Vodacom as part of its commitment to democratising access to the Internet has introduced four new best value for money devices to its own branded range of Smart devices at its head office in Midrand today.
In adding the latest range of high quality smart devices both for 3G and 4G networks, Vodacom plans to make it more affordable for anyone to get connected to the Internet with best value for money power packed smartphones and tablets. Vodacom branded cellphones made the top 10 list in the 2015 Sunday Times Top brands award.
Vodacom Chief Commercial Officer, Godfrey Motsa says: “Historically, we sold more non-smartphones; now Smart devices have surpassed non-smartphones as best sellers. We have approximately 12 million active smartphones on our network up from 9 million a year ago. The average amount of data used per smartphone in South Africa increased 24.8% to 408 MB per month. The contributors to the uptake of smart devices and increasing data consumption are more affordable smart devices, wider coverage and our integrated plans which offer data bundles at competitive prices, enabling more and more people to connect to the Internet.”
He says: “Equipment revenue grew by 13.8%, as a result of the increase in smart device sales (smartphones, tablets and modems). Smart devices accounted for 58.0% of equipment sold. This is in line with our strategy of putting smart data capable devices into the hands of more customers.”
Speaking on the devices, Vodacom’s Managing Executive for Terminals, Davide Tacchino said: “Since August 2014, we sold over 2.1 million Vodacom branded handsets and tablets. It’s no secret South Africans are data hungry and there is an increasing need for smart devices. I’m confident that our own branded smart range partnered with our propositions and world-class network is well positioned to provide the best mobile experience to customers.”
Tacchino also added that the branded range of devices has been extended to compete in all categories not only the entry level smartphone and tablet category.
The pricing information and specifications are as follows:
Vodacom Smart Ultra 6 - smartphone
Description: 5.5” Full HD IPS display, Octa-core chipset, Android 5.0 Lollipop and 13MP premium rear camera and 5MP front
Prepaid: R3 199
Postpaid: Vodacom Smart Ultra 6 + 1GB data x 3 months + Top Dog voucher @ R199 per month on the uChoose Flexi 110
Vodacom Smart Grand - entry 5” smartphone
Description: 5” TN FWVGA, MTK6580M, Quad core 1.3 GHz CPU, Android 5.1 Lollipop
Prepaid: R1 099
Postpaid: Vodacom Smart Grand 6 black + m-pesa card + Top dog @ R89 per month on the uChoose Flexi 55
Vodacom Smart Speed - entry LTE smartphone
Description: 4.5inch Full Wide VGA display with 854x480 pixel resolution, and Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5MP camera
Prepaid: R1 299
Postpaid: Vodacom Smart Speed 6 black + m-pesa card + Top dog voucher @ R99 per month on the uChoose Flexi 55
Vodacom Power Tab 10 - 10” tablet
Description: 10.1” IPS WXGA, 10 point multi-touch, MTK 8311, Dual core 1.3GHz CPU, Android 5.1 Lollipop
Prepaid: R1 799
Postpaid: Vodacom Power Tab with Bluetooth keyboard + Top dog voucher @ R99 per month on the 250MB Data Price plan
For more information customers can contact customer care on 111 from a Vodacom cellphone or 082 111 from any other phone.
082 998 0428
About Vodacom Group
Vodacom Group Limited (Vodacom) is an African mobile communications company providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 60 million customers. From its roots in South Africa, Vodacom has grown its operations to include networks in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and Lesotho and provides business services to customers in over 40 African countries.
Vodacom is majority owned by Vodafone, the world’s largest mobile communications company by revenue, and is listed on the JSE Limited under the symbol VOD.