Vodafone to offer Samsung Galaxy Note8 with out of this world trade in credit offers

Available for pre-order from Vodafone with flexible, interest-free options

24 August 2017 – Vodafone today announced pricing and details for the Samsung Galaxy Note8, including a $100 bonus credit offer when customers purchase the device and trade in any device, regardless of age or condition.

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 will be available to pre-order from Vodafone on 25 August at 12:01AM AEST from just $41.63 per month over 36 months for the device and a $50 per month Red Plan with 16GB of total data (incl. 2 GB bonus)*. With a $4 monthly discount on the Red plan, that’s just $87.63 per month.

Available on Vodafone’s new interest free, flexible phone payment options, the Galaxy Note8 will start at $41.63 per month over 36 months, $62.45 per month over 24 months or $124.91 per month over 12 months, and will also be available to purchase outright for $1499. Customers will then be able to choose which new month-to-month Red Plan they would like, starting from $30 per month. That means customers will be able to get the Galaxy Note8 from as little as $69.63 per month.

Pre-orders will be available online from 25 August at 12.01 AM (AEST) to 21 September at 11.59 PM (AEST). The device will be available online and in Vodafone retail stores from 22 September 2017.

With the Galaxy Note8, consumers get a bigger Infinity Display that fits comfortably in one hand, S Pen to communicate in more personal ways, and Samsung’s best-ever smartphone camera[1] to capture stunning photos.

The Galaxy Note8 has the biggest screen ever on a Note device, yet its narrow body makes it comfortable to hold in one hand. The 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display lets you see more and scroll less. With the Galaxy Note8, the enhanced S Pen unlocks entirely new ways to write, draw, and interact with the phone and communicate with friends. It has a finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity[2], and features that enable users to express themselves in ways that no other stylus or smartphone ever has.

The Galaxy Note8 is equipped with two 12MP rear cameras with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) on both the wide-angle lens and the telephoto lens.

Giving your old device a second life

Vodafone today also announced a devices trade-in program powered by Ingram Micro®, allowing customers to receive credit on their Vodafone bill by trading in their old phone, without the hassle of selling it privately.

The program will roll out nationally from 2 September, following a successful trial in New South Wales stores throughout August.

To mark the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note8, customers who buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and trade in any mobile device will receive a bonus $100 credit on their bill on top of the trade-in value of the old device.

For example, this means that if a customer trades in an old phone worth $300 and buys a Samsung Galaxy Note 8, they will receive $400 total in credit on their Vodafone account.

There will also be bonus credit offers if the device traded in is a Samsung Galaxy S series or Galaxy Note series device:

  • If a customer trades in a Samsung S5, S6 or S7 series device and buys a Samsung Galaxy Note8, they will receive $150 bonus credit on their Vodafone account, on top of the value of their traded-in device.
  • If a customer trades in any Samsung Note series device and buys a Samsung Galaxy Note8, they will receive $200 bonus credit on their Vodafone account, on top of the value of their traded-in device.With more and more people looking for large-screen devices, Vodafone is proud to offer some of the most transparent and flexible payment options available for people looking to get their hands on one.
  • “We’re excited about giving Aussies the chance to have a no lock-in contract and own the Samsung Galaxy Note8 with interest-free repayments,” said Ben McIntosh, Vodafone Consumer Business Unit Director.

“With the Galaxy Note8 available on a 36 month repayment option, we’ve also greatly reduced the monthly cost for customers, without tangling them up in the spider web of leasing.

“By offering the Galaxy Note8 alongside our new flexible plans and the trade in program, we’ve made it easier than ever for people to upgrade to the latest and greatest device.”

Bonus Wireless Charging Pad

Customers who pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note8 through Vodafone before 22 September will also score a free wireless charging pad for the device, valued at $119, and redeemable online by 31 October.

“From fair and flexible payment options, to helping people put their old handsets to good financial use, this is all part of the next step in us making the Australian telco industry more customer-centric,” Mr McIntosh said. “Our new plans have been built to make things clearer and more transparent for customers, with no lock-in contracts and clear costs and without hidden fees or tricky leasing arrangements.”

