In the race for your mobile dollar there’s one heck of a battle going on and it’s not just the big three telcos. Amaysim and Woolworths have chimed in with outstanding offers for those looking to secure a Galaxy S8 or S8+

We’ve crunched the numbers. On this page are two tables listing every single telco plan we could find, and just what you’ll pay. We’re also looking at if it’s worth being on a contract for this phone.

Importantly, there’s one telco not listed below. Amaysim. Their strategy is new, and innovative. Amaysim are selling the phone outright, for the recommended retail prices of $1199 (for the S8) and $1349 (for the S8+). Why? To entice you to switch to Amaysim. When you buy the S8 through Amaysim you get three free recharges of any of their unlimited plans.

That means three months of up to $49.90 – which includes unlimited calls and texts, and 9GB of data. To put that in perspective, lets say you wanted 7GB of data. You pay $1199 for the phone, then if you stick with Amaysim for two years (which you don’t have to because you’re NOT locked into a contract) you’ll pay $39.90 per month for 21 months.

Do the math, that’s $2036.00 over 24 months. Have a look below, that’s about $220 less than Optus with 7GB and on par with Vodafone and Virgin on 8GB a month – but with the added bonus of complete flexibility in those two years. Interesting stuff.

Woolworths too are teasing the sign ups. Sign up to a two year contract with Woolies before April 4th and their 4GB plan is 15% off, making it by far and away the most competitive here.

There are two things to consider for you when you choose what to do next. How much data do you need? How much can you afford to pay? Consider the two tables below when making your decision.

Sorted By Data Allowance:

TelcoPhoneMonthly2 YearsData (GB)
Virgin MobileS8$70$1,6800.5
Virgin MobileS8+$75$1,8000.5
WoolworthsS8$72$1,7281
WoolworthsS8+$76$1,8241
VodafoneS8$77$1,8481
OptusS8$82$1,9681
VodafoneS8+$83$1,9921
OptusS8+$87$2,0881
TelstraS8$90$2,1601
TelstraS8+$97$2,3281
Virgin MobileS8$75$1,8002
Virgin MobileS8+$80$1,9202
TelstraS8$100$2,4003
TelstraS8+$107$2,5683
OptusS8$89$2,1363.5
OptusS8+$98$2,3523.5
Woolworths * Until April 4S8$65$1,5604
Woolworths * Until April 4S8+$69$1,6564
Virgin MobileS8$77$1,8484
Virgin MobileS8+$82$1,9684
VodafoneS8$86$2,0644
VodafoneS8+$95$2,2804
OptusS8$94$2,2567
OptusS8+$105$2,5207
Virgin MobileS8$86$2,0648
VodafoneS8$88$2,1128
Virgin MobileS8+$91$2,1848
WoolworthsS8$92$2,2088
WoolworthsS8+$95$2,2808
VodafoneS8+$96$2,3048
Virgin MobileS8$96$2,30411
Virgin MobileS8+$101$2,42411
VodafoneS8$90$2,16012
VodafoneS8+$101$2,42412
TelstraS8$105$2,52012
TelstraS8+$115$2,76012
VodafoneS8$95$2,28015
OptusS8$105$2,52015
VodafoneS8+$105$2,52015
OptusS8+$113$2,71215
VodafoneS8$103$2,47220
Virgin MobileS8$105$2,52020
Virgin MobileS8+$110$2,64020
VodafoneS8+$111$2,66420
TelstraS8$140$3,36025
TelstraS8+$145$3,48025
OptusS8$130$3,12030
OptusS8+$135$3,24030
VodafoneS8$125$3,00032
VodafoneS8+$130$3,12032
TelstraS8$195$4,68035
TelstraS8+$195$4,68035
OptusS8$160$3,840100
OptusS8+$160$3,840100

Sorted by Monthly Cost:

I’ve added a column here for the “Tipping Point” . This is the cost over two years of the plan usage. If you subtract the cost of the phone from the two year commitment, what are you paying to be with that telco?

Could it be you’re better off paying up front, and finding a month to month or SIM Only plan with one of the big or small telcos out there. Most likely it is.

TelcoPhoneMonthly2 YearsTipping Point:Data (GB)
Woolworths * Until April 4S8$65$1,560$154
Woolworths * Until April 4S8+$69$1,656$134
Virgin MobileS8$70$1,680$200.5
WoolworthsS8$72$1,728$221
Virgin MobileS8$75$1,800$252
Virgin MobileS8+$75$1,800$190.5
WoolworthsS8+$76$1,824$201
Virgin MobileS8$77$1,848$274
VodafoneS8$77$1,848$271
Virgin MobileS8+$80$1,920$242
OptusS8$82$1,968$321
Virgin MobileS8+$82$1,968$264
VodafoneS8+$83$1,992$271
Virgin MobileS8$86$2,064$368
VodafoneS8$86$2,064$364
OptusS8+$87$2,088$311
VodafoneS8$88$2,112$388
OptusS8$89$2,136$393.5
TelstraS8$90$2,160$401
VodafoneS8$90$2,160$4012
Virgin MobileS8+$91$2,184$358
WoolworthsS8$92$2,208$428
OptusS8$94$2,256$447
WoolworthsS8+$95$2,280$398
VodafoneS8$95$2,280$4515
VodafoneS8+$95$2,280$394
Virgin MobileS8$96$2,304$4611
VodafoneS8+$96$2,304$408
TelstraS8+$97$2,328$411
OptusS8+$98$2,352$423.5
TelstraS8$100$2,400$503
Virgin MobileS8+$101$2,424$4511
VodafoneS8+$101$2,424$4512
VodafoneS8$103$2,472$5320
TelstraS8$105$2,520$5512
OptusS8$105$2,520$5515
OptusS8+$105$2,520$497
Virgin MobileS8$105$2,520$5520
VodafoneS8+$105$2,520$4915
TelstraS8+$107$2,568$513
Virgin MobileS8+$110$2,640$5420
VodafoneS8+$111$2,664$5520
OptusS8+$113$2,712$5715
TelstraS8+$115$2,760$5912
VodafoneS8$125$3,000$7532
OptusS8$130$3,120$8030
VodafoneS8+$130$3,120$7432
OptusS8+$135$3,240$7930
TelstraS8$140$3,360$9025
TelstraS8+$145$3,480$8925
OptusS8$160$3,840$110100
OptusS8+$160$3,840$104100
TelstraS8$195$4,680$14535
TelstraS8+$195$4,680$13935