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$500 off Any Apple iPhone with Telstra 60GB $65pm Plan (12 Months, Min Cost $780) Port-in Customers @ JB Hi-Fi (in-Store)

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$500 off any Apple iPhone (Making the iPhone 7 32gb free, the 128gb $99, and the iPhone 8 64gb $279)

$65, 60gb, 12 Months, minimum cost $780. Port in customers and in store only

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  • +1 vote

    Is min cost $1279 or$780. Confusing a little.

  • +3 votes

    Not bad if you want a iphone 7, wonder if you still get the $1 to use on somthing else.

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      Not great either, this was a standard post paid cost when it was released minus 12 months on contract.

  • +1 vote

    if possible to combine with JB gift card?

  • +2 votes

    Does anyone know if you can port from Telstra business to Telstra personal? Anyone tried it? or if they allow it?

  • +1 vote

    So for those who have done the port-out, port back-in; is there still a cooldown like 30days or something or could I just port out to a vodaphone prepaid and then port back in for the deal straight after?

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      If you get someone with Sibel access (ie an actual telco person) they don't really check. If you get someone who doesn't they'll call up Telstra and the Telstra person will check.

      Your milage may vary etc, always good to try where multiple stores are near by

      • +2 votes

        Cheers for the info. Theres a few stores i can try my luck with in melb cbd i guess

        • +1 vote

          Keep in mind they can see see history of the mobile service (i.e. port out and in under the same customer). If you did a port out, then did a quick change of ownership, then ported back it may be a way around it. I work for a telco but not in consumer, so I couldn't say for sure 100%.

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            @niro: hmmm i might just ask the sales rep upfront if I can do the port in/out and hope for a straight up yes or no answer

            cheers

            • +1 vote

              @Neilgero: Okay i have a concept for getting the best of this (confirmed via livechat)*;

              1) Sign up for new pre-paid service with x carrier under your name (Service A)
              2) Approach JB for port in with service
              3) Confirm whether porting the pre-paid to your existing Telstra account is eligible
              3a) if not eligible, request new account created with new customer ID (will require credit checks etc, essentially new customer)
              4) Request cancellation of Service B, and number swap this on to Service A's contract (note if 3a was performed a change of ownership would need to be done as well)

              Worth a shot

              • I take no responsibility for account issues :P
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                @niro: Number swapping is not allowed, I have already checked with Telstra.

              • +4 votes

                @niro: Ex-Telstra here. This is a terrible idea.

                1. Not many Telstra staff know how to do one as it’s classified as an advanced action.

                2. The consultant doing that (essentially a disconnect, new connect, change number) would be flagged and most likely face disciplinary action.
                  This is to stop sales teams simply disconnecting an existing number, connecting a new one and changing the number so they can have a net new service count towards their KPIs when a customer comes in for a recontract/upgrade.

                3. In my experience it almost always resulted in a massive f-up of the mobile service. The old number might still ring despite being disassociated, the new number might not have the correct codes provisioned meaning it doesn’t work correctly or isn’t correctly associated with the mobile plan. To do the change you need to pull the number out of “quarantine” which also often doesn’t work.

                TL;DR - For the love of god do not do this unless you love dealing with L3 Telstra support for 2-3 months.

                • -4 votes

                  @Thundaja: Hah yeah it depends who you get.

                  To be honest though, a staff member getting a disciplinary action from a customer viewpoint isn't really a concern for the customer. If they can't do it they have SMEs that can, also bear in mind a lot of the sales teams on phones are now Telstra partners, so they have a new support network.
                  I've never had issues with your third point at all (legacy though). I do know siebel is prone to stuffups, but there are teams that do it.

                  Not saying anyone should definitely do the above, i'm just saying a lot of this stuff is anecdotal.

                • +1 vote

                  @Thundaja:

                  For the love of god do not do this unless you love dealing with L3 Telstra support for 2-3 months.

                  Where were you a year ago, I think it was about 8 weeks, took almost that long to get put into contact with the level 3 service, but then it was sorted pretty quickly.
                  On the plus side I got a $50 once off and a $10pm goodwill credit.

            • +2 votes

              @Neilgero: You want to ask them if its ok to be dodgy for the $500? How honest of you.

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              @Neilgero: Don't ask them! They would obviously say No.

    • +1 vote

      I tried two JB’s and was refused. Have ported to Aldi for 30 days then will try again. If you are successful with a short port then it’s just because you found someone not following JB’s rules.

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        yeah i spoke to a rep and he said you need to port out for 30 days be eligible to port back in again and claim the deal.

        shame this particular deal ends on sunday 24th though.

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          There will be another one.

          FWIW you can port out to Aldi which uses the Telstra wholesale network and JB consider that acceptable

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    Worth to upgrade a 6s to a 7?

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    My plan ends in 10 days whats the best way for me to get one of these? Port out in 10 days? and port in again?

