Optus reveals pricing for iPhone 5s, 5c

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Optus has revealed its pricing structure for the two new Apple iPhone handsets.

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Pricing for the 16GB 5c model on a 24-month contract starts at AU$57 per month, which includes unlimited standard national SMS and MMS, plus 200MB of data and 200 minutes of talk time. The next plan will cost AU$63 per month for unlimited SMS/MMS, 500MB and 450 minutes, while the highest 16GB plan is AU$69 per month for unlimited SMS/MMS, 1GB and 600 minutes.

The same contract terms with the 32GB model increase the prices to AU$62, AU$69 and AU$74, respectively.

For the higher-end handset, Optus will offer the iPhone 5s in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants. There are five plans in total for each capacity, summarised in the tables below:

16GB model

Monthly cost Talk time Included data SMS/MMS
AU$62 200 minutes 200MB Unlimited
AU$69 450 minutes 500MB Unlimited
AU$74 600 minutes 1GB Unlimited
AU$85 800 minutes 2GB Unlimited
AU$100 Unlimited 3GB Unlimited

32GB model

Monthly cost Talk time Included data SMS/MMS
AU$67 200 minutes 200MB Unlimited
AU$74 450 minutes 500MB Unlimited
AU$79 600 minutes 1GB Unlimited
AU$89 800 minutes 2GB Unlimited
AU$106 Unlimited 3GB Unlimited

64GB model

Monthly cost Talk time Included data SMS/MMS
AU$72 200 minutes 200MB Unlimited
AU$80 450 minutes 500MB Unlimited
AU$86 600 minutes 1GB Unlimited
AU$98 800 minutes 2GB Unlimited
AU$112 Unlimited 3GB Unlimited

Compared to the Vodafone and Telstra offerings, the Optus plans sit in the middle of the playing field. For example, the highest-capacity 64GB iPhone 5s is available for unlimited calls, texts and 3GB of data on Telstra for AU$145, Optus for AU$112 or Vodafone for AU$104. Vodafone's highest-end plan for this phone includes 5GB of data, rather than 3GB on Optus and Telstra.

The telco will be taking pre-orders for phones from 2am AEST on Friday, 20 September. Full plan details can be found on the Optus website.

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davejhj posted a comment   

What an utter rip off. You can get a Galaxy S4, 200mins talk time, 200MB, and unlimited sms from Optus for $55 and its a phone that is arguably better than the iPhone 5s, and tens time better than the 5c.

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