Optus now offering the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and OPPO Reno 5G

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Dying to try out 5G? Optus customers now have more options for getting on board the next-gen mobile network, with the telco today adding two new phones to its modest range of 5G-capable devices.

Optus announced that it is now offering the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and OPPO Reno 5G on both 24-month and 36-month mobile plans. Each device will be compatible with Optus’ new 5G network, which is currently being rolled out in selected sites across Australia.

Both the Reno 5G and S10 5G were initially exclusive to Telstra. Now that each phone is open to Optus customers, more Australians have the opportunity to test out these premium devices for themselves (along with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G).

Optus plans for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

Optus is offering the 256GB Samsung Galaxy S10 5G on its My Plan Plus mobile plans, with your choice of a 24-month or 36-month contract. Opting for a longer payment term means you’ll usually pay less each month, but you’ll be locked in to a single plan for a longer period.

All plans include unlimited standard national talk and text in Australia, plus access to Optus Sport and a free 12-month Apple Music trial. Order before 7 October, 2019, and you’ll also receive a bonus black Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, valued at $349 RRP.

Below is a selection of published 24-month Telstra and Optus plans for the 256GB Samsung Galaxy S10 5G on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of monthly cost, from the lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Optus Samsung Galaxy S10 5GPhone payment prices for the 256GB Samsung Galaxy S10 5G:

  • 12 months: $166.56 per month (total cost $1,998.72)
  • 24 months: $83.28 per month (total cost $1,448.64)
  • 36 months: $55.52 per month (total cost $1,448.64)

Optus plans for the OPPO Reno 5G

The same five Optus plans are available for the 256GB OPPO Reno 5G, which again is offered on both 24-month and 36-month contract options. Order the Reno 5G by 24 October, 2019, and Optus will throw in a free pair of Bose QC 35 headphones II, valued at $499.

Below is a selection of published 24-month Telstra and Optus plans for the OPPO Reno 5G on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of monthly cost, from the lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Optus OPPO Reno 5GPhone payment prices for the 256GB OPPO Reno 5G:

  • 12 months: $124.86 per month (total cost $1,498.32)
  • 24 months: $62.43 per month (total cost $1,498.32)
  • 36 months: $41.62 per month (total cost $1,498.32)

Should I go for a 5G phone?

There’s no denying both devices are excellent smartphones, but keep in mind that as 5G is still in its infancy, it’s still unavailable to most Australians. Optus’ 5G mobile rollout is underway in selected areas, but the telco’s terms and conditions note that ‘in-building’ coverage is not yet available. However, as both the OPPO Reno 5G and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will work with Optus’ 4G Plus and 3G networks, you’ll still receive coverage and fast data speeds without a 5G connection.

If you’re set on owning a 5G smartphone, but want something a little bigger, Optus also stocks the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. This 5G-ready device is also available on plans from Telstra; to give you an idea of what you’ll pay from each provider, we’ve listed several plans below.

Below is a selection of published 24-month Telstra and Optus plans for the 512GB Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of monthly cost, from the lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Optus now also offers 5G home broadband to customers in eligible areas, with unlimited data priced at a highly competitive $70 per month. This plan is available now on both month-to-month and 24-month contracts, and includes a Nokia 5G modem (plus Optus’ 50Mbps Speed Guarantee).

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