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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB $70/Month 8GB Unlimited SMS/Calls 24 Months with Woolworths + $100 Woolworths Dollars, Ends Tonight

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I was clicking around to activate the $2 woolworths sim I picked up on Ozbargain a month ago and noticed an S7 edge plan that is cheaper than the Virgin offer posted here the other day, thought I'd better share.

Deal also includes bonus Samsung VR gear with an RRP of $159

Woolworths employees can use their staff card as a discount code in the rewards card field to get 10% off bringing this to $63/month

This plan only includes $10 international credit, if you were after more the Virgin plan for $77/month includes $300 and might be better value for you, listed here: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/253732

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  • +28 votes

    I like the 'Zero Bill Shock' feature that works like a credit card limit. IMO government should make this a regulation for Telcos. I mean, financial companies cannot keep charging your credit card when you hit your limit, right? Why can Telcos keep charging you tens of thousands when your credit check only shows you can afford up to a certain serviceable amount every month?

    • +1 vote

      The credit check isn't a guide to what you can pay it's an assessment of you being a risk to the vendor, the risk being in this case that you won't cough up the money you agreed to pay them.

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      Telco should provide credits according to user's financial situation. It can't make user liable unlimited usage. The best practice should be allowing user to set a limit.

      • +2 votes

        And at what point do you start being responsible for yourself? Or do you want the telco to tell you for the rest of your life how many calls you are allowed to make? How about we get government appointed nannies to make all our decisions for us, and never have to be responsible?

        • +1 vote

          This is simplistic libertarian propaganda, this kind of regulation would simply require telcos to ask you first before you are charged for optional extras, something the majority of telcos do anyway. In no way does this imply that governments should appoint nannies to wipe your ass. It gets tiring seeing this sort of flippant ideologically motivated response to any regulation at all. Regulation is not the root of all evil.

        • +2 votes

          @Gershom
          To a point where the charges hit your limit. By your logic, credit cards should not have limit as well then as we should all be responsible for ourselves. I would wish to have a credit card where I can just keep swiping up to a few million dollars.

          Same with Telco, they accessed the risk and determined that you could be on a $70 plan, because you have the affordability to service that every month. No way they would think if you rack up a bill of $10,000 you would be able to pay it, yet they still allow you to rack it up without cutting off your service. Everything after the fact is just nasty and unnecessary, the victim will claim they could not repay that bill which is understandable and the Telco would play hard to get and convince the victim to repay it (because you have used it; because you have agreed to the terms; because you are not careful blah blah blah).

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          @wildstone:

          yet they still allow you to rack it up without cutting off your service

          You people are unbelievable. Is there someone holding a gun to your head making you use these services? Are you not conscious of the fact that using services is incurring costs? You are saying that people can't be trusted to regulate their own use of services, that people are too stupid to make their own decisions? It's no wonder that we have turned into a nanny state when people are actually clamouring to give up their rights and freedoms to have the state tell them what they are allowed to do. The problem is that laws apply to everyone equally, and us grownups get caught up in them too. I would urge you to try to live for a week making and being responsible for your own decisions, and see how empowering that is.

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          @Gershom:

          You never heard of 'Duty of care' have you?
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duty_of_care

          On the other matter, are you able to get me a credit card with no spending limits? I promise you I will be responsible and make wise decision :)

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          @wildstone:

          How about the concept of personal responsibility? Duty of care is a euphemism for nanny state. Just look at when it is trotted out - drunks in police custody, junkies lying in the street, idiots refusing medical treatment, etc. I can't think of one example where duty of care does not equal nanny state making decisions for irresponsible person.

          And with the credit cards - I do have a card with no spending limits. I can buy a jumbo jet on it if I wanted to. Maybe one day, if you become wealthy and can demonstrate a history of responsible financial behaviour then you can have on too. In the meantime, keep blaming other people when you get yourself into debt, I'm sure that's oh so adult and responsible.

