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Telstra $300 Pre-Paid SIM (150GB, 12 Month Expiry) $219 Delivered @ Telstra (Online Only)

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Seems like a pretty good deal. Full Telstra network (obviously) and data banking.

Includes:
Data Bank - Save up to 200GB of unused data when you recharge before expiry.
Unlimited calls and texts to standard Australian numbers.
Unlimited standard international calls to selected destinations.
$100 Extra Credit for international calls and texts, roaming and premium SMS

Online only offer available to customers who purchase by 3 February 2020. The discount is applied at checkout. Limit two per customer.

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  • +3 votes

    Not a historic low but still a great price if one needs that much data.

    Works out at 12.5GB/month.

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      Does this let you burn the whole 150GB in the first month?

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      highly unlikely it will drop that low again

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        "highly unlikely"
        but there is still a chance

  • +10 votes

    Unlike Boost note that Telstra prepaid does support eSIM and includes $100 Extra Credit for international calls and texts, roaming and premium SMS.

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      Thanks. Added inclusions into the post.

    • +2 votes

      Unfortunately Boost has a better deal on international calls. But eSIM is a nice addition

      • +2 votes

        In Which aspect is Boost better? Telstra has international calling too. Those 100$ are in addition to free international calls. You can use that credit to pay for roaming, for example. Happy to be corrected.

        • +2 votes

          Boost offers unlimited international calls to a lot of countries.
          Telstra doesn't.

          • +2 votes

            @almostfrench: Telstra does offer unlimited international calls. Maybe you meant number of countries is less as compared to Boost?

        • +5 votes

          Both Telstra and Boost have unlimited calls to 18 / 25 countries. Whereas Telstra offers extra $100, Boost offers whopping 1200 minutes to the rest of the world (another 30 countries) on $150 plan. So better deal on international calls

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          So we can use $100 for anything sms, calls and data when travelling overseas?

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            @T-man: wonder how much data can that $100 get you overseas

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              @FatTofu: Not much, only around 300mb but still enough to use it if you have a stopover or to use to find a shop where you can buy a local sim.

  • +26 votes

    Officeworks price beat to bring it down to $208.05

    https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/telstra-30...

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      will they honour phone plans and vendor pricing ?

      • +2 votes

        I did it successfully last time they had this promo

    • +6 votes

      Can confirm. I called 1300 OFFICE and placed my order successfully.

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        did you place an online order or?

        • -4 votes

          did you place an online order or?

          Did you read my comment before replying?

          “I called 1300 OFFICE…”

          • +1 vote

            @stirlo: Of course I did but their website says "The PBG cannot be applied to purchases made online", so just wanted to confirm!

    • +5 votes

      Thank you. Rang Officeworks and they price beat it.

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      Cheers. Called Officeworks and got the price beat as well

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      None of my local stores have any stock, don't think the price beat works for online purchases?

      • +1 vote

        You can do a phone purchase and they will post the stock to the store for next day pickup or post to your house for free.

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      Has anyone tried or know if Officeworks will accept giftcard payment for this deal? I am thinking of using the Coles Myer giftcards I got from the Amex deals….

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        giftcard option wasn't showing up when I placed an order online, i've got a giftcard as well, but might work in store

    • +2 votes

      Officeworks have now dropped their price to match Telstra

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      Hi what officeworks store did you get this price from

  • +1 vote

    How long do you have to recharge?

    • -1 vote

      I thought you dont need to recharge. Isn't $219 for entire year? can someone clarify this please?

      • +4 votes

        As in.. buy this and how long before the card/pack expires.

        Sorry for confusing.

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          I have activated the same plan bought it for $219 in Dec 2018 1st week, expiry date says 2021-09-06.

    • +3 votes

      It is for new customers only so practically you can't recharge it. As for new customers, SIM pack has an expiry date mentioned which generally is around one year. In case expiry is too short, you can request a return for a new sim with longer expiry.

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        thank u!

