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$1250 Gift Card for S21 models (e.g. $0 Samsung Galaxy S21 5G 128GB) on 12-Month $99/Month 150GB Telstra Plan @ JB Hi-Fi

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Confirmed in store today, this deal is back!

Min cost $1188, considering that the S21 is $1249 outright at JB, it's certainly not bad. Even if you can get it from the Samsung store at the $649 mark and go on the $65/mo Telstra plan, it will still be more expensive than this (649 + 65*12 = 1429). Sure you can go with another provider, but obviously it won't match the speed of being with Telstra.

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    $10 port in credit or nawh?

    • +1 vote

      try to ask Live Chat, someone reported getting the $10 port-in credit applied via Live Chat last time.

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      I've asked jb hifi guys previously for similar plan and they were able to add the credit themselves making it $89/month.

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        How long ago was that? I asked for it for the last deal but they said no

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          did you try Live Chat? Someone mention in the last deal that he got $10 applied via Live Chat

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          It was for S20FE.

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        I asked when i got the s21 ultra a month back and they said no in store but jumped on telstra chat snd managed to get the $10 off.

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          Do you have to jump on live chat then and there in the store on your mobile phone? Then show it to JB staff? How did you do it?

  • +2 votes

    Not bad but $99 per month on a phone is a LOT. do people really make use of these plans?
    Some Aldi prepaid credit gets me by just fine.

    • +5 votes

      If you were going to buy the phone anyway it works out to be about $15/month which is dirt cheap for this amount of data. That is assuming the phone costs $1000 new

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        That is assuming the phone costs $1000 new

        Thats not how value works

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          How so?

          If you were going to buy the phone anyway - you would be spending $1000. Which means the plan would be just $15/month. In fact it is even cheaper because you do not have to pay for the phone up front.

    • +5 votes

      You're getting the device worth more than the total contract though… Its a lot if you're only looking at the mobile service on its own.

      Think of it as buying a phone on a 12 month repayment plan, but you get free mobile service with it.

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        worth cost more than the total contract though
        FTFY

    • -3 votes

      agree! buy it if you are already in the market for a mobile & if Telstra coverage is good in your are.

      Apart from 5g, I believe my S10 is better

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        no, its not

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          S10 is better. Way better.
          I don't care about megapixle camera.
          S10 has everything one needs on a phone. Simple.

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      mother's day gift and cancel mum's $60 a month 25mbps nbn.

  • +1 vote

    I got 80 bucks monthly phone allowance from my company so this sounds like it's a perfect deal! Thanks!

  • +2 votes

    Farkkk, their stock levels must be through the roof to be offering this.

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    cost about $600 with the trade up deal leaving you $600 for a sim plan for the year

    • +1 vote

      but you need to have the phone that is eligible for the trade up offer which is quite limited

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        most aren't even sending the phone back, can find one off gumtree/fb to do the trade up or just find a friend that has an old phone, samsung has really destroyed the resale value of these phones come end of year, to many promo's

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          even if you don't send the phone back you need to have the eligible phone to run the trade up app to get the discount code. If you have that phone then why bother to keep it.

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            @samehada: if you dont need to send it back better off selling it on fb/gumtree, get better resale

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              @RogueWolf: it doesn't matter, the point is you need to have such phone in the first place. Ppl won't bother doing that, they just comply with the T&C.

              You think they are that stupid just give you the discount based on your answering the question that you got some phone for trade up.

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                @samehada: if you consider this deal good sign up to it, each to their own

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                  @RogueWolf: I'm not sure if you have problem understanding what I said. I have pointed to you that trade up offer is not available to everyone since you need to have an eligible phone in the trade in list.

                  Of course another thing to consider is the plan cost vs your usage.

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                    @samehada: & i've pointed out you can just buy a elegible phone from fb/gumtree then do the trade up, really not that hard, but as said each to their own

                    • +2 votes

                      @RogueWolf: you know how much is the eligible phone before saying that? The cheapest working one that can let you trade in can't have cracked screen will cost at least $150-$200 and you only get $10-$15 trade in value.

                      You need to take into account that loss then your S21 cost is not $600 anymore. Or you have to take the hassle of doing the dodgy of not sending the phone back and resell it which may sell at less than what you bought as well.

