Well there we go folks, Telstra are getting Google’s flagship device, something I thought I’d never see. Telstra customers will be the first in Australia to get their hands on the Galaxy Nexus (through a carrier) when it goes on sale at their new Androidland store in Melbourne and Telstra Store in Sydney’s CBD — as well as online. Other Telstra resellers such as JB Hi-Fi and Fone Zone will sell the device from Thursday the 15th.
As for pricing, Telstra are slightly more expensive than the competition which is expected (not to mention annoying) with a price of $10/mo on their $59 Freedom Connect Plan or if you want it for free, you’ll have sign up to their $79 Freedom Connect Plan which includes $800 of credit, unlimited texts and 2GB of high-speed mobile data. If you’re a business customer, Telstra will be selling the Galaxy Nexus on their $59 Business Mobile Maximiser plan for $10/mo. We’ll be doing a plan comparison very shortly, so stay tuned for that.
In the press release Telstra specified the device would run on Telstra’s HSPA+ network, so there’s no LTE there which is what we expected anyhow.