Optus have finally posted up their press release for the Samsung Galaxy S, in it they specify that it will $0 on the $59 ‘yes’ Social Cap:
Available for $0 upfront on the Optus’ $59 ‘yes’ Social plan, customers will enjoy unlimited Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and MySpace – as well as 1GB of data per month. It will also be available for $0 upfront for Small Medium Business (SMB) customers on the $59 ‘Business Complete’ plan on a 24 month contract (min total cost $1416) which includes unlimited voicemail and SMS for SMB customers^
I think this is quite an aggressive price, and well played by Optus to kill off any Android launches on other carriers (Nexus One?).
No word as of yet, of repayments on lower plans.
Full press release after the break
Optus Press Release – Samsung Galaxy S
Samsung Electronics Australia has announced the launch of its new Galaxy S smartphone in Australia, available exclusively through Optus from 1st July for $0 upfront on the $59 ‘yes’ Social plan*. Samsung’s Galaxy S represents the future of smartphones, inviting you to ‘Turn on a Smart Life’ through game-changing, intelligent, immersive and integrated mobile experiences. From August, Samsung’s new smartphone will be available through all major mobile phone carriers.
Featuring Samsung’s dazzlingly bright four inch Super AMOLED screen and a 1GHz application processor, the Android powered Samsung Galaxy S is designed to help Australians turn on their smart life through best-in class services and technologies. Samsung’s super-fast TouchWiz 3.0 user-interface (UI) will provide instant and easy access to applications and services and SWYPE text input allows for intuitive and fast texting and emailing. In addition, Samsung’s Social Hub service will facilitate constant, easy and integrated personal calendar, contacts and social networking, across sites including Facebook and Twitter. The Samsung Galaxy S eReading feature provides access to millions of content sources at your fingertips, including books, magazines and newspapers on the move. Finally, more than 50,000 applications from the Android Market will allow you to extend the benefits and functionality of Samsung’s new smartphone.
“We’re excited to be bringing the Galaxy S, our most innovative and advanced smartphone to date, first-to-market with Optus,” said Tyler McGee, Vice President, Telecommunications, Samsung Electronics Australia. “We are committed to offering our customers choice by providing the broadest range of handsets in Australia to suit every lifestyle. Our new Galaxy S smartphone offers the very best of tomorrow’s smartphone technology and experiences today and makes it easier than ever for Australians to connect with each other.”
“Optus is delighted to be the exclusive launch partner for the Samsung Galaxy S. This new Samsung Galaxy S is awesome! A feature rich and data-centric device like this one needs a mobile provider which has the network and plans which can provide an exceptional customer experience. The Optus network is the perfect showcase for this device and our plans also provide customers with exceptional value,” said Austin R. Bryan, Marketing Director, Optus Consumer.
“The Samsung Galaxy S is a handset which will have extremely broad appeal to our customer base, both in regional and metropolitan areas. We look forward to bringing Australia this innovative and exciting handset,” Mr. Bryan said.
Available for $0 upfront on the Optus’ $59 ‘yes’ Social plan, customers will enjoy unlimited Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and MySpace – as well as 1GB of data per month. It will also be available for $0 upfront for Small Medium Business (SMB) customers on the $59 ‘Business Complete’ plan on a 24 month contract (min total cost $1416) which includes unlimited voicemail and SMS for SMB customers^. For more information on the plans available with the handset, please visit www.optus.com.au
* Terms and conditions: $59 ‘yes’ social plan is a 24 month contract with a minimum total cost of $1,416. Cancellation fees apply. If you exceed your plans included data excess usage charges will be charged at 10c per MB or part thereof. Data usage is counted per KB and includes uploads and downloads. Unlimited social networking is for use within Australia only. YouTube and the YouTube logo are registered trademarks of Google, Inc. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc. 3G services available in Optus Dual Band areas. See optus.com.au/coverage. ^ Unreasonable use is excluded (see Optus Mobile Fair Go™ policy). For full plan information please refer to www.optus.com.au. While stocks last, No rainchecks.
Will Three get the Galaxy once the Optus Exclusive runs out??
It’s on their roadmap, so yes.
Sorry wrong thread…
Mobile Internet Data Value: The ‘yes’ $59 Social Plan also includes 1GB of data per month to access services on Optus Zoo, as well as browsing the Internet from your mobile. Included data on your ‘yes’ Social Plan does not include data use when your handset is used as a tethered modem. If you exceed your plan’s included monthly data allowance, excess usage charges will be charged at $0.10 per MB or part thereof. ================ this is what their TOS say. how can you destinguish that your’re using skype or other networking app on directly on your mobile or on… Read more »
Does anyone have a link to the actual phone plan? I couldn’t find it anywhere on Optus’ website.
It won’t be up until a day or two before the launch on the 21st. But the following link will give you an idea:
Yeah wow is my response. I am still paying I think $69 / mo on Vodafone cap plan I got with my Magic what 18+ months ago and the only reason I stay is the 1 GB of data. I can sign up to this, sell the phone and keep my Nexus One.. or vice versa. And my Voda coverage sucks.. Optus signal and throughput is much better.
glad I waited for the Legend to come out on three… now I can get this on the same size plan!
WOW. Insanely good plan for that phone. Well done, Optus.
hey buzz im undecided what i want to get, galaxy, nexusone or the dell streak.
Now i know that no one has taken up the streak but just wondering how long that process might take. will it be 1mth or 2mths or more like 6mths-7mths b4 its out.
any insight would be much appreciated.