TV With Telstra for Pensioners – How Seniors Can Bundle and Save


List of TV Bundles for Pensioners

Television has come a long way in the past 25 years, and these days we’ve got more choices than ever when it comes to finding great shows to watch. Some of the best that TV has to offer is available through Telstra Plus loyalty program, free or at a reduced monthly rate for Telstra customers.

Can You Get a Seniors/Pensioners TV Plan with Telstra?

It’s been several years since we last saw special discount plans and packages for Seniors and pensioners from Telstra – only a basic home phone line is eligible for a small discount on calls made. And while that sounds like a bad thing for those who are hoping to save money, prices have been dropping hugely over the past few years. The home phone is now just one part of a bundle of services you’ll likely want in your home, including streaming TV and the broadband internet that delivers it.

Or you might opt for Foxtel satellite TV – also available through Telstra, with more choices and more channels than the old Seniors Plan offered, at prices that represent far better value.

TV bundled with Broadband plans

If you’re looking to get set up with everything you need for both communication and TV entertainment, then Telstra’s range of entertainment bundles might be a great fit as a complete solution. The key to these bundles is that they come with a home phone line included – with no extra cost for line rental, and unlimited phone calls to all Australian phones (including mobiles). If you’re someone who makes a lot of phone calls you’ll already know that when you add the line rental and calls together, the bill can get quite sizable. With these bundles, you can call to your heart’s content – anywhere in Australia, even to mobile phones – and not get billed an extra cent.

Telstra gives you a choice of two options – streaming, or satellite. The Telstra “TV _ Unlimited Data” bundle gives you the acclaimed Telstra TV 3 set top box, which combines free to air TV with all the big streaming services like Netflix and Stan, as well as letting you rent movies instantly via Telstra TV Box Office. Alternatively, you might opt for the satellite options, which give you a full-featured Foxtel setup with the Foxtel Plus channel pack and either the Sports HD or Movies HD packs as well.

All three bundles come with a fast and reliable Telstra home broadband connection and everything you need to get connected, including the Telstra Smart Modem with 4G backup to make sure you stay connected.

Telstra Broadband Bundles

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Telstra TV + 500GB Data
  • Free BINGE Standard for 3 months
  • Telstra TV + 500GB Data
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 20Mbps Standard Evening
  • 500GB Data
  • NBN 25™ Fixed Line
  • 10,000 Telstra Plus Bonus Points
  • Buy online: no connection fee
  • $84/mth
$84/mth
Min Cost - $2,016 when you stay connected for 24 months, and may change if the month-to-month plan price changes.

Telstra TV + Unlimited Data
  • Free BINGE Standard for 3 months
  • Telstra TV + Unlimited Data
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
  • 10,000 Telstra Plus Bonus Points
  • Buy online: no connection fee
  • $99/mth
$99/mth
Min Cost - $2,376 when you stay connected for 24 months, and may change if the month-to-month plan price changes.

Foxtel Sports HD + Unlimited Data
  • Buy online: no connection fee
  • Discounted Sports HD + Foxtel Plus for first 12 mths
  • Foxtel Sports HD + Unlimited Data
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
  • #1 provider to stream Netflix
  • Foxtel Plus with 50+ channels of entertainment and drama & 12 HD Sports channels
  • $140/mth
$140/mth
Min Cost - Min cost $2,495 (incl $285 Foxtel install & box costs) when you stay connected to the internet for 24 months and Foxtel from Telstra for 1 month

Last audited 22 September 2020

Foxtel TV plans with Telstra

If you’re already happy with your home phone and internet and you’re just looking for solid value from premium satellite TV, then Telstra’s got a whole range of packages that fit the bill perfectly. As we mentioned above, what used to be the Foxtel Seniors’ Plan was replaced some years ago by greatly discounted pricing across the board, and Foxtel from Telstra takes that even further with their bundles for new customers.

The new Foxtel Plus base channel pack comes with all Foxtel from Telstra services, and it now contains some of the most popular premium channels amongst its expanded selection of 54. The best of British drama from BBC First and UKTV, the latest US and Australian drama from Fox One and Fox Showcase, along with the best of classic TV, news, music, documentaries and more.

With Foxtel from Telstra, though, you can then add either the Sports HD or Movies HD pack to that bundle for only an extra dollar a month – giving you either 12 channels showcasing the best of premium live sport including AFL and NRL, or 10 channels of non-stop movies. At only $50/month for either of these bundles – including Foxtel’s brilliant iQ4 set top box which lets you record all your TV, including free-to-air – it’s a brilliant price for such a vast range of TV channels.

Foxtel from Telstra

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Foxtel Plus
  • Foxtel Plus
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • 50+ entertainment & drama channels
  • Foxtel On Demand: access to tv shows & movies
  • $49/mth
$49/mth
Min Cost - Min cost $334 (incl. $100 professional install + $35 connection fee + $150 iQ4 box).

Foxtel Plus + Movies HD
  • Foxtel Plus + Movies HD
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • 50+ Foxtel Plus & movies HD channels
  • Ad-break free & On Demand
  • $50/mth
$50/mth
Min Cost - Min cost $335. (incl. $100 professional install + $35 connection fee + $150 iQ4 box). $69/mth after 12 mths.

