Telstra reveals iPhone 4S pricing

Telstra reveals iPhone 4S pricing

Summary: Telstra has this morning finally revealed its iPhone 4S pricing ahead of the device's launch on Friday.

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Telstra has this morning finally revealed its iPhone 4S pricing ahead of the device's launch on Friday.

The carrier announced that it would carry all variants of the new iPhone 4S in both black and white from 16GB up to 64GB and will begin taking pre-orders online from today.

Telstra announced that the iPhone 4S would be available across its range of Freedom Connect plans, starting from $59 per month with unlimited text, $550 worth of included calls and 1.5GB of eligible data. An iPhone 4S 16GB on the $59 plan will cost an additional $4 per month over 24 months, with a 32GB costing $8 per month over 24 months and the 64GB model costing an additional $13 a month over 24 months.

Telstra's full pricing schedule is in the table below.

Telstra's iPhone 4S pricing

Telstra's iPhone 4S pricing (click image to enlarge)
(Screenshot by Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia)

The carrier also announced this morning that it would carry the iPhone 4 8GB model across all of its Freedom Connect plans — ranging from $59 to $129 per month — for no additional charge.

Warwick Bray, executive director of Telstra Mobile, said he is excited to be able to offer the new handset on Telstra's network.

"We're delighted to bring the highly anticipated iPhone 4S to our customers on Australia's largest and fastest national mobile network. We know customers will love the speed and coverage available on the Telstra Mobile Network as they enjoy all the new features of iPhone 4S," he said.

Telstra will also open all of its company network stores early for the launch, shunning the typical midnight launch it favoured for the iPhone 4.

Carrier competitors Vodafone and Optus this week also announced prices for the iPhone 4S, with Vodafone offering the 16GB iPhone 4S with no added monthly repayment on a $59 plan over 24 months. Meanwhile, Optus offers the 16GB iPhone 4S for an additional $19 per month over 24 months. Full pricing for both Vodafone and Optus is listed in the table below.

Apple yesterday announced in the US that demand for the iPhone 4S had seen 1 million devices pre-ordered in the first day alone.

iPhone 4S — 64GB model

Data included Monthly handset cost Total cost
Vodafone Infinite $45 500MB $25 $1680
Vodafone Cap $49 1.5GB $15 $1536
Optus Cap $49 1.5GB $19 $1632
Vodafone Cap $59 2GB $10 $1656
Optus Cap $59 2GB $15 $1776
Vodafone Infinite $65 2GB $15 $1920
Vodafone Cap $79 3GB $5 $2016
Optus Cap $79 3GB $7 $2064
Vodafone Infinite $85 3GB $5 $2160
Optus Cap $99 5GB $0 $2376
Vodafone Infinite $100 4GB $0 $2400

iPhone 4S — 32GB model

Data included Monthly handset cost Total cost
Vodafone Infinite $45 500MB $20 $1560
Vodafone Cap $49 1.5GB $10 $1416
Optus Cap $49 1.5GB $15 $1536
Vodafone Cap $59 2GB $5 $1536
Optus Cap $59 2GB $11 $1680
Vodafone Infinite $65 2GB $10 $1800
Vodafone Cap $79 3GB $0 $1896
Optus Cap $79 3GB $0 $1896
Vodafone Infinite $85 3GB $0 $2040
Optus Cap $99 5GB $0 $2376
Vodafone Infinite $100 4GB $0 $2400

iPhone 4S — 16GB model

Data included Monthly handset cost Total cost
Vodafone Infinite $45 500MB $17 $1488
Vodafone Cap $49 1.5GB $5 $1296
Optus Cap $49 1.5GB $10 $1416
Vodafone Cap $59 2GB $0 $1416
Optus Cap $59 2GB $6 $1560
Vodafone Infinite $65 2GB $7 $1728
Vodafone Cap $79 3GB $0 $1896
Optus Cap $79 3GB $0 $1896
Vodafone Infinite $85 3GB $0 $2040
Optus Cap $99 5GB $0 $2376
Vodafone Infinite $100 4GB $0 $2400

Topics: Apple, Telcos, Telstra

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  • I'm on the Telstra 99 plan, so

    1 - get 4S handset for zero cost
    2 - sell handset
    3 - profit!!!
    meski.oz@...
    • meski you do realise that is over the length of the new contract you will have to sign up for? $99 x 24 = $2376 if you can sell your 4S for more than that then woohoo profit...otherwise boohoo loss.
      justgeoff2010
  • meski you do realise that is over the length of the new contract you will have to sign up for? $99 x 24 = $2376 if you can sell your 4S for more than that then woohoo profit...otherwise boohoo loss.
    justgeoff2010