Samsung and Optus launch netbook offering for $0 upfront

24-month contract will give users either 2G or 5G downloads per month, starting at $49.95

Samsung, in partnership with Optus, has brought the Samsung NC10 to the Australian market.

The netbook is available under one of two plans - My Wireless Netbook 2GB for $49.99 per month and the My Wireless Netbook 5GB for $69.99 per month for a minimum 24-month contract. A 10.2-inch notebook, the NC10 will be available exclusively to Optus customers.

In a statement, national product and marketing manager of Samsung Australia IT division, Emmanuele Silanesu, said the arrangement was the first time the vendor had partnered with a telecommunications provider.

“By leveraging our existing relationship with Optus, together we have succeeded in delivering an all-in-one solution,” Silanesu said in the release.

Both plans offer customers the Samsung NC10 netbook computer with an embedded Optus Wireless Broadband (OWB) service that works on the Optus dual band (900/2100MHz) mobile network.