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Google Pixel 4a 5G $599 (Delivered) @ Telstra (Officeworks Price Beat $569.05)

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Google Pixel 4a w/ 5G for $200 off RRP ($799)
Just put an order in for the phone outright with no associated plan - Will see in the morning if it's honoured
Not the lowest ever price ($559) but a decent price nonetheless (beating out some Black Friday discounts)

Edit:
As suggested by ozviktor
Price match @ officeworks for 5% off = $569.05

Further, price matched by Google stores and JB Hifi

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  • +4 votes

    Pixel 5 at $849 also
    https://www.telstra.com.au/mobile-phones/mobiles-on-a-plan/g...

    Will these phones be locked to Telstra?

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      I think only pixels sold by verizon (in the US) are carrier locked.

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      Yeah keen to understand whether they are unlocked

    • -1 vote

      NO, TELSTA POSTPAID ARE NOT LOCKED. PREPAID IS NETWORK LOCKED BUT CAN BE UNLOCKED IF YOU CONTACT TELSTRA. ITS OFTEN FREE IF YOU HAVE WAITED A FEW MONTHS AND RECHARGED.

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    How would the warranty be handled, via Telstra? Is there a chance somewhere like Office Works would price match?

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      If you worry about warranty, buy from Google Store, they will price match Telstra.

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        How do you price match on the Google store?

        • -2 votes

          ASK IN STORE TO PLEASE PRICEMATCH

      • +1 vote

        they only price match a few stores

        Authorized retailers for Australia

        • Bunnings
        • Harvey Norman
        • JB Hi-Fi
        • Officeworks
        • The Good Guys

        https://support.google.com/store/answer/9631873?hl=en

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          I just confirmed on their chat that they won't price beat Telstra.

  • +7 votes

    Price match at officeworks for 569

    • +1 vote

      Mate can you please share how to do this at Officeworks? Can you do it online?

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        I normally phone them up.

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        I went into store.

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        Can't do price matches online but can do them on the phone, or instore.

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        I went in store and showed them the Telstra ad on my old phone. Just make sure you click on 'Outright' on the page to show the $599 price. No hassling required.

      • +1 vote

        It took a couple of trips. My local store would not do the beat because quote "Telstra is selling that with conditions"…. Depending on who you get it seems the staff are trained to look at any reason possible to prove the products aren't the same. That way they get out of it. Second store 5mins down the road had no issues.
        edit: their go to excuse is different warrantee lengths for the same item meaning they can treat it like a different product. Don't be surprised if that's the first thing they check

        • +2 votes

          Had my phone for a couple of weeks now and coming from the ancient S7, it was a great upgrade. BTW not sure who gives a downvote for facts (that it's hard sometimes to get these sorts of companies to honour a price beat guarantee). Just letting people know it might take a couple of goes before you get someone reasonable at the store who is happy to help. 30% off rrp in the end but not without a hoop or two to jump through

      • +1 vote

        Just got one from OW!

        Juat go directly to the store. Some things you need to stress:
        - telstra is offering outright $599
        - pixel phones are unlocked worldwide except under verizon US
        - for telstra, only Iphones are locked to their SIMs.

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          Tried this, my store said it requires a Telstra login and said that behind the login it requires a plan; which is bullshit.
          I tried to push them on it and the guy said he had been on the phone with Telstra for hours a few weeks before and confirmed a plan was required.

          Definitely felt like rubbish excuse just to not do the deal, c***s.

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            @visualdescript: not sure if the deal is still on. Well Telstra account is actually free to create.

            If OW didn't work for you and that they didn't want your business, then I suggest you might as well just get outright from Telstra anyway, it's still heaps cheaper than any other shops out there with some level of support if you run into any issues.

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              @fuzzy wuzzy: Yep that is the route I went, mainly went to OW as they are closer and were open on the day, Telstra shop was closed haha.

              When I purchased at Telstra store the clerk there did actually say that it needs to be linked to a Telstra service, I already had a sim-only service so it was fine, but it sounds like there is truth in what the OW person was saying …

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                @visualdescript: that's definitely odd because on the website you were able to just buy it outright without even ordering a SIM. and we all know that Pixel phones are unlocked worldwide except for verizon in the US. Anyways, at lease you scored a deal :) enjoy your phone!

  • +1 vote

    Are these still getting unlimited google photos?

