Plan Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Nexus on all Australian Carriers

Here you go folks, a comparison of the $59 (or close to) plans from each of the carriers selling the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. As usual it’s the VHA carriers getting most of the green with Telstra sitting on 1 good cell — they do have the best network though. Let us know what you think of each of the carriers in the comments, I’ll be chilling there for a while.

  Vodafone Optus Telstra CrazyJohn’s
Plan Cost $59/mo $59/mo $59/mo $55/mo
Repayments $5/mo $5/mo $10/mo $0
Cap Credit $750 $750 $550 $750
Total Cost $1,536 $1,536 $1,656 $1,320
Data 2GB 2GB 1.5GB 2GB
Calls 98c/min (+38c) 90c/min (+35c) 90c/min (+35c) Unlim VHA – 99c/min (+40c)
SMS Unlim national & int. Unlim national Unlim national Unlim national
Video Call $1.47/min (+38c) $1.00/min (+35c) 90c/min (+35c) $1/min
MMS Unlim national & int. 50c 50c 50c
Int. SMS Unlim int. 50c 50c 35c
Int. MMS Unlim int. 75c 75c 50c
Link Vodafone Optus Telstra Crazy John’s
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  • Geoff

    Virgin? Or is their deal the same as Optus?

  • http://aflspace.com/ Phillip Molly Malone

    Telstra have the best network but Crazy Johns have the best plans! If you have a few mobiles in the family, the Shared/Family plans are amazing value (especially if  you have someone like me in the mix that rarely makes calls outside the family and uses their phone like a mini computer)!!!

  • Level380

    Contract terms??? Guessing these are all 2 years?

    • http://buzz.id.au Buzz Moody

      Yeah, 2 years by default.

      • Level380

        Sad…. I would signup for one if it was 12 months! 2 yrs is too long to be locked into a overpriced plan!

    • Ltp

      Voda has a 1 year contract (only one i saw).
      I bought mine on a 1 year 49/25 plan.

      • Level380

        Oh you are correct!! Voda has 12 month plans, total cost is $888, includes $550 calls and 1.5GB of data. Only slightly more than buying it outright!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=726636374 John Chung 哥

        But which is still worth ? i cant make up my mind or else i buy from kogan 

      • Level380

        Kogan is $808 inc delivery for the Nexus….. Voda is $888, which includes 12 months network access, giving you 1.5GB of data and $550 of calls each month.

        So basically Voda is $80 more than Kogan, If you have the use for another sim that you can use in a tablet or phone etc, it might be better ‘value’ getting it on voda than outright, $80 for 12 months of 1.5GB of data a month is good value for a 3g tablet.

  • Hulkamaphone

    Great to see so many Aus carriers picking up this phone. I thought Virgin were offering it on their network too?

  • Ofazza

    I know how big a fan you are of the Atrix Buzz, but do you have any idea how well the Galaxy Nexus battery compares. The Atrix had a massive battery and I still ended up needing a spare to get thru a day without charge. I imagine the battery life in general would be better with ICS and surely the Galaxy Nexus would be an even further improvement?

    • http://buzz.id.au Buzz Moody

      I haven’t used a Galaxy Nexus for an extended period of time, but Matty should have covered this in his review that is going up pin the next day or so.

  • http://twitter.com/punyweakling Lemon

    GNex battery is good. Better than my old HTC Desire HD, and better than EVO 3D. I can get from 7am to 7pm happily with fairly heavy usage. End of the night with moderate usage. 

    • http://buzz.id.au Buzz Moody

      Yeah that’s about the same as my Galaxy S II. Wish it was a bit longer though.

  • http://twitter.com/punyweakling Lemon

    Another thing I haven’t really read in reviews – the oleophobic screen (oil resistant) is frickin AMAZING. I’ve had it for 2 weeks and haven’t wiped the screen ONCE. It’s a revelation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=726636374 John Chung 哥

    Still unsure which has the best plan and best coverage without problems , Unsure with vodafone if they have actually upgrade their service to 850 , if i upgrade to vodafone not worth it at all

  • Anonymous

    i just had a play with this in a Telstra shop, it is freaking HUGE! How do u guys that have one find it for size? I don’t think it’ll fit in my pocket, its putting me off it.
    Oleophobic screen sounds awesome though. And the UI is very pretty. Maybe I could reconsider..?

    • http://buzz.id.au Buzz Moody

      Well we found out the Galaxy Note fits in everyone pockets at the Ausdroid Meetup, so the Galaxy Nexus will certainly fit in.

      • Anonymous

        Well you must have some very large pockets my friend!

      • http://buzz.id.au Buzz Moody

        Not really, it’s not that big.

    • patogrande

      Fits easily in my pocket. It’s also fairly thin and light so I can barely notice it.

  • random

    just got mine on the $79 telstra cap, so stoked with it so far! Upgraded from iPhone 3GS..so much better!

  • David

    Loving my Nexus with Telstra. More than happy to pay an extra $5 for excellent data speeds and top coverage.

    Coming from Optus on the Galaxy S, it really is worth every dollar.

  • http://twitter.com/unfnknblvbl unfunk Freeman

    where’s the Virgin Mobile entry, Buzz?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Camoz20 Cameron Jones

    can you throw up a comparison of the $79 range that would also be nice to compare :)

  • Peterfz30