Foxtel Plus + Sports HD
  • Foxtel Plus + Sports HD
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • 50+ Foxtel Plus & sports channels
  • Foxtel On Demand: access to tv shows & movies
  • $50/mth
$50/mth
Min Cost - Min cost $335. (incl. $100 professional install + $35 connection fee + $150 iQ4 box). $74/mth after 12 mths.

Premium
  • Premium
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • 50+ Foxtel Plus, sports & movies HD channels
  • Foxtel On Demand: access to tv shows & movies
  • $70/mth
$70/mth
Min Cost - Min cost $355. (incl. $100 professional install + $35 connection fee + $150 iQ4 box). $99/mth after 12 mths.

Platinum Plus
  • Platinum Plus
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • Netflix Standard Plan included
  • 50+ Foxtel Plus, sports, movies, drama & docos channels
  • $99/mth
$99/mth
Min Cost - Min cost $384. (incl. $100 professional install + $35 connection fee + $150 iQ4 box). $139/mth after 12 mths.

Last audited 14 September 2020

What About Other TV Channel Packs?

You’re not stuck with the bundles above if you’re looking for more channels. Foxtel greatly streamlined its channel packs last year and that means there’s more of your favourites included by default than ever before. But you can also go with the Premium bundle, which combines both the Sports HD and Movies HD bundles and adds the Kids’ channels. Or go all-out with Platinum, which includes every channel Foxtel has to offer, adds the ability to watch in multiple rooms at once, and even throws in a full Netflix subscription (which you can stream on the iQ4 box thanks to its built-in Netflix app). 

You’re getting a great range of channels no matter which bundle you go for, but if you’re looking for the full range, it’s more affordable than it’s ever been. Here’s a rundown of all the Foxtel from Telstra channel packs and what they contain:

Foxtel Now from Telstra

One other option worth considering is especially handy if you’ve chosen the Telstra TV broadband bundle mentioned above. Foxtel Now is the streaming version of Foxtel, delivering the same premium channels to you via streaming. You can sign up to Foxtel Now direct on your Telstra TV box and have it seamlessly added to your Telstra bill – and with no installation or waiting time for setup, it can be a much more versatile option that also saves you money.

Foxtel Now starts at $25/month for the Essentials Pack, which delivers some of Foxtel’s most popular premium channels for less than it costs to get them via satellite. Combined with Telstra’s reliable, unlimited broadband it can be a great option for TV that doesn’t break the bank.

Foxtel Now from Telstra FREE Trial Offer

Start your 1 month free trial with Foxtel Now from Telstra. Simply add Foxtel Now to your existing Telstra bill for only $25/mth, no contract, cancel anytime. Ends 30 June 2021

Kayo from Telstra

If you’re an existing Telstra customer, or even thinking about becoming one, you can watch all the sports you want with Australia’s favourite sports streaming app, Kayo Sports. Right now, Telstra is offering Kayo Sports for Telstra customers at a reduced monthly rate of $15 per month (usually $25 per month if you subscribe direct from Kayo Sports).

Kayo from Telstra

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Basic - Kayo Sports from Telstra
  • Save $10/mth on Kayo for 12 mths
  • Basic - Kayo Sports from Telstra
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on 2 devices concurrently
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
  • $15/mth
$15/mth
Min Cost - $15/month for first 12 mths, $25/month afterwards

Premium - Kayo Sports from Telstra
  • Save $10/mth on Kayo for 12 mths
  • Premium - Kayo Sports from Telstra
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on 3 devices concurrently
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
  • $25/mth
$25/mth
Min Cost - $25/month for first 12 mths, $35/month afterwards

Last audited 09 September 2020

BINGE from Telstra

Telstra are also offering Australia’s newest streaming TV service, BINGE. You’ll get the streaming TV service free for 3 months – another way Telstra are making it worth your time and money being a Telstra customer. And if you join Telstra’s rewards program Telstra Plus, you’ll get between 3 and 9 extra months of Binge completely free!

BINGE from Telstra

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Standard - BINGE from Telstra
  • Telstra Postpaid: 3 mths free
  • Telstra Plus Member: 3 mths free
  • Standard - BINGE from Telstra
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Telstra Plus Silver: 6 mths free
  • Telstra Plus Gold: 9 mths free
  • $0/mth
$0/mth
Min Cost - $0 for Telstra postpaid customers (3 months)Telstra Plus Member (3 months), Silver (6 months) and Gold (9 months), $14/mth afterwards

Last audited 14 September 2020

Get Streaming TV with Telstra Plus loyalty program

Last year, Telstra introduced its first loyalty rewards scheme, Telstra Plus, and it’s proven to be a hit with customers. The way it works is simple – membership is free, and you earn 10 rewards points for every dollar you spend on your Telstra bill. You get access to discounted movie and sports tickets, early access to concert and arts tickets, and your accumulated points can reward you with some very useful gifts. 

If you’re spending above $125 a month on your Telstra bill, though, it gets even better – with 3 months’ free access to streaming service Stan and a free month of sports streaming service Kayo. There aren’t any catches – it’s completely free as a reward for being with Telstra.

Join Telstra Plus – rewards program

Earn points when you pay your bills on your Telstra subscriptions. Get access to benefits like 3 months free Kayo Sports streaming, 9 months free BINGE streaming TV, NRL and AFL tickets, movie tickets.

Great Value for Money

No matter how you choose to get your TV from Telstra, it’s never been better value than it is right now. With excellent bundles, premium TV with lots of choice and of course, a home phone if you want one, Telstra’s making sure you can get the entertainment you want while saving money!

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