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Telstra Mobile: Prepaid and SIM-Only Plans, Devices, and the Telstra Network

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 coverage & mobile network

The Telstra mobile network is the biggest mobile network in Australia, with 3G, 4G, 4GX, and now 5G coverage

Telstra coverage map

covering over 99% of the Australian population.

Telstra network coverage map

The Telstra 3G and 4G / 4GX network covers 99% of the Australian population, with 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.

Telstra 5G

The Telstra 5G network is being rolled out in Australia with 75% of the population expected to be covered by the end of June 2021. Currently, Telstra is offering 5G access (where available and with a 5G-enabled device) on a selected number 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.

Telstra prepaid mobile phone plans

Telstra offers both standard prepaid mobile phone plans, for those who want unlimited calls, texts, and international call and text inclusions, with flexible expiry periods, and casual prepaid plans for those who don’t use their phones frequently and prefer a longer expiry period with less inclusions. Simply choose your Telstra prepaid starter kits to start, and then continue with any of the prepaid Telstra recharge plans shown below.

Telstra prepaid starter kits

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.

Telstra prepaid mobile starter kits
Telstra prepaid starter kit inlcusions Telstra prepaid plan cost
2GB of data $10
7-day expiry
25GB of data
(10GB + 15GB bonus)
$30
28-day expiry
35GB of data
(20GB + 15GB bonus)
$40
($20 until 14 April 2021)28-day expiry
60GB of data $150
6-month expiry
150GB of data $300
12-month expiry

If you’re more of a casual phone user, Telstra prepaid casual plans come with less inclusions, and a longer expiry period. You can choose their 300MB casual prepaid plan, or get a $2 SIM card and sign up for any of the Telstra recharge plans below.

Telstra prepaid casual starter kit
300MB of data $2 SIM-only
$30
6-month expiry
80 minutes + 100 texts to standard AU numbers
20 international minutes + 10 international SMS
Activate SIM and choose your plan

Prepaid Telstra recharge

Once you’ve purchased your Telstra prepaid SIM card, either their standard prepaid plans or casual prepaid plans, you can choose any of the recharges below to continue your Telstra service. All Telstra prepaid recharges come with the same call and text inclusions as their starter kits, including unlimited call and text on their standard prepaid plans, and international inclusions on all plans.

Telstra prepaid recharge plans
Prepaid Telstra recharge inclusions Telstra recharge plan cost
2GB of data $10
7-day expiry
25GB of data
(10GB + 15GB bonus first 3 recharges)
$30
28-day expiry
35GB of data
(20GB + 15GB bonus first 3 recharges)
$40
28-day expiry
43GB of data
(28GB + 15GB bonus first 3 recharges)
$50
28-day expiry
53GB of data
(38GB + 15GB bonus first 3 recharges)
5G network access
$60
28-day expiry
60GB of data $150
6-month expiry
150GB of data $300
12-month expiry
Telstra prepaid recharge
Telstra casual prepaid recharge Telstra casual prepaid cost
150MB of data
40 minutes + 50 texts to standard AU numbers
$20
45-day expiry
300MB of data
80 minutes + 100 texts to standard AU numbers
$30
6-month expiry
500MB of data
120 minutes + 150 texts to standard AU numbers
$50
6-month expiry
700MB of data
200 minutes + 200 texts to standard AU numbers
$70
12-month expiry
1GB of data
300 minutes + 300 texts to standard AU numbers
$100
12-month expiry

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 1.5Mbps 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.

  • Unlimited standard national calls and text
  • 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
Telstra SIM-only mobile plans
Telstra SIM-only plans SIM-only plan cost
Small
40GB of data
$55 / month
Medium
80GB of data
$65 / month
5G network access
Large
120GB of data
$85 / month
5G network access
Extra Large
180GB of data
$115 / month
5G network access

Telstra mobile broadband

Telstra mobile broadband plans are SIM-only, no lock-in contract plans that allow you to bring your own device to connect to the internet on the go or choose one of Telstra's mobile broadband modems to pay off over 12 or 24 months. All Telstra mobile broadband plans included 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.

Telstra mobile broadband plans
5GB 20GB 60GB
5G network access
200GB
5G network access
$15 / month $25 / month $50 / month $75 / month

Telstra phones & devices

As a major telco provider in Australia, Telstra offers the latest devices for phones, tablets, and iPads, as well as mobile broadband enabled modems. You can choose to purchase a device outright, so you own it for good, or add it to your month-to-month SIM-only plan and pay it off in installments over 12 or 24 months. The latest devices include new 5G-enabled phones and handsets including iPhone and Samsung Galaxy, as well as devices from Motorola, OPPO, Google, and more.

Telstra mobile contact

Whether you’re already a Telstra mobile customer, or interested in joining and need some help, you can contact Telstra in different ways. 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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