Telstra Is Basically Giving Away The Google Pixel 2 XL

Telstra Is Basically Giving Away The Google Pixel 2 XL
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The Google Pixel 2 range launched all the way back in 2017, but its camera and battery life remain highly competitive compared to current-gen phones. (Indeed, they are virtually identical to the Google Pixel 3.)

Today, Telstra has added another significant drawcard. For a limited time, you can get the 64GB XL model on a 15GB plan for just $45 a month – and that includes the handset repayments! You will need to be quick however: the offer is strictly first in, best dressed.

We don’t normally report on pre-2018 smartphone deals, but the Google Pixel 2 is a worthy exception. In addition to the aforementioned battery and photography chops, it also provides instant access to future Android OS updates (which isn’t something you can be say about Samsung or Huawei phones.)

For a limited time, Telstra is selling the 64GB Pixel 2 XL for $49 per month, which gets you the phone and 15GB of data on a 24-month contract. The plan also comes with unlimited calls & texts to standard Australian numbers and free streaming access to Telstra’s various sports apps.

Click on our interactive table below for a full list of inclusions:

And here are the chief specs:

Pixel 2 XL
Dimensions 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
Weight 175g
CPU Snapdragon 835, Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz + 4×1.9 GHz)
Storage 64/128 GB
Display 6.0-inch P-OLED Display
Resolution 1440 x 2880 (~538 ppi)
Battery 3520mAh
Camera 12.2MP rear (f/1.8, OIS, EIS), 8MP (f/2.4) front
Colours Just Black, Black & White


The minimum cost over 24 months is $1176, which is pretty good given JB Hi-Fi is still selling the same model for $999 outright. As mentioned, this deal will only be available while stocks last – Telstra is purposely running out its stock, so we advise acting quickly.

You can find out more about the plan here.

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