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iPhone goes on sale in South Africa

updated 01:15 pm EDT, Fri September 26, 2008

iPhone out in South Africa

The iPhone 3G is now officially on sale in South Africa. As announced, the phone is being carried there through Vodacom (Vodafone), which is selling 8 and 16GB phones at prices starting from R1,799 and R2,899, respectively. These prices apply only to the iPhone 500S package however, and increase if people choose a cheaper contract option. All contracts last two years.

The 500S plan costs R925 per month, and grants users 500 minutes of talk time. The 240 plan (R595) scales down to 240 minutes, and the 120S option (R450) is of course limited to 120 minutes. All contracts include 100 texts and just 250MB of data, with an overage rate of R1.50 per megabyte.

iPhones are said to be unlocked in the region, but a prepaid phone costs R6,389 for 8GB, and R7,569 for 16GB.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. Dries

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Joke

    This is extremely expensive. I live in South Africa, and compared to blackberry and HTC pricepoints, this is really not well priced.

    USD equiv would be: $800 for 8Gig w*** contract and $950 16Gig
    "Cheap contract" = $55 per month, with 120 mins and 100 text messages and 250! MB of data. Then Handset is $275 (8) and 412 (16). On top of that, we pay about $0.20 per minute following the initial 120 mins.

    So - all in all, really expensive, and this in a country where the GDP per capita is about $5000.

    Apple should have squeezed the opportunistic and ridiculous cell phone boys club here.

    Alas - I'll probably pay up as my HTC touch has nearly gotten me into car accidents as I try to make a phonecall with the stylus whilst driving!! (Win Mobile is REALLY bad)

  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    I think...

    I think this is geared towards 3 markets. Travelers, well to do natives, and biz owners.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    F/S: New/Unlocked iPhones

    We are registered Company and the leading dealers in electronics and we do have 3G Apple iPhones 8GB and 16GB in stock for sale at US$400 and US$500 respectively.

    Our iPhones are all Brand New/Unlocked,and in the latest firmware version..

    We also give good discounts for more than a unit purchase and also free items..

    BUY 2 UNITS 3G 8GB FOR JUST US$750
    BUY 2 UNITS 3G 16GB FOR JUST US$900
    (INCLUDING A FREE IPHONE)

    OLD GENERATION IPHONES
    Apple iPhone 4GB...US$200
    Apple iPhone 8GB...US$300
    Apple iPhone 16GB..US$400

    WE ALSO HAVE NOKIA PHONES, HTC PHONES, AND OTHER BRANDS OF MOBILES INCLUDING IPODS.

    Email: supreme.iphones@hotmail.com
    supreme.iphoneworld@gmail.com

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