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11 ways to spoil yourself with tech this Singles’ Day


Posted on November 9, 2018

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11 ways to spoil yourself with tech this Singles’ Day

We all know about Valentine’s Day, a day for couples to show how much they care for each other. But what about all the singles out there? Surely they deserve a day of pampering? Enter Singles’ Day.

Also known as ‘bare sticks holiday,’ Singles’ Day started in 1993 at China’s Nanjing University as a day for students to celebrate their singledom. The date 11th of the 11th was selected as it resembles four solitary bare sticks (11/11).

But since that time Singles’ Day has grown in China, and globally, to become a day where singles spoil themselves with a little retail therapy.

As the owner of Telstra’s Box Hill store in Victoria, my team is all set for Singles’ Day this Sunday, and we believe the best gifts are tech gifts – especially when the gift is for yourself.

Last week, we announced we’re giving customers more choice to add the things they love when personalising their home and mobile plans.

For the first time, customers can choose from a selection of high-end devices for the home or on the go – such as smart watches, drones and headphones – and add them to their home or mobile plan with no upfront fees. Customers simply pay the item off over the term of their contract, making the latest in tech more affordable.

To celebrate Singles’ Day and more choice for customers, my team and I have put together 11 add-ons customers can spoil themselves this Sunday – plus a special bonus gift and thanks for customers.


  • 1 A bonus gift from Telstra

    Ask questions for helpful advice, from “what’s the weather today?” to “when will I find love?” with a bonus Google Home Mini. Valued at $79, we’re giving away this bonus gift with any Android smartphones and selected home broadband plans.

  • 2 Binge on Viki with Telstra TV

    Did you know Telstra TV is the only device in Australia with the ability to search simultaneously for specific titles across live TV, Foxtel Now, Netflix, Stan, BigPond Movies, and free-to-air catch-up TV? And now, you can have access to subscribe and purchase Viki to watch Chinese and Korean series and movies including ‘All Out Of Love’, ‘Granting You a Dreamlike Life’, and ‘Where Stars Land’. Telstra TV is exclusive to Telstra broadband customers.

  • 3 Apple AirPods for $10 per month

    Wireless, effortless and magical, Apple AirPods offer newfound freedom with compatible Apple devices. And now Telstra customers can add Apple AirPods to their plan with no upfront costs, simply paying $10 a month over 24 months (minimum cost $240 over 24 months plus your existing plan charges).

  • 4 Health monitoring with a Smart Watch

    From helping you be more active and manage your health in powerful new ways, to the convenience of being able to pay on-the-go, Smart Watches are continuing to evolve.

  • 5 Capture breathtaking aerial photos with a Tello Ryze Drone Powered by DJI

    Perform flying stunts, take incredible photos or record pro-level videos with EZ shots and share them on social media from your smartphone. The Tello Drone is available for $168 up front – or just $7 per month, over 24 months.

  • 6 Feel your music with Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones

    Designed for sound, tuned for emotion, Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones deliver premium playback with fine-tuned acoustics so you can experience music the way it was meant to be heard. Available in matte black and rose gold, the headphones are $396 upfront, or $16.50 per month over 24 months.

  • 7 Bring home a HomePod

    Apple’s HomePod is a breakthrough speaker that adapts to its location and delivers high-fidelity audio wherever it’s playing.

  • 8 Share your story with a Gimbal Stick

    The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Gimbal Stick is a handheld smartphone gimbal made for video storytellers. With a lightweight design, intelligent functions, and a long-lasting battery, the gimbal allows you to turn everyday situations into incredible moments.

  • 9 Let’s get loud with Harman Kardon

    Customers can connect up to two smart devices at the same time and take turns playing music or wirelessly connect two Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 speakers for an elevated sound experience.

  • 10 Go 4K with Foxtel from Telstra

    By adding Foxtel from Telstra to your Telstra plan, eligible customers will receive a Foxtel iQ4 satellite set top box that allows you to watch content in 4K Ultra High Definition. You can choose from a range of packages including a combination of Sport, Drama and Movies (minimum cost $373.03 over 12 months).


  • 11 An extra thanks from Telstra Thanks

    To say thanks for being a Telstra customer, Telstra Thanks offers customers a six month subscription to data free music with Apple Music for post-paid consumer mobile customers, discounted cinema tickets and popcorn and drink upgrades to spoil yourself with the latest movies, as well as discounts on BigPond HD movies on Thursdays for a quiet night in.

    Those are our 11 top add-ons and ‘thank yous’ for Telstra customers this Singles’ Day, but for more information head into a store or visit


    4K and iQ4 – Foxtel from Telstra: From 4 November, for the first time, cricket will be broadcast in 4K on Foxtel’s new 4K channel when Australia takes on South Africa in the first ODI. Across summer, fans will be able to watch every men’s international Test, ODI and T20 match played in Australia plus 16 BBL matches in 4K on channel 444. To access 4K features you will need an iQ4, compatible HDMI cable, compatible 4K TV and subscription to the HD and Sport Packages (included in Platinum HD). Any other connected equipment must also be compatible with Foxtel’s 4K UHD Standard. For more info see More about 4K and iQ4 – Foxtel from Telstra is available at Telstra CrowdSupport.