- Mar 26, 2014
I hate being bogged down by a contract and I'm always scared of losing my job, so I'd rather be safe than sorry.
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I prefer prepaid, and I bought my current phone (P8 Lite 2017) cash, but high-end phones are too damn expensive to buy cash at the moment.
Prepaid, it allows me to buy what phones I want with a variety of choices. Prepaid also allows me to buy older Phones. Contracts would be nice if there were more phone choices to choose from instead of sticking with popular phones that sell, pus I don't use a phone enough for a contract. It would also be nice if contracts still offer 2 -3 years older premium phones instead of always the latest one.
I don't know about the rest, but Telkom has plenty of older devices available on contract. Remember that some 'phones advertised as 'New!' are just 'new to South Africa', and may actually be 1+ years old in reality. Not saying that it will necessarily be reflected in the contract price, but just always be sure to do your research & actually always check exactly what the specs are of the device on offer.
I have checked Telkom's website, they don't have Samsung Galaxy S7 or S8 or Sony Xperia Z5. They do have Samsung S9, I did spoke to the salesman, they told me they only stock phones from 2017 - 2019 and when a new one is launched in SA, they will start removing the old stock. I always research the phone first on google before buying. It's always the popular brands like Samsung, iphone, Huawei or Xiomi. I don't always like popular brand and follow what everyone is buying. No Google, Lack of Sony models, No Asus, etc.