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 comes at an extra cost – but it doesn’t need to be as expensive as you’d think! Thanks to some very well-priced broadband bundles including TV from Telstra, getting access to premium TV has never been more easy or affordable.

Can You Get a Seniors/Pensioners 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.

All-In-One TV and Broadband Bundles

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 and not get billed an extra cent.

Telstra gives you a choice of two options – streaming, or satellite. The Telstra TV 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 option, which gives 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

Core Internet Plan + Telstra TV
  • Free Foxtel Now for 1 month
  • Unlimited data upgrade 'til 30/6
  • 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
Min Cost - $2,016 when you stay connected for 24 months, and may change if the month-to-month plan price changes.

Unlimited Internet Plan + Telstra TV
  • $10/mth off for 12 months
  • Free Foxtel Now for 1 month
  • 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
Min Cost - $2,376 when you stay connected for 24 months, and may change if the month-to-month plan price changes.

Core Internet Plan + Sports HD
  • Buy online: no connection fee
  • Unlimited data upgrade 'til 30/6
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 20Mbps Standard Evening
  • 500GB Data
  • NBN 25™ Fixed Line
  • #1 provider to stream Netflix
  • Discounted Foxtel Plus + Sports HD for first 12 mths
$125/mth
Min Cost - Min cost $1,950 (incl $100 Foxtel install) when you stay connected to the internet for 24 months and Foxtel from Telstra for 1 month

Unlimited Data + Movies HD
  • $10/mth off for 12 months
  • Buy online: no connection fee
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
  • #1 provider to stream Netflix
  • Discounted Foxtel Plus + Movies HD for first 12 mths
$140/mth
Min Cost - Min cost $2,310 (incl $100 Foxtel install) when you stay connected to the internet for 24 months and Foxtel from Telstra for 1 month

Unlimited Data + Sports HD
  • $10/mth off for 12 months
  • Buy online: no connection fee
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN 50™ Fixed Line
  • #1 provider to stream Netflix
  • Discounted Foxtel Plus + Sports HD for first 12 mths
$140/mth
Min Cost - Min cost $2,310 (incl $100 Foxtel install) when you stay connected to the internet for 24 months and Foxtel from Telstra for 1 month

Core Internet Plan + Movies HD
  • Buy online: no connection fee
  • Unlimited data upgrade 'til 30/6
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Up to 20Mbps Standard Evening
  • 500GB Data
  • NBN 25™ Fixed Line
  • #1 provider to stream Netflix
  • Discounted Foxtel Plus + Movies HD for first 12 mths
$125/mth
Min Cost - Min cost $1,950 (incl $100 Foxtel install) when you stay connected to the internet for 24 months and Foxtel from Telstra for 1 month

Last audited 6 May 2020

What About TV on its Own?

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

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
Min Cost - Min cost $170. (incl. $100 install) For new Foxtel customers. $99/mth after 12 mths

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
Min Cost - Min cost $150. (incl. $100 install) For new Foxtel customers. $69/mth after 12 mths

Platinum Plus
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • Netflix Standard Plan included
  • 50+ Foxtel Plus, sports, movies, drama & docos channels
$99/mth
Min Cost - Min cost $199. (incl. $100 install) For new Foxtel customers. $139/mth after 12 mths

Foxtel Plus
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • 50+ entertainment & drama channels
  • Foxtel On Demand: access to tv shows & movies
$49/mth
Min Cost - Min cost $149 (incl. $100 install) For new Foxtel customers.

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
Min Cost - Min cost $150. (incl. $100 install) For new Foxtel customers. $74/mth after 12 mths

Last audited 4 May 2020

What About Other 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:

Channel PackChannels IncludedHighlights
Foxtel PlusFOX8, BBC UKTV, Arena, MTV, Universal, Fox Hits, Fox Funny, Fox Classics, Fox Sleuth, Fox Crime, Fox One, Fox Showcase, Lifestyle, TLC, E!, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Animal Planet, BBC First, BBC Earth, Nick Jr., Boomerang, MTV Music, MTV Dance, Channel V, MAX, Foxtel Smooth Arts, CMC, Foxtel Music, FOX Sports News, SKY Racing, SKY Thoroughbred Central, FOX News, SKY News, SKY News UK, SKY News Extra, SKY News Weather, BBC World News, CNN, CGTN, CGTN Documentary, NHK World, Aurora, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Al Jazeera, RT, EXPO Channel, TVSN, ACCTV, Daystar, Sonlife, Hillsong, TRT WorldOutlander, His Dark Materials, Strike Back, The Walking Dead, Westworld
Sports HD PackFOX Cricket, FOX Footy, FOX League, FOX Sports 503/505/506/507, beIN Sports 1/2/3, ESPN, ESPN2, FOX Sports Ultra HDNRL, AFL, FIA, Virgin Australia Supercars 
Movies HD PackPremiere Movies, Kids Movies, Family Movies, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller Movies, Hits Movies, Greats Movies, Romance Movies, Ultra HD MoviesFast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Favourites PackCrime+Investigation, History, The Comedy Channel, A&E, Nat Geo Wild, Lifestyle Home, Lifestyle Food, Fox SciFi, Box Sets, Discovery Turbo, Investigation DiscoveryTitans Of The 20th Century, Jeffrey Dahmer: Cannibal Killer, The Redemption Project, Gino’s Italian Express
Kids PackCartoon Network, CBeebies, NickelodeonSpongeBob SquarePants, Henry Danger, DC Super Hero Girls, Double Dare

Bonus TV with Telstra Plus

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.

The New Telstra Plus™ Rewards Program

Earn points when you pay your bills on your Telstra subscription and get access to membership benefits, which includes up to 3 months free Kayo sports, 6 months free Stan, and so much more.

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

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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