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      yep only high quality though, not original

      • +1 vote

        Every phone gets high quality free

        • +1 vote

          Only until June, then it's Pixels only.

          • +1 vote

            @f4te: And there is great reason to not rely on google for anything

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            @f4te: Pixels until 5. (6 and further may not get it either.)

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              @dust: Just to clarify what dust means: Pixels 1 through 5 have been explicitly confirmed to continue "high quality" uploads for free for as long as you use them. Pixels after the 5 have not been explicitly confirmed or denied that feature.

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            @f4te: Yeah hence if you get a good deal before June. You are set with HQ quality photos, it just means you unload with your Pixel, copy photos over to it.

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      No, none of the Pixels get that any more as far as I know

      • +1 vote

        I think Pixel 1 does.

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          Yep, I have Google photos backup turned off on my Pixel 2 and instead it automatically copies to my Pixel 1 which then syncs in original quality Google Photos.

          • +1 vote

            @gamerkonks: how do you make it automatically copy to your pixel 1?

            • +2 votes

              @Kakashi98: I use an app called FolderSync to sync my photo directories to my server. And then on my Pixel 1, I use the same app too sync the photo directories from the server to the Pixel 1.
              You can also sync to / from cloud services (GDrive, Mega, OneDrive, etc.).

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      Yes but not at original quality

      • +1 vote

        Pixel 3/3XL sill has unlimited at original till Jan 2022

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      The unlimited google photos in HQ is pretty much the only reason I would buy one

      • -1 vote

        They got rid of that 😉

        • +1 vote

          Right in that case no purchase

          I thought 4a and 5 still have unlimited HQ photos storage

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            @neonlight: Oh yes it does. 1080 p videos and between 9 and 12mp compressed photos

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              @onlinepred: That's the only reason I'd buy Pixels is for that reason, planning to get rid of S10+ and eventually Pixel

              • +1 vote

                @R3XNebular: Pay for storage. It’s the best option. Then no reliance on a single phone or brand. Also then you can backup 4K videos hehe

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                  @onlinepred: You recommend Google storage? Or should I buy secondhand pixel

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                    @R3XNebular: I ended up just passing for google drive. When I can be bothered I’ll move to Microsoft as they are cheaper.

                  • +2 votes

                    @R3XNebular: If you haven't picked up cloud storage yet, Microsoft 365 is crazy good value, especially the family plan.

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                    @R3XNebular:

                    You recommend Google storage?

                    I wouldn't recommend Google for anything.

                • +1 vote

                  @onlinepred: No never. Google is doing this to make you decide to buy their phone or storage. Not gonna pay for it. I rather have something physical in hand than some virtual service which adds more monthly subscription. As if Amazon and PS Plus not enough including daily utility bills

  • +3 votes

    Does anyone know if it's better to go through JBHIFI or Google directly if I have issues with my 4a 5G? Owned this for 4 months

    Can't recommend this, the touchscreen is inaccurate af. Even after the February update where they promised it would be fixed, typing like this is like keyboard roulette

    • +8 votes

      JB no contest. If you ever end up having an issue with google support and you initiate a chargeback, they will permaban your google account.

      • +1 vote

        oh, really, that's not good customer support.

        • +5 votes

          oh, really, that's not good customer support.

          You sound surprised. Most of these big tech companies are evil. Don't be fooled by the glitter…

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        Strong disagree.

        I've had excellent experience with Google Pixel support, they send me a new phone when my 10 month old phone developed a fault. I wasn't even the original buyer.

        Super smooth and easy customer support team and were even willing to send a replacement phone before I returned the faulty one.

        JB are fine too, but Google have been great when I've needed them.

        • +4 votes

          I didn't say they weren't good. Only if you have a problem, then you're screwed. There are plenty of horror stories if you search.

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        Do you have any links to examples? I'd be interested to read the stories.

  • +3 votes

    I won't recommend this phone. Oppo find X 2 neo much better choice. Fast and better camera.

    • +3 votes

      I agree. I was researching for my next phone and I thought it would definitely be a Pixel. However after doing some research I don't think the Pixel is a standout phone anymore. All of the other companies have caught up to the Pixel photo quality and contains more features for a similar price. Google really missed an opportunity to stand out this year by keeping their old camera sensor. Their value proposition is pretty poor compared to OnePlus, Oppo and Huawei.

    • +1 vote

      Bought an Oppo x2 Neo for offspring a month ago. Great phone in all ways.

