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Samsung Galaxy S10 512GB White - $199 Upfront on Optus $65/Mth Plan (80GB/Mth, 24 Months) or $500 off Select Phones @ HN

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I actually thought this was a decent deal when a rep posted it (store is rep-banned), and was posted in the anonymous section so I'm sharing it for you all :)

Total cost is $1759 over 24 months for the phone + 80GB/month

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  • +7 votes

    Solid deal, picked this up on Saturday after spotting the original deal on ozb. Phone is a ripper so far (coming from LG G6).

  • +1 vote

    what are the selected phones along this S10?

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      Not being a rep, I don't know. You'd have to go in-store or give them a call :)

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      the 2nd option ($500 off) applies to any phone at harvey norman.

      but those are significantly more expensive than the $199 upfront S10 512 gb version.

      even $500 off most of the other phones will set you back about $700 upfront, and then you are locked in to a 24 month Optus contract at $65 a month…whereas with the S10 512gb it is only $200 upfront then the 24 months @ $65 a month.

      It's a great deal, but I can't see myself using that much memory. My theory is that the 512gb version of the S10 is underperforming, hence why they've introduced this discount.

  • +1 vote

    Does anyone know if this plan includes international calls?

  • +1 vote

    Tempted but what would I do with 85gb on my personal phone when I already have a work phone with 80gb and wifi at home? :(

  • +2 votes

    tempted, but my optus plan still got 3 more months…

    • +3 votes

      The previous Optus S8 deal?

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      Contact optus and see what the payout is, or go in store. I think Optus wild like a customer for another 24 months, than risk you going elsewhere.

    • +1 vote

      Yeah pretty sure they're quite flexible on this. i.e. waiving the remaining 3 months in order to get you on to a new contract

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      I have two months left and went to an Optus store today and they refused to do that saying if you recontract you have to pay $152 in three months and if you cease the contract have to pay $152 upfront
      Doesn’t look like rhey are interested in having customers or at leat me.
      Will wait for the next JB/Telstra deal…

  • +1 vote

    Change to month to month after signing up.

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    Anyone played PUBG mobile on this?

  • -1 vote

    Yawn! Optus gone to snail speed here, doubt that you could even use up all that data far away from the 3 big cities. I was on Coles mobile, paid for a whole year up front, was really good value for money for the first 9 months then it started to snail down. They ended up stopping the data clock so I got 50% more data out of them that I had paid but it was so slow I kept falling asleep. Talked to many Optus reps in the stores and they all lied to me. Every one dumbo tried to force me into a 2 year contract and at the end tried to sweeten the deal by throwing in free Optus TV even the silly network has pretty well no capacity to handle it!

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    Any deals like this for an s10+ 300 upfront and an extra $5 per month for example… looking to upgrade but entry level optus plans only have 4gb allowance for $95 which is such poor value.

    Currently on the $35 plan for 30gb and this is more than enough.

    • +1 vote

      You're probably better off buying outright, maybe EPP store if you can manage it.

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      Not likely to see such huge discounts on the S10+ because it might cannibalise sales of the new Note 10. The S10+ is essentially exactly the same as the Note 10 sans the pen and with a slightly bigger screen.

      That said, if you'd be fine with $70 a month and $300 up front, that's $1,980 over 24 months. Your current plan plus the current sale price of $1200 at JB hifi is only $60 more than that (and I didn't hunt around on price, just grabbed the first thing I could find)

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    does this mean that the price for the phone and the plan are both included in the $65 a month you pay?

    Because the Optus website shows that this plan costs $59 a month. So does that mean the phone is costing an extra $6 a month over 24 months??

    Or are we getting a discount on the Optus plan here?

