Telstra Day sale: try out Big T’s 80GB plan for just AU$1 for the first month

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If you're one of the rare individuals who both uses a mobile phone and likes to save money, today's your lucky day! This month's Telstra Day brings with it a number of savings on Apple, Samsung and Google devices, as well as a sweet discount on one of the telco's sweet plans.

For today only (Thursday, May 5), you'll be able to save AU$250 on the iPhone 12 from Apple, or knock off AU$150 and AU$200 from the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro prices respectively.

For those thinking about switching to Australia's largest telco, Telstra is also offering its Medium mobile plan for just AU$1 for the first month, netting you a massive 80GB of data and 5G access.

There's also a AU$150 discount on the iPhone 11 if you don't mind a slightly older handset, or for those hunting down a tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is AU$50 cheaper than usual.

To round it all off, Telstra is throwing in a pair of Galaxy Buds Live earbuds when you buy one of Samsung's handsets – this includes the Galaxy S21 FE and S22 range as well as the neato Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 folding phones.

You don't even need to sign up to an eligible Telstra mobile plan to take advantage of these deals – all you need is a Telstra ID in order to use the checkout. Apart from the ability to buy the phones outright, you also have the option of paying them off over 12, 24 or 36 months.

Telstra Medium plan | 80GB data | AU$1p/m (first month, then AU$65p/m)

Telstra Medium plan | 80GB data | AU$1p/m (first month, then AU$65p/m)

It's no secret that Telstra's plans are on the pricier side of Australia's telcos, so if you've been hanging out for a bargain to try it out, now's your chance! Score a whopping 80GB of data and 5G coverage for just a dollar on your first month (after which, the price returns to AU$65 monthly).

Total minimum cost is AU$1

iPhone 12 fromAU$949

iPhone 12 | from AU$949 (save up to AU$250)

If you love all things Apple, you can now nab the previous-gen iPhone 12 for AU$949 from Telstra. This version has the same 6.1-inch display as the newer iPhone 13, though the battery life and camera capabilities aren’t quite as good. That said, it's still much cheaper to buy this model, which makes it a smart purchase.

Google Pixel 6from AU$849

Google Pixel 6 | from AU$849 (save AU$150)

Google knocked it out of the park with its Pixel 6, which now has the design to match its excellent photo-taking abilities, along with a brand new Tensor chipset, which was built in-house. Available today at the discounted price of AU$849.

Google Pixel 6 Profrom AU$1,099

Google Pixel 6 Pro | from AU$1,099 (save AU$250)

Google's Pixel 6 Pro is the company's first truly top-end device in a while, offering an amazing camera array which includes a 50MP wide-angle lens, a 12MP ultrawide camera and a 48MP telephoto shooter, along with a gorgeous 6.7-inch screen. For today only, Telstra has knocked AU$250 off the Pixel 6 Pro, so get in quick.

Harry Domanski
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