                      You also running the risk of Samsung charging back the trade in discount since it is written in the T&C. Even though some chat recently said they won't charge it doesn't mean that they don't enforce it in the future when more ppl abuse it.

        • -1 vote

          I do have a phone that eligible for trade in. Can I just get the trade in value without sending the phone back???

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            @ozvince: So you want them to pay you for thin air?

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              @nikoris: Yeah I am dreaming

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              @nikoris: The majority of people believe this will actually work. I got howled down in other threads for suggesting it's not a great idea, nor is it the right thing to do. It'll probably happen again here. People are convinced that the T&Cs allow them to not send their device back but keep the trade in bonus. Asurion have been super slow at charging people for the non-returned trade ins, so there are still lots of questions both ways. Proceed at your own risk.

              I still think it's completely ridiculous for people to openly and explicitly agree to trading in their device in order to get a trade in bonus and then believing that somehow the T&Cs protect them from actually doing it. But just wait for the downvotes….

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                @wombat81: I gotta be honest, i just did the whole process, i traded my iphone 11 and the value i got was $305 (plus the $400 voucher)
                It's very tempting to me to never send my iphone 11 back and maybe get to keep the trade in bonus

  • +2 votes

    Given that the 180GB plan from Telstra is back down to $65/month, I don't think you're really getting the phone for free…

    • +1 vote

      $34/mo works out as the phone repayment of $420 over 12mos

      • -2 votes

        Which isn't free is it? Like OP is saying
        As well as 20% less data if you need that much

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          Geez alright, point taken.

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    It is more like ”the plan for free”

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    Can you sign up for this if you're already a Telstra customer but your contract has expired?

    • +1 vote

      You may have to buy a vodsfone/optus prepaid and transfer to them. Then report back your number to telstra when you sign up.

    • +2 votes

      Sign up for a new number.
      Move old number to this plan.
      Cancel new number.
      Did this a few weeks back with the same deal

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        Telstra won't always allow this, though. So proceed with caution.

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          Yeah, it took quite a few goes on chat to find someone that understood what I was after.

    • +2 votes

      In same boat. Been off contract with Telstra for 2 years but every deal wants new customers only.

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        You could just port out and wait for another good port in deal to come up. I was almost at the point of doing that before the crazy S21 deals popped up in March.

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    Can you pay extra for the ultra?

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      Yes, i did got an ultra today from jb. just paid the price differences

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        How much was it?

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    Is the Samsung phone dual-sim? Anywhere this can be confirmed?

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      No way, only esim plus a physical sim. The only one Australian market I can think of is Oppo find X3 pro that's dual sim.

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        The S21 is dual sim, it's just one sim is an e-sim.

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          Physical sims beat embedded sim. Samsung is following crapple.

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            @Xantar: Why does it matter?

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              @wombat81: Matter for me because I'm sim slutting :) plus for my business too, I guess. Traveling as well, but not so much right now.

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                @Xantar: Yeah fair enough. I would think that vast majority of people would just use their primary carrier sim as their e-sim and switch the second sim around as they see fit.

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        If you chase down S21 with Snapdragon processor it has dual sim, Kogan is one source, yes, not "Australian Market" and probably a little slower processing speed, but that's what I'd will probably do for dual sim capability.

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          Why would the SD be slower? The Exynos has caught up massively, but the SD still does perform marginally better.

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            @wombat81: I looked at a test a while back and I think the snapdragon in the S21 Ultra was slightly lower in a few benchmark tests.

            My mistake - quite close but the Snapdrgon was slightly better.
            https://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-galaxy-s21-ultra-sn...

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              @singlemalt72: Yeah. I wouldn't buy a grey import just for SD processor. The difference is no longer worth the potential warranty headaches. All the S21s are dual sim anyway.

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                @wombat81: Nano sim and esim, different to dual sim if you aren't with one of the 3 big telcos.

                Edit: I have heard Telstra is looking at rolling out eSim capability to some MNVO's later this year

  • +1 vote

    OP did they have any deals on s21 altra in store?

