Wednesday, 08 May 2019 13:09

Optus claims front running as authorised stockist for Samsung Galaxy A50

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Optus has been appointed as the only authorised Australian stockist, until the end of June, for the Samsung Galaxy A50 smartphone.

The telco announced on Wednesday that until 30 June it was the sole authorised retailer for the new device, and offered the A50 on its 24-month My Plan Plus plans.

Optus head of Product Shawn Van Graan said, “Optus is thrilled to be the only authorised retailer in Australia to stock the Samsung Galaxy A50. The handset offers an array of exciting features and delivers exceptional value. It’s also a top pick device for regional coverage on the Optus network.

“We know there are approximately four million customers in Australia who are in the market for a plan that offers exceptional value and the launch of the Galaxy A50 now means that customers can get their hands on a new smartphone packed with loads of great features all for a low monthly cost.”

Graan said that in collaboration with Samsung, Optus was offering customers “a device with many features that you would expect from a high-end smartphone including a large 6.4” FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display, which are perfect for viewing the amazing content that Optus has on offer on a great value plan”.

Optus offers the Samsung Galaxy A50 on a $49 Promo Plus plan, including 10GB of monthly data (min. total cost is $1176 over 24 months). The plan also includes the option to add Mobile TV Streaming for 24 months at no additional cost, “so customers can enjoy selected streaming services without using data”.

The Optus promotes its $49 Promo Plus plan as including

  • Unlimited standard national talk and text (Standard Australian mobiles and landlines, 13/1300 numbers and voicemail, Standard national SMS and MMS)
  • Optus Sport subscription can be added at no extra charge
  • National Geographic content at no extra charge (until June 2020)
  • Music Streaming on Google Play, iHeartRADIO and Spotify without using up data.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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