Telstra customers will be able to get their hands (or wrists) on Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch from next Thursday in a carrier exclusive deal for the LTE version. Telstra customers will be able to use Telstra One Number, allowing them to share their compatible Telstra mobile number with the Galaxy Watch, giving customers the freedom to leave their phone (and wallet) at home, with everything they need on their wrist.
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch will be available from Telstra in Midnight Black (42mm), Rose Gold (42mm) and Silver (46mm).
Nicholas Broomfield, GM of Mobiles at Telstra said:
“Last year Telstra was one of the first Australian telcos to introduce eSIM technology for connected smart watches with Telstra One Number, and we are excited to now introduce eSIM support for the Samsung Galaxy Watch as customer demand builds.
This means that customers won’t have to worry about forgetting their phone at home, or taking it with them when they pop out to the shops or go for a run – with Telstra One Number they’ll still be able to connect to Australia’s best mobile network through their Galaxy Watch.”
Telstra customers can take up a 42mm model for $25/mth for 24mths when they maintain a home or mobile plan (Min cost $600 + your existing plan charges) or $600 outright. The 46mm model will be available for $27/mth for 24mths when they maintain a home or mobile plan (Min cost $648 + your existing plan charges) or $648 outright. Telstra One Number is an optional service, and costs an additional $5/mth.
As to whether Samsung’s Galaxy Watch LTE will become available on other carriers remains unknown, but we certainly remain hopeful.