    Thanks

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      I went into my local HN yesterday - the Phone is considered an up front purchase and the contract is a $65 p/m stand alone for 24 months.
      really interested to know what happens if i decide to change providers in say 12 months as they normally don't have issues with sim only plan cancellations?
      I am looking to move to this - (have a Tab plan expiring and a sim only plan, so will just hotspot the Tab for the same monthly spend…plus get the S10. )

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        Critical Information Summary

        It's pretty black and white that it's a 24 month plan. If you bail after 12 months you'd have to pay out the rest of the contract

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          i think the Early termination payment is scaled so it isnt / wouldnt be $65 x outstanding months. but appreciate that there would be some cancellation fee. i just spoke with Chat to cancel one of my sim only plans 3months early and it was only $35 (which is the monthly plan amount)

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          I'm not sure that your comment is correct. If you look at the phone + plan page on Optus website (https://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobile/phones/samsung/galaxy-s...), it shows that Optus offers this on a plan fee plus a mobile handset repayment fee, i.e. $65 plan + $24 handset payment each month.

          This HN deal seems to imply that you will pay only the plan fee of $65 and no handset fee. According to the Critical Information Summary you linked to, the only cost to cancel early is the remaining handset fees.

          Cancellation
          There are no plan cancellation fees. You will simply need to pay
          out the full remaining cost of your mobile handset, which will
          include any monthly device credit that Optus was going to cover.
          Plus all charges incurred up until the date of cancellation.

          Assuming that Optus hasn't done something funny here and considers your nil handset repayment each month to be a credit, then there should be no fee to cancel early, i.e. $0 p/m handset fee x remaining months = $0.

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            @krosmo: I was wrong! Maximum payout figure of $780 on Harvey Norman's plan. Apologies.

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              @krosmo: So $980 for phone and $32.50 for 80GB a month for 24 months.

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                @FabMan: Not sure where the $32.50 figure comes from.

                If you pay the $199 upfront cost, and then bail from the plan straight away for $780, you'll own the phone outright and will no longer be on this plan. Not a bad deal for something that sells for around $1,700.

                80gb p/m only available on HN's $65 plan, offered here. Usually this only includes 40gb p/m but this plan has an extra 40gb.

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                  @krosmo: $65 x 24 = $1560 + $200 = $1760 (Total cost of this deal)

                  $780 cancellation + $199 upfront = $980 (rounded) for phone, which I agree isn't bad for a $1700 phone.

                  If you subtract value of phone $980 from total cost $1760 ($780), you are paying $32.50 a month ($780 / 24), for 24 months for the 80GB data, which I think is pretty good.

        • +3 votes

          This isn't the same CIS of the plan advertised here, the $65 Plan listed here is a 24 Month My Plan Plus Sim Only, which isn't advertised on Optus's website. If you are wanting the correct copy of the CIS then I would suggest heading into a Harvey Norman store where you can be given one.

          Source: HN Salesman.

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    My current cancel fee is $200, reckon there will be more deals around December? This seems like a rare find.

    What do you guys think?

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      TBH the steal here is the Optus plan itself.

      The phone is only $200 yes, but my theory is this version of the S10 hasn't been selling well. I don't really think people need 512gb on a phone, and if they did, they would upsize to the + version or the note.

      Hence why HN is doing this sale.

      That's just my 2 cents.

      If this was the S10+ i would've jumped on it in a heartbeat

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    Trying to weigh this up too. Currently on the s8 deal for 59 a month. Contract expires on 12 December.

    $147 left in handset repayments left according to optus live chat for me, but this seems like a good deal.

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    I'm tempted, but don't really want to spend $65/month
    Need a good deal on an S10e….

    Last deal we got was a free S7 for $49/month with $300 gift card….need something like that again

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    anyone know how it would work if i was on a optus month by month sim only contract? i still have about 6 months remaining but i may take advantage of this offer if they just transition me to the deal without making me pay for a early exit.

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    Anyone had any luck with port in discounts on live chat?

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    next round of deals is BLACK FRIDAY (PRE/POST) SALES in OCT/NOV and then the XMAS deals in the second week of DECEMBER

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    Does anyone know if the plan includes Unmetered Netflix (which is on my current Optus sim plan). Also if I purchase one of these could it be linked to the other two sim so data can be pooled within the account ?

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      I've linked this plan to mine, wife and I now share our data for a total of 115GB.

