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 Mobile Buy and Mobile Lease plans, with prices beginning from $132 per month for both your plan and phone.

In addition to choosing between leasing or buying, 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.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G: Lease or buy?

The cheapest monthly way to take home the S10 5G from Telstra is on a two-year Mobile Lease plan. If you decide to lease your S10, you’ll pay $10 less each month compared to an equivalent buying plan; however, you won’t get to keep your device at the end of your lease. Instead of paying off your phone over two years, then keeping it forever, you’re basically renting it; after 24 months of payments, you’ll need to hand your phone back to Telstra, or pay an extra ‘fair market’ price to own it.

Lease plans also come with the opportunity to upgrade your device after 12 months. To do so, you’ll need to return your device to Telstra, pay a $99 upgrade fee, then sign up for a new two-year plan with your new smartphone. If you’re someone who likes to upgrade every year, leasing may be worth considering, but if you prefer to hold on to your devices long-term you may want to go with a standard two-year plan instead.

Telstra Lease Plans for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB

Below are Telstra’s Mobile Lease options for the 256GB Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Prices include both your lease payment and plan cost. These are featured products from a referral partner.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB + $59 Small Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Price includes $73 monthly lease payment

min. cost $3,168 over 24 month plan period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $132Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB + $79 Medium Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Includes 10GB bonus data
  • Price includes $57 monthly lease payment

min. cost $3,264 over 24 month plan period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $136Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB + $99 Large Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited calls & SMS to 15 countries
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Includes 20GB bonus data
  • Price includes $41 monthly lease payment

min. cost $3,360 over 24 month plan period

50GBMax Data**/billing period $140Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G + $129 Extra Large Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited calls & SMS to 15 countries
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Includes 100GB bonus data
  • 2GB international data roaming
  • Special offer: $10 monthly credit
  • Price includes $25 monthly lease payment

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

160GBMax Data**/billing period $144Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB + $199 Ultimate Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • *Unlimited data offered with ‘the best speeds available’
  • Unlimited international calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • 10GB international data roaming
  • Price includes $0 monthly lease payment

min. cost $4,776 over 24 month plan period

Unlimited*Max Data**/billing period $199Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Telstra Buy 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 standard two-year mobile plans for the 256GB Samsung Galaxy S10 5G are below. Prices include both your device payment and plan cost. These are featured products from a referral partner.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB + $59 Small Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Price includes $83 monthly device payment

min. cost $3,408 over 24 month plan period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $142Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB + $79 Medium Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Includes 10GB bonus data
  • Price includes $67 monthly device payment

min. cost $3,504 over 24 month plan period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $146Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB + $99 Large Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited calls & SMS to 15 countries
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Includes 20GB bonus data
  • Price includes $51 monthly device payment

min. cost $3,600 over 24 month plan period

50GBMax Data**/billing period $150Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G + $129 Extra Large Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited calls & SMS to 15 countries
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Includes 100GB bonus data
  • 2GB international data roaming
  • Special offer: $10 monthly credit
  • Price includes $35 monthly device payment

min. cost $3,696 over 24 month plan period

160GBMax Data**/billing period $154Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB + $199 Ultimate Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • *Unlimited data offered with ‘the best speeds available’
  • Unlimited international calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • 10GB international data roaming
  • Price includes $0 monthly device payment

min. cost $4,776 over 24 month plan period

Unlimited*Max Data**/billing period $199Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Telstra Lease Plans for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB

Leasing is also available for the 512GB S10 5G, and will again give customers a $10 monthly discount when compared to a traditional two-year mobile plan. Customers can lease their S10 for the full 24 months, or upgrade to a new phone after one year.

Below are Telstra’s Mobile Lease options for the 512GB Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Prices include both your lease payment and plan cost. These are featured products from a referral partner.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB + $59 Small Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Price includes $83 monthly lease payment

min. cost $3,408 over 24 month plan period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $142Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB + $79 Medium Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Includes 10GB bonus data
  • Price includes $67 monthly lease payment

min. cost $3,504 over 24 month plan period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $146Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB + $99 Large Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited calls & SMS to 15 countries
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Includes 20GB bonus data
  • Price includes $51 monthly lease payment

min. cost $3,600 over 24 month plan period

50GBMax Data**/billing period $150Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G + $129 Extra Large Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited calls & SMS to 15 countries
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Includes 100GB bonus data
  • 2GB international data roaming
  • Special offer: $10 monthly credit
  • Price includes $35 monthly lease payment

min. cost $3,696 over 24 month plan period

160GBMax Data**/billing period $154Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB + $199 Ultimate Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • *Unlimited data offered with ‘the best speeds available’
  • Unlimited international calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • 10GB international data roaming
  • Price includes $0 monthly lease payment

min. cost $4,776 over 24 month plan period

Unlimited*Max Data**/billing period $199Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Telstra Buy Plans for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB

As with the 256GB model, the 516GB S10 5G can also be picked up on standard two-year phone plan. This means that you’ll get to keep your phone after 24 months of payments, with no extra costs.

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

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB + $59 Small Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Price includes $93 monthly device payment

min. cost $3,648 over 24 month plan period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $152Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB + $79 Medium Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Includes 10GB bonus data
  • Price includes $77 monthly device payment

min. cost $3,744 over 24 month plan period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $156Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB + $99 Large Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited calls & SMS to 15 countries
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Includes 20GB bonus data
  • Price includes $61 monthly device payment

min. cost $3,840 over 24 month plan period

50GBMax Data**/billing period $160Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G + $129 Extra Large Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited calls & SMS to 15 countries
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Includes 100GB bonus data
  • 2GB international data roaming
  • Special offer: $10 monthly credit
  • Price includes $45 monthly device payment

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

160GBMax Data**/billing period $164Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB + $199 Ultimate Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • *Unlimited data offered with ‘the best speeds available’
  • Unlimited international calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • 10GB international data roaming
  • Price includes $0 monthly device payment

min. cost $4,776 over 24 month plan period

Unlimited*Max Data**/billing period $199Advertised 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 mobile lease plans, which are listed in detail above.

 

Phone Mobile Plan Included Data Monthly Cost Total Cost
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB $59 Small 3GB $142 $3,408
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB $79 Medium 20GB $146 $3,504
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB $99 Large 50GB $150 $3,600
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB $129 Extra Large 160GB $154 $3,696
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 256GB $199 Ultimate Unlimited $199 $4,776
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB $59 Small 3GB $152 $3,648
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB $79 Medium 20GB $156 $3,744
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB $99 Large 50GB $160 $3,840
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB $129 Extra Large 160GB $164 $3,936
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 512GB $199 Ultimate Unlimited $199 $4,776

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