Samsung Galaxy S III - Price Plans Revealed - All Carriers
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The Galaxy S3 is here and is now available on plans from Virgin Mobile, Optus, Vodafone and Telstra with the standout deals being the hero offers from Virgin and Vodafone on the $59 plan
Limited time deals: Virgin Mobile's pricing includes their 2GB Bonus Data deal (ends 1 July) so you've got one month to purchase the Galaxy S3 on Virgin Mobile to get the bonus data amounts - only applies to Big Plan $29 and $39 before July 1
Limited time deal: Telstra are offering their re-contracting customers one month free access on the Galaxy S3. Promo code: 1MONTHFREE
Limited time deal: Vodafone Double Data deal (ends June 30) all plans for the Galaxy S3 have double data if you purchase before June 30.
On these hero plans, you'll still need to pay just under $65 per month as the phone is $5 per month extrac so here's a bit of head to head deal analysis.
Here's the wrap up on pricing so far: www.whistleout.com.au/MobilePhones
Virgin $29 Plan / Galaxy S3 is $20 per month
Virgin $39 Plan / Galaxy S3 is $18 per month
Virgin $49 Plan / Galaxy S3 is $10 per month
Virgin $59 Plan / Galaxy S3 is $5 per month
Virgin $89 Plan / Galaxy S3 is $0 per month
Vodafone $29 Plan / Galaxy S3 is $20 per month
Vodafone $39 Plan / Galaxy S3 is $15 per month
Vodafone $49 Plan / Galaxy S3 is $10 per month
Vodafone $59 Plan / Galaxy S3 is $5 per month
Vodafone $79 Plan / Galaxy S3 is $0 per month
Optus $50 Plan / Galaxy S3 is $12 per month
Optus $60 Plan / Galaxy S3 is $5 per month
Optus $80 Plan / Galaxy S3 is $0 per month
Optus $99 Plan / Galaxy S3 is $0 per month
Only plan published is $82 per month
Buying Outright Vs. Plans (Hero Deal Analysis)
The Galaxy S3 (grey market imported version) is valued at $789
Both the Vodafone and Virgin Mobile plans come in at $64 per month ($59 for the plan and $5 per month in handset repayments).
VIRGIN MOBILE PLAN ANALYSIS
With $59 Fair Go Plan you're getting $700 of calls (this would give you 623 minutes of monthly calls based on 3 minute calls) and 3GB of data per month (with the Bonus 2GB data promotion that they're running right now).
Total Cost is $1,536 and the phone is worth $789 so you're really paying $31.25 per month for the plan. Pretty good for 3GB of data per month.
Other benefits are that you get Unlimited SMS within Australia and Unlimited Virgin to Virgin calls (8-9% of the mobile population). International calls and texts are charged at higher rates (e.g. international text messages are 45c each), but when you call or text it comes out of the included value.
VODAFONE PLAN ANALYSIS
With the Vodafone $59 plan you're getting $750 of calls (this would give you 673 minutes of monthly calls based on 3 minute calls) and 1.5GB of data per month.
Total Cost is $1,536 and the phone is worth $789 so you're really paying $31.25 per month for the plan.
Other benefits are that you get Unlimited SMS (text) within Australia and to International numbers and unlimited calls to Vodafone / 3 Mobile (almost 30% of mobile phone market).
We'll keep adding plans to our comparison pages as more becomes available.