Samsung Galaxy S8 Deals: Amaysim and Woolworths offering great value

Get in fast and there are some cracking deals to be had

In the race for your mobile dollar there’s one heck of a battle going on and it’s not just the big three telcos. Amaysim and Woolworths have chimed in with outstanding offers for those looking to secure a Galaxy S8 or S8+

We’ve crunched the numbers.  On this page are two tables listing every single telco plan we could find, and just what you’ll pay.  We’re also looking at if it’s worth being on a contract for this phone.

Importantly, there’s one telco not listed below.  Amaysim.  Their strategy is new, and innovative.  Amaysim are selling the phone outright, for the recommended retail prices of $1199 (for the S8) and $1349 (for the S8+).   Why? To entice you to switch to Amaysim.  When you buy the S8 through Amaysim you get three free recharges of any of their unlimited plans.

That means three months of up to $49.90 – which includes unlimited calls and texts, and 9GB of data.   To put that in perspective, lets say you wanted 7GB of data. You pay $1199 for the phone, then if you stick with Amaysim for two years (which you don’t have to because you’re NOT locked into a contract) you’ll pay $39.90 per month for 21 months.

Do the math, that’s $2036.00 over 24 months.  Have a look below, that’s about $220 less than Optus with 7GB and on par with Vodafone and Virgin on 8GB a month – but with the added bonus of complete flexibility in those two years.  Interesting stuff.

Woolworths too are teasing the sign ups.  Sign up to a two year contract with Woolies before April 4th and their 4GB plan is 15% off, making it by far and away the most competitive here.

There are two things to consider for you when you choose what to do next.  How much data do you need?  How much can you afford to pay?  Consider the two tables below when making your decision.

Sorted By Data Allowance:

Telco Phone Monthly 2 Years Data (GB)
Virgin Mobile S8 $70 $1,680 0.5
Virgin Mobile S8+ $75 $1,800 0.5
Woolworths S8 $72 $1,728 1
Woolworths S8+ $76 $1,824 1
Vodafone S8 $77 $1,848 1
Optus S8 $82 $1,968 1
Vodafone S8+ $83 $1,992 1
Optus S8+ $87 $2,088 1
Telstra S8 $90 $2,160 1
Telstra S8+ $97 $2,328 1
Virgin Mobile S8 $75 $1,800 2
Virgin Mobile S8+ $80 $1,920 2
Telstra S8 $100 $2,400 3
Telstra S8+ $107 $2,568 3
Optus S8 $89 $2,136 3.5
Optus S8+ $98 $2,352 3.5
Woolworths * Until April 4 S8 $65 $1,560 4
Woolworths * Until April 4 S8+ $69 $1,656 4
Virgin Mobile S8 $77 $1,848 4
Virgin Mobile S8+ $82 $1,968 4
Vodafone S8 $86 $2,064 4
Vodafone S8+ $95 $2,280 4
Optus S8 $94 $2,256 7
Optus S8+ $105 $2,520 7
Virgin Mobile S8 $86 $2,064 8
Vodafone S8 $88 $2,112 8
Virgin Mobile S8+ $91 $2,184 8
Woolworths S8 $92 $2,208 8
Woolworths S8+ $95 $2,280 8
Vodafone S8+ $96 $2,304 8
Virgin Mobile S8 $96 $2,304 11
Virgin Mobile S8+ $101 $2,424 11
Vodafone S8 $90 $2,160 12
Vodafone S8+ $101 $2,424 12
Telstra S8 $105 $2,520 12
Telstra S8+ $115 $2,760 12
Vodafone S8 $95 $2,280 15
Optus S8 $105 $2,520 15
Vodafone S8+ $105 $2,520 15
Optus S8+ $113 $2,712 15
Vodafone S8 $103 $2,472 20
Virgin Mobile S8 $105 $2,520 20
Virgin Mobile S8+ $110 $2,640 20
Vodafone S8+ $111 $2,664 20
Telstra S8 $140 $3,360 25
Telstra S8+ $145 $3,480 25
Optus S8 $130 $3,120 30
Optus S8+ $135 $3,240 30
Vodafone S8 $125 $3,000 32
Vodafone S8+ $130 $3,120 32
Telstra S8 $195 $4,680 35
Telstra S8+ $195 $4,680 35
Optus S8 $160 $3,840 100
Optus S8+ $160 $3,840 100

