extra for this upgrade?

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          Paid upgrade, so in this case an extra $149. Took it to the phone department and asked them there.

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    Ask and you will not receive ;-)

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    Is this in ACT? Any jbhifi?

  • +6 votes

    Been using the Pixel 4 for few weeks and was hoping that it would replace my s10e, but so far I'll grab the s10e with me every morning.

    I prefer the s10e photos, Pixel 4 just takes too realistic photos. Even my wife agrees when I took photo of her face, got a grumpy look back when she saw herself :D

    Pixel 4 feels more premium in hand and the screen size feels good. It has 5.7" screen compared to Pixel XL which only had 5.5".

    Pixel 4's screen and the phone feels larger than s10e, even though s10e has a larger screen. And watching videos on Pixel 4 is great, it sounds like you have 2 front facing speakers.

    Remember to turn off the radar for skipping songs and video, it constantly skips to next video on YouTube by its own.

    Wireless charging sucks on Pixel 4. It doesn't work on any QI charging pads that I own.

    But in the end I am happy with my Pixel 4, now I just have too many phones and don't know which one I should give up.

    • +8 votes

      It is quite clear that you should give up the phone which can't be used to take good photos of your wife.

      Happy wife, happy life bro.

    • +1 vote

      Just download one of those l camera apps which do dream photo adjustments for you. Hides all your wife's blemishes.

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    Sad that these JB HiFI plans doesn't come with peace of mind for data. My last bill is $65 + $120 for excess data usage :(

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      I bitched about that as i use it for work. I get 95gb a month now 😂

  • +4 votes

    NO ONE should pay premium price for a mediocre phone, if it is not a 'shit' phone.