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Telstra has been announced as the exclusive carrier partner for Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL in Australia, and if you’re an existing customer, or wanting to become one, you can now pre-order the new phones through Telstra’s website.

The links aren’t showing on Telstra’s front page as yet, but we’ve got them here for you anyway:

Telstra’s offerings start at $85 a month for the Pixel, and $92 a month for the Pixel XL on the Telstra S(mall) plan, and the prices go up from there. You can view the full details on Telstra’s site using the links above.

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    Peter
    Peter
    3 years ago

    I am hoping the silence of Optus and Virgin means they are keen to stock this phone, but can’t because of the deal with Telstra. Fingers crossed once the exclusive deal is off they jump onboard and stock it. Telstra plans look terrible. Pay a premium for a bunch of junk don’t even want.

    Matt
    Matt
    3 years ago

    Wow just had a look at Telstra plans. and they seem stupid. 6 months free Apple Music and free streaming along with 200 GB One Drive storage for a Google phone where the ‘ideal’ use is Google Play Music and Google Drive. Yes I have a Windows PC but no I already pay for Google Drive additional storage and I’m not interested in One Drive (minor use). I also already have Google Play Music / YT Red and would never consider swapping to Apple Music. Then compare to Optus new plans with higher overall data allowances and free music streaming… Read more »

    Carrie
    Carrie
    3 years ago

    Pixel phones are now available for a discount only at PixelPhoneDeals;com

    Fiona
    Fiona
    3 years ago

    Do phones from Telstra still have Telstra bloatware?

    whispy_snippet
    whispy_snippet
    Reply to  Fiona
    3 years ago

    Literally came here to ask the same question. And will they be delaying updates?? If so, I’m headed to the Google store.

    Yogaretnam
    Reply to  whispy_snippet
    3 years ago

    Got my Nexus 5X from Telstra and there was no bloatware

    Clyde Jones
    Clyde Jones
    3 years ago

    Absolutely hopeless. Having the most expensive carrier as an exclusive means Google cuts out the majority of the market. Real pity since Telstra are so overpriced. Looks like no Pixel for me

    whispy_snippet
    whispy_snippet
    Reply to  Clyde Jones
    3 years ago

    Go to the Google store!

    Clyde Jones
    Clyde Jones
    Reply to  whispy_snippet
    3 years ago

    Can’t afford $1200 up front for a phone. I prefer contracts

    whispy_snippet
    whispy_snippet
    Reply to  Clyde Jones
    3 years ago

    Fair enough.

    AkIRA_22
    AkIRA_22
    Reply to  Clyde Jones
    3 years ago

    Also $150 New phone feeling mean Pixel 2 for a steal.

    Jaime Bricalli
    Jaime Bricalli
    Reply to  Clyde Jones
    3 years ago

    Hi, I just did the math… Telstra is actually cheaper than the Google store over 2 years.

    Telstra L Plan
    XL – 2years plan – $2736, $114 p/m
    PX – 2years plan – $2376, $99 p/m

    Google Store
    XL – $1269
    PX – $1079

    On Telstra BYO 10GB – $70 p/m
    XL – 2years byo – $2949
    PX – 2years byo – $2759

    I assume they’re getting a deal from Google, being exclusive and all.

    Andrew
    3 years ago

    For the XL plan it works out to be roughly $62 pet month after the price of the phone is taken out. Still too much for me (currently paying $40 a month in Boost Mobile).

    Lets hope there’s a sale on before Christmas

    Ams
    Ams
    3 years ago

    Yes but how will software updates be handled???

    Daniel Tyson
    Reply to  Ams
    3 years ago

    Same as current Nexus – i.e Google will supply the update and Telstra will test it before giving Google the go ahead to push it to devices. So, yes, there will be delays.

    smA
    smA
    Reply to  Daniel Tyson
    3 years ago

    Do you know if it’s the same process if you purchase from a retailer (i.e. google store or JB hifi etc.) but use it with a Telstra sim?

    Darren Ferguson
    Darren Ferguson
    Reply to  smA
    3 years ago

    Yes it will. I have a Nexus 5 bought from Google Play and one of the updates was delayed. Popped in my wife’s SIM and it became immediately available though. So it is based on the SIM. Telstra staff in the local shop had no idea about it and probably thought I was just stupid when I asked them about it.

    whispy_snippet
    whispy_snippet
    Reply to  Darren Ferguson
    3 years ago

    I don’t believe that’s true. My Nexus 5 always gets prompt updates and I have a Telstra sim.

    Oliver Ward
    Oliver Ward
    Reply to  whispy_snippet
    3 years ago

    Ditto. If you buy it through Telstra on a plan you’ll get delayed updates, if you get it elsewhere you’ll be fine. If it were tied to the sim then Telstra would have to approve every OS update for every phone that was using it’s network – that is not happening and will not ever happen. Think Xiaomi or Umi are running their updates through Telstra? No… Telstra can barely manage with what they have let alone everybody’s individual handsets…

    No_Underscore
    No_Underscore
    Reply to  smA
    3 years ago

    Will be the same (my experience it has).
    Nexus 5x (from JB) still waiting for September security update and Nougat update … telstra sim is likely suspect.

    whispy_snippet
    whispy_snippet
    Reply to  Daniel Tyson
    3 years ago

    Fail. Absolute bloody FAIL. I can’t believe we still have to put up with this while Apple customers get special treatment. It’s at a point where the ACCC needs to intervene. Unacceptable.