With the Galaxy S 2 not very far away, Samsung and the carriers, are stepping up their moves to clear the remaining stock of the original Android powerhouse, the Galaxy S. Vodafone and Three have dropped the handset to $0 on a $29 and now Virgin have joined the fight, adding the Galaxy S to their Big Cap lineup, along with a $6 handset repayment. This brings the handset in at $35 a month for $450 of credit and 200MB of data. Great deal? I think so, what do you guys think?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=609357198 Nathan Elcoate

    Not a bad toy at that price!

  • doomdrop

    Great deal.

    Just waiting for my crappy Nokia contract to finish up in early June. So much choice at such an affordable price point.

  • Daniel

    It’s also free on Vodafone’s $29 cap

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EU33G64OD7P47V2KMTRPAROA7A Christophe Chuvan

      Is it? I’m looking at their website and it’s free on their $49 cap but +$14 with their $29 cap…

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Anderton/504726871 David Anderton

        its free on the easy cap but not on the smart cap. The easy cap comes with much less data and only free sms between virgin. Smartcap has unlimited sms to anyone.

      • Daniel

        That’s interesting, I got it free on the $29 cap last Saturday, they might not have updated their website yet, or they might have made a lucky mistake in my case. It would be worth giving them a call to check.

        • CeeCee

          Looks it’s now been updated, free on a $29 plan. Not bad, almost good enough to make me consider committing to a 2-year contract again…

        • CeeCee

          Looks it’s now been updated, free on a $29 plan. Not bad, almost good enough to make me consider committing to a 2-year contract again…

  • Alan

    I think this is a fantastic deal! With Gingerbread update around the corner, there is no better deal on the market. Other than the upcoming dual core phones, this phone still ranks as one of the best smart phone on the market. It makes the likes of Arc & Incredible/Desire S seem very expensive in comparison.

  • Annoying Old Fart

    Hmmm, let’s see… assuming I’m happy with the $29 cap (I usually am), the handset costs 6*24=$144. Better hardware than my Ideos (if my pocket is big enough to fit the Galaxy :-) and $15 cheaper. Against being nailed to a 2-year plan. Is the Galaxy at 2.2 yet? or ever?

    Fantastic device for the money. Wake me when it’s on prepaid.

    • Alan

      Galaxy S is at 2.2, but 2.2 is rubbish and lags a lot. 2.2.1 mostly fixed the lag issue, but Aussie telco has decided not to push out 2.2.1, and you’ll need to flash it yourself. Gingerbread is just around the corner though, but again will depend on Aussie telcos to push them out.