Friday , June 22 2018

Optus announces pricing for the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

Following the announcement of the brand new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ this morning, Optus has announced its plans for the new handset, including pre-orders starting at 12.01am on Friday 31 March, and a range of plans to join the new handset.

Customers who purchase the Samsung Galaxy S8 on the $85 My Plan Plus will pay just $9 monthly handset repayments over the 24 month plan. Customers who purchase the Samsung Galaxy S8+ on the $100 My Plan Plus will pay $13 monthly repayments over the 24 month plan. For those who like the details, here’s the full pricing breakdown straight from Optus:

 

Here’s the highlights of the various offers Optus has for the new Galaxy S8 range plans:

  • For a limited time, all new and recontracting customers who pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ will be eligible for Optus Mobile TV streaming for the life of the plan at no additional cost when they sign up to any 24 month My Plan Plus or Business plan.
  • Premium My Plan Plus $160 customers will also be able to:
    • Stream music from iHeartRadio, Spotify, Google Play Music and Pandora; watch the great content from Netflix and Stan with Mobile TV (subscriptions required); or, keep up with the latest Premier League action with Optus Sport, all without using any of the plan’s data.
    • Get access to unlimited standard national and international roaming talk and SMS per month, plus 1.5GB of included roaming data with the Premium $160 My Plan Plus/Business or 1GB of included roaming data on the $130 My Plan Plus/Business to use in Zone 1 countries per month.

Ben White, Managing Director of Product and Marketing at Optus, said

“The exceptional infinity screen on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is perfect for customers who love watching TV and movies on their smartphone, and now Optus is making it even easier to enjoy entertainment on the go by offering our datafree streaming service at no extra cost across our entire suite of My Plan Plus and My Plan Business plans.”

Last but not least, customers who pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8+ before 11:59 PM (AEST) 27 April 2017 will receive a bonus all new Samsung Gear VR with controller valued at $199 (RRP).

Pre-order opens in just under 24 hours, and you can pre-order in Midnight Black, Orchid Grey or Maple Gold in a 64GB model in either Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. Pre-orders go live on Optus’ site from 12:01am (AEDT), Friday 31 March.

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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No word on “early preorder” for delivery on the 21st? Or did I miss that?

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All good, I got the answer while finalising my preorder.
Optus also “delivers from 21st of April”.

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