Vodacom launches the Samsung Galaxy S4 in SA
The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be offered on a special deal at R429 per month on a Smart S plan that includes 75 Anytime minutes, 75 MB Mobile Internet and 150 Anytime Text. Only with Vodacom can customers get this smartphone with additional benefits which include: double the data on Mobile Internet for the first 2 months of the contract, free Voicemail 2 SMS for 3 months valued at R35 per month and free in-store set up from the Vodacom crew.
Phil Patel, Chief Officer of Vodacom's Consumer Business Unit commented: "Our customers have been looking forward to Samsung's flagship smartphone and now they can experience this iconic phone which is available on a range of Smart plans that is best suited
to meet their needs. These plans offer customers loads of data to browse the Internet and will ensure that they enjoy the ultimate mobile experience. We're also looking forward to launch the LTE version in the next few months, adding to our range of LTE devices which will provide an improved customer experience with much faster network speeds."
The handset will also be available on the following plans which include double the data on Mobile Internet for the first 2 months of the contract and free Voicemail 2 SMS for 3 months valued at R35 per month.
Monthly subscription (including BlackBerry Q10 smartphone)
|R469||R499||R649||R799||R999||R1 599||R1 999|
|*Additional data||250MB||250MB||250MB||250MB||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Terms and conditions apply.
*In addition to double the Mobile Internet bundle for the first two months of the contract, customers on the Smart S, M, L and XL plans will receive an additional 250MB of data.
The recommended prepaid price is R8 999 - pricing may vary at retail stores.
The Galaxy S4 has the world's first Full HD Super AMOLED display to showcase images at their very best. Its 5-inch large screen has 441ppi for stunning viewing quality and it is equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera. The handset boasts a number of new and innovative features including; Dual Shot - allowing both rear and front cameras to take simultaneous photos and videos; Group Play - where users can enjoy music, photos, documents and games with those around them without even requiring a Wi-Fi AP or cellular signal; Samsung Smart Pause - enables users to control the screen by where they look. When watching a video, the video pauses when looking away then it starts right up again when looking back; and S-Translator that will make international travel a joy - S Translator provides
instant translation from speech to text and text to speech. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available in Black and White.
"We believe that the Samsung Galaxy S4's innovation will set a benchmark for smartphone devices in the local market. It is a best-in-class smartphone designed to make life richer, simpler and fuller and developed to redefine the way we live," says Craige Fleischer,Director of Mobile Communications at Samsung South Africa. "The S4 boasts premium hardware technology and sophisticated software - and this, coupled with Samsung's value added services and holistic lifestyle eco-system, is sure to see the brand meet yet another milestone in local smartphone success."
For further information customers can contact customer care on 111 free from a Vodacom phone or 082 111 from any other phone or e-mail email@example.com
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