My wife has a Samsung Z540 and although she has had it for 3 months it is still not supported by Vodacom. I was told by Vodacom support that the phone was still in testing and the network would be up dated soon – this was shortly after she got the phone.
The call package that best suits my calling patterns is a weekender. However, the phone best suited to my business needs, which is the dominant deciding factor for me, is one with substantial pda capabilities as well as high speed internet access. The phone therefore would be a Nokia N80. The only problem is that Vodacom does not cater for this combination. Depending on service provider I have been quoted an excess payment of R1800 to R2500. Why is it then that new Vodacom customers going to Vodaworld can get the phone free on the weekender contract? Similarly, MTN offers the phone free on its comparable contract.
Since my contract ends next month and MNP comes in next month, I will be moving to MTN and taking my six year old 082 number with me, unless of course Vodacom addresses these issues in a reasonable manner.