Telstra has this morning announced that they will again be the exclusive Australian launch partner for the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, with pre-orders for the handsets opening on October 20th.
The two handsets will be available in an exclusive telco partnership which will see the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL support Telstra’s 4G network as well as supporting Telstra’s Wi-Fi calling feature which allows you to receive voice call coverage through supported wi-fi networks.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be available on a range of Telstra Go Mobile and Go Mobile Plus Plans with Telstra and Google offering a free Google Home Mini just like outright purchases for people signing up on $99 and above contracts before December 25th. The plans will include ‘generous’ data inclusions says Telstra, as well as the option to nab up to 3, 12-month Foxtel Now starter packs when you sign on.
Nick Broomfield, General Manager Telstra Mobile Devices said of the partnership:
Telstra is excited to be launching the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL as Google’s exclusive telco partner in Australia. Following the success and popularity of last year’s Pixel smartphones, we think customers are going to love the superior camera, fast charging and long-lasting battery, water-resistant design (up to 1m for 30 mins) and all-round personalised smartphone experience on Australia’s best mobile network
As well as the Foxtel Now packages, Telstra customers will also get access to the 20 million Telstra Air Wi-Fi hotspots available in Australia and around the world.
We’ll have more details on Telstra plans when they’re available.