We’re approaching the launch of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P and while it appears that Optus and Vodafone are offering the Nexus 6P, so far we haven’t seen a carrier offering the Nexus 5X, but it appears that’s because Telstra seems to have an exclusive on it, but won’t be offering the Nexus 6P as far as we can tell.

The Nexus 5X is now showing in the Telstra system as available from November 3rd, with pre-orders most likely to be announced between the 26th and 28th of October, in line with timing we’ve seen from Optus and Vodafone. Colour options seem to be limited to Black with Telstra, with just a single sku listed on the upcoming Go Mobile Plans, fortunately it appears that Telstra has decided to go with the 32GB model, leaving the 16GB option out.

Telstra will be offering the Nexus 5X on a range of Go Mobile plans starting at $55 per month with a $15 handset repayment, but will most likely be pushing the $70 per month option with $0 handset repayments. As you can see there are a number of options if you want more data etc.

Nexus 5X Telstra Plans

Stock wise, there’s been reports of new Nexus 5X handsets sitting in the back rooms of at least some Telstra stores across Australia under lock and key, a promising development with regards to availability of stock.

The LG Nexus 5X is probably best suited to areas with better reception as it doesn’t appear to have received the coveted ‘Blue Tick’ Telstra rating that means better coverage for customers in regional and rural areas. The Nexus 5X does carry compatibility with the Telstra 4GX network so you can bet that carrier aggregation will be on offer where available on the Telstra network.

At this stage, Telstra hasn’t officially announced anything with regards to the Nexus 5X, but the information we’ve been supplied appears to be legitimate. We’re hoping to receive more official announcements ahead of the phone going up for pre-order in the next few days.

Thanks: Anonymous.
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Andy Bradley

Does the 6p work on Telstra network?


Massive issues with 4G – ie, cutting out all signal..

That’s probably why they only started selling the N5X…

Tiddles Magee

Pre orders for telstra are up now 🙂


I’ve called 6 Telstra stores today and they all have no idea what i’m talking about?!?

Rikki Strachan

I’ve called 6 Telstra stores today and they all have no idea what i’m talking about.

Shakeel Ali

Might as well be official seeing as we’ve had a demo unit sitting in our store since yesterday and it’s shown up in the pricing schedule. But it doesnt look like Google/LG care too much about promoting it through carriers as they havent asked to have it featured on an endcap of any of the display units. Odd.


So 5X can not be purchased outright? :((

Tiddles Magee

Google always put their handsets on Google play store for outright purchase. Both Google & kogan have pages loaded and ready for once they have stock to start shipping


why is the 5x considered substandard ? when it comes to signal strength and range ?

Daniel Tyson

Not substandard, just doesn’t pass the certification for Blue Tick. Probably should look more into what makes a phone ‘Blue Tick’ certified.

Tiddles Magee

From my previous investigations, the phone company have to pay Telstra to get it certified. It’s prob not the market lg/Google are going for

Peter Silie

Hoping this could indicate EU preorder availability on Oct. 26-28 as well… 🙂


Any news of the 6P for Telstra?

Daniel Tyson

From the first paragraph: “but won’t be offering the Nexus 6P as far as we can tell.”

Paul Troy

Let’s hope Telstra don’t play silly games with it, like blocking updates , as they did before.

Jennifer Sims

They never held updates it was all over whirlpool. They had to test them first, because if you don’t release them, customers complain. If you release them and its riddled with bugs causing issues, customers complain. So really the guy auditing them is damned in all directions.

Telstra has actually posted blogs on the software process for Android many times.

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