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They're doing a pretty good job of that already, I can just barely afford my phone bill.Vodafone last week announced that they are aiming to push the limits of affordability
Translation: Expect it to cost about R500. They'll use the same "exchange rates" (lol) that make $480 phones cost R6500 or more here.“Vodafone announced unsubsidised prices starting at 'below' US$15 [R108 at 1 USD = 7.18224 ZAR]. The pricing in SA is exchange rate dependent and hasn't been confirmed.
It could be, if only they weren't so interested in screwing over the disconnected masses. And the connected ones for that matter. They're going to use their Magic Exchange Rates™ I mentioned above, to make it cost more.This has got to be better than Vodacom's "enabling the disconnected masses" with silly webTV deals! Hopefully we see more handsets that are in use in places like India. I saw a solar charge phone available there some time ago.
All I was thinking when I saw them was "cheap colour touchscreen" for tinkering with Buy it, take it apart, use the bits.