Optus, Telstra and Vodafone announce Samsung Galaxy S5 pricing – EFTM

Optus, Telstra and Vodafone announce Samsung Galaxy S5 pricing

With Samsung’s big news out for the night, the big three telcos have been busy releasing pricing information for Australian consumers who want first pick at the Samsung Galaxy...

With Samsung’s big news out for the night, the big three telcos have been busy releasing pricing information for Australian consumers who want first pick at the Samsung Galaxy S5 – EFTM has all the details

Samsung GALAXY S5

Samsung GALAXY S5

With devices outright costing upwards of$900 and a very keen Australian market wanting the latest and greatest phones, the plans on offer from the Telcos are all important at a big launch like the Samsung Galaxy S5.

All three big telcos are taking pre-orders from tomorrow (March 27) with the Galaxy S5 landing in stores on April 11.

Here’s the complete list of plans available for prospective buyers from Telstra, Vodafone and Optus.

Some notes:

  • Vodafone plans have two data values – they are offering “double data” for people who sign up to these plans before July. That double data does apply for the full contract period – so, get in fast.
  • Telstra have that “new handset feeling” promotion going on – I’ve used that promotion’s concept of an extra$10 per month to “shorten” the contract to 12 months. In reality your contract is 24 months and if you accept a new handset after 12 months you are also extending your contract an additional 24 months, but the cost of THIS handset is what I’m trying to capture. Check with Telstra on those specifics if interested.

Sorted by Telco and their plans going lowest to highest monthly cost:

Telco Monthly Plan Months Handset Cost Total Monthly Data included Calls inc Texts inc Total price
Vodafone $30 24 $28 $58 200+100mb 200 from call value $1,392
Vodafone $40 24 $24 $64 500MB 250 from call value $1,536
Vodafone $50 24 $19 $69 1GB 500 from call value $1,656
Vodafone $60 24 $14 $74 1.5GB+1.5GB 700 “unlimited” $1,776
Vodafone $65 24 $14 $79 1.5GB+1.5GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $1,896
Vodafone $80 24 $4 $84 2.5GB+2.5GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $2,016
Vodafone $100 24 $- $100 5GB+5GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $2,400
Vodafone $60 12 $44 $104 1.5GB+1.5GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $1,248
Vodafone $65 12 $42 $107 1.5GB+1.5GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $1,284
Vodafone $80 12 $36 $116 2.5GB+2.5GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $1,392
Vodafone $100 12 $26 $126 5GB+5GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $1,512
Telstra $55 24 $26 $81 500MB 600 “unlimited” $1,944
Telstra $70 24 $12 $82 1.5GB 700 “unlimited” $1,968
Telstra $95 24 $6 $101 2.5GB 950+ “unlimited” $2,424
Telstra $130 24 $4 $134 3GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $3,216
Telstra $55 12* $36 $91 500MB 600 “unlimited” $1,092
Telstra $70 12* $22 $92 1.5GB 700 “unlimited” $1,104
Telstra $95 12* $16 $111 2.5GB 950+ “unlimited” $1,332
Telstra $130 12* $14 $144 3GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $1,728
Optus $35 24 $26 $61 200MB 200mins “unlimited” $1,464
Optus $50 24 $21 $71 500MB 450mins “unlimited” $1,704
Optus $60 24 $16 $76 1.5GB 600mins “unlimited” $1,824
Optus $80 24 $11 $91 2GB 800mins “unlimited” $2,184
Optus $100 24 $7 $107 3GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $2,568

Sorted by Total available data then by price:

Telco Monthly Plan Months Handset Cost Total Monthly Data included Calls inc Texts inc Total price
Vodafone $100 24 $- $100 5GB+5GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $2,400
Vodafone $100 12 $26 $126 5GB+5GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $1,512
Vodafone $80 24 $4 $84 2.5GB+2.5GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $2,016
Vodafone $80 12 $36 $116 2.5GB+2.5GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $1,392
Vodafone $60 24 $14 $74 1.5GB+1.5GB 700 “unlimited” $1,776
Vodafone $65 24 $14 $79 1.5GB+1.5GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $1,896
Vodafone $60 12 $44 $104 1.5GB+1.5GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $1,248
Vodafone $65 12 $42 $107 1.5GB+1.5GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $1,284
Optus $100 24 $7 $107 3GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $2,568
Telstra $130 24 $4 $134 3GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $3,216
Telstra $130 12* $14 $144 3GB “unlimited” “unlimited” $1,728
Telstra $95 24 $6 $101 2.5GB 950+ “unlimited” $2,424
Telstra $95 12* $16 $111 2.5GB 950+ “unlimited” $1,332
Optus $80 24 $11 $91 2GB 800mins “unlimited” $2,184
Optus $60 24 $16 $76 1.5GB 600mins “unlimited” $1,824
Telstra $70 24 $12 $82 1.5GB 700 “unlimited” $1,968
Telstra $70 12* $22 $92 1.5GB 700 “unlimited” $1,104
Vodafone $50 24 $19 $69 1GB 500 from call value $1,656
Vodafone $40 24 $24 $64 500MB 250 from call value $1,536
Optus $50 24 $21 $71 500MB 450mins “unlimited” $1,704
Telstra $55 24 $26 $81 500MB 600 “unlimited” $1,944
Telstra $55 12* $36 $91 500MB 600 “unlimited” $1,092
Vodafone $30 24 $28 $58 200+100mb 200 from call value $1,392
Optus $35 24 $26 $61 200MB 200mins “unlimited” $1,464

 

 

Categories
Tech

Trevor produces two of the most popular technology podcasts in Australia, Your Tech Life and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He has a weekly radio show on 2UE, as well as appearances across the country and regularly provides Technology Commentary to Channel 9’s Today Show and A Current Affair. Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave. Like this post? Buy Trev a drink!
No Comment

Leave a Reply

*

*