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      365 days

  • +3 votes

    Just bought boost one yesterday…dang it..

    • +1 vote

      But is there a reason to regret it though? any specific advantage of buying telstra over boost?

      • -2 votes

        I have not personally used boost but reading the comments here:
        -Boost's network coverage are not as good as Telstra- yet to be confirmed since expiry date for mine is in March
        -Boost has no monthly limit on Data,which means you can use the whole 240 gig in a month if you are not careful
        -I probably do not need 20 gig per month, so extra saving by buying this telstra deal

        • +3 votes

          Boost's network coverage are not as good as Telstra- yet to be confirmed since expiry date for mine is in March

          Boost and Telstra coverage is identical

          Boost has no monthly limit on Data,which means you can use the whole 240 gig in a month if you are not careful

          This is also how Boost works.

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          Boost has no monthly limit on Data,which means you can use the whole 240 gig in a month if you are not careful

          This is a good thing. It means if you don't use your data for a few months at a time it doesn't just get wasted. You can use more of it later. Also you can set alerts in your phone settings to stop you from using too much in one month if you want, or have it cut out completely if you use too much.

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        Free NRL/AFL pass

        • +1 vote

          Last year I got an AFL pass on Boost.

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            @redhaze1: I did not know that! Good to know.

        • +1 vote

          Yeah I think. You get all the telstra freebies on boost like NRL/afl streaming and telstra thanks

  • +1 vote

    perfect timing, my 6mth Boost expires next week, thanks so much!

    • +2 votes

      6 month Boost (60GB) is currently $100
      12 month Boost ($150 SIM) is currently $135

      Both of those still work out cheaper if you wanted :)
      If you need more data, go for the Telstra deal but if you don't then there's these?

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    Can these be used to recharge existing Telstra pre-paid customers? Or do you need to port out first?

    • +4 votes

      port out first

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      How does this work? Can I port out online or do I need to do it in store / over the phone?

      • +2 votes

        to port out, you will need a new sim card from a different network e.g. optus, vodafone and etc.

        apply porting online should be easy and usually takes a couple of hours

        when all above is done, get your new telstra sim ready to port in again.

        feel free to add anything that i may have missed.

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          Anyone know if you can port out and then back in on the same day? Or do you need to wait for a period of time on the new provider before porting back to Telstra?

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        Cheapest option might be porting out to Aldi? Get a sim pack which includes $5 credit to use immediately on their PAYG

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    Are you sure esim supported? I can’t find anything online to confirm this. Anyone got this working? Is there an additional monthly fee for esim?

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      Good question actually. I've never tried it, but read elsewhere it was possible. I have removed it from the post until someone else can confirm definitively.

    • +3 votes

      I've got my Telstra pre-paid service active on an eSIM in my iPhone XS. No additional fee. After you activate the physical SIM, you'll need to go into a Telstra store and ask them to change your service from a physical SIM to an eSIM.

      • +1 vote

        Oh thanks for that

        I was thinking of a different scenario

        I wanted esim activated on my Apple Watch

        So physical sim in my iPhone 8 and esim on my Apple Watch

        Has anyone managed to do this on Telstra prepaid?

        • +2 votes

          You can’t add Apple Watch on Prepaid. Only Postpaid.

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        Can confirm this is correct :)

    • +4 votes

      Apologies for the confusion.

      Moving your service to an eSIM on your phone (freeing up the physical SIM tray) is supported.
      Number sync (One Number) and eSIM features on Apple Watch would not be.

      • +1 vote

        Does this mean you can have two numbers on your phone?

        • +4 votes

          Yes.

          You put Telstra on eSIM and then whatever you want in the SIM tray. You can switch between them to use one for calls one for data etc. Great for traveling. My plan is that when the 150gb runs out I'll get whatever cheap prepaid data plan is available while leaving my main number on Telstra.

