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Exactly in the same boat as you, getting my Note 8 on September 16 last year when it released with Telstra. I assume most other Note 8 users will be similar too! Prior to this, we got stuffed around by the Note 7.
If the post pre-order deal is not that great ($129 for 60GB/m) I will probably consider selling the Note 8, pre-ordering Note 9 through another supplier, and riding out the 24 month contract to weigh up my options with other providers / BYO mobile later. I seem to have a lot more reception and speed issues on Telstra compared to my wife with Vodafone.
It would be nice if Telstra can offer a waiver deal for customers who are just about to reach 'New Phone Feeling', otherwise this Note 9 could hurt them.
I'm in the same boat. Pre-ordered Note8 last year, but they told me on the weekend I cannot get early upgrade to Note9 due to having to wait out the 12 month condition of the current NFP terms.
They let customers who wanted the iPhoneX get around this when it was released.
Why can't Telstra let Samsung users upgrade early????
Oh god, just starting a lease plan on the Note 9 and planning to take advantage of the "New phone feeling" 12 months from now to move the Note 10 on launch.. never thought about this being a problem.
Figured there's a new Note device released every 12 months, new phone feeling is every 12 months, should work out nicely. Now if the launch shifts by a week or two the following year you can get screwed out of all of the pre-order benefits? Damn
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