One-day only: Google Pixel 6a for a mere AU$499 at Telstra

Google Pixel 6a
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Telstra Day has returned for 2023, and this month’s sale comes on all things Google. For today only (February 9), Telstra has slashed the cost of the Google Pixel 6a down to just AU$499, which is a great price on an already-affordable phone.

You’ll also be able to snag the Google Pixel 7 Pro for AU$1,049, which is a AU$250 discount on the device. The Pixel 7 Pro holds the second spot in our guide to the best phones in Australia, and since we rate the iPhone 14 Pro in the first spot, that makes the Pixel 7 Pro the topmost Android choice in our list.

There’s also a bunch of Google Nest smart devices discounted during Telstra's one-day sale, including the Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) and a few Nest security items, and you'll also be able to pick up the discounted Google Pixel Buds Pro earphones. The offers on some of the best Telstra NBN plans are also worth checking out, with savings of up to AU$180 on offer.

If you want to take advantage of any Telstra Day deals, note that you’ll be required to do so using a Telstra ID. If you’re not already a Telstra customer, you’ll be prompted to set one up during checkout. All phone discounts apply whether you buy outright or on a plan.

Google Pixel 7 Pro (128GB)AU$1,299AU$1,049

Google Pixel 7 Pro (128GB) | AU$1,299 AU$1,049 (save AU$250)

The Pixel 7 Pro is Google’s best smartphone, taking on the finest that Apple and Samsung have to offer. It takes excellent photos, and that’s mostly thanks to its 50MP main camera and Tensor G2 chip. Telstra has taken AU$250 off the device in all storage options, and it’s available whether you buy outright or on a Telstra plan.

Google Pixel 6a (128GB)AU$749AU$499

Google Pixel 6a (128GB) | AU$749 AU$499 (save AU$250)

The Pixel 6a is Google’s budget phone, and now it’s available for a truly budget price. Telstra has dropped the handset down to just AU$499 – a AU$250 discount. It’s a relatively compact phone, with a 6.1-inch screen (smaller compared to the Pixel 7 Pro’s 6.7-inch display). You’ll get the saving whether you buy the phone outright or on a plan.

Google Pixel Buds ProAU$299AU$249

Google Pixel Buds Pro | AU$299 AU$249 (save AU$50)

There’s stiff competition in the true wireless earbud space, and the Pixel Buds Pro are a good choice if you own a Pixel phone. They offer decent noise cancellation and an impressive battery life, but we’ve found the sound quality to be somewhat flat. Google Assistant works well with the buds though, so it could be a reason to buy if you want smart assistant at your beck and call.

Google Nest Hub (2nd gen)AU$149AU$79

Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) | AU$149 AU$79 (save AU$70)

While not the lowest price we’ve seen on the second-gen Google Nest Hub (it was down to AU$62 in December), it’s still a good saving of AU$70 off RRP. This smart display is designed to be a bedside companion, with the ability to track your sleep and help wake you up in the morning. It has no camera either, giving you better peace of mind if privacy is utmost in your books.

TelstraNBN planssave up to AU$30p/m for your first 6 months (from AU$75p/m)

Telstra NBN plans | save up to AU$30p/m for your first 6 months (from AU$75p/m)

For today only, Telstra has cut the cost of select NBN plans by up to AU$30 a month. The biggest discount comes on its NBN 250 plan, which will now set you back AU$110 a month for your first six months, before it reverts back to AU$140 each billing. Savings are also available on Telstra’s NBN 50 and NBN 100 plans, with prices starting at AU$75 a month.

Jasmine Gearie
Ecommerce editor

Jasmine Gearie is an ecommerce editor at TechRadar Australia, with a primary focus on helping readers cut through the jargon to find the best mobile and internet plans for their needs. She crunches the numbers to maintain dedicated guides to the latest phones, NBN and broadband plans of all types, and covers the important telco industry news. She also hunts down tech deals on laptops, phones, gaming consoles and more, so readers know where to buy the products they want for the cheapest prices.