          As of the iOS13 both can have iMessage as well which was a limitation of the original setup. Also it requires a relatively new iPhone (XS, XR, 11 & 11pro) or one of a handful of android phones.

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        Just confirming… no Apple Watch support ?

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          Correct

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    These have relatively long expiries unlike the usual must non Telstra types?

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    Can someone explain telstra vs boost in terms of coverage please? boost is relatively cheaper. So wondering which is the best one to go for.

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      Identical. Boost use the Telstra Retail network.

      • +1 vote

        Are you sure about this? I have a dual 4G dual- SIM phone, one with Telstra (inbound roaming) and one is Boost. The Telstra one usually has better signal strength.

        • +1 vote

          I have heard similar from a couple people. They say they get better reception in the bush on Telstra than they do with Boost despite everyone else saying both companies supposedly use exactly the same towers.

          • -1 vote

            @mapax: They don't just use the same towers, it's the same SIM card with a different label (it identifies as Telstra), they use the same billing, network management etc as well. It's most likely they have different phones with each SIM and reception isn't consistent between phones or even OS versions. Otherwise they're probably thinking of a different MNVO. (Also possibly they're being covered by Telstra-Air or similar)

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              @jkart: Tests were done in the same device but months apart.

              Where we go it would be an understatement to say that reception is patchy at best. It’s not uncommon for the signal to vanish for days at a time and it’s possible the guys were testing boost during a particularly sketchy period, I believe reception was fine in the top paddock though.

              • +1 vote

                @mapax: Yeah months apart makes it pretty meaningless, service could have been upgraded / having an issue, weather can be different etc.

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          The Boost SIM is a Telstra prepaid SIM with Boost written on it. As far as the towers and your phone are concerned you're a Telstra prepaid customer, Telstra do all the billing and network connection. Try swapping the slot your SIM cards are in and see if that makes a difference.

        • +1 vote

          Dual SIM 4G/4G or 4G/3G?

          As has been mentioned by @jkart, they are indeed identical and other factors are at play explaining the disparity of performance. For instance, it's possible that the Boost connection has been diverted to another tower due to congestion. But there's no evidence that Telstra prioritises Telstra connections over Boost connections - it's all anecdotal and there's stories going either way.

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      Afaik they should have the same coverage but Boost data has its max download speed capped. Its not noticeable unless you are downloading huge files over your mobile data or are doing side-by-side comparisons.

      There are always reports of people on boost getting less coverage but I have never noticed a difference when visiting family out in the sticks.

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        According to Whirlpool's information page, you are incorrect.

        https://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/boost_mobile

        • +1 vote

          Hey if they say so fine, but I did a side-by-side in Brisbane with a Telstra & boost phone & the download speed for the Telstra phone was notably faster.

          Both phones were Galaxy s8's.

          • +2 votes

            @mitt: You need to measure the variance of a single carrier. So maybe you should get a control phone, identical to the first, also with Telstra, and see how different they are.

            Then get a phone with no SIM to measure the placebo effect.

            Then a SIM with no phone to get a baseline.

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        'Boost data has its max download speed capped'

        This claim is incorrect.

  • +5 votes

    Can you port from boost to this pack? Or do you need to move to a non Telstra network first?

    • +2 votes

      Boost is considered as internal hence you will need to port out first

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    Boost network is shit in my area, wouldn’t go for telstra.

    • +1 vote

      Where do you live?

      • +2 votes

        or need a new phone….

      • +2 votes

        More to the point, what phone do they have. Wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t support B28 LTE. Maybe it doesn’t even support 850MHz 3G who knows.

    • +2 votes

      If your Telstra performance is poor you're unlikely to see an improvement on Optus / Voda.

      • +1 vote

        I was on Vodafone (Kogan) before I moved to Boost, locally and ironically I get better reception on Voda than Boost.

        The only ever time Boost was ever superior coverage wise was when I drove down to Lorne or visited some semi remote area barely outside the CBD.

  • +1 vote

    Any ideas when the sim card needs to be activated?