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The best Samsung S23 pre-order deals from telcos in Australia


The pre-order period is one of the best times to get your hands on Samsung's latest S23 line-up as you get more bang for your buck.

The new Samsung S23 range was announced on 2nd February at the Samsung Unpacked event. There are plenty of deals up for grabs from Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Woolworths Mobile.

TelstraBonus Samsung Galaxy Watch5 (worth $649)
OptusUp to $800 off the S23 range if you pair your new phone with a plan on a 24- or 36-month repayment period
VodafoneSamsung voucher worth up to $500
Woolworths MobileUp to $450 off the S23 line-up for existing Woolworths Mobile customers

All pre-order offers are available until 16 February. The phones will officially go on sale the following day.

Telstra's S23 pre-order deal: Bonus Galaxy Watch5 worth $649

Telstra is sweetening the pot with 2 strong offers for those who want to pair their latest phone with a new watch or want more data on their mobile plan for cheaper.

Here's what you can get:

  • A bonus Samsung Galaxy Watch5, valued at up to $649. You can choose between the 40mm in Graphite or Pink Gold and the 44mm in Graphite or Silver.
  • $15 per month off its Premium Upfront Mobile Plan for 12 months. That'll bring the price down to $74 a month for 300GB of mobile data.

In total, you're looking at $829 worth of extra value.

You can also use Telstra's eSIM option to connect your phone and Galaxy Watch5 to its network. For the watch, you'll need a Telstra One number which costs $5 a month.

If activated before 30 April, you'll also receive a bonus 5,000 Telstra points.

How much will an S23 plan from Telstra cost me?

Pairing your phone with Telstra's basic mobile plan ($58 a month for 40GB) will cost you anywhere between $95.46 per month for the entry-level S23 128GB and $112.12 per month for the S23 Ultra 256 model.

Find out more about Telstra plans and prices

Optus's S23 pre-order deal: Save $800

It's great when telcos have different pre-order offers – there's really something for everyone then. Optus is taking a different approach by slinging up to $800 off on the S23 range. The exception to the discounts is the S23 128GB model.

  • S23 256GB: $100 off
  • S23+: $300 off 256GB and $400 off 512GB
  • S23 Ultra: $300 off 256GB, $600 off 512GB and $800 off 1TB

Given the S23 Ultra might end up being Samsung's best camera phone yet, getting it at $300–$800 off could be enticing for many.

How much will an S23 plan from Optus cost me?

Pairing your phone with Optus's cheapest mobile plan ($49 a month for 30GB) will cost you anywhere between $86.46 per month for the S23 128GB and $94.80 per month for the S23 Ultra 256 model.

Find out more about Optus plans and prices

Vodafone S23 pre-order deal: Exclusive $500 Samsung voucher

As we said, all the telcos are doing something a bit different and Vodafone is no exception. By signing up to an S23 plan from Vodafone, you can get a Samsung voucher to spend as you like.

That's $300 worth of credit for the S23 and S23+ or $500 for the S23 Ultra.

How much will an S23 plan from Vodafone cost me?

Pairing your phone with Vodafone's Small mobile plan ($45 a month for 40GB) will cost you anywhere between $82.47 per month for the S23 128GB and $99.13 per month for the S23 Ultra 256 model.

Find out more about Vodafone plans and prices

Woolworths Mobile S23 pre-order deal: Save up to $450

Existing Woolworths Mobile customers can get anywhere between $150 and $450 off Samsung's latest smartphone depending on the model.

How much will an S23 plan from Woolies cost me?

Even without the discount, the supermarket giant's S23 plans are the cheapest around.

Pairing your phone with its $25 plan will cost you anywhere between $65 per month for the S23 128GB and $83 per month for the S23 Ultra 256 model.

Consider buying the Samsung S23 outright with Amazon's pre-order deal

If you're planning to buy the S23 outright, Amazon is offering up to $450 off the RRP. To get the full discount, use the coupon code SHARETHEEPIC at checkout.

Amazon Prime members also get a bonus $250 credit to use on future purchases.

ModelRRPAmazon price
Galaxy S23 Ultra 1TB$2,649$2,199
Galaxy S23 Ultra 512GB$2,249$1,899
Galaxy S23+ 512GB$1,849$1,599
Galaxy S23 256GB$1,599$1,299

So, how do I decide what the best S23 pre-order deal is?

The best S23 pre-order deal comes down to what matters to you – price or bonuses.

If you want straightforward discounts, then Optus and Woolworths Mobile are your best bet. Telstra and Vodafone are good options if you want new tech alongside a brand-new S23.

Compare Samsung S23 plans in Australia from all the major telcos or read about our hands-on experience with Samsung's latest smartphone range before making a decision.

Image: Supplied: Samsung

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