Telstra's $195 phone plan now comes with 75GB of data


WhistleOut
06 July 2017

If you're down with paying a stupid amount of money for a phone plan, Telstra's upped the data allowance on its $195 XXL phone plans to 75GB per month until September 4.

While data might be the drawcard, international roaming inclusions are probably the main reason you'd take out Telstra's behemoth of a phone plan. Your monthly bill not only gets you unlimited talk and text while overseas, but 1.5GB of roaming data per month. Given that Telstra's roaming rates are $10 per day for most countries, this can work out to be good value if you're spending a decent chunk of the year overseas.

The XXL plan also includes "StayConnected Plus", Telstra's exchange and replacement service for smartphones. Normally billed at $15 per month, the inclusion means Telstra will dispatch you a replacement device within a business day if your phone is damaged.

Every phone in Telstra's range is available on the XXL plan with no additional handset fees. Here's a couple of our favourite options:

Carrier Inclusions  
Telstra
Telstra
  • $129 Go Mobile Swap Lease Plan
  • 60GB Data
  • Lease (24 mths) + Upgrade
  • $129/mth
  • Min. cost $3,096
Carrier Inclusions  
Telstra
Telstra
  • $129 Go Mobile Plus Plan
  • 60GB Data
  • Contract (24 mths)
  • $129/mth
  • Min. cost $3,096
Carrier Inclusions  
Telstra
Telstra
  • $129 Go Mobile Plus Plan
  • 60GB Data
  • Contract (24 mths)
  • $129/mth
  • Min. cost $3,096

Telstra isn't the only telco offering large amounts of data for ludicrous sums of money: Optus has a $160 per month option that includes 100GB.

Carrier Inclusions  
Optus
Optus
  • $160 My Plan Plus
  • 100GB Data
  • Contract (24 mths)
  • $125/mth
  • Min. cost $3,000
Carrier Inclusions  
Optus
Optus
  • $160 My Plan Plus
  • 100GB Data
  • Contract (24 mths)
  • $120/mth
  • Min. cost $2,880

If you're happy with being stuck on 3G (and 3G speeds), telcos like Jenee and Moose can hook you up with a big cap for a somewhat more affordable price.

Carrier Inclusions  
Jeenee Mobile
Jeenee Mobile
  • $74 Mammoth 90GB Plan (3G)
  • 90GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $74/mth + $10 Upfront
  • Min. cost $84
Moose Mobile
Moose Mobile
  • Moose 78 SIM only (3G)
  • 90GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $78/mth
  • Min. cost $78
Exetel
Exetel
  • ExeSim Ultra 3G Plan
  • 90GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $79.99/mth
  • Min. cost $79.99
Yomojo
Yomojo
  • Unlimited + 90GB Plan (3G)
  • 90GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $89.90
  • Min. cost $89.90

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