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Virgin Mobile will also start Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ pre-orders Friday 31 March

Hot on the heels of its parent brand Optus, Virgin Mobile has confirmed that it will be carrying the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ as well, with pre-orders also going live tomorrow morning at 12.01am Friday 31 March 2017.

Pricing for the Galaxy S8 will start at $70 per month, and the Galaxy S8+ will start at $75 per month, with the full details of the plans on offer available below (click for the full size version):

Like Optus customers, Virgin customers will score a bonus Gear VR headset if they pre-order before 27 April 2017. Those who pre-order early, before 18 April, will receive their handset early, starting from 21 April.

Velocity frequent flier members can take 10% off plan costs when signing up to a $50 or above phone or 12-month SIM plan as well, which could bring down the cost of your new Galaxy S8 or S8+ on Virgin by as much as $10 each month.

Pre-order will be live on the website tomorrow morning.


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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