JB Hi-Fi have a promotion offering $900 off the Fold 3 or Flip 3 when joining their $69/m 12-month Telstra plan. This brings the cost of the phones down to $1599 and $599 for the Fold 3 256 GB and Flip 3 128 GB respectively. Obviously the larger memory versions cost more.
As most frequent OzBargainers will know, this usually only applies if you're porting in from another network or with a brand new number.
I was able to bypass this with the steps below:
- 1 - You need a Telstra plan that's out of contract (your usual number/the number you want to keep)
- 2 - Purchase the phone on the JB Hi-Fi Telstra $69 plan as a brand new number
- 3 - Go to a Telstra store and ask them to disconnect the out-of-contract number and move it to the new plan
YMMV, DO AT YOUR OWN RISK!
I asked one Telstra store and they wouldn't do it, I then asked two different online chat agents and they said it can be done, I then got it done just now at another Telstra store.
Your biggest hurdle right now would probably be finding JB Hi-Fi stores with stock of the phones.
JB Hi-Fi are also offering 50% off official Samsung cases for the two phones when you purchase them together with the phone.