Optus Gets Galaxy Tab

  • Galaxy Tab for $59.95 a month
  • Optus My Tab costs $279
  • Different prices for business and consumer customers

Optus is launching Samsung’s Galaxy Tab and the Optus My Tab from manufacturer ZT. The Galaxy Tab will be available in limited Optus channels from 10 November on a range of postpaid plans, including $0 upfront on a $59.95 cap plan (minimum total cost $1,438.80 over 24 months), which includes $800 worth of data – equating to 10GB on-peak or 20GB off-peak – as well as unlimited access to 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 (minimum spend of $1,340 over 24 months), which includes 2GB of data, accelerated web browsing and access to 24/7 IT certified business technical support specialists.

For customers looking for an entry-level tablet device, the Optus My Tab will be available on Pre-Paid from mid-December, and will retail for $279, including up to 3GB of Pre-Paid data and unlimited access to Facebook, Twitter and MySpace within Australia. The Optus My Tab will also be available on Post-Paid plans, with pricing to be announced closer to launch.

The Optus My Tab ships with Android 2.1 and equipped with a 3MP camera, seven-inch screen, upgradable memory (2GB MicroSD included) and WiFi compatibility and weighs in at just over 400g.

Optus has overhauled its postpaid mobile broadband plans with the tablet user in mind including more on and off-peak data, as well as the inclusion of unlimited access to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Optus today also confirmed that in a partnership with News Limited, all consumer customers purchasing 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. Specifically designed for the Galaxy Tab, the app will give Optus customers instant on the go access to The Australian’s news and analysis, photography, page-by-page and sectional navigation and advertising.

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