Tuesday , June 12 2018

Exclusive: LG G5 pricing on Telstra revealed

LG G5 - Colours

Neither the carriers nor LG have revealed much by way of carrier pricing yet, but we have the inside word on Telstra’s upcoming pricing for LG’s G5. We had been told by LG to expect some sharp pricing from the carriers, but we didn’t quite expect it to be this sharp.

We don’t have the full details yet, but we know that LG’s G5 will be available on a range of plans from Telstra, starting at $55 per month. The plan pricing, and handset contributions, are as follows:

  • $24 per month on the $55 plan (effective monthly price of $79)
  • $10 per month on the $70 plan (effective monthly price of $80)
  • $0 per month on the $95, $135 and $155 plans

While these details are interesting, perhaps more interesting is what Telstra calls the maximum resale price. On this front, LG’s G5 (which Telstra have certified 4GX capable, by the way) will have a max resale price of just $936, which is a full $163 lower than LG’s recommended retail price of $1,099.

While we don’t expect that Telstra will simply sell the LG G5 outright at that price, at least not initially, what we expect this does mean is that existing Telstra customers will be able to buy the G5 for $936 for use on their existing plan. If you’re a Telstra customer, this represents great value on LG’s latest phone.

Of course, nothing is final until Telstra publicly confirm their pricing, but this information comes from a credible source. I guess we’ll know in a week or so when that pricing comes out.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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