Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Virgin Mobile announces pricing
Virgin Mobile is the second telco to reveal what it’ll charge you for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on contract.
Pre-orders for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 are due to open today. Prior to today, only Vodafone had actually announced its pre-order pricing for consumers.
Virgin Mobile has beaten parent company Optus to second place in terms of releasing its contract pricing for Samsung’s large screened, stylus-enabled smartphone. If you’re after the Galaxy Note 7 outright, you’ll pay $1349 for the privilege.
While that has advantages in terms of flexibility with carriers, it’s also a significant chunk of change to drop on a single smartphone. That’s where a plan with a carrier can cut costs markedly, albeit by tying you to that provider for a two year span.
You can compare Virgin Mobile’s plans below. It’s interesting to note that while Vodafone charges a handset repayment fee at every contract level, the very top level Virgin Mobile plan includes the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at no additional cost.
It will be interesting to see if parent Optus follows suit, and quite where Telstra places itself in what's likely to be a highly competitive phone space. Any way you look at the Note 7, it’s a pricey proposition, but that’s fast becoming the norm for true premium phones.
UPDATE: Since the debacle with exploding batteries, Samsung has recalled and discontinued the Galaxy Note 7 line. If you're interested in a far more reliable alternative, we deemed the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Samsung's best handset yet. You can compare plans for the Note 8 below:
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