Best smartphone, tablet deals – banks vs mobile operators

Standard Bank recently unveiled its mobile device deals, offering its clients Apple and Samsung devices. Here is how their prices stack up against their competitors.

By - March 24, 2014
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Standard Bank recently unveiled its new mobile deals, offering its banking clients iPads, iPhones, Macbooks, Samsung Galaxy S4 & Samsung Note smartphones, and Samsung Galaxy Tabs.

Standard Bank is offering these devices to clients on a 24-month contract, or as a once-off payment.

The latest Standard Bank mobile device deals take aim at FNB and Absa, which are offering a range of devices to their subscribers.

These deals are also competing against the mobile operators, who typically bundle airtime and data with their packages.

The following table shows how Standard Bank’s deals stacks up against some of its competitors.

Mobile device deals
Company Device Cash price 24 month contract
Standard Bank Apple iPad Air 16GB R8,299 R346
FNB Apple iPad Air 16GB R349
Absa/Telkom Mobile Apple iPad Air 16GB, SmartInternet 2.5GB R391
Vodacom Apple iPad Air 16GB, 1GB of data per month R399
Cell C Apple iPad Air 16GB, Smartdata 1GB R569
Standard Bank Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display 16GB R6,989 R291
Absa/Telkom Mobile Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display 16GB, SmartInternet 2.5GB R291
Vodacom Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display 16GB, 1GB of data per month R299
FNB Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display 16GB R309
Standard Bank Apple iPhone 5S 16GB R10,750 R448
MTN Apple iPhone 5S 16GB, MTNChoice 100 calls, SMSes and data R449
FNB Apple iPhone 5S 16GB R455
Vodacom Apple iPhone 5S 16GB, SmartS calls, SMSes and data R469
Cell C Apple iPhone 5S 16GB, Straight Up 100 calls, SMSes and data R479
Absa/Telkom Mobile Apple iPhone 5S 16GB, Smartplan 100 calls, SMSes and data R520
MTN Apple iPhone 5C 16GB, MTNChoice 50 calls, SMSes and data R299
Standard Bank Apple iPhone 5C 16GB R9,050 R377
FNB Apple iPhone 5C 16GB R385
Vodacom Apple iPhone 5C 16GB, SmartS calls, SMSes and data R399
Cell C Apple iPhone 5C 16GB, Straight Up 100 calls, SMSes and data R399
Standard Bank Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB R7,600 R317
FNB Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB R319
Absa/Telkom Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB, Smartplan 50 calls, SMSes and data R335
Cell C Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB, Straight Up 100 calls, SMSes and data R389
Vodacom Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB, SmartS calls, SMSes and data R399
MTN Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB, MTNChoice 100 calls, SMSes and data R399
Standard Bank Samsung Galaxy Note 3 R8,600 R358
FNB Samsung Galaxy Note 3 R365
Vodacom Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE, SmartS calls, SMSes and data R449
MTN Samsung Galaxy Note 3, MTNChoice 100 calls, SMSes and data R449
Cell C Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Straight Up 100 calls, SMSes and data R449
Absa/Telkom Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Smartplan 100 calls, SMSes and data R490

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