Vodacom South Africa announced that iPhone 3G will be available through Vodaworld, Midrand from 00:00 on 26 September 2008.
The iPhone 3G will be available to both Vodacom’s Prepaid and Contract customers in all major cities, from participating Vodacom outlets, across South Africa.
iPhone 3G combines all the features of iPhone plus 3G networking, built-in GPS for expanded location-based mobile services and iPhone 2.0 software which runs thousands of third party applications available through the Apple App Store and includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
Vodacom will be making iPhone 3G available to all Prepaid and Contract customers. Contract customers can choose between Vodacom’s new iPhone 120s, iPhone 240 and iPhone 500s Contract packages to get the iPhone 3G at special prices, with competitive tariffs for voice, SMS and data.
Depending on the choice of package, iPhone 3G is available from just R1799 for the 8GB model on an iPhone 500s package, or from R2899 for the 16GB model on the same package.
Prepaid customers can purchase the 8GB iPhone 3G for a cash price of R6389.00 and a 16GB iPhone 3G for a cash price of R7569.00.
Contract customers will be offered up to 250 MB data, as well 100 SMSs included in the price of the relevant iPhone 3G package. All Vodacom’s iPhone 3G packages make provision for domestic call tariffs and once the plan’s monthly limit for data usage has been exceeded, data usage will be charged at R1.50 per MB and standard SMS rates will apply.
“We are delighted to offer our customers the revolutionary iPhone 3G.” said Shameel Joosub, Managing Director, Vodacom South Africa. “With iPhone 3G we can further fulfill our strategy to deliver compelling and engaging internet services via mobile, to our customers. With special data tariffs to make browsing the Internet economical, Vodacom customers will have a great experience and excellent value tariff packages.”
All Vodacom South Africa customers can continue to register on the Vodacom website to receive exclusive information about the new iPhone 3G.