Tuesday, 31 March 2015 16:35

Vodafone enters Galaxy S6 pre-order scrum


Vodafone is the last of the big three carriers to offer the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, but better late than never.

A day behind Optus and Telstra, Vodafone has announced plan-related pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

Sample handset repayments for the 32GB Galaxy S6 on Vodafone Red plans include $11 a month on the $70 plan or $3 a month on the $80 plan.

Or you can get the 32GB Galaxy S6 edge for $17 a month on the $70 plan or $8 a month on the $80 plan.

Handset repayments drop to $0 on the $100 plans, except for the 64GB Galaxy S6 edge which costs $6 a month.

Or they can be as high as $28 a month for the 64GB Galaxy S6 edge on the $60 plan.

Vodafone's current data bonuses are available to Galaxy S6 and S6 edge buyers. That gives an extra 1, 2 or 4GB per month on the $60, $80 and $100 plans respectively. This offer runs until 5 May, but lasts for the life of the contract (up to 24 months).

Pre-orders are now being taken (presumably including the online bonus of 1GB of extra data each month, which runs until 8 April), and Vodafone will have the new Samsung handsets on launch day (10 April) like everyone else.

Just don't ask about the difference between a 'pre-order' and an 'order' - please.

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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