expired $59/Month for iPhone 8 with $200 Gift Card (24 Month Contract) - Optus @ Harvey Norman

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Guys, I was at Harvey Norman Adelaide City Center Store comparing iPhone prices
and the salesperson told about $200 gift card if I switch to Optus since I had an awesome prepaid annual deal with Kogan, I let him amuse me
But pulled it off he gave me 20 Gb data with iPhone 8 space gray and $200 gift card.
I noticed since then Optus have started doing the deal on their website but its missing $200 gift card.
I found cis on Optus website her check it out https://cdn.optusdigital.com/opfiles/Shop/All/cis/Cis%20Docu...

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optus have
galaxy s8
sony xz
huawe 10 pro
Htc u11
all at 59$ per month

Mod: OP works for Harvey Norman.

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    Sounds good, however, is it lease or own?

  • +1 vote

    Full Own I get to keep mine at the end of it

    • +11 votes

      where does he mention about $200 gift card

        • +3 votes

          Is 'it's in the comments' really good enough? That page has an enormous number of comments on it. If the OP hasn't gone and added the deal to their post so its actually visible then there is value in having an additional post put up specifically for the HN gift card deal.

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    Gerry Harvey, meh.

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    Is this including unlimted international calls? If not, how to include unlimted international calls?

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      Unlimited international calls to 7 countries is included in this Virgin Mobile deal, not Optus deal.

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        But then there is no $200 harvey norman card.

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        But you can only get the iPhone 6s for a total of $60/month. Newer Apple handsets will cost more eg it goes to $79 for an iPhone 7. It's also 16Gb data/month not 20Gb. You can get it with the Samsung S8, but it's basically hard to compare with the iPhone 8 Optus deal….

        [full disclosure - Galaxy user here, on Virgin]

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      It says up to 150 min international min. Not sure what it means.

      • +1 vote

        The details give some information but it refers to a SIM only 12 month plan - my guess is that it applies to this $59 24 month phone plan too:

        INTERNATIONAL TALK/TEXT INCLUSIONS ON $40/$50/$60 MY PLAN PLUS SIM ONLY (12 MONTHS):
        Included minutes can be used for standard international calls to numbers in selected countries & unlimited standard international SMS/MMS (selected countries). International minutes billed per minute.

        SELECTED COUNTRIES INCLUDE:
        Austria, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam. 'yes' International rates apply for excess and non-included usage. See optus.com.au/international.

    • +2 votes

      150 minutes to selected countries. $5 extra make the selection to cover more countries.

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    What kind of gift card is it?

    • +1 vote

      The comments on the other deal say it's an EFTPOS card.

      • +6 votes

        Like the other poster said, its an eftpos card. The value loaded is $200.

        It is NOT a HN giftcard. You CAN use this card anywhere you want (as long as they accept eftpos payments).

        •  

          Just stepped out from a HN store in regional NSW. They told me that they cannot combine this plan with 200$ gift card. It seems it is not available in regional areas.

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          @haliloo: same here, has anyone got it please upload proof of purchase? thanks heaps

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          @haliloo:
          But would you stomach Optus in a regional area?

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          @Steptoe: Im with Amaysim which uses Optus network. I have had no problem and I think it is not bad

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          In which HN branch did you successfully get the $200 gift card. Does it have an expiry date for this deal?

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          @sicaboy:

          Deal ends tomorrow COB.

        • +1 vote

          @haliloo:
          @webtherapist:

          Please ask the monkeys in that store to check their emails:

          https://imgur.com/a/zUpiE

          This offer cannot be used in conjonction with offers such as the $200 credit for regional porting.

          This offer CAN be used in conjonction with the DreamWeek ($200 eftpos gift card) promotion.

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          @Pielo: What can I do man? This is one of the many downsides of living in a regional town. I think they just don't want to understand. I spent an hour talking to them and at the end I had to leave the store empty handed. I'm not sure if it is possible to contact a main office of HN and ask them to contact my local store and make them understand this. Is there a phone number that I can call as when I call the number in their website it just connects to the local store.

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          @haliloo:

          Unfortunately not much you or I can do.

          Take my picture to the store and show them 5. And 5.a

          Ask to speak to the 2IC or Franchisee directly if refused by the staff.

          Good luck.

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          @Pielo: Cheers mate!

  •  

    Does this include upgrade? I mean I'm still on contract with Optus on the 40$ month deal, can I still do this deal?