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      I think you can ask them, they apply the $1249 credit voucher to the S21 purchase price so you can ask if it can be used for the S21 Ultra instead and pay the difference.

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        Would be better if they can apply to any phones, cause I rather get Oppo. Samsung going downhill lately, at least their latest lines.

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          In what way? Their latest Exynos chip is way better than previous attempts.

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            @wombat81: Just my opinion but:

            S20 line plague with battery and touch problem. Removal of useful features. Features that I use alot for work.

            S21 line remove more features. Only ultra worth something. Constant sale devalue the phones which is not good business in the long run.

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              @Xantar: Fair enough. I can see how the features removed could be an issue for some, and the S20FE did have significant touch screen issues. I really don't see resale as a big deal but each to their own.

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              @Xantar: Which feature are removed from the s21 and the s21+ that are in the ultra?

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                @ets27: There's a 512gb option in the Ultra and a different camera setup.

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    Anyone know if we can data share on these plans?

    • +1 vote

      Assuming the CIS is the same as here

      Data expires at the end of the month and is not shareable

      Better off going with the $65 180GB Telstra plan, can share with 10 plans..But you may have some luck on Telstra chat

  • +1 vote

    Just rung up, the deal is a $1250 gift card toward a phone with the 99$/mo plan.

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      Wait. What? Any phones or must be Samsung S21?

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        Not sure I didn't ask seeing as I'm after a S21 Ultra and that fit the criteria for me

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          I just called, and it is $1250 gift card towards any S21 phone. Someone should update this post to reflect this.

          The deal is until 12 May so plenty of time. Gonna chill to see if S21 Ultra get slash in price.

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            @Xantar: Wonder if they will price match Samsung AU store as well.. Hundred bucks off

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              @tablewhale: Who knows. Too lazy to try at then moment. Not too hype up about this deal. Probably because it second time around. You know there will be third and then it gets cheaper.

              The economic of repeated sale.

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                @Xantar: Updated to reflect the deal - thanks. It's certainly not a bad deal, but it's not for everyone- you can go sim only with another provider and get the phone directly from Samsung cheaper with the trade in deal.

  • +1 vote

    I know 100% that you can't data share on the Telstra JBHIFI plans, where on the Telstra Telstra XL plan they allow data sharing. I called Telstra up and confirmed this.

    Question is though, has anyone cracked the system and got their Telstra JBHIFI plan to be able to data share?

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    Any Telstra/JBHifi plan deals on $65/month Plan?

    • +1 vote

      Sadly not that I'm aware of - only other deal is the $800 credit which can be applied to any phone on the $99/mo plan.

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        Was looking for a GC to spend on something else.

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          ah yeah sorry, maybe next time around - also, I misspoke, the $800 can only be applied to iPhones… even worse.

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    Would this work if I port 2 numbers at the same time?

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      I dont see why not

      • +2 votes

        Ported both numbers. Jumped on telstra live and got $10/mo credit applied to my bills. $89/mo

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          So I go in store and sign up then go home and activate the sim via live chat and ask to change my optus number over and get the $10 off? (sorry never done this before)

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            @JimmyJohnson: No, you port the number when you sign up and go home Live chat tell them you bring your number from another network to Telstra and ask them to apply the $10 port-in discount per month.

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              @samehada: I did live chat with Telstra, and they said the plan its with Jb, Telstra is 3rd party partner of JB, so they cant apply the $10 port-in discount per month.
              I even told them I am a new customer porting to telstra and explain that Telstra is the service provider and not JB.

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                @probaticz: try again with different operator

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                @probaticz: How did you go with a different operator?

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                  @Spellbound: Havent tried yet.

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                    @probaticz: I hope this helps, I signed up this for mum on mother's day and tried to get the $10 credit from Telstra just today. They denied first. The agent told me it is a JB HiFi promotion and JB has their own system which only can apply this, so I need to go back to JB and ask for it… but I knew better and insisted that it is a Telstra promo. I asked for it to be escalated when it was leading to no where and few minutes later it was approved.

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                      @junfila: Live chat is saying they can only apply the credit for 6 months, did they say the same to you?

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    Guessing this has expired?

    • +1 vote

      Expires tomorrow, (12th). Both my local stores confirmed this