After Apple’s iPhone 4 announcement late last night, Telstra has become the first Australian telco to announce the prices of its plans for the new phone. In a blog post this morning on its Telstra Exchange blog, the company said “We’ve listened to our customers. They told us they want great value pricing — as well as a great network.”
The first announced plans are Telstra’s new smartphone caps – in price points of $49, $79 and $99 per month. And they’re even better than the supposedly leaked plans from a few weeks ago (that Telstra declared fakes). On the $99 cap, you can take your pick of 8GB 3GS, 16GB iPhone 4 or 32GB iPhone 4. On the $49 cap, the 16GB iPhone 4 is a reasonable $149 upfront.
The full plans as they appear on the Telstra website:
Telstra’s iPhone 4 cap plans (click image for larger view)
The announcement didn’t stop there, however: Telstra is matching Optus and opening at 12am Friday morning to sell the new phone. The list of locations opening at 12am can be found here (PDF link), and is shown below:
Telstra stores opening at 12am 30 July to sell iPhone 4 (click image for larger view)
UPDATE: Telstra has also announced business plans for those with ABNs. At this stage, there do not appear to be any cap plans for business, but there are a number of options. See all the details here.