Dropped your phone? No worries

Customers won’t need to worry if they damage the screen on their Samsung Galaxy Note8, as Samsung will offer a free Screen Assure repair within the first 12 months of purchase. All customers need to do is register their device on the mySamsung App by 14 November and they’ll be covered.

Vodafone Samsung Galaxy Note8 pricing

Red plan (monthly cost) Device monthly payment (over 12 months) Plan data inclusions (Data/Global) Total monthly cost) Total min cost (one month Red plan plus total device cost)
$30 $124.91 3GB (inc. bonus 1GB) $154.91 $1528.92
$40 $124.91 6GB $164.91

 

$1538.92
$50 $124.91 16GB/14GB (inc. bonus 2GB) $174.91

 

$1548.92
$60 $124.91 22GB/20GB (inc. bonus 2GB) $184.91

 

$1558.92
$80 $124.91 32GB/30GB $204.91

 

$1578.92
$100 $124.91 50GB $224.91

 

$1598.92

For terms and conditions go to www.vodafone.com.au/plans

 

Red plan (monthly cost) Device monthly payment (over 24 months) Red Discount Plan data inclusions (Data/Global) Total monthly cost (including discount) Total min cost (one month Red plan plus total device cost)
$30 $62.45 $3 3GB (inc. bonus 1GB) $89.45 $1525.80
$40 $62.45 $3 6GB $99.45 $1535.80
$50 $62.45 $6 16GB/14GB (inc. bonus 2GB) $106.45 $1542.80
$60 $62.45 $6 22GB/20GB (inc. bonus 2GB) $116.45 $1552.80
$80 $62.45 $6 32GB/30GB $136.45 $1572.80
$100 $62.45 $6 50GB $156.45 $1592.80

For terms and conditions go to www.vodafone.com.au/plans

 

Red plan (monthly cost) Device monthly payment (over 36 months) Red Discount Plan data inclusions (Data/Global) Total monthly cost (including discount) Total min cost (one month Red plan plus total device cost)
$30 $41.63 $2 3GB (inc. bonus 1GB) $69.63 $1526.68

 

$40 $41.63 $2 6GB $79.63 $1536.68

 

$50 $41.63 $4 16GB/14GB (inc. bonus 2GB) $87.63 $1544.68

 

$60 $41.63 $4 22GB/20GB (inc. bonus 2GB) $97.63 $1554.68

 

$80 $41.63 $4 32GB/30GB $117.63 $1574.68

 

$100 $41.63 $4 50GB $137.63 $1594.68

For terms and conditions go to www.vodafone.com.au/plans

 Vodafone Red Global Plans also include standard international calling minutes from Australia to Selected Countries and between 4,000 to 7,500 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points. In Australia, additional data is automatically added at $10/GB ($0.01/MB).

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Notes to editors:

Samsung Galaxy Note8 pricing:

*The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is available for $41.63 per month when you purchase the device over a 36-month interest free mobile payment plan as well as any month-to-month Vodafone Red Plan. Offer for 2GB bonus data to use in Australia when customers sign up to a Vodafone $50 Red Data Plan ends 5 September 2017. No lock-in contract on selected new Red Plans – if you don’t love us, you can leave your plan and keep your phone, just pay us what’s left.

 Bonus credit and trade-in program:

  • To receive full market value for a device, handsets must be in good working order The device may still be eligible for credit if it is damaged, but at a reduced amount.
  • Maximum of 1 bonus credit per customer
  • All bonus credit and trade-in credit from devices traded in will be forfeited if a customer leaves Vodafone before their credit is applied and will not be given as cash.
  • Samsung screen assure

T&Cs apply. See the Samsung Screen Assure page for details. This offer is in addition to rights available under the Australian Consumer Law and the product’s express warranty.

[1] Survey conducted by Edelman Intelligence, July – August 2017, commissioned by Samsung Mobile. For more Survey details, see https://www.samsungmobilepress.com/stories/getting-to-know-samsung-galaxy-note-users

[2] Compared to the Galaxy Note5 S Pen