The mobile offshoot of the supermarket chain has plenty to offer fans of Samsung's phones.
All Samsung Galaxy phones offered by Woolworths Mobile
What you need to know about Woolworths Mobile's Samsung plans
After returning to the mobile market in 2015, Woolworths Mobile has established itself as one of Samsung's staunchest supporters, selling Samsung handsets exclusively up until last year when it branched out by adding Oppo phones to its catalogue. Still, Samsung remains the core of Woolworths Mobile's handset line-up, with the latest models available on a range of 24-month plans powered by Telstra's 4G network.
Available handsets range from older models like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and A5 to the latest Galaxy S8 and S8+. These can be combined with any of Woolworths Mobile's three mobile plans depending on your call and data needs.
What are the different Woolworths Mobile Samsung plans?
Woolworths Mobile offers a choice of three mobile plans with its Samsung handsets, all of which come with unlimited national calls and texts. At the low end, the S plan includes 1GB of monthly data and pay-as-you-go international calls. The M plan ups this with 3GB plus 1GB of bonus data every month and 150 minutes to select countries. The L plan bumps it even further to 8GB plus 2GB of bonus data every month and 300 minutes to select countries.
If that's not enough, all three plans can be upgraded with add-on packs for extra data and more international minutes.
How much do Woolworths Mobile's Samsung plans cost?
Woolworths Mobile's Samsung plans are priced according to both the chosen call plan and the chosen handset. The Samsung Galaxy S8+, for example, is available on the S plan for $76 a month, on the M plan for $84 a month and on the L plan for $90 a month.
The older Samsung Galaxy S6, meanwhile, starts at $40 a month for the S plan and increases to $50 a month for the M plan and $70 a month for the L plan.
Data add-ons are available on all plans at a price of $10 for 1GB, $25 for 3GB and $35 for 5GB. Frequent international callers can add 300 minutes to 47 destinations for an extra $10 a month, or add 300 minutes plus unlimited calls to 10 selected destinations for $15 extra a month.
As a bonus, Woolworths Mobile doesn't charge any excess usage fees for data or calls. This "Zero bill shock" policy means you won't be able to make any international calls or browse the web if you exceed your monthly allowance. Instead, Woolworths Mobile will contact you and let you purchase additional minutes or GBs if you so wish. This ensures you never pay more than your regular monthly bill unless you explicitly choose to.
Though Woolworths Mobile doesn't charge any excess fees, it will slug you with an early termination charge if you decide to cancel your plan before the 24 months is up. This charge is calculated as half of your monthly bill times the number of months you have left on your contract. You'll also have to pay off any remaining handset fees if you terminate your plan.
- Zero bill shock. Woolworths Mobile lets you purchase additional minutes or data instead of charging excess usage fees.
- All the latest Samsung handsets. Available in a wide range of colours to boot.
- International minutes included. Both the M and L plans come with an allowance of international calls every month.
- 24-month contracts only. The lack of month-to-month plans means you have to commit for the long term.
- Limited data caps and expensive data add-ons. Big data users will need to spend big if they want to stream and download on-the-go without blowing their monthly allowance.