I bought an iPhone 5 from overseas. Works like a charm on Vodacom . I have all the features but not the SMS function: I can receive messages but can not send from my phone. Not a big issue. Having the iPhone 5 in hands is so much of a different experience than what one can see on the net and magazines. The built quality is faultless. The navigation system works well and the 3D rendering in maps is great. It replaced my iPhone 4. The issues between iOS and Android I just don't want to get into. I am using both systems. I have a Samsung galaxy SIII and it just fades in comparison in terms of built quality. A lot of the features in the SIII are more gimmicky than really useful. And my professional apps on the iPhone are just so much better. I hope it gets released soon in South Africa. From earlier posts it seemed it would be available either end November or early December. And seriously I don't see why Vodacom takes so much time testing the device . Mine has got NO issue so far apart from the one described above, the model is the A 1429 GSM model.