Want to order your shiny new Samsung Galaxy S8 on Australia’s largest mobile network? Telstra’s plans for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are out now — here’s what you’ll pay.
Telstra says that the Galaxy S8 will be available on a range of different Go Mobile Plus and My Business Mobile Plus plans, as well as Go Mobile Swap and My Business Mobile Lease plans that include a switch to a new handset at no extra cost after 12 months.
The cheapest Telstra plan for the Galaxy S8 will cost you $55 per month on the S-sized Go Mobile Swap plan with 1GB of data, plus handset repayment costs of $25 for a total minimum monthly cost of $90 over 24 months. The cheapest Galaxy S8+ is $97 per month.
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Moving up to a M plan with 3GB of data will cost $75 a month with $15 (S8) or $22 (S8+) handset repayment costs.
An even larger L plan with 12GB of data (8GB + 4GB bonus) will cost $95 a month with $0 handset repayments for the S8 and $10 per month for the S8+.
The second largest XL plan with 25GB (20GB + 5GB bonus) will cost $135 per month with no handset repayment costs for either phone.
The largest possible plan you can buy the S8 or S8+ on from Telstra will set you back $195 a month for the massive XXL plan with 35GB (30GB + 5GB bonus).
According to Telstra, the Galaxy S8 will be available “on a range of plans”, with any plan above $95 including the Galaxy S8 itself for $0 per month. The cheapest of those free handset plans being a $95 Go Mobile plan with $0 handset repayments, with 6GB of data per month, you’ll be paying a total minimum cost of $2280 over 24 months. The cheapest Galaxy S8+ with no handset repayments is $105 per month.
We’ve asked Telstra for a full list of plan pricing for the Galaxy S8.
You’ll be able to pre-order the Galaxy S8 and the larger Galaxy S8+ from 12:01AM on Friday March 31.
In Australia, we’ll initially get the Midnight Black, Orchid Grey and Maple Gold versions of both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ at launch. Other colour variants might be launched later, but they’ll likely be exclusive to one carrier or only sold outright through Samsung.
If you want to purchase the phone outright, in Australia you can pre-order the S8 or S8+ through Samsung’s website from 12:01AM on March 31 until midnight on April 27, mere seconds before the Galaxy S8 actually goes on sale throughout the country on April 28.
If you do pre-order the Galaxy S8 or S8+ in Australia, you’ll score yourself a few freebies. You’ll get a free Gear VR headset with Samsung’s first ever VR motion controller (worth $199) along with $50 of Oculus Store credit. Anyone pre-ordering their phone early, too, should get it delivered during the week of April 21, a week before the phone goes on sale in stores.