    •  

      No, has to be a new service to Optus

    •  

      You definitely can upgrade, I just did it for two family members who both upgraded their plans. Both were with a more expensive plan, but had a worse data allowance. (Not sure about the gift card thing though)

    •  

      I was on a $40 sim only plan and was eligible to upgrade to this :) As BluFlu mentioned though, no extra incentive.
      (My friend got given free beats wireless headphones for switching to optus and this deal at her local shop)

    •  

      Yes you can get this deal when upgrading from a SIM only plan.

      Usually they will waive the cancellation fee.

      You will not be eligible for the $200 gift card but the HN staff member might bonus a case something similar :)

      •  

        hi, I have iPad plans with Optus and porting my mobile from other provider to get the $59 deal with an iPhone 8 at HN in NSW, they could not agree to give me the $200 gift card as one agrees and another not agree to. Can you clarify please since u are associated, thank you so much

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          Even if you are an existing Optus customer, porting a service onto that account WILL make you eligible for the $200 gift card.

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          @Pielo:thank you, the store manager is a j*** so I went into another branch to do it, thank you

      •  

        Hi, i got refused for gift card on a SIM ONLY PLAN. It was on their terms and conditions:(

      •  

        Why dont they let you upgrade from a sim only plan? (i am on TPG sim only) Is there anyway around it?

        • +1 vote

          Cannot upgrade from an OPTUS SIM only plan.

          TPG SIM only is considered a port and eligible for the deal.

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          @Pielo: I think you can upgrade but won't be eligible for the $200 eftpos card from harvey norman

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          @kimba88:

          Yes, Optus SIM only plan can upgrade to the $59 plan (and cancelation fee is usually waived at the same time). The process can be done online with Optus.

          In this case, the customer is ineligible for the $200 HN GC.

  • -1 vote

    Feels like negotiated deal, not obtainable from all stores and no public acknowledgement

    •  

      I have both heard it on radio and seen a tv ad for it. I am sure the tv ad has it finishing 11/12/2017.

  •  

    do we get $200 eftpos card if getting a postpaid plan from a prepaid optus?

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      Yes you do.

      You are eligible for the eftpos $200 gift card if:

      • You port from another carrier to Optus
        Or
      • Upgrade from Prepaid to Postpaid on a Phone Plan (MBB and SIM plans are excluded)
        Or
      • You add a new service (new number) to your existing Optus account.
      •  

        hi, can you show me the terms and conditios that contain these details please, thanks

      •  

        Iam wondering whether you can get this if upgrading from a SIM only Optus postpaid plan?

      •  

        I tried porting from another carrier at HN Darwin and they said the $200 eftpos card is not applicable. Where do I go from here?

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          Ask the staff member to read the information regarding Optus dream week in his emails. Or speak with someone more competent. Ask for the store manager.

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          @Pielo: thanks. I sent Hubby off to the store. Well see how he goes
          Update: he did it. Thanks so much. Just said the thing about the email and got the card. Heaps of stock too apparently

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        Hi does anyone have the link to the HN $200 EFTPOS offer? I could not find it on their website. When does the deal expire and do they allow rain checks if the phone is not in stock? Thanks in advance.

        •  

          The gift card isnt stock sold in store or online.

          Its promotional stock. No link to it.

      •  

        I'm on a $40 sim only plan, no contract. Possible to add a new service number to my account and cancel my existing number to get the $200 gift card? Don't mind if I can't keep the same phone number.

  •  

    considering you get an iphone 8, which can ben resold, and you get 20 gb of data it seems like at good deal even if you just want to keep the plan and ditch the phone, or wanted a cheap phone and lost of data.

    i’m locked in the 15gb $40pm, for an extra $19 you get more data and a phone ….. $500 extra over 2 years.

    • +1 vote

      For people like you, locked into SIM only plan, please visit your local store and ask them to upgrade it to a postpaid phone plan. Usually they will do it for free. If the plan is very new, a single fee of ~$12 on your next Optus bill may apply.

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      The $40:SIM only is going out at $30/month, so $29 extra for new starters.

  • +1 vote

    Not much for us existing Optus customers. My contract ends in 2 months.

    Time to jump ship

  • +1 vote

    I wish it wasn't Optus though. I have tried using them several times for mobile. My area says its full 4g reception but it was basically unusable. Could have been the house but still annoying. I have tried several times the last being Dec 2015 after coming back from Vodafone. One of the reasons was that watching cricket was data free.

