The Best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plans From Every Aussie Telco

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Here is the complete list of mobile plans for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in Australia from Telstra, Optus, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone and Woolworths. We also highlight the best plan from each telco based on price and data. Who provides the best value overall? Read on to find out...

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The Galaxy S8 and S8+ were officially unveiled at Samsung's Unpacked event in New York yesterday. The new phones provide a host of subtle improvements over the S7, with the most eye-catching addition being a new, bezel-free design which has allowed Samsung to pack a larger screen into a smaller phone.

We've already discussed how to buy the phone outright in Australia and broken down the chief specs and pricing info for Australia. Now it's time to look at mobile plans.

Below, you'll find the full list of S8 and S8+ deals from Telstra, Optus, Virgin, Vodafone and Woolworths along with links for readers who are keen to pre-order. All pre-orders come with a bonus Samsung Galaxy VR headset valued at $299 which is used for virtual reality games and apps.

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Optus

Optus’ cheapest plan for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is $82 and $87 per month, respectively. The most expensive plans are $160. Optus is also offering 1GB bonus data on select plans.

Let's take a look at the inclusions. (Click on each plan for more information!)

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Our S8 pick: The $94 plan is the sweet spot here - it comes with a reasonable data cap of 8GB and is (just) under the psychological barrier of $100 per month. If you hardly ever watch online videos and rarely upload anything, the 3.5GB $89 option could also be worth a look. But honestly - we're only talking an extra $6 per month, so go for the 8GB plan.

With that said, you can get cheaper plans with the same data allowance elsewhere.


Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile's cheapest plan for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is $70 and $75 per month, respectively. The most expensive plans are $105 and $110. Virgin is also offering 2GB bonus data on select plans plus other incentives.

Let's take a look at the inclusions. (Click on each plan for more information.)

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Our S8 pick: It's hard to argue with the $86 option - it's the cheapest plan with 8GB of data (plus a bonus 2GB when you pre-order). Data hogs may also want to consider the $105 plan which comes with a generous 20GB cap.


Telstra

Telstra's cheapest plan for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is $80 and $87 per month, respectively. The most expensive plans are $195. Telstra is also offering up to 5GB bonus data on select plans plus other incentives.

Let's take a look at the inclusions. (Click on each plan for more information.)

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Our S8 pick: 12GB for $105 is the obvious choice here. This is great bang-for- buck - especially from Telstra, which typically charges more than the competition. The other plans here are either too expensive or come with inadequate data.


Vodafone

Vodafone's cheapest plan for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is $77 and $83 per month, respectively. The most expensive plans are $125 and $130. Vodafone is also offering up to 12GB bonus data on select plans.

Let's take a look at the inclusions. (Click on each plan for more information.)

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Our S8 pick: Lots of options here! The 10GB MyMix Red Data Plan for $90 would be our pick. If you need to keep things under $90, Vodafone has the best data plan of the bunch: 8GB for $88 per month. If your data demands exceed 10GB, go for the MyMix Red Data Plan which provides 20GB for $103 per month.

Woolworths

Woolworths' cheapest plan for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is $65 and $69 per month, respectively. The most expensive plans are $92 and $95. Woolies is also offering a $15/month discount on select plans.

Let's take a look at the inclusions. (Click on each plan for more information.)

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Our S8 pick: If you don't have much need for data, the 4GB for $65 plan is a very decent offer. Otherwise, go for the $92 option.


Overall Winner

If you're telco agnostic, want a good balance between data and price and live in an area with good overage, go with Virgin's $70 phone plan - it comes with 10GB of data, unlimited calls and text, $300 of international calls, data-free music streaming and a phone repayment fee of $16 per month. This brings the total to a reasonable $86.

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Comments

    I don't understand how Telstra is even still in the game anymore. With overpriced plans and terrible drop out issues, not to mention awful customer service I am surprised they haven't gone bankrupt yet.

      A lot of people, such as myself, are locked in due to coverage. Where I live there are a lot of places other carriers simply do not have coverage. The other factor for private buyers is that a lot of people drank the "New Phone Feeling" cool-aid and can't go to another carrier unless they want to wait another 12 months and they want their new tech now and not in 12 months time.

      I agree there are better carriers out therefor a lot of people, but for others Telstra is their best option lest they be without coverage for a lot of their time.

      That's mentions nothing of their exclusivity for some devices such as the Google Pixel/XL.

        Yeah I feel sorry for those people locked into Telstra. They are just getting so ripped off.

      When you live in Regional Australia, not Geelong, you don't have a choice. I'd love to have a choice. Also they can't go bankrupt. They're a company not an individual. Twat.

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