Telstra Blue Tick Phones: Best In The Bush


WhistleOut
26 September 2017

Farmer on his Blue Tick phone

If you're looking for a phone that will work outside the crowded metro areas in Australia, you should be looking at Telstra's Blue Tick range. These phones have been rigorously tested by Telstra to make sure that you will find coverage in places where other phones struggle to get a signal.

You might think that a phone with superior coverage should look like a brick and be just as heavy, but in fact many of today's most popular smartphones are passing the Telstra tests and being award a Blue Tick. Bringing best in breed technology to customers who may have felt limited in their phone selections in the past.

It’s difficult to say exactly what specific hardware elements go towards earning a particular handset a ‘Blue Tick’. The Telstra team test for superior antenna strength, noting that small advantages in strength can result in expanding the coverage range by kilometres. You can read more about Blue Tick testing here.

The current Blue Tick range:


Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8

  • 4GX Ready
  • 5.8-inch QHD screen
  • Octo-core processor
  • 12-megapixel camera
  • 64GB storage
  • Plans from $88


or call 
1300 117 296

Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8+

  • 4GX Ready
  • 6.2-inch QHD screen
  • Octo-core processor
  • 12-megapixel camera
  • 64GB storage
  • Plans from $101


or call 
1300 117 296

iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8

  • 4GX Ready
  • 4.7-inch Retina screen
  • A11 Bionic processor
  • 12-megapixel camera
  • 64GB or 256GB
  • Plans from $59


or call 
1300 117 296


Samsung Galaxy Bote 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

  • 4GX Ready
  • 6.3-inch QHD+ screen
  • Octo-core processor
  • 2x 12-megapixel camera
  • 64GB storage
  • Plans from $59


or call 
1300 117 296

Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7

  • 4GX Ready
  • 5.1-inch QHD screen
  • Octo-core processor
  • 12-megapixel camera
  • 32GB storage
  • Plans from $88


or call 
1300 117 296

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Galaxy S7 edge

  • 4GX Ready
  • 5.5-inch QHD screen
  • Octo-core processor
  • 12-megapixel camera
  • 32GB storage
  • Plans from $59


or call 
1300 117 296


Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy A5

  • 4GX Ready
  • 5.2-inch FHD screen
  • Octo-core processor
  • 16-megapixel camera
  • 32GB storage
  • Plans from $74


or call 
1300 117 296

Telstra Tough Max
Telstra Tough Max

  • 4GX Phone
  • 4.7-inch scratch-resistant screen
  • IP67 rating
  • 13-megapixel camera
  • Plans from $65


or call 
1300 117 296

Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Xperia XZ Premium

  • 4GX Ready
  • 5.5-inch 4K screen
  • Octo-core processor
  • 19-megapixel camera
  • 64GB storage
  • Plans from $89


or call 
1300 117 296


Telstra Flip 2
Telstra Flip 2

  • 4GX Ready
  • 2.4-inch screen
  • Quad-core processor
  • 2-megapixel camera
  • External RF port
  • Plans from $59


or call 
1300 117 296

The Telstra Network


There's no disputing that the Telstra network has the widest footprint in Australia. The darker areas show 4G LTE coverage, the lighter areas show 3G HSPA coverage. Blue Tick phones provide better antennas to maximise your coverage on this network. 



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