Optus Selling Prepaid Incredible S For $270

We mentioned last week that Kmart was selling the Incredible S for $299. That phone is now showing up in a bunch of places, but Optus itself has the cheapest deal, with the Android 2.3 device selling for $269.10 including postage.

If you don't fancy waiting for delivery, Australia Post is also selling the phone in its latest catalogue, but priced again at $299. It's network-locked to Optus, but you can get it unlocked easily if you want to use it with a different network.

Optus [via OzBargain]


    Pretty sweet deal! I suspect this is Optus’ answer to the $270 price tag Vodafone has set on the very similarly spec’ed Nexus S.

    When you say 'you can get it unlocked easily', are we talking for a fee, or does it involve rooting?

    I'm happy to root to unlock, if it avoids the hefty Optus unlock fee...

      Rooting has nothing to do with unlocking the device from a particular network - it's just grants your permission to levels of the operating system that weren't previously allowed.

      I think Gus is more referring to the fact that there's no shortage of third party guides that aid in unlocking devices from networks without the provider's cooperation.

    Unlock happens after using an Optus SIM for 6 months for free, or you can pay $80 to do it immediately; that's what the guy at the Optus store told me when I bought mine anyways.

    The link to the optus site is no longer. It was working earlier this morning.

    the link is working again
    (Tuesday night about 10 pm)

    I was able to order a phone.

    I guess they got more stock or
    the optus site was screw up this morning.

    Or you could activate the sim that comes with the handset and connect to the amazing New Turbo cap plan from 6th Nov..

    After you've spent $80 on recharge the unlocking fee is waved!

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