optus nexus 6p

It looks like someone at Optus has been screen-grabbing upcoming releases, and this time its a doozy; according to this information, the Nexus 6P will go on sale at Optus on 2 November (just under two weeks), with pre-sale commencing on 26 October.

We all know the features of the Nexus 6P, so I won’t repeat those here, but the pricing information is useful – Optus will offer the Nexus 6P for $0 on a $60 plan as a special pre-order promotion, and from 2 November, it’ll jump to $5 on the $60 plan. There’s no outright pricing mentioned, and that’s not surprising given Optus is unlikely to sell it outright (initially, at least).

However, we do know that Optus sells the iPhone 5S (retail price $749) on the $60 plan for $7 a month, which puts the outright price for the Nexus 6P at $5 a month likely under that $749 price tag. This is odd, because what we’ve seen thus far indicates a price around the $899 mark.

We’re looking into this further and we’ll bring more when we’ve got it.

 

Source: Reddit.
Thanks: Ausdroid reader zeitgeb3r.
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Gourav
Gourav
4 years ago

Just ordered Nexus 6p with Optus Sales team on phone.. They have only Silver 32GB in store from Google. Plan is $60 with no phone cost…

Paul Kerry
Paul Kerry
4 years ago

no 64gb of 128gb? of course not its a carrier they think people are idiots and only use 32gb on there smartphones.

Paul Kerry
Paul Kerry
4 years ago

seriously? nothing from Telstra the best mobile network in Australia? and no outright price seriously?

NT
NT
4 years ago

Vodafone having pre order 26th as well. Just got confirmation from them on twitter.

NT
NT
Reply to  NT
4 years ago

Silver 64GB variant

Alex Gerontzos
Alex Gerontzos
4 years ago

Pre order 9am on the 26th available on the 2nd of Nov. Your welcome kiddies sadly only 32gb..

citynational
citynational
Reply to  Alex Gerontzos
4 years ago

Did this come from a support rep or something? Thanks for the info man! I’m really curious about whether they’re selling outright… Don’t think I’m that keen to go on a plan.

twister286
twister286
4 years ago

The $60 plan is effectively the same as the $45 BYO, the phone would cost $360 over 24 months if it’s $0 on the 60 plan…$480 if $5 on a 60 plan.

What really throws a spanner in the works is the fact that the $50 BYO plan is the same as the $80 Phone plan. Which means on that plan, any device has a minimum effective cost of $720.

Daniel Higgins
Daniel Higgins
4 years ago

I know it’s a nexus, bit can we confirm that the OS will be 100% pure stock and no carrier meddling?

And will optus withhold system updates for “testing” like Telstra does?

Chris
Reply to  Daniel Higgins
4 years ago

It seems unlikely Optus would do that. Equally, there’s easy ways around it, so worst case scenario you won’t miss anything.

Matej Pribelsky
Matej Pribelsky
4 years ago

Noooooooooo…. I swore off Optus 3 years ago after not being able to use the data even despite having full signal so often (and never looked back) but if they really have it on a $60 plan with no extra payment with 3GB data and unlimited calls and texts I might just break again!?!?

Tim Smith
Tim Smith
Reply to  Matej Pribelsky
4 years ago

dude Optus now days doens’t even compare to optus 6months ago – they are by far the leading carrier in Aus currently, best speeds and coverage on 4g from my testing. and no other carrier can compare in data deals also

Alex Gerontzos
Alex Gerontzos
4 years ago

Spoke to a Huawei rep today, expect to see 64gb 😉 Unfortunately no word on pricing..

dirtybliss
dirtybliss
4 years ago

Doesn’t the N6P have an 8MP front facing camera?

vonapets
vonapets
4 years ago

Optus is probably getting the phone from Kogan.

Tony Soprano
Tony Soprano
Reply to  vonapets
4 years ago

You’re not funny.

Paul Kerry
Paul Kerry
Reply to  vonapets
4 years ago

hahaha good one mate hehe I think so to. ignore any one that can’t take a joke.

Glyn Stuckey
Glyn Stuckey
4 years ago

Any news if Telstra are going to be offering it too?

Chris
Reply to  Glyn Stuckey
4 years ago

It seems likely, but we have no confirmation from Telstra at this stage.

Glyn Stuckey
Glyn Stuckey
Reply to  Chris
4 years ago

Thanks Chris. I rang Telstra after posting and was informed that they have nothing listed in their system yet, but will be offering it once available. Here’s hoping!

Shak
Shak
Reply to  Glyn Stuckey
4 years ago

Went to a Huawei Telco event last night and the word on the ground was that Telstra isn’t playing ball with Huawei and wants to price it like an iPhone/Galaxy S6 which is fair in all honesty but i dont think Huawei want that from carriers. Vodafone and Optus were confirmed to be carrying the 6P and apparently from what a few Huawei execs told me Telstra will have the 5X exclusive.

citynational
citynational
4 years ago

What does “Cat 6 Compatible” under Key Features mean?

Adrian
Adrian
Reply to  citynational
4 years ago

It means LTE Cat 6. Essentially it supports faster 4G speeds.

bananafish05
bananafish05
4 years ago

After reading all the reviews for this over the last couple of days, I’m really thinking of going back on a plan with Optus. Haven’t bothered with plans since I was painfully singed by Vodafone a few years ago.

Vijay
Vijay
Reply to  bananafish05
4 years ago

In the same boat. Even using a cheap prepaid sim like Lebara costs 30$ a month for the same benefits as this optus plan, making the phone cost around $720. $180 less than assumed RRP.

Niknaks
Niknaks
4 years ago

I thought one of the points of a nexus was to escape contracts

AdamM
AdamM
Reply to  Niknaks
4 years ago

Not really. The point of buying phones outright is to escape contracts. The point of Nexus is to escape network-imposed bloatware and network-related delays for OS updates.

Daniel Higgins
Daniel Higgins
Reply to  AdamM
4 years ago

Telstra delayed updates for nexuses too.

Christopher
Christopher
4 years ago

Makes sense. Cases for the 6P start shipping on Google Play from the 26th too so I guess that’s the day it goes live here!

Chris
Reply to  Christopher
4 years ago

There’s other things happening on the 26th too .. all of which point in this direction.

Phillip Molly Malone
Reply to  Chris
4 years ago

I hear there is an Event at Google next Monday. Is this what your refering too?

Chris
Reply to  Phillip Molly Malone
4 years ago

Mmhmm.

Andrew
Andrew
Reply to  Phillip Molly Malone
4 years ago

An Australian Google event? Did invites go out for it? I don’t remember hearing anything about an Australian Google event.

But hey, if we can order on the 26th I’ll be very happy.

PaulW
PaulW
4 years ago

No outright sales, i.e.prepay??

Chris
Reply to  PaulW
4 years ago

Limited info at the moment Paul; we’re looking!

Vijay
Vijay
4 years ago

I wonder if updates will have to go through optus though?

Chris
Reply to  Vijay
4 years ago

One hopes not .. in any event, you can just flash factory images without wiping to get updates straight away regardless of carriers.

Vijay
Vijay
Reply to  Chris
4 years ago

Thanks Chris, I had thought but wasn’t sure 🙂

AdamM
AdamM
4 years ago

That’s almost enough to convince me to go back to getting a phone on contract…