Telstra Mobile Plans & Devices on Telstra Network

Telstra mobile plans

As one of the biggest telco companies in Australia, Telstra offers everything from home internet and NBN, to mobile broadband and phone plans, and both prepaid and contracted devices including the latest phones from Samsung, Apple, and Google. If you want to learn more about Telstra mobile phone services, including network coverage, prepaid and SIM-only plans, and mobile broadband, continue reading more below.


Telstra Mobile Coverage Map & Network Speed

The Telstra mobile network is the biggest mobile network in Australia, with 3G, 4G, 4GX, and now 5G coverage covering over 99% of the Australian population.

Telstra mobile coverage map 2022

The 2022 Telstra mobile coverage map above shows the ample network coverage in major Australian cities and additional coverage in rural and regional areas. As always, it’s important to check your area to make sure you’re covered by the Telstra mobile network when signing up to a mobile phone or broadband service.

Click here to see a list of all Telstra network providers.

Telstra 5G

The Telstra 5G network is the fastest and most extensive 5G network in Australia. As of June 2021, Telstra 5G was already available to 75% of the population.

However to access any 5G network you must have a 5G enabled device and a plan that allows you access to the 5G network.

Currently, Telstra is offering 5G access on a several of their prepaid and SIM-only plans as well as some mobile broadband plans. If you’re interested in Telstra 5G network access, check to be sure 5G is available in your area.

Here is a list of all of Telstra 5G Plans:

All Telstra 5G Plans
Plan Name Data Allowance Price
Telstra 5G Prepaid Plans
$60 recharge 40 GB $60 / 28 days
5G SIM-only Mobile Plans
Large 120 GB $85 / month
Extra Large 180 GB $115 / month
5G Mobile Broadband Plans
Medium 75 GB $55 / month
Large 400 GB $85 / month

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don’t compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only. Offers and availability are subject to change. Valid May 2022.

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Telstra Prepaid Mobile Phone Plans

Telstra offers 2 types of prepaid mobile plans depending on how you plan to use your phone:

  1. Standard prepaid mobile plans
  2. Casual prepaid mobile plans

Standard Prepaid Plans:
Telstra's standard prepaid mobile plans are for people who use their phones often and want unlimited calls and texts with flexible expiry periods.

Casual Prepaid Plans:
Telstra's casual prepaid mobile plans are for people who don’t frequently use their phones and therefore have fewer features included and longer expiry periods.

What is an expiry period?An expiry period is the maximum amount of time you can go without having to recharge. Most prepaid plans have an expiry period of 1 month.

Telstra prepaid mobile phone plans come with unlimited calls and texts to standard AU numbers, continuous data rollover, and international call and text inclusions to selected countries. Simply choose one of the prepaid plans below to start.

To get started with a prepaid plan from Telstra, you'll have to choose one of Telstra's prepaid starter kits.

Telstra Prepaid Starter Kit

To begin your prepaid plan, you must purchase a starter kit which is a temporary starter plan used to activate your Telstra SIM card.

The starter kid includes a SIM card that fits all sizes of phones and comes with an allotment of data, calls and texts to get you started until you choose a recharge plan.

The benefit of choosing a starter kit is that you could get extra bonuses for your first few recharges. However, you can also choose a simple starter kit that cost $2 and only includes a Telstra SIM card.

Once you've purchased your SIM starter kit, you will need to activate a standard or casual prepaid mobile plan. Then, you can continue to recharge with any of the prepaid recharge plans shown below.

Prepaid Telstra Recharge Plans

Once you’ve purchased your prepaid Telstra SIM card through the starter kit, you can choose any of the recharges below to continue your Telstra service.

Here is a list of all your recharge options:

Telstra Standard Prepaid Recharge Plans
Recharge Cost: $10 $30 $40 $50 $60 $150 $300
Data Package: 2 GB 10 GB 20 GB 30 GB 40 GB 60 GB 150 GB
Expiry Period: 7 days 28 days 28 days 28 days 28 days 6 months 12 months
Network Availability: 3G
4G
4GX
3G
4G
4GX
3G
4G
4GX
3G
4G
4GX
3G
4G
4GX
5G
3G
4G
4GX
3G
4G
4GX
Includes Continuous Data Rollover              
National Calls + Text + MMS
(standard numbers only)
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Calls to International Zone 1 N/A 300 min 500 min 1000 min 1500 min 3000 min 6000 min
Calls to International Zone 2 N/A 60 min 100 min 150 min 250 min 350 min 800 min
Calls to International Zone 3 N/A 5 min 10 min 15 min 20 min 50 min 100 min
International Text + MMS to all countries N/A 100 100 100 100 100 100

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don’t compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only. Offers and availability are subject to change. Valid May 2022.

