Telstra reveals Samsung Galaxy S10 5G plans

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The wait for Australia’s first-ever 5G smartphone is finally over. Samsung’s premium Galaxy S10 5G hit stores on Tuesday, 28 May, giving Australian buyers the chance to experience ‘revolutionary’ 5G mobile speeds via the Telstra 5G network.

Telstra customers will be among the first in the Southern Hemisphere to take home the S10 5G, with the telco being the only Australian mobile provider to offer the phone at launch. The heavily anticipated device will be available on Telstra’s 24-month and 36-month device payment plans, with prices beginning from $106 per month for both your plan and phone.

In addition to choosing between payment periods, you’ll also be able to pick between 256GB and 512GB storage sizes. This leaves Telstra customers with multiple plan options to consider: fortunately, we’ve got them all listed below.

Telstra Plans for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB

If you’d prefer to own your Galaxy S10 5G at the end of your contract, Telstra’s 24-month mobile plans for the 256GB Samsung Galaxy S10 5G are below. Prices include both your device payment on a 24-month term, and your plan cost. These are featured products from a referral partner.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB + $50 Small Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • No excess data charges
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • 5G network access included until 20 June, 2020
  • Price includes $84 monthly device payment

min. cost $3,216 over 24 month plan period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $134Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB + $60 Medium Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • No excess data charges
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • 5G network access included until 20 June, 2020
  • Price includes $84 monthly device payment

min. cost $3,456 over 24 month plan period

60GBMax Data**/billing period $144Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB + $80 Large Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • No excess data charges
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • 5G network access included until 20 June, 2020
  • Price includes $84 monthly device payment

min. cost $3,936 over 24 month plan period

100GBMax Data**/billing period $164Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G + $100 Extra Large Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • No excess data charges
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • 5G network access included until 20 June, 2020
  • Price includes $84 monthly device payment

min. cost $4,416 over 24 month plan period

150GBMax Data**/billing period $184Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Telstra Plans for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB

As with the 256GB model, the 516GB S10 5G can also be picked up on Telstra’ postpaid phone plans, either on a 24-month or 36-month payment term. This means that you’ll get to keep your phone after 24 months or 36 months of payments, with no extra costs.

Telstra’s 24-month plans for the 516GB Samsung Galaxy S10 5G are detailed below. Prices include both your device payment over 24 months, and plan cost. These are featured products from a referral partner.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Telstra Logo

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB + $50 Small Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • No excess data charges
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • 5G network access included until 20 June, 2020
  • Price includes $93 monthly device payment

min. cost $3,432 over 24 month plan period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $143Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB + $60 Medium Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • No excess data charges
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • 5G network access included until 20 June, 2020
  • Price includes $93 monthly device payment

min. cost $3,672 over 24 month plan period

60GBMax Data**/billing period $153Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB + $80 Large Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • No excess data charges
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • 5G network access included until 20 June, 2020
  • Price includes $93 monthly device payment

min. cost $4,152 over 24 month plan period

100GBMax Data**/billing period $173Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G + $100 Extra Large Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • No excess data charges
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • 5G network access included until 20 June, 2020
  • Price includes $93 monthly device payment

min. cost $4,632 over 24 month plan period

150GBMax Data**/billing period $193Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Telstra: New 5G phone plans coming soon

Although the above plans are up-to-date, Telstra has confirmed it will launch a new suite of plan options at the end of June, and will eventually charge extra for 5G connectivity on selected plans. The telco will offer 5G access free on all new plans for the first 12 months, allowing all 5G device owners to try out the network at no extra cost.

After the one-year free trial period, customers on Telstra’s top two plans will receive 5G access included in their existing monthly service fee. If you’re on a lower plan, you can either switch back to 4G-only, or add 5G connectivity for an additional $15 per month.

However, if you do pick up the new S10 5G before Telstra’s new plans launch in June, you’ll receive free 5G access for the life of your contract. This offer also applies to customers who upgrade to the S10 5G from the Samsung S10+, under Telstra’s limited-time upgrade program.

Should I upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G?

Although Telstra has commenced its 5G rollout in 10 major Australian cities, coverage is mostly only available in CBDs and airports. In terms of household coverage, the majority of Australians won’t be experiencing 5G at home just yet – so is there any point in upgrading to the S10 5G?

Even if you can’t yet access 5G, the newest S10 may well be Samsung’s best-ever smartphone. Larger in size than the standard S10 and S10+, the S10 5G features superfast charging and long-lasting battery life, plus a cinematic display and a next-level quadruple rear camera.

If you’re a smartphone photography enthusiast, we can’t stress enough how good the S10 5G’s cameras are – it’s also incredibly easy to switch between lenses and find the perfect camera mode for any shot.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G: quick specs

  • 6.7-inch screen
  • New Infinity O display, with no front screen notch
  • ‘Hole-punch’ dual front cameras with 3D Depth
  • Quadruple camera setup in rear with 3D Depth
  • In-screen ultra-sonic fingerprint sensor
  • OneUI interface & Android 9.0 Pie
  • 4,500mAh battery, Super Fast wireless charging, Power Share
  • IP68 water and dust resistance

If you do have access to Telstra 5G, you can expect a significant boost in download speeds (and a serious drop in lag, buffering, or interruptions). The telco’s 5G network is delivering typical speeds of more than one gigabit per second (Gbps), with hopes for a maximum speed of up to 2Gbps in the future. In general, Telstra’s 5G performance is more than double the speed of 4G, and this will only get faster as software, hardware, and the network itself is upgraded and expanded.

Otherwise, you’ll still be able to use the S10 5G on Telstra’s existing 4GX network while you wait for 5G. Telstra has confirmed it will increase its 5G coverage over the next 12 months, with plans to enable the next-gen tech in a further 25 cities across Australia.

Telstra’s Galaxy S10+ upgrade offer

If you’re one of the savvy customers who signed on for Telstra’s Galaxy S10+ upgrade offer, you’ll be able to swap your current S10+ for the all-new S10 5G free of charge. Provided you hand back your S10+ in good working order by 18 June, 2019, you’ll be free to upgrade to the 5G-capable S10 with no change to your existing plan price or device payment.

This offer only applies to Telstra customers who picked up the Galaxy S10+ on eligible lease or buy plans earlier this year. If you’re unsure if this applies to you, get in touch with Telstra directly to confirm if you’re able to upgrade.

Telstra plans for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G: at a glance

Below are the standard 24-month plans for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G from Telstra. This table doesn’t include 36-month plans.

Phone Mobile Plan Included Data Monthly Cost Total Cost
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB $50 Small 15GB $134 $3,216
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB $60 Medium 60GB $144 $3,456
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB $80 Large 100GB $164 $3,936
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB $100 Extra Large 150GB $184 $4,416
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB $50 Small 15GB $143 $3,432
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB $60 Medium 60GB $153 $3,672
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB $80 Large 100GB $173 $4,152
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB $100 Extra Large 150GB $193 $4,632

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