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$700 Gift Card with New or Port in to Telstra $65/Month 24-Month Plan @ JB Hi-Fi


Even though 24month sign up says $500 phone credit, I can confirm that this weekend its $700 gift card. NO requirement on the type of phone you want. Got this deal yesterday.

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  • Only on 24 month?

  • Yeah, $700 gc is only on 24mths signup.

  • +16 votes

    How did you get it? I can't imagine going into a JB store and saying 'CanadianAussie confirmed it so I'd like the secret menu option of a $700 gift card'. Does it have to be used on a phone > $999?

  • Can anyone please confirm for how long did they port out before signing up again to telstra

    • 30 days

      • does this actually get checked?

        • Yeah it does. Their system will deny the port if it's less than this.

          • @davesgnl05: Not true, I think its on the JBHiFi staff to make the call. I ported out my Telstra post paid sim on Thursday last week to Voda prepaid. Then went to JB in Brighton Vic on Wednesday this week and signed up for a similar plan with the s20+. No questions asked.

            I did however visit the Chapel St store prior and they denied me due to not being ported out for at least 30 days.

            • @gabos: I think it depends on management or how many other people have done that deal recently. I did it 2 years ago -> Switched from Telstra to Voda for literally 30 mins, walked back into JB and ported back and got the $200~ GC. Last year tried again but was told it has to be 30 days. (Tried at 3 stores). So did the 30 day thing with Voda and went back to JB/Telstra deal.
              I'm hoping they do the $200~ GC deal for 12 months as I'm out of contract at the moment

            • @gabos: I actually asked them about this while I ported. The call centre just won't let you (if they're doing the port by calling their centre). If it's someone doing it off their computer they technically can but then the store ends up eating the cost of the gift card (or something along those lines) so they're reluctant and shouldn't but technically can. That's what the guy I spoke to said.

              • @davesgnl05: Was also told the same when my partner tried to port back to telstra for the Pixel 4 deal last year. Didnt end up getting the deal and still stuck with optus atm waiting for a better deal

          • @davesgnl05: I've ported for a minute….

            It's purely on the store and the salesperson.


              @scuderiarmani: I used to work at a JB store in WA, If its done via the call centre the application will be automatically denied if you haven't ported out for 30 days. Not 100% sure if its done manually through the computer as I just processed applications through the call centre which is what most staff are doing now

              • @Pai: Last year I'm quietly confident it was on the call centre.

                This year I did two literally minutes before close on a Thursday night and they went through, unsure if it was just Computer. Think so.

    • I did 24h last time, no issues. So long as the employee is on board, it makes their life easier as the Telstra account is still active

    • +1 vote

      I just got the $149 upfront $65/12 month S10 Telstra deal at TGG despite only being about 15 days from porting out from Telstra (to Aldi)

  • For those who like numbers, this is the same as your plan becoming just under $36 per month.

    • +37 votes

      I hate numbers! How does the deal feel?

    • $35.8333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333/m

      • Signed up, wreaked havok on my finance spreadsheets

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    • Hate to be that guy but this is only true if you value AU$ and JB$ equally.

    • How is it the same? You still paying 65 a month with money and getting a 700 JB gift card up front.

      • Yeah only works out if you were originally planning on buying something of the same value at JB before.

  • Does anyone know if the 12 month plan is getting a higher gift card too?

  • Is the GC for use on purchase of phone only or can it be used on anything in store?

  • So, curious, whats stopping someone from just "leaving" after getting the giftcard?…

  • iphone 11 128gb $1200 - $700 Gift Card = $500 upfront cost

    $65pm x 24m = $1560

    $500 + $1560 = $2060

    $2060/24m = $65pm + $500 upfront cost

    really worth locking yourself in for 2 years?

    • @RogueWolf you already had the $500 in the $2060

      $500 + $1560 = $2060

      $2060/24m = $65.83pm + $500 upfront cost

      • @dm actually works out $85pm I just seperated it as you need to pay $500 upfront so the rest of the contract is $65pm

        @sean just used iphone 11 as example, even choosing a phone for $700 & below you are still locked in & need to pay $1560 over 24m

        • Exactly right. The question is then if approx $85 a month for 24 months is a good deal for that plan + iPhone 11. From a quick look at the telcos' offerings on postpaid plans for iPhone 11, I don't think this is the spectacular deal people think it is whey they see the $700 GIFTCARD headline

          • @jayjosephceltics: Not really, if you do a fair comparison of the same phone as in this example and equivalent plan, Vodafone is 94.54/m and Optus is 102.28/m so its definitely a fair bit cheaper, especially if you also get the $10/m off for port in.

    • Really worth buying an iPhone 11?
      Alternatively, buy any of the brilliant alternatives for under $700 and effectively pay $0pm for the phone.

      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/530136 for suggestions

    • Well it'd still be cheaper than getting phine and plan direct from Telstra for $114/m with 20gb less data

  • Anyone got the $10/month port over credit successufly?

    Signed up last week and Telstra told me the promotion has ended.

  • lol that one report for sockpuppeting , yeah stuff me full of 700$

  • If you don’t want to port your number can you sign up for a new number even if you are a recent Telstra customer? (ie. left within last 30 days)

    • The official line is no, you must not have been a Telstra number in the last x days. X varies depending on who you're talking to.

      But technically you could do it same day or within a couple of days. My understanding is you have to contact Telstra and get them to finalise the port/clear your number from their system before you can port back in again. Finding someone to do it is the hard part. Sometimes the Jb-Hifi person can pull some strings.

      Edit: Completely misread your comment…disregard above. Yes, you just need to port a new number from another provider. This is what Jb-Hifi people suggest in your example anyway.

    • Yep, that's actually the intent of the deal, to get more Telstra customers.

    • They happily accept people bringing in a brand new pre paid sim thats freshly activated. They dont care if you also have an existing Telstra account, as long as you port in another providers number

  • It's 2 years though. That's a long time to be locked into a contract for a gift voucher

  • For those wondering ETC is $780

  • +13 votes

    I'd rather sign up for the 12 month $500 deal, then do another 12 month deal, plus your not locked in to data limits for the full 24 months

  • So we need to ask for $700 gc deal at the counter - gc is replacing the phone credit deal, rigth ? . Does it have to be over $1000 phone for gc to be $700? What if its a cheaper phone? Does gc have to be used on the spot?

  • There is more value in the 12 month $400 gift card deal.
    I've always rationalized these gift cards by using them to offset the plan, with the justification being i spend the GC on something i was going to get anyway.

    So with that logic
    24months @ $65pm = $1560 - $700 = $860
    $860 ÷ 24m = $35.83 pm

    While the 12month plan would be
    12months @ $64pm = $780 - $400 = $380
    $380 ÷ 12m = $31.6 pm

    So with the 12 month plan, you are locked in for less time and you save $4.23 per month. If that extra $4.23 is worth the extra data, its up to you. But i struggle to use 20gb per month, let alone 60gb or 80gb. So in my opinion, anything over 30gb is essentially "unlimited data" and all the same.

  • 2a month contract kind of sucks…

    But even if ti was for 12 months, Telstra don't have 12 months BYO anymore so you can't change to a Telstra plan and get POMD….which also sucks….

  • Does the ETC workaround still exist?

  • Why is everyone getting so complicated with this deal.

    1. Sign up for 24 mth plan 65/ mth on Telstra
    2. Must be new connection or port in
    3. You can add new connection to existing account
    4. JB give you $700 gift card to spend in store on anything you want, not just a phone.
    5. Early termination charge is $780

    Plan includes 60GB

    The thing that sucks is these plans do NOT allow data pooling or sharing.