Wednesday, 16 October 2019 12:08

Telstra, Optus go head-to-head on Google Pixel 4 smartphone sell Featured


Rival telcos Telstra and Optus have both launched their mobile plan offerings for the new Google Pixel 4 smartphones, each with a raft of offers to tempt consumers buying the new phones.

The two launches coincided on Wednesday with both telcos luring customers with deals when buying the new Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones.

Telstra pitched it’s offers with this: “Years of close collaboration with Google continue to pay off for Telstra customers, with an exclusive bonus Google Nest Hub (valued at $198) available with purchase of the new Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL.1.”

And from Optus: “The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are available for pre-order from today in Optus stores and and will be loaded with value-adds for customers.”

On pricing Telstra says: “The Google Pixel 4 (64GB) will be available from $1,049, which works out to be $43.70 per month when you add to any month-to-month mobile plan and stay connected for 24 months or $29.13 per month when you stay connected for 36 months.

“The Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB) will be available from an RRP of $1,279, which will be $53.29 per month when you add to any month-to-month mobile plan and stay connected for 24 months or $35.52 per month when you stay connected over 36 months.”

And from Optus:  “The Google Pixel 4 64GB will be available on great value 24 or 36 month plan packages from $85 per month. Until 17 November customers can get this phone on this plan with a huge 100GB total data (80GB plus 20GB bonus data) and first 3 months free plan fees** (min. cost $2,805 over 36 months).

“Optus is also exclusively offering a Google Assistant enabled Harman/Kardon Citation ONE speaker* valued at RRP $299 for customers who purchase a Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL outright or on a plan before 31 December 2019.”

“Telstra has been home for the Google Pixel from the start and we’re excited to be offering our customers the best Google experience on Australia’s best mobile network, combined with the freedom of flexible and simpler plans,” said  Telstra Business Strategy General Manager Steve Dance.

“On the Google Pixel 4, the fact that you can capture the stars or control your highlights and shadows before you take the photo, skip songs or simply make calls with the wave of your hand are exciting phone features. When you pair it with a bonus Nest Hub, taking advantage of Telstra’s exclusive voice activated calling features and the helpful Google Assistant, it rounds out a seamless, connected experience for our customers.”

“Customers can also purchase the devices outright on a sweet deal,” said Optus Head of Product, Shawn Van Graan.

“Optus is bulking up our plans with extra value and providing customers with the very latest technologies.

“We are also offering an eye-watering first 3 months free plan fees on any mobile plan for a limited time with the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Plus, if you live in regional Australia this handset is also a top pick device for regional coverage on the Optus network.

“With our award-winning plans, customers can share data on the same bill and enjoy exclusive content on Optus Sport.”


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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).



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