On the flipside, the Z can already be pre-ordered from Telstra in three color options, all of which will be bringing you a nice bonus as well. No matter if you choose the black, white or online exclusive purple version, Australia’s number one carrier will be throwing in a free Sony wireless NFC speaker (normally worth $129).
You can only order the Z with contracts for now, but thankfully you have plenty of choices to go around. The S plan is the most convenient, having a monthly fee of $63 and including unlimited texts and 1 GB of data. The M, L and XL will require heftier $80, $100 and $130 monthly payments, but of course they’ll come with more data as well (ranging from 1.5 to 3 GB).
In all four cases, Telstra offers the Xperia Z with no upfront payment, but the overall 24-month costs will still reach a minimum of $1,512 (the S plan) or a whopping $3,120 (the XL).
Meanwhile, Vodafone and Optus, the other two networks expected to carry Sony’s flagship, are yet to announce something specific on release dates or pricing. Which probably means they’ll not start shipping the Z until April after all.