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Get the Apple Watch Series 7 for free with Optus plans for iPhone

With the next iPhone likely to be unveiled in just a few months, telecom carriers are finally offering a discount on the 2021 iPhone 13 series – or in the case of Optus, adding some unbeatable plan extras. Get the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max on an eligible Optus plan, and you’ll get the wearable Apple Watch Series 7 absolutely free.

If the iPhone isn’t for you, Optus is also offering a similar deal on any Samsung Galaxy S22 series smartphone. Customers who bring home the premium Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ or Galaxy S22 Ultra with an Optus plan can claim a free Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch to pair with their device.

Apple Watch Series 7. Source: Apple

Both Optus deals are worth considering if you’re looking for a phone and watch combo, with a potential saving of up to $749 if you’re interested in the Apple Watch Series 7. However, you’ll have to browse a few- one. hoops to qualify, which we’ve broken down below.

How to claim your free Apple Watch Series 7

Optus customers who purchase one of the four iPhone 13 variants on an Optus plan will be eligible for a free Apple Watch, but you’ll need to pick up your phone with a 24 or 36 month device payment plan. This spreads the cost of your phone over 24 or 36 months of equal installments, although you still pay the same price for your phone as a whole.

Once you’ve chosen your iPhone 13 model and payment period, you’ll then need to pair your phone with one of Optus’ five Choice Plus SIM-only postpaid plans. Check those boxes and you can add the Apple Watch Series 7 to your account for $0 per month, but there’s one final catch. You’ll also need to add Optus’ $10 watch promo plan, which gives you 1GB of data to use with your watch each month, plus Optus number sharing.

You can do this by calling Optus at 1300 565 241, or speak to a sales expert via Optus’ online chat. Sign up for the Watch Promo Plan for 24 or 36 months, and your Watch reimbursements will be reduced to zero for the duration of your Promo Plan. However, if you cancel your promotional plan early, the discount will be forfeited, so you’ll have to pro-rate the remaining cost of your smartwatch.

Customers can choose from the 41mm Apple Watch Series 7 (RRP $749) or the larger 45mm variant (RRP $799), however, if you opt for the 45mm version, you’ll need to pay $50 off. more to cover the price difference. Optus is offering one free watch per iPhone 13 device, with a maximum of five per Optus account.

This offer is available to new customers and new Optus customers from now until August 18, 2022, unless previously withdrawn. To see how Optus’ iPhone 13 plans stack up, check out the table below.

The following table shows a range of 24-month plans for the iPhone 13 128GB as published in Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from lowest to highest, then by allowance of data, from largest to smallest. Use our phone plan comparison tool to compare plans from multiple carriers. This is a selection of products with links to a reference partner.

The following table shows a range of 24-month plans for the iPhone 13 Mini 128GB as published in Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from lowest to highest, then by allowance of data, from largest to smallest. Use our phone plan comparison tool to compare plans from multiple carriers. This is a selection of products with links to a reference partner.

The following table shows a range of 24-month plans for the 128GB iPhone 13 Pro as published in Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from lowest to highest, then by allowance of data, from largest to smallest. Use our phone plan comparison tool to compare plans from multiple carriers. This is a selection of products with links to a reference partner.

The following table shows a range of 24-month plans for the iPhone 13 Pro Max 128GB as published in Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from lowest to highest, then by data allocation, from largest to smallest. Use our phone plan comparison tool to compare plans from multiple carriers. This is a selection of products with links to a reference partner.


Related: iPhone 13 review: another stellar Apple smartphone


Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 in Rose Gold
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. Source: Samsung

How to claim your free Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Android enthusiasts can also grab the same deal with the Samsung Galaxy S22 line and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. Again, you’ll need to buy your Galaxy S22 on either a 24 or 36 month Optus device payment plan, link upgrade it to an Optus Choice Plus SIM plan and add a $10 Optus Watch promo plan for the same refund period – you can do this by calling 1300 565 241or using Optus live chat.

Follow the steps and you’ll be eligible for $0 refunds on the $499 Galaxy Watch 4, 40mm. If you prefer the larger 44mm variant, you’ll have to pay an additional $50. Whichever option you choose, you’ll need to stay logged in for 24 or 36 months or your discount will be forfeited.

This offer is available to new customers and new customers until August 7, 2022, with one watch available per Samsung Galaxy S22 device. If you want to compare Samsung Galaxy S22 prices before committing, you can browse the options in the table below.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plans

The following table shows some published 24-month plans for the Galaxy S22 based on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, highest to lowest. Use our cell phone plan comparison tool to see a wider range of plans from other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a reference partner.

Samsung Galaxy S22+ Plans

The following table shows some published 24-month plans for the Galaxy S22+ based on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, highest to lowest. Use our cell phone plan comparison tool to see a wider range of plans from other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a reference partner.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Plans

The following table shows some published 24-month plans for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra based on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, highest to lowest. Use our cell phone plan comparison tool to see a wider range of plans from other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a reference partner.


Related: Samsung Galaxy S22 review: A pocket powerhouse


Is Optus’ free watch offer a good deal?

While these deals may get you a new Apple Watch or Galaxy Watch with no device payment, you’ll still need to pay $10 per month for your promotional Watch plan in order to qualify. If you’re buying on a 24-month plan, that means you’ll spend $240 on your Watch plan, plus the cost of your new smartphone and Optus mobile plan.

However, it’s still cheaper overall than buying either laptop. You can save up to $509 on the Apple Watch Series 7 and $259 on the Galaxy Watch 4, even with the $10 Watch promo plan cost applied. So if you’re on the hunt for a phone upgrade and want to add a smartwatch to match, Optus’ offer could result in significant savings over buying your wearable.