The best Telstra mobile plans for June 2018

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If you're on the hunt for a Telstra plan, you're probably already familiar with the carrier's strengths and weaknesses. 

Impressive coverage can be worth the somewhat steeper price of entry on a Telstra contract, particularly if you're living in more remote regions, and premium inclusions such as Foxtel Now starter packs and Apple Music subscriptions definitely sweeten the deal alongside your brand new phone.

We've scanned through all the plans, promos and specials that Telstra has to offer and picked out three of its best to suit different kinds of customers. Whether you're after the most affordable budget option, a spectacularly well-balanced plan or one with loads of data, we're here to help.

Editor's choice and best overall value

Google Pixel 2 XL  | 20GB data | Unlimited international talk & text | Foxtel Now starter pack | $109 pm

This particular Pixel 2 XL plan is packed full of powerful premiums and perfect for the penny-pincher. With a boosted data cap of 20GB and a reduced price of $109 a month, it makes for great value out the gate, but unlimited international talk and text, a free Google Home Mini, and a 12-month subscription to a Foxtel Now Starter Pack really sweetens the deal. Total cost over 24 months is $2,616
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Best budget option

iPhone SE 32GB | 2GB data | $59 pm

While Telstra aren't necessarily the kings of the budget realm, for only $59 a month, you can enter into the network with the best national coverage and get yourself an Apple smartphone to boot. Score yourself an Apple iPhone SE 32GB handset (which is compatible with Telstra's 4GX network by the way) along with 2GB of data. Total cost over 24 months is $1,896
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Best big data plan

iPhone X 256GB | 160GB data | Unlimited international talk and text | 4GB roaming data | $199 pm

If you're going to go with Telstra for one of its bigger plans, you'll want to make use of the biggest and best handset available right. So get yourself the 256GB iPhone X alongside 160GB of data, unlimited international talk and text, 4GB of roaming data, and a 24 month subscription to one of Foxtel Now's starter packs. Total cost over 24 months is $4,776
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