        • +2 votes

          @Gershom:

          You would think differently if the following happens to you on a postpaid data plan:

          1. Your kids used your phone to download movies.
          2. An app, unaware to you backed up all your videos and images to the cloud.
          3. You got a malware/virus on your phone consuming large amount of data.
          4. You created a Hotspot when on vacation for your family, they have no idea that was a mobile data because as far as they were concern it was a Wi-Fi connection and they kept watching Youtube, Facebook etc.

          All above scenario very likely to happen and very reasonable to happen. By the time you received an alert from the Telco saying you have used up x% of your data (which by your logic Telco should not send alert as well because we need to take care of ourselves, but let's say they are nice and send you an alert), you would have already incurred hundreds of dollars on your bill.

          This has happened to a lot of individuals, I think you would have different opinion if this ever happened to you.

        • -1 vote

          @wildstone:

          I'll concede that. All of those scenarios can be obviated by use of the phone settings, but I do tend to forget that not everyone is created equal intelligence-wise, and would therefore not necessarily know of these settings or be able to use them. It is a sad fact that I often forget that 50% of the population are, by definition, below average intelligence.

  • +6 votes

    Don't forget woolowrths are offering 100 woolworths dollars for S7 plans. More information at this link
    Edit- Also this should be eligible for free VR gear if bought before 30 june

  • +1 vote

    anyone know what network wooly uses?

      • +1 vote

        meaning it's the best australia network i assume?

        • +26 votes

          when it works.

        • +1 vote

          Iirc it's "part of the telstra network" but I'm not 100%. Good deal regardless.

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          @karlgr90: i can confirm from a customer rep standing in front of a woolies that it is telstra network

        • +2 votes

          @theeps:

          Sorry I was referring to this:

          Woolworths Limited ABN 88 000 014 675 uses part of Telstra’s 4G mobile network.

        • +4 votes

          @karlgr90: The 4G service that you’ll get on Woolworths Mobile or Aldi Mobile, though, isn’t quite as high quality as what you’ll get on Telstra, though — speeds are capped to 100Mbps maximum download for MVNOs while Telstra enjoys (theoretical) 4G transfer speeds of 1000Mbps or more.

          Similarly, Telstra’s Voice over LTE (otherwise known as 4G voice) service, which has significantly higher voice bit-rates and higher qualiy voice calls than 3G or 2G connections, won’t be made available to partner telcos.

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          @Clementt: *speeds are capped to 100Mbps theoretical maximum

          Fixed that for you.

          Not that telcos have any incentive to offer you anywhere near that.

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          @Clementt: 100Mbs is better than my ADSL connection

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          @rememberme: O rly ?

          Sorry I could not help myself…

        • +2 votes

          As a Telstra customer, I am counting day by day until my contract ends to switch to another network (probably Vodafone). Telstra network is suck, not like 10 years ago.

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          @divious: In what way? Do you know if other networks are any better?

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          @divious: i have been with Vodafone since the old 3 days and have nothing to complain about. Vodafone is supposed to use the Optus towers etc. For some reason pre paid plans offer more data than the post paid plans. Good deals for mobile phones though on post paid. Fine for me as i use nbn wifi most of the time, and i am buying a SG5 for $2 a month (24 months) on a $40 plan. 2 months unlimited data for the first 2 months though. Many different post paid and pre paid plans to suit; i manage 3 mobiles that are all on different plans, all unlimited national talk and text.

  • +8 votes

    First time I've ever upvoted a mobile + plan deal.

    70*24 = 1680.

    Lets say a S7 Edge + Gear VR would be a great deal at $680, yeah I know it's worth a lot more but that's the point where I would actually consider one new.

    So if $680 was the point where it's a good deal then $1000/24 brings it to around $42 a month for 8gb of data, which is pretty damn good if it's Telstra 4G.

    • +5 votes

      dont forget the bonus 100 woolworths dollars

      • +2 votes

        Oh crap.. I need some fresh air to think about this.

