Telstra Confirms Galaxy Note For April 24

The Samsung Galaxy Note seems to be one of those genuinely polarising smartphones; some love it for its immense size, while others aren't as keen. Then again, it seems to play well with pachyderms. When it launched in Australia, you could purchase it on Optus or Vodafone contracts, with Telstra said to be "coming soon". Telstra's just confirmed the exact details of its plans with me. Ausdroid first reported on the April 24th date, and we've just had confirmation direct from Telstra that April 24th is indeed the date you'll be able to score a Galaxy Note from Telstra, if that suits you. Telstra's statement reads as follows:

The Samsung Galaxy Note will be available from Telstra Stores and online from Tuesday 24 April.

Consumer customers can purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note for $10 per month on the $79 FreedomĀ® Connect Plan (after using an included MRO Bonus), with $800 worth of included calls & MMS, unlimited SMS (all to standard Australian numbers) and 2GB of data for use in Australia each month. Min cost over 24 months is $2,136 or $89 per month.

Business customers can purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note on a $90 Business Mobile Advantage Plan with a $10 per month Mobile Repayment Option for 24 months after using their MRO bonuses. This offer includes unlimited standard national SMS and MessageBankĀ® diversion and retrieval in Australia, as well as 2GB of data to share with other staff on the same plans while in Australia. Min cost over 24 months is $2,400.

Contracts are fine for what they are, but it is worth noting that the Galaxy Note's available outright from a number of direct importers quite cheaply; while Samsung's official line is that this is "risky", that isn't necessarily so.



    This is not a 4G phone though, right?

      I was under the impression that the Galaxy Note was 4G - LTE 700, but that LTE 700 isn't due for implamentation until 2013, after analogue TV signals are switched-off around Australia.

        Apologies, the Galaxy Note is 3G, but capable of 4G using LTE 700

      There are different versions of the Note, I have the high speed 3g version commonly known as the "international"version

      Yes it is, I have confirmed with Telstra


      But I was told Telstra is working on a 4G version (apparently the chipset keeps melting down though) that will work here. Like the SII 4G, not changing the name.

    Here come the drums.....
    Galaxy S III.... Galaxy S III...... Galaxy S III...... Galaxy S III.......

    From what I've seen on the streets in Asia, the only people using this phone are women - seems to be easier to carry it in a handbag than in your pocket. But it's very popular.

    Telstra are off there minds. This is NOT 4G, it's the same unit that is readily available from a range of carriers from $5 pm on a $29 plan, they have really lost it.

      Er, the cheapest I've seen it is for 5 on a 59 dollar plan.

      Still cheaper, but not as much as you say. I think you're thinking of the Galaxy SII, which has an inch smaller screen and is 8 months older than this.

    I can imagine the Telstra meeting. "lets not release this phone when everyone else does, wait for the Galaxy S3 announcement to have a date, in two weeks, then release it for a far higher price then everyone else in the market place and see if we can sell 3 of them" Idiots! I was seriously looking at this phone to replace my 3GS but not now. I think I'll wait for the 3rd of May Samsung announcement and see what is said. A note to Telstra- In this modern world with instant world wide announcements of tech you can't afford to sit on your hands when it comes to releasing phones to the general public. I'm sure you were only trying to protect sales of your other irrelevant phone , the Galaxy S2 4G, but now you can put the Note in the same basket. I hope one of the 60 "blog watches" I read about reads this. Won't make any diffrence, this will always be an issue when you put attempted profits in front of actual service.

      Agreed. But more importantly.....WHERE'S MY HTC ONE XL TELSTRA??!!!!

        Don't start me on Telstra's lack of news on the HTC One series. Have a look at Telstra's own forum. People are going crazy at Telstra over this.

    Or you can get it now, Kogan has a pretty good deal on it..
    $519 + delivery

      This is the option I took. No problems using it with Telstra.

    I've been waiting for months for this phone and was going to get it on Telstra, but for those prices and no 4G, I'll be getting it on another carrier. Something tells me Telstra will have a hard time selling this phone without 4G at prices so much higher than the competition!

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