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Woolworths Pre-paid selling Samsung Galaxy S5 as first contract mobile


Woolies is hoping you’ll pick up an S5 with your spuds.

Supermarket giant Woolworths' previous offerings have all been prepaid-only. Its SIM-only product recently rebranded as Woolworths Pre-paid and uses the older Telstra 3G network. Like other MVNOs with a budget focus, it has been a bring-your-own-handset style operation, rather than one that relied on offering phones on contract -- until now.

Woolworths Pre-paid has just launched its first bundled phone offering with a deal on the ageing Samsung Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S5 was first released in 2014, so you wouldn’t be getting an absolutely cutting edge handset. You'll pay $38 per month over 24 months, including 1GB of data each month, $1,000 worth of local calling inclusions and unlimited SMS. Woolworths is also offering a "no bill shock" promise, which equates to stopping service if you use over your data or calls quota until the next billing period unless you opt to buy a top-up for your plan.

While many contract phone plans equate to a handset repayment stacked on top of a SIM-only style plan, that isn't the case here, as Woolworths Pre-paid's lowest data level on a phone plan currently sits at 2.5GB, quite a bit more than the 1GB of data Woolworths is offering with the Galaxy S5. Data is charged in 25KB blocks, which also means that you're likely to burn through data a little faster than on competing contract offerings. Unlike the prepaid plans, there's no discount for a rewards card.

The Galaxy S5 plan has a total cost of $912, which is fairly cheap compared to the other contract deals available for the S5.

If you’re tempted, here are the key specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S5:

SamsungGalaxy S5
Screen Size5.1in
Display density432ppi
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 801
Rear Camera16MP
Front Camera2MP
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