        I recently came into some extra disposable income also, but I really wanted to save up for a gaming laptop with pascal/polaris later this year as my current personal laptop is a 2009 15" MacBook Pro with a 9600m GT.

        Oh man.

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          Will this work?

          70*24 = 1680
          Buy with a gift card bought from recent groupon(6% off)?
          1680- ~$100 = 1580
          1580-$100 wolli dollers = 1480
          1480 - $100(VR stuff, if we sell it off in ebay/gumtree) = 1380
          1380 - $900 Samsung edge 7 = $480
          Which translate to $20/month for wooping 8G data.
          It will be even cheaper if we consider not paying upfront.
          Good deal.

        • +2 votes

          @neonixcoder: Don't think they will let you pay the full cost outright. Will need to be a monthly payment and the terms say needs to go on a credit card.

        • +1 vote

          @theeps: My bad, I forgot that. So it should be $24/month.

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          @neonixcoder: great deal for $24/month :D

        • -10 votes

          @t3t5ujin:

          Not really a great deal.
          It still ends up being $1680 total.
          $100 is woolies voucher, not actual money, but whatever.
          $1680 - $100 = $1580
          The S7 is the 32GB model, not the 64GB or 128GB models… and retails for $670.
          Just last fortnight you could've snagged one for ~$520.
          And to be honest, its a phone that's worth $500 and not a cent more.
          (in fact you could argue its worth LESS).
          The Gear VR might retail for $200… but its only worth $30 (or LESS).
          In fact, if you hit up Samsung Australia from their Facebook page they will send one out to you for free*

          So you're ideally getting a $1,580 - $500 = $1,100
          ~$46/month for 8GB

          I'm using Jeenee (Optus 4G) $35/month for 6GB… and the speeds are slower than Telstra 4G, but equivalent to Voda/Optus/Woolworths 4G. I'm also using a Nexus 5X that I bought from OzBargain for $350 just two weeks ago. My total is $1,190.
          But I'm happy because I get to use a better (yet cheaper) phone, for a comparable service, don't have to deal with vouchers, don't have to deal with trying to sell the handset, and can walk away from at any time and not locked to the contract.

          So this is a good deal, NOT a great deal, and they're still making profit off your back (moreso than my setup).

          edit: If the deal was for a Google phone, or an Apple phone…then it would be different.

        • +6 votes

          @Kangal:

          It's an S7 EDGE

          They only come in 32GB as they have expandable memory up to 200GB

          All your comments are based on your opinion, which in this case is wrong.

        • +1 vote

          @Kangal:

          Don't let facts get in the way of a good story…..

        • -1 vote

          @ilostnemo:

          (PS Sorry if I offended anyone from previous comment or came off like a jerk)

          Oh, thanks ilostnemo I thought it was the standard S7.
          I stand corrected.

          My opinions still have weight and merit though.

          My opinion stems from owning a:
          Samsung D600, Galaxy S, Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5.

          I'm practically done with Samsung.
          They're good quality phones. But they occasionally have their faults.
          TouchWizz is atrocious. Buggy stock software. Updates come a year too late.
          Bootloaders are locked. Customer service is pathetic.
          The OG Note got bad screen-burn issues.
          The Note 3 from Telstra, had screen burn out, was only rooted, they didn't honour the warranty for a hardware problem.
          The S5 had camera issues, was sent in, lost by Samsung, who refused to replace or reimburse the unit.

          So for me personally, the Note line holds a special spot in my heart but I'm done with Samsuck.
          A Nexus or an iPhone are the only ways to go.

          And having being in a contract, where they lock you in and continue to charge you for the phone for 24 months, only to refuse to support the handset's software, and refuse to honour their own warranty….that my friend's is a scam.

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          @Kangal:
          Do you work for Apple?
          Go buy an iPhone.

