Samsung Galaxy S10: prices and deals compared

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e are not only official but they’re also all available to buy now from Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Woolworths Mobile (you can also pick up this device on plans from Southern Phone and TeleChoice). But with so many plans to choose from – and prices more competitive than ever – it’s not always easy to find the best deal for your budget and usage needs.

If you’re considering picking up the latest Galaxy S10 phone on a telco plan, there’s a lot to consider before you commit to a 12, 24, or 36-month contract. So to break down what’s on offer, we’re taking a look at what each of the three major telcos is bringing to the S10 table, as well as the cheapest plans on offer, the biggest data deals, and more.

The cheapest Samsung S10 deals

If your focus is on the lowest prices, the following table shows the cheapest 24-month published plans on offer from Telstra, Optus, TeleChoice, and Southern Phone for the 128GB Samsung Galaxy S10 on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. 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.

Cheapest of the cheap

If you’re looking for the absolute cheapest monthly Samsung S10 plan, Woolworths Mobile’s $25 Extra Small plan —combined with a 36-month phone payment plan— is your best bet. Prices start at $60 for both the plan and phone: $25 for the plan, with a $38 phone payment each month (spread out over 36 months).

Although a 36-month payment term is a big commitment, if you’re really keen on the S10 but don’t want to pay a huge amount each month, it’s a really reasonable price per month. While the Woolworths Mobile plans are listed as month-to-month plans, you won’t have the flexibility to switch telcos unless you pay off the remainder of your handset.

Here’s the cheapest monthly way to get the 128GB Samsung Galaxy S10 from each major telco:

  • Vodafone $40 Plan (10GB data): $59.41 per month ($40 plan + $19.41 phone payment). Total cost $699 over 36 months just for your phone; with the $40 plan added on, $2,138.76 over 36 months. (Discontinued)
  • Woolworths Mobile $25 Extra Small Plan (3GB): $60 per month ($25 plan + $38 phone payment). Total cost $1,368 over 36 months just for your phone; with the $25 plan added on, $2,160 over 36 months. (Discontinued)
  • Optus $39 Small Choice Plan (10GB data): $76.46 per month ($39 plan + $37.46 phone payment). Total cost $1,348.56 over 36 months just for your phone; with $39 plan added on, $2,752.56 over 36 months. (Discontinued)
  • Telstra $55 Small Plan (40GB data): $100 per month ($55 plan + $45 phone payment). Total cost $1,080 over 24 months just for your phone; with the $50 plan added on, $2,400 over 24 months.

Telstra Galaxy S10 Plans and Deals

Rather than offering lock-in contracts, Telstra shifted focus to offer month-to-month postpaid plans that can be used as either BYO device or paired with a new phone. When you choose to bundle with a new device, you’ll be able to select whether you want to pay your device off over 12 or 24-months. The device repayment is technically a contract, however the plan you choose to pair with the device is month-to-month allowing you the flexibility to switch your Telstra plan if you need. Cancelling your plan altogether will require you to pay off the remainder of your device.

Whether you decide to pay off over 12 or 24-months, you’ll be able to pair your phone with any of the below plans. Prices begin at $55 per month on the Small plan and go up to $115 for the Extra Large plan with a generous 180GB of data. These plans also include data-free sports streaming of a range of competitions including the NRL and AFL, as well as data-free streaming from Apple Music. Plans also feature free Telstra Air WiFi hotspot use in Australia (and Fon WiFi when overseas) and three months access to BINGE. You’ll also avoid excess data charges with access to unlimited data at a capped speed of 1.5Mbps once you go over your data allowance. International calls and roaming are add ons for an extra monthly cost.

The following table shows all published 24-month phone plans for the 128GB Samsung Galaxy S10 from Telstra on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of 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 including links to our referral partners. You can find out more about Telstra’s Samsung Galaxy S10 plans in our Telstra Samsung Galaxy S10 guide.

Vodafone Galaxy S10 Plans and Deals

Vodafone has discontinued its offering of Samsung Galaxy S10 phones, but you can instead pick up a phone from the S20 line on Vodafone plans. You can find all of these plans here.

Optus Galaxy S10 Plans and Deals

Optus has discontinued its offering of Samsung Galaxy S10 phones, but you can instead pick up a phone from the S20 line on Optus plans. You can find all of these plans here.

Woolworths Mobile Galaxy S10 Plans and Deals

Woolworths has discontinued its offering of Galaxy S10 phones, however, S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra models are available. Click here to learn more.

Which telco is best for data?

Want big data? If you’re looking at 100GB or more, plans with the S10 aren’t cheap. But comparing Telstra, Vodafone and Optus at this data level over two years, here’s what you’ll pay for a 128GB Galaxy S10:

  • Vodafone $80 Red Plus Plan (120GB max speed data + unlimited 1.5Mbps data): $99.12 per month ($80 plan + $29.12 phone payment). Total cost $2,378.88 over two years.  (Discontinued)
  • Optus $79 Extra Large Choice Plan (120GB data): $136 per month ($79 plan + $57 phone payment). Total cost $3,264 over two years. (Discontinued)
  • Telstra $115 Extra Large Plan (180GB data): $160 per month ($115 plan + $45 phone payment). Total cost $3,840 over two years.

While Vodafone does offer unlimited data on all  Red Plus phone plans, speeds are limited to 1.5Mbps. This is fast enough for most every-day usage, although you’ll be restricted to standard definition video streaming. Telstra also includes unlimited capped-speed data on all four plans, effectively eliminating excess data charges, so once you go over your inclusion, you’ll still have data but at a capped speed.

Here is Telstra’s big data offering coupled to the Samsung Galaxy S10:

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