Our trusty Telstra connect has just hit us up with some info regarding the Samsung Galaxy S launch on Telstra. Mark the 21st of September in your calendar & make sure you have a lot of spare cash handy, as this baby is going to set you back either $99 a month over 24 months, or $960 outright. Yep, only Telstra could manage to price such a device so highly, props to them for consistency.

There is no confirmation as to whether there will be a different design as we were previously told of, and Android 2.2 is still a maybe. So Telstra customers, enticing?

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B G
B G
9 years ago

Oh my god, calm down people. Show me a telstra web page that says it’s $99/month and I will believe this total BS. The phone will most likely be free on a $79 cap like the HD2. Telstra throw these fools a bone with inflated pricing and then come in like heroes with the real pricing. I say wait and see and if it is $99 then mobicity+prepaid FTW.

DL
DL
Reply to  B G
9 years ago

wow…the rumours are true re: pricing…just went to T-shop 10mins ago.
$99/mth…or $49 + $20 handset/mth!!!!!

Phill ohren
Phill ohren
9 years ago

Thats insane! I own a galaxy and its not worth 100 a month…. Lol

Kermit
Kermit
9 years ago

Most likely it will be similarly priced to the iPhone 4 32GB, which means the handset would be:
$0 on the $99/cap (as quoted above),
$199 on the $79/cap &
$299 on the $49/cap…

yes, still a rip-off compared to Optus.

Dion
Dion
9 years ago

Haha, so true PseudoEdge.

I might have to just go with the HTC Desire, probably the only phone I would want if the Galaxy S isn’t available to me (and yes I need it on Telstra).

Kris
Kris
9 years ago

I was contemplating the switch to the 850mhz network but at the price, tell ’em they’re dreaming…

Honestly, they have released this phone 1-2 months later, and their competitors sell at half the price, who the heck do they think they are?!

Thankfully VHA/Optus/Virgin provide us much needed alternatives…imagine if Telstra ran a monopoly in the mobile phone market…

TechHead
TechHead
9 years ago

2nd that idea 🙂

Dion
Dion
9 years ago

This is a joke. Seriously, same phone, different model and Telstra wants to offer a $99/month cap?

I hope there are cheaper plans because if $99 is their lowest, then that is just ridiculous. Telstra need to learn how to price their products.

PseudoEdge
PseudoEdge
Reply to  Dion
9 years ago

Marketing guy @ Telstra: “I’ll reach into my mystery bag to see what price we set… it’s a 99, people. We have a 99, so that is what we are going to charge.”
Junior marketing assistant: “Um, I just used the internet and checked out the competition and they are offering it for 49 -79 respectively.”
Marketing guy @ Telstra: “Internet, what’s that? Anyway, listen kid, they pay me the big bucks to make these decisions. Now go make me a coffee”

Lucas
9 years ago

Ive also heard that it wont be a different design…semi reliable source from Samsung

Xfire
Xfire
9 years ago

So it has been indicated that the Galaxy S will be offered by Telstra on their $99 Cap.

Well of course… All their phones are!

The info we need is what they aren’t telling us… for example, how much will it set us back on the $79 and $49 Caps!!

Demon Rob
Demon Rob
9 years ago

Wow! Been hanging off waiting for the Telstra announcement, since with their various bribes ($200 welcome, pay some months, $10 off since I’ve already got Telstra broadband and lineline) it should have been cheap. This makes it easy now to go and visit Virgin. Just have to decide on $39 for 300mb or $49 for 2 gig data. How much data is needed?

Adz
Adz
9 years ago

No, no, no…you all have it completely wrong… With Telstra, you don’t just get a phone…you get a phone pre-loaded with a whole bunch of worthless crap! More than enough justification for the extra cost…so stop whinging. Lol.

Benjamin Dobell
9 years ago

Oh wow, lol!

I seriously hope this is a joke. Until reading this I was considering swapping to Telstra and getting a 850 MHz Galaxy S. Instead I think this calls for at least another 2 years of boycotting Telstra.

P Doff
P Doff
9 years ago

It’s all just rumours at this stage. But if they turn out to be true, I’m heading to Vodafone or Optus.

Edgeman
Edgeman
9 years ago

Checking the Optus site and they have it on a 49 Cap, how do Telstra justify the price? It’s ridiculous. May as well just get the desire on 49 cap instead.

PseudoEdge
PseudoEdge
Reply to  Buzz Moody
9 years ago

Just off topic Buzz, is it worthwhile having a list of your top 5 recommended phones? Doesn’t have to be ordered. Maybe give them mini awards for “best” reception, keyboard, User Interface, build quality, etc…

pdf
pdf
9 years ago

That monthly price in particular is ridiculous… looks like I’ve gotta re-examine Vodafone/Optus. Had hoped Telstra would do something sane with this, considering their pricing has been trending into the realms of competitiveness. Seems I was sorely mistaken.

John
John
9 years ago

This will not be the starting cap price kids. There is no way. Optus, VHA and 3 are or will be half that price with twice the data. And stock of the Iphone 4 will be around on telstra for $49 cap with $149 down.

0o
0o
Reply to  John
9 years ago

LOL yah get the Iphone 4 49 cap sell it and get the SGS………

TechHead
TechHead
9 years ago

I cannot believe this!?!? Are you sure about that $99 p/m Buzz? That is absolutely ridiculous. They will probably start @ $99, then reduce to $79 after the revolt and if they still don’t move enough I reckon they’ll go to $69 or even $59!! That will make the shareholders nervous, not to mention the massively bloated management structure @ the big T.

ilzy
ilzy
Reply to  Buzz Moody
9 years ago

although I don’t think it was free on a $99 cap with any carrier 😛

Michael
Michael
9 years ago

This is a hoax price?
How can Telstra wanna charge $1200 more for the exact same phone over 24 months? Maybe I should start driving around in a combi van.

ilzy
ilzy
9 years ago

………. ahahahahahahaaaaaa!

you know, I knew Telstra can be quite a ripoff at times, but this is the epitome of the word ‘ripoff’.

The worst thing is there’s Telstra customers dumb enough to actually go for this

Coops
Coops
9 years ago

$99 Cap? Lol, what a joke. I’ll be importing a captivate or similar then, and signing up and selling a desire I guess. Kidding themselves.