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Telstra reveals iPhone 3G pricing

Telstra finally revealed its full iPhone 3G pricing this morning, with a full gamut of plans ranging from $30 to $350 per month.
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Written by Alex Serpo on

Telstra finally revealed its full iPhone 3G pricing this morning, with a full gamut of plans ranging from $30 to $350 per month.

Those looking to receive an iPhone on the cheaper plans will need to pay an upfront cost, according to marketing material issued by the telco. In addition to the phone plan, Telstra will charge a further cost for "browsing packs", which give the user additional data allowances.

Those looking to purchase a 16GB 3G iPhone on Telstra's most expensive $350 dollar plan with Telstra's largest 3GB browsing pack could expect to pay $11,256 over 24 months. It is unclear from Telstra's marketing material whether this price includes GST.

Telstra 8GB and 16GB iPhone 3G upfront costs

iPhone Type
$30 iPhone plan
$40 iPhone plan
$60 iPhone plan
$80 iPhone plan
$100-$350 iPhone plan
8GB $279 $169 $59 $0 $0
16GB $399 $289 $179 $68 $0

Telstra's iPhone 3G pricing plan 8GB

Minimum monthly spend
Monthly included voice/text
Included data value*
Minimum total cost (24 months)
$30 $25 $5 $999
$40 $35 $5 $1,129
$60 $50 $10 $1,499
$80 $70 $10 $1,920
$100 $90 $10 $2,400
$150 $135 $15 $3,600
$250 $235 $15 $6,000
$350 $335 $15 $8,400

Telstra's iPhone 3G pricing plan 16GB

Minimum monthly spend
Monthly included voice/text
Included data value*
Minimum total cost (24 months)
$30 $25 $5 $1,119
$40 $35 $5 $1,249
$60 $50 $10 $1,619
$80 $70 $10 $1,989
$100 $90 $10 $2,400
$150 $135 $15 $3,600
$250 $235 $15 $6,000
$350 $335 $15 $8,400

* = Pricing for 8GB and 16GB iPhones on plans above $100 dollars are identical. It is also unclear from Telstra's marketing material how much data is included in the $5-15 dollar allowance without a "browsing pack".

Telstra's "Browsing Pack" costs

Monthly fee
Monthly allowance
Additional usage costs
$5 5MB $1 per MB
$10 20MB $1 per MB
$29 80MB $1 per MB
$59 200MB 25 cents per MB
$89 1GB 25 cents per MB
$119 3GB 25 cents per MB

When ZDNet.com.au's sister site, CNET.com.au analysed all the iPhone 3G pricing, they concluded that Optus would appeal to shoppers looking for the cheapest price over the life of their contract, while Vodaphone would appeal to those looking for big data allowances.

For more iPhone information, see our launch centre.


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