    I had to use their reception network guarantee to back out. They still tried to charge me a back fee later, but just a little bit of calling rectified that.

    I went right back to Vodafone.

    Optus at the time still did not have visual voice mail. I wonder if that has changed?

    •  

      Nope, no visual voicemail on Optus.

      • +1 vote

        Just did some more research. So many angry post about this on the optus community forum and whirlpool.

        Its so bizarre. I won't go back to Pptus, 1. I don't trust the network, even though I have been in a 4g plus area for 4-6 years and 2. a lack of visual voicemail.

        I only discovered that it wasn't industry wide feature when I attempted to move back to Optus in Dec 2015 after leaving in 2012. And now 2 years later still no visual voicemail

        A commentor said he spoke to people on the executive team and they told him they had no plans of introducing it.

    •  

      I live on the coast between Sydney and Brisbane and the Optus coverage map shows maximum coverage, however when I did a speed test with my son's Optus connected phone it showed only about 3Mbs. I'm with boost (Telstra) and I get 20Mbs regularly.

      If Optus works for your area then this deal offered is a beauty but make sure you get the service they advertise

  •  

    Why so cheap. I thought apple dont do cheap

    • +2 votes

      this is what i want to know, why so cheap? the iphone 8 plans from telstra start from $89 per month and an equivalent data plan is $109 per month.

      as someone else has said, i stay with telstra due to their near perfect connectivity. ive used a few other carriers over the years and none of them come close, no matter how many network upgrades they perform.

      • +1 vote

        Optus and other cariers were loosing too many customers to Telstra’s recent $59 F&F offer. So to ratain mobile market share optus and other carriers followed suit. This is just my logic at work btw.

        • +1 vote

          essentially a basic loss leader style approach.

          but, as i said, i just love telstras reception. last year i drove from sydney to melbourne and had google maps running on my iphone the entire way. it did not loose signal once. also anyone from melbourne that knows mt dandenong, telstra as far as i recently know, is the only carrier able to get a signal up there. when i was with vodafone it just went straight to sos. there are also several regional towns which arent that far away to be honest, however once again, the only carrier that works is telstra

        • +1 vote

          @DiscoJango:
          Dont forget the lifts ;). Never loose signal in lifts. My wife on voda cuts out.

        • +2 votes

          @DiscoJango: lose not loose. Highly inappropriate to have loose coverage.

        • +2 votes

          @TomGum: seems a great way to end an argument with your wife!

      •  

        I have the opposite.
        Living in Sydney CBD I had solid reception on Optus. Now on Telstra, I get dropped calls, flaky internet and can't stray too far from the window.

    • +1 vote

      2 reasons:

      1. The iPhone 8 is a relatively cheap phone compared to today's flagships: it uses a 720p LCD screen and a pretty chunky bezel and small battery. The iPhone X follows today's standards and resultantly costs $1500.

      2. Phone plans are becoming cheaper and/or piling extra data because in metro areas it's becoming cheaper and cheaper to upgrade the network. Often they just hook up a small cell to NBN fibre and the operating costs are much cheaper (and performance better) than relaying it via their towers.

      This might seem like loss-leading now, but with new phones about to come out and plan costs continuing to drop, this is a nice way to get an early jump for both retailer and consumer.

  • +2 votes

    Considering getting the U11 for $59 with $200 gift card

    But then I thought, maybe I should just get the iPhone 8 sell it and buy a U11+ (if it ever launches in Australia..) with the proceeds?

  •  

    Do you have to activate Optus SIM right away? I am in the start of Amaysim prepaid billing cycle at this point. It means that if I port in my number into Optus today, I will lose out on the amount for the rest of the cycle which Amaysim may not refund.

  •  

    will that work for ipad pro plan?

    •  

      Mobile Broadban plans (ex: Tablets) and SIM only are excluded from the $200 Gift Card promo.

  • +2 votes

    (profanity)

    I should have waited! The U11 is what I wanted! Damn it! Now I'm stuck on Telstra. :(

    • -1 vote

      bwhahhhahahahahah…..

    • -1 vote

      Do you like your visual voice mail feature? Or would you rather ringing up and have to select menu options from automated voice system?

      If its the later then 'Damn' otherwise be thankful you are not on Optus.

      If you don't know what visual voicemail is then you are probably a long time Optus customer.

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