Nokia Lumia Windows Phones headed to Optus and VirginMobile

The Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 Windows Phones became available for pre-order today (or was it yesterday?) through the Australian wireless carrier Optus. Plans range from $19 to $79 with varying features and if you're in the market for either Windows Phone, WPDownUnder has worked up a rather detailed analysis (opens in new tab) of each plan. Pre-orders placed by February 26th will ship on March 1st.

VirginMobile, who will be offering the Lumia 710, has yet to release plan pricing and details. It has also been confirmed that select Nokia partners in Australia will have an unlocked version of the Lumia 710 available in March that will be compatible with Telstra's and Vodafone's 3G networks.

March seems to be shaping up to be a big month in Australia for the Nokia Lumia line of Windows Phones.

Source: WPDownUnder (opens in new tab); thanks, Sheeds, for the tip!

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • I wonder if this means its possible virgin mobile in Canada will get them too. Lets hope so :D
  • What would you recommend between the Lumia 710, Omnia W and HTC Radar?
  • isn't Virgin Mobile just a pre-paid division of Sprint? Doesn't that mean Sprint will also be offering Te Lumia?!
  • In the US, not Australia
  • Ahhhh man I though VM USA would get a WP7 :(have a friend on it)
  • Sorry folks - had a couple of errors in the calculation fields of the BYO offer in the linked PDF / spreadsheet.  Version 2 (and some layout changes) is here: