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Thread: Cheapest prepaid mobile phone deals in SA

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    Cheapest prepaid cellphone deals in SA

    Sub-R100 cellphones are becoming more prevalent in the South African market. Here are a few of the deals.

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    Greatest problem with cheap phones is not the lack of features but the lack of quality.
    Calls are hard to hear and the microphone is also cheap.
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    ....Makro is offering consumers a Samsung E1801T mobile phone on Cell C for R99. The same phone costs R189 when bought from Vodacom, clearly showing the value of this deal.
    As usual Vodacom is trying their best to rip us off.

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    Are these phones locked to the network or can you put another network’s sim in them ?

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    The really silly thing is the they can sell an entire phone for less than R 100.00 but Vodashop charges R 400.00 for a micro-usb cable.

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    Mine was R150 and it sports a color screen, fake call, full sms functionality and a keypad lock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper2110 View Post
    Are these phones locked to the network or can you put another network’s sim in them ?
    cellular phones cannot be locked to any network
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    Quote Originally Posted by viper2110 View Post
    Are these phones locked to the network or can you put another network’s sim in them ?
    My Daughter bought a R99.95 MTN phone from PEP for her maid. It happily accepts a Vodacom SIM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadutoit View Post
    The really silly thing is the they can sell an entire phone for less than R 100.00 but Vodashop charges R 400.00 for a micro-usb cable.
    As always: Buyer Beware!!!

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    What phone was that advertised a while ago.

    It was simple, large black and white screen, was the most simplistic yet sexy phone, ultra light also.

    Geez Im sure that one should be cheap and asthetically appealing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mbuzi View Post
    cellular phones cannot be locked to any network
    Yes they can, Voda and MTN used to do it back when cell phones just started becoming popular. I don't think they do it anymore in South Africa but a lot of the networks in the UK and US lock the phones to their networks.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIM_lock

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    Quote Originally Posted by grim View Post
    Yes they can, Voda and MTN used to do it back when cell phones just started becoming popular. I don't think they do it anymore in South Africa but a lot of the networks in the UK and US lock the phones to their networks.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIM_lock
    In SA I think there is an Act prohibiting such practice, can someone confirm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mbuzi View Post
    In SA I think there is an Act prohibiting such practice, can someone confirm?
    Jip there is a law against it. It's the only thing Icasa did right in the last 10 years.

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    pity they don't force the same on 3g modems.

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    When are the prices of smartphones coming down by atleast 1%?

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