HTC One S Coming To Telstra, Virgin And Optus Next Month

The super-thin, properly sexy HTC One S has been on your gadget lust list since it was announced, mark your calendar, because it's heading onto three of Australia's major telcos in the next few weeks.

HTC today announced that Virgin, Optus and Telstra would get the device on their networks. The timing is a little weird: Virgin and Optus will get it from July 2, but Telstra customers will be waiting until July 17 to get their contracted hands on it.

Optus will offer the One S for $0 upfront on its $50 Optus Plan for 24 months. That plan will nab you $500 worth of standard calls and texts to Australian mobiles and 1GB of included data.

Virgin, meanwhile, will let you walk out of the store with a One S for $0 upfront on a $39 Big Plan for 24 months. That one includes $650 worth of calls and texts per month and a 2.5GB data allowance. Virgin will also throw in a free pair of Beats Solo headphones with the One S for a limited time.

Plans for Telstra's HTC One S are still on the down-low. We'll let you know as soon as we have them, but for now, you can register your interest here.

The HTC One S boasts a 1.7Ghz dual-core processor, Gorilla Glass, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box (although that's less impressive now that Jelly Bean is on the way), a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, metal unibody casing and Beats audio to boot.

You'll also get 25GB worth of Dropbox storage per month for free when you pick up the One S. That's nothing to sniff at.



    It always baffles me that virgin have so much better plans optus ! When they run on the same network, I am a virgin customer and love it.

      Red Bull are way better than Virgin: unlimited every thing and 5 gig a month internet for $365 for 12 months( 30$ a month)- but run on the Vodaphone network. That said, in Perth it seems fine here, they've completed their upgrades and it runs as good as Next G did for me.

    SO, because you've indicated the 1.7 Ghz processor, this would mean Australians are getting the same model shipped to Asian countries, with the S3 chip? (instead of S4 or something like that?)
    I don't know much about it but have been waiting for this phone for ages!
    Knowing telstra, price will be a let down and I think it's time to go to Optus.
    @Steve, apparently service is given priority to Optus customers, which allows Virgin to handout massive savings on plans. Optus gets the faster and generally more reliable (according to how many users are clogging up the network) of course, this isn't really a problem.

    I hope that that the 1.7GHz processor is actually the 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4, not the 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3.

    I like how the HTC One X/XL, the more high-end device, was released before the One S.

    The camera sticks out. Fatal error.

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