New Samsung Galaxy S3 plans now available with all 4 Australian carriers starting from $47/month, including phone repayments.
Lets see how the plans stack up.
Telstra offer the Samsung Galaxy S3 on Freedom Connect plans starting from $72/month.
The Freedom Connect plans come in 4 sizes – Small ($59/month), Medium ($69/month), Large ($99/month) and Xtra Large ($129/month). Plus a monthly handset repayment fee applies on top of the minimum monthly spend. To keep things simple (not!) each plan includes a credit that can be used to offset the handset repayment fee.
After applying all the fees and credits, the plans work out like this –
|Telstra Galaxy S3 Plans||Min plan spend per month||Galaxy S3 repayment (after MRO)||Final monthly cost|
|Freedom Connect S||$59||$13||$72|
|Freedom Connect M||$79||$3||$3|
|Freedom Connect L||$99||Free||$99|
|Freedom Connect XL||$129||Free||$129|
Optus have been playing around with their plans for a while and the most recent set of plans start from $30 per month for $200 credit to $99 per month unlimited plan, with the phone costing $17/month on the lowest plan to free on the top plan.
|Optus Galaxy S3 Plans||Galaxy S3 repayment||Total Monthly Spend|
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If you just want the phone, but dont make a lot of calls, for $47/month the $30 Cap is a good option – the $200 credit and 200 MB data wont last long. But a more usable option is the $50 Cap with $12 for the phone and 1 GB of included data.
Vodafone have been the official launch partners for the Galaxy S3. There was a big Vodafone contingent at the launch yesterday, plus the event was streamed live on the Vodafone website. But we are here to talk about their plans and how they stack up against other carriers.
The lowest plan you can get the Galaxy S3 on is the $29 Cap plus $20 handset repayment. Good for those who dont make a lot of calls. The best Vodafone deal for Galaxy S3 would be $49 Cap plus $10 handset repayment – it includes $550 credit and 1 GB data. Plus a web only special give you double included data and no access fees for the first couple of months.
Here is the full list
|Vodafone Galaxy S3 Plans||Galaxy S3 repayment||Total minimum monthly spend||Specials|
|$29 Cap||$20||$49||Double Data|
|$39 Cap||$15||$54||Double Data|
|$49 Cap||$10||$59||Double Data + 1 month free|
|$59 Cap||$5||$64||Double Data + 2 months free|
|$79 Cap||Free||$79||Double Data + 2 months free|
|$99 Cap||Free||$99||Double Data + 2 months free|
And finally there’s Virgin.
Some really good offers from Virgin for the Galaxy S3 starting from $49 a month.