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      I signed up for this today. I don't think the netflix/ unmetered deal is free for new plans. Was advised it was $5 p/m extra. The phone is completely unlocked to the sim only plan. Harvey norman are offering the discounted phone. The plan is sim only.

      For me this is a cost saving per month (consolidating a tab plan and sim only plan) and a new phone for $200.

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    Guys what's the catch for the S10 512gb for $199? Is it locked to Optus network? What do they mean by "Single Sim Optus Variant" ?

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      Optus phones aren't locked and this version only utilises one SIM rather than the version that can utilise two SIMs.

  • +2 votes

    Thank you.

    The wife and I were discussing who gets the new phone since we both have S8's. I didn't see a benefit to me other than its new and she takes more photos, so she has it. Since we share data I get access to the 80GB, which is nice for me.

    Since the S7, smartphones really aren't that exciting anymore, and really since S5 they do all you really need.

  • +1 vote

    I’m tempted contract runs out in December but might just get this. Will be going from iPhone to android tho

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    I signed up for this today. On the contract I recieved, it shows that I still have a residual 20% discount applied ($13). So I have this now for $52 a month for the next year.. (the discount is / was from a previous sim only deal optus had last year (20% off for 24 months) if you are on this then it is something to consider. Assuming the cancellation fee is $780/ 24 = $32.5 a month. If I cancel in 12 months it will be half that again…

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      Hi mate. Just to clarify. Are you paying $65 or $52 a month?

      • +1 vote

        Contact print out says $65 plan for 24 months.
        Next line says 20% discount - $13 for 11 months.
        Expect it to be $52 next bill
        Also today claimed the samsung gear watch on the samsung website rrp $350. Hope that claim is approved (no reason it shouldn't be)

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      do you also get the optus sports for this?

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      Did your discounts carry over automatically or did the rep apply them for you? I currently have a 25% for 24 months discount and a 10% student discount but when I went in store to HN to enquire they said that they wouldn't carry over. My current BYO plan is identical but I'm only paying $42 pm ($55pm before the discounts). The heavily discounted s10 is the only reason I'm considering recontracting but it would still be nice to see my discounts carry over.

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        how on earth are you still getting the student discount, every time i mention it to them they give me a lecture on how they don't do them, im guessing it might be a legacy discount.

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          I think it was applied via chat or speaking to a customer service rep over the phone (I can't quite remember), but I had to get a student code online first for it to be applied.

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        I wasn't aware of the discount until i read the paperwork afterwards. I doubt it was reapplied, more likely it was just not removed and just left on the account / specific nunber (as i have 4 different numbers on that account) . (I doubt that harvey norman personnel could apply optus discounts)

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    This page documenting the plan states the cancellation fee is $780, which is half of $65*24. Does anyone know how much the cancellation fee reduces month to month? So if I were to say, stay on the plan for 12 months, would I have no cancellation fee since I've paid $780 at that point? Or would it be $390 (half of $780)? I probably sound a bit naive but I've previously just used pre-paid sims. Thanks.

    • +1 vote

      I am banking on half of the cancellation fee. I have previously asked hiw it is worked out, but the reps say the fee is computer generated.

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    Great deal and worked out for me because I needed an Optus plan.

    From what I gathered in store all the HN stores are scrambling to get S10 stock so it might be hard to get hold of one shortly.

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      Thanks for letting us know. Was gonna hold out for a bit longer but might jump on it tomorrow…

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        Same. I've been hanging out until my exiting monthly plan rolls over to reduce the handset payout cost of my S8. Will be going in on Monday to pick one of these up. Hopefully will still have stock.

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    Do they offer any other plans with higher data and international roaming? Like optus' $105 plan?

  • +1 vote

    This came at the perfect time for me, thanks OP for sharing as I would have missed it otherwise :) . Thank you to saleseeker too, I submitted my claim for the watch and it's already been approved.

    HN get an extra win out of this, the young guy I dealt with was great and I'd go back to him any day over the Optus store near me.

  • +1 vote

    I grabbed this last night, cheers!
    apparently the deal ends saturday, so if you're still on the fence, decide quickly!

    Guy I dealt with was great too, he also threw in a free case :)

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