Google unveiled its Pixel smartphone range this week and the company has struck up an exclusive telco arrangement with Telstra to sell the handsets on mobile plans. Let's face it: making a phone carrier exclusive is going to rub a lot of people the wrong way and the phone is pricey to buy outright. If you're still interested in getting the Google Pixel or the Pixel XL with Telstra, here's a breakdown of all the plans the phones will be available on.
Lifehacker Australia has already done a rundown of the Google Pixel smartphones' features and specs, which you can find here. The release date for the phone is October 20.
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL, which are manufactured by HTC, are available on a variety of Telstra Go plans. You can sign up through Telstra directly or through any Telstra partnered JB Hi-Fi stores. Here's a list of all the plans along with pricing information. You can click through to WhistleOut for a full breakdown of the cost for each plan:
You can pre-order the phones through Telstra here.
If you're adamant that you want a Google Pixel but want to stick with your existing carrier, you can buy the phones outright. Here's how much they will cost:
- Google Pixel 32GB: $1079
- Google Pixel 128GB: $1229
- Google Pixel 32GB: $1269
- Google Pixel 128GB: $1419
You can get the phones outright through the Google Online Store.