There are, of course, added extras you can sprinkle on top. For an additional $10 per month you get unlimited international calls and texts from Australia, and from July next year you’ll need to pay $15 per month for 5G access.
If you’d like a new phone with your mobile plan you can pay it off over 24 or 36 months, with prices differing between phones. For example over 36 months a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB is $56 per month, an iPhone XS 64GB is $45.33 per month, and a Pixel 3 64GB is $32 per month.
Since these prices add on to any of the six standard plans, it should be simple to work out which phone and data allowance can fit in your monthly budget. While there are no early termination fees if you decide to leave Telstra before the 24 or 36 months are up, you do have to pay for the remainder of the phone. Telstra no longer offers “leasing” plans.
Outside of post-paid mobile, Telstra has new plans for mobile data only SIMs, eSIMs, home phone and broadband. As with the post-paid plans, these are structured so that you choose a tier and then have the option to pay off a new device (such as a tablet) over 24 or 36 months.