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Telstra S23 plans and prices: Bonus gift worth $649 up for grabs

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Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S23 on a phone plan from Telstra and get the Galaxy Watch5 as a bonus.

Samsung is finally giving tech enthusiasts the first big phone launch of the year to celebrate.

You can get the S23 series on a phone plan from Telstra from 7:30am today. The telco giant is running some exciting offers for the pre-order period, including:

  • 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.

We've paired Telstra's monthly repayments across the S23 line-up with its Upfront Basic plan at $58 a month for 40GB.

Telstra S23 plans start at $95.47 a month

The entry-level model comes with a 6.1-inch display and costs $1,349 for 128GB and $1,449 for 256GB.

Here's what the monthly price will look like over 12-, 24- and 36-month repayment periods.

128GB model:

  • $95.47 a month over 36 months
  • $114.20 a month over 24 months
  • $170.41 a month over 12 months

256GB model:

Telstra S23+ plans start at $103.80 a month

The S23+ boasts a slightly larger display at 6.6 inches and is designed for those who want a bigger phone but don't want the fancier (and more expensive) Ultra model.

Its RRP is $1,649 for the 256GB variant and $1,849 for 512GB.

Here's what the monthly repayment costs look like over 12, 24 and 36 months.

256GB model:

  • $103.80 a month over 36 months
  • $126.70 a month over 24 months
  • $195.41 a month over 12 months

512GB model:

Telstra S23 Ultra plans start at $112.13 a month

The S23 Ultra is where Samsung shines the most, especially for photography enthusiasts who may be keen to try the brand-new "nightography" capabilities via a 200MP sensor.

It's the only model available in 3 storage variants: $1,949 for 256GB, $2,249 for 512BG and $2,649 for 1TB.

Here's what the monthly cost of the S23 Ultra looks like over 12-, 24- and 36-month repayment periods.

256GB model:

  • $112.13 a month over 36 months
  • $139.20 a month over 24 months
  • $220.41 a month over 12 months

512GB model:

1TB model:

  • $131.58 a month over 36 months
  • $168.37 a month over 24 months
  • $278.75 a month over 12 months

Should I get a Samsung S23 plan from Telstra?

Telstra offers the widest 4G and 5G coverage in Australia and its bonus Galaxy Watch5 offer sweetens the pot.

It also has a ton of entertainment extras available on its mobile plans albeit for a limited period.

With a Telstra mobile plan, you can expect:

  • No excess data charges. Your speeds will be capped at 1.5Mbps once you've used up your data allowance.
  • Data sharing with up to 10 upfront mobile or data services linked to your account.
  • 4-month access to Spotify Premium for new subscribers, 2-month subscription to BINGE for new customers and 3-month subscription to Apple TV Plus for new and returning subscribers.
  • Unlimited international texts to all countries and at least 30 minutes of free calls.

You have until 16 February to take advantage of S23 pre-order offers from Telstra. The phones will officially go on sale from 17 February.

We updated this guide with Telstra's plan prices at 8:45am.

Want to stack up Telstra's plans against Optus, Vodafone and Woolworths? We've compared the Samsung S23 plans in Australia to help you decide.

Image: Supplied: Samsung

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