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          @Kangal: You complain about Samsung's locked bootloader however happy to buy an iPhone

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          @praga:

          Because with an iPhone what you get is what you get. Sure you can jailbreak it, but most people use it stock.
          When there are improvements made to iOS (e.g. Siri), they do become available for you in a very timely manner.

          With Android devices, fragmentation is a real issue. There are some companies that do a good job of keeping up. There are some specific devices that also do a good job of keeping up. And ultimately what really separates your old device from the new device is the updated software. The older devices do eventually receive updates, but these come 9 months later IF you're lucky. And this is done to stifle already sold products, to make the new products seem better and generate sales.

          In other words, it is planned obsolescence !

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          @Rog1995:
          I was going to go to the dark side when iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 Plus came out.
          So I sold the broken Samsung devices for cheap and gifted the decent ones to family.
          And instead I bought a used Nexus 5 instead.
          The Nexus 5 has recently broken on me (a loose speaker connector, common problem).
          I've since made the jump to a Nexus 5X (thanks OzBargain community!)

          I prefer Android over iOS. And Android phones over iPhones.
          But I appreciate the quality, support, and customer service that iPhones take for granted.

          (and no I don't work for Apple tsk tsk)

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          @Kangal: As you know that you can jailbreak an iphone, you can also unlock the locked bootloader.

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          @Kangal: You seem to have gone through an awful lot of phones; mine have always lasted 2 years and then I either pass on or sell. All use Vodafone. My current mobile is a SG5 with no issues at all. The last 3 phones have all been Samsung Galaxy mobile for me, and the other 2 phones I also manage (the bill payer for family) are Sansung Galaxy versions (J1 Ace & Trend Plus). They are all kept in cases whuch keeps them safe from harm.

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          @JediJan:
          I'm in the custom rom community so it really warrants buying new devices every 6-12-24 months.

          Most of the older phones have gone into family.
          Some have been sold.
          In addition to these smartphones I also owned:
          HP rw6815, HTC Touch PRO, iPhone 3G, Moto CLIQ, Moto Droid, Nokia N900, HTC Desire Z, and RIM PlayBook.

          I also have access to a HTC Desire 820 and Samsung Galaxy J1.

          My angst with Samsung is a deserved one.
          Stock software is laggy, bloated and buggy. Their customer service is simply appalling. Their documentations are lacking. Source codes are sometimes incomplete or not published. Bootloaders are locked. And even when you get through all the hurdles, there is a physical hardware (military-grade) chip which detects if unsigned code is passed… this is their proprietary Samsung KNOX system. Once tripped, your warranty is voided. It can even be tripped by Samsung through their updates (!). And they will not honour their warranty for any, including unrelated, issues. And the worst part is when this affects someone you've handed the phone over to.
          If anyone likes any more details, I'm happy to share.

          Samsung flagship devices are still one of the best Android devices out there…But I can't ignore the previous experience.
          So I've stopped recommending Samsung devices, and instead tell people to buy Nexus devices or even iPhones.

    • +5 votes

      8GB for $42 a month is good now, but how about in 12 months time?

      Data allowances have gone up from approx 2-3GB to 8-10GB in the last 12 months (happy to be corrected if wrong). In 12 months, I'd expect 12GB minimum at that price

      • +1 vote

        They have increased the cap from the likes of Telstra and Optus sure, but haven't really budged for the little guys like Vaya, Woolworths, Aldi and more. In fact those little guys have increased their prices in the last few years, or disappeared entirely like Kogan did.

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        11gb per month for $50 for me. I can't justify dropping to a low 8gb

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          Do you have internet at home?

          Or do you rely exclusively on your phone for internet?

          Cheers

        • +2 votes

          @Kangal: have tpg unlimited at home.

          I tether my win tablet to my mobile for some work during the day and all the usual stuff you know like refreshing OzB site a million times..

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          @Hotkolbas:
          Ok thanks.
          I do the same, but I have 6GB's mobile and it seems plenty.
          I mainly hit around the 3GB mark, at home its closer to 80GB per month.

