Did the news of Samsung’s latest phone get you all keen for a new phone? You don’t have to wait long, and the plans are in from Aussie telcos to help you make a decision.
This year, every major telco will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, practically confirming the level of anticipation for Samsung’s next phone a few weeks before consumers are even allowed to put their mitts all over it.
Worth knowing is that while Samsung had different sizes for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge last year, 2016 is a little different, seeing the return of a microSD storage slot and meaning Samsung only has to release one size of each and let the customers add storage where they see fit.
That means instead of having to decide between a 32, 64, or 128GB version of the phone, you’ll only have to decide on whether you want the 5.1 inch Galaxy S7 or 5.5 inch Galaxy S7 Edge, as both will arrive with 32GB storage and that microSD slot for you to add storage using an optional microSD card.
And not even a week after Samsung first announced its new phone, pricing is in for both variations of the handsets due to be released on March 11 in Sydney.
Depending on which telco you’re thinking of going with, you’ll find some form of freebie in the pack, with a Gear VR very, very likely.
Preorders have already kicked in for Optus and its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge variations, with the folks at Optus sending word that both handsets will be available I’m either black onyx, gold platinum, or silver titanium, with the phones on a $100 My Plan Plus plan over a period of 24 months.
The $100 My Plan Plus will include unlimited talk to standard mobiles and landlines, unlimited text, up to 400 minutes of international text, 12GB data per month, but no international roaming, and is one of the only plans to bring no handset repayment on the Galaxy S7.
The Galaxy S7 Edge will yield a $4 per month handset payment over the course of two years on that same $100 plan, but if pushed to a $130 plan, the S7 Edge monthly handset payment disappears.
Regardless of what you do choose, Optus has said that customers who pre-order either the S7 or S7 Edge before March 11 will receive a free Samsung Gear VR, which the S7 and S7 Edge is compatible with.
Telstra will also be offering both the S7 and S7 Edge, as expected, with handset payment only being silenced for the S7 when you pay at least $135 per month, while the S7 Edge will attract a $6 per month repayment cost on top of this plan.
For that monthly cost, you’ll find unlimited talk, unlimited text, and 15GB per month of data, while the lower $95 per month plan drops the data down to 6GB monthly and increases repayment options to $4 extra for the S7 and $10 extra per month for the S7 Edge.