Sorted by Monthly Cost:

I’ve added a column here for the “Tipping Point” . This is the cost over two years of the plan usage.  If you subtract the cost of the phone from the two year commitment, what are you paying to be with that telco?

Could it be you’re better off paying up front, and finding a month to month or SIM Only plan with one of the big or small telcos out there.  Most likely it is.

Telco Phone Monthly 2 Years Tipping Point: Data (GB)
Woolworths * Until April 4 S8 $65 $1,560 $15 4
Woolworths * Until April 4 S8+ $69 $1,656 $13 4
Virgin Mobile S8 $70 $1,680 $20 0.5
Woolworths S8 $72 $1,728 $22 1
Virgin Mobile S8 $75 $1,800 $25 2
Virgin Mobile S8+ $75 $1,800 $19 0.5
Woolworths S8+ $76 $1,824 $20 1
Virgin Mobile S8 $77 $1,848 $27 4
Vodafone S8 $77 $1,848 $27 1
Virgin Mobile S8+ $80 $1,920 $24 2
Optus S8 $82 $1,968 $32 1
Virgin Mobile S8+ $82 $1,968 $26 4
Vodafone S8+ $83 $1,992 $27 1
Virgin Mobile S8 $86 $2,064 $36 8
Vodafone S8 $86 $2,064 $36 4
Optus S8+ $87 $2,088 $31 1
Vodafone S8 $88 $2,112 $38 8
Optus S8 $89 $2,136 $39 3.5
Telstra S8 $90 $2,160 $40 1
Vodafone S8 $90 $2,160 $40 12
Virgin Mobile S8+ $91 $2,184 $35 8
Woolworths S8 $92 $2,208 $42 8
Optus S8 $94 $2,256 $44 7
Woolworths S8+ $95 $2,280 $39 8
Vodafone S8 $95 $2,280 $45 15
Vodafone S8+ $95 $2,280 $39 4
Virgin Mobile S8 $96 $2,304 $46 11
Vodafone S8+ $96 $2,304 $40 8
Telstra S8+ $97 $2,328 $41 1
Optus S8+ $98 $2,352 $42 3.5
Telstra S8 $100 $2,400 $50 3
Virgin Mobile S8+ $101 $2,424 $45 11
Vodafone S8+ $101 $2,424 $45 12
Vodafone S8 $103 $2,472 $53 20
Telstra S8 $105 $2,520 $55 12
Optus S8 $105 $2,520 $55 15
Optus S8+ $105 $2,520 $49 7
Virgin Mobile S8 $105 $2,520 $55 20
Vodafone S8+ $105 $2,520 $49 15
Telstra S8+ $107 $2,568 $51 3
Virgin Mobile S8+ $110 $2,640 $54 20
Vodafone S8+ $111 $2,664 $55 20
Optus S8+ $113 $2,712 $57 15
Telstra S8+ $115 $2,760 $59 12
Vodafone S8 $125 $3,000 $75 32
Optus S8 $130 $3,120 $80 30
Vodafone S8+ $130 $3,120 $74 32
Optus S8+ $135 $3,240 $79 30
Telstra S8 $140 $3,360 $90 25
Telstra S8+ $145 $3,480 $89 25
Optus S8 $160 $3,840 $110 100
Optus S8+ $160 $3,840 $104 100
Telstra S8 $195 $4,680 $145 35
Telstra S8+ $195 $4,680 $139 35

 

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