Optus Takes On Telstra $0 Notebook Deal
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Following Telstra’s announcement that it will be selling Acer laptops, Samsung has revealed that it is going to sell its netbook with built-in wireless broadband to Optus customers for $0 upfront.

According to Samsung, the NC10 will be available exclusively for $0 to Optus customers who sign up for a 24-month My Wireless Netbook 2GB ($49.99) or 5GB ($69.99) plans.

The Samsung NC10 is a 10.2-inch netbook that will come with an Optus Wireless Broadband SIM and pre-installed wireless broadband connectivity software. It promises a battery life of up to 8 hours.

Optus’ Consumer Marketing Director, Anthony Hearne said “Optus customers can now purchase a complete mobile computing package with us, allowing them to take possession of a new netbook and wireless broadband service with no upfront cost.

“We’ve partnered with Samsung because they’re a market leader in consumer electronics, we wanted to ensure our customers benefited from a powerful netbook while accessing Optus’ high speed wireless broadband network,” added Hearne.


Samsung’s National Product And Marketing Manager, Emmanuele Silanesu said, “This is the first time we have partnered with a telecommunications provider to further enable consumer take-up and awareness of our IT solutions. By leveraging our existing relationship with Optus, together we have succeeded in delivering an all in one solution to meet Australian customers’ demands out of the box.”

The Samsung NC10 is available at Optus dealers nationally and through Optus telesales from today.

Both 2GB and 5GB My Wireless Netbook plans offer customers the Samsung NC10 netbook computer with an embedded Optus Wireless Broadband (OWB) service that works on the Optus dual band (900/2100MHz) mobile network for $0 upfront over 24 months; with a total minimum spend of $1209.71 on the My Wireless Netbook 2GB plan or $1689.71 on the My Wireless Netbook 5GB.