          Its a bit baffling that only a few years ago, 2GB of mobile data was enough for many people.
          Is it because of HD streaming from YouTube? Or is Facebook/other common sites just getting too resource demanding?

        • +1 vote

          @Kangal: id say aites are getting bigger and more demanding.

      • +4 votes

        Example here from March 2015 - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/188398

        Telstra BYO plans
        $55p/m - 3.5GB
        $70p/m - 6GB

        Locking yourself in for 2 years is too long IMHO

        Don't get me wrong, it's a great deal at the moment. But in 12 months time?

        • +1 vote

          Why are you so certain network value is going to increase? It's only recently "recovering" from the last long term drop in value for the consumer that occurred around the time Kogan Telstra 4G was terminated. How much more do you think they have to give before they start tightening the strings again?

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          The question you need to ask is. What is the cheapest prepaid plan with unlimited calls and 8gb Internet? If it's $40 then this is a no brainer for the additional $30 month.

        • +1 vote

          @Rog1995:
          11GB for $50
          https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/254194
          So do you take GB allowance or take the phone. Still think the phone with 8GB is the better option

        • +2 votes

          @Rog1995:

          That 11GB for $50 is a great deal.
          I'm going to come off like a shill but check out the new prices from Jeenee Mobile (they're an Optus MVP).

          They have a 8GB deal for $35.
          They've also a 10GB for $45.
          And finally a 15GB for $60.

          So if this good Woolies deal is $70, and a comparative deal is $35 (no phone)… then they're essentially charging you $35@24 (=$840) for the phone, headset, and voucher.

          So it boils down to you, do you think that's worth it?
          And remember this is a 2yr obligation.

          (Personally I think there's better deals out there, but I have been downvoted for my opinion).

      • +1 vote

        @TeeJay I think you will see over the coming months, the Telcos are going to stop competing so fiercely on Data and look to differentiate their offerings in other ways, be that rewards, content etc. I think now is as good a time as any to lock in these large data allowances. They won't go down, but I don't see the Data war going on forever.

        How do I know? I'm sitting in head office working for one of the major Telcos right now

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          Couldn't agree more. I would rather lock in a plan now. I was lucky enough to get the sim only plan with 10gb data for $30 with unlimited calls from Optus back in December and couldn't be happier using it worth my note 3.

  • +7 votes

    $63 p/m for anyone with a woolworths staff card

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    Does Woolly mobile offers $5/mth data shared like Telstra does?

  • +4 votes

    Plan details showing unlimited national calls and sms also, OP might want to update the title and listing as it reads as though it's a data only plan.

    So it's an even better deal than I originally thought.

    I'm seriously torn here - I was happy keeping my Note 2 till it dies on a Vaya 18/m plan, but the great value of this deal is very overpowering.

    • +1 vote

      Thanks for the feedback, title updated

      • +1 vote

        Wait a few hours and you may have the highest rated deal on an L plate (first deal for account) or at least should be in contention, well done.

    • +1 vote

      I'm in a similar situation as you. I'm still rocking my S4 with vaya 18. The phone still works great, but this is very, very tempting.

      If the upfront cost of the phone is $817 delivered (I know you've said $680 in your earlier post), which is the best deal so far for Kogan, then this works out to be <32 per month for the data and calls, and this is oz stock with vr. That's just $14 per month more than vaya for so much extra data and calls. Damn.

      • +4 votes

        WHAT DO WE DO!?!

        I'm watching reviews on the S7 Edge now and will be to the end of the work day. If by the time I get home, have dinner and settle in and find it's still available I'll probably end up pulling the trigger.

        I'm sort of hoping that they sell out. I don't need it, but I don't know if I can say no to the deal.

