iPad deals in SA compared

A number of South African retailers offer the iPad 3 and iPad 2 on contract

FNB iPad 3 for R205

There are a number of options when buying an iPad on contract in South Africa, for those who may not want to buy it outright.

The third generation of Apple’s iPad launched in SA on 27 April 2012, and as with its predecessor it is available on Vodacom, MTN, and Cell C contracts at certain Apple resellers in SA.

Resellers such as Game, Nashua, and FNB also have contract deals available for the older 16GB iPad 2 at a lower monthly price than its iPad 3 equivalent.

A large number of retailers have the iPad 3 available, though all of them don’t necessarily list the contract deals they offer online. Digicape, FNB, Game, iStore, and Nashua do list their contract deals, however.

The table below compares the contract deals on offer for Wi-Fi only iPads:

Wi-Fi only iPad deals iPad 3 16GB iPad 3 32GB iPad 3 64GB
RRP R4,999 R5,999 R6,999
FNB* R205 N/A N/A
Vodacom Std My Gig 1 @ Digicape R339 R389 R429
Vodacom Std My Gig 2 @ Digicape R389 R439 R479
MTN 2GB @ iStore R349 R389 R439
* Excludes account fees: R97 p/m for Gold, R120 p/m for Platinum and Private Clients

The iStore and Digicape websites do indicate that the contract deals expired in April or June 2012, but iStore’s call centre confirmed that the fine print on its website was just out of date.

According to the call centre agent, the iStore he contacted to confirm the availability of the contracts informed him that their deals would be valid until about October.

The following table looks at deals on Wi-Fi + 3G iPads:

Wi-Fi + 3G iPad deals iPad 3 16GB iPad 3 32GB iPad 3 64GB iPad 2 16GB
RRP R6,299 R7,299 R8,299 R5,299
Vodacom Std My Gig 1 @ iStore R379 R419 R469 N/A
Vodacom Std My Gig 1 @ Game N/A N/A N/A R349
Vodacom Std My Gig 2 @ iStore R429 R469 R519 N/A
Vodacom Std My Gig 2 @ Nashua R449 R499 R539 R399
MTN 2GB @ iStore R389 R429 R469 N/A
MTN 2GB @ Nashua R429 R469 N/A R369
Cell C 2GB @ Nashua R399 R449 R479 N/A
FNB* R259 R299 R339 R219
* Excludes account fees: R97 p/m for Gold, R120 p/m for Platinum and Private Clients

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