R's S3 is almost pristine and he is happy to keep his. Mine is battered, scratched and chipped. It has slowed down, the battery flattens quickly. It has done hard yards not as a phone or a text machine, but as an MP3 player, a modem, a news reader and as a general internet browser.
I don't want the flashy Samsung 6 Edge. Just the more practical Samsung 6. I could buy it online very cheaply but apparently such phones may not be quite Australian, which can make a difference. I almost got burnt once before by buying a previous phone online.
My phone company won't come to the party with a good price. They want me to enter a new contract and pay a lot more than my $20 a month. If I buy the phone outright, I can stay on my present plant, which I am happy with. To buy a phone outright, Telstra want an outrageous price, as does Samsung itself.
The best prices I can find at a shop is at Officeworks.
I don't mind being a bit behind and perhaps I should buy the still available Samsung S5 for $629. But then for only $239 more at $868 I can have a new S6?
Such a dilemma and I have prevaricated for a couple of months now and R is making groaning noises whenever I bring it up.
So phooey on Telstra for treating a life long customer like a new18 year old customer and not giving me or us a good deal on a new phone. And I have news for Telstra that they may find a little disturbing. It now costs us pretty well $120 per month for 200gb of data for cable internet, pretty well free land line and calls and an entertainment package through a box that we found useless and disconnected it (it made our bill cheaper to take the entertainment package). $70 for fibre internet as against $120 for cable internet is very tempting. Be afraid Tesltra, be very afraid.