Australian Telco pricing for Samsung Galaxy S8

It's looking like a pricey phone...

Telcos are starting to release their plan pricing for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ – so we’ll publish the big ones here, and do some analysis when they’re all in.

We’re expecting Vodafone late into Thursday, while the other big guys have put out their pricing already.

Remember, buying outright – The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be $1,199 and Galaxy S8+ will be $1,349.

Telstra:

The key line for Telstra is all about their network – with their “Gigabit LTE” network rolling out nationally, Telstra say the Galaxy S8 is the first capable of Gigabit speeds (category 16).

This makes them more than 50% faster than last year’s phone in 4GX areas, and while “Gigabit” isn’t what you’ll get even in the CBD – you might see 300mbps+!

Telstra will stock all three Aussie colours : Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and Maple Gold

Telstra Go Mobile Plus Plan: $55 $75 $95 $135 $195
Samsung Galaxy S8 +$35 +$25 +$10 +$5 +$0
Samsung Galaxy S8+ +$42 +$32 +$20 +$10 +$0
Data 1GB 3GB 12GB 25GB 35GB

Preorder: Telstra.com/S8

Optus:

Beginning Friday, Optus will take pre-orders for both the S8 and S8+, and for a limited time new and recontracting customers will be eligible for Optus Mobile TV streaming for the life of the plan at no additional cost.

Looking at the plans, these premium phones are really pushing up the average monthly cost of contracts.  The New S8 will not be free of handset costs until the $130 plan!

My Plan Plus $40 $65 $85 $100 $130 $160
Handset repayments
Samsung Galaxy S8
min cost over 24 months
+$42
$1968
+$24
$2136
+$9
$2256
+$5
$2520
+$0
$3120
+$0
$3840
Samsung Galaxy S8+
min cost over 24 months
+$47
$2088
+$33
$2352
+$20
$2520
+$13
$2712
+$5
$3240
+$0
$3840
Data 1GB 3.5GB 7GB 15GB 30GB 100GB

Pre-Orders: optus.com.au

 

Virgin Mobile:

With data plans from 500MB to 20GB per month, there are six plans at Virgin Mobile where you can add on a new Samsung with a monthly handset repayment.

Virgin Plan: $30 $40 $50 $70 $80 $100
Samsung Galaxy S8
Min cost over 24 months
+$40
$1680
+$35
$1800
+$27
$1848
+$16
$2064
+$16
$2304
+$5
$2520
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Min cost over 24 months
+$45
$1800
+$40
$1920
+$32
$1968
+$21
$2184
+$21
$2424
+$10
$2460
Data 500MB 2GB 4GB 8GB 11GB 20GB

Pre-Orders: virginmobile.com.au

 

Vodafone:

Vodafone Plan: $40 $60 $70 $80 $90 $100 $120
Samsung Galaxy S8 +$37 +$26 +$18 +$10 +$5 +$3 +$5
Samsung Galaxy S8+ +$43 +$35 +$26 +$21 +$15 +$11 +$10
Data 1GB 4GB 8GB 12GB 15GB 20GB 32GB

Pre-Orders: vodafone.com.au

 

 

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