  • -1 vote

    Sign up and change to month to month and cancel? iPhone for $500 discount? Am I missing something here?

    • +1 vote

      You'll have to pay etc unless you're extremely lucky. Telstra have apparently fixed the loophole.

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        Curious, what was the loophole?

        The customer terms say
        "You can cancel your plan at any time without incurring any early termination charges for
        the service. However, you’ll need to pay:
        a. a pro-rated amount for your last billing period based on when you cancel your
        plan; and
        b. if you’ve taken up a DPC or ARO associated with that plan, the balance of all
        remaining repayments in full."

        DPC Device Repayment ARO is Accessory Repayment (i.e. cases), i guess it depends how JB apply the $500

        • +1 vote

          You can have the early termination fees waived if the service isn’t meeting standards, eg reception or speed issues. I’ve had 2 contracts recently cancelled because of this 😉

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            @antik: The new plans don't have any ETCs at all, you are only required to pay the pro-rata billed charged for the existing month and the hardware charges :)

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              @niro: The ETC is for terminating the JB HIFI 12 month plan, not Telstras own M2M plans.

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              @niro: I’m not sure where you’re getting that info. This is from the Telstra $65 JB HiFi 12 month plan contract.

              What happens if I cancel my plan early?
              You’ll need to pay an Early Termination Charge if you cancel your plan early plus any remaining handset and accessory payments. The maximum Early Termination Charge for your plan is set out in the table above. You will also need to pay a Phone Credit Cancellation Fee if you received a Phone Credit Amount at sign up. The maximum Phone Credit Cancellation Fee is set out in the Plan Cost table.

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                @antik: Yeah ignore me, i was thinking it was a Telstra plan, but its a JB-Hifi mobile plan which is specific to them

                EDIT- the terms actually state there is no ETC amount for cancelling a 12 month plan with a mobile. So is this deal the BYO or the Mobile plan? So it's either phone credit can of $300 or the ETC of $390… yay?

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        When did they close it? I know a couple of people that pulled it off recently

      • +1 vote

        Well, @Jamiea, Telstra has not apparently fixed this loophole.

        If live chat and calling up Telstra doesn't work, then maybe using the Telstra app to change the plan will.

        (I waited to receive the bill to confirm if I had to pay ETC, and lo and behold, no ETC was added to the bill).

        This is what I did, and it worked out fine (I did this on android phone) and also this is all from memory:

        Step 1: Download Telstra App, sign in, register, blah blah blah
        Step 2: At the bottom, tap on "Services", then tap on the number/account that appears on top
        Step 3: Tap on the tab "My Plan"
        Step 4: Under this, there should be a section where you can tap on to "change your plan" or something similar. Tap on this and I think it will open an external web browser or something.
        Step 5: Choose your plan (preferrably the one with month-to-month so that you can cancel a month later)
        Note to Step 5: When you choose, check at the top that says "one-off". I assume this is the place where it will inform you if you need to pay the ETC or not. Make sure this says $0.
        Step 6: Accept!
        Step 7: Check back on the app to see if the change went through. You may encounter an error message. You may have to wait a day or so for it to be updated on their system.

        That's it!

        Also please note: You may not have this option straight away, nor will the "one-off" amount be $0. I tried this a month or so later and it worked for me. YMMV.

        EDIT: I did this like a week ago
        EDIT 2: This will get you out of the JB Hi-Fi plan and onto the Telstra month-to-month plan, effectively cancelling the JB Hi-Fi contract early with no ETC.

        • +3 votes

          Just checked this out, mine has:

          Cost to switch your plan
          You will be charged for cancelling or switching your plan before the plan end date

          Plan Early Termination Charge $359.56

          So that's a no go.

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            @Spiderboy: Have you tried the live chat to change to the M2M? Some people reported successful ETC waiver when switching to the highest priced plan.
            Also as NitNav said, the 0$ option may not present itself immediately (need to try a few times over a month or so).

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              @zulus: I have the 'one-off' amount at the top listed as $0, but there is no indication that this is in referal to the ETC fees, as before I even choose a plan it states my above comment.
              Rather not run the risk considering I'm happen enough with the plan anyway, and have already exited a JB hi-fi plan after a month a few months ago.

  • +2 votes

    Anybody know what the GST component will be for these sort of deals? Say if i use the voucher to pick up a $1k phone will the invoice show gst paid for $500 or the full amount, or none?

    • +1 vote

      Most likely on the full amount - and then a "gift card" of $500 is applied (was what I saw with a similar HN deal)

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      want to know as well..

    • +3 votes

      full amount.

      source: i use finance or gift cards all the time and still am able to claim full GST while leaving the country

    • +1 vote

      Displays total GST for the invoice amount.

      I did this last year for the same-ish deal and used a combination of the jb bonus discount (as physical giftcard), self purchased egift cards and then cash to pay for an iphone XR.

      then used the receipt and claimed TRS.

      just make sure to ask to have your name & address on the receipt for TRS if thats what your planning to do

  • +2 votes

    Interesting that the deal ends on the 24th of November which also happens to be the day before Optus is releasing new plans.