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Telstra Casual Prepaid Recharge Plans
Recharge Cost: $20 $30 $50 $70 $100
Data Package: 150 MB 300 MB 500 MB 700 MB 1 GB
Expiry Period 45 days 6 months 6 months 12 months 12 months
Network Availability: 3G
4G
4GX
3G
4G
4GX
3G
4G
4GX
3G
4G
4GX
3G
4G
4GX
National Calls:
(standard numbers only)

40 min

80 min

120 min

200 min

300 min

National Text + MMS 50 100 150 200 300
Calls to International Zone 2 5 min 10 min 10 min 20 min 20 min
Calls to International Zone 2 5 min 10 min 10 min 20 min 20 min
International Text + MMS to all countries 5 10 10 20 20

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don’t compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only. Offers and availability are subject to change. Valid May 2022.

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All Telstra prepaid recharges come with the same call and text inclusions as their starter kits, including unlimited call and text nationwide to standard numbers.

Prepaid recharge plans do not include calls to premium numbers, international roaming or access to Telstra Air.

Telstra SIM-only Mobile Phone Plans

Telstra SIM-only, no-contract mobile phone plans allow you to bring your own mobile device, or purchase one on a plan with Telstra to be paid off in 12 or 24 months.

In addition, Telstra offers unlimited data on all their SIM-only plans at 1.5 Mbps download speed. Simply choose your data allowance, which will give you browsing data at full speed, and if you use that up your broadband speed will be reduced to 1.5Mbps without worrying about excess charges.

Here's what's Included:

  • Unlimited standard national calls and text
  • Telstra data sharing between up to 10 eligible services on the same Telstra account
  • Unlimited data at 1.5Mbps download speed with no excess data charges
  • 30 minutes of standard calls to overseas numbers from Australia
  • Unlimited international SMS to all countries

However, if you plan to use these plans overseas, you will have to purchase an additional international roaming plan for calls, SMS, and MMS while travelling abroad.

Telstra Data Share:Telstra Data Sharing comes included by default with all Tesltra upfront mobile or data plan plans. To activate data sharing for Telstra, simply sign up for each SIM card using the same Telstra account, and the data will automatically be shared between users.

Here are the SIM-only upfront mobile plans offered by Telstra in greater detail:

Telstra SIM-only Mobile Phone Plans
Plan Name: Small Medium Large Extra Large
Monthly Cost $55 / month $65 / month $85 / month $115 / month
Monthly Data Package 40 GB 80 GB 120 GB 180 GB
Network Availability: 3G
4G
4GX
3G
4G
4GX
5G
3G
4G
4GX
5G

3G
4G
4GX
5G

Minimum Subscription Length 1 month 1 month 1 month 1 month
National Calls + Text + MMS
(standard numbers only)
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
International SMS + MMS
(standard numbers only)
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
International Calls
(standard numbers only)
30 min 30 min 30 min 30 min

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don’t compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only. Offers and availability are subject to change. Valid May 2022.

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Telstra Mobile Data Plans

Mobile broadband plans are perfect for using tablets, smartphones or SIM-enabled hotspots on the go.

Mobile broadband plans are essentially just large data plans on a SIM card that allow you to use internet connected devices when you are unable to connect to wifi. All Telstra mobile broadband plans include unlimited data with no excess charges at 1.5Mbps, and you can share your data with up to 10 eligible devices on the same account.

Keep in mind that Tesltra mobile data plans are simply for using the internet. Therefore, they connot be used to make calls, SMS or MMS.

Here are Telstra's mobile data plans at a glance:

Telstra Mobile Data Plans
Plan Name: Extra Small Small Medium Large
Monthly Cost: $15 / month $25 / month $55 / month $85 / month
Monthly Data Package: 5 GB 30 GB 75 GB 400 GB
Network Availability: 3G
4G
4GX
3G
4G
4GX

3G
4G
4GX
5G

3G
4G
4GX
5G
Minimum Subscription Length 1 month 1 month 1 month 1 month

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don’t compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only. Offers and availability are subject to change. Valid May 2022.

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Its important to note that these plans do not include international romaing. To use you mobile broadband plan overseas, you can add an International Roaming Day Pass to continue to use your internt at some locations abroad. See Tesltra international roaming for more details.

Telstra NBN & Bundles Did you know Telstra also offers NBN plans bundled with Telstra Air which allow you to connect to millions of Wi-Fi spots throughout Australia for free?

Telstra Phones & Devices

Unlike some other mobile providers, Telstra offers the latest phones, tablets, and iPads, as well as mobile broadband enabled modems for purchase.

You can choose to purchase a phone outright from Telstra or add it to your month-to-month SIM-only plan and pay it off in installments over 12, 24 or 36 months depending on the device.

The latest mobile devices include new 5G-enabled phones and handsets including iPhone and Samsung Galaxy, as well as devices from Motorola, OPPO, Google, and more.

Click on the image below to see Telstra iPhone plans and more.

Source: Telstra

Telstra also offers its special "Blue Tick" phones that have superior network coverage for areas where signal is low.

Telstra Mobile Contact number

If you want to contact Telstra by phone, you can use one of the numbers below, or through your My Telstra account, 24x7.

Telstra contact number - Mobile support
Prepaid Mobile General Mobile & Tablets Overseas Number
125 8888 13 22 00 +61 439 125 109
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