Australia’s cheapest Samsung Galaxy S5 plans

Summary: Keen to get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S5? We do the number-crunching so you can avoid mucking around and find it for the best price.

By at WhistleOut |

As Telstra is busy promoting, there is nothing like the feeling of unwrapping a brand new phone. But better than this is the knowledge that you bought your phone at the best possible price. If you’re in the market for a new Galaxy S5, here is the best deals available right now.

We are going to place a filter on our search to eliminate all plans with less than 1GB of data included. This is the average amount of data most WhistleOut readers search for, and it is the minimum data we’d recommend for people looking to own a fully-featured smartphone, like the Galaxy S5. You can save up to $10 a month choosing a plan with less data, but ultimately we feel you’ll end up pay this back in excess usage charges.

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Cheapest plans (with 1GB or more)

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When it comes to top-flight smartphones on cheaper plans, it pays to look past the bottom-line and to keep an eye on the inclusions.

Virgin and Vodafone have been playing a fun game of cat and mouse over the past 12-months, matching and bettering one another with Double Data and bonus data offers.

You might also take into consideration some of the unique features of some plans. Optus My Plan Plus comes with the option to share your data for $5 per device -- something you won't get from the slightly cheaper plans at Virgin or Vodafone.

High data, unlimited calls and under $100

Note: the image links to an up-to-date search which may not be exactly the same as displayed.

As with the cheaper plans, these results are heavily skewed by current data promotions from both Virgin Mobile and Vodafone. That said, the introduction of the new Optus My Plan Plus pushes the 'Yes' carrier up several spots from the last time we looked at these prices.

Virgin does suffer from not having plans between $60 and $90, though. Vodafone customers really only have to choose how much data they want, as all plans in this price range come with unlimited national calls and messages.

In this price range, the Vodafone $80 Red Plan is the standout. 5GB of data is about as much, or more than the vast majority of smartphone users will need, and it is still one of the cheapest plans in this list.

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12-month plans

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If you're someone who hates being locked into contracts, or someone who loves updating to the latest phones, then you should really consider a 12-month plan.

This will limit your telco choice to just Vodafone, and you will pay an extra $25-$30 per-month in order to pay out the phone early, but it could be exactly the right situation for your needs.


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