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          Not that this would help you make a decision but I am on same $18 plan and got S7 Edge outright last month in a ebay deal for $999 from Bing lee. I could not wait as my S5 died couple of days before but after looking at this deal I wished i would have waited. It is a amazing phone and this is the best bargain for it yet

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          I am using "waiting for wife to approve" as the excuse… wife is coming home soon… emm… should I really ask her?

      • +2 votes

        Me too. Currently on S4 with one of those $1 Woolies SIMs.

        I think I'm going to jump on this deal. If I didn't, and my S4 dies tomorrow (which it has every right to, the bastard's been through a lot), I'd kick myself for not doing this.

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          don't. 100% guarantee you will repent this in a few months.
          Get the phone outright and get on the aldi $35/45 plan.

  • +5 votes

    Only $10 of international calls included, Virgin Mobile = $300

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    Are these Australian stock or Grey imports like the kogan ones

    • +9 votes

      that a serious question?

      • +3 votes

        Today I spoke to Kogan for about two hours about a laptop that they are refusing to replace. Never buying Kogan again. This deal is very good value.

    • +1 vote

      I would be very, very surprised if this were grey stock. I can understand one's hesitance to believe the best of Colesworth considering the offshoring of profits, but in this case, I would be 99% sure these are Australian stock.

      • +6 votes

        These are eligible for the gear vr, so that means they have to be Australian stock by default.

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          Is the Gear VR really good value? Will it stand the test of time or just a fad? Serious question.

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    Anyone knows how much do you have to pay if you exit before plan ends? Full 24m_plan+mobile cost (like Vodafone) or 24m_Handset_cost+handset_credit (like Optus) ? Can't find this info anywhere..

    • +5 votes

      https://mobile.woolworths.com.au/legals.html

      https://mobile.woolworths.com.au/content/dam/Woolworths/Mobi...

      Early termination charges
      You can cancel your Woolworths Phone Plan before the expiry of the minimum term, you will need to pay any charges incurred up to the point of cancellation and an Early Termination Charge (ETC) which is calculated in accordance with the following formula:
      ETC payable = $35 x the number of months remaining in the Minimum Term
      The maximum ETC payable is $840. You may also need to pay us the Handset Fee for the remaining months of the Minimum Term in addition to the ETC Payable.

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        If i were to cancel the plan after a few days, i only need to pay $840 for the phone without the plan. Not bad for a outright local stock.

        • +1 vote

          Would really depend what they call the handset fee, as it wouldn't be unheard of them to say the actual plan is only worth $x, and the difference to $70 is the handset price. For example, I get a discount for my handset repayments with Telstra, but if I cancel early, I have to pay off the handset without the discount.

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          @kwchaz: I don't think there is a handset fee or maybe I am wrong. The plan is 70/month

          $70 plan + $0 extra handset payment

          $70 upfront payment
          24 month contract
          Minimum cost $1680.

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          @Clementt:

          One would hope so as it matches their existing $70 plan - but I wouldn't put it past a clever mob to say 'when signing up with this plan, you actually receive a $X/mo discount, so the handset payment is $X*24'. Hopefully when people actually get their bills, it will become apparent how it is being billed. :)

        • +1 vote

          @kwchaz: Me and my friend were reading on the critical information summary. Notice that it said the handset repayment is listed on the application, which is $0. Also, they say the early termination fee max is $840. If we were to go by their term, it would be $70 + $805 (23 months ETC) = $875. So did anyone actually talk with the customer chat and see what their reply?

          Also, their FAQs confirm that.

          Can I cancel my Phone Plan before the expiry of the minimum term?
          Yes, of course, however you will need to pay any charges incurred up to the point of cancellation and an Early Termination Charge (ETC) which is calculated in accordance with the following formula:

          ETC payable = 50% of your Minimum Monthly Charge x the number of months remaining in the Minimum Term.

          You must also repay any outstanding Handset Fees.

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    Should I get this plan or should I wait till after june where it will probably drop in price? I got a deal to buy outright for $949 from retailer.

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