Android Dream Price Plans A Potential Nightmare Of Confusion


As expected, Australia has its first official Android phone with the launch today of the HTC Dream, initially available on Optus The arrival of a locally supported Android model is welcome, as is the news that Google applications won't count towards data usage. But it's a pity that the price plans are the usual-for-the-market mishmash of access costs plus extra phone charges and other minor conditions. In practice, this is the big-picture story for 24-month contracts: $74 with 500MB of data, $92 for 700MB data and unlimited texts, $122.95 with 1.5GB of data and free calls to any Australian number, and $132 for a similar deal with 3GB of data. Nick at Gizmodo reports that the phone isn't locked to an Optus SIM, but since it's not being sold as a standalone, it's still effectively an Optus-only deal.


Comments

    Too expensive yet again. They need to take price modeling away from marketing departments in Australia. Price points are too high. It's the same story with pay tv. $49.99 for 2GB and they'll sell like wildfire - and they'll make lots of money.

    I bought my HTC Dream outright from a mobile phone store for $849 because I didnt want to go on contract with Optus - it's just not being advertised thats all

    where did you buy yours outright from?

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