Virgin Mobile reaches for the 4G Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy S III 4G available to pre-order now through Virgin Mobile

The Samsung Galaxy S III 4G, as advertised on the Virgin Mobile Web site.

The Samsung Galaxy S III 4G, as advertised on the Virgin Mobile Web site.

Virgin Mobile has announced the impending launch of Samsung's new Galaxy S III 4G phone, with expected availability in "late September".

How fast is the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G on Optus?

The Galaxy S III 4G was officially announced by Samsung this week. It is virtually identical to the regular, 3G version with the exception of LTE 1800MHz network capability. This crucial LTE network band allows the Galaxy S III 4G to work on both the Optus and Telstra 4G networks in Australia.

Virgin Mobile, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), uses the Optus network in Australia and therefore offers the same network coverage. Yesterday, Optus officially launched its 4G network in Sydney, Perth and Newcastle with 4G services in Melbourne starting from September 15.

"We know our customers use their phones more than ever for data and this launch will provide our customers with faster downloads and seriously quick mobile internet," said David Scribner, Virgin Mobile's marketing director. "The launch of 4G is another step in delivering on our commitment to a fair go for all."

Like Optus, Virgin Mobile will only sell the "titanium grey" variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G. The company says the Galaxy S III 4G will be available in "late September" and promises to ship the phone to customers who pre-order "as soon as it's in stock."

Virgin will sell the Galaxy S III 4G smartphone on five post-paid plans, including the hero offer of $7 per month on the Fair Go Bro $59 plan over 24 months, a total of $66 per month. This plan includes $700 of call credit, 3GB of data, unlimited text messages and free voicemail.

Virgin will sell the Galaxy S III 4G on a total of five (5) post-paid contract plans.
Virgin will sell the Galaxy S III 4G on a total of five (5) post-paid contract plans.

The Samsung Galaxy S III 4G will become the first smartphone to launch on the new Optus 4G network in mid-September. It will then be available through Telstra sometime in October.

Related content

How fast is the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G on Optus?
Samsung Galaxy S III 4G preview
Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G
Samsung Galaxy S III 4G coming to Optus, Telstra
Samsung Galaxy S III review
Optus 4G network goes live (+ maps, plans, images)
No 4G Galaxy S III, no problem, says Samsung
Telstra: 4G will serve 66 per cent of Australia by mid-2013

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

PC World
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Bitdefender 2019

This Holiday Season, protect yourself and your loved ones with the best. Buy now for Holiday Savings!

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?