  • +1 vote

    Is this an actual gift card (i.e. for use on other stuff) or purely an iPhone discount?

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    Do you reckon you could buy the iPhone 7, then return it for a gift card?

  • +1 vote

    Looking for iPhone 11 128GB (RRP is $1,279)

    JB HIFI DEAL : $1,279 - $500 = $779 + $780 (for 12 Months Telstra Sim plan) = $1,559
    APPLE STORE : $1,279 + $300 (Boost mobile $300 for 12 months pre-paid plan) = $1,579

    Both iPhone purchases can claim for TRS I assume.

    Which one is better ?

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      for TRS purchase I wonder if the $500 is applied on the receipt as a gift card (or something similar), you should be able to claim the full amount? or will they print the receipt with just the lower price?

    • +2 votes

      Depends if you can fork out $1279, or if you want to stay get in contract with telstra for 12 months.

      I'd personally go for JB HiFi deal

    • +2 votes

      Depends on your situation, one is a higher outright spend, while the other is month to month. The JB plan comes with much more data per month but its pretty hard to use up more than 20gb per month anyway. Boost has international calling where the JB plan doesn't.

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      Also I should point out there are cheaper ways to get an iPhone than the RRP.

      If you've got access to any of the discounted egift cards then you can take 5% off
      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/wiki/discounted_egift_cards

      Easiest way is to setup a Suncorp bank account (free of charge) which enables 5% of JB HI FI.

    • +1 vote

      JB better value for money since it offers more GB?

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      Note that JB does credit check.

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      Be interested in this too!

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    hey guys,

    My current Optus plan is about to end this month, do you guys think this is a good deal?

    If JB can do the $500 gift card rather than off a phone that would be better :)

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      Depends how much Data you need. If you need a lot, and you want/need to buy a new phone then yes, it is a good deal.

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    Guys, I'm seeing a different thing on their webpage.

    Do they honor this if i walk in with the screenshot of the deal?

  • +1 vote

    suncorp has 5% on jb gc incase ppl wanted to save more money paying the remaining amount after the 500.

    • +1 vote

      For AGL customers, AGL rewards has 6.5% discount on JBHIFI for limited time (Till 27/11/19)

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    To receive the $500 phone credit the handset purchase price must be a minimum value of $999
    For handset purchase price less than $999, it is $300 phone credit

    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/pages/jb-mobile

  • +1 vote

    Anyone had any issues porting from one name to another? From what I've read it shouldn't matter. My wife is on an ancient Virgin Mobile plan in her mums name from 10 years ago - would love to finally port her to her own plan, but don't want to go through the hassle of name change with Virgin. From what I've read as long as the account number is correct it'll port fine?

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      I had the same thing for myself where the number i used was still in my mum's name and with amaysim. I went to the JB reps (Westfield Parramatta) and told them the situation, and they were able to have to moved to my name after confirming my mums details and talking to her on the phone. I did however have to wait for like 2 hours for administrative reasons ( I guess the contacted Telstra and sorted out the issue) and didn't need to pay anything extra.
      P.s. I would just advise your wife to head into a store with her mum, just to save the headache of I.D. verification

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    Anyone know if these types of deal comes around often or not? Still have a couple months left with my current phone plan contract. Wondering if I should wait till after Christmas sale.

    • +1 vote

      For the past 9 months or so, they seem to come and go at least every other month, in different variations: $400 to $500 discounts on the 12m plan in either JB gift cards or phone/iPhone discounts.

    • +1 vote

      They cycle through every couple of weeks, with android phones from brands after market share (Google, Huawei, Xiaomi) being far more common than Samsung, and Apple deals even less likely. So it really depends on when the phone that you would consider is part of the deal.

      JB's $500 off any phone over $999 or $300 off any phone under $999 is an almost permanent fixture though, but this is a 24 month plan.
      https://www.jbhifi.com.au/pages/jb-mobile

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    anyone know if I can add this plan to my telstra business account. i just want it to be deducted at the same time

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    Seems excellent value given 60gb could satisfy family internet needs as a hotspot at home?

    I would definitely do this if it extended to other manufacturers.

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      Guess it really depends on what your family use it for, if just web browsing should be ok, but streaming and gaming probably not… a download on steam is like 15-20gb itself lol

  • +2 votes

    Time for an upgrade I have everything apple except my phone maybe it's time :)

  • +1 vote

    Deal ends Sunday… before the week of Black Friday. Wonder if they'll have something better coming up.

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    Does anyone know if 2 of us sign up at the same time, can both $500 can go towards the same phone?

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    My port finally went through after waiting for months.

    Seems like Telstra staff aren’t letting you claim port in credit easily and won’t let you switch to Monthly Telstra plans.

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