Telstra unveils Galaxy Tab pricing

Three monthly plans announced

Almost three weeks after its rivals launched Samsung’s hyped Galaxy Tab Android tablet on Australian shores, Telstra has launched the same device on a range of monthly plans.

In a blog post on its Exchange site, Telstra revealed it would sell the tab on three monthly plans — costing $29, $49 and $79, with included monthly data allowance of 1GB, 7GB and 12GB, respectively.

Each plan will come with $10 worth of included allowance for standard voice calls and SMS messages to any Australian phone network.

In addition, customers will need to pay an extra $25 per month to buy the device on the $29 and $49 plans, or $15 a month on the $79 plan, with total minimum spend ranging from $1296 up to $2256.

Telstra’s top-end plan costs more than the high-end plans of either Optus or Vodafone, but its cheapest option is also cheaper than that of Optus (while remaining several hundred dollars more expensive than Vodafone’s cheapest plan).

The telco has also kept its promise to launch its self-branded T-Touch Tab Android on a similar range of monthly plans; the device has so far only been available as a prepaid option.

The only difference between the Galaxy Tab and T-Touch Tab plans is that customers buying a T-Touch will pay only $6 per month to buy the tablet, or zero dollars if they are on a $79 plan.

The news comes as tablet fever continues to sweep Australia.

US display giant, ViewSonic, is about to unveil plans to bring its 7-inch and 10-inch ViewPad tablet devices to Australia at a launch event next week in Sydney. And analyst house, Telsyte, yesterday predicted that more than one million tablet devices would be sold in Australia in 2011.

“The Australian media tablet market is poised to explode. Media tablets are an industry transforming device with implications for hardware vendors, media organisations, software companies and telecom carriers,” Telsyte Research Director, Foad Fadaghi, said.

The analyst house predicted the local tablet market would grow in value from $292 million in 2010 to $1.35 billion in 2014.

It expects Apple to remain the market leader with 60 per cent market share — although that is expected to fall from over 90 percent in 2010.

“Android devices are expected to have 35 per cent market share in 2011 with Blackberry tablet OS and other platforms making up the rest of the market,” the analyst house wrote in a statement.

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags VodafoneTelstraAndroidoptusTabletSamsung Galaxy TabViewPad

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Show Comments

Essentials

Mobile

Victorinox Werks Professional Executive 17 Laptop Case

Learn more >

Exec

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?