Compare Woolworths Mobile’s Samsung plans for December 2018

The mobile offshoot of the supermarket chain has plenty to offer fans of Samsung's phones.

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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- and 36-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 S9 and S9+. 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 four mobile plans with its Samsung handsets, all of which come with unlimited national calls and texts. At the low end, the XS plan includes 2.5GB of monthly data and pay-as-you-go international calls. The S plan ups this with 6GB of data, the M plan increases it to 15GB of data and the L plan bumps it even further to 24GB of data every month.

If that's not enough, all three plans can be upgraded with add-on packs for extra data and 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 S9+, for example, is available on the XS plan for $57.47 a month over 36 months, but it'll cost you $87.47 if you upgrade to the L plan for the same period.

The older Samsung Galaxy S7, meanwhile, starts at $41.86 a month for the XS plan over 36 months and increases to $71.86 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 full period 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.

Pros

  • 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 SMS included. All four Flexi plans come with an allowance of international SMS every month.

Cons

  • Long-term 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.

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