After much anticipation, the Samsung Galaxy S24 phones are now available in Australia. Hardware tweaks and AI-powered software features headline this year’s changes from Samsung, with telcos competing to offer the cheapest S24 plans.
Part of Samsung’s flagship handset range, it includes a range of big features like generative AI photo editing, live translation, and better overall performance. Samsung’s top-of-the-range S24 Ultra gets the biggest improvements, but the base S24 model is far cheaper and still gets the full suite of AI software.
If you’re keen to bundle your new phone with a plan and pay it off over time, these are the cheapest options currently available. Some telcos offer trade-in bonuses, while others include additional gadgets to sweeten the deal. Read on to find the best deal for you, or browse the cheapest Galaxy S24 Ultra plans if you want the top-tier device.
Both Vodafone and Optus currently offer the cheapest Samsung Galaxy S24 plans, starting at $87.86 per month over 36 months. Vodafone nets you 50GB of monthly data as part of its $49 Small Plan, plus a decent amount of extra trade-in value. Optus includes a lower 30GB allowance but instead offers a bonus Galaxy Watch 6.
Depending on your network preference and desire for extra value, cheapest may not mean best. Telstra, for example, starts at $100.86 per month but has the biggest network out of the three major telcos.
Cheapest Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S24 plans
Alongside the cheapest Samsung Galaxy S24 plans, Vodafone also currently advertises a substantial trade-in offer. When trading in an eligible device, you get up to an extra $400 of trade-in credit on top of its base value, providing a nice incentive to swap to a new model.
On top of that, you get two sets of headphones valued at a combined $698. This includes the Samsung Galaxy Buds FE earbuds and the N700NC AKG wireless headphones with selected plans, adding $698 of extra value.
Cheapest Telstra Samsung Galaxy S24 plans
Telstra’s Samsung Galaxy S24 plans are the most expensive of the major networks. Reflecting the telco’s number-one position in network coverage, the cheapest plan starts at $100.86 per month over 36 months.
In return, you connect to the Basic Upfront Mobile Plan, including 50GB of data each month. As an added bonus, you also receive a 44mm Galaxy Watch 6, valued at $699. If you want more data, Telstra has a $20 monthly discount on its 300GB Premium Upfront Mobile plan for new signups and those upgrading from a lower tier. Valid to claim until 4 March, the discount brings the standard monthly cost of $95 down to $75 for 12 months.
Cheapest Optus Samsung Galaxy S24 plans
At the same price as Vodafone’s Samsung Galaxy S24 plans, the cheapest Optus offering starts at $87.86 per month over a 36-month commitment via the Choice Plus Plan. At 30GB of monthly data, it’s less than what Vodafone includes but is still plenty for most Australians.
Optus includes a similar deal to Telstra, offering a bonus 40mm Galaxy Watch 6, valued at $648 with any valid plan. The key difference is that you also need to add a $10/month Watch plan, which comes with 1GB of data for your smartwatch.
If you’re looking to buy outright, there are also some good offers on the Samsung website if you don’t want to commit to monthly payments or stick with your existing telco. In this case, avoid paying too much by checking that you’ve got the cheapest SIM plan for your needs.
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