Telstra is selling a pre-paid smartphone for under $100

SuppliedTelstra’s new affordable pre-paid phone range.

Telstra is adding three new smartphones to its pre-paid range, including one for less than $100.

The “Telstra Essential Plus” for $99 is a black 145g phone with a 4.95” screen running on Android Go, and featuring a built-in data manager and Google Play Protect. It’s available from 4 September.

Joining the range are the Alcatel 1X for $129, with 5.34” screen 8MP rear and 5MP front cameras, which also runs on Android Go, also available from the Sept 4, while the $199 Telstra Superior has a 6” 2K screen, dual rear cameras – a 12MP one paired with a 2MP secondary depth camera and runs on Android Oreo (8.0) with a fingerprint reader and face unlock.

Pre-Paid Mobile Products director Nicholas Broomfield, said the affordable smartphones are being release in conjunction with Telstra’s new pre-paid extra offer, which gives customers a 5GB data bank bonus on their first three $30 or more recharges when they recharge before 3 September.

“We’re really pleased to introduce three entry-level handsets with features seen in the more expensive phones,” he said.

Data Bank lets users save unused data up to 50GB to use in Australia.

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