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Telecom customers first in queue for a Samsung Galaxy S5

Telecom customers first in queue for a Samsung Galaxy S5 - preloaded with Spotify

Telecom today announced that its customers can be among the first in the country to buy the new Samsung Galaxy S5 - pre-loaded with Spotify - with pre-orders of the device opening up on its website today ahead of its April launch.

Telecom’s Chief Operating Officer, Jason Paris said that “With fast 4G and free national WiFi, Telecom’s mobile network is the perfect match for Samsung’s newest flagship device – which has some phenomenal features.

“Our new partnership with global music giant Spotify also means that customers on eligible mobile plans and prepaid packs will from day one have 20 million tracks at their fingertips.

“To make it easy for them to get started on Spotify we’ve preloaded the Spotify app on the S5 for the very first time – we think this is a fantastic bonus for our customers.”

The Galaxy S5 has an RRP of $1,099 and will be available on any Telecom Ultra Mobile plan $39 and above on pre-order. Customers can also take advantage of Telecom’s Interest Free payment option by splitting the cost of the device over 12 or 24-months in addition to joining any Pay Monthly plan.

By securing their personal pre-ordered device at customers should expect to receive their Galaxy S5 on the day of launch.

Notes to editors
1. Customer access to 4G
To access Telecom 4G, customers need to be in a 4G coverage area, to have a 4G-capable phone that has been enabled to work on the Telecom 4G network, and to have a Telecom 4G SIM card in that phone.

2. Free WiFi
Telecom’s WiFi network gives mobile customers on selected prepay packs and pay-monthly plans up to 1GB of mobile data a day over more than 700 hotspots nationwide, with the network growing all the time. More information can be found at

3. Spotify eligibility for Telecom customers
All Telecom customers who use the $29 Ultra Mobile prepaid value pack, or who are signed up to the $59 monthly Ultra Mobile plan or higher, will receive a Spotify Premium subscription (RRP $12.99 per month) at no additional cost. Existing customers on these plans qualify automatically for the subscription.

4. Samsung Galaxy S5 on pre-order
The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available in colours, Charcoal Black and Shimmery White for purchase on pre-order. All customers that complete their pre-order by 4 April will have their device delivered to them on the day of launch.

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