If you're in the market for an iPhone 8 or iPhone X, you may be in luck! Optus is offering some high data deals for a cool $69 a month plus the price of the handset repayment. Noice.
It's been six months since the iPhone X release, and one thing holds true: It's still expensive. However, as much as I hated myself for buying a $1,500 phone, and as much as I hated myself for loving it, spending half a year with the iPhone X has revealed some new truths. One, Jony Ive is right when he says Face ID is important than it seems. Two, Apple's grasp on excellent quality control is slipping. Three, once you've fallen in love with the iPhone X, there's no turning back.
The deals are for the 64GB versions of the iPhone 8 ($79), iPhone 8 Plus ($89) and iPhone X ($99) - all $69 plus the cost of the phone repayment. They all come with 100GB of data a month, which is great for anyone who likes to burn through a lot.
The only caveat that stands out on these plans is that they don't come with international talk and text - which will probably be a deal breaker for a lot of Aussies with family and friends overseas.
But if you don't need those features and are happy to commit a previous gen iPhone for 24-months, this might be a great deal for you. You wouldn't be the only one. There is a huge market for older iPhones - especially those with the beloved home button.
Considering it's an 'S' year, it isn't a bad time to play the waiting game to see what Apple drops next year.
And as our mates over at Whistleout pointed out - a 64GB iPhone XS with only 20GB of data will set you back $102 a month.
For more on the economics of iPhones, we have a really great breakdown around the cost of the XS and XR that's definitely worth a read.
Anyway, onto the plans!
iPhone 8 Plus
A previous version of this article stated that all of the plans were $69 including the handset repayments. We regret this error.
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