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2017-08-24 06:38 AM
I know it's only just been unveiled. But when will Optus be opening pre orders for the galaxy note 8
2017-08-24 09:07 AM
$1500 for a phone? Wow Seems you get one free cracked screen though if you pre-order.
I don't know any more than you but I'd be surprised if it wasn't today or tomorrow. Optus is a partner with Samsung and no doubt has been preparing for this launch for a while.
2017-08-24 09:37 AM
I'd say the first place that will be updated will be their website so I'd be refreshing that if I were you
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2017-08-24 07:09 PM
I too am keen for this and I am also wanting to know what kind of upgrade plan (if any) for people such as myself who used to own a galaxy Note 7 and had to turn it in.
2017-08-25 04:45 AM
I am wanting to know the same thing in regards to upgrades after note 7. I hate my s7 but don't really want to pay like $300 to upgrade. Fingers crossed they work something out
2017-08-25 07:52 AM
I agree with the above. In the US they are offering just over 400 credit for ex note 7 owners towards upgrading. I don't like my s7edge and never have but didn't really have a choice in downgrading to it. Hopefully optus can shed some light on this in the coming month when most of us have had our replacement phones for a year.
2017-08-25 08:15 AM - edited 2017-08-25 08:43 AM
Ahh. So that explains the high price tag. There didn't seem to be anything in the Note that justified a 50% price hike over other flagship phone. But if you're intending to give last years customers a $400 discount then I imagine it goes something like this:
1. Produce $1000 phone
2. Set Day One RRP at $1400
3. Offer all existing customers $400 discount.
4. Existing customers all feel looked after
5. After one month drop RRP to $1000
6. New customers now interested.
Well fingers crossed the discount is available. I realise for $1000 its a damn good phone for many people.
2017-08-25 08:37 AM
I was told by Optus yesterday, that they will have Plan info and pricing on the new Note 8 sometime today. Lets see if that eventuates...
2017-08-25 10:23 AM
So its up on the site. Tries doing the chat and they want to charge me $700 and something to upgrade. About to give them a call. Terrible serive online
2017-08-25 10:31 AM
So realistically, most people would go for the $110 per month deal (30Gb of data)? Interesting to see a 100Gb plan.
Pre-ordering gets you a wireless charger it seems.
Out of interest what's the situation with those who 'handed in' there previous phone? Have you been without a phone for 6 months? Did you just get a full refund? Wouldn't most peopple now already have another phone? Are you looking to upgrade that phone early via optus?