Optus Reveals Galaxy Tab Pricing And New $279 Tablet
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Optus has announced that the Samsung Galaxy Tab will be available on Wednesday, 10 November, for $0 on a $59.95 mobile broadband plan. The company is also set to launch a $279 tablet that will take on Telstra’s T-Touch Tab from mid-December.

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Galaxy Tab Pricing For Optus

According to the company, the $0 on a $59.95 cap plan includes $800 worth of data (about 10GB on-peak or 20GB off-peak), as well as unlimited access to popular social networking sites and webmail.

The Galaxy Tab will also be available to Optus small and medium business customers on the $55 business class mobile broadband plan which includes 2GB of data, accelerated web browsing and access to 24/7 IT certified business technical support specialists.

In addition, customers who purchase a Samsung Galaxy Tab on a 12 or 24 month contract will be given free access to The Australian newspaper’s Android application (valued at $8.99 per month) for the length of their contract.

The Optus My Tab will be available on Pre-Paid from mid-December for $279 and includes up to 3GB of on Pre-Paid data and unlimited access to Facebook, Twitter and MySpace within Australia.


The Optus My Tab which is made by ZTE will run on Android 2.1 and comes with a 7-inch screen, a 3-megapixel camera, upgradable memory (2GB MicroSD included) and WiFi compatibility.

Michael Smith, Managing Director of Optus Consumer said, “The tablet market has well and truly exploded. Offering these two devices to our existing device range gives our customers the option to choose the device, pricing structure and contract length that best suits their needs.”

“Optus has consistently brought cutting edge products to our customers, and this new category of device truly pushes the boundaries for what is possible in a mobile internet device. Both the Samsung GALAXY Tab and the Optus My Tab will allow Optus customers to experience The Optus Open Network’s high performance mobile broadband network and stay connected to the content and people that are important to them at all times,” added Smith.