One day only: Telstra’s slashing iPhone 13 prices by up to AU$350

iPhone 13 Pro
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Telstra has been spruiking its once-a-month Telstra Day for a little while now, but we’ve got to say, the deals on offer today (July 7) are the best we’ve seen from the telco. Among the deals is a rare discount – Telstra has sliced AU$350 off the price of the iPhone 13, which makes Apple’s current flagship the cheapest outright price we’ve seen at AU$999.

Apple’s more premium devices have gotten a big discount too, with the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max both getting a AU$300 price cut for one day only. While you’ll still be paying a four-figure sum for these phones, the discount again brings the price down to some of the lowest outright costs.

All of the devices on sale this Telstra Day can be paired with a Telstra mobile plan or bought outright, but there’s a small catch if you want to do the latter – you’ll need a Telstra ID. We’ve done some digging, and it seems like you should be able to sign up for a Telstra ID during checkout.

If this doesn’t work, a cheap way to get a Telstra ID is to buy a Telstra prepaid SIM (the cheapest is AU$2) – shout out to OzBargain for this tip. You’ll probably need to pick this up from a physical store though, as you won’t get the SIM in time by ordering online. Alternatively, you’ll be able to get a Telstra ID by going into a physical store and buying the discounted phone that way.

Head to Telstra to see all available deals.

iPhone 13 (128GB)

iPhone 13 (128GB) | AU$1,349 AU$999 (save AU$350)

We can’t remember a time when the iPhone 13 was less than four figures, so this AU$350 discount from Telstra is excellent. Like all devices in the iPhone 13 lineup, it’s packing the A15 Bionic chipset and an upgraded camera setup on the back. This is an absolutely ripper deal, and it’s available to buy outright (with a Telstra ID) or on a plan.

iPhone 13 Pro (128GB)

iPhone 13 Pro (128GB) | AU$1,699 AU$1,399 (save AU$300)

Want to go Pro? Telstra’s knocked AU$300 off the iPhone 13 Pro, and it’s the lowest outright price we can remember. You’re getting a three-camera array here (compared to the two-camera setup on the regular iPhone 13), and it can snap some pretty impressive shots in Night Mode. Pick it up on a plan, or buy outright with a Telstra ID.

iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)

iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB) | AU$1,849 AU$1,549 (save AU$300)

If you want the biggest and best that Apple has to offer, you’ll be looking at the iPhone 13 Pro Max. It’s a big device with its 6.7-inch display, and that means it can also squeeze in a better battery, so you can easily get through a day of use and then some without having to top up. All colours are available, and you can buy outright (with a Telstra ID) or on a plan.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 (128GB)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 (128GB) | AU$1,499 AU$999 (save AU$500)

If you miss the era of the flip phone, this is Samsung’s take on the modern-day foldable. It packs flagship capability into a pocket-sized package, and that alone is rare these days. There are two cameras on the back, and they snap colourful, detailed images. This isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen, but AU$500 off is not a bad bargain.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (128GB)

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (128GB) | AU$1,849 AU$1,549 (save AU$300)

The S22 Ultra is frankly a mammoth phone, as far as handsets go, with its 6.8-inch screen. It comes with a built-in slot for the S Pen stylus, which helps make it ready for hand-written notes, gaming and big-screen browsing. The cameras are also a highlight, with some pretty incredible zoom capabilities. Save AU$300 whether you pair with a plan or buy outright (Telstra ID required).

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.