Telstra’s offering a free Galaxy Tab A with Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders

Alex Kidman 5 September 2017

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Telstra's pre-orders for the Note 8 have opened, and it's offering the biggest pre-order bonus of any carrier.

When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 8, most carriers were quick to announce their pre-order plans, with all carriers (and Samsung itself) offering up a free wireless charger with pre-orders. Telstra demurred, noting that it was readying for an overhaul of its mobile plan pricing strategy, which it announced overnight.

Telstra has now made its Galaxy Note 8 plans live for pre-order, and like other carriers if you pre-order the phone, you'll score a bonus wireless charger.

Telstra's hook for the Note 8 is to also bundle in a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-inch tablet with any pre-order made before 22 September 2017. While the Tab A isn't Samsung's most recent tablet, it's still a solid Android tablet offering, and hey, a free tablet is a free tablet.

So how does Telstra's Galaxy Note 8 pricing compare? Here's the full list of available Telstra Galaxy Note 8 plans:

Plan and DeviceMonthly Plan CostHandset RepaymentTotal Monthly CostStandard National Calls/TextsDataMinimum 24 Month Cost
Telstra Go Mobile Small Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB$59$50$109Unlimited2GB$2,616
Telstra Go Mobile Medium Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB$79$40$119Unlimited5GB$2,856
Telstra Go Mobile Large Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB$99$30$129Unlimited20GB$3,096
Telstra Go Mobile X-Large Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB$129$10$139Unlimited30GB$3,336
Telstra Go Mobile XX-Large Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB$149$0$149Unlimited50GB$3,576
Telstra Go Mobile Premium Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB$199$0$199Unlimited100GB$4,776

Telstra will also make the Galaxy Note 8 available on a leased basis if you want slightly lower monthly plan costs, although as we've noted previously you've got to be very careful with the handset since you never truly own it under Telstra's leasing arrangements. Here's how Telstra's lease plan prices compare:

Plan and DeviceMonthly Plan CostHandset RepaymentTotal Monthly CostStandard National Calls/TextsDataMinimum 24 Month Cost
Telstra Go Mobile Small Lease Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB$49$50$99Unlimited2GB$2,376
Telstra Go Mobile Medium Lease Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB$69$40$109Unlimited5GB$2,616
Telstra Go Mobile Large Lease Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB$89$30$119Unlimited20GB$2,856
Telstra Go Mobile X-Large Lease Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB$119$10$129Unlimited30GB$3,096
Telstra Go Mobile XX-Large Lease Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB$149$0$149Unlimited50GB$3,576
Telstra Go Mobile Premium Lease Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB$199$0$199Unlimited100GB$4,776

Telstra is notable in having plan tiers for the Galaxy Note 8 that don't include handset repayments, although those plans do start at $149. It's also worth noting that there's no discount for leasing at those plan tiers, so if you want the Galaxy Note 8 on Telstra's network with the most data, you may as well sign up for a 24-month full contract anyway.

As with other carriers, and Samsung itself, the Galaxy Note 8 is on pre-order now, with actual availability in Australia from 22 September 2017.

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