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Galaxy Nexus pricing compared

All three major telcos have waited until the eleventh hour to announce pricing for the Galaxy Nexus. We take a closer look to spot the bargains in the chaos of numbers.

Not unlike an iPhone launch, the major Aussie telcos have waited until the eleventh hour before announcing pricing for the new Android flagship Galaxy Nexus, with Telstra selling the device as of tomorrow.

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All three major telcos will be offering the Galaxy Nexus on 24-month contract terms, with Vodafone also including the handset on 12-month contracts with a higher per-month handset repayment option.

Vodafone is pretty much neck-and-neck for pricing across all cost tiers, matching data inclusions as well as per-month prices. Telstra's plan options don't kick in until the AU$69 per-month price mark and its data allowances are significantly lower across the board. The Next G network does have a much better reputation for reliability and speed, so it may still be worth considering the service when weighing up the differences in price.

Plans under $60 per month (24-month contract)

Plan Handset repayment Data included Total per month Total cost
Voda $29 Cap $18 200MB $47 $1128
Optus $29 Cap $16 200MB $45 $1080
Voda $49 Cap $10 1.5GB $59 $1416
Optus $49 Cap $8 1.5GB $57 $1368
Voda $50 Infinite $23 500MB $73 $1752
Voda $59 Cap $5 2GB $64 $1536
Optus $59 Cap $5 2GB $64 $1536
Telstra $59 Cap $10 1.5GB $69 $1656

Plans over $60 per month (24-month contracts)

Plan Handset repayment Data included Total per month Total cost
Voda $65 Infinite $10 2GB $75 $1800
Voda $79 Cap $0 3GB $79 $1896
Optus $79 Cap $0 3GB $79 $1896
Telstra $79 Cap $0 2GB $79 $1896
Voda $85 Infinite $0 3GB $85 $2040
Telstra $99 $0 2.5GB $99 $2376
Voda $100 Infinite $0 4GB $100 $2400
Telstra $129 Cap $0 3GB $129 $3096