    • +3 votes

      You buy it for the pure android experience. The best of what google offers with no other junk in it.

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    don't think we've had one Pixel 4a sale yet

    • +1 vote

      I'm guessing because it's the most popular one, so no need to do a sale

  • +1 vote

    As an owner of one, this should have been the RRP for this phone.. Good mid range phone and worth it at this price

  • +5 votes

    First time commenting, created an account to thank you - just successfully price beat by calling Officeworks' customer service number. This deal came at the perfect time for me!

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    Office works tried to tell me they won't match Telstra because they are network locked, after 3 staff members checking they finally allowed it.

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      Can you please me the Officeworks store where you did this?

      • +1 vote

        Coburg VIC, i got the last one they tell me

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          Oh no, I meant to get one there! No more stock there?

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          you mean the staff have now all purchased the remaining stock after you alerted them to it !!! :)

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    Thanks op. Got Officeworks to price beat.

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    Telstra version i guess it has its own branding at startup. Can this be flashed?

    Also its a single SIM is there a dual SIM version at all?

    • +5 votes

      I don't think Telstra have had their own rom since the galaxy nexus

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      It's dual SIM. i.e. physical SIM and eSIM

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    Just got off the phone to Officeworks who said they recieved an email from Telstra to hold off on price matching the Pixels…. was told to call back later.

    • +1 vote

      Same

    • +2 votes

      Just got off the phone to Officeworks who said they recieved an email from Telstra to hold off on price matching the Pixels…. was told to call back later.

      Am I reading your comment correctly? Telstra is telling Officeworks to stop pricematching a product that they set themselves?

      • +5 votes

        Yeah it was a super strange phone conversation, I didn't even get a chance to say what type of phone it was. I said I'd like to get a price match on a phone that Telstra are selling and the lady cut me off straight away and said Telstra emailed us this morning and told us to hold off on pricematching - makes no sense to me, but that's how she explained it.

        In the end, I ignored her suggestion to just call back later and went down to Mentone Officeworks for an attempt in person, after a awkward 10-15 mins of the staff double checking the deal on Telstra's website and going through the tedious Telstra checkout processs - a $599 at a checkout page finally appeared and they price beat at $569.05.

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          I tried the same, and did u have to checkout with a Telstra ID? The staff then claimed that this is locked to Telstra because you need an ID to purchase it…

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      [email protected]$! Obviously officework undercut Telstra hence that's why

  • +2 votes

    Thanks OP. Just got the Pixel 4a 5g from Pitt St.(NSW) Officeworks with price match at $569. They have plenty in stock.

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    Bummer - JB and Officeworks near me have both said no. Offer is for a Telstra locked phone, and they sell unlocked version.

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      I was able to price match with my local JB.

      I couldn't get through to the phone line on their website to request a price match, so I put in a request through the online form. My local store contacted me, set one aside, and I went down to pick it up, no issues.

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      That's bollocks, Telstra don't sell them locked either.

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    Bummer - Is that locked to Telstra ? - Just ordered with Telstra

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      Do google do carrier locked phones in Australia? Sounds like they are trying some BS with this and the pixel 5 deal.

      Edit: Apparently they can be sim-locked for up to two years. I thought they only had that with US carriers. Sorry for the incorrect outrage.

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        And short answer is ?

  •  

    With this deal https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/608287, phone price is zero in JBHIFI. Anyone tried, Thanks

  •  

    Has anyone get the price match at JB Hi-Fi successfully?

    • +1 vote

      I stood outside a Telstra store this morning to go and buy this phone. I told them I wanted to buy the phone outright. The gatekeeper insisted that I must be a Telstra customer and put it on a Telstra plan. Went on to say that if I used it on other carriers and had problems with it I'd need to take it back to the manufacturer instead of the Telstra store… I told him that's not how Australian consumer law works, then went to JB Hifi and had it price matched in 2 minutes.

  •  

    Got the Officeworks price match this morning - got a call back saying it was cancelled as Telstra said it was a pricing error.

    • +1 vote

      Go into the store and get it. Looks like Officeworks is trying to get out of it. Telstra still advertising it so obviously not an error.

      • +1 vote

        It is definitely not an error. It's a great deal and Officeworks wants to refuse the price beat. A lot of stores are telling customers that the phones are sold out.

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          That's deceiving.

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    fark.. pulled the trigger for the pixel 4a at 695 at officeworks!! 3 or so weeks ago. fun times.