Optus got the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G first, but Telstra is officially joining the party. It is now accepting pre-orders for the Jelly Bean-enabled phone ahead of an October 9 release. How does it compare to Optus' deals?
Leaving aside the fact that Telstra has a choice of colours and the variable performance of both carriers' 4G networks, here's a breakdown of the 24-month deals offered through each carrier. Not a lot of differences to be seen! Optus has a couple of ostensibly cheaper plans, but the handset charges are so high that $60 is the sensible entry point.