Telstra announces Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e plans

NOTE: Telstra no longer has stock of the S10e, the S10 512GB and the S10+ 128GB available as of 2020.

Samsung’s 2019 flagship phones are available to buy in stores. And if you’re looking for a feature-packed two-year phone plan for your Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, or Galaxy S10e, Telstra’s plans offer premium features and exceptional coverage.

The telco stocks the entire Galaxy S10 series in selected storage sizes, with each model available available to bundle with a postpaid plan over a 24 month period. Telstra is also the only telco to offer the 5G device which is compatible with the telco’s expanding 5G network.

Telstra plans and prices

Below are the plans currently available to pair with your Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e or S10 5G — these prices exclude device costs. The following table shows all published Telstra postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of advertised standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see a wider range of plans from other providers. These are products with links to referral partners.

Samsung Galaxy S10 from Telstra

Below are the outright recommended retail prices for the new Samsung Galaxy smartphone range. However, these don’t necessarily reflect what you’ll pay if you buy bundled with a plan from Telstra. Telstra offers a 24-month payment option, which can be bundled with any of the month-to-month plans listed above. While you’re technically not locked into the plan itself (and free to swap between plans if you need), cancelling your plan with Telstra requires you to pay off the remainder of the device.

You can also buy your device outright from a retailer and still bundle with one of the above Telstra postpaid plans. The S10 5G phone is currently only available through Telstra so currently you won’t be able to buy this device outright. Here are the outright prices of the Samsung Galaxy S10 range:

Samsung Galaxy S10

  • 128GB: $1,349
  • 512GB: $1,699

Samsung Galaxy S10+

  • 128GB: $1,499
  • 512GB: $1,849

Samsung Galaxy S10e

  • 128GB: $1,199

If you do want to buy on a 24-month from Telstra, payments details and total prices are below.

Telstra Plans for the Samsung Galaxy S10

Monthly phone payments for the 128GB Samsung Galaxy S10:

  • 24 months: $39 per month ($936 in total over 24 months)

Telstra Plans for the Samsung Galaxy S10+

Monthly phone payments for the 512GB Samsung Galaxy S10+:

  • 24 months: $59 per month ($1,416 in total over 24 months)

Telstra Plans for the Samsung Galaxy S10e:

Telstra no longer has the Samsung Galaxy S10e available. If this is the device you’re after, you’ll need to purchase from another telco or a retailer and then bundle with a SIM-only plan.

The above prices are only the prices you’ll pay per month for your device. You can then choose to bundle with the $50, $60, $80 or $100 plan with data starting at 15GB and going up to 150GB. The plan you choose in conjunction with your chosen device model, size and payment period, will determine your monthly phone bill. If you also choose to swap plans every now and then, that could also change your total cost over the 24-month period.

Why Telstra?

Sports fans have plenty of reasons to choose Telstra. In addition to NRL and AFL coverage, the telco also holds the streaming rights to Australian netball and the Hyundai A-League soccer. If you’re more into guitars than goals, Telstra’s plans also come with a six-month Apple Music subscription, plus data-free streaming from the service. You’ll also get use of the Telstra Air Wi-Fi network and Fon Wi-Fi when overseas, and you’ll also get access to three free months of BINGE through your postpaid plan.

Worried about excess data charges? Telstra has now essentially scrapped excess data charges from all of its postpaid plans. This means that once you go over your allowance, you’ll be able to continue using your data but at capped speeds of 1.5Mbps. This is still fast enough for standard definition video streaming.

International calls (and roaming inclusions) are notably absent from these plans, but they can be added on for an extra monthly cost. Separating your phone payments and plan price can give you more flexibility, and there are still plenty of extras available on these plans, but it’s still worth comparing the device prices and plans from other telcos to see if Telstra is right for you. If you’re after the 5G network and the S10 5G phone, for the moment, you’ll only be able to buy this phone from Telstra and you’ll require the Telstra 5G network to use it too.

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