The Samsung Galaxy Note8 doesn't go on sale until 22 September, but a bunch of Aussie telcos have put pre-order plans up on their websites. If you're stumped for cash but are desperate to get your hands on the Note8, here are the cheapest available plans from Optus, Virgin and Vodafone.
We've narrowed the plans down to the two most affordable options from the remaining three big players: Optus, Virgin and Vodafone. As you can see, you're still looking at a minimum of around $70 per month once phone repayments are factored in.
It should come as no surprise that none of these plans offer much data - 2GB is the average allowance. You'll definitely need to use home and public Wi-Fi as much as possible on these plans or you'll end up paying more for access data use.
Nevertheless, if you don't have the dosh to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note8 outright and can't afford an $80+ plan, these are the options you're stuck with from Optus, Virgin and Vodafone. You can click on each plan to find out more information. Also be sure to check out our wider plans roundup.
Note: If you're wondering why Telstra was omitted, it's because it hasn't released its Samsung Galaxy Note8 plans yet. (They should be appearing on 5 September.) In any event, Telstra traditionally charges more than other telcos, which doesn't serve our purposes here.
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