Samsung’s favourite phablet is back better than ever –the Samsung GALAXY Note 3 is on its way to Telstra, along with the highly anticipated GALAXY Gear.
While the phablet concept is still quite new to some (is it a phone, is it a tablet?) many of our customers have really embraced the unique larger-screen of the GALAXY Note and Note II over the past couple of years.
When in 4G areas – that will be more than 85 per cent of the population by the end of the year – customers using the GALAXY Note 3 will be able to download and upload at superfast speeds, connecting them faster in more places.
But this time, it’s not just the 5.7” screen, superfast 4G-connectivity in more than 100 towns and cities (that will be more than 300 by the end of the year), impressive 13MP camera and improved S Pen functionality that customers will rave about – the GALAXY Note 3 is also compatible with the widely anticipated Samsung GALAXY Gear wearable device.
The GALAXY Gear signals some exciting advancements in wearable technology from Samsung, allowing customers to receive notifications of texts, calls, emails and alerts as well as taking photos, short videos and a bunch more, all without taking your phone out of your pocket. It’s also stylish – you can choose from 10 different pre-loaded clock face options.
To take a call, you simply answer it directly from the GALAXY Gear and use the built-in speaker and microphone – no need to rustle through your bag for your phone.
To transfer a message from your GALAXY Gear to your Note 3, all you have to do is pick up your phone and the Smart Relay feature instantly reveals the full content on the screen.
Update 3 October: The Samsung GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear are here
The wait is over: the Samsung GALAXY Note 3 is available for Telstra customers to pre-order online from today. Both the Samsung GALAXY Note 3 and its stylish partner the Samsung GALAXY Gear will also be available in Telstra stores from 15 October 2013.
Connected wearable technology, once reserved for fictional TV shows and movies (think Maxwell Smart or James Bond), is now a reality and is set to change the way we integrate technology into our everyday lives. The Samsung GALAXY Note 3 works in perfect partnership with the GALAXY Gear. Using Bluetooth the GALAXY Gear lets you keep track of texts, calls and emails, take photos and videos, all without taking your phone out of your pocket.
Pricing and availability
The Samsung GALAXY Note 3 will be available on a range of Telstra plans from 15 October 2013.
Consumer customers can purchase the Samsung GALAXY Note 3 on the $80 Every Day Connect Plan with an $8 handset repayment per month (when you stay connected for 24 months), with $800 worth of included calls and MMS, unlimited SMS and 1.5GB of data, all to standard Australian numbers (excluding use overseas) each month. Min cost over 24 months is $2,122 ($88/mth) and 2 minute standard call is $2.38, excess data $0.10/MB.
Business customers can purchase the Samsung GALAXY Note 3 on $80 Business Performance Plan with an $8 per month handset repayment for 24 months when you stay connected for 24 months, with $800 worth of included calls and MMS, unlimited SMS and 1.5GB of data, all to standard Australian numbers (excludes use overseas) each month. Min cost $2,122 ($88/mth) and 2 minute standard call is $2.38, excess data $0.10/MB.
Samsung GALAXY Note 3 will also be available to be purchased outright in Telstra stores for $912 RRP and GALAXY Gear will be available in Telstra stores for $369 RRP.
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